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Sukhbir’s stamp all over Badal government (Punjab Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) In the last nearly five years, no one was ever in doubt that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal considered son Sukhbir Singh Badal as ... Read more...

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At 84, Badal begins fifth innings as chief minister (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) In 1969, Parkash Singh Badal, then 42, became the youngest chief minister in the country when he took over the reins of Punjab for the ... Read more...

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Somnath happy with Akhilesh becoming chief minister


March 10th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who had first remarked on the potential he evinced in Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh probing jailed legislator’s video


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have ordered a probe into a video clip allegedly showing jailed mafia don turned legislator Amarmani Tripathi campaigning for his son ahead ... Read more...

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Tie-up with Congress stays but no new ministers: DMK (Fourth Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 24 (IANS) The DMK Sunday announced it would not nominate representatives for berths in the union cabinet left vacant after its tainted ministers resigned, but the alliance with the ... Read more...

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Tie-up with Congress stays but no new ministers: DMK (Third Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 24 (IANS) The DMK Sunday announced it would not nominate representatives for berths in the union cabinet left vacant after its tainted ministers resigned, but the alliance with ... Read more...

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DMK meet ends; silence on cabinet slots, Congress tie-up (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 24 (IANS) The curtains came down Sunday on the two-day executive and general council meetings of Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK here with the party remaining silent on the ... Read more...

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Political leaders who died in air crashes


May 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu is not the only leader to have met a tragic end in an air crash. Here are some of ... Read more...

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DMK open to coalition, Stalin my successor: Karunanidhi


March 29th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said he was open to forming a coalition government in the event of a hung house, ... Read more...

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Congress must take steps to close its fault lines (Part-I)


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By B. I. SainiNew Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): Nobody would have thought in May 2009, when the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won another mandate from the Indian people, ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il likely to announce youngest son as political heir on September 28


September 21st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): North Korea's ruling Worker's Party (WPK) would reportedly hold its first conference in 30 years in Pyongyang on September 28, where its leader Kim Jong-il is expected to ... Read more...

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Karunakaran names daughter Padmaja political heir


April 24th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) Veteran Kerala politician K. Karunakaran, who has rejoined the Congress, Saturday named his daughter, Padmaja Venugopal, his political heir. This was announced at a meeting of well-wishers of the ... Read more...

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Bush political heir going to be deployed in war


October 28th, 2009 - 4:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) George P. Bush, the Bush family's fourth-generation heir, is going to be deployed in war either in Iraq or Afghanistan. The thirty three year old ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s president names Hariri as premier


June 27th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, June 27 (DPA) Saad Hariri was designated Saturday Lebanon's new prime minister after his anti-Syrian coalition won the majority in parliament earlier this month. Hariri was nominated Saturday by 86 of the ... Read more...

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Poll victory a deserving harvest: Karunanidhi


May 16th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Saturday described the victory of the DMK-Congress combine in the Lok Sabha polls as a "deserving harvest". "Like a diligent farmer, good seeds ... Read more...

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Vijaykant ploughs a lonely furrow


April 14th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Actor turned politician Vijaykant is beating a solo path with his DMDK party in these Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, saying his only alliances are with god ... Read more...

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POTA a failed law, we need a strong terror law: Rahul Gandhi (Roundup)


September 24th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), Sep 24 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday took on those demanding a strong anti-terror legislation in India, saying that "POTA was a failed law".Advocating the need to have ... Read more...

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McCain has an ugly and untruthful side to him, says Fox News


September 17th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.17 (ANI): Republican presidential nominee John McCain does have an ugly and untruthful side to him, and according to the Washington Post, it has surfaced off and on since his ... Read more...

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Bangladesh court grants bail to former premier


August 27th, 2008 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (DPA) The High Court in Bangladesh Tuesday released former prime minister Khaleda Zia for four months to undergo medical treatment.Zia, 63, was detained in September last year on corruption ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi ticks off DMK treasurer


June 6th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday ticked off DMK treasurer and Electricity Minister Arcot N. Veerasamy at a wedding -- over family planning. "Veerasamy has been advising ... Read more...

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We will get majority, claim three Nepal parties


April 10th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) The three biggest partners in Nepal's ruling coalition are all claiming they will win a majority in Thursday's constituent assembly election, which is expected to not ... Read more...

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Former Bangladesh PM’s son charged with tax evasion


April 1st, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dhaka, April 1 (DPA) Tarique Rahman, elder son and political heir to former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia, faced charges of concealing assets worth millions of dollars by submitting a false statement ... Read more...

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Opposition criticises Karunanidhi for cable operators’ arrests


February 17th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu Sunday criticised the state government for arresting cable operators of the Sun TV owned by Maran siblings, Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi, the estranged nephews ... Read more...

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Zardari says will fulfil Benazirs mission


January 28th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Karachi , Jan 28 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has said that he will lay down his life to fulfil his wife, Benazir Bhuttos mission.Appealing to PPP leaders, ... Read more...

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People of Sindh anxiously wait for Benazir to return


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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