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Lady Gaga all set to perform live in London


September 7th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ever eye catchy singer lady gaga is set to go for the biggest arena when she returns to London. The singer is set to go for ... Read more...

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Chinese officials put on live TV show sweat it out


July 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A group of provincial officials in China had a tough time facing public after they were put on a live TV to address residents' grievances.Salary ... Read more...

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BJP retains Agra mayoral seat


July 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 7 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) retained the Agra mayoral seat Saturday with its candidate winning the municipal polls.Indrajit Balmiki, the BJP's candidate trounced Kartar Singh ... Read more...

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Law Commission can’t define an ‘influential person’!


June 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid growing demand that influential people involved in criminal cases should be investigated and tried quickly, the Law Commission has said it is not feasible ... Read more...

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Gilani supports dual citizenship for MPs


May 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court suspended a member of parliament over her dual citizenship, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he was in favour ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor attacks chief minister over women’s safety


May 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Mayor of South Delhi Savita Gupta Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over the rising cases of crime against women in the capital, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mulls urbanisation policy


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government will formulate a National Urbanisation Policy to tackle the influx of rural people into cities for work, a minister has said."Most of the ... Read more...

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Mexico takes action to keep criminals out of elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) A security agreement to keep drug traffickers and other organized crime groups from interfering with Mexico's July 1 general elections has been signed by President ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of banned fireworks seized in Italy


December 30th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy Friday carried out a pre-New Year's Eve crackdown on illegal fireworks and seized four tonnes of explosives.At least 367 kg of explosives were ... Read more...

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Italy bans New Year fireworks to protect pets


December 29th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Italy's major cities including Turin, Venice and Bari would ban the use of explosives during the New Year celebrations to protect pets as well as humans.Turin's ... Read more...

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Four officials sacked as 18 kids die in accident


November 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Four officials were sacked in China after 18 kindergarten children were killed in an accident.At least 20 people, including 18 pre-schoolers, were killed and 45 injured ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s new civic body heads sworn in


October 25th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The 10 newly-elected mayors in Tamil Nadu, all from the ruling AIADMK, and other heads of local bodies were sworn in Tuesday across the state.In the ... 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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Two Chinese officials executed for bribery


July 19th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Two former vice mayors of China's Hangzhou and Suzhou cities were executed Tuesday for bribery, the China Daily reported.It said the Supreme People's Court approved the ... Read more...

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MSM is unnatural: Ghulam Nabi Azad


July 4th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Men having sex with men (MSM) is "unnatural", Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday, a comment that is likely to raise the hackles ... Read more...

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Don’t neglect people with HIV, PM tells ministries


July 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said ministries should make various schemes more accessible to people with HIV/AIDS, from employment under the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Italians protest high-speed rail link to France


July 4th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of demonstrators Sunday clashed with police in Italy protesting the construction of a high-speed rail link to France, Xinhua reported.About 50 police officers were injured ... Read more...

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Mayor in Italy gets 10 kg trash


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 2 (IANS/AKI) An Italian politician sent 10 kg of garbage by mail to the mayor of Naples, protesting a new decree that allows the city to export its ... Read more...

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Bangalore, Mysore get women mayors


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) The Bangalore and Mysore city corporations Friday got women mayors, the former from the Bharatiya Janata Party and the latter from the Congress.R. Sharadamma, 45, ... Read more...

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BJP activists caned in Uttar Pradesh


March 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were caned in various districts of Uttar Pradesh Tuesday after they clashed with the police, set up road ... Read more...

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BJP activists caned in Lucknow


March 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were caned here Monday as they clashed with the police during a protest against the Uttar Pradesh government.The ... Read more...

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Mayawati indicates direct elections for mayors to stay


March 10th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday appeared to have succumbed to the mounting opposition pressure against her move to change the existing system of direct ... Read more...

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Mayawati defends forcible removal of opposition legislators


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday sought to justify Speaker Sukhdeo Rajhbhar's action to get protesting opposition legislators bodily lifted and removed from the state assembly late Monday ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die after daylong uproar


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh assembly was adjourned sine die after daylong uproar that culminated in a prolonged sit-in by the opposition until late Monday night. Almost the entire ... Read more...

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Mexican mayor vows to continue her work despite attacks


January 26th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Morelia (Mexico), Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of Tiquicheo, a city in the Mexican state of Michoacan, used the one-year anniversary of the latest of three attacks on her to show the ... Read more...

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BJP to set up Good Governance Cell in party-ruled states


November 20th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) A Good Governance Cell (GGC) would be constituted for all the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states to bring in transparency in public welfare schemes and improve civic facilities, ... Read more...

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Mexican mayor dies from stroke after ambush


November 8th, 2010 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 8 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of a Mexican city died from a heart attack after being ambushed, beaten and robbed on a highway by gunmen, officials said.Jaime Lozoya Avila, mayor ... Read more...

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Mexico drug wars: Mayors forced to live in US


September 27th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Several Mexican mayors have been forced to move to the US for safety in the face of threats from drug traffickers. Mayors from the northern border states ... Read more...

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Mayors battle to lure Oprah Winfrey on Oz visit


September 19th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 19 (ANI): Several Queensland mayors have thrown out the welcome mat in a bid to lure American talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey to their towns.Tourism Australia and Tourism Queensland have ... Read more...

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Ryan Reynolds turns producer for TV show


September 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds is set to turn producer with new TV comedy show "Mayors of Casterbridge". Reynolds and his Dark Trick Films production company have teamed up with ... Read more...

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28 Congress workers acquitted in 13-year-old case


July 31st, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Twentyeight Congress workers, including two former mayors of this city, were acquitted by a local court Saturday in an over 13-year-old case of manhandling government employees. Those ... Read more...

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Mayors’ group to oppose civic poll curbs in Uttar Pradesh


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) An association of mayors will protest the Uttar Pradesh government's decision barring civic poll candidates from using symbols allotted to political parties, an official said Wednesday. "The state ... Read more...

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Gujarat time capsule lowered in Mahatma Mandir


June 8th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June7 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday sealed a 90-kg Time Capsule, scripting the progress of the state since its formation May 1, 1960, and lowered it under ... Read more...

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Spain reduces pay of lawmakers, judges


May 26th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Spain's lower house of parliament has agreed to cut the pay of the speaker, lawmakers, judges, mayors and municipal officials in an effort to reduce the country's budget ... Read more...

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China’s urbanization rate will touch 50 percent by 2020


May 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): China's urbanization has reached record levels, and according to a report, it will touch 50 percent in the coming future.According to the newly published 2009 City Development ... Read more...

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