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No bail for three accused of vandalising Mayawati statue


August 7th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) A city court Tuesday refused bail to the three people accused of vandalising a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party ... Read more...

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No Indian push on unconstitutional polls: Maldivian president (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... 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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Maldivian president arrives in India


May 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed arrived here Friday on a five-day official visit, his first to any country since he seized power from Mohamed Nasheed ... Read more...

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FIA: Bahrain race to take place as scheduled


April 13th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 13 (IANS) The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix will be held as scheduled next week, the governing body of Formula One racing FIA announced Friday."FIA (International Automobile Federation) is ... Read more...

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Protests as Maldives president addresses parliament


March 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 19 (IANS) The Maldives President Mohamed Waheed addressed his country's parliament Monday amid street protests by opposition supporters, a media report said.Former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party ... Read more...

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Commonwealth appoints special envoy to Maldives


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) The 54-member Commonwealth of Nations Friday appointed Donald McKinnon as its special envoy to the Maldives.McKinnon will "encourage inclusive agreement among political leaders, promote consolidation of ... Read more...

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Male to probe unrest


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Friday announced a probe into the recent political unrest that swept the country.The president called for restoring peace in the country. ... Read more...

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New Maldives government legitimate, says US


February 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US said Thursday that it considered the new government in the Maldives as legitimate, calling for a peaceful settlement to the ongoing political unrest in ... Read more...

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Youths hit hardest by high unemployment, says UN


February 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Unemployment among the youths has risen sharply in the recent years resulting in social unrest and political turmoil in many countries, especially in the Middle ... Read more...

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Russia’s unrest simmers, but life as usual in Moscow


December 19th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS) The streets of Moscow and its broad thoroughfares, at first glance, do not reflect the mood of the nation. As Russians go about their work, ... Read more...

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PM to focus on energy, economy during India-Russia summit (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Amidst political unrest over the Russian parliamentary elections and allegations of rigging, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday evening on a three-day visit ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Moscow for India-Russia summit


December 15th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit for a bilateral summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at which the two ... Read more...

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Amidst political unrest in Russia, Manmohan to meet Medvedev, Putin


December 14th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Amidst political unrest over alleged rigging in the elections to the Russian Duma, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Moscow Thursday on a three-day ... Read more...

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India to increase personnel in missions in Gulf countries


December 7th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With West Asia meeting over 70 per cent of its energy needs and hosting a six-million strong Indian diaspora, India Wednesday underlined its high stakes ... Read more...

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Global air passenger traffic up 7 percent in May


June 30th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The global airlines association Thursday reported an increase of 6.8 percent in international passenger traffic for May this year, compared to the like period of ... Read more...

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More foreign tourists go missing in Nepal


May 28th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) As frequent general strikes and political unrest hit tourism in Nepal, the government's plan to attract one million air travellers this year received yet another setback ... Read more...

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Bahrain refuses to give up hope of rescheduling F1 grand prix


May 1st, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sakhir (Bahrain), May 1(ANI): Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed Rashid Alzayani has said that he is hopeful of rescheduling the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix despite ongoing civil unrest in the country.The grand ... Read more...

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Bahrain Grand Prix deadline to be extended: Ecclestone


April 29th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that Bahrain will be given more time to decide whether its grand prix can be rescheduled this year.The International Automobile Federation (FIA) ... Read more...

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26 kids killed due to Yemen unrest: Unicef


April 20th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) At least 26 children have been killed in Yemen over the past two months during the political unrest that continues to sweep through the Middle ... Read more...

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Al-qaeda ‘thrives’ in countries having weak governance: FBI


April 16th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Militant group Al-qaeda thrives in the countries facing political unrest and weak governance, said the US's top counter-terror official.FBI Assistant Director Mark Giuliano made these comments few hours ... Read more...

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65 percent top banks ‘back to business’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) In a cheering news for the financial world, two-thirds of the world's top banks say they are back to business as usual after the global economic ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda making major gains amid political unrest in Yemen: FM Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi


April 6th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Apr 6 (ANI): Yemen's Foreign Minister Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi has warned that al-Qaeda is taking advantage of the political unrest in country to plot new terror attacks.The Telegraph quoted al-Qirbi ... Read more...

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How natural disasters, political unrest affect Internet usage


April 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study on natural disasters and political unrest has provided unique insight into the effects they have on the Internet.Researchers at Northwestern University analysed data from the recent ... Read more...

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Mystery whether ‘Gaddafi is Jewish’ heats up


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 2 (ANI): Amid the political unrest in Libya, the stir about rumours whether Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is Jewish, has heated up.Conflicting reports surrounding Gadhafi's birth have circulated since about ... Read more...

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Global air passenger traffic up 6 percent in February


March 29th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Global air passenger traffic grew by six percent in February compared to the like period of 2010, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Tuesday."Scheduled ... Read more...

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Israel Navy intercepts vessel smuggling illegal Iranian arms


March 16th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 16 (ANI): The Government of Israel has confirmed intercepting and searching a merchant ship in which its naval forces discovered a cache of illegal Iranian arms intended for the ... Read more...

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Gulf forces intervene in Bahrain after violent clashes


March 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Mar.14 (ANI): The Crown Prince of Bahrain has asked neighbouring Gulf States to intervene after violent clashes broke out between police and anti- government protestors in Manama.An advisor to the royal ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels forced to retreat from Ras Lanuf port


March 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 11 (IANS) Anti-government fighters were forced to withdraw from the oil-rich port city of Ras Lanuf after forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi launched a major offensive ... Read more...

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Migrant bunkers in the heart of Delhi (Feature, With Images)


March 10th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Tucked above the 1,200-odd shops in old Delhi's Bhagirath Place, Asia's largest electrical goods market, are matchbox-size hutments that house hundreds of workers, mostly migrants ... Read more...

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IBSA hopes Middle East, north Africa changes will be peaceful


March 8th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday hoped that changes sweeping several countries in the Middle East and north Africa will follow a peaceful course ... Read more...

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Middle East unrest upsets aviation sector


March 5th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The aviation industry is concerned over rising fuel prices triggered by the political turmoil in some oil-rich countries in the Middle East.Several oil-producing countries, ... Read more...

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Air industry to earn net profit of $8.6 billion: Airline body


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wednesday said it expects the airline industry to clock a net profit of $8.6 billion in 2011, lower than ... Read more...

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Finance Minister set to present budget Feb 28


February 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to present his sixth national budget Monday, with people hoping for measures that will help them brave high prices and ... Read more...

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