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Congress defends Virbhadra Singh


June 26th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday defended Virbhadra Singh, who resigned from the union cabinet over corruption charges, saying his guilt was not proved. The party ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader charged with murder, conspiracy


May 28th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), May 28 (IANS) Two days after a top CPI-M Kerala leader claimed his party had physically annihilated foes in Idukki district, police Monday registered three cases of murder ... Read more...

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All support to UP on central-aided projects: Jairam Ramesh


March 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday assured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that no central-aided projects in the state would be left hanging at ... Read more...

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CBI questions Jagan’s relative


January 24th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday questioned Sunil Reddy, a relative of YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, in a case related to the ... Read more...

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NC in dilemma over Afzal Guru clemency resolution


September 19th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir is in a dilemma over which way to vote when the Afzal Guru clemency resolution comes up in ... Read more...

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SP, BSP criticse government over CWG


August 9th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), both which support the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government from outside, Tuesday criticised it ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s son worries foes can hurt broadcasting empire


July 1st, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Milan, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Billionaire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's son is not especially worried about a political crisis in the government, but fears his father's political adversaries can harm ... Read more...

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Why the accidental PM is becoming irreplaceable (Comment)


February 26th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli A curious feature of the scams affecting the government is that they haven't undermined Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's position as much as may have been expected.Instead, there have ... Read more...

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Chiru, a superstar whose political party proved a flop (Profile)


February 6th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Unlike his many super-hit films, the political party of Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi proved to be a flop.Two years and seven months after launching Praja Rajyam ... Read more...

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Court pulls up government in Amar Singh tapping case


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the central government and other contenders in the Amar Singh wire tapping case for filing a "very casual and vague" ... Read more...

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Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, Embraces Twitter


April 28th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The socialist Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has begun to utilize Twitter to argue against his detractors online. This decision has compelled the President, who often ... Read more...

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Laura Bush defends husband, opens up about car-crash in new book


April 28th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 28 (ANI): Former US First Lady Laura Bush has finally gone public about a mysterious car accident she had when she was 17.The crash took place in Midland, Texas. ... Read more...

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Want total funding for implementing RTE, Mayawati reiterates


April 5th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday reiterated her demand that the central government fund the cost of implementing the Right to Education Act in her state. Conveying her stand ... Read more...

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Basu had a long struggle as a communist: S.S. Ray


January 17th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Jyoti Basu faced lot of economic hurdles during his long years of struggle as communist leader before becoming chief minister, and fish was a luxury in his ... Read more...

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Austerity not just Mamata’s style, but also weapon (Capital Buzz)


November 15th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Austerity is not a new mantra for Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, famous for her cotton jhola, crumpled cotton saris and trademark hawai ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s former aide under scanner


November 7th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's one-time close aide P.L. Punia, who is now a Congress MP, has landed in the economic offences net in a 20-year-old scam. In a ... Read more...

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Kennedy eulogised at final farewell


August 30th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
By Mike McCarthy Washington, Aug 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama was among the hundreds of mourners who attended Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy's funeral Saturday in a final farewell to the last ... Read more...

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Elections, fears of violence still featured at S African IPL


April 19th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Cape Town, April 19 (IANS) The uniting spirit of sport was highlighted in a rather unique way at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL II) here Saturday ... Read more...

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The Congress is no one to call the BJP communal, says Advani


April 18th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani has criticised the Congress for calling his party communal."On issues like secularism and communalism the Congress ... Read more...

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Tharoor cools off in backwaters after poll


April 17th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Former United Nations undersecretary general and Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor was Friday cooling off in a houseboat after the intense campaign for the April 16 poll ... Read more...

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Russia confirms drones deal with Israel


April 13th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (DPA) Russia concluded its first weapons deal with Israel, purchasing unmanned spy planes valued at around $49 million, a spokesman for the Russia Defence Ministry in Moscow told daily ... Read more...

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Mulayam doubts CBI neutrality, wants judicial probe in wealth


March 31st, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to order a judicial probe into the allegations that he and his family members owned wealth ... Read more...

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Stability of Pakistan depends upon Zardari relinquishing dictatorial powers: Sharif


March 28th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): The political stability in Pakistan depends upon President Asif Ali Zardari giving up his dictatorial presidential powers like power to dismiss parliament, according to PML-N chief Nawaz ... Read more...

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Sarcastic Mayawati says opposition has made her richer (Lead)


January 15th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Celebrating her birthday with less than usual fanfare, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday sarcastically "thanked" the opposition parties for their "malicious campaign" against her fund collection and ... Read more...

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Finally, Bangladesh poll process appears to be on schedule


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 22 (IANS) With major political roadblocks - the poll date controversy and a meeting between two principal contenders for power, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia - removed from its path, ... Read more...

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Mayawati declares herself the future PM


August 9th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday declared herself India's future prime minister. “If I can become the chief minister of India's most ... Read more...

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Mayawati talks of a secret successor


August 9th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati sprang a surprise here Saturday by saying she had already made up her mind on a political ... Read more...

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A different Devdas and Paro in Sudhir Mishra’s version


July 14th, 2008 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) It's an incarnation of the classic love-torn couple Devdas and Paro as never seen before - fighting each other as political adversaries in Sudhir Mishra's ... Read more...

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Karat snaps at media as government totters (Political Prattle)


July 4th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Journalists filled every inch of space that was available in the auditorium on the first floor of the CPI-M headquarters Friday to hear from Prakash Karat his ... Read more...

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Is Brajesh Mishra fuelling confusion within BJP ranks on nuclear deal?


April 28th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
(News Analysis)New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Brajesh Mishra, a close aide of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has added to the confusion about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s stance on the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Minister faces murder conspiracy charge


April 17th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) Police have registered a first information report (FIR) against Jharkhand Rural Development Minister Enos Ekka for allegedly conspiring to kill the father of a former government functionary. The ... Read more...

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Is the Left’s third front hopes a pipedream?


April 5th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Amulya Ganguli The Left's hope of floating a third front doesn't seem to be making much headway. One reason is that the ever changing permutations and combinations of the Indian political scene ... Read more...

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Mayawati seeks CBI probe into controversial CD


March 12th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the circulation of a controversial CD showing Lord Ram as anti-Dalit, and maintained ... Read more...

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