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‘Women of India, South Africa should partner each other’


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women of India and South Africa should enter into partnerships in economic development programmes, South Africa's High Commissioner Harris Majeke said here Wednesday.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Modi’s object lesson in political grandiosity (Comment)


July 31st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
In saying that he should be hanged publicly if he is found guilty of complicity in the 2002 Gujarat riots, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has yet again provided an object ... Read more...

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Berlusconi, 75, gets fit for election campaign


July 14th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 14 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was forced to quit over rising debt and a sex scandal, has taken to jogging and studying issues in ... Read more...

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India continuing on the reform path: Mukherjee


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Rejecting opposition charges of a policy paralysis on reforms back home, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today that the United Progressive Alliance was going ahead with ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to the law ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... Read more...

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Make-or-break electoral battle awaits 2012


December 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Midway through Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's second five-year stint, the Congress readies to take on both an aggressive opposition and an uncompromising Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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Proposed Lokpal bill a weak legislation, says Hazare


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 21 (IANS): Anna Hazare Wednesday again described the Lokpal bill being brought by the government as a betrayal of the people and said it would in ... Read more...

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Casting vote causes stress hormone levels to shoot up


July 6th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Voting in elections is stressful, even to a point of causing hormonal changes among voters. The level of cortisol -- a hormone released when a person ... Read more...

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Masters degree must for Iran’s lawmakers


April 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 29 (IANS/AKI) All candidates running for Iran's parliament must have postgraduate degrees in future, the Guardian Council's spokesman, Abbasali Kadkhodai, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars ... Read more...

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Palestinian PM resigns for government reshuffle


February 14th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 14 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned Monday to enable formation of a new government. Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted Fayyad's resignation and tasked him ... Read more...

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Jordan’s Islamic Action Front calls on the government to resign


January 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) - Jordan's Islamic Action Front on Tuesday called for the dismissal of the government after exposing evidence of a rigged Parliamentary election, Ammon News reported.Secretary General of the Islamic ... Read more...

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Advani pulls up Congress Govt. for failing to bring back ‘black money’


January 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday lashed out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for failing to ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole is Britain’s No1 Google search of 2010


December 9th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Cheryl Cole, who recently divorced footballer Ashley, is Britain's No1 Google search of 2010.Internet giant Google has revealed UK's top searches of 2010, and the X Factor ... Read more...

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Zardari told US “we are here because of you” after winning elections


December 8th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 8(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had thanked the United States government for its support of credible parliamentary elections, which brought his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to power in ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa, Kumarawamy continue trading allegations


November 27th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 27 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy Saturday claimed that an emissary of Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa tried to broker a deal between them to end ... Read more...

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Chavez allies suffer a cutback in the congressional majority


September 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the preliminary results released on Monday by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council, President Hugo Chavez's party has maintained control of the Venezuelan Congress.The results show ... Read more...

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Tea Party says it can win national elections


September 17th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.17 (ANI): The Tea Party has rejected suggestions and acusations that it is a divisive force in Republican politics, and claimed that it can win elections at the national level.Amy Kremer, ... Read more...

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Show leniency towards Aamer, says Musharraf


September 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Wednesday called for leniency for suspended Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Aamer saying that the 18-year-old may have acted under the influence of the ... Read more...

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‘Worst-ever flooding could destabilize Pak government in coming months’


September 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Thata Sial (Pakistan), Sep 6(ANI): Pakistani officials, diplomats and aid workers have warned that while a civil unrest has so far been averted, the aftermath of the worst-ever flooding in the ... Read more...

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US expert says elections make defense spending cuts more difficult


September 5th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): An expert at UAB's Department of Sociology and Social Work, Casey Borch, has said that elections make defense spending cuts more difficult.Borch's conclusions are reportedly based on ... Read more...

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Gillard demands republic status for Australia


August 17th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia) Aug 17 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, whose Labour Party has long held that the country should become a republic and stop having the British monarch as its head ... Read more...

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Dhaka lawmaker may be unseated for conviction


July 15th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court Thursday revoked the parliamentary membership of a ruling Awami League lawmaker who had been elected despite his conviction on corruption charges. The apex ... Read more...

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Meryl Streep Expected To Enact The Character Of Margaret Thatcher In A Biopic


July 4th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Meryl Streep is one of the respected and experienced actresses of Hollywood. It has now been reported that Streep is in consultation to enact ... Read more...

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Tie up with Nitish is not ‘compulsion’, says BJP leader Giriraj Singh


June 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by saying the BJP's tie-up with the Janata Dal (United) party ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Islamist party gives nod to non-Muslim candidates


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kota Baru, Jun 12 (ANI): The Parti Islam SeMalaysia, an Islamist political party in Malaysia, has said that non-Muslims can also stand as its candidates in national elections in the future.Pas ... Read more...

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Mandela still undecided about attending opening game


June 10th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela will decide on the day if he will attend Friday's World Cup opening match between South Africa and Mexico in Soccer City. President ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Voters topple Dutch government


June 10th, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 10 (DPA) Dutch voters opted for a change of government in the parliamentary elections Wednesday, official projections showed in the first national elections to take place in Europe since ... Read more...

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Mandela will attend World Cup opening game


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 3 (DPA) South Africa's revered former president Nelson Mandela, 91, will attend the opening game in the football World Cup next week, a local newspaper quoted the country's sports minister ... Read more...

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Countries can learn from Bangladesh poll reforms, says UN


May 24th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Electoral reforms in Bangladesh saw its election commission evolve into one of the most trusted and independent institutions in public life that could lead to long-term improvements in ... Read more...

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Transforming Challenges into Success: UN Study on Election


May 24th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 24 (ANI): An independent study has concluded that the electoral reform process in Bangladesh leading up to the 2008 national elections supported a number of important building blocks that are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Conservative David Cameron Is The New British PM


May 12th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): David Cameron is the dynamic and vigorous chief, who renovated the Conservative party of right-wing icon, Margaret Thatcher. Cameron became the new British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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UK PM, Gordon Brown, To Give Up His Job Later This Year


May 11th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has enacted a remarkable proposal to make certain that his besieged Labor Party stays in power. This proposal ... Read more...

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UK PM Gordon Brown Decides To Quit To Help Formation Of Coalition Government


May 11th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez London, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The political scenario in Britain is experiencing an unprecedented deadlock after the national elections which were held recently could not declare a clear winner. In ... Read more...

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