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Pranab responsible for economic mess, says Sangma


July 11th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, who is being backed by the BJP among other parties, Wednesday renewed his attack on the UPA's candidate Pranab Mukherjee and ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges parties to support Sangma


May 18th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa announced support to P.A. Sangma as the president, she Friday appealed to all political parties to ... Read more...

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PM hints at fuel price hike, stresses energy security


April 28th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday hinted at an impending hike in fuel prices saying that there is need for such an exercise to balance ... Read more...

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Top panel warns against new trains without focus on safety


February 26th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of Minister Dinesh Trivedi's first Railway Budget March 14, a high-level panel has advised focus on safety issues, rather than the populist practice of ... Read more...

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Congress says opposition playing politics with NCTC


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the opposition of finding fault with the proposed anti-terror hub for "political considerations" even after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Amit Shah’s plea with CBI petition (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear former Gujarat minister Amit Shah's plea to be allowed to enter the state along with the CBI ... Read more...

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Amit Shah seeks Supreme Court nod to stay in Gujarat (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah Tuesday sought the permission of the Supreme Court to "enter, stay and function" in the state, from where he has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka selectors must go, says Ranatunga (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's cricket selection panel should be axed following the team's shabby showing in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), former captain Arjuna Ranatunga ... Read more...

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Ranatunga says SL selectors must resign over team’s poor performance


January 16th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan cricket captain-turned-politician Arjuna Ranatunga says the current national cricket selection panel should be sacked following the national team's poor performance in the United ... Read more...

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No political instability in Pakistan: Envoy


January 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Denying any political instability in his country, Pakistan's envoy to India Friday said there was a need to create a congenial environment to develop sustainable long-term ... Read more...

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No politics in deciding combat plane winner: Antony


November 11th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Geo-political considerations will not play a role in India deciding the winner of a contract worth more than its originally estimated $10.4 billion for 126 ... Read more...

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Don’t remove AFSPA from Kashmir: Jaitley


October 28th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Friday said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act should not be removed from any part of Jammu ... Read more...

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Hisar verdict referendum on Jan Lokpal bill: Kejriwal


October 17th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress should learn its lesson from its devastating defeat in the Hisar parliamentary bypoll, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Monday, terming ... Read more...

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Communal violence bill affects states’ autonomy: Patnaik


September 10th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The proposed communal violence bill impinges on the autonomy of states and goes against the spirit of co-operative federalism, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Obama blames Republican ‘rigidity’ for US woes


August 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) President Barack Obama has blamed his Republican opponents for the political logjam in Washington, saying their "ideological rigidity" is standing in the way of compromises ... Read more...

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Jaitapur nuke project will harm people: Left


July 13th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday accused the government of going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra though it will "adversely ... Read more...

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Antony warns defence firms against corruption


July 12th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With India expected spend nearly $100 billion over the next decade on modern equipment for its armed forces, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday cautioned against ... Read more...

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US wants India, Pakistan to keep up dialogue


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Even as the US talks with Pakistan about its relationship with Islamabad since the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout, the US considers it important ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a hard decision in national interest: Congress


June 27th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) With the opposition mounting pressure on the government over the hike in prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the Congress said Monday that ... Read more...

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Mayawati slams centre’s compensation to injured farmers


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday flayed the central government for what she termed as a "political gimmick" of announcing compensation of Rs.50,000 to farmers ... Read more...

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NATO allies divided over pace of attacks in Libya


April 13th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The pace of attacks against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya seems to be dividing NATO allies with many participating countries refusing to carry out strikes against forces on the ... Read more...

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Greenpeace suggests doubling Fukushima evacuation zone


March 29th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has suggested to extend the evacuation zone around Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant from 20 to 40 km due to high radiation levels.Workers ... Read more...

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Quashing of 25 Doordarshan employees’ appointment stayed


March 7th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday restrained a Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order quashing appointment of 25 anchors and reporters in Doordarshan (DD) News channel in ... Read more...

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Some hail rail budget, others call it populist


February 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The railway budget presented by Railway Minister Mamata Bannerjee Friday got a mixed reaction from industry groups and analysts with some giving it a thumbs up and ... Read more...

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Karnataka says Maoist menace almost eliminated


February 1st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Karnataka Tuesday said that it has "almost eliminated" the Maoist menace from the state though "a handful of individuals" are still active."I am happy to state that ... Read more...

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‘Pak military’s “dual policy” on terrorist safe havens an open invite to US incursions’


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 23 (ANI): The Pakistan Army must understand the limits to which the country can push its "dual policy" on terror sanctuaries existing on its soil, because continuing with this policy ... Read more...

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Ayodha ruling a triumph for Hindus, says Pakistani paper (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The judicial verdict allowing the construction of a Ram temple at the site of the razed Babri mosque in Ayodhya is a victory for "Hindu fanaticism", a Pakistani ... Read more...

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Ayodha verdict triumph of Hindu fanaticism: Pakistani editorial


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court verdict on the Babri Masjid issue - trifurcating the disputed land into one part for Muslims and two parts for Hindus - is ... Read more...

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US army officers call Brit troop withdrawal from Basra in 2007 “a defeat”


September 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Senior American army officers have claimed that Britain's withdrawal of troops from Basra in Iraq in 2007 was a 'defeat,' which left the city 'terrorised' by militias.General ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. accused of exploiting flood relief efforts for establishing many “Benazirabads”


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 3 (ANI): Opposition parties in Pakistan have accused the government of exploiting flood relief efforts to name the new towns established for the flood victims as "Benazirabad".Chairing a meeting ... Read more...

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Pak preferred politics to citizen’s welfare on Indian flood assistance package: Editorial


August 31st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 31(ANI): The Pakistan government had given precedence to political considerations over the welfare of the flood-affected people when it was undecided about India's five million-dollar flood assistance package, an editorial ... Read more...

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White House Spokesperson Asserts No Role Of Politics In Obama’s Observations On The Controversial ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque


August 17th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 17, 2010 (Just Flashed): The President of America happens to be the eloquent Barack Obama of the Democratic Party. He had recently released his standpoints on a massively divisive ... Read more...

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Canadian charities concerned about poor aid flow to flood-hit Pak


August 17th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Aug.17 (ANI): Coordinators for a four-member humanitarian aid coalition have expressed their distress over the poor inflow of funds to aid flood victims in Pakistan.So far, this coalition of charities has ... Read more...

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‘IAF combat jet selection will be political decision’


August 12th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) might have laid down 643 parameters while evaluating the six fighters in contention for its $10 billion order for 126 medium ... Read more...

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Iran-Russia nuclear plant to be inaugurated in September: Official


August 9th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 9 (DPA) The joint Iran-Russia nuclear power plant in the Gulf port of Bushehr in southern Iran will be inaugurated in late September, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said ... Read more...

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