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Chidambaram hints at modifying tax norms, cut deficit (Roundup)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the government will fine-tune policies to meet investor expectations, cut fiscal deficit and revive growth."Our policies have to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to fine-tune investment policies, spur growth (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday tried to reassure investors that the government will fine-tune policies to meet their expectations and revive growth."Our policies have ... Read more...

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Maharashtra lawyers to join all-India strike July 11-12


July 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Around 1.40 lakh lawyers from all over Maharashtra and Goa will join the two-day national strike of the 17-lakh strong legal fraternity July 11-12 to ... Read more...

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Defiance of court verdicts anti-democratic: Nawaz


February 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's court appearance to face contempt charges, one of his predecessors has said that defiance of court verdicts ... Read more...

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BJP hails court order in Gujarat riots case


February 1st, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Welcoming the Gujarat High Court order rejecting a petition that sought Chief Minister Narendra Modi's deposition before the Nanavati panel probing the 2002 communal ... Read more...

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No threat to democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


January 29th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said there is no chance of a military coup in the country because the army favours democracy and ... Read more...

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Maldives learns from Indian democracy: President Nasheed


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 28 (IANS) Maldives has learnt its "lessons from the Indian experience", said President Mohamed Nasheed as the Indian envoy here described the country as "perhaps one of India's ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s judiciary free, independent, says minister


August 1st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan's judiciary was functioning freely and independently, said a minister after a court announced its verdict in a corruption case.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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Judiciary, PM should not be under Lokpal: Former CJI


June 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It would be a "mistake" to bring the higher judiciary and prime minister under the Lokpal's ambit, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma has ... Read more...

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Judiciary, PM should not be under Lokpal: Former CJI (Lead)


June 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It would be a "mistake" to bring the judiciary and the prime minister under the Lokpal's ambit, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma has ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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Pak needs vibrant, dynamic, independent judiciary: Chief Justice


April 25th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said an independent judiciary is a prerequisite for a strong nation.Addressing the concluding session of the three-day National Judicial ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton backs US’ cautious response to 18-day Egypt revolution


February 24th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the Obama administration was "walking a balance" in Egypt because it wanted to make sure that its support didn't ... Read more...

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Democratic Party of Japan suspends membership of veteran politician Ozawa over fraud scandal


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Tuesday suspended the party membership of veteran politician and its former leader Ichiro Ozawa over a funds fraud scandal, ... Read more...

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India through a different prism (Capital Buzz)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indians themselves may be casting a cynical eye at the current goings-on and its impact on the future of the nation, but for the outside world, ... Read more...

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PML-N firm that Davis case ‘must be dealt in accordance with law of the land’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his party's stance on the case of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis is very clear- that the country's ... Read more...

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Image of independent judiciary necessary for Pakistan, says Pakistan’s Chief Justice


February 6th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 6(ANI): Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the image of independent judiciary is necessary for Pakistan to guarantee a democratic system.At the inaugural event of ... Read more...

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PTI wants Malik tried for treason for lying about murder-accused US official’s status


February 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has urged the judiciary to take serious notice of the "irresponsible" remarks of Interior Minister Rehman Malik on a sub judicial matter of double murder-accused US ... Read more...

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Drop sedition case against Binayak Sen: Human Rights Watch


January 6th, 2011 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 6 (IANS) The Indian government should drop sedition cases against rights activists Binayak Sen, Arundhati Roy, and others, the Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The international body has also ... Read more...

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US, Pak realise broad-based ties in mutual political and security interest: Haqqani


December 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): The United States and Pakistan, which have been fighting terrorism since 9/11, have realised that an enduring and broad-based relationship is in their mutual political and security interest, ... Read more...

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PPP wants Nawaz to apologise for keeping Zardari in jail over ‘fake cases’


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 23 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab has asked Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to apologise to the nation for keeping President Asif Ali Zardari in ... Read more...

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I had to put Nehru in right perspective: Author-niece (With Image)


November 7th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru has of late been "misinterpreted" and so it was important to put India's first prime minister in the right perspective through a book, ... Read more...

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Chinese article on reforms appears critical of Premier Jiabao: NYT


October 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing (China), Oct. 28 (ANI): An opinion article in China's main Communist Party newspaper - People's Daily - appears to be obliquely aimed at Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.According to the New ... Read more...

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PM calls for calm as India on alert ahead of Ayodhya verdict (Roundup)


September 29th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A day ahead of the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi verdict that will put to test India's ideal of religious tolerance, India was on alert Wednesday with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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China to issue ninth white paper on human rights on Sunday


September 25th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.25 (ANI): China will issue a white paper on its human rights Sunday, a statement from The Information Office of the State Council said Saturday.According to a Xinhua news report, ... Read more...

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Imran predicts positive change in Pak in next year’s possible mid-term polls


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 22 (ANI): Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the country can expect a far-reaching and positive change if people choose the right representatives ... Read more...

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Slow justice contradicts India’s democratic strengths: PM


March 27th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India's legal and judicial system reflects "great contradiction", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday urging that the justice delivery mechanism needed to be expedited to strengthen ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Sharif to jointly work with Pak Govt to address problems of masses


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said he is ready to jointly work with Nawaz Sharif to address the problems of the masses, and that he ... Read more...

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Two ISI officials, ex-corps commander booked in Balochistan


February 4th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.4 (ANI): Acting on the Supreme Court's order, Balochistan police has booked a former Pakistan corps commander and two top Inter Services Intelligence Services (ISI) officials in connection with the disappearance ... Read more...

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Qureshi calls for international community’s support for peaceful Pakistan


January 9th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the international community should continue supporting Islamabad's efforts to build itself into a peaceful, modern state.The Daily Times quoted ... Read more...

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Pak constitution has no room for military courts: Awan


December 26th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Law Minister Babar Awan said the PPP government won't allow military courts in the country, as there is no room for parallel courts in the Constitution of ... Read more...

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Court snatches Zardari’s amnesty in ‘landmark ruling’, say lawyers


December 17th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Dec 17 (IANS) Lawyers in this Pakistani city have hailed the Supreme Court ruling declaring the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) null and void as a landmark judgement and demanded that ... Read more...

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Dinakaran case: Rajya Sabha members sign impeachment document


December 14th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will today meet MPs to receive the impeachment document against Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, whose elevation as a judge to the ... Read more...

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Chinese football, a source of shame for its fans for years


November 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 30(ANI): In spite of conquering every sport played the world over, China's performance in football has been a source of shame for its fans for years, with the national team ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama says US wants serious engagement on Tibet


November 29th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Nov 29 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said U.S. President Barack Obama wants serious engagement on Tibet.Addressing the ongoing session of the Indian Federation of Working ... Read more...

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