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No surprise on Pakistani PM seeking spiritual advice: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) It is "no surprise" that Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sought spiritual advice on political matters, said a leading daily which pointed out that ... Read more...

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For the Congress, silence is not golden (Comment)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Any one in India who heard the live telecast of Barack Obama's speech at the national convention of the Democrats in the US on Friday would have noted how his ... Read more...

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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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India hails Olympic silver medallist Sushil Kumar


August 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Moments after Sushil Kumar bagged a silver medal at the London Olympics Sunday, the grappler's name became the buzzword in the nation.The 29-year-old was ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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Radha Vinod Raju: a rare security expert, fine professional (Tribute)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
He was a devout Hindu who always kept a Bhagawat Gita by his side. He was secular to the core. He was a thorough professional, never showed bias, treated everyone fairly, ... Read more...

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Jagan’s meteoric rise in wealth and popularity (Profile)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a disproportionate assets case Sunday, has seen many controversies but has ... Read more...

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Aerial crashes: many leaders died, others survived


May 9th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda's chopper accident Wednesday has put the spotlight back on aerial crashes in India, where helicopters are frequently used to ferry ... Read more...

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FAQs on Bofors guns and graft row


April 25th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
* What is the Bofors scandal?In the late 1980s, there were media reports of Swedish arms producer AB Bofors having paid Rs.65 crore (approximately $12 million) as kickbacks to top Indian ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi: post-caste politician succumbs to caste politics (Comment)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Indian politicians have mastered the art of perpetuating and mining the politics of sordid caste consciousness even while simultaneously pretending to reject it.The latest to succumb to the easy lure ... Read more...

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Why is US paying to make Indian politicians better?


December 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Why amid record-low approval ratings for US lawmakers, US taxpayers have paid $425,642 for a study on how local politicians in India can improve as elected ... Read more...

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When Mamata turned chief manager in face of tragedy


December 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) A chief minister sitting under a tree or on a cheap plastic chair outside a hospital morgue for hours helping grieving relatives cope with a ... Read more...

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Sharad slap unites Indian politicians


November 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, political parties Friday spoke in one voice, "strongly" condemning the assault by a Delhi man on union Agriculture ... Read more...

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Mamata woos voters through Rabindra sangeet


September 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Sloganeering -- the pet campaign tool of Indian politicians -- is minimal and soothing Rabindra sangeet plays in the background. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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India-US ties create jobs for both countries: White House


September 7th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Underlining the importance of economic cooperation between the United States and India, the White House has said a healthy bilateral relationship will mean more jobs ... Read more...

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Under media glare, Indian politicos go fashion forward (Feature with images)


July 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Under constant media glare, Indian politicians are leaving behind their shabby, socialist look to make fashion statements before a new and demanding generation of ... Read more...

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‘Indian government a bunch of softies’ (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Expressing shock over the Mumbai bomb attacks, many Indian Americans have taken the Indian government to task for its failure to stop the repeated terror attacks ... Read more...

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Indian Americans criticise government for Mumbai blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Expressing shock over the Mumbai bomb blasts, many Indian Americans have taken the Indian government to task for its failure to stop the repeat terror attack ... Read more...

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Politicians should frequent villages: Rahul (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 8 (IANS) Indian politicians need to foray more into the rural areas to understand the ground realities, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said here Friday."No politician can ... Read more...

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Thanks to Pakistan, Indian sailors gain freedom (Roundup)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates for 10 long months are finally free, thanks to a respected Pakistani rights activist, officials said ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release 6 Indian sailors


June 14th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors, held captive by Somali pirates for over 10 months, have been released and they will return home in the coming days, their ... Read more...

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Transparency revolution can’t be stopped, but not everyone’s ready: Antony (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is passing through a transparency revolution, but powerful sections of the country are not yet ready for the transition, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor has 1 mn Twitter followers, only Sachin ahead


May 6th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) There is hardly a time when diplomat-turned politician Shashi Tharoor, the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha MP, is not in the news. He now has over one ... Read more...

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Ramdev plans fast-unto-death, seeking death penalty for graft


May 4th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Wednesday announced he will go on a fast-unto-death from June 4 in New Delhi to demand capital punishment for corrupt officials ... Read more...

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Government trashes allegations by Purulia arms drop accused


April 30th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government Saturday trashed as "mischievous" Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy's allegations that Indian politicians and state agencies were involved in the 1995 ... Read more...

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Indian candidate target of racist remarks in Canada, rival apologises


April 30th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) A Canadian candidate for the May 2 parliamentary elections has apologised for accusing his Indian-origin opponent of running his campaign "like Indian politicians."Cam Stewart of the ... Read more...

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Eurofighter versus Rafale in India’s $10.4-billion combat jet tender


April 27th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It is now virtually an all-European battle for India's $10.4-billion order for 126 combat jets with the US and Russia almost out of the ... Read more...

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Tech savvy politicos bat for social media


April 21st, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor, one of the early Indian politicians to get hooked to Twitter, feels that political leaders have ... Read more...

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Sonia pleads but Hazare doesn’t give up as talks fail (Roundup)


April 7th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) His crusade against corruption triggering a virtual tsunami, social reformer Anna Hazare Thursday vowed to fast until death even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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US diplomat was impressed with Rahul Gandhi: Wikileaks


March 20th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks have revealed that an American diplomat was impressed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.The Washington Post quoted the ... Read more...

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Deposed Nepal king heads for India again


March 10th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is leaving for India Thursday to attend a family wedding, making it the second visit to the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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The scandal that shook India two decades ago (Bofors Chronology)


March 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events in the 1980s Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then ... Read more...

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