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Slain Kerala leader’s wife seeks CBI probe


September 4th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Sep 4 (IANS) Four months after the murder of a former CPI-M leader, his wife Tuesday asked the Kerala government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe ... Read more...

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Togolese women begin sex-strike for regime change


August 27th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A group of Togolese women have commenced a week-long sex strike in an unusual attempt to oust the west African nation's president and end decades of ... Read more...

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Kenya orders probe into poor performance at London Olympics


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki ordered the Ministry of Sports to move fast and establish the cause of the country's dismal performance at the recently concluded London ... Read more...

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Maoist rebel surrenders in Chhattisgarh


August 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman Maoist guerrilla has surrendered to the police in Chhattisgarh and accused the rebel leadership of using tribals for its own aims, said police Tuesday."Ramdai ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet families of gurdwara shooting victims


August 19th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the shootings in a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara earlier this month, according ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges


August 10th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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Medvedev may run for president again


July 31st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has not ruled out that he would run for president again if Russians support his return to the Kremlin."I am ... Read more...

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Dikshit meets Sonia


July 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a day after media reports suggested that the three-time chief minister might be ... Read more...

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Hillary counts Ela Bhatt among her ‘personal heroes’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related the story of one of her "personal heroes", Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association in ... Read more...

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Will play more proactive role in party, government: Rahul


July 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he would be playing "a more proactive role in the party and the government"."I will play more ... Read more...

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Bahrain to support UAE’s security measure


July 18th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Manama, July 17 (IANS/WAM) Bahrain Tuesday expressed its absolute support for all measures the UAE takes to preserve its security and stability against whoever tries to conspire against its leadership ... Read more...

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Capello to live in Russia if chosen as coach


July 14th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello would live in Russia if he is chosen to fill the vacant Russia job, the acting head of the Russian ... Read more...

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Karnataka CM-designate Shettar grapples with ministry formation (Evening Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar, set to take oath Thursday as the Karnataka chief minister, was in New Delhi late Wednesday to meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders ... Read more...

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BJP’s Karnataka change victory of corruption: Congress


July 8th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Congress Sunday termed the change of leadership in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka as a "victory of corruption".The BJP's ally, ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka chief minister (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday chose Karnataka's Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to replace Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Good team won us World Cup, not just captaincy: Sehwag


July 6th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 6 (IANS) India batsman Virender Sehwag Friday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a good side during the 2011 World Cup that helped him lead it to the ... Read more...

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Eliasson sworn in as deputy UN chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) Jan Eliasson of Sweden was sworn in as the UN deputy secretary-general here Monday, Xinhua reported.Eliasson "has had substantial experience at the United Nations serving ... Read more...

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I regret the day Surjeet Singh got released: Dalbir Kaur


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh, Monday said she regretted the day Surjeet Singh got released from a Pakistani prison."Surjeet Singh has ... Read more...

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UN gives $8 mn for Nepal’s peace process


June 30th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The UN Peacebuilding Fund Friday released $8 million for Nepal to help it tackle challenges surrounding its peace process.According to the Office of the Resident and ... Read more...

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Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists quit Karnataka ministry (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Eight Karnataka ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quit Friday to pressure the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership to remove the present incumbent, ... Read more...

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US hails Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan


June 26th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The United States has hailed the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan to encourage more private sector investment in Afghanistan and support for its economy as "an ... Read more...

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Pakistan president to visit Russia


June 19th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will undertake a three-day official visit to Russia between June 20-22 to participate in the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), ... Read more...

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Obama mourns death of Saudi crown prince


June 17th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday mourned the death of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, speaking highly of the prince's role ... Read more...

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Biman Bose mocks Mamata’s plan of law against vandalism


June 1st, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose Friday mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's idea of enacting legislation to penalise political parties indulging in vandalism and ... Read more...

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A BJP protest in Srinagar


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday proved a point when some 50 activists staged a protest here against the petrol price hike.The protesters, who gathered ... Read more...

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Russia tells US envoy to tone down comments


May 30th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US ambassador to Russia should remain diplomatic in his public comments and not jeopardise his country's ties with Russia, a Russian presidential aide said."The ... Read more...

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Zarine to endorse educational institution


May 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) After working in the successful fun-filled film "Housefull 2", actor Zarine Khan will soon be seen promoting education.Samalkha Group of Institution (SGI) has roped Zarine ... Read more...

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Mulayam calls for UP shutdown over petrol price hike


May 26th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Days after hobnobbing with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leadership over the third anniversary dinner, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has called for ... Read more...

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UAE launches e-visa system for visitors in Argentina


May 24th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an electronic visa system in Argentina to facilitate issuance of entry permits for visitors in the country.The ... Read more...

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Obama concerned about Yemen


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said he was concerned about the terrorism threat stemming from Yemen, after a deadly suicide bombing there killed at least ... Read more...

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H&R; Johnson pumps in Rs.225 crore in Andhra unit


May 18th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 May (IANS) H&R; Johnson (India), a division of Prism Cement limited, India's largest ceramic tile company, Friday announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by 55 percent ... Read more...

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IPL all but over for ‘rested’ Ganguly


May 11th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 11 (IANS) Pune Warriors out-of-form captain Sourav Ganguly finally "rested" himself Friday allowing Australian Steven Smith to lead the team against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ... 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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