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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leaders use drought for political gain (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka continues to sink deeper into the morass over its internal power struggle, with even the severe drought ... Read more...

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Rushdie was lied to, but I won’t face trouble: Deepa Mehta (Interview)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who is making a film on Salman Rushdie's bestseller "Midnight's Children", says the author was lied to and discouraged from attending ... Read more...

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Fauja Singh’s coach, family fume at ‘political misuse’


January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Punjab's new party with a difference, People's Party of Punjab (PPP), has landed itself in trouble with the coach and family of 100-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh ... Read more...

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FDI: Government firm, tries to woo allies (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Staving off opposition to allowing foreign equity in retail, the government Friday said farmers and consumers will be the casualties if the policy reform ... Read more...

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Foe or friend? Mamata blows hot and cold (News Analysis)


November 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) For one who may have acted impulsively in earlier days, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is today only blowing hot and cold over yet ... Read more...

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Obama faces uphill re-election climb, says ex-aide


October 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emaunuel, who served as President Barack Obama's first Chief of Staff, says his former boss' re-election was far from a sure thing."There's ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood to rejoin protests to reclaim revolutionary bona fides before Egypt elections


April 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 6 (ANI): Muslim Brotherhood members have said that they would render their support to protestors against Egypt's provisional military leadership following two months of violence that led to the ouster ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks re-investigation of palm oil import case


February 26th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who came under fire from the Congress-led opposition over allegations against him and his son, hit back Saturday with the state government seeking a ... Read more...

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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ branded a ’snuff film’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has accused Sarah Palin, a contender for 2012 Republican presidential nomination, of shooting an animal on national television 'for political gain'.Sorkin, ... Read more...

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Outsourcing not an Indian plot to steal US jobs: McCain


November 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Outsourcing is not an Indian plot to steal American jobs and the US should not condone any unfair punishments to Indian workers, senior US Senator of ... Read more...

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Public anger over US drone attacks could endanger Americans in Pak, says Pak diplomat


October 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan's High Commissioner to London, has said that the recent US drone attacks in Pakistan had "set the country on fire" and warned that such ... Read more...

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US’ Europe terror alerts exaggerated for political gain in mid-term polls, says Pak diplomat


October 8th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan's High Commissioner to London, has said that America's warning of Mumbai-style al-Qaeda attacks in western Europe might have been exaggerated to ensure political gain ... Read more...

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Ground Zero Imam says delaying project among ‘final solution’ options


September 14th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 14 (ANI): Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the prime mover behind the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York, has said that the project is on ... Read more...

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Ground Zero Imam says proposed mosque site not “hallowed ground”


September 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): The Islamic cleric behind the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York, Feisal Abdul Rauf, has claimed that the site is not a "hallowed ... 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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China sees G-20 outcome as a decline of Anglo-American capitalism


June 30th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): The outcome of the Group of Twenty (G-20) summit held in Toronto, Canada, has been interpreted by China as crisis that symbolises both the decline of the ... Read more...

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Indiana Rep. Mark Souder: Affair & Resignation Letter


May 18th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The following are the prepared remarks which were posted by Fox News from Indiana's Rep. Mark Souder who is resigning from the House of Representatives after having ... Read more...

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Philadelphia Man Arrested For Threatening Eric Cantor


March 30th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man from Philadelphia was charged yesterday (March 29) for the threats he made to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. The threats were made against ... Read more...

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Eminent Mumbaikars demand a check on parochial goons


March 24th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A group of eminent Mumbaikars Wednesday urged Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to stop tolerating 'goondagiri' in the name of parochialism and enforce the rule of law with utmost ... Read more...

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Government’s Action Taken Report names no individual in Babri demolition case


November 24th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
ZCZCANI (National)New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): Even as the details of the Liberhan Commission's findings are yet to be revealed to the public due to the availability of limited copies of the English ... Read more...

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Kabir Suman has right to air his view: Mamata Banerjee


November 16th, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after noted singer Kabir Suman criticised mainstay political parties for misusing government funds, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said it was his democratic right to ... Read more...

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Both CPI-M, Trinamool misusing funds: Kabir Suman


November 16th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Noted Bengali singer Kabir Suman, who is now a Trinamool Congress MP, has said that he did not see any difference between West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of ... Read more...

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VHP leader accuses Advani of using Ayodhya issue for personal gains


September 9th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 9 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday accused BJP leader LK Advani of taking out the Rath Yatra for personal political gain.Advani, he said, should ... Read more...

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U.S.-Afghan ties strained over election: NYT


August 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.29 (ANI): Reports of widespread fraud in the second presidential elections in Afghanistan have introduced an unwanted strain in the relationship between Kabul and the United States.Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints ... Read more...

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UK minister, wife condemns traditional Muslim wedding, walk out


August 14th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.14 (ANI): Britain's Farming Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has publicly condemned the Muslim tradition of separating men and women at weddings. A former fireman, Fitzpatrick has represented Poplar and Canning Town since ... Read more...

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India heads in the wrong direction with new budget: US expert


July 14th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 14 (IANS) A US South Asia expert suggests that the Indian budget would perhaps limit the country's ascension to a global economic force and could limit the value ... Read more...

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Bush’s court appointments emphasized ideology over diversity


July 12th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new analysis has indicated that the judicial appointments of former president George W. Bush suggest that his motivation for appointing nontraditional judges was driven more by ideology ... Read more...

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Trinamool trying to play down Maoist problem: Buddhadeb


July 10th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Accusing the main opposition Trinamool Congress of trying to play down the Maoist menace in West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday said the need of the ... Read more...

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Big B’s concern for women in sports


July 1st, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Amitabh Bachchan is presently in London shooting for Paa. In his free time he has been exploring London and also managed to experience a few matches of the ongoing Wimbeldon. But ... Read more...

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Court panel recommends revocation of NSA against Varun (Roundup)


May 8th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a setback to the Uttar Pradesh government, the special advisory board of the Allahabad High Court Friday recommended withdrawal of the stringent National Security Act ... Read more...

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Revocation of NSA a historic moment: Varun Gandhi


May 8th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Varun Gandhi Friday termed as a "historic moment" the revocation of the National Security Act against him and said the "authorities" ... Read more...

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AIADMK spreading rumours on Tamils for political gain: Congress


April 30th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) All India Congress Committee general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday charged the AIADMK-led opposition in Tamil Nadu with "spreading rumours" about the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils for ... Read more...

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Hindu saint asks people not to vote for BJP


April 13th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) A Hindu saint Monday asked the people not to support or vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has raised the issue of the Ram temple ... Read more...

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Congress’ West Bengal report card selective statistics: CPI-M


April 6th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A day after the Congress party attacked the Left over its three decades of "misrule" in West Bengal, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday refuted ... Read more...

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