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Five years on, Nandigram feels forgotten and betrayed


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nandigram (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Five years after a movement that catapulted it into the national spotlight and spelt the beginning of the end of the 34-year Left ... Read more...

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The troubled waters around Mullaperiyar: a ready reckoner


December 7th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) A raging dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is in the national spotlight with the two chief ministers seeking Prime ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Hisar by-poll, over 70 percent turnout expected (Third Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 13 (IANS) The polling process was peacefully completed at 5 p.m. in the crucial Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana Thursday where Team Anna has asked ... Read more...

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Good turnout in Hisar by-election


October 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 13 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully and briskly in the crucial Hisar Lok Sabha by-election with more than half of the 1.3 million electorate voting till 3 ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare: A fasting activist turns a national icon


August 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) He drove a truck for the army during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, but when Anna Hazare broke his fast on day 13 Sunday after ... Read more...

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Most Iowa Republicans say Obama wasn’t born in US: Poll


April 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr20 (ANI): Nearly 48 percent of Iowa Republicans claim President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, a survey has revealed.According to a survey conducted by Democratic firm ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley, daughter of Sikh parents, is South Carolina’s first woman governor (Night Lead)


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Nikki Randhawa Haley, the daughter of Sikh immigrant parents from Amritsar, created history by becoming the first woman to win the governor's race in South ... Read more...

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Unicef’s online campaign to demand education for kids


October 19th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Unicef Tuesday launched an online campaign to mobilise the Indian society to speak up for illiterate children and to spread awareness that one can demand elementary ... Read more...

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`Awaaz Do’ digital campaign urges Indians to speak for 8 million out-of-school kids


October 19th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.19 (ANI): The "Awaaz Do" online campaign was launched today to mobilize Indian society to speak up for the more than eight million children currently out of school in ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian’s ex Miles Austin ‘misses publicity, not her’


September 26th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): So you think Dallas Cowboys' Miles Austin misses ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian? Not really. What he does miss is the publicity that came along with his famous partner, according ... Read more...

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Christine O’Donnell Shocks GOP By Her Win


September 16th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Christine O'Donnell’s win in the Republican Senate primary on Tuesday saw a bitter lashing of words by GOPs which was replete with backbiting. The ... Read more...

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Levi Johnston takes back Palin apology


August 28th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):In a recent interview to CBS "The Early Show', Levi Johnston the father of Sarah Palin's grandson said that he regrets apologizing for telling lies against the Alaska ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean isn’t qualified to be Haiti’s President, says ex bandmate


August 7th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Hip-hop star Pras has said that he won't be casting his vote for his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean, because he is not qualified to be Haiti's President.Just ... Read more...

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Bristol Palin calls it quits with fiance


August 4th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 4 (DPA) It's all over - yet again - between Bristol Palin and her boyfriend Levi Johnston, father of her 19-month-old son, Tripp. The 19-year-old daughter of right-wing politician ... Read more...

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Louisiana Governor Jindal again seeks political mileage from Gulf oil spill


May 27th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Louisiana (US), May 27 (ANI): Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Bobby Jindal has once gain seized the political and national spotlight by demanding a "Big Government response" to the Gulf of Mexico ... Read more...

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Dalit memorials will be set up ‘come what may’: Mayawati (Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Thumbing a nose at political opponents and others, a defiant Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said she would "not buckle under pressure" and continue to set up ... Read more...

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High court says no CBI probe into Mayawati money garland (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Bringing huge relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Allahabad High Court Monday rejected a plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the ... Read more...

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Goa politician booked in Russian rape case


February 16th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The Crime Branch Tuesday formally charged Goa politician John Fernandes with raping and assaulting a 25-year-old Russian woman in December last year, police said. Speaking to IANS, Deputy ... Read more...

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Palin’s memoir describes anguish about daughter’s pregnancy


November 16th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 16(ANI): Former US Vice President candidate Sarah Palin's highly anticipated memoir, Going Rogue, reportedly describes heart-wrenching anguish about her eldest daughter Bristol's pregnancy playing out before a national ... Read more...

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Mixed reaction to Palin’s resignation as Alaska Governor


July 4th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's decision to resign from office when she still has more than a year left to complete her term, has evoked mixed reactions.Palin's decision ... Read more...

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Father-son duo to contest polls on Trinamool ticket


March 12th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Thursday announced names of 27 candidates in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha and among them is a father-son duo, both legislators, contesting from neighbouring seats ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal to give Republican response to Obama address


February 25th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been given the crucial role of delivering the Republican Party's official response to President Barack Obama's address to the Congress, catapulting the 37-year-old ... Read more...

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US president an English teacher to Japanese students


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Apart from steering US economy through difficult times, finetuning strategy on two wars and resetting geopolitical equations, US President Barack Obama is also helping many Japanese students ... Read more...

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Algorithm spots music’s next great superstar


December 9th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) For every rock star who makes it big, there are thousands who are lost to failure and anonymity. Before Madonna was "Madonna", she was a local success in ... Read more...

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Now, software that can spot next great music superstar


December 9th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec9 (ANI): Want to know whether youll make it big like Madonna, Britney Spears or King of pop Michael Jackson? Well, researchers from Tel Aviv Universitys School of Electrical Engineering ... Read more...

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Palin to take center-stage at Miami GOP Governors conference


November 13th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Miami (Florida), Nov.13 (ANI): Alaska Governor and failed Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin plans to take the stage Thursday in Miami as the Republican Governors Association''s featured speaker. Her address, by ... Read more...

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Goa police to ‘review’ rape case of German teen


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) The Goa police was finding it difficult to proceed with the case of a minor German girl allegedly raped by a state minister's son as the victim was ... Read more...

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Talk show hosts pillorying McCain more than Obama


October 17th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.17 (ANI): A study shows that the Kings of Late Night are not equal-opportunity destroyers this year when it comes to telling jokes about the candidates for president and ... Read more...

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Mulayam, Amar in Azamgarh as war for Muslim vote hots up


October 17th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) The war for the Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh is hotting up. Less than a week after Chief Minister Mayawati declared a slew of welfare measures for the ... Read more...

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