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China must teach Japan a lesson, says Chinese daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) A lesson is necessary to dispel Japan's contempt toward China, said a state-run Chinese daily Wednesday, a day after the Japanese government inked a deal to ... Read more...

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Mamata takes on centre, Left over fuel price hike (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 28th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) After a few days of truce with the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has revived her crusade against the Congress-led UPA over ... Read more...

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Mamta demands withdrawal of fuel price hike


July 25th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday threatened to hit the streets if the centre did not withdraw its decision to hike petrol and diesel ... Read more...

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Syria situation remains serious: UN chief


May 26th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The situation in Syria "remains extremely serious" and UN efforts to end the political crisis in the country have seen only "small progress", UN Secretary-General ... Read more...

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Mamata forms experts committee on land policy


May 30th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday constituted a two-member experts committee to formulate a new land policy in the state."We are forming a committee ... Read more...

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Hasina rules out new airport ‘against people’s will’


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday said her government will not push for building a new international airport at a location about 40 km from here, after ... Read more...

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Hasina, Zia in new confrontation over airport project


February 1st, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) A fresh political confrontation erupted in Bangladesh Tuesday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government accusing opposition leader Khaleda Zia of inciting violence at Munshiganj near here where ... Read more...

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Congress-BJP slugfest: duel with no winners (Comment)


January 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli As may be expected, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are targeting each other's main weak spots in their current political confrontation, but their mutual vulnerabilities are ... Read more...

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I am sad and worried: PM on parliament deadlock (Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the current political confrontation over the allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ... Read more...

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Jindal plan to protect Louisiana coastline could do more harm than good: Experts


July 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Louisiana's Indian origin Governor Bobby Jindal's homegrown plans to protect his state's delicate coastline could actually do more harm than good, feel scientists and the Obama administration. ... Read more...

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Pak will be terror free soon: Gilani


March 6th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his country would soon be free from terrorists, as security forces continue their offensive against militants.Addressing the nation for ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia not in favour of Musharraf’s trial


September 1st, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Sep 1 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Tuesday said it is not in favour of a trial against former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf which could further deteriorate the volatile political situation in ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism vs chemical hub: latest spat over Nayachar


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) A fresh political confrontation is brewing in West Bengal with a union minister, owing allegiance to Trinamool Congress, Sunday declaring that an eco-tourism project will be implemented across ... Read more...

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‘Musharraf is history, trial against him will not do any good’


July 27th, 2009 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) secretary general Mushahid Hussain Syed has said if former president Pervez Musharraf is to be held accountable, then others who supported him ... Read more...

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It was an election the Congress could not lose (News Analysis)


May 16th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Congress's success in the general election can be attributed to the fact that it was a political confrontation devoid of the ... Read more...

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Khaleda Zia may be evicted from her home


April 14th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Political confrontation is building up in Bangladesh as the government prepares to issue a notice this week to opposition leader Khaleda Zia asking her to vacate her ... Read more...

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Dangerous political brinkmanship pushing Pak over the edge: Expert


March 15th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.15 (ANI): The people of Pakistan have suffered enough instability and uncertainty over the last two years and deserve more maturity and less dangerous brinksmanship from their political leaders, feels ... Read more...

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European Union expresses concern over Paks political chaos


March 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Mar.14 (ANI): The continuous spate of political confrontation in Pakistan has further attracted the attention of the international community, with the European Union (EU) now expressing serious concerns over the ... Read more...

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Pak just a refined model of Bangladesh, says expert


March 13th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.13 (ANI): Is Pakistan headed for a government that is a refined form of the politico-military arrangement that prevails in neighboring Bangladesh? Ikram Sehgal, a writer on defence and political ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for turmoil as Zardari’s hold loosens (Second lead)


March 11th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, March 11 (DPA) Fears are growing that the Pakistani opposition's planned march on Islamabad this week might throw the nuclear-armed country into chaos and put the political future of ... Read more...

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Hu offers six peace proposals for cross-Strait ties


December 31st, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec. 31 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has offered six proposals to promote the peaceful development of the cross-Strait relationship. In a speech to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the mainland''s ... Read more...

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Taiwan can join global bodies within one China policy: Hu


December 31st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (Xinhua) China Wednesday said it is willing to discuss with Taiwan "proper and reasonable" arrangements for the island's participation in international organisations, as long as they conform to the ... Read more...

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Nawaz asks Zardari to respect PML-Ns mandate in Punjab


September 2nd, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 2 (ANI): Fearing a strong action, including dissolution of Punjab Assembly after the September 6 Presidential poll, PML-N leader and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has said that the ... Read more...

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