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Ukraine to extradite Putin murder plotter


August 15th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has ordered the extradition of Adam Osmayev to Russia, after he was suspected of attempting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier ... Read more...

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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song


July 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, ... Read more...

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Myanmar: An isolated nation opens up


May 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Yangon, May 26 (IANS) Myanmar, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Sunday, was for decades isolated from the world but has begun opening up and embracing democracy.Sandwiched ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood seeks dialogue to ’save revolution’


May 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement has urged country's political forces to participate in a national dialogue ahead of a tough battle between an Islamist candidate and ... Read more...

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Putin’s popularity among Russians grows: Poll


May 18th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Electoral ratings of Russian President Vladimir Putin have grown to 55 percent returning to 2010 levels, according to a pollster Thursday.The Public Opinion Foundation said ... Read more...

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Akhilesh firefights as ministers, officials embarrass government (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) "Even if god forms a government in Uttar Pradesh, crime cannot be controlled," said minister Durga Prasad Yadav. Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan wants ... Read more...

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Russian anti-rally bill wants $50,000 fine on protesters


May 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament is expected to pass an anti-protest bill in 2013 that authorises a fine of $50,000 on protest organisers for the kind of ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama discuss bilateral relations


May 10th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama have discussed the prospects of development of bilateral relations and personal contacts.The two leaders ... Read more...

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Putin proposes Medvedev as prime minister


May 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin proposed Dmitry Medvedev for the post of prime minister Monday, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.Putin first put forward ... Read more...

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Putin returns to Kremlin amid protests (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president Monday in a glittering Kremlin ceremony that took place less than 24 hours after protesters opposed to ... Read more...

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Manmohan likely to visit Myanmar


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the unfolding democratic transition in Myanmar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to visit the Southeast Asian country next month.The ... Read more...

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NLD’s victory claim cheers Myanmarese in northeast India


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Apil 2 (IANS) As the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's by-election in Myanmar, it cheered ... Read more...

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Myanmar votes to elect Suu Kyi (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Thousands Sunday voted in Myanmar's parliamentary by-elections in which Nobel laureate and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is contesting for the first time.Over six million ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare losing relevance: Bal Thackeray


March 27th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray Tuesday questioned the relevance of the anti-corruption crusade by veteran activist Anna Hazare and his team members.In an editorial in ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur


March 24th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 24 (IANS) After leading his party to a landslide victory and silencing the opposition, Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congressman Okram Ibobi Singh has now gotten down to ... Read more...

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‘Manipur situation too complex to expect dramatic change’


March 13th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Congress may have won a clear mandate in Manipur but the tribal situation in the state is too complex to expect any dramatic changes ... Read more...

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Exhausted Russian reporters plan anti-demonstration protest


March 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian media employees who are sick and tired of the incessant pro- and anti-government protests in Moscow have set up a Facebook group "Journalists ... Read more...

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MCD elections: Sheila attacks BJP


March 12th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which dominates the ... Read more...

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Russian election commission declares Putin winner


March 8th, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) has certified Vladimir Putin's victory in the March 4 presidential polls.Putin won a landslide victory with 63.6 percent of the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh comes of age in rough, tough UP politics


March 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party's young member of parliament from Kannauj, Tuesday proved he had come of age in Uttar Pradesh's rough and tumble politics, ... Read more...

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Russia seeks compromise on Iran sanctions


March 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push for talks to scrap unilateral sanctions against Iran if it allows the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to control Iranian nuclear activity, ... Read more...

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All eyes on Lambi as Punjab heads for assembly polls


January 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) The importance of Punjab's Lambi assembly seat could be gauged from the fact that Saturday, the last day of campaigning for assembly elections in Punjab, ... Read more...

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Triangular contest on cards in most Punjab seats


December 25th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) As the Election Commission advanced the date of the elections for Punjab's 117 assembly seats to Jan 30, against the expected date of mid-February, the ... Read more...

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Hazare is CNN-IBN Indian of the Year


December 17th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Anna Hazare was honoured with the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2011 award late Friday while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was feted ... Read more...

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AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu civic polls


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Six months after it won the assembly elections, the AIADMK Friday swept the two-phased Tamil Nadu civic polls by winning all the 10 mayoral posts in ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi to meet Kanimozhi, Sonia


October 21st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Friday evening left for New Delhi to meet his jailed daughter Kanimozhi. He will also ... Read more...

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Singur issue is not final yet: Biman Bose


September 29th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Reacting to the Calcutta High Court order on the Singur land row, West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Wednesday said the matter has not yet ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to remove troops from disputed border


September 16th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand and Cambodia on Thursday agreed to remove their troops from a disputed area on their common border, officials said on Friday.The prime ministers of both countries ... Read more...

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At least 1,500 Cambodian troops leave disputed border with Thailand


September 1st, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia withdrew approximately 1,500 troops from the disputed border area with Thailand on Wednesday as the two neighboring countries' military tension have eased since July, one official ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa springs surprise, attacks Chidambaram (Intro Roundup)


June 14th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa sprang a surprise Tuesday by demanding Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation for his "fraudulent" election to the Lok ... Read more...

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Blazing a trail, Jayalalithaa fires salvo at Chidambaram, Maran (Roundup)


June 14th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Indicating she was in no hurry to embrace the Congress, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa sprang a surprise in the capital Tuesday by ... Read more...

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Emergency will not be repeated: Pranab


June 13th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Noting India's current situation has some similarities to the 1970s which led the then Indira Gandhi regime to impose an emergency, Union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Talks with GJM June 6, says Mamata


May 30th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said the state government will hold discussions with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) June 6 on the ... Read more...

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