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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Turkey role model for Islamic states: Gilani


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Turkey has been a role model for the Islamic states because of its efforts towards strengthening democracy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said.He said Turkey ... Read more...

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Omar ‘proud’ to attend special session of Parliament Sunday


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is keenly looking forward to attend the special session of Parliament Sunday to mark 60th anniversary of its ... Read more...

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Special session to mark 60 years of Indian Parliament


May 5th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Parliament will hold a special session May 13 to celebrate its 60th anniversary.The first session of Parliament was held May 13, 1952. President Pratibha ... Read more...

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60 years of India’s Parliament to be observed May 13


April 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Parliament will celebrate its 60th anniversary May 13, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said Wednesday."There will be special sessions of both ... Read more...

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India cautions against slowdown in IMF quota reforms


April 21st, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Expressing its disappointment at the pace of reform on quota and governance issues in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India has said that a dynamic ... Read more...

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No arms to Afghanistan via Pakistan: Parliamentary panel (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel reviewing the future terms of engagement with the US said Thursday the country's territory should not be used to transport arms ... Read more...

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No arms to Afghanistan via Pakistan: Parliamentary panel


April 13th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel reviewing the future terms of engagement with the US said Thursday the country's territory should not be used to transport arms ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Saeed without evidence: Pakistan


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)chief Hafiz Saeed in the absence of solid evidence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The US Monday announced an award of ... Read more...

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Pakistani panel wants US to apologise for airstrike


March 20th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Tuesday recommended to the Pakistani government to seek an unconditional apology from the US over the airstrikes on border posts that killed 24 ... Read more...

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India’s economic performance commendable: PM


March 19th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The expected growth rate of about seven percent this fiscal should be regarded as commendable in the light of difficult global economic conditions, Prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to discuss US ties March 20


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) The Pakistan parliament will discuss new rules of engagement with the US and resumption of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan during a joint session March ... Read more...

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MQM to boycott Zardari’s address to parliament


March 16th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a junior partner in Pakistan's ruling coalition, has said it will boycott President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connect with common man: BJP (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to parliament was "completely lacking in vision" and devoid of any connect to ... Read more...

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Government confident of returning to 9 percent growth (Roundup)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government Monday expressed confidence that the country would return to a high economic growth rate of eight to nine percent, unveiling a blueprint ... Read more...

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Patil’s address lacks connection with common man: BJP


March 12th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Monday said President Pratibha Patil's address to Parliament lacked the connection to the economy of the common man who ... Read more...

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India to return to 8-9 percent growth: President (Second Lead) (With image)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Indian economy will soon return to an eight-nine percent growth trajectory - from around seven percent projected for the fiscal ending March 31 ... Read more...

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India will soon be on high growth path: President (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Stating that the UPA was committed to honest and efficient governance, President Pratibha Patil Monday said India would soon be back on the high ... Read more...

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Highest priority to safety of nuclear plants: Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country will more than double nuclear power production by 2017 and added that the government accorded the highest ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Government’s major thrust on livelihood security, health: President


March 12th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will work for providing livelihood security to the vast majority of the population and will continue to work for the removal of ... Read more...

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Government working to get information on black money: President


March 12th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government had taken steps to open channels for wider information on black money from foreign countries, President Pratibha Patil said Monday and stressed ... Read more...

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Country will soon be on high growth path: president


March 12th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Stating that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was committed to honest and efficient governance, President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country would soon be ... Read more...

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Have the numbers to run government: PM (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Brushing aside speculation of a mid-term poll, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed confidence that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would complete its ... Read more...

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Budget session will be smooth: PM


March 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Expressing confidence that the budget session of parliament would run smoothly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government was willing to discuss and ... Read more...

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Zardari may address parliamentary session


March 10th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to address a joint session of parliament March 17, the Dawn reported Saturday.According to an official announcement, the ... Read more...

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Pakistani airspace never closed for NATO: Gilani


February 27th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan never closed its airspace for NATO supplies in Afghanistan and had only suspended the land route, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."The Defence ... Read more...

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US wants ties with Pakistan: Envoy


February 26th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A US diplomat reiterated Sunday that Washington wants bilateral ties with Islamabad.Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland told Geo News in an interview the US was ... Read more...

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Industrial-innovation Kazakhstan’s new economic focus


January 28th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 27 (IANS) Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev Friday said the energy-rich Central Asian nation would prioritise diversification of the economy away from resource extraction toward industrial-innovation projects.In his annual ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decide new terms with NATO in February


January 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government will decide the new terms of its engagements with NATO and allies in the war on terror at a joint session of ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill alive, to be taken up in budget session: Bansal (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill may not be have been passed by Rajya Sabha Thursday, but it is still alive to be taken up in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan admits ties with US remained tense in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan admitted Thursday that its relations with the US remained tense in 2011 due to some incidents, including the US military's unilateral raid to kill ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill up for debate in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled the anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, which had to be adjourned briefly as the opposition insisted on Prime ... Read more...

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Lokpal: Congress confident of smooth sail in Rajya Sabha


December 28th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Ahead of the debate on the Lokpal in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, the Congress expressed confidence of getting the landmark legislation approved in the ... Read more...

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Zardari will return, says family; no coup, says US


December 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US discounted rumours of a "silent coup" against embattled President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left for Dubai over a heart ailment, and Prime ... Read more...

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