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Self-immolations: China warns Dalai Lama


March 7th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's attempts to "split" China are "doomed to fail", said an official following a string of self-immolations in recent months.The Dalai Lama ... Read more...

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Bad political decisions blamed for financial crisis


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday that the international financial crisis was not caused by a money shortage, but by improper political decisions."The crisis ... Read more...

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Conspiracy against Tripura’s Left government: Manik Sarkar


December 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Monday said conspiracies are being hatched to oust the country's only Left Front government in Tripura in the 2013 assembly polls."Anti-Left forces ... Read more...

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Berlusconi planning to release his album of love songs


November 18th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is planning to release his fourth album. The album which is titled “Il Vero Amore,” (The True Love) is made up ... Read more...

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Challenges ahead for Libyans: Experts


October 21st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) After the death of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday, the country faces challenges in the days ahead, experts said.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron ... Read more...

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Left debacle a passing phase: Tripura CM (Interview)


July 6th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) Communist parties are still relevant in India and will soon overcome the dip in their fortunes, says Manik Sarkar, chief minister of Tripura, the only state ... Read more...

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Scripted for success: Mamata’s life on stage


May 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A defiance born from the rough and tumble of the streets, a long struggle against an entrenched power system, a stunning blow to the world's ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM seeks ‘global movement of moderates’


May 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged for "a global movement of moderates".Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s ratings halved since elected in 2008 over sex scandals


April 19th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr 18 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's ratings have halved to 31 percent, since the time he was elected, over multiple legal and sex scandals.A poll of 1,000 people by ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif expresses grief over ex-Pak Interior Minister’s death


January 11th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief and sorrow over the death of former Interior Minister Naseerullah Babar.Babar died of protracted illness on Monday at ... Read more...

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Delhi adopting ‘cosmetic approach’ to Kashmir, says Sayeed


November 26th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and opposition Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday criticised the central government for adopting a "cosmetic approach" on Kashmir.In ... 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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Congress accuses RSS of terror links, dodges raging scams (Roundup)


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Congress party Tuesday attacked the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for its "involvement in terrorist activities" but studiously avoided all reference to two raging controversies - ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict doesn’t condone demolition: Sonia Gandhi


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the Allahabad High Court judgment in the Ayodhya Ram Janambhoomi-Babri-Masjid title case in no way condoned the demolition of ... Read more...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard aided Iraqi militias during second Gulf War


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 23 (ANI): American intelligence reports have alarmingly revealed that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard and its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah played a significant role in assisting Iraqi militias at the ... Read more...

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Musharraf has the right to enter politics: Zardari


October 8th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 8 (ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has a right to take part in politics, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stated.During an interaction with media representatives, Zardari said ... Read more...

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Musharraf has right to be in politics: Zardari


October 8th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has the right to take part in politics, said Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.Zardari said that Musharraf will have to follow the ... Read more...

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Mamata - stormy petrel matures into chief minister-in-waiting


June 10th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Once dubbed a rabble rouser incapable of doing anything constructive, Mamata Banerjee has matured. Today the union railway minister and Trinamool Congress chief is widely ... Read more...

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India steps into history with women’s quota bill (Roundup)


March 9th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India's politics took a decisive step towards change Tuesday with its upper house passing a historic bill giving one-third representation to women in parliament ... Read more...

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Basu was a principled politician: RSS


January 17th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sunday condoled the death of Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, saying the country had lost a committed and principled politician. In a ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Hindus heckle Yasin Malik at peace conference


January 11th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's separatist leader Yasin Malik was heckled by a group of Kashmiri Pandits at the three-day India-Pakistan peace conference here Monday. Malik, the chief of the ... Read more...

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Cutting out a role for China


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon: Statement of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq regarding a role of China in Kashmir dispute has surprised many. We people of Jammu and Kashmir are in limbo mainly because we ... Read more...

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Iraqi Shia leader dies of cancer in Iran


August 26th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Tehran, Aug 26 (DPA) Abdulaziz al-Hakim, the leader of one of Iraq's most powerful Shia political groups, died at a Tehran hospital Wednesday after a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported. The head ... Read more...

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Defiant Rita Joshi blames Mayawati for burning of her house


July 18th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 18 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who was released from a Moradabad jail on Saturday, categorically blamed state chief minister, Mayawati for burning her house. ... Read more...

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Imran criticizes Britain for its ‘mad’ Afghan policy


July 16th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has lambasted Britain for its 'mad' Afghan strategies.Speaking in front of a joint audience of Foreign Press Association and Commonwealth Club members here, Khan ... Read more...

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Salahuddin slams Musharraf over concessions to India on Kashmir


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Muzaffarabad, Apr 22 (ANI): Leaders of militant groups fighting against Indias rule in Jammu and Kashmir have criticised President Pervez Musharrafs policies and vowed to continue their fight to end their ... Read more...

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Sharif offers to accommodate Imran in NA


December 11th, 2007 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 11 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief, Nawaz Sharif, has offered to accommodate former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan in the National Assembly and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) office bearers in the Punjab ... Read more...

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Karachi blasts were meant to assassinate me: Benazir


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 am ICT by admin
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