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Syria’s Assad unveils new government


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 23 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday unveiled his new government, less than two months after a disputed parliamentary election was boycotted by the opposition, RIA Novosti reported."President ... Read more...

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Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French minister


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 22 (IANS) Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Speaking ... Read more...

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Egypt Supreme Court calls for parliament’s dissolution


June 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 14 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Court Thursday caused outrage after calling for the dissolution of the parliament's lower house in the country.It ruled that last year's parliamentary election ... Read more...

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Medvedev elected ruling party leader (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of Russia's ruling United Russia party Saturday elected Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress.In April, President Vladimir Putin announced ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Baba Jai Gurudev to be cremated


May 21st, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 21 (IANS) Spritual guru Jai Gurudev, who passed away three days ago, will be cremated Monday evening, said a spokesperson from his ashram. He was 116 years old.The ... Read more...

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Baba Jai Gurudev, 116, passes away (Second Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 19 (IANS) Spiritual guru Baba Jai Gurudev, who had millions of followers, passed away here late Friday after prolonged illness, a spokesman for his ashram said. He was ... Read more...

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Greeks vote in crucial parliamentary election


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (IANS) Greeks are participating in crucial parliamentary elections Sunday that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 9.9 ... Read more...

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‘Over 70 percent vote in French presidential elections’


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in ... Read more...

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Millions of French vote to decide Sarkozy’s fate (Third Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions of French voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections bogged down by a weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble ... Read more...

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Early elections not ruled out: Rajnath


March 17th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 17 (IANS) Citing political uncertainty, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Saturday that early Lok Sabha elections cannot be ruled out.In view of the infighting within the ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko to run for Kiev mayor


February 29th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 29 (IANS) Ukraine's former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko announced Wednesday he would run for mayor of Kiev for a third time this year."I will participate ... Read more...

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Motorists circle Moscow in anti-Putin protest


February 20th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of cars with white ribbons and balloons drove around Moscow Sunday to protest the expected return of Vladimir Putin as the Russian president in ... Read more...

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Putin wants webcams for presidential polls


December 15th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday suggested installing webcams at polling stations to avoid dissent at the presidential elections in March.Putin dismissed as minor the ... Read more...

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Pro-Kremlin ‘response rally’ draws 25,000 in Moscow


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 25,000 supporters of President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gathered outside the Kremlin Monday in response to the biggest opposition ... Read more...

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Kremlin supporters announce counter-rally


December 10th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Supporters of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have called a pro-government rally Monday outside the Kremlin against an anti-government protest to ... Read more...

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Mamata’s pet Lok Sabha seat goes to polls


November 29th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) The Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency, which has elected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee half a dozen times at a stretch, is all set ... Read more...

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Poland’s ruling party leads in polls


October 10th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's ruling center-right Civic Platform is leading in the parliamentary election with 39.6 percent of the votes, while its main rival, former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski's ... Read more...

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US report does not explicitly predict Rahul-Modi contest


September 16th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 16 (IANS) The coordinator of a major new US report on India says there is no "contention, speculation or projection" in it that directly suggests that the ... Read more...

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Court rejects Chidambaram’s plea


August 4th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday dismissed a petition filed by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to set aside a case challenging his election to the ... Read more...

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Extremists may hijack Russian parliament polls: Minister


July 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Extremist groups may attempt to disrupt Russia's upcoming parliamentary election campaign, a minister said Thursday.Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said he could not rule out that ... Read more...

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Maoists killed 19 because they couldn’t locate one (Flashback)


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 23 (IANS) The six Maoists sentenced to death for gunning down 19 people in Jharkhand committed the massacre because they could not locate the one man they wanted: ... Read more...

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War of words breaks out between Chidambaram and Jayalalithaa (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday triggered a full blown war of words with P. Chidambaram accusing the union home minister of ballot ... Read more...

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Chidambaram never won election, must quit: Jayalalithaa (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Accusing Home Minister P. Chidambaram of fraudulently getting elected to the Lok Sabha, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday demanded his resignation."He has ... Read more...

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Chidambaram never won election, should quit: Jayalalithaa


June 14th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday demanded the resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram, saying he did not really win the 2009 election ... Read more...

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Political competition vital for Russia: Medvedev


May 13th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Competition is vital for the country's political stability and no one party can claim a dominant role, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.Medvedev, in an unexpected ... Read more...

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‘Minority women’ gang raped in Bangladesh in 2001-02 (Lead)


April 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country.The ... Read more...

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AGP scouts for partners ahead of coming Assam polls


February 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Barely a month for assembly elections in Assam, the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is desperate for alliance partners - to stop the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz President Otunbayeva refuses participating in upcoming fall elections


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva on Monday said that she will not participate in the upcoming fall presidential elections, 24.kg news agency reported."I am grateful to people who ... Read more...

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Deal between Karzai, lawmakers over parliament session initiation is ‘uncertain’


January 24th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 24 (ANI): The deal between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rebel lawmakers on the opening of the lower house of parliament appears to be in doubt as the MPs are ... Read more...

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Jordan’s Islamic Action Front calls on the government to resign


January 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) - Jordan's Islamic Action Front on Tuesday called for the dismissal of the government after exposing evidence of a rigged Parliamentary election, Ammon News reported.Secretary General of the Islamic ... Read more...

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Nepal president to visit alma mater in Chandigarh


January 17th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav will be chief guest at the annual convocation at his alma mater Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in February.Yadav, 62, ... Read more...

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AGP may again forge ties with BJP


December 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) may revive ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of next year's assembly elections in a bid to dethrone ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka now understand Tamil ethnic issues: Lankan daily


November 27th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Sri Lanka is drawing plenty of media interest in the island nation, with a leading daily Saturday saying that political ... Read more...

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