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Russia looks to toughen match-fixing laws


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill that would toughen match-fixing laws in Russian football is likely to be submitted to the country's lower house of parliament this fall, its ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan bans foreign military bases


August 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan will not host any foreign military bases on its soil, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Thursday."There will be no foreign military bases or (military) ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik takes oath as senator


July 28th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on interior affairs, Friday took oath as a senator, weeks after he was forced to step down over his ... Read more...

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Big Ben to ring in the Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Big Ben, one of the most famous landmarks of London, will celebrate the opening day of the Olympic Games with a historic peel of bells.Big Ben ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League chief runs for FA post


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League has officially nominated its chief Sergei Pryadkin for the post of president of the Russian FA, CSKA Moscow general director Roman ... Read more...

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Pay cut spurs more protests by Spanish public employees


July 17th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 17 (IANS/EFE) Protests by public employees against the Spanish government's decision to cut their pay as part of a new austerity package continued here Monday.Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's ... Read more...

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Spain to trim another $80 bn with new austerity measures


July 12th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Wednesday the fourth austerity package of his seven-month-old administration, a move aimed at achieving 65 billion euros ($80 billion) in ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns from Pakistani Senate


July 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Former interior minister Rehman Malik, who is now adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on internal affairs, Tuesday said he has resigned from the Senate, the ... Read more...

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Russian lower house bans internet alcohol ads


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, Friday approved a law that prohibits advertising alcohol drinks in the Russian segment of the Internet and print ... Read more...

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Meena to handle day-to-day affairs of finance ministry


July 5th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure and Financial Services) Namo Narain Meena to look after the day-to-day affairs ... Read more...

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Russian leader proposes one-month vacation for journalists


June 27th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has suggested that all Russian news journalists should go on a month-long vacation to relieve ... Read more...

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Apex court suspends vote recount in Bellary Lok Sabha poll


June 26th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended the recounting of votes that was directed by the Karnataka High court when it set aside the election of ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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Russian team criticised for not singing anthem at Euro 2012


June 16th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The woman speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament has hit out at the country's football team for failing to sing the national anthem at ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves heavy fines for protestors


June 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of Russian parliament in its final hearing Tuesday approved a controversial law that greatly increases the maximum fine for participating in ... Read more...

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MPs can now use iPads in house


June 4th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha MPs would soon be able to use iPads in the house with a parliamentary panel clearing wi-fi connectivity in the lower house of ... Read more...

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Russian government structure remains unchanged: Medvedev


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the structure of country' new government has remained virtually unchanged to keep up the pace, otherwise the Cabinet of Ministers ... Read more...

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Musharraf warrant valid till compliance: Pakistan to Interpol


May 21st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has informed the Interpol that the arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf issued by an anti-terrorism court will remain ... Read more...

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PM calls all-party meet May 23 over job quota


May 18th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With quota politics hotting up, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting May 23 to discuss the way forward on giving reservations ... Read more...

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Internet would have made 1975 Emergency a fiasco: Jaitley


May 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Had internet been there, the Emergency of 1975 would have been a "fiasco", said Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Thursday as ... Read more...

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Court clears Tendulkar’s oath-taking in Rajya Sabha


May 16th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to restrain Sachin Tendulkar from taking oath as Rajya Sabha member and sought the central government's response on ... Read more...

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Plea against Tendulkar’s Rajya Sabha nomination dismissed (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to entertain a petition challenging the nomination of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.An apex court bench ... Read more...

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SC dismiss petition against Tendulkar’s Rajya Sabha nomination


May 14th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to entertain a petition challenging the nomination of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. An apex court ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s statement fails to convince BJP


May 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday refused to accept Home Minister P. Chidambaram's statement contending that he or his family did not get any stake ... Read more...

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Putin signs decree appointing Medvedev PM


May 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin Tuesday signed a decree appointing Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, within an hour after Russia's State Duma, or lower house of ... Read more...

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36 foreign drug peddlers held this year


May 8th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Thirty-six foreign nationals have been arrested and 1,166 kg of narcotics seized this year till March, Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran told ... Read more...

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Putin proposes Medvedev as prime minister


May 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin proposed Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister Monday, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.Putin first put forward ... Read more...

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Tendulkar says no to politics after RS nomination (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but he would ... Read more...

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Sachin says honoured by RS seat, but no politics


May 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 1 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar Tuesday broke his silence over his Rajya Sabha nomination, saying he was honoured by the Indian government's offer but that he ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s Rajya Sabha poll could leave Munda shaky


May 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 1 (IANS) The May 3 poll for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand is casting its shadow on the stability of the Arjun Munda-led government.The two ruling ... Read more...

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Maharashtra ‘netas’ play politics over Little Master


April 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha evoked sharp reactions from various Maharashtra political parties and leaders Friday.Accusing the Congress of playing politics on the ... Read more...

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Suspended Congress MPs hold protest


April 25th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Congress MPs from Telangana who were suspended from the Lok Sabha Tuesday staged a protest against the decision at the parliament complex here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Government to deregulate diesel prices


April 24th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The government has "in-principle" agreed to deregulate diesel prices, but there is no such proposal for cooking gas, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain ... Read more...

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Mayawati takes oath as Rajya Sabha member


April 24th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha Tuesday. This will ... Read more...

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