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NDA allies together on coal scam: Sharad Yadav


August 30th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav said Thursday that his party was with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partner BJP in its protest over the ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Jaswant files nomination for vice presidential poll (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the vice presidential poll Jaswant Singh Friday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Jaswant files nomination for vice presidential poll


July 20th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the vice presidential poll, Jaswant Singh Friday filed his nomination papers in the presence of Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Could not leave farmers for vice presidential poll: Sharad Yadav


July 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav Tuesday said he did not contest the vice presidential election because he did not want to leave the farmers."They ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena pitches in for Pranab Mukherjee for president (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) In a major boost to the ruling United Progressive Alliance, a key opposition alliance partner, the Shiv Sena Tuesday announced full and unconditional support to ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: BJP woos Jayalalithaa, NDA to meet Friday (Third Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday made an attempt to bring to its side non-UPA parties, such as AIADMK, for the presidential polls, as ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition stages mass hunger strike


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) An alliance of 18 political parties in Bangladesh Sunday staged a seven-hour mass hunger strike to protest against the government's "oppressive policies".Thousands of political activists, ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president


May 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls; MNS gains (Intro Roundup)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance Friday came up trumps in elections to the Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations, while the Raj ... Read more...

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Three blasts after Malaysian court acquits Anwar (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) At least two people were injured in three explosions near Kuala Lumpur High Court Monday, shortly after opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... Read more...

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Peeved Dalit leader quits Maharashtra opposition alliance


January 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Dalit leader and litterateur Namdeo Dhasal Thursday announced he was disassociating from the "grand alliance" of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and his ... Read more...

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Only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems: Malaysian MPs


November 29th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other ... Read more...

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Winter session will generate heat for UPA (Curtain Raiser)


November 20th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Lokpal bill, uncontrolled inflation, corruption... a slew of issues will play out in the month-long winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday and the ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM form alliance against Pakistan government


July 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Two former rival parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan announced Wednesday they have joined hands against the government ... Read more...

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Chavez recovering well, says Venezuelan official


June 27th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 27 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan presidency's chief of staff, Erika Farias, has said that President Hugo Chavez, convalescing from surgery in Havana since June 10, is recovering in good ... Read more...

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Time for regime change in Bengal, says PM (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Katwa/Dum Dum (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over the law and order situation in West Bengal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday promised to restore peace and launch ... Read more...

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Millions vote in Tamil Nadu — amid bribery charges (Second Intro Roundup)


April 14th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Some 35-37 million people, or 75-80 percent of the electorate, voted Wednesday in Tamil Nadu amid allegations of largescale bribery by candidates in an election ... Read more...

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Millions vote in Tamil Nadu — amid bribery charges (Intro Roundup)


April 13th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Some 35 million people, or 75 percent of the electorate, voted Wednesday in Tamil Nadu amid allegations of largescale bribery by candidates in an election ... Read more...

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Millions vote in Tamil Nadu — amid corruption shadow (Roundup)


April 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Some 28 million people, or 60 percent of the electorate, voted Wednesday in Tamil Nadu amid allegations of largescale bribery by candidates in an election ... Read more...

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Congress’ sole ally in Assam threatens to quit


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Assam's ruling Congress finds itself in trouble with its only ally, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), threatening to sever ties and move over to the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are "drifting away" from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a ... Read more...

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Malaysian speaker bars sex video’s screening in parliament


April 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) The speaker of Malaysia's Dewan Rakyat (parliament) Tuesday rejected suggestions that a sex video, allegedly showing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, be screened in the house.Speaker ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ‘Datuk Trio’ want Anwar Ibrahim tried


March 24th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Two politicians and a businessman have said they are the mysterious "Datuk T" or "Datuk Trio" behind a sex video which, according to them, ... Read more...

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Will form government, not worried by alliance: Buddhadeb (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday said he was confident about the formation of the eighth Left Front government in the state and was not ... Read more...

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Woman claims to have 18 sex videos of Malaysian leader


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 23 (IANS) A Malaysian woman has claimed to have 18 videos showing an opposition politician having sex with women prostitutes as well as with men, adding a ... Read more...

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Malaysian leader denies being part of sex video


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday lodged a police complaint denying that he was the man in a sex video that emerged Monday, saying such ... Read more...

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Another sex scandal hits Malaysia (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Malaysia has been hit by a new sex scandal with a video showing a man purported to be a top opposition leader in compromising positions ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition MP’s sex video emerges


March 21st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) A new video is doing the rounds in Malaysia that reportedly shows an opposition MP having sex with a foreign prostitute.The video showed "a man, ... Read more...

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Islamists protest Dhaka’s equal rights to women policy


March 9th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Stating that a woman never be equal to man "according to Islam", Islamist parties in Bangladesh have called for a daylong strike next month to ... Read more...

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