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Uddhav Thackeray discharged after angiography (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here early Monday following chest pain, was discharged later in the evening, a party ... Read more...

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Rush Limbaugh calls President Obama “Barack Kardashian”


June 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh likened President Barack Obama to the Kardashian family last Tuesday because of Obama’s celebrity fund-raising ties. He accused the president ... 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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Parrikar given clean chit in IFFI scam case


February 24th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has given a clean chit to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in the International ... Read more...

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Middle East people need to feel “masters of their own countries”: Gorbachev


February 11th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 11 (ANI): The political unrest in the Arab world has convinced former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that the Middle East should embrace democracy and allow it people to be masters ... Read more...

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I had to put Nehru in right perspective: Author-niece (With Image)


November 7th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru has of late been "misinterpreted" and so it was important to put India's first prime minister in the right perspective through a book, ... Read more...

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Will Proposition 22 Cripple The Government?


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Proposition 22 is creating a wide debate among political commentators and ordinary folks alike, with many people being skeptical about it. The proposition if passed will ... Read more...

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‘Worst-ever flooding could destabilize Pak government in coming months’


September 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Thata Sial (Pakistan), Sep 6(ANI): Pakistani officials, diplomats and aid workers have warned that while a civil unrest has so far been averted, the aftermath of the worst-ever flooding in the ... Read more...

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Swazi king catches wife no.12 ‘in bed with his justice minister friend’


August 4th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): There's turmoil in the landlocked African kingdom of Swaziland, as King Mswati caught his twelfth wife in bed with his justice minister.Mswati Nothando Dube was caught red-handed with ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu to retire, drink redbush tea and watch cricket


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has announced plans to retire on October 7 from public life after decades of ... Read more...

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Elian Gonzalez Expresses That He Is Happy To Be In Cuba


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 16-year-old Elian Gonzalez has expressed his gratefulness to the American populace for assisting him to return to his Dad in Cuba. Who is Elian ... Read more...

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Frantic campaigning as Britain goes to polls Thursday


May 5th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Party leaders with an eye on No.10 Downing Street rolled up their sleeves and shook that extra hand ascampaigning shifted to top gear as Britain prepared to ... Read more...

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Belgian parliament moves against burqa (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 30 (DPA) The lower house of the Belgian parliament approved a draft law Thursday banning the wearing of burqa in public and other types of Islamic veils, the Belga news ... Read more...

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Belgian parliament moves against burqas despite crisis


April 30th, 2010 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 30 (DPA) The lower house of the Belgian parliament approved a draft law Thursday banning the wearing of burqa in public and other types of Islamic veils, the Belga news ... Read more...

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Iraqi elections mere window dressing exercise: Middle Eastern experts


March 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 9 (ANI): While a high voter turn in Iraq's parliamentary elections has been lauded by the West as a symbolic step towards democracy, critics and political commentators across the ... Read more...

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Canada not to change national anthem after protests


March 6th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) After intense public opposition, the Canadian government has backed out from the idea of altering its national anthem 'O Canada...' to make it more gender-neutral. During her speech two ... Read more...

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Newt Gingrich A Frontrunner For 2012 Elections?


January 18th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Newt Gingrich sees himself to be up on the list of the presidential candidates for the year 2012. According to the politician he is among ... Read more...

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Palin to step down as Alaska governor (Lead)


July 4th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (DPA) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was catapulted to national prominence as the Republican vice presidential candidate last year, will resign later this month, she said Friday. In a ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin to step down as Alaska governor: Report


July 4th, 2009 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (DPA) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was catapulted to national prominence as the Republican vice presidential candidate last year, will resign later this month, she said Friday. She also ... Read more...

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‘Amazing Indian democracy’ floors British politicians


May 16th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 16 (IANS) Surprised British politicians Saturday praised India's democracy, saying the proven wisdom of the Indian electorate had made a mockery of political pundits - once again."This ... Read more...

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California abuzz over Obama’s coming visit


March 18th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 18 (DPA) President or rock-star? Californians seemed unable to make up their mind Tuesday about US leader Barack Obama, who was due in the Golden State for a ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s BJP chief minister busy defending dynasty politics!


March 8th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) As the Lok Sabha polls close in, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in Karnataka, B.S. Yeddyurappa, seems to have a new task in ... Read more...

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Secrets behind Obamas speech success revealed


October 17th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): The timing of choosing what kind of speech a candidate standing in a political election should deliver actually matters when it comes to persuading novice voters, according ... Read more...

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Sacked British MP stays on as India lobbyist


September 15th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Amid a growing party rebellion, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Monday sacked a former minister and current chairman of an influential parliamentarians' group that lobbies for India.But Barry ... Read more...

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Unpredictable Zardaris inconsistent politics could turn out very bad for Pak


August 27th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 27 (ANI): Ahead of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardaris possible ascendancy to the post of President of Pakistan, fears are being expressed about his style of functioning as ... Read more...

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Timing of political messages influence voters” decisions


August 15th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): In political campaigns, what candidates say to the voters is undoubtedly important. Now, a research team, including an Indian-origin scientist, has shown that the timing when they ... Read more...

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Zia bargains for son as government readies to release her


August 14th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 14 (IANS) Getting ready for freedom after 11 months of detention, Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia is bargaining for ailing son Tarique Rahman's freedom with the interim government that ... Read more...

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Obama jets into Berlin for key foreign policy speech


July 24th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, July 24 (DPA) Presidential hopeful Barack Obama arrived in Berlin Thursday to make the key speech of an overseas tour aimed at enhancing his foreign policy credentials for the US electorate. ... Read more...

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Putin is Russian prime minister (Lead)


May 8th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, May 8 (RIA Novosti) Russia's lower house of parliament or the State Duma Thursday approved Vladimir Putin as prime minister, a day after he stepped down as president following eight ... Read more...

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McCain will not ask me to be running mate: Jindal


February 19th, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said probable presidential nominee for the Republican Party John McCain will not ask him to be his vice-presidential mate even though his name ... Read more...

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Advani’s selection as BJP’s next Prime Ministerial candidate a gimmick, say experts


December 11th, 2007 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
By Ravishankar Ahmedabad, Dec.11 (ANI): The announcement of L K Advanis elevation as the Bharatiya Janata Party's next Prime Ministerial candidate has not gone down well within the state, as the electorate of ... Read more...

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