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FBI asked to track anti-Sikh hate crimes


September 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) panel will look into demands to track hate crimes against Sikhs motivated by religious bias in the wake of the ... Read more...

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No doubt lawmakers took bribes: Brazilian judge


September 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-11 tenure as president, one of the judges ... Read more...

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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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‘Their tears would make an ocean overflow’


August 8th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 8 (IANS) "Struck by calm & composure of victim families. No trace of rancour. But their tears would fill an ocean, make it overflow."So tweeted India's ... Read more...

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Team Anna creating controversy by naming NSUI: Congress


July 25th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) With Team Anna claiming that members of Congress's students wing created a ruckus at the venue of their indefinite fast, the Congress Wednesday hit ... Read more...

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Argentina may issue currency with Evita’s likeness


June 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Argentina may issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Duarte, also known as Evita, to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of ... Read more...

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Fai’s Kashmir lobby was front for Pakistani intelligence: US


March 31st, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for concealing his links to Pakistan's spy agency, operated his lobbying ... Read more...

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Congress Waterloo in Goa due to family raj: Congress


March 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Even before the final results are yet to be announced, Goa Congress spokesperson Ramakant Khalap has termed the party's poor showing as the Waterloo of ... Read more...

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US says it supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to smooth key ally Pakistan's ruffled feathers over a lawmaker's call for self-determination in restive Balochistan, the United States has reiterated ... Read more...

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US job was thankless assignment: Haqqani


December 20th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Pakistani envoy to the US Hussain Haqqani has said that his job as an ambassador was a "tough and thankless assignment".Haqqani was asked to deal ... Read more...

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US wants to sell drones to India


December 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has been quietly pushing to sell armed drones to key allies, including India, but it has run into resistance from lawmakers concerned ... Read more...

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ISI agent Fai pleads guilty in US lobbying case


December 8th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A US-based Kashmiri separatist leader, accused of aiding a "decades-long" operation by Pakistan's spy agency to influence US policy on Kashmir by funnelling money to members ... Read more...

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ISI agent Fai to plead guilty in US lobbying case


December 7th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, the US based Kashmiri separatist leader accused of aiding a "decades-long" operation by Pakistan's spy agency to influence US policy on Kashmir ... Read more...

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Nearly half of US lawmakers are millionaires


November 17th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Nearly half of the 535 members of the US Congress have a net worth greater than $1 million, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics says in ... Read more...

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Gehlot meets Maderna in hospital


November 15th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Nov 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot paid a surprise visit to MDM Hospital here Tuesday to meet sacked minister Mahipal Maderna, who is an accused in the ... Read more...

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U.S. Capitol Police investigates fake news reports from The Onion


September 30th, 2011 - 2:09 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A series of tweets and a fake news story from The Onion reporting a shooting and hostage situation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Thursday ... Read more...

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Netflix seeks change to US law to allow Facebook link


September 24th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) DVD rental giant Netflix is seeking a change to US law that would allow subscribers to automatically share the movies and television shows they ... Read more...

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Obama blames partisan bickering for US woes


August 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Blaming the political fighting in Congress for America's economic woes, President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers "put country ahead of party".Speaking from an advanced battery ... Read more...

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Pakistan and its mango diplomacy


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The arrival of Pakistani mangoes in the US is an example of successful collaboration between Islamabad and Washington that used "diplomacy to achieve tangible results", said ... Read more...

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Obama, congressional leaders announce deal to raise debt ceiling, cut spending


August 1st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on late Sunday evening announced a bipartisan deal to cut federal deficits by trillions of dollars while raising the debt ... Read more...

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Congress leaders scramble to sell debt deal (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders scrambled Monday to sell an eleventh hour deal with President Barack Obama to raise the $14.3 trillion federal debt limit ... Read more...

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Obama cuts a debt deal with Congress (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have reached an eleventh hour agreement to raise the $14.3 trillion federal debt limit in two stages by as ... Read more...

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Obama asks Congress to solve debt crisis


July 24th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July, 24 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama asked congressional leaders Saturday to forget about "reckless political games" and reach an accord to raise the debt limit to avoid ... Read more...

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ISI agent held in US for illegal lobbying on Kashmir (Lead)


July 20th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US has arrested a pro-Pakistan activist and a known face of the Kashmiri separatist movement who allegedly funelled ISI's $4 million for illegal lobbying to ... Read more...

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ISI funelled $4 mn into US to influence Kashmir policy


July 20th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tuesday exposed Pakistan's two-decade-long covert gameplan to influence American policy against India on the Kashmir issue.In its 43-page court ... Read more...

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US President gives a 36-hr ‘debt deficit’ deadline to the US Congress


July 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama issued a 36-hour deadline to the US Congress to come up with a deal that will prevent the country from defaulting on its ... 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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Crisis in Andhra as Telangana MPs, MLAs quit enmasse (Roundup)


July 4th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) The movement for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh entered a crucial phase Monday with the mass resignations of MPs, state ministers ... Read more...

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US politicians all set to debate on ‘YouTube Town Hall’


May 20th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, May 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in the history of US politics, politicians will have the luxury to debate on key issues without their party tags. Thanks ... Read more...

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Biden says secrecy of Osama raid plans ‘absolutely amazing’


May 4th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden has described the secrecy of the plans for the raid on Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan's Abbottabad city as "absolutely ... Read more...

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US Congress members back Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Key members of Congress have urged their colleagues to support a campaign for stronger US-Sri Lankan relations as the country recovers from years of conflict against ... Read more...

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UPA, opposition spat in PAC leaves 2G hearing in limbo (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The appearance of top officials from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) before parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the 2G spectrum issue hangs fire ... Read more...

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War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity."Just as ... Read more...

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Obama: U.S. mission in Libya is succeeding, saved ‘countless’ lives


March 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday said the U.S. mission in Libya is succeeding and already saved 'countless' of lives, but said the country cannot intervene every time ... Read more...

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