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Kerala minister’s father threatens to oust him from party


March 27th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Spelling further trouble for the Oommen Chandy-led Kerala government, the father-son tussle in a constituent of the ruling alliance has exacerbated with the former Tuesday threatening ... Read more...

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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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Maldives’ new government agrees to hold early elections


February 17th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian government Thursday agreed to hold early presidential elections, a step towards ending the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.The country plunged into turmoil ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview) (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview)


February 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Tie-up with secular party for next Lok Sabha poll: Karunanidhi (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The DMK party would align with a secular party having the nation's interest in mind in the next Lok Sabha elections, party president M. Karunanidhi ... Read more...

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Tie-up with secular party for next Lok Sabha poll: Karunanidhi


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The DMK party would align with a secular party having the nation's interest in mind in the next Lok Sabha elections, party president M. Karunanidhi said ... Read more...

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DMK’s general council meeting Feb 3


January 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The DMK has convened a meeting here of its general council on Feb 3 to discuss issues like party elections, Lok Sabha polls and party audit ... Read more...

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SAARC: next stop Addu City


October 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
South Asia's smallest country, the Maldives, is gearing up to host the next SAARC summit, which begins on Nov 10. It hosted previous summits in 1990 and 1997. The unique feature ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party readying for general election


April 1st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) With its key ethnic Indian partner Friday postponing organisational polls, Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) alliance is preparing for a general election likely this ... Read more...

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Obama working to ease US-Cuba travel restrictions


January 15th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is reportedly looking to ease US citizens' travel restrictions to Cuba, allowing educational and religious groups to visit the communist country.Politico quoted ... Read more...

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Malaysian parties prepare for snap polls


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Malaysian political parties, including those that represent ethnic Indians, have begun preparing for likely snap polls.The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the oldest and the largest party ... Read more...

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Miliband denied Christmas visit to Afghanistan


December 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, has been denied a chance to visit the country's troops in Afghanistan during Christmas, a media report said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Armed Forces: A Pillar In Nation Building


November 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The 21st century looks towards security, justice, economic development and a democratic polity as the pillars of nation building. Security comes first in the pecking order ... Read more...

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Africa keen to learn from Indian elections: Zambian poll chief


November 12th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) African countries are increasingly looking at India as a model democracy and an example to emulate, says Zambia's poll panel chief, Justice Florence N.M. Mumba, ... Read more...

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Cash scandal rocks Bihar before Sonia Gandhi’s rally


October 28th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Begusarai, Oct 28 (ANI): Ahead of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's rally here to woo the voters for the ongoing State Assembly elections, cash scandal rocks Bihar as two Congress leaders have ... Read more...

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Sonia to nominate Goa state chief


September 13th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) The next chief of the Congress in Goa will be named by party president Sonia Gandhi and will not be elected through intra-party polls, a state leader ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Nitish Kumar


September 4th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday while kicking off the party's election campaign in Saharsa and Samastipur ... Read more...

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US states hold party elections


June 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (DPA) Several American states held party elections Tuesday, with Californians voting to begin the process of picking a successor to Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who cannot run again ... Read more...

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Sudan election results delayed


April 21st, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, April 21 (DPA) Results in Sudan's first multi-party elections since 1986, originally due Tuesday, have been delayed indefinitely, the National Election Commission said. The polls were supposed to usher in a new ... Read more...

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Ansari pays homage to Malawi’s first president


January 8th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLilongwe (Malawi), Jan. 8 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari paid homage to Malawi's first president Hastings Kamuzu Banda at his mausoleum located in the heart of the capital on Friday.The ... Read more...

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Leading Chinese dissident charged with inciting subversion, faces up to 15 years in prison


December 13th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): One of China's leading dissidents has been charged with "inciting subversion", and faces a possible 15-year jail sentence.Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to ... Read more...

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Former Malaysian PM, MIC chief Samy Vellu engaged in war of words


September 19th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Sep 19 (ANI): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned that Malaysian Indian Congress President S. Samy Vellu will become a liability to the Barisan Nasional in ... Read more...

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Poll-eve charges before Malaysian Indian Congress meet


September 11th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Aspirants for Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) party posts are trading charges on the eve of the party's plenary meeting Saturday. S. Subramaniam, a former MIC deputy president ... Read more...

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‘Iron woman’ seeks senior Malaysian Indian Congress post


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 3 (IANS) P. Mariayee, called the "Iron woman of Jelebu", will be seeking the vice president's post in the male-dominated Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) at the party's plenary ... Read more...

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MIC veep hopeful wants new economic plan for Malay Indians


August 31st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Aug 31 (ANI): Former Federal Territory Malaysian Indian Congress chief, V.K.K. Teagarajan, who is making a second bid for the vice-presidency, wants to draw up a plan to boost ... Read more...

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PML-Q breaks apart after months of internal strife


August 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): After a long internal conflict, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has broken apart with the so called 'like minded group' parting away.Declaring the last month's party elections 'null ... Read more...

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Malay Indian Congress president Vellu decides to complete his full term


August 20th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20(ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has said that he will complete his full term of office and hand over the reins only in ... Read more...

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My first job to strengthen party: Rahul Gandhi


May 22nd, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As the buzz about whether he would become a minister intensified Friday, Rahul Gandhi categorically said his first job was to strengthen the Congress party. ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress chief to demit post after training his deputy


April 26th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 26 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu will stay a year-and-half at the most, as he wants time to "train" his deputy, who will be elected ... Read more...

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Judge me by my actions, says Malaysia’s PM-in-waiting


March 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak, who is expected to take over as Malaysia's prime minister, wants to be judged by his actions and not by "malicious, baseless lies" ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Ahmedabad to woo youth


January 28th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi is visiting this Gujarat city Friday to woo youths in the state to join the party, a senior Congress party leader ... Read more...

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EU lauds Bangladesh’s commitment to democracy


January 10th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 10 (IANS) The European Union has welcomed what it described as "successful completion" of the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. A statement by the current Czech EU Presidency congratulated Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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Cry My Country-Oh for a Leader and some Governance


January 8th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
The criteria for recognising national parties perhaps needs revision to ensure that they have nationwide membership maintaining proper membership records and issuing membership cards to the members in the manner it ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to enhance marine anti-terror cooperation


December 25th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In the wake of the terrorist attack on Mumbai from the sea route, India and the Maldives have decided to scale up anti-piracy and marine counter-terrorism operations ... Read more...

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