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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Three years of UPA-II: Not much to celebrate


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-II government completed three years in office Tuesday amid charges of policy paralysis and key initiatives remaining mired in fractious ... Read more...

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60 years of parliament: People highlight need for professionalism


May 13th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS)Has the functioning of the Indian parliament been able to foster democratic values and strengthen participatory institutions down the line or has it been a failed experiment?These are ... 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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BJP’s Uma calculations go wrong


March 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Brought back to the party fold with an eye to backward caste votes, Uma Bharti's presence does not seem to have helped the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Mulayam heartland celebrates


March 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), March 6 (IANS) The traditional Yadav bastions of Mainpuri, Etawah and Firozabad celebrated wildly Tuesday as the Samajwadi Party (SP) seemed set to return to power in ... Read more...

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Kannada model-actress scripts book on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership


February 27th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Clad in denims, a cotton kurti and a big blue "bindi" and with a marked Kannada accent, the dusky model, movie actress and doctoral ... Read more...

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Election fever grips Agra


February 26th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) With campaigning formally ending Sunday evening, candidates in the 68 Uttar Pradesh constituencies in 13 districts of Agra, Meerut and Aligarh are going house to ... Read more...

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Pachauri is PM’s ‘communication advisor’, Khare quits (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Senior television journalist Pankaj Pachauri was Thursday named communication advisor to the Prime Minister's Office. In no time, the veteran Harish Khare resigned as ... Read more...

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Sasikala’s removal from Poes Garden may be permanent: Commentators


December 20th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) The severance of relationship between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her long-time confidante V.K. Sasikala this time around might be final and not an ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa sacks long-time confidant Sasikala (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) In a dramatic move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa threw out her long-time confidant V.K. Sasikala and 11 others from the basic membership of her ... Read more...

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Has Mayawati set agenda for assembly polls?


November 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Has Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati set the agenda for the upcoming assembly polls with the proposal for four-way division of the state?Some analysts ... 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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‘Khuda Kay Liye’, ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′ best cinematic works on WTC attack


September 9th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) It's been a decade since the attack on New York's World Trade Centre took the world by storm, and filmmakers and documentary-drama makers have ... Read more...

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100 days later, Jayalalithaa invites praise and scorn


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) As J. Jayalalithaaa Tuesday completed 100 days as Tamil Nadu's chief minister, the poor are not complaining. But others are divided in their assessment of the ... Read more...

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Good that Maran resigned, now arrest him: AIADMK


July 7th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The AIADMK Thursday welcomed that Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran handed over his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanded filing of a charge ... Read more...

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Change of guard at Nehru Memorial Library


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here will see a change of guard in August when the term of the incumbent Mridula Mukherjee comes ... Read more...

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Ann Coulter opens up on Piers Morgan show


June 8th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Political commentator Ann Coulter was on Piers Morgan’s show on Tuesday. Coulter gave her opinion about the upcoming race between the Republicans and the Democrats in ... Read more...

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Keith Olbermann to present ‘Countdown’


May 26th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Keith Olbermann has found himself with a new job. He will be presenting the show “Countdown” on the network Current TV. The show will start airing ... Read more...

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Court judgment was expected in Kanimozhi’s case: Cho Ramaswamy


May 20th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Stating that the court ruling to deny bail to DMK MP Kanimozhi was "not unexpected", political commentator Cho Ramaswamy said Friday that the development had taken ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa sworn-in Tamil Nadu chief minister (Third Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa, 63, was Monday sworn-in Tamil Nadu chief minister for a third time at a packed hall in Madras University as ... Read more...

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AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu, DMK stunned (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) After five years in the wilderness, AIADMK's star and former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa stormed to power Friday for a third time in Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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DMK leadership to meet Wednesday to chalk out strategy


April 26th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK has convened a meeting of its top leadership Wednesday to chalk out its strategy in the wake of the CBI chargesheeting ... Read more...

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Charge-sheeting Kanimozhi a belated move: Opposition parties


April 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The charge-sheeting of Kanimozhi, daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M.Karunanidhi, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday in the 2G ... Read more...

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Lack of liberal space making us intolerant: Gautam Adhikari


April 10th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indians are becoming increasingly intolerant because of lack of a liberal and secular framework in the country, says veteran journalist, television presenter and writer ... Read more...

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Netizens joyful, sceptical after Anna breaks fast


April 9th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) From calling it the fight for real independence to advocating a more cautious mood in the battle against corruption -- there was an outpouring ... Read more...

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London court allows Russian female spy suspect to work for Russian TV


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Katia Zatuliveter, a former assistant to Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock in Britain who was accused of being a Russian spy, has been reportedly granted permission by a ... Read more...

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It is advantage AIADMK: Leaders


March 5th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The opposition camp in Tamil Nadu is expectedly happy with the dramatic decision by the ruling DMK to exit the UPA government and also announcing ... Read more...

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George W. Bush wants to ‘regain anonymity’ and do nothing


January 29th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): It seems former US President George W. Bush is not in a mood to do anything."I don't want to go out and campaign for candidates. I don't want ... Read more...

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Keith Olbermann Parts Ways With MSNBC


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being associated with MSNBC for eight long years, news anchor Keith Olbermann has ultimately parted ways. The esteemed political commentator's sudden departure from the network ... Read more...

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Political commentator Bhabani Sen Gupta dead


January 18th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Eminent political commentator, writer and novelist Bhabani Sen Gupta, also known as Chanakya Sen, died here early Tuesday. He was 89, his family said.Sen Gupta had written ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari releases “India - China Boundary Problems, 1846 to 1947″


December 15th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a book titled "India - China Boundary Problems, 1846 to 1947" penned down by A.G. Noorani, an eminent lawyer, historian and ... Read more...

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CBI raids may not create immediate rift between Congress, DMK


December 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) raids Wednesday on the premises of associates of former communications minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi as part of the 2G ... Read more...

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Bristol Palin fires back after being named ‘the worst person in the world’


December 4th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 04 (ANI): Briston Palin has lashed out at Keith Olbermann after he called her 'the worst person in the world' on MSNBC for her position on abstinence.Previously, Olbermann, the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa’s offer an act of desperation: DMK leaders


November 11th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) Leaders of the DMK termed as "an act of desperation" arch rival AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa's offer Thursday to back the government if minister A.Raja's sacking ... Read more...

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