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Sport fundamental for Italy’s future, says CONI president


July 11th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 11 (IANS) Italy needs to invest more in sports education that is fundamental for the country's future, the president of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Gianni ... Read more...

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Zardari, Nawaz disappointed their voters: Imran Khan


March 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the country honoured President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif but they disappointed their voters in ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education


March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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Five cities hold 25 percent of Brazil’s national wealth


December 15th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) A quarter of Brazil's wealth is concentrated in five cities that together represent less than 13 percent of the giant South American country's population, ... Read more...

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Bring companies under Lokpal: CPI-M


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said it favoured a strong Lokpal bill that fights corruption not only within the government but also ... Read more...

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‘25 mn tonnes illegal ore extracted in five years in Goa’


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 25 million tonnes of illegal iron ore has been extracted by over-zealous mining companies out of Goa over the last five years, a green ... Read more...

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After threat to Zardari, PML-N offices set ablaze


October 30th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Unidentified miscreants set ablaze offices of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in different places of Sindh province Saturday night, a day after PML-N leaders ... Read more...

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Resign or be hanged: PML-N warns Zardari


October 29th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been threatened by the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to be ready to be hanged "upside down" or "resign and ... Read more...

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BJP to raise Goa mining scam in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu


October 21st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will raise the issue of Goa's Rs.25,000-crore mining scam in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament, party leader M. Venkaiah ... Read more...

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Bhutan’s newly-wed royal couple heading to India


October 21st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Days after their royal wedding, Bhutan's king and queen will come here next week on a nine-day state visit that will pack in diplomacy ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Ruling NCP demands thorough probe


September 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a ruling alliance partner of the Digambar Kamat-led government in Goa, has demanded a thorough probe against officials allegedly involved ... Read more...

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Iron ore export eating away resources: Justice Shah


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Rampant extraction of iron ore for export was steadily eating away India's national wealth, retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a commission probing ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers will prove their innocence: BJP


September 5th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Blaming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for the arrest of former Karnataka tourism minister G. Janardhana Reddy, a defiant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna sets Aug 30 deadline for anti-graft law (Intro Roundup)


August 20th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Riding on a groundswell of support, social activist Anna Hazare Friday vowed to continue his fast till a strong anti-graft law is enacted and ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna won’t budge on anti-graft law (Roundup)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Engergised by swelling support, social activist Anna Hazare Friday vowed to remain on a fast till a strong anti-graft law was enacted as he resumed ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna calls for ‘revolution’ as thousands rally (Third Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Enthused by the nationwide support for his anti-corruption campaign, civil society activist Anna Hazare Thursday vowed to be on fast till a strong Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Mathai in Thimphu, India highlights special ties


August 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Making his first overseas trip since assuming charge over a fortnight ago, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai called on Bhutan's monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in ... Read more...

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Rich keep getting richer in US


July 6th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS/EFE) The White House proposal to curb tax deductions that benefit firms and high-income individuals as part of the deficit-reduction negotiations that are continuing Tuesday have ... Read more...

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NDA to president: Convene parliament session, ask government to explain brutality (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) An opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) team met President Pratibha Patil Monday and demanded a special session of parliament to discuss the crackdown on ... Read more...

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PM maintaining conspiracy of silence on scams: BJP


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Terming the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) as "the most corrupt government since independence", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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MQM calls on Pak Army to save country from clutches of ‘feudal lords’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 1(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder-leader Altaf Hussain has called upon the Pakistan Army to save the beleaguered country.Making a telephonic address from London at the 24th foundation day of ... Read more...

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Indian money stashed abroad a national plunder: Apex court (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Supreme court Wednesday said the stashing away of ill-gotten money outside the country in foreign banks was a "national plunder" and asked the government to give ... Read more...

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Black money information can’t be made public: PM


January 19th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday made it clear that information on black money stashed in tax havens abroad can't be made public as it will entail ... Read more...

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Time to integrate nature into national plans: UN environment chief (Interview)


October 28th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) Economists have proved that countries are paying a great price by not integrating the values of natural resources into their budgets and plans. Now that ... Read more...

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PML-N leader alleges General Kayani’s tenure extended at US behest


July 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Karak, Jul 27 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Rehmat Salam Khattak has alleged that the PPP-led federal Government has extended the tenure of Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the behest ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif rules out prospects of mid-term polls in Pak


January 30th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.30 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has ruled out the prospect of mid-term polls in the country.Talking to reporters after a meeting ... Read more...

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Bhutan’s king in India next week


December 17th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will come to India on a six-day state visit Monday, his first state visit since his formal coronation over a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks UN to settle sea boundary with India, Myanmar


October 8th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has officially asked for arbitration under the United Nations Convention on Law of the Seas for its maritime boundary dispute with India and Myanmar. "We have decided to ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM to meet Manmohan Singh next week


June 27th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley arrives here Tuesday on a four-day visit - the first by a foreign leader to India since the new ... Read more...

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Billions of Pak taxpayers’ money misappropriated in 2005-06


April 16th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 16 (ANI): Pakistan's Public Accounts Committee chief Nisar Ali Khan has said that the PAC had found a misappropriation of billions of rupees in 2005-06.Taking part in a debate ... Read more...

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Bank employees to strike work on Sep 24-25


September 20th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Federation Friday announced a nationwide strike Sep 24-25 to protest against the government's privatisation policy."Our demands include the rejection of efforts to gift ... Read more...

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Corruption in Asia-Pacific affects the poor most: UN


September 12th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 12 (Xinhua) A newly-released UN report said that corruption in the Asia-Pacific region has the biggest impact on poor people who rely on public services and the natural environment to ... Read more...

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Assocham backs uniform land, steel plant policy across states


August 11th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Industry lobby Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), in a representation to the Prime Minister's Office Monday, has called for a uniform policy across ... Read more...

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Patnaik sees foreign hand behind national mineral policy


March 25th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday described the national mineral policy as against national interest and alleged that it was influenced by the international mining lobby. "It seems ... Read more...

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