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Two Bihar legislators face social boycott


July 24th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 24 (IANS) A front organisation of Ranvir Sena has called for a social boycott of two Bihar legislators for their suspected involvement in the murder of Ranvir Sena ... Read more...

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Use more modern ground covers, Banerjee tells CAB


April 6th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Unhappy over the plastic covers used on the Eden Gardens ground, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday advised the Cricket Association of Bengal to ... Read more...

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Hazarika’s death plunges Kolkata’s cultural world into gloom


November 6th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Gloom descended in the Kolkata music and cultural world as news of master balladeer Bhupen Hazarika's death spread Saturday evening.Hazarika had a long association with ... Read more...

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Mamata for regulating hoardings, meetings in Kolkata


September 17th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's political parties Friday sparred on the issue of fixing spots for holding meetings and rallies and installing hoardings as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Sharif refused to quit politics in spite of ‘death threats from dictator’: Pervaiz Rasheed


November 21st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif refused to quit politics even after receiving death threats from a dictator on October 12, 1999, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has claimed.In ... Read more...

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Games bosses praying to rain gods (Capital Buzz)


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After the deluge of corruption and inefficiency charges, it is the unexpected bout of rain that is giving Commonwealth Games organisers nightmares. Special pujas are being ... Read more...

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NSUI press meet at Kamat’s residence triggers row


February 10th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) A press conference of the Congress-supported National Students Union of India (NSUI) at Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's official residence has triggered a controversy here. The NSUI's newly ... Read more...

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Goa University invited Rahul Gandhi, not us: Youth Congress


January 23rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Facing flak for the controversy surrounding Rahul Gandhi's political meetings at the Goa University (GU) campus, the Youth Congress Saturday said it was the vice chancellor and ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi in university visit row, Jamia trip rescheduled


January 23rd, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With controversy dogging his visits to universities, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit Saturday to Jamia Millia Islamia here has been "rescheduled" for the time ... Read more...

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Goa governor wants report on Rahul’s varsity visit


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu has now intervened in the raging controversy involving Rahul Gandhi's political meetings in the Goa university campus earlier this week. A Raj Bhavan spokesperson ... Read more...

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Embroiled in Gandhi row, Goa varsity official offers to quit


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Goa University's registrar Friday offered to resign after he was cornered by irate university students for allowing three political meetings of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on ... Read more...

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Sack Goa varsity registrar for Rahul’s meet: BJP (Lead)


January 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday demanded the immediate removal of Goa University registrar Mohan Sangodkar for allowing the varsity premises to be used for Congress general secretary ... Read more...

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‘Didn’t know about political nature of Rahul’s visit’


January 21st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 21 (IANS) The Goa University (GU) Thursday blamed the Youth Congress for keeping it in the dark on the political nature of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's visit. The ... Read more...

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Thousands throng hospital to pay homage to Basu


January 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Thousands of people gathered in front of the AMRI Hospital here Sunday to get a last glimpse of veteran Marxist icon Jyoti Basu. Many had tears in ... Read more...

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Ban on huge cutouts in Bangalore


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 23 (IANS) The state government Wednesday banned huge cutouts and banners, including those of political leaders, in this Karnataka capital city. "Criminal action will be taken against those violating the ban," ... Read more...

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Pacific tit-for-tat on cards after Fiji expels diplomats


November 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 4 (DPA) Relations between Fiji's military government and its biggest South Pacific neighbours Australia and New Zealand were poised to worsen Wednesday after the island state expelled their senior diplomats. New ... Read more...

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Mayawati using official residence for political ends: Congress


August 28th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress party has criticized Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for using her official residence for "political" purposes. Referring to a two-day meeting of the Bahujan Samaj Party ... Read more...

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Fiji regime extends emergency powers till end of the year


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) Fiji's military regime has extended emergency powers, which ban political meetings and criticism of the government, until the end of the year, according to reports from the capital ... Read more...

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Fiji judges re-appointed


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 23 (DPA) Fiji's Chief Justice, Briton Anthony Gates, who ruled last year that the military's seizure of power in a bloodless coup in December 2006 was legal, has been re-appointed, ... Read more...

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Fiji bars human rights body from investigating complaints


May 20th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) Fiji's military regime, which invoked emergency powers last month, has barred the country's Human Rights Commission from investigating complaints, news reports from the capital Suva said Wednesday. President Ratu ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship for a month (Lead)


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime is extending emergency regulations, which include media censorship and a ban on political meetings, for another month, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. The extension ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship


May 4th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime will extend emergency regulations, which include a ban on political meetings and media censorship, for another month, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. Extension of emergency powers ... Read more...

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Heat wave bothers poll panel


May 2nd, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The Election Commission now agrees that holding polls in an Indian summer can sometimes be too hot a task to handle. Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, who was here ... Read more...

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South Pacific Forum poised to suspend Fiji


May 1st, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) The 16-member South Pacific Forum was poised Friday to suspend membership of Fiji, which has been ruled by military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama since he ousted the elected ... Read more...

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Musharraf continues his political meetings, hold talks with top Sindh leaders


February 28th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb.28 (ANI): Continuing his meetings with the countrys top political figures, Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has met important leaders of Sindh province here. Musharraf met Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi and ... Read more...

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Tension continues after Gorkhaland clash in West Bengal


February 8th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 8 (IANS) Tension continued to prevail in the Darjeeling hills and Terai and Dooars areas of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal a day after widespread violence Saturday claimed two lives ... Read more...

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Two die, 20 injured in Gorkhaland clash in West Bengal


February 8th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 7 (IANS) Two people were killed and 20 injured Saturday in widespread violence during a 24-hour shutdown over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal hills, the ... Read more...

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GJM threatens bigger agitation if six-point demand not met (Lead)


February 4th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday threatened to launch bigger agitation if its six-point demand, including allowing the party to hold meetings and rallies in Dooars area in ... Read more...

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GJM threatens more agitation if Gorkhaland demand not met


February 4th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday threatened to launch more agitation if its six-point demand, including that for a separate state of Gorkhaland within the country, was not ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland activists agree to meet West Bengal chief minister


January 20th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Jan 20 (IANS) A delegation of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leaders have finally agreed to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in Kolkata Wednesday for talks to improve the law ... Read more...

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More than 860 poll rallies held in Jammu and Kashmir


November 12th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 12 (IANS) The electioneering in Jammu and Kashmir for the seven-phase assembly polls is picking up gradually with more than 860 public meetings organised by various political parties since the ... Read more...

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Film star Chiranjeevi launches political party ”Prajarajyam”


August 26th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tirupati, Aug 26 (ANI): Film star Chiranjeevi unveiled his political party named Prajarajyam here today. While addressing the mammoth crowd of supporters Chiranjeevi said, The new party will have social justice as ... Read more...

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23 live bombs recovered in Nandigram


August 13th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nandigram (West Bengal), August 13 (ANI): The West Bengal police on Wednesday recovered 23 live bombs from Nandigram area of West Bengal .Meanwhile there were no reports of untoward incident after ... Read more...

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Bush mixes sports, politics at Olympics


August 11th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (DPA) US President George W. Bush said China has come a long way since he rode a bike here in 1975 and believes that the current Olympics will ... Read more...

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Awami League lobbies with foreign embassies to get emergency lifted


August 8th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Foreign missions in Bangladesh have become the hub of political parleys, with former prime minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League (AL) lobbying with some of them to pressure the ... Read more...

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