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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... Read more...

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China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers to join hands against corruption


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Ontario (Canada), Aug 23 (IANS) Legislators across the political spectrum from around Australia will converge in Melbourne Thursday, joining hands in their fight against corruption and for integrity in government.As ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Russian internet blacklist to be kept secret


August 14th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian public will not be informed about websites that are included in an upcoming governmental blacklist of internet destinations, a newspaper said.Declassifying the websites ... Read more...

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Social Security surplus to be gone by 2013


August 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Social Security is a project that has a lot of benefits to the babies and most of them have availed the benefits that come along with ... Read more...

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Make Rahul leader of Lok Sabha, MPs urge Sonia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently expressed his "readiness" for a more "proactive" role, as many as 10 party members in the Lok ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... Read more...

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Iran can produce n-fuel for vessels, submarines: Official


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships, a top official has said."We have the capability to design nuclear fuel for ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi must stick to his policy pillars (Comment)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Now that Pranab Mukherjee has been "kicked upstairs", the Congress party has cleared the way for Rahul Gandhi to be responsible for a larger role in the party and ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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US breaks Pentagon-Russian arms exporter ties


July 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US lawmakers have passed a bill which breaks the relationship between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.According to the House of Representatives's ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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100 percent voting for presidential poll in Goa


July 19th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Voting for the election of president of India concluded in Goa with the entire electoral college casting their votes Thursday.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers said ... Read more...

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Air links for smaller cities, towns on anvil: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Smaller cities and towns across India, including in the northeast region would have air connectivity and new airports, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday."A new ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: AIADMK lawmakers to meet July 18


July 12th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has called a meeting of its parliament members and legislators July 18, a day before the presidential election, said a ... Read more...

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Putin seeks law amendment for foreign-funded NGOs


July 11th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for amendments to a bill which would force non-governmental organisations(NGOs), funded from abroad and engaged in political activity, to declare ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliament meets despite court ruling


July 11th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Egyptian parliament reconvened Tuesday despite the Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve it.The lawmakers met after newly elected President Mohamed ... Read more...

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Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday


July 9th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka will Tuesday elect Jagadish Shettar as their new leader to make him the party's third chief minister in the ... Read more...

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Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister’s ouster (Third Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers, loyal to scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, quit Friday to pressure the party leadership to ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa loyalist ministers may quit Karnataka ministry


June 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Around ten Karnataka ministers will quit the ministry late Friday if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership does not commit to removing Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik is Sangma’s proposer for president’s poll (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday emerged as the first proposer for former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the July 19 presidential election.Sangma's son ... Read more...

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Russian government structure remains unchanged: Medvedev


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the structure of country' new government has remained virtually unchanged to keep up the pace, otherwise the Cabinet of Ministers ... Read more...

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Parliament worked smoothly back then, says oldest member


May 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lawmakers should utlise parliament's time instead of wasting it, said one of India's first members of parliament, 92-year-old Rishang Keishing."In those days, every thing was ... Read more...

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People disillusioned by MPs’ behaviour: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday urged MPs to do some introspection because their conduct was creating a sense of "frustration and disillusionment" among the ... Read more...

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‘Parliament fractious, state issues pervasive’ (May 13 is 60th anniversary of Indian parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Has the quality of debates in parliament declined over the decades and is politics no longer a mission to serve the people? Are MPs ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily calls power outages a time bomb


May 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Frequent power outages have "become a political time bomb", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.An editorial in the News International said that Punjab province threatens to "plunge ... Read more...

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24,000 ’stolen’ brides in Kyrgyzstan in three years


May 11th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 24,000 women were kidnapped and forced into marriage in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the past three years, an official report said.The ... Read more...

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India to take US visa complaint to WTO


May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the "discriminatory" increase in visa fee by the US which is hurting Indian IT ... Read more...

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Pakistani textbook says 9/11 happened last year!


May 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Shocking Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers with its factual errors, a Pashto textbook for Class 5 students says the 9/11 terror attack happened in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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Putin signs decree appointing Medvedev PM


May 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin Tuesday signed a decree appointing Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, within an hour after Russia's State Duma, or lower house of ... Read more...

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Myanmar planning population census


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 3 (IANS) Myanmar Thursday organised a conference in collaboration with the UN Population Fund for undertaking a population census in 2014.Officials of the National Commission on Population and ... Read more...

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India in-principle agrees to allow investments from Pakistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India has in-principle agreed to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) from Pakistan, a move expected to enhance commercial engagement and boost trade between the two ... Read more...

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