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No surprise on Pakistani PM seeking spiritual advice: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) It is "no surprise" that Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sought spiritual advice on political matters, said a leading daily which pointed out that ... Read more...

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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav better than Modi as PM: Govindacharya


September 11th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) Former thinktank of the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) idealogue K.N. Govindacharya Tuesday said NDA convenor Sharad Yadav was better than Narendra Modi for ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan must learn democracy from India’ (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Tuesday lauded India for the smooth conduct of presidential election, saying Pakistan should learn to hold similar events without "innuendo and suspicions".An ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to learn from India about democracy: Daily


July 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) The manner in which the Indian presidential election was conducted "with none of the innuendo and suspicions which surround similar events" in Pakistan is testimony ... Read more...

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Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the presidential polls round the corner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here Sunday, saying "we always value his advice"."It was ... Read more...

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Prime minister condoles Sathe’s death


September 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the death of veteran Congress leader Vasant Sathe, saying he was "a socialist at heart" and a strong ... Read more...

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BJP leader dares Karnataka ombudsman over charge


July 18th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader V. Dhananjaya Kumar Monday denied he had tried to influence Karnataka's Lokayukta (ombudsman) to spare Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi’s bail rejection: Key points from court’s order


May 20th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delh, May 20 (IANS) DMK chief M.Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar were taken into custody Friday after their bail applications were dismissed by a ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi was in touch with Raja over Kalaignar TV: CBI


April 25th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, who was Monday named co-conspirator in the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum case, was in touch with ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi seeking to revive opposition Burmese party


January 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.13 (ANI): Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking to revive her political party in military-run Burma through an appeal to the country's Supreme Court.Her appeal is against a ruling ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks release: BJP has a habit of politicising issues, says Tiwari


December 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari on Friday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over their reaction to Rahul Gandhi's statement on radical Hindu groups, which was released by ... Read more...

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Obama’s grandma ‘prays for him to convert to Islam’ during Mecca visit


November 26th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's grandmother has admitted praying for him to convert to Islam while she was on a pilgrimage to Mecca.Obama, whose middle name is Hussein, ... Read more...

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Oman, India to enhance relations, says envoy


November 8th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Omani ambassador to India Humaid Ali Al-Maani Monday said India and Oman share a "very special" bond and their relationship will be "enhanced" further."India is a very ... Read more...

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HRCP likens Pak govt’s decision to handover Balochistan to FC to “suicidal madness”


September 10th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 10 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep concern about the government's decision to give police powers to the Frontier Corps (FC) in Balochistan, and ... Read more...

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Mao’s grandson becomes general in Chinese Army


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Mao Xinyu (40), grandson of Chairman Mao, has been promoted as Major General of the People's Liberation Army.Mao Xinyu bears a resemblance to his grandfather, who established the ... Read more...

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Congress asks Kerala leaders to maintain discipline


June 10th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Taking serious note of the unseemly public squabbles amongst its leaders in Kerala, the Congress Thursday warned that "discipline in the party should be maintained at all ... Read more...

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Obama a metaphor for change in film: Shah Rukh (Interview) (To go with main SRK interview)


February 7th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan says his new film portrays Barack Obama simply as a metaphor for "change", but he isn't knowledgeable enough in political matters to ... Read more...

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Residents of Hindustan Park mourn Jyoti Basu’s demise


January 17th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Hindustan Park is in mourning! Oldtimers in the posh South Kolkata locality remember Jyoti Basu as a good longtime neighbour and a perfect gentleman. For over 66 years ... Read more...

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Fred Honsberger Passes Away At 58


December 17th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fred Honsberger, the iconic radio personality associated with KDKA-AM radio, recently passed away at the age of 58. According to the reports obtained from the station, his ... Read more...

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Sharif likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week


September 6th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.6 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week to meet King Shah Abdullah, sources said.According to sources, Sharif is likely to ... Read more...

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8 British embassy staff members arrested in Iran: Report


June 28th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (DPA) Iran has arrested eight local staff members of the British embassy in Tehran for alleged involvement in demonstrations over the June 12 presidential election, Fars news agency reported ... Read more...

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I do not think in terms of Sikh, non-Sikh: PM


May 11th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday that he represented the entire country and did not think "in terms of Sikh or non-Sikh". The first prime minister from ... Read more...

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Adamant Zaradri says restoration of deposed Chief Justice not possible


March 14th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14 (ANI): Addressing a high-level meeting at the presidency, President Asif Ali Zardari has described the lawyers Long March and sit-in as political moves and made it clear that ... Read more...

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Sharif to campaign in Sindh despite Murree declaration


January 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 21 (ANI): PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has decided to tour the PPPs strongholds in Sindh in February, setting aside an understanding reached under the Murree Declaration that the later ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods to help tee off Barack Obamas inauguration


January 17th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 17 (ANI): Golf ace Tiger Woods will be speaking at the opening celebration for Barack Obama''s presidential inauguration.The 33-year-old golfer is the latest star to be included in ... Read more...

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After Bachchan, Raj Thackeray targets Mumbai police officer (Lead)


September 11th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Thursday said the agitation over the "anti-Marathi" remark made by actor-MP Jaya Bachchan was being withdrawn after an apology by Amitabh ... Read more...

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Now Real Madrid shows interest in India


July 18th, 2008 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New delhi, July 18 (IANS) European football clubs' interest in India is increasing day by day with the latest being Spanish giants Real Madrid. The day may not be far when top ... Read more...

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Assam regional parties re-unification hits roadblock


May 3rd, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The All Assam Students' Union (AASU), the state's apex student group, has put a spanner in the process of unification of the beleaguered regional political parties in the ... Read more...

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Communist Party takes out rally against fuel price hike


February 19th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday took out a rally here Tuesday to protest the recent hike in the prices of petrol ... Read more...

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Mixed feelings among Gujarati Hindus and Muslims on poll eve


December 10th, 2007 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
By Ami Sharma Kalupur (Ahmedabad District), Dec.10 (ANI): On election eve in Gujarat, both Hindus and Muslims have given a mixed reaction as to what they expect from the December 11 and December ... Read more...

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