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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... Read more...

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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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Former army chief opposes plea to cancel his bail


August 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former army chief V.K. Singh Friday opposed the plea of another former army officer seeking cancellation of bail in a defamation case, accusing the latter ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to host radio talk show


June 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former top cop Kiran Bedi, also a prominent member of Team Anna, will soon be hosting an interactive talk show on an internet radio channel ... Read more...

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Remove bad fruit but do not bring down the tree, says president


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday cautioned against losing sight of the long term goals while dealing with short term pressures and said that a tree ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly takes up debate on no-confidence motion


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Debate on a no-confidence motion against the government in Andhra Pradesh began Monday morning in the assembly but the numbers favoured the ruling Congress.On the ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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Win back trust, send the best to parliament: Ashwani Kumar (Interview)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) People have a growing distrust of politics and to regain faith, political parties should choose their best candidates for parliament, Minister of State for Parliamentary ... Read more...

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India to invest $860,000 in ICT in Ghana


April 1st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, April 1 (IANS) India will invest $860,000 in Ghana to support information and communication technology (ICT) development, with New Delhi committed to sharing its expertise in the area with ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif deems himself Pak Prime Minister despite being out of power!


January 29th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 29(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said he considers himself not less than a prime minister even without being on the post officially.Nawaz made these remarks ... Read more...

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President calls for constructive approach to JPC impasse (Second Lead)


January 25th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) With the government trying to shore up its image tainted by a spate of scams, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday described corruption as "the enemy of development" ... Read more...

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Nawaz demands timeframe for reform agenda implementation by Pak Govt


January 20th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has urged the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government to give a timeframe for the implementation of his 10-point programme, which he ... Read more...

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Coalition with PPP intact but political crisis not over yet: PML-N


January 10th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has said it has decided not to force Pakistan People's Party (PPP) ministers out of the Punjab Government, but warned that the ... Read more...

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Pak won’t allow terrorists to use its soil for spreading extremism, says Zardari


November 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed that Islamabad would never allow a handful of terrorists and extremists to forcefully impose their extremist ideological agenda on the ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack undermined peace efforts: Zardari


November 8th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has admitted that Mumbai terror attack has undermined efforts for peace and said his government is "cooperating in unearthing and bringing to justice ... Read more...

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Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria team-up to challenge Arizona Immigration Law


August 8th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria-Parker, Rosario Dawson, Wilmder Valderrama and a handful of other celebs have come together to take a stand against the Arizona immigration law."I haven't ... Read more...

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Sanitation now on national agenda in India, says UNICEF representative


April 13th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Lizette Burgers, the Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation of UNICEF has said India is heading towards achieving Millennium Development Goal in sanitation as it has put ... Read more...

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Khurshid does not favour reservations in private sector


July 4th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said he was not in favour of mandatory reservation in the private sector, maintaining that the government's thrust on inclusive ... Read more...

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‘Despite economic boom, India’s job growth has shrunk’


May 8th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Raising questions over the government's slogan of inclusive growth, an official report Friday said the rate at which new jobs were added to India's labour force ... Read more...

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Musharraf is ‘insane’: Nawaz Sharif


April 25th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.25 (ANI): The bitter feud between political leaders in Pakistan is once again out in the open with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif terming ... Read more...

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People will vote for Congress for stability: Anand Sharma


April 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) The people of the country will vote for the Congress for ensuring stability and sustainable economic growth of the country, Congress leader Anand Sharma said Saturday. "The people ... Read more...

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Congress slams Advani for repeatedly criticizing Manmohan


April 12th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Congress leader and Minister of State for External Affaires, Anand Sharma, on Sunday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for repeatedly ... Read more...

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Nawaz says he “forgot his anger” in national interest


April 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr. 4 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has claimed that he has forgotten his anger in the national interest and agreed to work with other parties for building ... Read more...

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Congress terms BJP manifesto as being of “no value”


April 3rd, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Terming the BJP manifesto as being of "no value", the Congress on Friday said the right-wing is out of tune and raking up old issues like the ... Read more...

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India says lift ban on dual use items; dangles $270 bn business


March 24th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 24 (IANS) India has asked the US to lift the ban on sale of dual use items, noting that besides $150 billion business for American nuclear power reactors ... Read more...

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If Sonia is projected as PM, more women will vote for Congress


February 18th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): If UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is projected as the ruling coalitions prime ministerial candidate in the 2009 elections, more women will vote for the Congress, a web ... Read more...

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National Productivity Week commences


February 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The National Productivity Council, under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will organise "National Productivity Week" from February 12 to ... Read more...

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Pakistan should attend its internal threats rather than waging war externally


December 14th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.14 (ANI): While the Mumbai mayhem has raised millions of questions and speculations about the global war on terror the war mongering between Pakistan and India, an editorial in the ... Read more...

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Moily says Congress in favour of ban on Bajrang Dal,VHP


October 10th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): Former Karnataka Chief Minister and head of the Congress party''s media cell, Veerappa Moily, on Friday told a press conference here that the party is in favour ... Read more...

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Territorial integrity of Pakistan is sacred: Zardari


September 20th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept.20 (ANI): Launching what can be termed a public broadside against the Bush Administration, President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that no country would be allowed to violate territorial ... Read more...

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Agenda for Prachanda’’s India visit next week


September 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 9 (ANI): Nepali Congress has urged the government to set a national agenda to be taken up during Prime Minister Prachanda''s India visit scheduled early next week through comprehensive ... Read more...

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Zardari didnt restore judges because his personal agenda overrode national agenda


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 4 (ANI): PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardrai failed to fulfill his Murree Declaration promise of restoring the deposed Supreme Court judges because his personal agenda overrode the national agenda, ... Read more...

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Women reservation bill to be passed in a year: Somnath


June 8th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, June 8 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sunday expressed hope that the Women Reservation Bill would be passed during his tenure only which will end next year.Chatterjee ... Read more...

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Malnutrition high among Bihar children, says MPs’ group


May 13th, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by admin
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Over 58 percent children in Bihar are malnourished, said a voluntary organisation after visiting rural pockets of the state. The Citizens' Alliance against Malnutrition (CAM), which comprises parliamentarians ... Read more...

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President Patil lauds Keralas achievements in the social sector


May 1st, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today complimented Kerala for the investments it had made in the education and health sector over the years that helped in becoming an enlightened ... Read more...

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