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Akono replaces Lavagne as Cameroon football coach (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon Sports Minister Adoum Garoua has appointed Jean-Paul Akono as the new coach of the national football team after incumbent Denis Lavagne was sacked.Akono, a former ... Read more...

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Justice Altamas Kabir to be next Chief Justice of India


September 13th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India and will assume charge Sep 29, said official sources Thursday.Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia ... Read more...

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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief


August 31st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service after 43 ... Read more...

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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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Result satisfying, NDA intact: Jaswant Singh


August 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who lost the vice presidential race to incumbent Hamid Ansari Tuesday, said he was satisfied with the result which showed ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief favours five-star CDS


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday favoured the creation of a five-star post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single-point military advisor ... Read more...

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CPI-M laments lack of safety in trains


July 30th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday lamented the "absence of adequate safety measures" in Indian Railways, following the death of about 35 people in an accident involving ... Read more...

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EGoM defers decision on one-time spectrum fee issue


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday deferred a decision on the one-time spectrum fee to be paid by incumbent telecom operators."No decision ... Read more...

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Dalmiya has a challenger in Samar Pal for top CAB post


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya will be up against former association joint-secretary Samar Pal for the president's post in the Cricket Association of Bengal during its ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

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Gowda resigns, Shettar stakes claim, faces ministry-making hurdle (Afternoon Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday quit as Karnataka chief minister and Jagadish Sehttar staked claim to form the new government as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Shettar stakes claim to form government


July 11th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislative leader Jagadish Shettar Wednesday staked claim to form the ruling party's third government in Karnataka. He will be sworn ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka CM Thursday, jockeying for power on (Roundup)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar is all set to take oath as chief minister Thursday amid indications that the unabashed jockeying for power in his ... Read more...

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BJP retains Lucknow’s mayor seat


July 7th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday retained the seat of mayor in Lucknow's municipal corporation polls, officials said.Party's candidate Dinesh Sharma, who was the incumbent, ... Read more...

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Air India forms search committee to find new COO


June 14th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Air India has constituted a search committee to select a chief operating officer (COO), more than a year after the last incumbent resigned.About 35 candidates ... Read more...

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No vindictiveness in show cause notice: Army chief


May 25th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There was no vindictiveness in issuing a show cause notice to an officer who is in line to succeed the Indian Army chief-designate, incumbent Gen. ... Read more...

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India not pushing Maldives to do anything unconstitutional: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... Read more...

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Hollande wrests French presidency from Sarkozy


May 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS) Socialist Party challenger Fran├žois Hollande Sunday wrested power from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy to become the first Socialist president of France since 1988.Hollande has beaten Sarkozy in ... Read more...

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SC summons record on appointment of new army chief


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday summoned the entire record relating to the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next chief of army staff.The apex ... Read more...

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Court seeks response on Governor’s appointment


March 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court Tuesday asked the central government to respond to a petition seeking consultation with the Uttar Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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UAE president congratulates Putin


March 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election.Putin, Russia's incumbent prime minister, has ... Read more...

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French PM congratulates Putin


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) French Prime Minister Francois Fillon Tuesday congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election.In a telephone conversation, Fillon thanked Putin for Russia's efforts ... Read more...

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China congratulates Putin on election victory


March 5th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China Monday congratulated Vladimir Putin for his victory in the Russian presidential election and said it hopes to further improve its ties with Russia.President Hu Jintao ... Read more...

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Fix reserve price at Rs.1,658 crore in 2G auction: Uninor


February 10th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor Friday signalled its participation in the upcoming auction of 2G licences, asking the telecom regulator to fix the reserve price at ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops two ministers, inducts two


January 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) In a reshuffle on Republic Day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa dropped two cabinet ministers and inducted two new ministers while reallocating a senior minister's ... Read more...

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Rs.120 mn cash, illicit liquor seized in poll-bound Punjab


December 31st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) Within a week of the Jan 30 assembly elections being announced in Punjab and the model code of conduct coming into force, authorities across the state ... Read more...

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A Britsh queen stops Australia from being great: Former PM


December 17th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II is stopping Australia from becoming a great country, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has said."The fact is that Australia can only be ... Read more...

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Unemployed Goa youths cleaning toilets abroad: Speaker


December 5th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Unemployment is making youngsters in Goa desperate and forcing them to "clean toilets in countries abroad", state assembly Speaker Pratapsing Rane said Monday.Speaking to reporters at ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev ratings drop ahead of elections


November 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With less than a month left before Russia's parliamentary elections, approval ratings of the country's leadership tandem -- President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir ... Read more...

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Cristina Fernandez re-elected president of Argentina


October 24th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 24 (IANS) Cristina Fernandez has been re-elected president of Argentine with nearly 53 percent of the votes, officials said.Fernandez got 52.81 percent of the votes in Sunday's ... Read more...

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Rest required for Dhoni before Australia tour: Sourav


October 7th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly says incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni should get adequate rest before the upcoming tour of Australia as he has to be ... Read more...

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No plans to change coach for Fed Cup performance: Mohun Bagan


September 29th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Famed soccer club Mohun Bagan Thursday claimed it has no intention to sack chief coach Stephen David Darby because of the outfit's poor show in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks for new domestic spy chief


September 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan is looking for an officer to head the Intelligence Bureau (IB), its domestic agency, after the incumbent rejected an offer of extension, a media ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh gets new top cop - for just a month!


August 31st, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has named R.K. Tiwari as the state's new director general of police (DGP) -- for just a month as he is to ... Read more...

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