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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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Kashmir Youth Congress marches for more panchayat powers


August 24th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Dozens of Youth Congress activists were taken into custody Friday as they held a march demanding more powers for elected village representatives in Jammu and Kashmir.... Read more...

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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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BJP’s endless squabbles lead to poll talk (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, particularly its patriarch L. K. Advani, is a strong advocate of fixed tenure for legislatures to avoid pre-term elections. However his ... Read more...

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Unesco to add Bethlehem to World’s Heritage List


June 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, June 29 (IANS) The Unesco Friday decided to include the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity in world's heritage list, reported Xinhua citing local media ... Read more...

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Afghan house ratifies strategic pact with US


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, Saturday ratified a strategic partnership agreement signed by President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack ... Read more...

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Malawi president dies of heart attack


April 6th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lilongwe, April 6 (IANS) Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika died Thursday afternoon following an heart attack, Xinhua reported. He was 78.Born in February, 1934, Mutharika studied in India and the ... Read more...

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Hungarian President Schmitt resigns following plagiarism scandal


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BNO NEWS) -- Hungarian President Pál Schmitt on Monday told parliament he is resigning from office with immediate effect, just days after being stripped of his doctorate over a plagiarism ... Read more...

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Boycott elected Yorkshire county president


March 26th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has been elected president of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club by an overwhelming majority.The club said after the election at the ... Read more...

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Majority of Russians believe in Putin’s promises: Poll


March 22nd, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A majority of Russians consider president-elect Vladimir Putin's lavish campaign promises trustworthy and reasonable, and hope he will fulfill at least part of them, says ... Read more...

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All promises will be fulfilled: Akhilesh


March 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav Saturday said all promises made by the Samajwadi Party (SP) will be taken up on priority by his government.Addressing ... Read more...

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PM congratulates ’special friend of India’ Putin


March 7th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Congratulating Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian presidential elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he looks forward to welcoming him to India for ... Read more...

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Russia may set up defence research agency


February 16th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government will submit a proposal to the parliament on the establishment of an advanced military research agency, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has ... Read more...

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Wikipedia to shut down website for 24 hours


January 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular online encyclopaedia Wikipedia will voluntarily shut down for 24 hours Wednesday as a protest against internet piracy laws in the US. Co-founder Jimmy Wales said ... Read more...

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Husbands lose interest when women become mothers


December 2nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) One in every three women believe that their husbands "lose interest" in them and don't find them attractive any more once they give birth, says a ... Read more...

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English forcing Kannada schools to shut shop


November 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Karnataka, an attractive destination for engineering and medical education, is caught in a piquant situation -- dwindling student strength in Kannada-medium schools.Kannada is the mother ... Read more...

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India seeks convergence on UNSC expansion


November 9th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 9 (IANS) India has called for continuation of the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on the expansion of the UN Security Council in both the permanent and non-permanent categories ... Read more...

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Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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New Facebook features not so appealing, says poll


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) While social networking site Facebook has been a fascination for a lot of people at offices and homes for quite some time, its changed features ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa confident of AIADMK victory in civic polls


October 17th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa of the AIADMK Monday expressed confidence that people would vote for her party in the two-phase civic polls that ... Read more...

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Telangana strike enters 25th day


October 7th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 7 (IANS) The general strike in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh entered its 25th day Friday as the impasse continues over the demand for a separate ... Read more...

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Sangma-led government defeats trust vote


September 15th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) The no-confidence motion brought by the opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) against the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government was defeated by a recorded vote in ... Read more...

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Majority of Britons want return of death penalty


August 7th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A majority of British people support the return of death penalty, a survey has found. The last hangings in Britain were in 1964.The study showed ... Read more...

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It’s a sarkari Lokpal: Prashant Bhusan


July 28th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Visibly upset members of the civil society Thursday described the draft Lokpal bill approved by the cabinet as a "sarkari (government) bill and a "cruel ... Read more...

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UAE recognises South Sudan


July 11th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday formally recognised Africa's newest country South Sudan as an independent state.A statement issued by the ministry of foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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Ansari to attend ‘birthday’ of South Sudan


July 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will Saturday represent India at the celebrations to mark the formal birth of Africa's newest nation South Sudan, an oil-rich country ... Read more...

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Brook no delay in reforming UN Security Council: India


June 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday pushed hard for expansion of the UN Security Council and exhorted the world to "brook no delay" in carrying forward the long overdue ... Read more...

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CII delegation meets Mamata


May 19th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Wednesday met Trinamool supremo and West Bengal's chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee to congratulate her on winning the ... Read more...

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Mamata visits Somnath Chatterjee


May 18th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal's chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called on former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Somnath Chatterjee at his ... Read more...

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New Tibetan PM-in-exile congratulated


April 28th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Thursday congratulated its newly-elected Kalon Tripa or prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, a 42-year-old Tibetan born in India but educated and settled in the ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Mubarak supporters gather in Cairo


April 26th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gathered in central Cairo Monday to demand that charges against him be dropped."The overwhelming majority of ... Read more...

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Cricket climax ahead of New Year in Karnataka


April 1st, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) It's a three-day bonanza for residents of Karnataka starting Saturday - India on the cusp of lifting the cricket World Cup for the first time on ... Read more...

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Indian companies create thousands of jobs in US


April 1st, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Quite contrary to the general impression that India was taking away American jobs through outsourcing, Indian businesses which have invested widely in the US economy ... Read more...

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Indian firms responsible for creating jobs in US


March 31st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 31 (ANI): A new study by the Confederation of Indian Industry, "Indian Roots, American Soil: A Look at Indian Companies in the U.S. Economy" released yesterday evening in ... Read more...

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