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Bypoll shock for Congress in Andhra (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) In a setback to Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) bagged four assembly seats while the YSR Congress and an independent won ... Read more...

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TRS leads in four constituencies


March 21st, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Wednesday established early leads on four assembly seats while YSR Congress party is leading in Kovur, the only seat it contested.Former ... Read more...

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Efforts to dilute RTI must be resisted, says Aruna Roy


October 15th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activist Aruna Roy Saturday took Prime Minister Manmohan Singh head on Saturday, saying that efforts to dilute the RTI Act by ... Read more...

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Another Telangana MP resigns


July 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) Another MP from Telangana resigned Thursday, the 15th parliamentarian to do so in a bid to further the demand for separate statehood for the region.Telugu ... Read more...

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TRS MPs, another minister from Telangana quit


July 5th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 5 (IANS) Resignations of members of parliament, ministers and legislators from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh continued for the second consecutive day Tuesday.Intensifying the movement for a ... Read more...

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Pakistan either incompetent or involved: CIA chief


May 4th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) CIA Director Leon Panetta has told US lawmakers that Washington is trying to get to the bottom of Pakistan's "troubling" role in its professed ignorance about ... Read more...

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BJP pulls up Congress for insulting PAC chief


April 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticized the ruling Congress Party on Thursday for accusing Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chief Murli Manohar Joshi of having 'malafide ... Read more...

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Swamy calls Sonia Gandhi a ’source of corruption’


April 24th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy has called Congress President Sonia Gandhi as the 'source of corruption'."We have no oppositions against Congress. We believe that the poison ... Read more...

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Elders dominate Kerala Assembly polls


March 19th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 19 (ANI): More and more elderly people are flocking the party offices to file their nomination papers as candidates for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Kerala.Most of the senior members ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Congress distances itself from Kalmadi


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): With the multiple trails of corruption involved with the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) inching closer to the door of Suresh Kalmadi, Congress on Wednesday distanced itself from ... Read more...

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Mubarak resignation creates political vacuum for US in Middle East


February 12th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum in the Middle East.According to the Washington Post, the ... Read more...

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US threatens to cut aid to Pak if Islamabad doesn’t free murder-accused US diplomat


February 9th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9(ANI): The United States has intensified its pressure on Pakistan to release double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, with US lawmakers threatening to cut aid to Islamabad unless it ... Read more...

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Congresswoman’s attacker to appear in court today, charged on five federal counts


January 10th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Tucson (Arizona, US), Jan.10 (ANI): Twenty-two-year-old college drop-out Jared L. Loughner was charged with five federal counts on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, for his role in ... Read more...

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Censure Definition Is Being Searched On Net After Charles Rangel’s Scam


November 19th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charles Rangel (D-NY) has been subjected to censure after he was accused of fund raising and financial misconduct. However, after this news was popularized, many people ... Read more...

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65 percent of American voters want to axe every Congress member


October 30th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 30 (ANI): An overwhelming majority of Americans say, if given the choice, they would want to axe every member of the U.S. Congress.A Rasmussen Reports survey released yesterday found 65 ... Read more...

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Nearly five in ten American voters want Obama to run for president again


October 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 27 (ANI): Nearly half of today's voters - 47 percent - say they would like to see Barack Obama run for re-election in 2012, versus 36 percent who said ... Read more...

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Cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar to oversee CWG preparations


August 13th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar has been asked to oversee the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.According to sources, Suresh Kalmadi will stay on as chairman of ... Read more...

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Carte Goodwin sworn in to replace late Senator Byrd


July 21st, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Carte Goodwin, Democrat of West Virginia, was sworn in on Tuesday to replace late Senator Robert Byrd who died on June 28 at 92 years if age.Byrd ... Read more...

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No elements of distrust between Sonia and me: PM


May 24th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said there was no gap between him and Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi. "Sonia Gandhi is the chairperson of the UPA (United ... Read more...

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Man Arrested For Death Threats Against Senator Murray


April 7th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A sixty four year old resident of Washington state was arrested by police and charged on Tuesday for threatening to kill Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington ... Read more...

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Nigerian attempts to blow up US plane; claims link to Al Qaeda (Evening Lead)Evening Lead)


December 26th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) A Nigerian, claiming links with Al Qaeda, set off a small explosion on board a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, setting off ... Read more...

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Nigerian suspect in US plane explosion may be charged Saturday


December 26th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) The Nigerian man who allegedly set off a small explosion on board a Northwest Airlines flight near Detroit could face charges later Saturday, according to an official ... Read more...

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Congress reaches half-way mark in Haryana assembly


November 10th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) The ruling Congress reached the half-way mark in the 90-member Haryana assembly after one more legislator from former chief minister Bhajan Lal's Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) joined ... Read more...

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Joseph Cao: Only Republican Member To Support Health Care Reform Bill


November 9th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov.9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Health care reform bill, which has been criticized for several reasons, has got its way cleared from the House of Representatives. The bill not only gained ... Read more...

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Milestones in Indira Gandhi’s life


October 27th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Milestones in Indira Gandhi's life: Nov 19, 1917: Indira is born1938: Joins Indian National Congress1942: Marries Feroze GandhiSep 11, 1942: Couple is imprisoned at Naini ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama shunned by Obama, gets award from speaker Pelosi


October 6th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Even as President Barack Obama was strategically avoiding the Dalai Lama apparently to gain favour with China, the Tibetan spiritual leader was at the Capitol ... Read more...

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Rescue mission by Jim Webb gains freedom for John Yettaw but Aung San Suu Kyi still jailed


August 16th, 2009 - 3:17 am ICT by John Le Fevre
An historic trip to the reclusive Burma capital of Naypyidaw by US Senator John Webb has seen the American responsible for pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s latest jailing, John ... Read more...

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US Senator gains release of American jailed in Myanmar: Report


August 16th, 2009 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) US Senator Jim Webb obtained the release Saturday of American John Yettaw, who had been sentenced to seven years of hard labour in Myanmar for visiting detained pro-democracy ... Read more...

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US senator to meet with Burmese military junta chief


August 13th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): U.S. Senator Jim Webb plans to meet with Burma's top official, Senior General Than Shwe, following his arrival Friday in what would be the first-ever meeting between a ... Read more...

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GOP Senator’s admission of extramarital affair was prompted by an ‘extortion threat’


June 17th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, June 17 (ANI): A public admission by Republican Senator John Ensign-that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff-was prompted by a blackmail threat, Fox News claimed."Last ... Read more...

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National Security Agency found spying on Americans


April 16th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.16 (ANI): The National Security Agency has attracted criticism for intercepting Americans' e-mails and phone calls in recent months on a scale that went beyond limits set by Congress last year, ... Read more...

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Obama says Americans must act boldly to end recession


February 25th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.25 (ANI): Barack Obama once again created history on Tuesday by becoming the first African American President to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, and he used the ... Read more...

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Senator Kennedy suffers seizure during Obama’s luncheon (Lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Long-time US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer since May, collapsed in the middle of the Inauguration Day luncheon honouring President Obama Tuesday, according to ... Read more...

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Bush clears legal hurdle for Hillary to become Secretary of State


December 20th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): President George W Bush has cleared the legal hurdle confronting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton becoming the next Secretary of State by signing a reduction in the jobs ... Read more...

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Clinton ”to earn 4,700 dollars less” than Rice as Secretary of State


December 12th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.12 (ANI): Hillary Rodham Clinton will earn 4,700 dollars less if confirmed as secretary of state than Condoleezza Rice, her predecessor, due to an obscure rule on compensation for ... Read more...

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