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Playboy model is the talk of Mexican presidential debate


May 8th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS/EFE) A Playboy model who worked as a production assistant at Mexico's first presidential debate over the weekend is at the heart of a controversy Monday, ... Read more...

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Mexico gears up for first televised presidential debate


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's four presidential candidates will take part Sunday in their first televised debate amid high expectations and a controversy over the air time, which conflicts ... Read more...

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Jayant Chaudhary’s wife is cynosure at Congress-RLD rally


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 2 (IANS) Charu Chaudhary, the wife of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, was the cynosure of all eyes at the Ramlila Ground in Meerut as ... Read more...

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USAID, FICCI ink deal to support innovation


December 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Tuesday signed an agreement to set ... Read more...

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At least 20 bodies found in vehicles in western Mexico


November 25th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by BNO News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Authorities in western Mexico have found the bodies of at least 20 people which were left in three parked vehicles, officials said on Thursday, a day after ... Read more...

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PML-Q to get Deputy PM post, several ministries on joining PPP-led Pak Govt: Report


April 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan is heading for wide-ranging political developments in a few days as the country's second largest opposition party- the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid- is set to join the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines enters into alliance with Royal Caribbean


April 20th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Leading private airline Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it has entered into an alliance with global cruise lines operator Royal Caribbean International for offering its customers ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM faces acid test over budget


February 9th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Still floundering to form his cabinet almost a week after he became Nepal's new prime minister with the support of the Maoist party, communist chief Jhala ... Read more...

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New aviation charter alliance Powerfly to take wings Feb 14


February 1st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Deccan Charters Limited, Taj Air and Business Jets India Tuesday announced a strategic alliance "Powerfly" to offer customers a wider choice of aircraft and network.Powerfly would also leverage ... Read more...

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Nepal parties riven with dissent ahead of 17th PM poll


January 12th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Even six months after Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal stepped down under pressure from the opposition Maoists, the republic's major parties remain deadlocked in a ... Read more...

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Beer batter squids, anybody? Or beer cheese soup? (Eating out with IANS)


December 14th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) For long, wine has been tipped into cooking pans for a dash of flavour. But beer is slowly cosying up to non-vegetarian kitchens in India ... Read more...

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Nepal’s lawmakers fail yet again to elect a PM - after 100 days (Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 7 (IANS) With the Nepali public getting increasingly frustrated with its politicians, Nepal's parliament once again failed to elect the country's new prime minister for the 11th time ... Read more...

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11th round fails, Nepal PM vote again Sunday


October 7th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 7 (IANS) Amidst calls by frustrated members of the public to imprison all lawmakers and force them to pay compensation for playing with the nation's future, Nepal's parliament ... Read more...

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Nepal fails to get new PM even after 10th round


October 6th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) Anger, ridicule and disinterest marked the 10th round of prime ministerial election in Nepal Wednesday with the parties failing to elect a new premier for an unprecedented 10th ... Read more...

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Nepal premier poll crashes for ninth time


September 30th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) Held under the shadow of a dire economic and constitutional crisis, the ninth round of vote to elect a new prime minister in Nepal failed yet ... Read more...

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Nepal PM poll deferred to Monday


August 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepal's parliament officials said the election to choose a new prime minister, earlier scheduled for Wednesday, has now been deferred to Aug 23, following an agreement ... Read more...

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Nepal PM poll put off due to fiasco fear (Lead)


August 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Fearing a failure yet again to elect a new prime minister and growing public anger and ridicule, Nepal's major parties have agreed to postpone Wednesday's election ... Read more...

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Nepal PM poll headed for failure again


August 17th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 50 days after Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned under Maoist pressure, the Himalayan republic is yet to get a new premier with a ... Read more...

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TRS ahead as campaigning ends for by-polls in Telangana


July 25th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) appears to be ahead of its rivals as campaigning came to an end Sunday for by-elections to 12 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Shibu Soren to meet Governor Farook


May 30th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, May 30 (ANI): In a sudden turn of events here, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren is likely to call on State Governor M.O.H Farook on Sunday evening.Soren's meeting with Governor ... Read more...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries to form new bloc without U.S. and Canada


February 24th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
CANCUN, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) – Latin American leaders gathered in a two-day summit in Mexico and have agreed to create a regional bloc, which excludes the U.S. and Canada, Mexican President Felipe ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s opposition invites Fonseka to contest polls


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party United National Party (UNP) said Monday that the door is still open for the defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka to join it ... Read more...

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Governor asks Shibu Soren to prove majority by Jan 8


December 28th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Dec 28 (ANI) : Jharkhand Governor K.Shankarnaraynan on Monday asked Chief Minister designate Shibu Soren to prove majority on the floor of the assembly by January 8.According to Raj Bhawan ... Read more...

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Mallya ties up with Dutch brewer Heineken in India


December 7th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Liquor baron and chairman of UB Group Vijay Mallya Monday entered into a strategic alliance with leading Dutch brewer Heineken NV to distribute its beer in India. As per ... Read more...

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Held Kashmir PM Yaqoob Khan manages to hold ‘disgruntled’ allies together


August 26th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): With the ten-point charter of demands forwarded by the Jammu Kashmir Muslim League being accepted by the Pakistan held Kashmir government, Prime Minister Sardar Yaqoob Khan seems to have ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban eyes new allies in wake of renewed US offensive


July 10th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Increased pressure from the US and the Pakistani Army on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and al Qaeda may force them to join hands with the militant Sunni radical ... Read more...

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Asian Tour and European Tour form new alliance


July 9th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 9 (IANS) The Asian Tour and the European Tour have joined hands to form an new alliance that will help take golf to a new and higher platform through greater ... Read more...

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Deve Gowda’s hopes of playing national role fade


May 10th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda turns 77 two days after the election results will be known on May 16, but it is highly unlikely he would ... Read more...

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UML, Sadhawana decide to pull out of govt.


May 3rd, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 3 (ANI): Facing widespread criticism from various political parties over sacking of Army Chief, the ruling Maoist-led government suffered a further setback when one of its five-coalition partners, Sadbhawana Party, ... Read more...

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CPN (UML) pulls out of Maoists-led govt. in Nepal


May 3rd, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 3 (ANI): Nepal plunged into a deep political crisis on Sunday evening with Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), the second largest coalition partner deciding to pull out of ... Read more...

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People’s disappointment over inflation, farmers’ suicide will help BJP: Advani


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani has said that the disappointment among the people over inflation and farmers' suicide would help his ... Read more...

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Taliban, Punjabi militants take insurgency to Pakistan’s heartland: NYT


April 14th, 2009 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Taliban, Punjabi militants take insurgency to Pakistan's heartland: NYT New York, April 14 (IANS) As they come under US Drone attacks in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan border, Taliban militants have ... Read more...

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SP, RJD, LJP confident of defeating NDA, Mayawati


April 9th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Saifai (Uttar Pradesh), April 9 (ANI): The newly formed front of Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) kickstarted its election campaign in Saifai, the native ... Read more...

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Blair emerges front-runner to become first permanent president of EU


April 5th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has emerged as the front-runner to become the first permanent president of the European Union.Blair has stepped up his campaign ... Read more...

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NSA against Varun vindictive: BJP (Lead)


April 4th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was firmly behind Varun Gandhi, party general secretary Arun Jaitley Saturday said Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would ... Read more...

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