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On May Day, trade unions at crossroads (Comment)


May 1st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal ... Read more...

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Tejinder moves apex court for CBI probe on Army chief


April 25th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the role of Army chief General V.K. Singh into the ... Read more...

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Lalu slams Nitish for ‘bowing’ before Raj Thackeray


April 16th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Monday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "bowing" before Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray drops protest against Bihar Day event


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In an abrupt turnaround, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Friday called off its proposed agitation against the April 15 Bihar Day celebrations in Mumbai, scheduled ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar (With image)


January 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) Yasin Malik, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested here Friday after he tried to take out a march to protest ... Read more...

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Remo pens song for Hazare campaign


August 27th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Goa musician Remo Fernandes has penned an anthem for Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption, saying it is his "tiny contribution" to the movement.The well-known Bollywood ... Read more...

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Zardari pulls up Sindh minister


August 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told a provincial minister, who asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik not to make frequent visits to violence-hit Karachi, that he ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s power shortage an emergency’


June 20th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) A daily Monday described the acute power shortage in Pakistan as an "existential emergency" as it called for establishing a national power management plan.An editorial ... Read more...

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Pak lodges written protest with Afghanistan on ‘cross-border arms supply’ issue


January 25th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 25(ANI): Pakistan has lodged a written protest with Afghanistan on the arms-smuggling issue, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House on Tuesday, Malik said ... Read more...

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Time to call off the separatist bogey


January 18th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The cold wave in Kashmir, with the temperature going south, icy winds and snowfall does not leave much scope for physical activity. Nevertheless, politics have not ... Read more...

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Akali Dal wants Governor Barnala’s sacking


October 28th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday demanded that Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, a former chief minister, be sacked from his post for "politically motivated" statements ... Read more...

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‘Family Guy’ Episode Features Rush Limbaugh


October 4th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The much anticipated 'Family Guy' episode featuring Rush Limbaugh was aired on October 3. In spite of the show being hilarious, there were some seriously political ... Read more...

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Army chief should not make political statements: Farooq


July 17th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Friday hit out at Army Chief General V.K. Singh for his criticism of the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Jaganmohan Reddy detained ahead of controversial yatra


May 28th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Police Friday arrested Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to prevent a showdown between his supporters and opponents as he went ahead with his planned yatra in the ... Read more...

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Showdown inevitable as YSR’s son set to visit Warangal


May 27th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) A showdown between supporters and opponents of Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy appears inevitable as the Congress MP is determined to go ahead with his planned 'odarpu' yatra in ... Read more...

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Berlusconi embroiled in public row


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) The rivalry between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the speaker of the lower house exploded in a public row, when the prime minister asked Gianfranco Fini to ... Read more...

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Speak less please, Nitish tells Chidambaram


April 10th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday had some advise for Home Minister P. Chidambaram: don't speak too much about the government's strategy against Maoists. "I respect him ... Read more...

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Movie Review: The Hurt Locker (2010)


April 9th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The Hurt Locker-A relentlessly terrifying experienceRating: 4 out of 5*Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Bryan Geraghty and Evangeline Lilly.Director: Kathryn BigelowThe Hurt Locker doesn't really have a ... Read more...

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Conservatives blast Tom Hanks over WWII comments


March 18th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 18 (ANI): Actor Tom Hanks has been slammed by conservatives for his remark on how his HBO series 'The Pacific' shows the war as being of racism and terror.Hanks, ... Read more...

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Hasina’s son arrives from US, Zia’s sons face arrest


March 1st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, who formally joined the ruling Awami League (AL) four days ago, Monday arrived home from the US with ... Read more...

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Musharraf to be put on trial upon return to Pakistan in violation of ‘clandestine’ deal


January 25th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 25 (ANI): If former dictator Pervez Musharraf returns to Pakistan to participate in the country's politics, the ruling Pakistan People's Party government would put him on trial in the ... Read more...

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I don’t want to increase tensions between India, China: Dalai Lama


November 22nd, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said he did not want to be the cause for escalation of tensions between India and China and felt ... Read more...

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Unofficial media gag on talking to Dalai Lama


November 9th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 9 (IANS) A day after the Dalai Lama's barbs at China, Arunachal Pradesh government officials Monday informally requested journalists not to ask any questions ... Read more...

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Left Front’s massive show of strength in Kolkata (Lead)


August 31st, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) After a series of electoral losses, West Bengal's ruling Left Front Monday sought to enthuse its cadres by organising a huge rally in the city to mark ... Read more...

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Left Front’s Kolkata rally a show of strength


August 31st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Facing anti-incumbency after 32 years in power, West Bengal's ruling Left Front Monday sought to enthuse its cadres by organising a massive rally in the city to ... Read more...

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‘Special cell’ to protect Musharraf was operating under Zardari’s instructions


August 24th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 24 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's office is alone in-charge of all the affairs of former president Pervez Musharraf, including the facilities being provided to him by the ... Read more...

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West Bengal not ready to tackle swine flu: Minister


August 21st, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi Friday said West Bengal is not ready to tackle the spread of ... Read more...

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‘Sikandar’ sensitive depiction of life in Kashmir (IANS Film Review - Rating: ***)


August 21st, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Sikandar"; Cast: Parzaan Dastur, Ayesha Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sanjay Suri and Arunoday Singh; Writer-Director: Piyush Jha; Rating: ***Love and tenderness during times of distress and terrorism. Piyush Jha's ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh slams Mayawati for overlooking UP’s draught like situation


July 26th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh has slammed the Mayawati Government for failing to assess and tackle the draught-like situation in Uttar Pradesh, despite Central Government's financial assistance.More than ... Read more...

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Terror expert says Mehsud’s New York killings claim opportunistic


April 4th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.4 (ANI): A leading terror expert has rubbished Pakistan Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud's claim that he was behind Friday's shootout in upstate New York.Fourteen people, including the gunman, died in ... Read more...

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Putin-bashing song is Georgias entry for Eurovision


February 20th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A song mocking Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been chosen by neighbouring Georgia as its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.The song, We Dont Wanna Put ... Read more...

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Since independence, Kosovo’s hardships remain


February 17th, 2009 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Pristina, Feb 17 (DPA) Although the 90 percent Albanian majority in Kosovo unanimously sought and welcomed the declaration of independence from Serbia a year ago, by now many have realised that it ... Read more...

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India Inc wasn’t expecting anything from interim budget


February 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Following are the reactions from some prominent industrialists and economists to the interim budget presented by acting finance minister Pranab Mukherjee here Monday:Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC Bank: ... Read more...

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Zardari invites Iftikhar to join politics


October 26th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 26 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he sees no judicial crisis in the country except a few deposed judges issuing political statements, and gave a ... Read more...

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‘Charles GM remarks risk becoming political crisis’


August 17th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) British ministers believe anti-GM remarks made by Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, risk becoming a constitutional crisis, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Sunday Telegraph said ... Read more...

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