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Vote for the ‘other’ candidate: Eunuchs tell Delhi


April 8th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chandni, 27, braces for an early start to the day at 9 a.m. After a quick breakfast of tea and snacks, the eunuch from ... Read more...

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Punjab: where politics and religion mix well (Punjab Newsletter)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) In a country where secularism is enshrined in the constitution, mixing religion with politics may be a big no-no for many political parties. But, in ... Read more...

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‘ISI not in Pakistan government control’


December 6th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was ... Read more...

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A dancing Farooq Abdullah on Facebook video


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A wide grin on his face, clapping and throwing his hands in the air and moving his thickset figure to a hit Kashmiri folk ... Read more...

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‘Cheerful’ Brown admits to ‘end of an era’ when he left 10 Downing


July 25th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown insists he is "very cheerful" as a backbench MP and has "quite quickly", realised it was the "end of an era" ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s confidants see no ‘political’ role for him in Pakistan in future


July 21st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf might have vowed to return to the country's political stage riding on his newly floated political party, however, his former colleagues, ... Read more...

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Musharraf has no future in country’s politics: PML-Z chief


July 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 18 (ANI): In what can be seen as a setback for former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions, a top leader of one of the Pakistan Muslim League's ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu’s Man Friday now a loner


July 8th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Every alternate day Joy Krishna Ghosh visits Indira Bhavan and spends a long time in the room where Jyoti Basu spent his later years. Ghosh, ... Read more...

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Musharraf promises his party will bring Pak back “on track of progress”


June 15th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15(ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, who has been vying to stage a comeback on the country's political stage, has reiterated that he would soon return to Pakistan ... Read more...

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PML-Q (likeminded group) says won’t touch ‘part of history’ Musharraf with barge pole


June 14th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.14 (ANI): Describing former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf as a 'part of history', the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (Likeminded Group) has made it clear that it would not support the ... Read more...

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Pakistan unlikely to give Musharraf second chance to rule: Editorial


June 11th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.11 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's aim of returning to country's political stage may have received a boost recently with the launch of his newly floated party-the All ... Read more...

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Musharraf says 200000 ‘Facebook fans’ urging him to return to save Pak


May 31st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, who is vying to stage a comeback on the country's political stage for quite some time now, has said that he ... Read more...

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Musharraf planning return to Pak but keeps card close to chest


May 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has hinted that he is planning to return to the country's political stage soon, but has not disclosed whether he would ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar defends Assembly Speaker


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday defended the Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhry over his participation in a political rally alongside him, where he openly praised ... Read more...

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Lalu demands resignation of Bihar Speaker


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has demanded resignation of Bihar assembly speaker Udai Narayan Choudhry for violating constitutional norms by participating in a political rally along ... Read more...

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Lawyers optimistic about Suu Kyi’s release


September 18th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Sep 18(ANI): Lawyers of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have said that they have firm arguments in the appeal that they have filed against her criminal conviction."We ... Read more...

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Burmese court accepts appeal against Suu Kyi’s conviction


September 4th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Sep 4(ANI): A Burmese Court has accepted the appeal filed by lawyers of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her criminal conviction, and has scheduled the appeal ... Read more...

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Lawyers of Suu Kyi to appeal against her conviction


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Sep 3(ANI): Lawyers of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have said that they will file an appeal against her criminal conviction.According to reports, Suu Kyi's main lawyer, ... Read more...

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Burmese pro-democracy activists protest against Suu Kyi’s house arrest


August 12th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): Burmese pro-democracy activists condemned a Myanmar court for sentencing Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months house arrest and held demonstration here on Wednesday.A Myanmar court on Tuesday ... Read more...

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Laura Ling describes Korean jail hell


August 6th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Freed American reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee have returned to the US and spoken of their time locked-up inside a North Korean prison.The two reporters, sentenced to 12-years of hard ... Read more...

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Explosive 200-page ‘erotic novel’ may pose more trouble for Berlusconi


July 16th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): The never-ending saga of sex and the Government of Silvio Berlusconi just got a new twist with a woman claiming that she had an affair with an Italian ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah in new avatar learns to play guitar


May 1st, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Farooq Abdullah is apparently aspiring to be a musician now. Though not as good as he is at striking political chords, the doctor-turned-politician of Jammu ... Read more...

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Obama pledges to do needful to kick-start recovery (Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama wound up his first day at the world political stage Wednesday, pledging to do all he could to face down the global recession ... Read more...

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Benazir-Musharraf conspired to keep Sharif away from Pakistans politics: former British envoy


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.3 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief, Nawaz Sharif may have been disqualified by the Supreme Court, but his exclusion from Pakistans political stage was ... Read more...

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Cricket’s fallen star Azharuddin looms on Congress horizon


February 19th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Mohammed Azharuddin stormed the cricketing world in December 1984, scoring three centuries on debut against England to create a world record. On Thursday, 25 years later, the ... Read more...

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Punish us if we are guilty: Amitabh Bachchan (Lead)


September 10th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Veteran superstar Amitabh Bachchan Wednesday apologised for his wife and actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan's "anti-Marathi" remarks and said his family would be ready to take any punishment if found ... Read more...

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Fidel praises and cautions Cuban athletes before Olympics


August 5th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 5 (IANS)Pre-empting a move by Cuban athletes to defect during the Beijing Olympics beginning Friday, Fidel Castro has cautioned them that while people would cherish the "struggle" of those who ... Read more...

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Pak at the political crossroads ahead of Feb.18 polls (Re-issue)


February 15th, 2008 - 10:00 am ICT by admin
By Syed Saleem Shahzad Islamabad, Feb.15 (ANI): With parliamentary elections round the corner in Pakistan, the million dollar question being asked is: How to avoid political polarization in the next parliament without ... Read more...

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Pak at the political crossroads ahead of Feb.18 polls


February 14th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin
By Syed Saleem Shahzad Islamabad, Feb.14 (ANI): With parliamentary elections round the corner in Pakistan, the million dollar question being asked is: How to avoid political polarization in the next parliament without ... Read more...

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