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Pakistani textbook says 9/11 happened last year!


May 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Shocking Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers with its factual errors, a Pashto textbook for Class 5 students says the 9/11 terror attack happened in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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Laughter in house over ‘rollback of speech’ (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Injecting a note of levity in his sombre budget presentation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha Friday during a brief disruption ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Indian-origin PM survives no-trust vote


March 5th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, March 5 (IANS) For the first time in its 50-year history, the Trinidad and Tobago parliament sat for a marathon 27 and a half hours non-stop in ... Read more...

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Not connected to Janardhana Reddy: Jaganmohan Reddy


September 5th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) An enraged Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, MP and son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Monday slammed the media for "falsely" connecting ... Read more...

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Chandy agrees to assembly footage scrutiny


July 27th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday wrote to Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan for his cooperation to examine video footage of assembly proceedings following allegations of ... Read more...

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My assets are over Rs.1,000 crore, Reddy once said (To go with Reddys’ rise: Riding cycles to rattling BJP leadership)


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Mining baron and Karnataka Tourism Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy once boasted that his assets are worth more than Rs.1,000 crore.He had taken exception to an ... Read more...

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28 die in Yemen weapons depot blast


May 26th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-eight rebel tribesmen were killed in a blast at a weapons depot during overnight clashes with the security forces in the Yemeni capital, Xinhua reported.President Ali ... Read more...

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Stop intimidating those who fight graft, says BJP


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley Friday said leaders of the United Progressive Alliance and the ruling Congress party should stop intimidating those people who ... Read more...

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Samy Vellu to promote infrastructure projects in India


April 8th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (IANS) Ethnic Indian leader S. Samy Vellu's task as Malaysia's special envoy to India and South Asia is to promote infrastructure projects in these countries ... Read more...

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Goa minister apologises for unparliamentary language


March 21st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Goa Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar Monday apologized to the legislative assembly for using unparliamentary language during unruly scenes in the house over allegations he had misused ... Read more...

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Our diplomatic cables generally accurate: Mulford


March 18th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In another twist to the latest WikiLeaks expose that the Congress alleged bribed MPs to win the 2008 trust vote, former US ambassador to ... Read more...

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Opposition parties point out Pak Punjab govt’s crucial role in Davis’ release


March 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Opposition members in the Punjab Assembly have accused the state government of playing a crucial role in the safe release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.The Daily Times ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s liquor sales set new revenue record


March 8th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's revenue from liquor sales in the first 10 months of the current fiscal have surpassed the earnings in the last financial year, Revenue Minister ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military reshuffles cabinet


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday appointed new ministers in the first cabinet reshuffle after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, media reports said.The new ministers were sworn in ... Read more...

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Lawmakers come to blows in Venezuela


February 11th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Pro-government and opposition lawmakers came to blows Thursday during a session of the Venezuelan National Assembly devoted to questioning of several of President Hugo Chavez's ministers.Tension had been ... Read more...

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Delhi cabinet panel to help MCD deliver quality services


February 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) To help the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) manage its funds and deliver quality services, a committee was set up to look into the civic body's functioning ... Read more...

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67 legislators suspended after Bihar assembly bedlam (Night Lead)


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 21 (IANS) A legislator hurled a slipper at the speaker and a woman legislator broke flowerpots in the Bihar assembly complex Wednesday as opposition members vociferously demanded Chief Minister Nitish ... Read more...

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67 legislators suspended after Bihar bedlam (Third lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Sixty-seven opposition legislators were Wednesday suspended for creating ruckus in the Bihar assembly while demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, with one member hurling a slipper at the ... Read more...

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67 legislators suspended in Bihar (Second Lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 21 (IANS) Sixty-seven opposition legislators were Wednesday suspended for unruly behaviour in the Bihar assembly while demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation over financial irregularities, prompting one of the members ... Read more...

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Myanmar junta releases opposition politician


July 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 15 (DPA) Myanmar's junta Thursday released opposition member Win Htein, 69, after detaining him for more than two years on no specific charges, opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman ... Read more...

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New Zealand may renew cricket ties with Zimbabwe following Sports Minister’s plea


June 15th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington/Christchurch, June 15 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket is seriously considering a proposal to renew cricketing ties with Zimbabwe following an appeal to this effect from Zimbabwean Sports Minister David Coltart.Coltart met his ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief ready to support ‘war crimes’ probe


May 6th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (DPA) Sri Lanka's ex-army commander turned politician Thursday said he would support any investigations into war crimes committed during the final stages of the 26-year civil war if there ... Read more...

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Sharifs have turned Pak Punjab into terror ‘bomb’ ready to explode: Governor


April 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.30 (ANI): Blaming the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for harbouring militants in the region, Pakistan's Punjab province governor Salman Taseer has said that the PML-N under the direct guidance of ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress hoping to recapture parliament seat (Lead)


April 11th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 11 (IANS) Backed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) is hoping to recapture a parliament seat it lost two years ago in Selangor ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress in by-poll campaign mode


April 11th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 11 (IANS) Firmly backed by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has got into the campaign mode hoping to recapture a parliament seat it ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka withdraws security detail for Fonseka


January 28th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 28 (DPA) The security measures provided to Sri Lanka's defeated presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka have been withdrawn with immediate effect, a military spokesman said Thursday. Brigardier Udaya Nanayakkara said four ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s sexist quips spark feminist backlash in Italy


October 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A petition against Silvio Berlusconi's chauvinistic quips has attracted more than 100,000 signatures.The Italian PM's frequent demeaning comments to women have not been received well by the females ... Read more...

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Opposition walks out of TN assembly


June 17th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai June17 (ANI): The entire opposition led by AIADMK staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu assembly, after failing to raise the issue of alleged malpractice by the ruling DMK in ... Read more...

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First session of Sikkim assembly begins Friday


May 21st, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, May 21 (IANS) The first session of the newly elected 32-member Sikkim assembly, which has no opposition member after the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) swept the polls, begins Friday. Governor B.P. ... Read more...

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Bihar Govt rejects CBI probe demand in Koshi breach


February 25th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb. 25 (ANI): The Bihar Government has rejected Opposition''s demand for a CBI investigation into Koshi breach. The Kosi River breach embankment at Kusaha in Nepal had caused massive floods ... Read more...

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Egyptian MP suspended for shoe-throwing threat


February 11th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (DPA) An Egyptian opposition member of parliament has been suspended for threatening to throw his shoe at a ruling-party lawmaker last month, local media reported today. Parliament voted to suspend ... Read more...

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Congress legislator suspended for attacking Orissa speaker


December 11th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) Orissa Assembly Speaker Kishore Mohanty Thursday suspended a Congress member from the house for seven days for throwing a pair of ear-phones towards the Speaker's chair, officials said.Taraprasad ... Read more...

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21 killed in LTTE suicide blast in Sri Lanka (Second Lead)


October 6th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 6 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast by the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka's north-central town of Anuradhapura, defence officials said.Maj. Gen (Retired) Janaka ... Read more...

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Three killed, dozens injured in Sri Lanka blast (Lead)


October 6th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 6 (IANS) Three people, including two opposition leaders, were killed and over a dozen injured in a blast in Sri Lanka's north-central town of Anuradhapura, defence officials said.Maj. Gen (Retired) ... Read more...

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