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Presidential poll outcome Sunday


July 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Victory of Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling UPA's candidate for the presidential poll held Thursday, is a foregone conclusion, but the final outcome will be ... Read more...

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Myanmar: An isolated nation opens up


May 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Yangon, May 26 (IANS) Myanmar, which Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Sunday, was for decades isolated from the world but has begun opening up and embracing democracy.Sandwiched ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates former E. Timor military chief Ruak on election victory


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated former East Timor independence fighter José Maria Vasconcelos, who is better known as Taur Matan Ruak, for winning last week's ... Read more...

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Kerala education department on eMission to Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A two-member team of top officials of the state education department left for Brazil Saturday to explore possibilities of collaboration between Kerala and the south American ... Read more...

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Mayawati angry as centre returns proposal for state division


December 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Taking exception to the central government's decision to return the proposal for division of Uttar Pradesh into four parts, Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday accused it of ... Read more...

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Rahul responsible for FDI in retail, says Mayawati


November 26th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Pointedly blaming Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's nod to foreign equity in retail, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi envoy to visit India over dam project issue (Lead)


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Wednesday that a special envoy would be sent to India soon to discuss the Tipaimukh Dam to be built ... Read more...

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Mayawati hits out at opposition for criticising state split


November 16th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday lambasted the entire opposition for terming her move to divide the state as an "election stunt".Claiming that she has ... Read more...

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India offers help to aid Myanmar’s democratic transition


October 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Lauding Myanmar's "transition towards a democratic government", India Friday offered to share its experience in parliamentary practices, signalling New Delhi's strategic move to scale ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM form alliance against Pakistan government


July 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Two former rival parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan announced Wednesday they have joined hands against the government ... Read more...

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Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

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Myanmar votes after 20 years amidst poll boycott call by Opposition party of Aung San Sui Kyi


November 7th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Naypyidaw (Myanmar), Nov.7 (ANI): People in Myanmar on Sunday exercised their franchise in its first ever election held in last 20 years, though a low turnout of voters was witnessed.Over 29 ... Read more...

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‘March to parliament to divert attention from farmers’ issues’


August 25th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday termed the proposed call given by the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) to lay siege to the national parliament as an attempt to divert ... Read more...

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Three bombings kill 36 in Pakistan (Third Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (DPA) Three bombings killed at least 36 people, including a former member of the national parliament, Monday in Pakistan's tribal region and adjoining north-western frontier province of Khyber ... Read more...

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Spain’s Catalonia approves bullfight ban


July 29th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Barcelona, July 28 (DPA) The north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia Wednesday adopted a ground-breaking bullfighting ban that is dividing opinions in the rest of the country. Movie director Agustin Diaz Yanes described the ... Read more...

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Mumbai paralysed as motormen boycott trains (Lead)


May 4th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Millions of commuters here were hit hard Tuesday as drivers of suburban trains, the city's lifeline, struck work demanding better working conditions, crippling Mumbai and creating chaos ... Read more...

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Women’s reservation will mean more sensitive politics: Brinda Karat


March 9th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Women's reservation in the national parliament and state legislatures will change the country's culture by breaking stereotypes and usher in an era of "sensitive politics", Brinda Karat, ... Read more...

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Training women to become future leaders


March 8th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Even as the fate of the Women's Reservation Bill hangs in the balance, an activist group has already started training and motivating women to join ... Read more...

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US certifies India-IAEA Safeguards Agreement on civil n-facilities


February 4th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) In yet another step towards full implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, President Barack Obama has certified that India has placed its nuclear facilities ... Read more...

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Thousands feared killed as massive quake hits Haiti (Fourth Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Haitian President Rene Preval said Wednesday that thousands may have been killed in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled his country and issued an appeal for aid ... Read more...

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Yudhoyono sworn in for second term as Indonesia’s president


October 20th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 20 (DPA) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sworn in for a second term Tuesday after a landslide win in July's election. With a cleric holding a copy of the Koran ... Read more...

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PML-N moves privilege motion against Zardari


September 16th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N has moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly (NA) against the statement of President Asif Ali Zardari on giving the safe passage ... Read more...

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No talks for Musharraf’s indemnity with international guarantors: Babar


September 16th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 16 (ANI): Contradicting media reports over indemnity being granted to Pervez Musharraf, President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesman has said that there have been no negotiations with the so-called international ... Read more...

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Iraqi Shia leader dies of cancer in Iran


August 26th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Tehran, Aug 26 (DPA) Abdulaziz al-Hakim, the leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shia political groups, died at a Tehran hospital Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported. The head ... Read more...

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14-year prison sentence for SMS joke on Pakistani president


July 19th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, July 19 (DPA) It would seem that in Pakistan there is nothing you need to watch out for more than making a joke about President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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11 dead, 56 wounded in Pakistan hotel blast (Third Lead)


June 10th, 2009 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 10 (DPA) At least 11 people, including an UN official, were killed and 56 others wounded Tuesday after a huge explosion ripped through the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in ... Read more...

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11 dead, 34 injured in blast at Pakistan hotel


June 10th, 2009 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 10 (DPA) At least 11 people were killed and 34 injured Tuesday as a huge explosion ripped through the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Mulayam now wants to concentrate on national politics


May 25th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Keen to play a larger role in national politics after his election as MP, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday decided to concentrate his activities in Delhi. Formally ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan keen to reform Indian elections


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, April 20 (ANI): While the world press is projecting Indian elections as an event where millions of people are exercising their democratic right to choose their representatives to the national ... Read more...

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Mandla Mandela: a chip of the old block?


April 19th, 2009 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Mvezo (South Africa), April 19 (DPA) When Mandla Mandela arrived in the home village of his grandfather Nelson 18 months ago to take up the position of "nkosi" (traditional leader), ... Read more...

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Voting begins in Indonesia elections


April 9th, 2009 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 9 (Xinhua) Indonesians began voting Thursday morning in parliamentary elections, the third since the fall of the Suharto dictatorship in 1998. Voting began at 7 a.m. in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province ... Read more...

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Motivating women to contest elections (For International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Women have less than 10 percent representation in India's parliament even though they make up 44 percent of the voting population. But much of that ... Read more...

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Priyanka Gandhi arrives in brother’s political turf


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi, March 3 (IANS) A day after the announcement of general elections, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday arrived in this Uttar Pradesh town to spend the day in her Congress MP brother Rahul ... Read more...

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Moderate Islamists seize town from Somali insurgents


January 29th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 29 (DPA) A moderate Somali Islamist group Thursday seized control of a second town from main insurgent group al-Shabaab as the groups battle to fill gaps left by the departure ... Read more...

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Insurgents impose Islamic law in Somali town


January 28th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 28 (DPA) Somali insurgents have installed strict Islamic law in Baidoa, the seat of the Somali government, after taking control of the town.Main insurgent group al-Shabaab took over the town ... Read more...

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