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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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Inquest into Russian spy’s death to begin in 2013


September 21st, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An inquest into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was allegedly poisoned to death in London in 2006, will open in 2013, ... 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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New building for Mumbai hospital (With images)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Mumbai's KEM Hospital, the original structure of which is housed in a heritage building, will Monday inaugurate its new multi-storey building that has been constructed ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

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Indian nationalism a rare animal: Tharoor


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian nationalism is a rare animal and Indian secularism is a profusion of religions against the idea of absence of religion, writer and parliament ... Read more...

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Hamas PM reshuffles cabinet


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Spe 2 (IANS) Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Sunday reshuffled his cabinet, replacing seven ministers.The new reshuffle included the ministers of agriculture, housing, finance, health, Islamic endowment, ... Read more...

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BJP betraying people’s confidence, says Rahman Khan


August 24th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Condemning the BJP for stalling parliament proceedings for the last few days over the "presumed loss" from allocation of coal blocks, former deputy chairman of the ... Read more...

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Congress parliamentarian wants ban on ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’


August 17th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The clamour to ban Ekta Kapoor's film "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum" just got stronger, with a Congress parliamentarian Friday demanding a ban on ... Read more...

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Rename India as Bharat, says Congress MP


August 9th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) India should be renamed Bharat in the constitution of the country, a Congress parliamentarian has demanded in a constitutional amendment bill introduced in parliament Thursday.Congress MP ... Read more...

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BSP workers protest over statue vandalisation


July 26th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/Noida, July 26 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists blocked traffic movement in Ghaziabad and Noida in protest against the vandalisation of their party leader Mayawati's statue in Lucknow.The ... Read more...

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India has got a very able president: Somnath


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Terming president-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Sunday said the country has ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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Sonia expresses grief over Rajesh Khanna’s demise


July 18th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed her deep sorrow on the demise of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who passed away in Mumbai after ... Read more...

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Malayalam film industry mourns Rajesh Khanna’s death


July 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry mourned the death of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna who passed away Wednesday in Mumbai after prolonged illness.Mourning the death of ... Read more...

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Decision on vice president later: Mamata


July 17th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced her party would not contest the vice presidential poll and instead consider Prime ... Read more...

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Former Bengal governor thanks Mamata for mooting his name


July 16th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi whose name was mooted by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the post of the country's vice president, has ... Read more...

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Bhutan refugees from Nepal seek India’s help


July 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Representatives of Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and human rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Saturday urged India to help 1.3 lakh people allegedly ... Read more...

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Parliamentarian among 20 killed in Afghanistan bombing (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) At least 20 people, including an Afghan parliamentarian, were killed and 40 injured in a suicide bombing at a wedding hall in the northern Afghan ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s former MP Laxman Seth gets bail


July 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday gave bail to former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) parliamentarian Laxman Seth, who was in custody for 118 days for allegedly ... Read more...

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Bank attaches school for loan default in Maharashtra


July 13th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), July 13 (IANS) The fate of around 600 secondary and higher secondary school students hangs in balance after a bank attached the school building and premises for defaulting ... Read more...

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Sangma dodges questions on daughter’s vote in presidential polls


July 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday dodged questions on whom his daughter and central minister Agatha Sangma would vote for in the July 19 election."The ... Read more...

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West Bengal should withdraw power tariff hike: Congress


July 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Congress Tuesday demanded a roll back of the "steep hike" in electricity tariffs in the state and threatened to launch an agitation."The powers ... Read more...

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Ex-RJD MP’s relative among two killed in Patna


July 10th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) The brother-in-law of former RJD parliamentarian Subhash Yadav was among two people who were shot dead in Bihar capital by unidentified assailants, police said Tuesday.The body ... Read more...

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We will miss you, Manmohan tells Pranab


June 26th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told Pranab Mukherjee that he and other cabinet ministers had benefited from the long-running union minister's advice on several ... Read more...

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Tourism minister launches Clean India Campaign


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Tuesday launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign at Qutub Minar here with the aim of providing quality ... Read more...

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CRY launches anti-child labour campaign


June 12th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child rights organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) Tuesday initiated an online programme for recording the instances of child labour, which would be used ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP’s husband and son-in-law held for forgery


June 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist(CPI-M) parliamentarian Sarala Maheshwari's husband Arun Maheswari and son-in-law Amitabh Kejriwal were arrested Sunday on charges of forgery and sent to 10 ... Read more...

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CBI seeks another three-day custody of Jagan


June 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a CBI plea seeking custody of jailed parliamentarian Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy for three more days to question him in ... Read more...

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Congress, TDP say Jagan trying to buy MLAs


June 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) The ruling Congress and main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Friday alleged that Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the jailed leader of the YSR Congress ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi told PM about `difficulties’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had told him about the "difficulties" she faces.He ... Read more...

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Pakistan court suspends MP over dual citizenship


May 25th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court has suspended a parliamentarian over her dual citizenship, a media report said Friday.National Assembly member Farahnaz Ispahani also holds an American ... Read more...

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Freedom of expression is contextual, says Kapil Sibal


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that freedom of expression is "contextual".His statement came even as members in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Muslims, Dalits should get equal rights: Ramdev


May 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, slamming the government Saturday, said he supported Muslims in their demand for amending Article 341 of the Indian constitution that excludes ... Read more...

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