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Nitish Kumar faces protest by Bihar rural representatives


September 13th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday faced a protest by nearly 2,000 rural representatives from across the state against 'high-handedness' of officials and "rampant corruption" in ... Read more...

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Bihar village heads to get good governance tips


September 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) After being lauded for good governance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will give tips on this to nearly 2,000 elected rural representatives, including the 'mukhiyas' (village ... Read more...

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Maoists numbers, military potential increasing: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Stating that Maoist cadres in the country were gaining in strength, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde warned Thursday that they were displaying the military ... Read more...

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Paid news punishment should be two years jail: former CEC


August 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Errant publishers, journalists as well as election candidates should be sentenced for two years in prison, if the menace of paid news is to be contained, ... Read more...

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Mufti calls for regime change in Jammu and Kashmir


August 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday gave a call for change of regime in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the National Conference led-government of Omar ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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Obama mourns Ghanian president’s death


July 25th, 2012 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has mourned the death of his Ghanian counterpart John Evans Atta Mills at the age of 68, praising his role in ... Read more...

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Patil’s goodbye wish: A ‘corruption-free India’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil bid farewell to the nation Tuesday on completing of her five-year term, expressing confidence that India will soon be a corruption-free ... Read more...

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Don’t attach conditions to Afghan aid: India tells the world


July 8th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) India Sunday called for ]indigenisation of foreign aid to Afghanistan and asked the international community to avoid the temptation to set "conditionalities" on such assistance ... Read more...

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BJP’s endless squabbles lead to poll talk (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, particularly its patriarch L. K. Advani, is a strong advocate of fixed tenure for legislatures to avoid pre-term elections. However his ... Read more...

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China open over cooperation with US in Africa


June 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Chinese government Friday said it has an open attitude towards holding discussion with the US over cooperation in Africa, Xinhua reported."China and the United ... Read more...

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Presidential candidate should reflect people’s view, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Has the coming presidential election also to do with choice of citizens or is it a matter to be left to the "high commands" ... Read more...

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Shimla polls: Stakes high for BJP, Congress


May 25th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, goes to the polls Sunday, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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Governments need to regain citizens’ trust: OECD chief


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 22 (IANS) The biggest challenge for governments today is to regain the trust of their citizens in the wake of the global financial crisis, Organisation of Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

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Bangladesh forms panel on Grameen Bank


May 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government Wednesday set up a commission to ensure a better fate for its famous Grameen Bank following its founder Mohammad Yunus's removal from the ... Read more...

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Lalu to march to Bihar’s villages ‘to expose’ Nitish


May 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Having stayed away from the rough and tumble of Bihar politics for more than one-and-a-half years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad says he will ... Read more...

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Fair justice bedrock of good governance: Supreme Court


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that in a democratic polity, justice, both in its concept and in essence, being fair and unbiased is the bedrock ... Read more...

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Himachal should promote use of biomass fuel: Gadkari


May 9th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), May 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday advised his party's government in Himachal Pradesh to take green initiatives such as promoting use of ... Read more...

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Lalu attacks Nitish over Modi handshake (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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We don’t seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister


April 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it ... Read more...

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Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII


April 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their ... Read more...

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Electoral reforms key to good governance: EC chief


April 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Strongly advocating electoral reforms to disallow candidates with criminal background from contesting elections, poll panel chief S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said free and fair voting will ... Read more...

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‘Never again’ says Rwanda on 18th anniversary of genocide


April 8th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) "Never again" would such a monstrosity be allowed to happen, the East African nation of Rwanda declared Saturday, the 18th anniversary of the genocide against ... Read more...

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US under secretary praises Nitish Kumar for ‘positive change’ in Bihar


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 3 (IANS) Impressed by the positive change and development in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the last few years, US Under Secretary of State for Political ... Read more...

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Goa plans advisory body on Muslim, Christian issues


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa is planning to set up a minority advisory council, which will sift through the demands of ... Read more...

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India’s growth disappointing, but recovering: Mukherjee (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the growth of the Indian economy estimated at 6.9 percent during this fiscal year was "disappointing" as he ... Read more...

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Jairam hopes Akhilesh brings in good governance to UP


March 10th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hiware Bazar (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav and hoped that his reign would bring in good governance in ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s innings at office begins with chaos at swearing in


March 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Elected to power on the plank of good governance and promise of administrative performance, newly-elected Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his cabinet Friday had their swearing-in ... Read more...

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Garo rebels pose challenge to peace: Governor


March 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday expressed concern over the spurt of violence unleashed by rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)."This group (GNLA) poses a ... Read more...

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Mayawati quits, warns against SP’s hooliganism (Third Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was likely to witness a wave of hooliganism as the Samajwadi Party (SP) had been voted back to power in the state, outgoing ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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Goa’s political fate to be unveiled Tuesday


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Over 1,600 'loaded' electronic voting machines will Tuesday reveal which party rules the 10.26 lakh Goans who voted in record numbers for a new government.According to ... Read more...

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