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Mamata’s comment on court judgments flayed by parties


August 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that judicial orders could be bought for money drew flak from political parties Wednesday, including the Congress.The Congress, ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in as vice president (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's vice president for a second consecutive term at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.Ansari was administered ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in India’s 14th vice-president


August 11th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vice-president at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.He was administered the oath of office by ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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Patnaik reshuffles ministry, drops five (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday dropped five ministers and inducted nine in his council ministers.With this, the number of ministers (including the chief minister) ... Read more...

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Colour and ceremony as President Pranab takes office (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) It was a day of pomp and pageantry, tradition and modernity as India Wednesday got its 13th president in 76-year-old seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Tradition meets pomp as Pranab sworn in president (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India Wednesday got its 13th president in seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee in a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony. The country's first citizen ... Read more...

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I would like to inherit his political legacy: Pranab’s son


July 25th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's politician son Abhijit said Wednesday that he would like to step into his father's shoes as Lok Sabha MP from West ... Read more...

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Patil to host dinner for Pranab, ministers Tuesday


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will host a dinner for the president-elect Pranab Mukherjee and the council of ministers Tuesday, an official said Monday.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Kurien likely to be Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After successfully managing the elections of the president and the vice president, the next challenge for the government is to get its candidate elected to ... Read more...

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Governor regrets BJP taking tainted people in Karnataka ministry


July 13th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) A day after the third BJP ministry in four years took office in Karnataka, embarrassment piled on the ruling party with portfolio allotment delayed due ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka CM, promises graft-free regime (Afternoon Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar Thursday took oath as the Karnataka chief minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) third man in the post in four years, and ... Read more...

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Shettar sworn in as Karnataka chief minister


July 12th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar was Thursday sworn in as Karnataka chief minister, becoming the third Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to head the party government in four ... Read more...

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PM congratulates new Pakistan PM, confident of better ties


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Raja Parvez Ashraf on his appointment as Pakistan's new prime minister and voiced confidence that New Delhi and ... Read more...

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Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar sworn-in as J&K; chief justice


June 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was sworn-in as the new chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here Friday.Governor N.N. Vohra administered the oath of ... Read more...

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Mamata begins second year - with bouquets, brickbats


May 19th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee begins her second year in office Sunday after a tumultuous year when the former firebrand opposition leader exhibited her ... Read more...

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On one year of Jayalalithaa’s rule, opinions vary


May 16th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A year after she stormed to power in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa still enjoys wide support in the state. But the number of critics ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan sworn in as Maharashtra governor for second term


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was sworn in as the governor of Maharashtra for a second term at the Raj Bhavan here Monday.Chief Justice Mohit Shah of ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan to be sworn-in for second term as Maharashtra governor


May 5th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) K. Sankaranarayanan, who has been given a fresh term as Maharashtra governor by the president, will be sworn-in at a ceremony here Monday.Bombay High Court ... Read more...

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Goa needs balanced growth: Governor


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Goa's progress needs to be in harmony with its environment, new Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo said after taking oath of office Friday."The state is witnessing progress ... Read more...

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Narasimhan begins second term as Andhra Pradesh governor


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday was sworn-in as the governor of Andhra Pradesh for a second consecutive term.He has been given a five-year extension by President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar parliament


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD), took oath of office Wednesday.She arrived at the legislature building in Nay ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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Justice Gogoi joins apex court


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia.Prior to his ... Read more...

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EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wants word changed in oath


April 19th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Thursday asked the government to change a word in the oath of office taken ... Read more...

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Chandy inducts two new ministers, shuffles portfolios (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21, and shuffled some key portfolios, including home.The ... Read more...

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Chandy adds two ministers


April 12th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21.M. Ali, 60, of the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the ... Read more...

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Blame game over delay faced by new Bengal judges (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of seven new judges of the Calcutta High Court had to be deferred by several hours Monday, leading to a blame game ... Read more...

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New judges made to wait for Mamata’s signature to take oath


April 9th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of seven new judges of the Calcutta High Court had to be deferred by several hours Monday as West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Parrikar inducts six new ministers in Goa


April 8th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inducted six new ministers in his cabinet at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan Sunday.Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan administered the oath ... Read more...

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With new judge, Supreme Court has 26 judges


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Justice Mohamad Ibrahim Khalifullah was Monday sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court, taking the strength of the apex court to 26 judges.He ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy sworn in as cabinet minister (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister. He is expected to take over as the new railway minister ... Read more...

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PM regrets Trivedi’s going; Mukul Roy to be sworn in Tuesday (Roundup)


March 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday praised outgoing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and regretted that he had to leave, but Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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