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Anger no excuse for assault on democracy: President


August 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Anger against corruption is legitimate but there will be chaos if street protests become endemic, Pranab Mukherjee warned Tuesday in his first public speech ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Parties welcome poll announcement (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Political parties Saturday welcomed the announcement of assembly elections for five states, including the most populous and politically important state of Uttar Pradesh, from ... Read more...

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Medvedev urges Russians to vote, ‘make right choice’


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in an address to the nation Friday, called on citizens to take part in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections and "make ... Read more...

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Russia needs fair elections: Gorbachev


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to make urgent changes to its political system if it is to avoid instability, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned."For Russia, honest ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad warns US, Israel of ‘crushing response’


August 16th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Monday warned the US and Israel against even contemplating a strike against his nation."They want to do it, but they know ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka interim cricket board dissolved


July 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports ministry has dissolved the interim committee running the country's cricket board and will be announcing a new panel.Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage took the ... Read more...

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ICC asks member boards to keep politicians out


June 30th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), in its bid to keep the sports free from government interference, Thursday asked member countries to refrain from appointing politicians ... Read more...

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Thailand to deploy 100,000 police for general election


June 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand's National Police Bureau announced on Tuesday that it will deploy 100,000 officers to polling stations nationwide for its July 3 general election, MCOT Online news reported.National police ... Read more...

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India-US ties entering ‘golden era’, says outgoing envoy (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India-US relations were entering a "golden era", outgoing US envoy Timothy Roemer said Friday, revealing that the two countries were now promoting free elections in ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal first phase (Intro Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited battle for control of Writers' Buildings - the seat of power in West Bengal - got off to a peaceful start Monday with ... Read more...

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70 percent turnout in peaceful Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) In one of the most incident-free elections witnessed in politically volatile West Bengal in recent years, 70 percent of electors cast their votes peacefully in ... Read more...

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Italian novelist compares Berlusconi with Adolf Hitler


February 26th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): One of the best-known Italian novelists, Umberto Eco, has raised eyebrows by comparing Silvio Berlusconi to Adolf Hitler.He made the comparison while responding to a question on whether ... Read more...

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Mubarak quits as Egypt president, hands over power to military council


February 12th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.12 (ANI): Hosni Mubarak has resigned as the president of Egypt and handed power to the country's key military council, leadint to widespread celebrations in the streets of the country on ... Read more...

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Hope Egyptian governmental bodies will function normally: Russia


February 12th, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that he expected Egyptian authorities would ensure the normal functioning of governmental bodies.Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday after 18 ... Read more...

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Middle East people need to feel “masters of their own countries”: Gorbachev


February 11th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 11 (ANI): The political unrest in the Arab world has convinced former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that the Middle East should embrace democracy and allow it people to be masters ... Read more...

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Africa keen to learn from Indian elections: Zambian poll chief


November 12th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) African countries are increasingly looking at India as a model democracy and an example to emulate, says Zambia's poll panel chief, Justice Florence N.M. Mumba, ... Read more...

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54 percent peaceful polling in Bihar first phase (Roundup)


October 21st, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Fifty-four percent polling was recorded Thursday in the first phase of Bihar's staggered assembly elections that passed off peacefully barring "minor clashes", officials said.The elections ... Read more...

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54 percent turnout in Bihar first phase: EC


October 21st, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Fifty-four percent polling was recorded in the first phase of the Bihar assembly elections that was held peacefully Thursday, the Election Commission of India said here.In ... Read more...

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‘South Africa to enjoy long-term benefits from World Cup’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup football has transformed international perceptions of South Africa and can be used as a platform for long-term growth, organizing committee chief executive Danny Jordaan ... Read more...

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair set up at Columbia varsity


April 13th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Columbia University has instituted a Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair at its law school and two Professor Jagdish Bhagwati scholarships with support from the Indian government. The chair, at the ... Read more...

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Guinean soldiers shot, bayoneted, raped pro-democracy protestors


September 30th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Drunken soldiers in the West African state of Guinea raped women and killed more than 150 people in order to break a huge popular demonstration of opposition parties ... Read more...

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Independent candidate elected DUSU president


September 5th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): An independent candidate, Manoj Chaudhury of the Department of Buddhist Studies won the president's post of the Delhi University Student's Union (DUSU) elections on Saturday.After a gap ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seeks international help in post-war phase


May 31st, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 31 (DPA) Sri Lanka Sunday appealed for international assistance to rebuild the country after the military defeated Tamil separatists to end a three-decade civil war. "We have overcome terrorism, and Sri ... Read more...

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Antony visits forward areas in J-K, lauds Army’s role


April 27th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 27 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday visited the forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir under the White Knight Corps, and said that the Army's vigilance and proactive ... Read more...

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Defence minister visits Jammu and Kashmir border areas


April 27th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday visited frontier areas in Jammu and Kashmir amid fears of increased militant and arms incursion from across the Line of Control (LoC), the ... Read more...

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Fifteen years on, South Africans demand real emancipation (Feature)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Qunu (South Africa), April 18 (DPA) Through the cracked window of his mud hut Malibongwe Ntshakaza can just about see the roof of Nelson Mandela's retirement villa 100 metres away ... Read more...

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Bihar to ensure tough action against those intimidating voters


March 28th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) In a bid to ensure free and peaceful Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, the state government has decided to take tough action against those intimidating voters, officials said ... Read more...

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Leh in J-K gears up for assembly polls


November 4th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 4 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmirs Leh District is gearing up for assembly polls to be held from November 17 to December 24 by reviewing security and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

South African Indians won’t vote for ANC: Fatima Meer


August 3rd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 3 (IANS) South African Indians will not give their support to the African National Congress (ANC) in the general elections due next year because of corruption and discord ... Read more...

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Asian observers say Nepal elections were successful and credible


April 13th, 2008 - 2:44 am ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 12 (ANI): The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) on Saturday described the Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal as successful and credible.In a post-election preliminary report published in Kathmandu, ... Read more...

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80 more Asian election observers arrive in Nepal


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kathmandu, April 3 (Xinhua) A total of 80 election observers from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) arrived in the Nepali capital Kathmandu Thursday, nepalnews.com reported. The group of observers, led ... Read more...

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80 Asian poll observers arrive in Kathmandu


April 3rd, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 3 (ANI): Former Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Army General (retired) Saiyud Kerdphol-led 80 poll observers team from the Asian countries arrived here on Thursday to monitor the ... Read more...

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US will have to strike a new deal with Gen. Kiyani to win Afghan war


February 29th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb. 29 (ANI): In the current scenario when Pervez Musharrafs power has weakened after February 18 polls, the US will have to strike a new deal with Pakistan Army Chief General ... Read more...

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Pak analysts predicts hard times ahead of polls


February 16th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Feb 16 (ANI): Political observers in Pakistan are predicting a hard time ahead for the country after the February 18 elections, even going to the extent of saying that power equations ... Read more...

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