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UPA coordination panel holds first meeting


August 9th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The newly set-up coordination committee of the UPA held its first meeting here Wednesday and discussed the drought situation in some states. Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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UPA coordination committee to meet Aug 8 (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The first meeting of the UPA coordination committee, formed following the Congress's stand-off with coalition partner NCP, will be held Aug 8 to coincide ... Read more...

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Impasse with Congress could end, signals NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid signals from Nationalist Congress Party that a solution could be found to its current impasse with the Congress, its leaders are expected to ... Read more...

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After ousting Congress, BJP has to deliver on promises (Goa Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The March polls marked a tectonic alteration in Goa's political topography, which for nearly three decades has been dominated by the Congress.The extent of the ... Read more...

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PDP disrupts Kashmir assembly over corruption


February 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 24 (IANS) The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moved an adjournment motion on corruption and then disrupted proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Friday, a day ... Read more...

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Chidambaram will clarify on anti-terror hub, says Farooq


February 18th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) National Conference president and union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that Home Minister P.Chidambaram would soon clarify doubts of ... Read more...

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National Conference backs Omar on appointments


February 18th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The National Conference Saturday decided to back Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over "political appointments" that were flayed by the State Accountability Commission.The ruling ... Read more...

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Pacheco’s aide was convicted for cheque bouncing


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 12 (IANS) Controversial former Goa tourism minister Mickky Pacheco's aide Lyndon Monteiro was appointed a functionary of the Goa tourism department despite being arrested and sentenced in a cheque bouncing ... Read more...

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Meghalaya scraps chief minister rank dole-out


April 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 27 (IANS) New Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul M. Sangma Tuesday said the government has decided to do away with the practice of according chief minister's status to more than one ... Read more...

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‘Political appointments have jeopardized RTI in Uttar Pradesh’


April 12th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Politicisation of appointments in the State Information Commission have jeopardized the enforcement of Right to Information (RTI) Act in Uttar Pradesh, activists said here Monday. Activists and ... Read more...

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‘Missing’ Navjot Sidhu finally returns to Amritsar


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 3 (IANS) Amritsar MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu finally returned to his constituency Saturday after staying away for nearly three months. The chirpy Sidhu, who is the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Differences between Obama and Clinton are par for the course


July 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): There are only two known instances of disagreement between President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.According to the Washington Times, the first was the administration's ... Read more...

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‘Political’ appointees to Dhaka’s India, other key missions likely


May 24th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Tariq A. Karim, who served in India as Bangladesh's deputy high commissioner and was later ambassador to the US and to South Africa, may return to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Blagojevich indicted on charges of selling Obama’s senate seat


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (DPA) Rod Blagojevich, former governor of the Midwestern state of Illinois, has been indicted on sweeping corruption charges, four months after he was arrested amid an alleged scam ... Read more...

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Maoists, UML agree to bring ordinances transparently


February 2nd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (ANI): The CPN (Maoist) and the CPN (UML) today agreed to introduce ordinances in a transparent manner based on consensus with other political parties. At the meeting held in ... Read more...

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Row stops worship at Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple


January 1st, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 1 (IANS) For the first time in the history of Nepal's revered Pashupatinath temple, devotees were unable to offer worship to the centuries-old deity after a row erupted between the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists form committee for political appointments


September 6th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 6 (ANI): CPN-Maoist has formed a five-member committee under party Chairman and Prime Minister Prachanda to discuss political appointments in the government. The committee will choose concerned persons for certain ... Read more...

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