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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

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Don’t bid for strategic containment of China, daily warns US


September 6th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China does not want the US to perish nor does it want to dominate Asia, said a state-run Chinese daily, warning that if America launched a ... Read more...

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Cancer once made Chavez consider leaving politics


September 5th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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Team Anna cannot be alternative to BJP: Gadkari


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday welcomed Anna Hazare and his team's announcement to enter the political arena but stressed that it ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Trinidad’s Indian-origin ex-PM freed of corruption charges


June 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, June 28 (IANS) Basdeo Panday, Trinidad and Tobago's first Indian-origin prime minister, has been acquitted of charges of failing to declare his assets in a London bank.Panday ... Read more...

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Gilani’s conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea on election symbols (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.Justice Altamas ... Read more...

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Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians


April 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to UP elections, 62 percent turnout (Evening Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The crucial Uttar Pradesh elections, which will have a bearing on the national political arena, kicked off Wednesday with the first of seven phases seeing ... Read more...

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AIADMK will decide next PM candidate, says Jayalalithaa (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday declared that the party will be in a position to decide the next prime ... Read more...

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AIADMK will decide next PM candidate, says Jayalalithaa


December 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday declared that the party will be in a position to decide the next prime ministerial ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases second list of candidates


December 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday announced the names of 15 more candidates for the Jan 30 state polls, including that of party president and ... Read more...

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Triangular contest on cards in most Punjab seats


December 25th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) As the Election Commission advanced the date of the elections for Punjab's 117 assembly seats to Jan 30, against the expected date of mid-February, the ... Read more...

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Medvedev tells Obama about US criticism of Russian polls


December 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a telephonic conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama said that Washington's comments over Russia's allegedly rigged parliamentary polls ... Read more...

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ISI calls the shots in Pakistan: Imran Khan


November 14th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency is calling the shots in the country, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says, adding that the government lacks moral courage, "giving ... Read more...

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No surefire winners in race to be PM (Comment)


September 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
A curious feature of the political scene is that none of the parties has an inspirational leader. To make matters even more odd, there is a figure outside the political ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot dares Ramdev to join politics


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 3 (IANS) Congress leader Sachin Pilot, the junior minister for communications and IT, Sunday dared yoga guru Baba Ramdev to join politics and criticised his anti-corruption agitation.He ... Read more...

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Denmark asks China to resume dialogue with exiled Tibetans


May 31st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 31 (IANS) Denmark has called upon the Chinese government to resume dialogue with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's envoys and protect the Tibetan people's unique cultural and ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama reverses 350-year-old tradition


May 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 30 (IANS) When Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama devolved his "formal authority" to the elected leadership of the Tibetan exiles, he created history of sorts by reversing ... Read more...

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Indian alumni call for national institutional reforms on Harvard’s 375th anniversary


April 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24(ANI): Marking the 375th foundation day of the world-renowned Harvard University, a stream of eminent Indian alumni, including Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal and former Foreign Secretary Lalit Mansingh, ... Read more...

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Olympic medallist Carl Lewis in race for New Jersey Senate


April 13th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Olympic champion Carl Lewis has announced his plans to enter the American political arena and run for the New Jersey state senate.The athletics legend said he wants ... Read more...

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Sir Sean Connery dumps public life for golf


April 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 08 (ANI): Sir Sean Connery, who has confirmed that he will no longer make official public appearances except on the golf course, has drawn well wishers from Scotland's political arena. ... Read more...

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Another sex scandal hits Malaysia (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Malaysia has been hit by a new sex scandal with a video showing a man purported to be a top opposition leader in compromising positions ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition MP’s sex video emerges


March 21st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) A new video is doing the rounds in Malaysia that reportedly shows an opposition MP having sex with a foreign prostitute.The video showed "a man, ... Read more...

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Swiss not as democratic as previously thought: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Switzerland is not the democracy par excellence as previously thought and managed to score mediocre 14th place in a new survey of ... Read more...

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BJP leaders greet former PM Vajpayee on his 87th birthday


December 25th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Scores of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists and well wishers gave their best wishes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 87th birthday here ... Read more...

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Levi Johnston And Sunny Oglesby Dating Each Other


December 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems like after splitting from Bristol Palin, Wasilla mayoral candidate Levi Johnston did not feel like wasting much time. Bristol Palin's ex has found a ... Read more...

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McCain waxes eloquent on Palin while likening her to “divisive” Reagan


November 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Republican senator from Arizona John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama during the presidential polls in 2008, has praised his former running mate Sarah Palin and compared ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa launches ad blitz to blunt land deals row


November 26th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, reeling under charges of improper land deals, has launched advertisement campaign in newspapers to present his case.One of the ads titled ... Read more...

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‘Some unscrupulous elements making politics look ugly’


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 22 (IANS) The wrong-doings of some "unscrupulous elements" make it look ugly, but politics is necessary for establishing the rule by majority in a democratic set-up, filmmaker-cum-politician Prakash ... Read more...

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Indian origin Kal Pen re-joins White House job after filming ‘Harold & Kumar’ sequel


November 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Kalpen Modi, the Indian-American political aide who resigned from his post as US President Barack Obama's associate director of public engagement this summer to act in a ... Read more...

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Rakta Charitra: Reasons For Its Thundering Success


October 29th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rakta Charitra,touted as the most violent and gory film ever to have hit Indian screens is all out to break box office records, and may soon ... Read more...

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Benazir’s return from abroad not result of ‘deal’ but ‘political dialogue’: Faisal Abidi


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's mandatory stay abroad until the 2008 general elections cannot be called a 'deal' as claimed by the former President Pervez Musharraf, ... Read more...

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