legitimacy

Maldives threatens to pull out from Commonwealth


September 12th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Sep 12 (IANS) The Maldives Wednesday threatened to pull out from the Commonwealth if the group's disciplinary body continues to "bully" the Indian Ocean island nation, Xinhua reported.Maldives government ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

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Agitated Sonia takes on Advani


August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a rare show of strong emotion inside parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was visibly agitated Wednesday over BJP leader L.K. Advani's remarks questioning ... Read more...

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India’s growth will decide future Chinese engagement: Author Martin Jacques (Interview)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's role in a future world order in which China is likely to lead from the front depends a lot on what happens on this ... Read more...

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India in UN security council reflects global realities: Germany


July 14th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany, one of a four-nation group pushing for United Nations reforms, Saturday forcefully argued for providing a permanent seat to India and itself in the ... Read more...

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Colombia to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect pipeline


July 12th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's government plans to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect the Bicentennial Pipeline, a 960 km conduit currently under construction.Mines and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas made the ... Read more...

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Romney rejects same-sex marriage


May 13th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Mitt Romney, the likely Republican candidate in this year's US presidential election, has rejected the legitimacy of same-sex marriage, BBC reported."Marriage is a relationship between ... 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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Russian government not open enough: Medvedev


April 18th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian authorities do not explain their actions to the people enough, but societal demand and new technologies will change that, outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev ... 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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BRICS voices concern over slow pace of IMF reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The BRICS group of five emerging economies Thursday voiced concern over the slow pace of governance and quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Syrian parliamentary poll plan ridiculous: US


March 14th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US does not take seriously a desicion by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to hold parliamentary elections in the country hit by flagrant violence, State ... Read more...

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Syria sets May 7 for parliamentary polls


March 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Parliamentary elections in Syria will take place May 7, President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday.The elections will be the first under the country's new constitution, which ... Read more...

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Now UN rights rapporteur recommends AFSPA repeal


March 10th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 10 (IANS) Margaret Sekaggya, the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on human rights, has recommended that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and other such laws should ... Read more...

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Obama urges Syrian president to stop killings


February 5th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the killings in the country and step aside for a democratic transition ... Read more...

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India says expansion essential for UNSC credibility


December 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India, an aspirant for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has said that an expansion of the decision making organ was essential for its ... Read more...

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Congress MLA walked away with draft PAC report on mining: BJP


October 4th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Goa legislative assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Manohar Parrikar Tuesday accused a Congress legislator of walking away with a draft of the PAC's report ... Read more...

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India approves amendments to IMF charter


September 30th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) India Thursday approved amendments to International Monetary Fund (IMF) charter, which, among other issues, seek to give higher voting rights to emerging economies.The IMF had ... Read more...

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India must take lead to conclude global trade talks: Pascal Lamy


September 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Failure of the 10-year old Doha development round will weaken the legitimacy of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and countries like India must take the ... Read more...

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Russia invites Libyan rebels to discuss projects


September 4th, 2011 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has invited officials of Libya's rebel-led National Transitional Council, the country's new authorities, to discuss the future of energy projects signed under former leader ... Read more...

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Italy unfreezes 350 mn euros of Libyan assets


August 26th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Aug 25 (IANS/AKI) Italy has unfrozen 350 million euros (around $503 million) of Libyan assets that can be used by the transitional government to pay salaries and provide other ... Read more...

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UN to review peacekeeping, India presses for more funds


August 16th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, has pressed for more financing and greater innovation in deploying troops in the conflict zones ... Read more...

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US wants India, China to act against Syria


August 12th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Stepping up pressure against the Assad regime in Syria, the US has asked India and China, with major investment in Syria's energy sector, to join Washington ... Read more...

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Aug 13 to decide Nepal PM’s fate


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) Though he survived a threat by his largest ally, the Maoists, to withdraw support to his five-month-old government, reprieved Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal now ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime condemns Britain for recognising rebels


July 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The Muammar Gaddafi regime has condemned Britain for recognising the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority", BBC reported.Britain was the third nation after France and the ... Read more...

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Britain expels Gaddafi diplomats


July 27th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Britain will recognise the Libyan rebel council as the "sole governmental authority", and Gaddafi-regime diplomats have been expelled, Foreign Secretary William Hague said.The Libyan charge d'affaires ... Read more...

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Fai fails to turn up, court defers hearing to Tuesday


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Arrested Kashmiri American lobbyist Ghulam Nabi Fai failed to appear before a court here Friday, following which his hearing was postponed to July 26, the Geo ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels legitimate governing authority: US


July 15th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday said America will recognise the rebel organisation in Libya "as the legitimate governing authority", CNN reported.Clinton made the announcement ... Read more...

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Russian voters may now have an ‘against all’ option


July 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian voters may now be able to choose the option of voting "against all" political candidates when the lower house of parliament considers a bill ... Read more...

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International court issues warrant against Gaddafi


June 27th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The International Criminal Court at The Hague has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, BBC reported.The court has accused Gaddafi of crimes against ... Read more...

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Spain expels Libyan envoy


June 17th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain has expelled Libya's envoy to Madrid and three of his subordinates as they remain loyal to the Muammar Gaddafi regime.Libyan Ambassador Ajeli Abdussalam Ali Breni ... Read more...

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Brook no delay in reforming UN Security Council: India


June 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday pushed hard for expansion of the UN Security Council and exhorted the world to "brook no delay" in carrying forward the long overdue ... Read more...

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NATO strikes on Libya amount to land operation: Moscow


June 4th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Odessa (Russia), June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO's actions in Libya are gradually evolving into a land operation, Russia's foreign minister warned Saturday.The French armed forces website said Saturday that British ... Read more...

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World leaders at G8 summit call for Gaddafi to step down


May 28th, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS) World leaders at the two-day G8 summit held in France issued a joint call Friday asking the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi must step down: Medvedev


May 27th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Muammar Gaddafi has lost its legitimacy and the Libyan leader must leave his post, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday after ... Read more...

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