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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for bigger role, to be No 2 in party (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government", triggering intense speculation. The Congress announced ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s BJP in uncertain mode as assembly session nears (Karnataka Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Will D.V. Sadananda Gowda remain chief minister and present a full budget for 2012-13; Will this be the last session of the assembly though it ... Read more...

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Who’ll lead Congress in UP? Not Rahul, says party


February 8th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress has not projected any chief minister in the hotly contested Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday and "youth icon" Rahul Gandhi is ... Read more...

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BJP ministers watch porn in Karnataka assembly; face sack (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Karnataka, Laxman Savadi and C.C. Patil, were Tuesday caught watching porn on a cell phone in the state ... Read more...

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Maldivian president quits after protests, police revolt (Third Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, elected only four years ago, quit under pressure after weeks of protests triggered by a judge's arrest escalated Tuesday with disgruntled ... Read more...

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Zardari back in Pakistan from Dubai


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who left Pakistan for Dubai Thursday amid a stand-off between the political leadership and the powerful military, returned to the country ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves a tense Pakistan for a day in Dubai (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left Pakistan, tense with rumours and fears of another military coup, and gone to Dubai amid a stand-off between an ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves Pakistan, goes to Dubai


January 12th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Dubai, a media report said Thursday. His departure took place amid a stand-off between the political leadership ... Read more...

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By night, Lokpal’s fate was sealed


December 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Congress did not have majority support in the Rajya Sabha to pass the Lokpal bill but it hoped for a miracle. But as ... Read more...

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Respect ballot’s power to effect change: Zardari, Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan's president and prime minister, on the backfoot in the wake of the memogate scandal, have urged the nation to keep their faith in the ... Read more...

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Zardari returns to Pakistan (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Putting to rest rumours of a coup in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left the country for Dubai over a heart ailment, returned ... Read more...

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Zardari back in Pakistan, to resume work (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left the country for Dubai over a heart ailment, returned to Pakistan late Sunday night, putting to rest rumours ... Read more...

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Zardari undergoing tests, tweets daughter


December 8th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari who suddenly left the country for Dubai was "just undergoing tests", said his younger daughter on Twitter.Aseefa B. Zardari tweeted: "The President is ... Read more...

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Decades of army rule should be a bitter lesson: Pakistani daily


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden departure for Dubai over a heart ailment sparked rumours, including one that referred to a coup, said a Pakistani daily that ... Read more...

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Ailing Zardari rushes to Dubai, refutes resignation rumour


December 7th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden departure from Islamabad for Dubai for medical tests sparked intense speculation Wednesday, with a US media report stating that ... 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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Medvedev backs Putin for Russian president


September 24th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to run for Russian president in next year's election, bringing an end to months of ... Read more...

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Accessory fuels iPhone 5 speculation


September 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) The website of an accessories manufacturer updated to show what were apparently cases for Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5. Though the page was quickly removed, it triggered ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi recuperating, visitors banned


September 12th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Amid intense speculation about Sonia Gandhi's health, the Congress party says its president is recuperating after a surgery in the US but no visitors ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist chief resurfaces after 48 hours


September 11th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) After dropping out of public eye for 48 hours and triggering intense speculation about his disappearance, the chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers’ loyalist quits assembly, adds to BJP’s woes


September 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) Upset at not being made a minister again, mining barons Reddy brothers' loyalist B. Sriramulu Sunday quit the Karnataka assembly, adding to the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Sonia in US for treatment, Rahul Congress in charge


August 5th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is in the US for an undisclosed medical treatment, the party said Thursday amid intense speculation that she had cancer. ... Read more...

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ISI chief leaves for Washington for day’s visit (Second Lead)


July 13th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief, Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha, left for Washington Wednesday, more than two months after Osama bin Laden's killing hit ties with the US.Media ... Read more...

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Amid tensions, ISI chief to visit US (Lead)


July 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) More than two months after the killing of Osama bin Laden almost derailed ties with the US, Pakistan's spy chief, Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha, is set ... Read more...

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US says it has ‘complicated’ ties with Pakistan


May 4th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Amid intense speculation that at least some in Pakistan would have known about Osama bin Laden's hideout, the US has said that it has a "complicated ... Read more...

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Obama kept Pakistan in dark about Osama attack (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama chose to keep Pakistan in the dark about the operation to attack and kill Osama bin Laden, the New York Times ... Read more...

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Did Pakistan know of US raid to kill Osama?


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) There was intense speculation Monday on whether the US had kept Islamabad in the know when it decided to stage a daring assault on Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Will ask IOA to select new president: Sports minister


April 25th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday that he would direct the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to select a new president to replace the tainted Suresh ... Read more...

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Giving ISI chief one-year service extension “very much the right of Pak Govt”: Gilani


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government has given a one-year service extension to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, as it is "very much the right of the government," ... Read more...

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Muralitharan’s last hurrah at home


March 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Muttiah Muralitharan could not have hoped for a better way to end his final One-day International at home. He claimed a wicket Tuesday with the ... Read more...

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Pranab, Mamata meet to discuss alliance


March 15th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee were meeting in Kolkata Tuesday evening to seal the fate of the alliance between the ... Read more...

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Egypt military says it is intervening


February 11th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's powerful military has said that it is intervening in state affairs in an effort to quell the mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak that entered ... Read more...

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Guessing game over who could be Silvio Berlusconi’s steady woman


January 18th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): After Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claimed that he could not have had sex with an underage prostitute as he is in a steady relationship, the guessing game ... Read more...

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Injured Ponting to miss Sydney Test, Clarke may take over


December 30th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) Australian Test captain Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of the fifth and last Test of the Ashes series in Sydney due to a broken finger and Michael ... Read more...

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