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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

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Former Pakistani PM’s son arrested


September 14th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani was arrested Friday from the gate of the Supreme Court while he was on his ... Read more...

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Former Egypt PM jailed for corruption


September 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) A court in the Egyptian capital has sentenced former prime minister Ahmed Nazif to three years in prison for corruption, BBC reported Thursday.Nazif, who was prime ... Read more...

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BJP blames Sonia, PM for parliament stalemate


September 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday slammed the Congress over its attack on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), saying that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should answer ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh: BJP got kickbacks in NRHM project in Himachal


September 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National ... Read more...

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Nepal gets new army chief


September 9th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) Acting Nepal Army chief Lt. Gen. Gaurav Shumsher Rana Sunday formally took over as chief following compulsory retirement of outgoing army chief Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.Rana ... Read more...

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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

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Former internal security czar Arun Nehru faces graft charge


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) He was at one time the powerful boss of India's internal security establishment, close to prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Today Arun Nehru, who has been ... Read more...

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Zardari, Manmohan meeting a mere ritual: Pakistani daily


September 1st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Pakistan has to "dispel the impression that the procrastination of the Mumbai suspects' trial is on purpose", said a leading Pakistani daily that described President ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP for walkout from 2G JPC (second lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday walked out from a meeting of ... Read more...

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BJP members walk out of 2G JPC (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday walked out from a meeting of ... Read more...

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BJP members walk out of 2G parliamentary committee


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday walked out from a meeting of ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

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Priya Dutt, Daler Mehndi get Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards


August 21st, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Member of Parliament Priya Dutt, fashion designer Sanjana Jon and singer Daler Mehandi, among others, have been given the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards.Punjab Governor ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case


August 16th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the assassination ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for D.R. Mehta


August 4th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Renowned social worker D.R. Mehta will be presented the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function here Aug 20, it was announced Saturday.Congress ... Read more...

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Dayal is Maharashtra’s new police chief


July 31st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Sanjeev Dayal, a 1977-batch IPS officer took over Tuesday as the new director general of police of Maharashtra from his predecessor K. Subramanyam, who has ... Read more...

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Congress members harming party prospects in Gujarat: Shastri


July 31st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress leader Anil Shastri Monday said Congress leaders were making the party's prospects in Gujarat weaker in an election year with their controversial comments.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets time till Aug 8 to write to Swiss powers (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf time up to Aug 8 to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Railway services in northeast partially restored


July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The railway services between southern Assam and other states in the region were partially restored, connecting Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram with rest of the country ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Gilani’s son wins by-poll


July 20th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has won the by-election to a seat that fell vacant following his father's disqualification, ... Read more...

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PM condoles Dhar’s death


July 20th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday condoled the death of economist P.N. Dhar, calling him "a public servant of the highest pedigree who embodied the ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi: M.Phil from Cambridge, MP since 2004


July 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.He was appointed general secretary of the party in 2007 ... Read more...

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