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Verma, wife sent to judicial custody in OSA case


September 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Maria Neacsu to 14 days' judicial custody in a case under the ... Read more...

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Verma, wife sent to 10 days CBI custody


September 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife to 10 days CBI custody in a case filed against them under the Official ... Read more...

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Fresh case against Abhishek Verma under secrecy act


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a fresh case against arms dealer Abhishek Verma. Some unidentified defence ministry officials too have been charged under ... Read more...

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Sikh group hires lobbyist to educate US media


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A US Sikh community group has hired a lobbying firm to educate the American media about the true identity, image and message of Sikhism in the ... Read more...

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Scores arrested across US in ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests


October 15th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, Oct 15 (IANS) Scores of protesters against corporate greed were arrested as the "Occupy Wall Street movement" movement swelled across America leaving police struggling to corral or remove ... Read more...

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India hopes Fai’s arrest exposes more ISI-funded lobbyists


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India Saturday said it was in touch with the US over the arrest of Kashmiri American Ghulam Nabi Fai, a suspected Pakistani agent involved in ... Read more...

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Legislative prank becomes Internet sensation


April 13th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oregon, April 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Portland Democrat Rep. Jefferson Smith brought some fun in to the politics in Oregon when he led about a dozen of his colleagues choreographed the lyrics ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s jute industry seeks way out of crisis


March 6th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Inability to diversify uses and grab foreign markets combined with lack of support from the authorities are hindering the progress of West Bengal's once thriving jute ... Read more...

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Congress hits out at BJP for making remarks against PM over 2G scam


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Congress Party slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its renewed attack on the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)'s public ... Read more...

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‘Caesar’s wife’ PM has something to hide: BJP


December 20th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being "defensive" and "hiding something", after he offered to appear before parliament's Public Accounts ... Read more...

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Advani hits back at PM for parliamentary session washout


December 14th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for the Winter Session of the Parliament ending without ... Read more...

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Jindal wants Congressmen to stay out of Washington for more common sense governance


November 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): Louisiana's Indian-origin Governor Bobby Jindal wants members of Congress to stay out of Washington D.C. and be home more often."We used to pay farmers not to grow crops, ... Read more...

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‘Cash-for-vote-scam’ will not damage England 2018 World Cup bid: Blatter


November 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Fifa President Sepp Blatter has claimed that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup would not be affected by the Sunday Times investigation, following which two Fifa ... Read more...

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2G scam: Prime Minister should stop acting helpless, says Swamy


November 18th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Janata Party President Subramaniam Swamy, who has filed a petition seeking sanction to prosecute former Telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum scam case, on ... Read more...

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Wiretap on lobbyists, journalists reveal links at top?


November 18th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Days after the resignation of A. Raja as communications minister over the 2G spectrum scandal, Open magazine has uploaded on its website what it claims are phone ... Read more...

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FIFA official banned for three years over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling’ scam


November 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): FIFA Executive Committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii have been suspended from all football-related activity for three years and one year respectively after being found guilty of asking ... Read more...

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Pak’s 260 billion dollar gold mines being negotiated behind closed doors?


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 3(ANI): Corporate bosses and lobbyists of two of the world's largest gold mining groups have reportedly been meeting Pakistani officials including President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah slams Kashmiri ‘pro-freedom’ lobby for ’seditious’ remarks


October 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): National Conference President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the recent remarks made by Kashmir's 'pro-freedom' lobby.At a conference held in ... Read more...

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FIFA provisionally suspends members over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling scam’


October 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21(ANI): Two senior FIFA officials have been provisionally suspended over allegations of offering to sell their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups.The allegations ... Read more...

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2018, 2022 World Cup bidding process in turmoil over FIFA officials’ vote-selling scam


October 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups has been thrown into turmoil after two senior FIFA officials were accused of offering to sell their votes ... Read more...

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RMG trade bodies plead government for cotton costs


September 27th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It has been come to news that the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) along with the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufactures and Exporters Association (BKMEA), of late ... Read more...

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‘Stark Report’ Questions John Boehner on Affair With Lisbeth Lyons


September 25th, 2010 - 1:29 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although Minority Leader John Boehner told the abstinence advocate Rep. Mark Souder that he would have to resign from Congress after having an affair with a staffer, and ... Read more...

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Hiring Of Ebonics Translators Sparks Controversy


August 24th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Once again the legitimacy of "African-American English" which is popularly known as Ebonics has gained prominence in United States after the federal Drug Enforcement Administration revealed ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh clarifies his controversial remarks to Manmohan, Sonia


May 10th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Enviornment and Forests Jairam Ramesh reportedly clarified his controversial remarks in a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia ... Read more...

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Congress ticks off Jairam Ramesh for comments on Home Ministry


May 10th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday criticized Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh for his alleged comments in China on the Home ... Read more...

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PM should act against Ramesh, says BJP


May 10th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take action against Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh for his critical remarks in ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama on the Consumer Protection and Financial Reform


May 7th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed his intentions to protect the American consumer more than ever before through the Financial Reform.Financial problems were sparked around two years ... Read more...

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President Obama hails the release of open government plans


April 8th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. President Barack Obama hailed on Wednesday the release of open government plans by all Cabinet agencies in an unprecedented effort to eliminate barriers between the American ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama announces new effort to crack down on waste and fraud


March 11th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a new effort to crack down on waste and fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and other government programs through the expanded use ... Read more...

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President Obama upset at Supreme Court lifting limits on special interest donations


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:59 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Obama on Thursday said that he will develop a forceful response to the ruling by the Supreme Court regarding special interest donations.The President’s statement comes in ... Read more...

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Climate change skepticism may endanger world’s poor, says Pachauri


January 5th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 5 (ANI): Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has warned that allowing skepticism to delay international action on global warming would endanger the ... Read more...

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US allocates 1.5 billion dollars for Pak in 2010 budget


December 11th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): The United States has allocated approximately 1.5 billion dollars for Pakistan in its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.According to sources, the US House of Representatives has approved ... Read more...

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Oz minister accuses opposition leader of inappropriately winking at her


October 21st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 21 (ANI): New South Wales Planning Minister Kristina Keneally has taken a swipe at her opposition counterpart, accusing him of sexism on the floor of Parliament.She claimed that Opposition planning ... Read more...

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Did Haqqani father ‘iron-clad’ Kerry Lugar conditions ?


October 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.9 (ANI): While the Kerry Lugar Bill has created a furor in Pakistan due to its Army and ISI-specific conditionalities, questions are also being raised as to who actually fathered these ... Read more...

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Obama to publish list of White House visitors


September 5th, 2009 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (DPA) US President Barack Obama announced Friday he will publicize a list of most visitors to the White House to provide more information about who has access and ... Read more...

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