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Cooking gas and diesel hold the key to compromise?


September 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may have taken an seemingly uncompromising stand on the fuel and retail issues by withdrawing support to the UPA, but some ... Read more...

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Early Lok Sabha polls likely: Mulayam (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha elections could be held before 2014, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Friday while declaring he would like to strike equations ... Read more...

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Third Front after Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) A Third Front will be formed only after the Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said here Thursday.A day after senior SP ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to respect inquiry outcome


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a crucial probe report on the Feb 7 transfer of power in the Maldives, India Wednesday urged all political parties ... Read more...

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Trinamool ready for polls but wants UPA to complete term: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Asserting that her party was prepared for mid-term polls anytime, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday, however, said that she ... Read more...

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Canada to open embassy in Myanmar


July 14th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 14 (IANS) Canada will open an embassy in Myanmar, said Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.No date was set yet, but Baird told reporters Friday on a conference ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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JD-U to support Pranab for presidency (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Thursday announced its support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mujherjee, saying it was in favour of the ... Read more...

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JD-U to support Pranab for presidency


June 21st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Thursday announced its support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mujherjee. Soon after the BJP pledged its support ... Read more...

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Kalam out of presidential fight, BJP, Mamata red-faced (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday opted out of the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, dealing a blow to the ... Read more...

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Kalam opts out of presidential fight (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he won't contest the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, spiking what could have ... Read more...

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Kalam statement: Why he won’t contest


June 18th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam issued the following statement Monday explaining why he won't contest the presidential election:"You are aware of the developments in ... Read more...

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CWC meet June 4 to discuss presidential poll, price rice


May 29th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With the presidential election on the horizon, a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has been called June 4 to discuss the "current ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses Myanmar visit


May 26th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the just-concluded parliament session and his visit to Myanmar, beginning Sunday.The meeting between ... Read more...

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No divide within BJP, says party


May 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party Friday said there was no divide within the party.BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, at the regular party briefing, jumped to deny ... Read more...

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Waheed meets Manmohan, commits to early polls in Maldives (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Mohamed Waheed, the new president of the Maldives, Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here in his first-ever visit to India and is said ... Read more...

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Waheed, Manmohan discuss Maldivian polls, economic ties


May 12th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Mohamed Waheed, the new president of the Maldives, Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here in his first-ever visit to India and discussed possible ... Read more...

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Reviving the Parsee Punch with new pickings (With images)


May 7th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Humour has been the golden lining of India's realpolitik for as long as one can remember. The early kings hired jesters; Mughal emperor Akbar had ... 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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Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls


April 29th, 2012 - 5:07 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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We don’t seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister


April 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it ... Read more...

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As rumours swirl online, Chinese daily seeks clean up


April 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) The rapid development of internet has brought conveniences and efficiency to information exchanges, but has also speeded up the spread of rumours, Xinhua reported citing a ... Read more...

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Indian spy who was Zardari’s jail mate wants to meet him


April 8th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Mehboob Elahi is happy that his old prison mate Asif Ali Zardari is coming to India but is crestfallen that he will not get to ... Read more...

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No change in Karnataka leadership: Gowda


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Amidst the crisis in Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party unit, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Thursday said the party high command had ruled out any ... Read more...

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John Abraham in an LTTE Film ‘Jaffna’


February 28th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Just when one thought John Abraham has left behind his experimental phase of "No Smoking" and "Kabul Express", the actor has agreed to work in ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle


February 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its four-day state conference in West Bengal Wednesday to discuss its future agenda. This is the first time in three ... Read more...

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‘Nasheed never sought India’s help’


February 10th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India has denied that former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed had sought New Delhi's intervention to prevent his ouster and underlined that it has urged ... Read more...

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Muslim body backs Congress


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 18 (IANS) A Muslim body has urged people to vote for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh elections, saying the party was best suited to pursue secular ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament passes resolution supporting Gilani (Night Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly Monday evening passed a resolution supporting democracy in the country, which gave a breather to beleagured Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani against ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice (Third Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered to resign after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered to resign after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit: Report (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday offered to resign after a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari in the wake of a ... Read more...

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Gilani meets Zardari after apex court’s contempt notice


January 16th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met President Asif Ali Zardari after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice.Both leaders discussed the current political situation ... Read more...

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Ready to give up presidency: Zardari


January 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so ... Read more...

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Lack of leadership in government, says BJP


January 9th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said that lack of leadership in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was affecting the economic environment of ... Read more...

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