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Chandrababu wants UPA government to quit over CAG report


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had lost moral authority to continue in office ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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Convicted Gilani must quit, says opposition


April 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court, must resign immediately, demanded opposition leaders, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. ... Read more...

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Ghai land allotment row: BJP says Deshmukh must quit


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation following the Supreme Court's observation that land allotment to filmmaker Subhash Ghai ... Read more...

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BJP wants Deshmukh to go over land row


April 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The BJP Thursday sought central minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation after the Supreme Court pulled him up over land allocation when he was Maharashtra's chief minister.The ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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Quraishi wants severe fines for model code violation


March 4th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Sunday that the Representation of the People Act should be fine-tuned to make penalties for violating the model code ... Read more...

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`PM’s indictment a defining moment in Pakistan’s history’


February 14th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The contempt of court case in which Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been indicted by the Supreme Court is a defining moment in ... Read more...

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If Gandhiji had lived for another 10 years…


January 30th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) Who gained most from Mahatma Gandhi's assassination and what if he had lived a little longer?These questions were posed to leading Gandhians in the Taj city ... Read more...

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‘Contraband’-predictable fun while it lasts


January 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Contraband"; Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale; Director: Baltasar Kormakur; Rating: ***There are films made on predictable scripts. Yet their execution often raises their quality a few notches and ... Read more...

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Government has lost right to continue in power, says BJP (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has lost its right to continue in office as it evaded ... Read more...

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Ramdev cannot inspire Goans: Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on Baba Ramdev, a senior Congress leader Monday said that the yoga guru had no moral authority to inspire people because "he ... Read more...

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Find ‘middle way’ for Tibet solution: Sangay


November 27th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 27 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister Lobsang Sangay has said it would be in China's own interest to help Tibet find a "middle way" for autonomy within the Chinese ... Read more...

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‘China should address Tibet issue’


October 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) China has to address the discontent prevailing in Tibet, a minister in the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has said."The Chinese government has to address the problem ... Read more...

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Hazare’s attack on PM not Gandhian, says Sibal (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on Anna Hazare ahead of his Aug 16 fast, the government Sunday said the social activist's right to protest was ... Read more...

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Congress to face opposition heat over CAG report


August 5th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) With the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointing fingers at Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in its report ... Read more...

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Government’s resolve will be tested in coming weeks (Comment)


June 25th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Even as the Manmohan Singh government has shown some enterprise by jailing a few of the accused in the recent scams, it still seems to be sleepwalking through its term ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati for inaction in rape cases


June 20th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Monday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for its "lack of seriousness" in dealing with the recent incidents of rape and said Chief Minister ... Read more...

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BJP meets president, wants parliament session on Ramdev (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Top leaders of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met President Pratibha Patil Monday and demanded a special session of parliament to discuss the ... Read more...

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BJP to meet president over crackdown on Ramdev


June 6th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Top leaders of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet President Pratibha Patil Monday afternoon to demand the convening of a special session ... Read more...

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US exploring new sanctions against Syria


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): The White House said on Monday it was exploring new sanctions against Syria - mostly involving the assets of top officials around President Bashar al-Assad.Obama administration officials speaking ... Read more...

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PM says he’s not aware of any purchase of votes


March 18th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Denying an allegation that lawmakers were bought during the July 22, 2008 vote of confidence in Parliament, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said he ... Read more...

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Congress slams Opposition, says whole world has rejected WikiLeaks reports


March 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): With the Opposition targeting the UPA Government over a WikiLeaks disclosure that indicated that the Congress paid lawmakers to survive a vote of confidence in 2008, ... Read more...

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PM has no authority to continue: Third Front


March 17th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Joining the BJP's onslaught, the Third Front parties led by the Left Thursday said the prime minister had no moral authority to continue following ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks disclosure: PM must take responsibility, resign, says Advani


March 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, over a WikiLeaks disclosure that indicated that the Congress paid lawmakers to survive a vote of ... Read more...

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PM has no moral authority to govern: Advani


March 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to quit following revelations that money was paid to opposition MPs ... Read more...

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Wikileaks disclosures: BJP demands UPA government’s resignation


March 17th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded the "immediate" resignation of the Manmohan Singh government in the wake of the revelations in leaked US ... Read more...

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Not an encouraging time for India, Pak to talk: Ex-official


February 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Neither India nor Pakistan have much leverage, and both are at 'wobbly' political points at home, and for both countries to come up with any landmark agreement or ... Read more...

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India needs to repair ties with Iran, says expert and political leaders


February 9th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): India's foreign policy came in for sharp criticism from experts as well as political leaders during a round table discussion organised by the Observer Research Foundation ... Read more...

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Hard-headed internationalism is Britain’s foreign policy: Cameron


November 16th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Britain's foreign policy is "one of hard-headed internationalism", Prime Minister David Cameron has said, adding: "It will focus like a laser on defending and advancing Britain's national ... Read more...

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Racial profiling undermining moral authority of democracy in UK: Jesse Jackson


October 18th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18(ANI): US civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson has said that Britain's image is being damaged by the government's failure to stop the police from discriminating against ethnic minorities.Jackson's comment follows ... Read more...

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IAEA facing ‘crisis of credibility’, says Iran


September 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 20 (DPA) Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi Monday questioned the authority of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -- in the most recent instance of his country's increasingly deteriorating ... Read more...

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Supreme Court blames itself for graft in judicial postings (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said corruption in judicial appointments has assumed cancerous proportions and blamed itself for "soft-pedalling" on the issue and not dealing with it firmly ... Read more...

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Supreme Court grieves over corruption


May 20th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday regretted not acting firmly earlier in cases of corruption in judicial appointments because of which the problem has assumed cancerous dimensions. The vacation bench ... Read more...

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