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Former Congress legislator turns producer-actor


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Sobhana George has turned producer and her first movie "Prethiksheyodae", about child labour, is slated for release next month.Child labour was one of ... Read more...

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I would like to inherit his political legacy: Pranab’s son


July 25th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's politician son Abhijit said Wednesday that he would like to step into his father's shoes as Lok Sabha MP from West ... Read more...

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‘Pranab showed leadership even as a teenager’


July 24th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee had shown sparks of brilliance even as a teenager when he had persuaded a minister to order the renovation of his school's ... Read more...

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Patil disappointed us, says Vidarbha farm widow


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil did nothing to help thousands of starving farm widows of Vidarbha, an activist Monday alleged."Veteran Congress leader Pratibha Patil is from ... Read more...

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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Trinamool, CPI-M both losers (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's dramatic U-turn to support UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee - albeit to ensure a smooth run for her cash-strapped West ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, Sangma’s chances are the talking point (With Images) (Meghalaya Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) For this tribal-majority, pretty hill state, the chances of its native, P.A. Sangma's, in the presidential election remain the main talking point of its three ... Read more...

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Pranab gets nostalgic


July 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Monday turned nostalgic and recalled the time when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from ... Read more...

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Pranab is a friend of Communists: Trinamool


July 8th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress leader Sunday said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has been a close friend of the Communists throughout his life."He (Mukherjee) owes ... Read more...

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I will be India’s next president: Purno Sangma (Interview)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma is supremely confident of winning the presidential election to become India's new head of state, saying if ... 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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Pranab da called, but didn’t ask for support: Advani (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani revealed Monday that Pranab Mukherjee had called him soon after his candidature for the presidency was ... Read more...

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Pranab da called, but didn’t ask for support: Advani


June 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani revealed Monday that Pranab Mukherjee had called him soon after his candidature for the president's post ... Read more...

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Pranab ‘deeply honoured’, calls Mamata sister (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said he was "deeply honoured" that he had been chosen as a candidate for the president's post and ... Read more...

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Dhoble trying to kill Mumbai’s nightlife: B-town


June 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) Bollywood is not happy with the police crackdown on Mumbai's nightclubs.Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble's zeal to ensure that late night bars do not ... Read more...

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India’s Look East policy central for Asia-Pacific growth: Clinton (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) India's Look East policy was "central" to the growth of the entire Asia-Pacific region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Monday."India's Look East ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath in Myanmar parliament (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party swept last month's by-elections, was sworn in as a member of Myanmar's parliament Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Chandy adds two ministers


April 12th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21.M. Ali, 60, of the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Out of politburo, Achuthanandan is miffed


April 9th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was clearly upset Monday after he failed to make it into the politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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LSR students hail Suu Kyi’s much-awaited victory


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid cheers, enthusiasm and hope, students of New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college Monday hailed alumna and Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's landmark ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father threatens to oust him from party


March 27th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Spelling further trouble for the Oommen Chandy-led Kerala government, the father-son tussle in a constituent of the ruling alliance has exacerbated with the former Tuesday threatening ... Read more...

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Army chief didn’t want to pursue bribe matter: Antony (Second Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony admitted Tuesday that army chief Gen. V.K. Singh informed him about Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh offering a bribe of ... Read more...

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Army chief didn’t want to pursue bribe matter: Antony (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said army chief Gen. V.K. Singh did inform him about Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh offering a bribe of Rs.14 ... Read more...

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Land and vehicle taxes up; liquor to cost more in Kerala


March 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Land and vehicle taxes will go up in Kerala from next month. And so would the prices of cigarettes and liquor, according to the Rs.289.25 crore ... Read more...

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Omar backs ‘poor chap’ Dinesh Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) Stating that people will happily accept modest hikes in rail fares, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said empathised with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi ... Read more...

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Somnath happy with Akhilesh becoming chief minister


March 10th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who had first remarked on the potential he evinced in Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav: From football, movies to crown of UP politics (Profile)


March 10th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) When Akhilesh Yadav was Saturday chosen to be the next Uttar Pradesh chief minister, few knew that the formative steps of this 38-years-old political career ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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Book reveals Nixon had secret psychiatric care


March 6th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) It is a secret that could have stopped Richard Nixon becoming president of the US. He was secretly seeing a psychiatrist during the height of his ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot (Lead, correcting para nine)


February 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot


February 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Rahul good enough to be PM but that’s not his central aim: Priyanka


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was "good enough" to be the prime minister but occupying ... Read more...

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