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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... Read more...

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PM slams opposition for stalling parliament, BJP hits back (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On a day parliament ended its monsoon session with two-thirds of the sittings washed out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hit out at the ... Read more...

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Chandy, Achuthanandan wrangle over investors meet


September 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday drew flak from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for criticising projects which had been cleared by the former when he was ... Read more...

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Putin denies role in Pussy Riot case


September 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he was "staying out" of the controversial case of the Pussy Riot punk group, whose three members were jailed ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia helps end conflict


September 6th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could put pressure on the Syrian authorities to help resolve the conflict in the country, a Syrian opposition leader said.Fathi Jamous, leader of the ... Read more...

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Stormy start to Delhi assembly monsoon session


September 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi assembly witnessed sloganeering, ruckus, adjournments and a walkout on the first day of its monsoon session with the BJP demanding the ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

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Tripura legislator accused of faking caste certificate


August 9th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Tripura Thursday demanded arrest and removal from the membership of the state assembly of ruling Left Front legislator Partha Das who, they ... Read more...

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Tripura lawmaker nailed for false Scheduled Caste tag


August 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) An administrative committee in Tripura has found that a ruling Left Front legislator, Partha Das, had falsely claimed he belonged to the Scheduled Castes category, officials ... Read more...

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Action against fake poor in Tripura


July 31st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 31 (IANS) Tripura has stepped up a statewide crackdown on people who have claimed fake 'povery status' and collected over Rs.10 million as fines from those who have ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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BJP demands CBI probe into Mumbai scribe’s murder


July 26th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after seeking a probe into Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing, an opposition leader in Maharashtra Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the sensational ... Read more...

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Gadkari visits Bal Thackeray in hospital


July 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Thursday visited ailing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, who is admitted in a hospital here, party officials said.Gadkari was accompanied by Maharashtra ... Read more...

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‘Dey silenced as he was to expose match fixing in IPL’


July 25th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was gunned down last year, was planning to expose the match-fixing racket in the IPL tournament, which resulted in his ... Read more...

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24 instances of illegal mining in Goa, says Parrikar


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) A week after saying there was no illegal mining in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday admitted that there were 24 instances of illegal mining ... Read more...

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Get compensation to families of Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure compensation to the families of Indian fishermen killed and wounded by ... Read more...

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Veteran socialist leader Mrinal Gore dead (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Veteran socialist leader Mrinal Gore, popularly known as "Paaniwali Bai", died of old age problems Tuesday in a hospital in Maharashtra's Thane district, family sources said. ... Read more...

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Get compensation to families of Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa


July 17th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to secure compensation to the families of Indian fishermen killed and wounded by ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s mining flip flop angers activists


July 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's volte face on illegal mining has riled anti-mining activists and has given the Opposition an opportunity to attack the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Insurance cover sought for Mumbai festival revellers


July 13th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Mumbai Mayor Sunil Prabhu Thursday mooted a proposal to provide insurance to lakhs of participants in the forthcoming "dahi-handi" and Ganeshotsav celebrations here.He urged Municipal ... Read more...

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Congress’ youth, students wings call strike in Tripura


July 11th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) The main opposition Congress party's youth and students wings have called a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura Friday to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering examinations ... Read more...

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Court stops Tripura engineering admissions


July 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's bench here Tuesday stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the ... Read more...

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UN aid workers detained in Myanmar


July 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) About 10 aid workers, some of them from the UN, are being held by authorities in western Myanmar where sectarian clashes killed scores of people last ... Read more...

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Pranab most suitable for president’s post: Trinamool MP


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Calling union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee the most suitable person for the president's post, Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Wednesday urged West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Pranab calls Tripura CM for Left support


June 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a Communist ... Read more...

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Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi falls ill in Switzerland


June 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
BERN, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently on her first tour to Europe in more than two decades, fell ill during a news conference ... Read more...

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Russian opposition to launch online TV channel


June 15th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian opposition intends to set up an online television channel featuring political content as an alternative to the state-controlled channels.According to the Izvestia daily, ... Read more...

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Crucial assembly by-poll in Tripura Tuesday


June 11th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Amidst unprecedented security and high political significance, the by-election to the Nalchar assembly constituency in western Tripura would be held Tuesday."In all, over 600 BSF (Border ... Read more...

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Australia to double Myanmar aid


June 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.Australia will also remove all its economic ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Downpour floods Kiev’s Euro 2012 fan zone


June 7th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Heavy rain flooded the Euro 2012 fan zone in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 has reported.A heavy storm Wednesday ... Read more...

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