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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must work to promote peace: Zardari


July 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congratulating his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on his assuming the office, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday underlined Islamabad's desire to forge cooperative relations ... Read more...

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Zardari congratulates Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Monday congratulated India's president-elect Pranab Mukherjee on his election and wished him health and happiness."It gives me great pleasure ... Read more...

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My father will give new dimension to office of president: Pranab’s daughter


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Sunday said her father would give a new dimension to the office of president of India with his experience and ... Read more...

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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... Read more...

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Pranab is UPA’s choice for president (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential nominee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced Friday and appealed to all political parties ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa supports Sangma for president’s post


May 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday extended her party's support to the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the ... Read more...

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Maldivian President Waheed to make first ever visit to India


May 10th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Mohamed Waheed, the new president of Maldives, will be in India on a five-day first ever official visit beginning Friday when he will ... Read more...

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Under pressure, president forgoes post-retirement Pune home (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy, President Pratibha Patil Friday voiced "pain" at being portrayed as insensitive to war widows and and announced that she will ... Read more...

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President forgoes post-retirement accommodation in Pune (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" being offered on allegations of land grabbing, ... Read more...

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‘Hungarian president didn’t plagarise thesis’


January 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Jan 12 (IANS) Hungarian President Pal Schmitt didn't copy "word for word" large sections of a Bulgarian sports historian's work when submitting his university thesis in 1992, his ... Read more...

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Patil forwards Sen’s resignation for notification


September 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday sent the resignation of Calcutta High Court's Justice Soumitra Sen to the department of justice for issuance of a notification ... Read more...

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No need to make emergency documents public: Court


July 12th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday stayed a Central Information Commission's (CIC) order to the president's office to make public all documents on declaration of ... Read more...

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Don’t hate Obama, defeat him: Bobby Jindal


June 18th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has cautioned his party's conservative activists against demonising Democratic President Barack Obama in the fashion some liberals did ... Read more...

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti after a 7-years exile


March 19th, 2011 - 2:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jean-Bertrand Asistide has returned to Haiti today after a 7-years exile. Much to the chagrin of US authorities who wanted him to stay away from the earthquake ... Read more...

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Improve India’s sex ratio, says president


March 17th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday strongly emphasised the need to improve India's skewed sex ratio."Today, there are fewer women in India than men, and if this ... Read more...

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‘I have not said anything with a motive to insulting President’ : sacked Rajasthan Minister


February 10th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Feb 10 (ANI): Amin Khan, the sacked Rajasthan Minister of State for Panchayati Raj and Waqf, on Thursday contradicting his unsavoury comments on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil contended that he ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president hospitalised


October 4th, 2010 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), Oct 4 (IANS/EFE) Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, who has lymphatic cancer, was urgently transported from capital city Asuncion to a hospital in Brazil, after doctors detected a blood clot in ... Read more...

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Pak govt ‘won’t force’ NRO-tainted ministers to quit “unless proved guilty”


September 30th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 30 (ANI): The PPP-led Pakistan government has decided in principle not to 'force' the ministers implicated in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case to resign, until they are proved ... Read more...

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Mexican president has 100/000 followers on Twitter


September 8th, 2010 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon said he has 100,000 followers on the online social networking website Twitter."We have reached more than 100,000 followers already interested in this way ... Read more...

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Ex-Colombian spy seduced cop to implicate judges


September 6th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) A former Colombian detective, who received orders from her superiors to infiltrate the Supreme Court in 2007, had seduced a national police captain to be able to carry ... Read more...

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Obama misses driving along Chicago’s Lake Michigan


August 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.6 (ANI): Living in a kind of secure bubble after assuming the office of the President of the United States in January 2009, Barack Obama on Thursday said that ... Read more...

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Jamaat-i-Islami urges Kayani to ‘justify’ tenure extension


July 28th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 28(ANI): The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has demanded from Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani to justify his tenure extension by presenting a balance-sheet of the anti-terror operation conducted under his ... Read more...

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Kayani’s tenure extension ‘administrative affair’: Gilani to PML-N


July 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 26(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the decision to extend Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani's tenure was "an administrative affair to which the government did ... Read more...

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‘PML-N not consulted on Kayani’s extension’


July 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesman Ahsan Iqbal has said his party was not taken into confidence by the government on giving a three-year extension to Army Chief General ... Read more...

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Kayani’s extension beneficial for Pakistan: Musharraf


July 25th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 25(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has congratulated Army Chief General Kayani on his three-year extension of service.Musharraf said Kayani's contribution as army chief would be beneficial for ... Read more...

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Zardari can hold two offices simultaneously: Pak Punjab Governor


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 22(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said that Pakistan President and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Asif Ali Zardari can hold two offices simultaneously."If politicians cannot hold ... Read more...

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Comedian Adam Carolla Tweets Apology To Philippines


April 6th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 06 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adam Carolla, an American radio and television personality is apologizing for his recent comments, told during a comedy routine, that were considered racist and offensive by many Filipinos. ... Read more...

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Millions of Bush-era e-mails recovered


December 15th, 2009 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (DPA) Millions of e-mails from the George .W Bush administration that were believed lost to history have been recovered, two groups that sued for access to the communications said ... Read more...

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Hacker attacks Costa Rican president’s website


November 6th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, Nov 6 (EFE) A hacker attacked the Costa Rican president's official website, slightly altering the site's content and forcing officials to take it down, the office of the president said. The ... Read more...

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French anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss dies aged 100


November 4th, 2009 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The father of modern anthropology Claude Levi-Strauss has died at 100 years. He was widely known for his work that included theories about commonalities between ... Read more...

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Dozens arrested in Nepal as anti-president protests erupt


May 5th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Nearly four dozen people, including leading human rights activists, were arrested by police in Nepal Tuesday for defying prohibitory orders and protesting against President Ram Baran Yadav for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerry Katonas breast implants removed from eBay


March 18th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona has had her breast implants removed from eBay as they were unauthorized.Katona, 28, had apparently put the implants up on the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US vow to jointly fight terrorism


February 12th, 2009 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (Xinhua) Pakistan and the US will evolve a joint strategy to tackle terrorism and extremism in the region, the state-run APP news agency reported Wednesday. US President Barack Obama telephoned ... Read more...

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British Council suspends Iran operations over ‘intimidation’


February 5th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) The British Council, Britain's cultural diplomacy arm, has suspended its operations in Tehran with its head accusing the Iranian government Thursday of trying to intimidate staff.The cultural and ... Read more...

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