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Putin signs WTO accession protocol: Kremlin


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Saturday a federal law that authorises the protocol for Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Kremlin said.The protocol ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh assembly’s monsoon session from July 12


June 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 19 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh state assembly will begin from July 12 and will have just six sittings, assembly officials said Tuesday."The monsoon session ... Read more...

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Like Mayawati like Manohar: Social engineering redux in Goa (Goa Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 11 (IANS) If Mayawati stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2007 riding on the electoral shoulders of Brahmins and Dalits, Manohar Parrikar has similarly rewritten the ... Read more...

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63 Muslims elected to 403-member UP assembly


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh have elected a record 63 Muslim legislators to the 403-member state assembly in the just-concluded elections.This is seven more than the ... Read more...

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Celebrations at BJP office in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Celebrations were on at the Bharatiya Janata Party's office here Tuesday as the party along with its alliance partner, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), won ... Read more...

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UP headed for hung assembly: exit polls


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Two exit polls Saturday predicted a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, putting the Samajwadi Party on top of a mainly four-horse race.While India TV-C ... Read more...

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VIPs vote in Uttar Pradesh


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Political VIPs voted in the final and seventh phase of balloting in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, with each claiming victory for his party.One of the first ... Read more...

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Dikshit is okay with family-first political formula


February 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday did not rule out a family-first electoral ticket distribution formula for polls in the years to come in the national ... Read more...

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Goa results will go the way of Mumbai civic poll: BJP


February 18th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Results of the Goa assembly elections will go the way of the Mumbai civic polls, a top BJP leader said here Saturday."This election on March ... Read more...

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Over 60 percent turnout in UP second phase poll (Third Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) Keeping up with the first phase, ballotting in 59 constituencies in the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Saturday touched 60 percent and seemed ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan will remain opposition leader: CPI-M


February 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthandan will remain the opposition leader in the Kerala assembly, Marxist leader Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday.Accusing the media of "propagating baseless ... Read more...

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CPI-M Kerala unit to meet to map its future


February 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) The Kerala committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) meets here for four days from Tuesday, with its two top state leaders still at loggerheads.Former ... Read more...

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CPI-M for more women members


February 1st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday said it was looking to induct more women members."In Tripura, 25 percent of the total of 76,636 CPI-M ... Read more...

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Maldives to nominate new SAARC secretary general soon


January 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Days after Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed quit as SAARC secretary-general amid a controversy, Maldives has conveyed that it would nominate a fresh candidate to occupy the ... Read more...

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Priyanka open to campaigning, ‘anything to help’ Rahul


January 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said she was open to the idea of campaigning for the party in election-bound ... Read more...

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BSP fields more upper castes, Muslims in Uttar Pradesh


January 15th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday released the names of all 403 candidates for the February 8-March 4 assembly ... Read more...

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Punjab voters being lured with drugs: Poll panel


December 28th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Political parties luring voters with drugs and liquor in poll-bound Punjab is a "serious" issue, the Central Election Commission said Wednesday.Speaking to reporters here, Chief Election ... Read more...

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GCC oil ministers pass unified oil strategy


December 25th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) oil ministers have recommended approval of unified prospecting law as a guide for three years.The recommendation, issued by the ministers at ... Read more...

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Punjab parties welcome Jan 30 assembly poll announcement


December 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) The main political parties in Punjab - the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and the opposition Congress - Saturday welcomed the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh parties prepare strategy ahead of winter session


December 14th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 14 (IANS) With the Congress planning to bring in a no-confidence motion against the Chhattisgarh government on grounds of corruption, the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Islamic hardliners not serious threat in Kerala: Chandy


November 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) There are attempts by Islamic hardliners to radicalise Muslim youths in Kerala, but it is not a "serious situation", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy."Some attempts ... Read more...

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Lok Bhalai Party merges with Akali Dal in Punjab


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Nov 23 (IANS) Led by its president and former union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) Wednesday announced its merger with Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali ... Read more...

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Badal asks Ramoowalia to rejoin Akali Dal


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Nov 22 (IANS) Ahead of the state assembly elections slated for early next year, Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked former ... Read more...

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India abstains from Saudi-sponsored resolution aimed at Iran


November 19th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 19 (IANS) India and 39 other nations abstained from a UN resolution condemning an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States, saying ... Read more...

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EU adopts new rules on airport body scanners


November 15th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has adopted new guidelines on the use of security scanners at airports to protect the privacy and health of passengers.Under the ... Read more...

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Palestinian membership bid report sent to UNSC


November 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 11 (IANS) The UN Security Council's admissions committee Friday forwarded to the 15-nation body its report on the Palestinian request for full UN membership, the council president ... Read more...

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United Arab Emirates congratulates Palestine on UNESCO vote


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday congratulated the Palestinian people on being granted full membership to the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO.UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership may cause financial implications: UN chief


November 1st, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the admission of Palestine to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) may create funding problems ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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Commonwealth fails to pass the reforms test


October 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Although it has armed itself with greater powers of preventive diplomacy, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here failed to agree on a bulk of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to intervene in democracy subversion, rights monitor stalled


October 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The 54-nation Commonwealth Friday armed itself with powers to intervene early in countries that violate human rights and democratic norms, but a contentious move to ... Read more...

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UNESCO executive council votes for Palestinian membership


October 6th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) UNESCO's executive council voted Wednesday for allowing Palestine a membership, Xinhua reported.Some 40 of the 58 members of UNESCO executive council voted for the proposal against ... Read more...

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PDP walks out of Kashmir assembly over grave issue


September 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) The opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly after the speaker turned down its demand for a discussion ... Read more...

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Palestine applies for UN recognition


September 24th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday formally applied to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the recognition of Palestine as a member state of the world organisation, ... Read more...

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Russia to support Palestine’s UN bid for statehood


September 14th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will back any Palestinian bid to achieve statehood at a UN vote, Russia's permanent envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin has said."We will, of ... Read more...

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