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Uddhav Thackeray to leave hospital Monday


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Two days after Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray underwent an angioplasty to remove blockages in his artery, a party leader said that his hospital ... Read more...

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Congress moves court against Chhattisgarh CM


July 20th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Congress leaders Friday filed a complaint in the district court against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, seeking a probe into allotment of land by the state ... Read more...

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Would desperate Mamata be able to save face in another battle? (West Bengal newsletter)


July 14th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) After Dada episode, Didi is heading into yet another tussle between the Trinamool Congress and its estranged ally the Congress.Confrontation over the presidential election is ... Read more...

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Major gains for BJP in UP urban body polls


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a fresh lease of life in Uttar Pradesh as it is set to win 10 mayoral seats in the ... Read more...

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Poll reforms conference begins in Odisha Saturday


May 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) At least 400 delegates from different walks of life are expected to attend a two-day national conference on electoral and political reforms beginning in Odisha capital ... 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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Chhattisgarh cabinet reshuffled (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) In a sudden decision, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday reshuffled portfolios of his five ministerial colleagues, giving the coveted industry portfolio to his ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh cabinet reshuffled


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) In a sudden decision, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday reshuffled portfolios of his five ministerial colleagues, giving the coveted industry portfolio to his close ... Read more...

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Poll panel’s ‘operation cover-up’ keeps officials busy


January 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) With only two days to go before the Jan 11 deadline, officials were Monday busy covering up statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s style of playing hide and seek with EC


December 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has found a novel way of playing hide and seek with the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Debt-laden Mexican state keeps financial records secret


December 1st, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 1 (IANS/EFE) The government of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, under investigation for a 9,800 percent increase in its debt since 2005, plans to keep its ... Read more...

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Russia switches on missile detection radar


November 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Russia has turned its missile detection radar on in response to US and NATO’s effort to install missile shield in Europe. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in ... Read more...

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Law of diminishing returns dogged Advani’s yatra: Analysts


November 19th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani's 40-day Jan Chetna Yatra concludes Sunday after rolling across 22 states and five union territories, political ... Read more...

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Kashmir cabinet meet on AFSPA postponed?


November 16th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) A cabinet meeting that was to take place Thursday to discuss the partial revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Whither Team Anna? (News Analysis)


October 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Anna Hazare is already planning his next move, with Team Anna having put up a united front in the face of controversies surrounding some ... Read more...

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Advani’s yatra: Crusade or pilgrimage?


October 30th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's anti-corruption yatra really mobilising people against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) or is it just the ... Read more...

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Congress core group will discuss by-poll debacle Friday


October 18th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress core group, including party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will discuss the party's big defeat in the Oct 13 ... Read more...

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Election results real setback to Congress (News Analysis)


October 18th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The election rout in one Lok Sabha and three assembly seats across four states is a serious blow to the Congress, which is worried ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to deploy army in crucial civic poll


October 16th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Election Commission Sunday decided to deploy the army for ensuring free and fair mayoral polls of the Narayanganj city corporation slated for Oct ... Read more...

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Dissident BJD leader’s forum a parallel platform?


October 12th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) There is discomfort in Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) over the launch of a forum by a prominent party leader, with some saying it is ... 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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War of nerves in Nepal as PM faces ouster


July 31st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Under fire from his own allies, the Maoists, Nepal's communist Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Sunday sought help from the opposition to save his five-month-old government ... Read more...

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Assam the only trump card in Congress’ bad pack


May 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It won a third straight victory in Assam and managed to claw back to power in Kerala, but these were the only silver linings ... Read more...

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Bin-Laden’s death a ‘wake-up call’ for GOP contenders intending to defeat Obama


May 4th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The death of Osama bin-Laden has come as a 'wake-up call' for the potential Republican candidates of the challenge they will face to defeat US President Barack ... Read more...

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Sen. Scott Brown heads to Afghanistan


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Scott Brown wants to taste what combat feels like. As a member of the Army National Guard, Brown is given two weeks training every year. ... Read more...

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Married man tipped to be Canada’s next PM found naked in illegal brothel


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A married man, who has been tipped as the next Prime Minister of Canada, is said to have been found naked by police in a suspected illegal brothel.Jack ... Read more...

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Congress to prepare charge sheet against Chhattisgarh government


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 23 (IANS) The Congress party in Chhattisgarh with a new state unit chief is preparing a comprehensive charge sheet against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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Large voter turnout signals decisive verdicts: Analysts


April 17th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Large voter turnout in states that have had assembly polls so far is a sign of decisive verdict by the electorate and the outcome ... Read more...

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Congress, TMC leaders meet to discuss W. Bengal seat sharing pact


March 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Key leaders of the Congress party and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) have begun a meeting at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here this morning ... Read more...

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In India, Palin still nurtures White House ambitions


March 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has refused to turn down speculations she would be contesting in the 2012 presidential elections, during her visit to India.Addressing ... Read more...

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Congress hoping for ‘breakthrough’ in Bengal poll talks with Trinamool


March 20th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): The Congress party has said that it is still keen on having a seat-sharing alliance with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, and hopes ... Read more...

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Five states go to polls in April-May


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry will elect new assemblies in April-May in the biggest national referendum since the 2009 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Analysts doubt Egypt army’s commitment to smooth transition of power


February 13th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 13 (ANI): Although Egypt's army rulers have promised that they would eventually hand over power to an elected government to establish stability in the country, many political analysts are of ... Read more...

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Egyptian Government’s Crackdown On Communication Medium Condemned Globally


January 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The crackdown on Internet and mobile telephony in Egypt continue amidst countrywide protests and growing civil unrest. In cities like Suez, Alexandria and Cairo curfew ... Read more...

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