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Advani defends Modi


July 8th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday came out in defence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has been "systematically and ... Read more...

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Will the world end Dec 21?


June 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) We only have a few months left to live because the world will end Dec 21, 2012, according to another Mayan inscription discovered by archaeologists.It is ... Read more...

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‘Mayan text on world’s end is about political history’


June 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 29 (IANS) A 1,300-year-old Mayan text discovered in Guatemala provides the second known reference to December 21, 2012, touted as the world's end date. However, archaeologists ... Read more...

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PDP scripted new chapter in Kashmir’s history: Mufti


March 25th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 25 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and patron of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said his party has "scripted a new chapter ... Read more...

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Former Brazil president Lula diagnosed with cancer


October 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who quit power Jan 1, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, the hospital where he will undergo treatment ... Read more...

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Dowry suicides by sisters: A film explores why


October 17th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The best comedies always have a subtle streak of tragedy in them. Perhaps that's why director Kundan Shah, the man behind some of them, including ... Read more...

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Give Congress a historic defeat in Hisar: Team Anna


October 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 8 (IANS) Launching a direct attack on the Congress ahead of the Hisar Lok Sabha by-poll, Right to Information (RTI) activist and Team Anna member, Arvind ... Read more...

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Advani slams government inaction on graft, black money


September 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government is "not doing enough" to curb corruption and bring back black money stashed abroad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said ... Read more...

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Hundreds arrested, dozens injured in Chilean student protests


August 11th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 400 people have been arrested and dozens have been injured as tens of thousands protested across Chile on Tuesday, the government said on Wednesday.Deputy Interior Minister Rodrigo ... Read more...

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Advani lauds Mamata, Jayalalithaa


May 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's triumph in the West Bengal polls will hasten the end of communism in India, while J. Jayalalithaa's victory in Tamil Nadu has ... Read more...

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From climbing trees to scaling political heights - Tarun Gogoi


December 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) As a child, he would often sneak into an orchard and climb a mango tree, besides dreaming of scaling the highest rung of ... Read more...

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Obama is most prolific money-raiser in political history for Republicans!


October 28th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's left-leaning political agenda is scaring conservatives into donating huge sums of money to the Republican parties."Many, many people conservative by nature are ... Read more...

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Rural Kashmir has given thumbs up to education


October 19th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Basheer Ahmad PeerKupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.19 (ANI): The last three months' turmoil in Kashmir took a heavy toll on everyday life of ordinary people. As is often the case in ... Read more...

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Bruni flouts 200-yr-old Paris rule banning women from wearing trousers


September 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): France's First Lady Carla Bruni is said to have flouted a 200-year-old rule banning women from wearing trousers - by sporting them at the Elysee Palace in Paris.According ... Read more...

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Rare book on political and economic history of India digitized


September 5th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): The rare book, "India Illustrated" has now been digitally preserved by The University of Houston Digital Library, and is available online for students, historians and others around the ... Read more...

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Somnath Chatterjee followed conscience above ideology: PM (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee as a "man of extraordinary talent and integrity", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he had risen above his ... Read more...

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CM Shiela Dikshit releases book on Delhi’s Political History


July 8th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Thursday released a book titled "Capital Phenomenon---a Political History of Delhi : 1998-2009" penned down by a senior journalist Siddharth Mishra.The ... Read more...

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David Cameron The New British PM


May 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey London, United Kingdom, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Cameron was appointed the new British Prime Minister on Tuesday, proving right all the pre-election predictions that the Conservative Party is the ... Read more...

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Nepal removes tainted minister after donors’ pressure


February 24th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Nepal's coalition government Wednesday appointed a new education and sports minister after the incumbent was alleged to be involved in a massive scam, making international donors warn they ... Read more...

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Republican Scott Brown Votes In Favor Of Democrats’ Jobs Bill


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, Feb 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Scott Brown has declared his support for the jobs bill, in a significant and signature move that has surprised the country, but not so ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu emerged as a legend in his lifetime: CPI-M mouthpiece


January 21st, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Paying tributes to its founder editor Jyoti Basu, People's Democracy, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Thursday termed as "unprecedented" the "spontaneous outpouring ... Read more...

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Hooda faces acid test in bypoll against Chautalas


January 18th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Ellenabad (Haryana) Jan 18 (IANS) Tucked away in a remote corner of Haryana, close to the state's boundary with Rajasthan, the dusty constituency of Ellenabad is shaping up for ... Read more...

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INLD criticises one-day assembly session in Haryana


October 28th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Haryana's main opposition party, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Tuesday criticised the Congress' move to wrap up the opening assembly session in one day, terming it "unprecedented" ... Read more...

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UK minister fined 5,000 pounds for employing illegal migrant


September 22nd, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) The British minister in charge of prosecuting criminals was Tuesday fined 5,000 pounds for employing an illegal immigrant. Attorney General Baroness Patricia Scotland was fined after the Daily ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal resigns as Punjab deputy chief minister (Lead)


July 1st, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Sukhbir Singh Badal resigned as Punjab deputy chief minister Wednesday, less than six months after being sworn in as second in command to his father Parkash Singh ... Read more...

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Elections, fears of violence still featured at S African IPL


April 19th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Cape Town, April 19 (IANS) The uniting spirit of sport was highlighted in a rather unique way at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL II) here Saturday ... Read more...

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Punjab’s Lok Sabha election a homely affair, politically!


March 23rd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections in Punjab are going to be quite a family affair, politically speaking - going by the number of relatives of politicians ... Read more...

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Pak steered out of turmoil for the moment


March 16th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16 (ANI): Intense and hard negotiation backed by major foreign powers led to reconciliation, steering Pakistan out of the turmoil and changing the charged up political atmosphere ahead of ... Read more...

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Congress hits back at Advani over his anti-Ambedkar remarks


March 2nd, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Agitated over BJP leader L.K. Advanis remarks blaming Congress of having acted against Dr. B R. Ambedkar at one time, the party on Monday chose to ... Read more...

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Indian speaker offers to train Bangladesh MPs (Lead)


February 22nd, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Parliament Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has offered to train Bangladesh MPs as he praised the restoration of democracy in the eastern neighbouring country as a "positive development" for ... Read more...

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Gay politician tipped to lead new government in Iceland


January 29th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm/Reykjavik, Jan 29 (DPA) Iceland seems set to make political history again after the recent collapse of its ruling coalition since the top candidate as interim prime minister is openly gay.If Johanna ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal sworn in as chief minister father’s deputy (Lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) In an event not seen in India's political history so far, a father and son Wednesday began their rule over Punjab as chief minister and the deputy, with ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal sworn in as chief minister father’s deputy


January 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) In an event unprecedented in India's political history, a father and son Wednesday began their rule over Punjab as chief minister and deputy chief minister, with Sukhbir Singh ... Read more...

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Badal and Badal and Badal - relatively speaking!


January 18th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) There are no 'badal', Hindi for clouds, looming over the government in Punjab - but the Badals definitely are. And when Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal anoints ... Read more...

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More than half of Brits have immigrant ancestors, finds study


December 18th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Britain is one of the biggest hubs of immigrant population, and now a new research has revealed that over half of Brit have immigrant ancestors.A big 30 ... Read more...

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