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12 million Latinos to vote in US polls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 12 million Latinos - people with Latin American ancestry - are expected to exercise their legal right to vote in the Nov 6 US presidential ... Read more...

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Trinamool will be formidable force nationally, says Mamata


August 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS)Exuding confidence that her Trinamool Congress would emerge as a formidable force in national politics, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh: Politician who could have been movie star (Obituary)


August 14th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In the early 1960s, a young and handsome student in Pune University harboured a secret ambition: to become a star in Bollywood. Over the years, ... Read more...

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Zardari wants Punjab broken up


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has promised to break up Punjab and create a new province of Janoobi (South) Punjab.The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as ... Read more...

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Bengal writers, artistes delighted at Pranab as president


July 25th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Top writers, film personalities and artists from West Bengal Wednesday expressed their happiness after Pranab Mukhejee was sworn-in as the country's president."I'm very happy as somebody ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s votes not needed in presidential poll: Congress


July 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Raising the pitch against ally Trinamool Congress, a leader of the Congress's West Bengal unit said the Mamata Banerjee-led party has become irrelevant in national ... Read more...

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Time not yet ripe for third front: CPI


April 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Mulayam, Badal’s invitations to Mamata


March 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Ruling out any possibility of grouping of anti-Congress, anti-BJP chief ministers, Congress Saturday tried to downplay the invitations extended by Samajwadi Party and Akali Dal ... Read more...

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Congress to form own government in UP: Ramesh


February 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Congress is fighting the Uttar Pradesh election to form its own government and stressed that it ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot (Lead, correcting para nine)


February 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot


February 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Khurshid, Verma repeat violators of poll code: Jaitley


February 19th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 19 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley Sunday charged Congress ministers Salman Khurshid and Beni Verma with "repeatedly offending" the Election Commision by violating the poll ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to vote in second round Saturday


February 10th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) The second round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, whose outcome is bound to affect national politics, will take place Saturday, involving 1.97 crore voters ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house forecast (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house prediction


February 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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How will assembly polls affect Congress?


January 30th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) They may be battles for control of five states. But the overall outcome will mean a lot to the Congress and to the United ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut down website for 24 hours


January 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will voluntarily shut down for 24 hours Wednesday as a protest against internet piracy laws in the US. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said ... Read more...

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India’s iron ore export to China has colonial trade pattern: Official


November 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Miramar (Goa), Nov 18 (IANS) In a sharp indictment of the huge volumes of Indian iron ore being shipped to China without proper planning, a senior official of the central ... Read more...

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Obama calls himself ‘underdog’ in 2012 poll


October 4th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) As a new poll suggested that a majority of Americans expect him to be a one-term president, Barack Obama called himself an "underdog" with a ... Read more...

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Sonia condoles Vasant Sathe’s death


September 24th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoled the death of veteran party leader Vasant Sathe Friday. Sathe, 86, died of a heart attack at his Gurgaon residence ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley publishing her memoir


July 1st, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley is all set to publish her memoir just shy of her 40th birthday.Her book, "Can't is Not an Option", ... Read more...

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AIADMK victory will have effect on national politics: Modi


May 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited to the swearing-in ceremony of J. Jayalalithaa here Monday, said the AIADMK's victory in the assembly polls ... Read more...

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West Bengal opted for change: Sitaram Yechury (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Friday said the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal was because the "people opted ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb criticizes Trinamool Congress for not helping in combating Maoists


April 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Jadavpur (West Bengal), Apr 10(ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Sunday criticized the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the state's main opposition party, for not helping in combating the Maoists in the ... Read more...

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Congress yet to decide on forming alliance with TMC in West Bengal: Pranab Mukherjee


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 3(ANI): Congress leader and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that his party is yet to decide on forming an alliance with its ally Trinamool Congress (TMC) ... Read more...

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Imran’s party threatens to block NATO supplies


March 26th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has warned the Pakistan government that if it did not immediately stop US drone attacks in the country's northwest, his party would ... Read more...

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Congress mourns Arjun Singh’s death


March 4th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday mourned the death of veteran party leader Arjun Singh, terming it a big blow to the nation."It's a big setback to national ... Read more...

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IANS launches news on iPhone, Android platforms


December 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Leading Indian wire agency Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) has launched its free iPhone and Android applications to help readers across the globe track the latest ... Read more...

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Shujaat meets Imran in quest of common ground in Pak Politics


December 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Q, which has of late been on a trail to meet every politically active party or leader, discussed performance of the PPP-led government with Tehreek-e-Insaaf ... Read more...

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Karunakaran was a kingmaker in national politics: Antony


December 23rd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony paid glowing tributes to departed Congress leader K. Karunakaran Thursday, describing him as a kingmaker in national politics.Four-time chief minister of Kerala, Karunakaran passed ... Read more...

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Scam-hit Yeddyurappa eyes national role in BJP


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shikaripura (Karnataka), Dec 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, facing charges of favouring his kin with prime land, hopes to play a national role in building up the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Nine in 10 Washington elites consider Palin unqualified to be US President: Poll


December 16th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16(ANI): A new poll has found that nine out of ten Washington elites believe that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is not qualified to be the United States' next ... Read more...

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Jaganmohan quits party, Congress unmoved (Roundup)


November 29th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) A defiant Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy and his mother Vijaylaxmi, an MLA, resigned from the Congress Monday even as the party high command in a move ... Read more...

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Bihar win a victory of optimism: BJP (Second Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said that the results of the Bihar assembly elections were a "victory of optimism over despair and victory of hope ... Read more...

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Sharif refused to quit politics in spite of ‘death threats from dictator’: Pervaiz Rasheed


November 21st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif refused to quit politics even after receiving death threats from a dictator on October 12, 1999, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has claimed.In ... Read more...

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