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Navy chief to be Myanmar’s new vice president


August 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who ... Read more...

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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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AGP to support Sangma in Presidential poll


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's regional party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma for the presidential elections, ... Read more...

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Four held over murder of Karnataka officer


May 21st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Four people have been detained in connection with the murderous attack on a Karnataka officer who is believed to have exposed land scams in house-building cooperative ... Read more...

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Congress seems ahead in presidential sweepstakes, BJP stuck


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress seems to have taken a head-start over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presidential poll campaign as it deftly moves for ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan faces flak for remarks on ex-CPI-M woman leader


March 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday landed in controversy with politicians from across the spectrum condemning his remarks against a former CPI-M leader Sindhu Joy, ... Read more...

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Quraishi reacts strongly to Badal’s remarks on jurisdiction (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) In a strong tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of ... Read more...

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Aware of constitutional mandate: Quraishi to Badal (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of its ... Read more...

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Indian-origin political leader dies in South Africa


December 31st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin political activist Amichand Rajbansi, leader of the Minority Front party in South Africa, has died at the age of 69, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.Rajbansi, ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops, then allows Punjab relief payment (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) Within hours of having stopped the payment of relief funds to flood-affected people in poll-bound Punjab, the Election Commission (EC) Thursday evening reversed its decision and ... Read more...

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UPA’s success owes much to Pranab’s trouble-shooting skills: PM


December 21st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Lavishing praise on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his "exemplary public service", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday underlined that the success of the ... Read more...

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PM not able to use authority, says Advani


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not "been able to exercise all authority" by accepting the ... Read more...

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Governor ignores Chinese objection, attends Dalai talk (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Ignoring reported Chinese objections, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday attended a lecture addressed by the Dalai Lama who said some Chinese officials considered him ... Read more...

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Some Chinese officials consider me as a demon: Dalai Lama


December 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Amid reported objections raised by the Chinese consulate to top government officials attending his speech, the Dalai Lama Thursday said some Chinese officials considered him ... Read more...

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Win people’s trust, Rahul exhorts youth Congress leaders


November 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday exhorted youth leaders of the party to win the trust of the people and learn to lead. "The ... Read more...

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Court should have issued notice before ordering probe: Naidu


November 14th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday said the high court order of a probe into his assets without issuing a notice to him ... Read more...

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CPI-M to appeal sentencing of leader for contempt


November 10th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Kerala unit Thursday decided to go in appeal in the apex court after its leader M.V. Jayarajan was Tuesday sentenced ... Read more...

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Bengal minister denies Mamata stormed cop station, CPI-M slams her (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) As the opposition slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly storming a police station to free two arrested Trinamool Congress activists, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader in Kerala jailed for contempt of court


November 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 8 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader M.V. Jayarajan was Tuesday sentenced to six months imprisonment by a division bench of the Kerala High Court in a ... Read more...

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Now, Karnataka governor takes a dig at Advani yatra


October 24th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) In a rare instance of a non-partisan constitutional authority taking potshots at a political leader, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Monday ribbed senior Bharatiya Janata Party ... 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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I stand by Om Puri: Anupam Kher


August 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher, a staunch supporter of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, came out in support of his industry colleague Om Puri who is facing ... Read more...

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Om Puri regrets remarks on politicians


August 29th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Om Puri has apologised for calling politicians "uneducated" and "incompetent" during his speech in Ramlila Maidan late and says his choice of words ... Read more...

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Are Indian MPs ‘anpadh’? Not at all show parliament records


August 28th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Are most Indian MPs "anpadh" (uneducated) and "ganwar" (illiterate) as Om Puri alleged at the Ramlila Maidan? While the actor faces a privilege motion ... Read more...

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Nothing to hide in CWG: Delhi government (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Fending off allegations of irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi government Monday said it had nothing to hide and it would give its ... Read more...

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Ready for epic journey to Lhasa: new Tibetan PM


August 8th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) The Dalai Lama was ready to embark on an epic journey back to Lhasa, Lobsang Sangay said Monday, as he took over as the new prime ... Read more...

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Caring Didi, strict boss: Mamata’s tryst with police


June 20th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) From storming a police barrack to inspect their living conditions, to dropping in unannounced at a police hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ... Read more...

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BSP lawmaker gets life in woman’s murder (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator and former Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Sen was Tuesday convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in ... Read more...

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Former BSP minister get lifer in woman’s murder


May 17th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator and former Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Sen was Tuesday convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy: veteran Congressman set to rule Kerala


May 13th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) A devout Christian who leads a spartan life, Oommen Chandy is the longest serving Congress legislator from Kerala who is all set to rule for a ... Read more...

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Army, police on alert in Kashmir after Osama’s death


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 2 (IANS) Police and the army have alerted their units across Jammu and Kashmir against any possible reaction to the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in ... Read more...

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Help return Dalai Lama to Potala Palace, urges Lobsang Sangay


April 27th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) The newly-elected Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, Wednesday urged "every Tibetan and friends of Tibet" to join him in their "common cause to alleviate the suffering ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans get a young PM in Lobsang Sangay (Night Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) US-based Lobsang Sangay, who considers India his second home after Tibet, was Wednesday elected the new Kalon Tripa, or the Tibetan prime minister-in-exile. The 43-year-old represents ... Read more...

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Lobsang Sangay elected new Tibetan PM-in-exile


April 27th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) US-based Lobsang Sangay, a 42-year-old who considers India his second home after Tibet, was Wednesday elected the new Kalon Tripa, or the Tibetan prime minister-in-exile. Sangay, a ... Read more...

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