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Lok Sabha Speaker heads MPs team to South American nations

January 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation on a week-long official visit to Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay for an interaction ... Read more...

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Lahore HC seeks explanation on ‘disappearance’ of heirs of Davis shootout victims

March 21st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court has sought an explanation from the Capitol City Police Officer (CCPO) of Lahore regarding the mysterious disappearance of the families of the January 27 shootout ... Read more...

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Cabinet to meet Tuesday

February 14th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Feb 14 (IANS) The union cabinet will meet Tuesday to finalise the president's address to the joint session of parliament that marks the beginning of the budget session, an official in ... Read more...

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Gadkari owns flat in Adarsh society: Congress

November 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari of owning a flat, through a proxy, in Mumbai's scam-tainted Adarsh housing society.Congress spokesperson ... Read more...

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Total public ban on burkha in France risks being ‘unconstitutional’

March 31st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): France's top administrative body has warned President Nicolas Sarkozy's government that a total public ban on the burkha, the full Islamic veil, risks being found to be unconstitutional. ... Read more...

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Opposition, government spar in parliament over high prices

February 25th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Using decades of political experience and his oratory skills, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday sought to quell the voices of protest from the opposition over high ... Read more...

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Swastikas, racist graffiti smeared on French mosque

February 9th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 9 (DPA) Swastikas and racist and anti-Moslem graffiti were discovered Monday on the Great Mosque of the city of Saint-Etienne, French media reported. About a dozen inscriptions, such as "Dirty Niggers", ... Read more...

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No French citizenship to men who make wives wear veil

February 2nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 2 (DPA) French Immigration Minister Eric Besson said Tuesday that he had transmitted a decree to the government that would ban from French citizenship any man who makes his wife ... Read more...

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Germany mulls burqa ban

January 31st, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 31 (RIA Novosti) As France has moved closer to a ban on burqas, German politicians are debating whether a similar measure was necessary in their own country, media reports said. After ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II attacker released from jail

January 18th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 18 (RIA Novosti) A Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from jail Monday after almost 30 years in Italian and Turkish prisons. According ... Read more...

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France considering proposal to ban burqa

June 20th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Government is considering a proposal of parliamentarians to ban the burqa and other Islamic clothing.French MPs called for an inquiry into the wearing of ... Read more...

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Iran reviewing US proposal for restoring ties, says official

April 8th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) An Iranian parliamentary commission is currently reviewing a US proposal for restoring ties with Tehran, IRNA reported Wednesday. National Security and Foreign Policy Commission member Mohammad Karami-Rad said the ... Read more...

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