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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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We never claimed ‘zero loss’ in coal block allocation: Chidambaram


August 27th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Three days after claiming that there was no question of gain or loss in coal block allocation as the coal has not been mined, ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins in UAE


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began Friday in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Ramadan Moon-sighting Committee announced.July 19 was the last day of ... Read more...

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Sonia says only Rahul to decide on his larger role (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Amid rising voices within the Congress urging Rahul Gandhi to join the UPA government, party president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said it was only for ... Read more...

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Khurshid favours abolition of death penalty


June 27th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said that though there was no collective view of the government on the issue, he personally was ... Read more...

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Khurshid gives no time-frame for tabling anti-torture bill


June 26th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday refrained from giving a time-frame as to when the proposed bill for the prevention of torture would ... Read more...

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15 years after Uphaar fire: Victims’ kin await justice


June 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Even after 15 years of the Uphaar cinema fire, the families of the 59 people who died in the incident await justice.They say they ... Read more...

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Huffington Post launches Spanish-language edition


June 8th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 8 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish-language edition of the US news web site Huffington Post made its debut Thursday in Spain and the firm is also considering launching local editions ... Read more...

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Japanese PM reshuffles cabinet


June 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 4 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Monday reshuffled his cabinet for the second time, replacing five ministers out of 18 in a move to win support from ... Read more...

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Advani for collegium to appoint CEC, CAG


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to constitute a "broad based collegium" to appoint the chief election commissioner (CEC) and ... Read more...

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Government to move SC against quota decision


May 29th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it will move the Supreme Court against the decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashing the 4.5 percent sub-quota ... Read more...

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Tunisia to extradite former Libyan PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 23 (IANS) Tunisian government has agreed to extradite former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Xinhua reported.According to Tunisian Justice Minister Noureddine Bhiri, the country's authorities have received ... Read more...

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Brazil Senate moves to expel lawmaker linked to crime


May 9th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian Senate's Ethics Committee decided Tuesday to begin the process of expelling Sen. Demostenes Torres, who is accused of being part of an organization that ... Read more...

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Argentina destroys 11,000 firearms


May 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 11,000 firearms surrendered by their owners were destroyed by the government as part of a programme to reduce the number of weapons in Argentina, ... Read more...

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UAE, Algeria to hold bilateral talks Tuesday


March 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria will hold bilateral discussions on judicial and legal cooperation Tuesday.A delegation headed by Algerian Justice Minister Tayib ... Read more...

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Has anti-graft campaign learnt lessons, asks Khurshid


March 17th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said the government had learnt its lessons after Anna Hazare's protest last year but wondered if the ... Read more...

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Britain to make life difficult for violent drinkers


March 17th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The British government has plans to make violent and nuisance drinkers to either quit their habit or be ready to be put behind bars, according to ... Read more...

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Britain won’t be Christian nation by 2030: Report


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Britain may no longer be a Christian country by 2030 as the number of non-believers is set to overtake the number of Christians, a media report ... Read more...

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Italian ministers post salaries online


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian ministers Tuesday posted their salaries and assets online in an effort to boost transparency amid a crackdown on tax evasion.The unelected government led by Prime ... Read more...

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Poll panel accepts Khurshid’s apology (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday accepted Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's apology after it complained about his defiance of its earlier order censuring him for ... Read more...

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Khurshid’s remarks: Poll panel seeks president’s intervention


February 11th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Taking exception to union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid sticking to his remarks about backward Muslims during campaigning in Uttar Pradesh despite a ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission censured Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid for announcing a sub quota for minorities ahead of Uttar ... Read more...

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Dutch TV presenters escape prosecution for cannibalism


February 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) Two Dutch TV presenters, who had pieces of their flesh surgically removed, cooked and ate them too during a programme, have been told that they ... Read more...

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Catalin Predoiu appointed Romania’s acting PM (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, Feb 6 (IANS) Romanian President Traian Basescu Monday named Catalin Predoiu as the country's acting prime minister after Emil Boc stepped down from the post while announcing his cabinet's ... Read more...

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Government seeks gag order on Swamy for speaking on 2G


January 21st, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The government has moved the Supreme Court for an appropriate order against Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy for publicly speaking on 2G spectrum matter, ... Read more...

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Khurshid remark no interference in 2G case, apex court told (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government Tuesday described as "baseless" the allegation that Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's opinion on a service provider facing trial in the 2G ... Read more...

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Khurshid remark no interference in 2G case, apex court told


January 17th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The government Tuesday described as "baseless" the allegation that Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid's opinion on a service provider facing trial in the 2G ... Read more...

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Madrid’s first woman mayor takes office


December 28th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor.She succeeds Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, mayor of the ... Read more...

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56,383 cases pending in Supreme Court


December 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Inadequate number of judges and delay in filling vacancies were among the various reasons responsible for the large number of pending cases in courts, including ... Read more...

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Government keen to bring Lokpal in this session: Khurshid


December 19th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Law and Justice minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the government wanted to pass the Lokpal bill in the current winter session, but was not doing ... Read more...

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CBI bid to shield Loop Telecom in 2G scam: NGO (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation Thursday moved the Supreme Court alleging that CBI officers were engaged in diluting the findings of their own investigators ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Italy to free thousands of prisoners


December 15th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 15 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of prisoners will be released from prisons across Italy to ease overcrowding and save the cash-strapped country millions of euros. However, the released prisoners will ... Read more...

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Government to table Lokpal Bill soon: Khurshid


December 9th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said the government will try to table the Lokpal Bill soon but refused to give any timeline ... Read more...

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Don’t worry about group C employees: Khurshid


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With civil society and opposition parties raisng the pitch for bringing the government Group C employees within ambit of the proposed Lokpal, union Law ... Read more...

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Iraq hangs 12 Al Qaeda men for wedding massacre


November 25th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) Twelve Al Qaeda members were executed in Iraq Thursday for their role in the horrific massacre of 70 people during a wedding ceremony in 2006, the ... Read more...

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