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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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ACB seeks nod to probe Bhujbal for Maharashtra Sadan irregularities


September 13th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for Maharashtra's Democratic Front government, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sought permission to probe allegations of corruption against Public Works Department ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Kerala to foot ailing actor Thilakan’s medical bills


August 26th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) Kerala will take care of the medical bills of veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan, 74, who in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Actor Thilakan’s condition critical


August 25th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Thilakan, 74, is in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, doctors treating him here said Saturday. The actor from Kerala has been ... Read more...

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Opposition not in mood to talk: Bansal (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With parliament crippled for a third day Thursday over the BJP's demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ouster, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal ... Read more...

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Resign, clarify: Opposition call to prime minister (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, differences appeared within the opposition, with BJP ally ... Read more...

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To dialogue over coal or not: Opposition divided


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, differences appeared within the opposition, with BJP ally ... Read more...

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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... Read more...

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Egypt president orders defence minister to retire


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has deposed the country's defence minister and a top military officer, pushing them into "retirement" but naming them as presidential advisors.Field ... Read more...

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Czech Republic buys armoured car for ambassador in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic has bought a special armoured BMW X5 car for its ambassador in Syria, the Czech News Agency quoted a Czech foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Russia to oppose UNGA’s Syria resolution


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not support a UN General Assembly draft resolution on Syria proposed by Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia as it "intrudes into the UN ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Indian pugilist Jai Bhagwan boxed out


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Jai Bhagwan was outboxed by Kazakh fighter Gani Zhailauov at the London Olympics and lost by a big margin in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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Olympics: Boxers shine as tennis duo knocked out (Overall Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Boxers Laishram Devendro Singh and Manoj Kumar packed a lethal punch, while shuttler Parupalli Kashyap humbled a higher-ranked opponent to enter the pre-quarterfinals at the ... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily criticises new contempt law


July 11th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new contempt law "for all practical purposes provides immunity to top holders to flout court orders", said a daily, calling it a bid to ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP dissidents set July 5 deadline for CM’s ouster


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) Dissidents in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday set a July 5 deadline for the party's central leadership to remove Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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Eight Karnataka ministers quit, demand chief minister’s ouster (Third Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers, loyal to scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, quit Friday to pressure the party leadership to ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces prospect of string of PMs: daily


June 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan faces the prospect of having a series of prime ministers until the next election, warned a daily, adding that the legal process to evict ... Read more...

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Paraguayan president’s ouster is not coup: US


June 26th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US has not determined the ouster of Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo by impeachment as a coup in the South American nation but is closely following ... Read more...

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Why was Sheen sacked from sitcom?


June 26th, 2012 - 7:50 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 26 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says his outspoken behaviour led to his ouster from famous sitcom "Two And A Half Men"."I started to unravel. I finally just ... Read more...

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India congratulates Egypt’s president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Monday congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, who won an historic election Sunday, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and a senior leader ... Read more...

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Gilani’s ouster didn’t shake Pakistan’s democracy: Daily


June 20th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) It may be "somewhat tragic" that Yousuf Raza Gilani was ousted as Pakistan's prime minister "so close to completing his five-year term", but the country's ... Read more...

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Congress rebuffs BJP’s demand for Chidambaram’s ouster


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Congress Thursday rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand for Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation after the Madras High Court refused to dismiss ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood seeks dialogue to ’save revolution’


May 26th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement has urged country's political forces to participate in a national dialogue ahead of a tough battle between an Islamist candidate and ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to attend BJP meet in Mumbai


May 25th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 25 (IANS) Another patch up is on the cards for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stating Friday that he would ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa likely to come for BJP meet


May 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) After settling differences with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders may now try to resolve issues with former Karnataka chief minister ... Read more...

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Nasheed scaring India on Islamic fundamentalism: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to dispel apprehensions about Islamists taking over in the Maldives due to the current political turmoil there, the Indian Ocean nation's President ... Read more...

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