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Manmohan seeks support for Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday telephoned the leaders of all major political parties and sought their support for Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president, an ... Read more...

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Russian president rejects EU criticism of Duma elections


December 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Dec 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Thursday said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections "means nothing"."I have nothing to say on this ... Read more...

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Italy approves economy stabilisation law


November 13th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 12 (IANS) Italian lawmakers Saturday gave their approval to austerity measures demanded by the European Union (EU), paving the way for the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio ... Read more...

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Scrap court verdict against Nepal Maoists, Bhattarai tells India


September 13th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) As outrage grew in his party over an Indian court sentencing 11 of its leaders to imprisonment, Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Tuesday held ... Read more...

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Indian court sentencing Nepal’s Maoists causes ripples


September 12th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) The reported ruling by an Indian court slapping 11 Nepali Maoist leaders with prison and other punishments has created ripples in Nepal.The Patna High Court in ... Read more...

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Nepal court asks government not to extend tenure ‘endlessly’


May 25th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) With only three days left for Nepal's interim constitution to become invalid, parliament's tenure to end and the government to face dissolution, the Supreme Court came ... Read more...

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Nepal government seeks more time to complete new constitution


May 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to ready a new constitution and facing his ouster from power, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back ... Read more...

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Spanish parliament votes to extend Libya operations


April 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The majority of Spanish parliamentary parties voted Tuesday to extend the country's participation in NATO's Libya operation by two months.Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon said ... Read more...

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Gilani vows “new strategy” to combat religious extremism in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): In the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his government would announce a new strategy ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary’s Nepal visit ends


January 20th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao made a low-key departure from Nepal Thursday after wrapping up her three-day visit to Nepal.Rao, the first senior Indian official to ... Read more...

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Festival break fails to fire Nepal PM poll


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) As Nepal's parliamentary parties go to vote Tuesday in an unprecedented 13th round to elect a new prime minister, there are indications the exercise would prove ... Read more...

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Battle for new Nepal government hots up


July 19th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) With just two days left for Nepal to hold its third prime ministerial election in less than two years, the battle for the top job hotted ... Read more...

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Nepal heads for fresh prime ministerial polls


July 12th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 12 (IANS) The turbulent republic of Nepal headed towards fresh prime ministerial elections Monday, the third in two years, as its disgraced parties failed to lay aside differences ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis deepens as parties fail to name new PM


July 11th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the fall of its first Maoist government in 2009 deepened Sunday with the parties continuing to trade charges and failing to ... Read more...

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China to back Pakistan for civil nuclear deal with US


April 8th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) China will back Pakistan for a civil nuclear deal with the US at an upcoming summit in Washington, a media report said Thursday, citing sources privy to ... Read more...

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Zardari ready to shed grabbed powers, conveys plan to Gilani


November 16th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is committed to shed some constitutional powers well before March 30, the deadline he had set for materialising his plan, well-placed official ... Read more...

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Maoists reject Nepal’s plea to call off protest movement (Lead)


August 4th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Nepal's former guerrilla party, the Maoists, Tuesday rejected a call by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to call off the disruptive protest movement they have threatened to launch ... Read more...

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Maoists reject Nepal PM’s plea to call off stir


August 4th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Nepal's former guerrilla party, the Maoists, Monday rejected a call by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to call off the disruptive protest movement they have threatened to launch ... Read more...

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India continues to be under fire in Nepal


June 8th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 8 (IANS) Rejecting the Indian embassy's statement that there had been no violation of the international border or attacks on Nepalis by Indian security forces, two separate Nepali teams Monday ... Read more...

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Nepal republic turns one under shadow of dissent


May 29th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Once unique as the only Hindu kingdom in the world, Nepal Friday celebrated the first anniversary of its transformation into a secular, federal republic under the ... Read more...

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Blaming India, Nepal PM quits (Lead)


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) After obstructing parliament for three weeks, Nepal's Maoist party finally allowed the house to convene Friday with caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda making an ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists brace for last fight before quitting power


May 22nd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrilla party Friday said they would run the race for a new prime minister, ending a three-week deadlock that had gripped the nation ... Read more...

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Madhav Kumar Nepal is all set to become new Nepal PM


May 17th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 17 (ANI): Veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is all set to become new Prime Minister of Nepal after getting the backing of 22 of the 24 parliamentary parties.Twenty two ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists miss date with Buddha, new government


May 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Maoist party Saturday both failed to keep its date with the Buddha, one of the best loved icons of the Himalayan republic, and a ... Read more...

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President seeks new Nepal government by Saturday, Maoists on war path (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav, one of the key figures in the triangular drama that led to the fall of the Maoist-led government and triggered a ... Read more...

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Dozens arrested in Nepal as anti-president protests erupt


May 5th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Nearly four dozen people, including leading human rights activists, were arrested by police in Nepal Tuesday for defying prohibitory orders and protesting against President Ram Baran Yadav for ... Read more...

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Out of power, Nepal Maoists to wage new war in parliament


May 5th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Losing the battle against the army chief and compelled to quit after being deserted by its allies, Nepal's Maoist party Tuesday said it would now take ... Read more...

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Allies boycott Nepal PM’s crucial cabinet meeting


May 4th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The uncertainty about the fate of Nepal's first Maoist-led government deepened Monday with all four of its allies boycotting a critical cabinet meeting that is expected to decide ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist government in crisis, allies quit over army row (Roundup)


May 3rd, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna SarkarKathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal's first Maoist-led coalition government was plunged into a major crisis after only eight months of its rule when two of its allies quit Sunday after ... Read more...

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Nepal government teeters as Maoists sack army chief (Third Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The violence and uncertainty that had gripped Nepal three years ago during deposed king Gyanendra's military-backed rule returned Sunday to haunt the republic once again as ... Read more...

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Nepal government teeters as Maoists sack army chief (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The violence and uncertainty that had gripped Nepal three years ago during deposed king Gyanendra's military-backed rule returned Sunday to haunt the Himalayan republic once more ... Read more...

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Nepal army chief row: Ball now in president’s court


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Though Nepal's ruling Maoist party Sunday unilaterally took a decision to remove controversial army chief Gen Rookmangud Katawal, the ball is now in the court of ... Read more...

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Sacked Nepal Army chief likely to move court


May 3rd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal's tough army chief Gen Rookmangud Katawal, who was relieved of his responsibilities by the ruling Maoist party Sunday, is likely to challenge the decision in court, former ... Read more...

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Concerned Pak PM says US drone attacks won’t be allowed in Balochistan


March 29th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed concern over reports of possible US drone attacks in Balochistan, and said such attacks will not be allowed.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Nepal to elect new prime minister Aug 15


August 11th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) After Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas failed to woo the other major parties and name a new government last week, the interim parliament Monday said it would ... Read more...

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