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Modi to visit Japan July 22-27


July 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan July 22-27 following an invitation from Tokyo.Modi's visit will "further strengthen the ties between Gujarat and ... Read more...

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Narasimhan, Sankaranarayanan reappointed Andhra, Maharashtra governors


April 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday re-appointed E.S.L. Narasimhan and K. Sankaranarayanan as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, Narasimhan and ... Read more...

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Medvedev proposes databank on rogue officials


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed establishing an online resource that would provide information on action taken against government officials guilty of abuses and other ... Read more...

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Putin vows crackdown on traffic privileges


March 8th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin has pledged to slash the number of official cars using flashing blue lights that allows them to ignore ... Read more...

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I was sober at Oscar party: Sean Young


February 29th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Actress Sean Young has denied reports she was drunk at the time of her arrest at the official Oscar afterparty.The "Blade Runner" star insists she ... Read more...

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Advani favours compulsory voting


January 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday favoured compulsory voting, saying people should be encouraged to fulfil their responsibility to democracy.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Delays in legislations in non-Congress states: Jaitley


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Non-Congress ruled states were facing delays in getting legislations enacted as some bills were pending with the governors, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun ... Read more...

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Medvedev to make final state-of-the-nation address


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will Thursday deliver his last state-of-the-nation address to the federal assembly, an official said.In his speech, Medvedev will focus on specific ... Read more...

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Mukherjee hopes inflation decline will continue (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday he hoped that the declining trend in headline inflation will continue and go down to six to seven percent ... Read more...

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Step up efforts on financial inclusion: Pranab


December 18th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday asked southern states to intensify efforts to expand financial services such as banking and insurance to rural areas."Out of 14,612 ... Read more...

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Patil urges regular review of agricultural sector


December 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Dec 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday called for a contitnuous review of the agricultural sector as it is poised for "another great leap forward""For a growing nation ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s resolution anti-constitution: Opposition


November 21st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of not following the "constitutional provisions" to get passed in the assembly the resolution for splitting the state into ... Read more...

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Committed to bond between northeastern states, others: PM


October 31st, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that the government is committed to physical and emotional integration of the northeastern states with the rest of ... Read more...

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President for farmer-industry partnership


October 30th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday suggested that a committee of governors be set up to evolve mutually beneficial models for a farmer-industry partnership, focusing on ... Read more...

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Katju to head Press Council


October 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has been appointed chairman of the Press Council of India, the information and broadcasting ministry announced here Wednesday.Katju takes ... Read more...

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Queen told William to throw away wedding guest-list


September 25th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Prince William was devastated when he found out his friends were left out of his wedding guest list in favour of dignitaries. His grandmother, Queen ... Read more...

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Alexander enjoyed Maharashtra’s respect


August 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) P.C. Alexander, who died Wednesday at the age of 90, was not only Maharashtra's longest serving governor but also one of its finest and won respect ... Read more...

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Japan’s reconstruction minister quits


July 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese minister in charge of reconstruction resigned Tuesday reportedly over his "high-handed" remarks with governors of two tsunami-hit areas, Xinhua reported.The 60-year-old Reconstruction Minister Ryu ... Read more...

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3,700 arrested in six days in Mexico


June 20th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 20 (IANS/EFE) A total of 3,705 people have been arrested in the past six days in a massive anti-crime operation launched in Mexico's 31 states, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Mamata to address Trinamool legislature party meet May 23 (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


May 18th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress head and chief minister-designate Mamata Banerjee will address the first meeting of the newly elected Trinamool Congress legislature party in the state assembly ... Read more...

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Mamata to address assembly as chief minister May 23


May 18th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will address the West Bengal assembly for the first time as chief minister on May 23 and give directions towards ... Read more...

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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton ‘wants to visit New Zealand’


April 30th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 30 (ANI): The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has expressed her desire to visit New Zealand.Prime Minister John Key chatted with Prince William and his bride at their Buckingham ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger to take part in climate forum


March 26th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will visit Indonesia to take part in a Governors' Climate Forum.Governors from around 30 countries, including the US, Brazil and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host GCC monetary agencies meet Thursday


March 9th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Central Bank will host a meeting of the monetary agencies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states Thursday.The 52nd meeting of the committee ... Read more...

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Poll shows ex-Arkansas Governor Huckabee a hit with southern voters


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 2 (ANI): A new poll shows former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leading a field of prospective Republican candidates among southern voters.Huckabee easily led former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ... Read more...

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Anne Hathaway held up at Governors Ball after losing ticket


March 1st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 1 (ANI): Oscar host Anne Hathaway was reportedly denied entry at the Oscar's Governors ball as she had misplaced her invitation.Hathaway, who was ready to party, wasn't immediately ... Read more...

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Two Brit teachers suspended over alleged sex-romp film on school PC


February 21st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A married teacher and his classroom assistant in Britain have been suspended after a colleague discovered an alleged sex-romp film of theirs on a school computer.The video featured ... Read more...

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India to face challenge of inclusive growth


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb 10 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao has India would face the challenges of inclusive growth in the coming days as the country would move on a ... Read more...

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Romney, Huckabee are Republican Party’s best White House bet


February 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.7 (ANI): Two former American governors -- Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee -- are being seen as the Republican Party's best shots at winning back the White House.According to the ... Read more...

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Japan should develop nuke weapons to defend itself from China, N. Korea: Tokyo Governor


February 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb 5 (ANI): A Japanese governor has said that his country should develop nuclear weapons to safeguard itself from countries like China and North Korea.Seventy-eight-year-old Ishihara, a former actor and ... Read more...

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Franco to launch bar on Oscars night


February 4th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Oscar nominee James Franco will follow-up his co-hosting stint at the 2011 Academy Awards by launching a new Hollywood bar.The "127 Hours" star plans to host an exclusive ... Read more...

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Jihadi groups plan to kill ‘three CMs’ of Pak provinces


January 25th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sheikhpura, Jan 25(ANI): Jihadi groups have reached an agreement on killing the chief ministers of three Pakistani provinces- the Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh, according to sources.The Interior Ministry has issued a directive, ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa meets Karnataka Governor Bhardwaj, seeks to mend relations


December 31st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 31 (ANI): In an attempt to bury the hatchet over differences regarding corruption issues in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa met Governor HR Bhardwaj here at Raj Bhavan ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa not to write to president against governor


December 24th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has dropped his plan to write to President Pratibha Patil against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj over his frequent attacks on the government.He would now ... Read more...

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Academy award means nothing: Godard


November 17th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Legnedary director Jean-Luc Godard has brushed off his prestigious Academy Awards lifetime achievement accolade, insisting the honour means "nothing" to him.The French-Swiss star was lauded at the ... Read more...

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