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It’s official: Guatemala now a drug-producing country


August 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala is no longer just a conduit for illegal drugs, but a centre of production, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said, citing the seizure of 17.6 ... Read more...

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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Will Modi be BJP’s prime ministerial candidate?


May 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi appears to have emerged as a front-runner in the faction-ridden Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its prime ministerial candidate.Although ... Read more...

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Hillary, Mamata likely to discuss FDI, Teesta treaty


May 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets West Bengal's first woman Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday, discussions on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail ... Read more...

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‘Powerful Hillary, influential Mamata’s meet significant’


April 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the ... Read more...

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PM, Zardari talks on right track, says Indian media


April 9th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan have gained from President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, the Indian media said Monday with ... Read more...

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Myanmar diaspora apprehensive yet hopeful after Suu Kyi’s victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Hailing victory of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Myanmar by-polls, Myanmarese settled here say that they are eagerly waiting to see how ... Read more...

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Coalition hiccups come to the fore in parliament


April 1st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The compulsions of coalition politics were more than evident in the first half of parliament's budget session and analysts feel the going will be ... Read more...

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60 percent Russians say Putin victory fair: State poll


March 20th, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sixty percent of Russian voters believe the March 4 presidential elections which secured Vladimir Putin a third term in the Kremlin were "open and fair", ... Read more...

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Empowered women voters changing electoral dynamics: Experts


March 9th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Analysing the voting pattern and results in the assembly polls in five states, experts said here Friday that empowered women voters have begun changing the ... Read more...

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Congress should understand regional aspirations, say experts


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Following its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the ... Read more...

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Why Congress has to get along with SP now (News Analysis)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The outcome of the Uttar Pradesh elections is likely to push the Congress into having a better equation with the triumphant Samajwadi Party (SP) ... Read more...

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Left on wane in erstwhile bastion Kanpur


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) There was a time when Kanpur was a stronghold of the Left but the picture is different as it goes to polls Thursday. Of its ... Read more...

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Male calm a day after Nasheed quits


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) The Republic Square in Male looked calm and quiet Wednesday morning with families walking around and chattering at the very location where weeks of protests to ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

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Putin courts sports fans to woo them


January 21st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has begun courting sports fans as part of his presidential campaign, perhaps seeing them as a political threat, analysts here ... Read more...

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After Mamata, Pawar headache for Congress


January 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) After Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's angry outbursts, more headaches from allies seem to be in store for the Congress with Nationalist Congress Party ... Read more...

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Will assembly polls lead to early Lok Sabha ballot?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Both the Congress and BJP are equally confident of sweeping the upcoming elections in five states, but some say a Congress rout could lead ... Read more...

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Stormy winter session of Madhya Pradesh assembly expected


November 20th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) The winter session of Madhya Pradesh assembly beginning Monday is expected to be stormy with the Congress bringing in a no-confidence motion against the Shivraj ... Read more...

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Six new Rajasthan ministers take oath


November 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after all Rajasthan ministers resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle, six new ministers took oath of office at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan ... Read more...

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What led Geelani to soften his separatist stand?


October 25th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) Improving relations between India and Pakistan may have contributed to radical Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Geelani to take a fresh stand that has angered pro-Pakistan elements.While ... Read more...

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Around 700 people arrested for taking part in the Wall Street protests


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 700 protesters were arrested over the weekend following mass protests in the United States in solidarity with the protests in Wall Street. Protesters say they ... Read more...

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Modi’s 2002 cannot be washed away — so soon


September 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) He may have prime ministerial ambitions but Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 2002 riots ghost will not leave him soon, say political analysts and ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics has opened up space for smaller parties’


September 8th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The era of coalition governments since 1989 has its genesis in the late 1960s when multiple bipolarities to the Congress started emerging in the ... Read more...

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Hazare-government tensions can cause political turbulence again


September 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) As tensions between the Anna Hazare-led civil society and the government escalate, several political observers fear the developments can delay the much-awaited Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Silence about Sonia’s illness fans speculation


August 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The silence on the illness of Congress president Sonia Gandhi has triggered speculation about her disease and a;sp a debate if political figures should ... Read more...

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From abroad, Sonia signals that Rahul matters


August 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
In a statement issued from an unnamed country where she is being medically treated, Sonia Gandhi nominated Rahul Gandhi and three long-time loyalists -- Defence Minister A.K. Antony, her political ... Read more...

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Mamata’s committees: Too many cooks?


July 30th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's penchant for setting up expert committees on a range of issues has triggered a debate, with questions being raised ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Junglemahal package: Does it address main issues?


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's special economic and development package for the impoverished Maoist-affected Junglemahal area has drawn scepticism from most political parties, analysts, ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan human chain to protest Mumbai blasts


July 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Raising slogans promising support to each other against terrorism, several Indian and Pakistani citizens Saturday gathered near Rajghat here and formed a human chain to ... Read more...

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Cabinet meets on Telangana crisis (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) With crisis brewing over demand for a separate Telangana, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) Monday held a crucial meeting even as parliamentarians ... Read more...

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US broadcaster suspends analyst for insulting Obama


July 1st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A US cable news network has indefinitely suspended a political analyst after he insulted President Barack Obama, a media report said.MSNBC suspended senior political analyst ... Read more...

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You cannot ignore Digvijay Singh


June 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 26 (IANS) Either you agree or disagree with Digvijay Singh, but you cannot ignore him.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders may not like his remarks and Congress ... Read more...

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Ahead of June 30 deadline, uncertainty continues over Lokpal bill


June 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With a few days left before the June 30 deadline for finalising the Lokpal bill, uncertainty continues over the fate of the much-awaited anti-graft ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama arrives in South Africa


June 21st, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Johannesburg, S.A., June 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on an official visit. The trip is the second solo trip for Michelle since her husband ... Read more...

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