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Hope to auction coal blocks by year-end, says Jaiswal


August 24th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Coal Minister Sripraksh Jaiswal said Friday the process of auctioning coal blocks could start before the end of the year."We are taking every step ... Read more...

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Survey shows UPA losing sheen


May 20th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) After eight years in power, the prospects of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) seem to be going down against the rising graph of ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande sworn in as French president


May 15th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Francois Hollande was sworn in as the new president of France Tuesday for a five-year term. He became the first Socialist leader to occupy the Elysee ... Read more...

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Hollande, the next French president (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France and will now become president though he has never ... Read more...

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Francois Hollande: The next president of France


May 7th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 7 (IANS) Socialist Party leader Francois Hollande who defeated incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's decisive presidential runoff in France, has never held a government post at the ... Read more...

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Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram


April 25th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether ... Read more...

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Expose fake Himachal colleges, court tells CBI (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reveal names of all educational institutions in the state which secured recognition ... Read more...

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BJP questions CBI’s intention on Kim Davy’s extradition


May 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team landed in Copenhagen with an expired warrant for extradition of the 1995 Purulia arms drop case ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro to appear on public TV after almost a year


July 12th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- Fidel Castro on Monday will be appearing live on public television for the first time in years, state media said.Castro, 83, will be hosting a special discussion ... Read more...

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Hindusthan National Glass plans unit in Andhra Pradesh


January 20th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Fuelled by the growing demand for liquor and food and beverages, Hindusthan National Glass and Industries Ltd will set up a greenfield project in Andhra Pradesh. "We are on ... Read more...

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Neha case: Father-in-law transferred from Gurgaon


January 18th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 17 (IANS) The father-in-law of Neha Chikkara, who is believed to have jumped overboard from a cruise ship in the Bahamas Dec 31 following alleged dowry harassment, was transferred from ... Read more...

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Hindus, Christians being given lowest of low jobs in Pak govt. departments


December 26th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 26 (ANI): Following the Pakistan Government's announcement to give five percent job reservation to minorities in all government departments, it has been revealed that Hindus and Christians continue to face ... Read more...

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Copenhagen accord not in India’s interests, says BJP


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressing discontent over India's stand on the Copenhagen Climate Accord, on Tuesday said the documents clearly betrayed the developing nations, and ... Read more...

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Copenhagen Accord: Jairam Ramesh to make statement in Rajya Sabha


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh will on Tuesday make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the Copenhagen Accord.The Copenhagen Summit has ... Read more...

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I have not been made Karnataka government counsel, Swaraj Kaushal (Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Swaraj Kaushal, the husband of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, late Monday denied that he has been appointed standing counsel for Karnataka. "I have not applied for it. I ... Read more...

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s ‘Carla Effect’ inspires French ministers to get in shape


October 7th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Ministers in the Nicolas Sarkozy Government are increasingly falling prey to the "Carla Bruni effect", which even inspired the French President to shed pounds.Under the influence of his ... Read more...

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Dynastic rule, factionalism ail Malaysia’s Indian parties


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 2 (IANS) Factionalism, family domination and personality clashes ail the Malaysian political parties representing the two million-strong Indian community, says a media report. The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP discuss strategies to shore up their numbers


May 14th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): As the countdown begins for the 16th May results, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday discussed strategies to shore up their numbers ... Read more...

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No support to Congress, Third Front’s prospects bright: Karat


April 14th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Contrary to indications given by his party leaders, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday ruled out supporting or aligning with the Congress after ... Read more...

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CPI-M to join government if situation demands: Buddha


April 13th, 2009 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will join the central government if the situation so demands after the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said ... Read more...

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Ex-Indian cricketers differ on banning Pakistan players from IPL


January 30th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Even as five Pakistani cricketers are slated to go on auction for the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), former India cricketers say that it is ... Read more...

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Miliband visit to Amethi will be seen as an endorsement of Rahul Gandhi


January 14th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London/New Delhi, Jan.14 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Milibands visit with Congress party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to Amethi this evening is likely to not only raise eyebrows in political circles ... Read more...

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Satyam fraud jeopardises its projects in Andhra Pradesh


January 8th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) The near Rs.7,000-crore (Rs.70 billion or $1.4 billion) financial fraud involving Satyam Computer has jeopardised infrastructure projects the firm's promoters had contracted in Andhra Pradesh, which includes the ... Read more...

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Clinton ”to earn 4,700 dollars less” than Rice as Secretary of State


December 12th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.12 (ANI): Hillary Rodham Clinton will earn 4,700 dollars less if confirmed as secretary of state than Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor, due to an obscure rule on compensation for ... Read more...

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Medvedev names new deputy premier


October 14th, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 14 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday named a new deputy premier to oversee the country's preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.Regional Development ... Read more...

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Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka arrive in Beijing


August 7th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) India's ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi arrived here Thursday along with son Rahul, daughter Priyanka, son-in-law Robert Vadra and their two children to attend the opening ceremony ... Read more...

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Sonia to go with family for Beijing Olympic opening (Lead)


August 3rd, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Pranay Sharma New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi may finally go for the Aug 8 opening of the Beijing Olympic Games, but it will be Sports Minister M.S. Gill ... Read more...

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Sonia’s Beijing visit raises protocol woes for China


August 3rd, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3(IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's possible presence at the Aug 8 opening of the Beijing Olympic Games is creating a protocol puzzle for her Chinese hosts. India has not ... Read more...

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Kitchen to cabinet, Tripura’s lone woman minister on uncharted path


March 10th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by admin
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, March 10 (IANS) When a 40-year-old housewife from a little known Tripura village took oath as the Left Front government's lone woman minister Monday, it was a giant step ... Read more...

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Musharraf will quit if next govt seeks his impeachment


January 11th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he would resign in case the new government post February 18 polls sought his impeachment. Calling the allegations of election rigging "a ... Read more...

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British Columbia Premier to promote life science, education in India


November 29th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell will seek to promote his region's expertise in green technology and life sciences, as well as opportunities in trade, education and investment ... Read more...

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