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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Jaswant files nomination for vice presidential poll


July 20th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the vice presidential poll, Jaswant Singh Friday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM) to rejoin federal Cabinet


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2: The possibility of the MQM rejoining the federal Cabinet seems likely. An MQM delegation is expected to meet Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss the matter.A senior ... Read more...

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Maoists join Nepal Cabinet, ending month-long stalemate


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar. 5 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal included four Maoists in his cabinet on Friday, ending weeks of uncertainty over whether the former rebels would join his government or not.Khanal, ... Read more...

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New Lanka Cabinet to be announced on Monday


November 21st, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov.21 (ANI): Sri Lanka will have a new cabinet under leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa from Monday.According to the Colombo Page web site, the new ministers and deputy ministers are to ... Read more...

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Ministerial scramble in BJP disillusions Karnataka people


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Bhargavi Kerur Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Two days of scrambling by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators for ministerial berths appears to have shocked people in Karnataka and taken the sheen ... Read more...

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PM condoles death of Ram Niwas Mirdha


January 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death of senior Congress leader Ram Niwas Mirdha, describing him as an experienced political leader who made rich contributions ... Read more...

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Badal to look after son’s portfolios


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) With Governor S.F. Rodrigues accepting Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's resignation Thursday, his father and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has taken over his son's ... Read more...

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Four new faces in union cabinet, Arjun Singh left out (Lead)


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A 19-member cabinet will be sworn in along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Rashtrapati Bhavan Friday evening in the first round of ministry formation. There ... Read more...

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Trinamool to support UPA government, no conditions: Mamata (Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A triumphant Trinamool Congress Monday passed a resolution informing President Pratibha Patil of its support to a Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre and ... Read more...

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Israel’s Premier Netanyahu signs deal with fifth coalition partner


April 1st, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, April 1 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party signed a coalition agreement with a fifth partner, the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) Wednesday, a day after his government was ... Read more...

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Judge me by my actions, says Malaysia’s PM-in-waiting


March 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as Malaysia's prime minister, wants to be judged by his actions and not by "malicious, baseless lies" ... Read more...

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Shifting ministerial portfolios will do ‘no good’: CPI


December 1st, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta Monday said shifting ministerial portfolios would do "no good" to the country, as the veteran leftist accused the United ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe power-sharing talks resume in Harare


October 27th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Oct 27 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and the opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Monday resumed their talks on a power-sharing deal that was stalled ... Read more...

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Former Sri Lankan president is dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) D.B.Wijetunga, who was Sri Lanka's president for over a year after the assassination of incumbent Ranasinghe Premadasa in 1993, died in a hospital in the central district of ... Read more...

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Zardari to form parliamentary caucus to solve Kashmir issue


September 12th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sep 12 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari is hopeful that the two pending disputes with India Siachen and Sir Creek will be resolved very soon and an atmosphere of ... Read more...

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Nepals Madhesi party wants State Restructuring Ministry dissolved


September 7th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 7 (ANI): Nepal s Terai-Madhesh Democratic Party (TMDP) on Sunday demanded to dissolve the Ministry of State Restructuring.The party claimed that it was formed with no good intention and ... Read more...

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Nepals new cabinet likely to be formed today


August 21st, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) has said that the new cabinet would be formed today and the first cabinet meeting would also be held later ... Read more...

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Nepals new alliance continues negotiating


August 18th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (ANI): The governments Common Minimum Programme (CMP) has still not been finalised, as the new alliance of Nepals three major parties in the Constituent Assembly (CA) including the ... Read more...

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Challenges remain for peace and democracy: Poudel


August 17th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, August 17 (ANI): Nepali Congress (NC) Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel on Sunday said that challenges remain for peace and democracy as the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) is still ... Read more...

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Nepal’’s major political parties differ over power sharing


August 17th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, August 17 (ANI): The two major Communist parties of Nepal --- Maoist and Unified Marxist Leninist, which formed an alliance recently with the Madhesi People Rights Forum (MPRF), will put ... Read more...

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Alliance begins work on portfolio division in Nepal


August 16th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (ANI): The three major parties in the ruling alliance including the CPN (Maoist), the CPN (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) are meeting today to decide division ... Read more...

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Nepalese political parties gear up for talks on govt. formation


August 13th, 2008 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, August 13 (ANI): With only two days to go for Nepal s Prime Minister election by the Constituent Assembly (CA), all major political parties have stepped up their internal consultations ... Read more...

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Nepal president asks parliament to elect prime minister


August 9th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) After Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas failed to form a consensus government within two deadlines, President Ram Baran Yadav said he would ask the interim parliament to ... Read more...

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Nepals major parties talks fail to bring consensus as deadline ends


August 8th, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu , August 8 (ANI): Even after the end of the deadline, the major political parties of Nepal- Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist (CPN-M), Nepali Congress (NC), Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist ... Read more...

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UML wont join Government without Nepali Congress


July 29th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 29 (ANI): Senior UML leader Iswor Pokharel has said that CPN-UML wont join the next government under Maoist leadership unless the Nepali Congress (NC) is a part of it. "We ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan war planes bomb suspected LTTE base


April 7th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan ground attack war jets Monday bombed a suspected Black Tiger base in the Wanni, a day after a top minister was killed along with ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister killed in suicide attack, toll up to 14


April 6th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by admin
(Fourth Lead) By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's suicide attack, which killed a top ranking Sri Lankan minister, has risen to 14 even as 90 people are admitted in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka minister among 12 killed in suicide blast


April 6th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
(Third Lead) By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 6 (IANS) A Sri Lankan cabinet minister who was a confidant of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among 12 people killed outside Colombo Sunday morning in a powerful ... Read more...

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