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Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

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Wall Street fall on European concerns (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slipped Monday as investors were concerned about new developments in Europe's debt crisis and political turmoil.The European PMI data declined to 47.4 in ... Read more...

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US stocks slide on European concerns


April 24th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slid Monday as concerns over European situations once again plagued the market.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 102.09 points, or 0.78 percent, to ... Read more...

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Government ignoring railway ministry, says opposition (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The opposition parties were Monday scathing in their criticism of the government over the "political vacuum" in the railway ministry which they blamed for ... Read more...

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Opposition slams government over ‘political vacuum’ in rail ministry (Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With no full time railway minister for the past two months and the previous incumbent Mamata Banerjee having spent a lot of her time ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to step down as Tibet political leader to avoid Chinese interference


March 11th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): The Dalai Lama is to step down as the political leader of Tibet's government-in-exile to foil Chinese interference in his succession in the years after his death, in ... Read more...

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Mubarak resignation creates political vacuum for US in Middle East


February 12th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum in the Middle East.According to the Washington Post, the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new PM sworn in amidst fresh discord


February 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Though a seven-month-old political vacuum ended Sunday with Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal taking oath of office and secrecy, the swearing-in was marred by ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s sudden resignation may cause mass upheaval in Egypt: Cornell Expert


February 5th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5 (ANI): A Cornell University professor has claimed that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sudden resignation could cause "mass upheaval and disorientation" in the country."Many people are calling for Mubarak ... Read more...

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Year after YSR, political vacuum continues in Andhra


September 1st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) It has been a year of unprecedented crises in Andhra Pradesh that remembers one of its tallest leaders Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on his first death ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ex-dictator meets Hasina, may escape punishment


August 30th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's former military ruler Hussain Mohammed Ershad may escape punishment for violating the country's constitution following his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after which he "looked ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claims Baghdad blast


August 21st, 2010 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda terror network has claimed responsibility for a suicide blast at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad that killed at least 59 people and wounded over ... Read more...

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Women from various fields demonstrate for early passage of Women’s Reservation Bill


July 29th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): In a bid to press the demand for the passage of Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, women from different fields participated in a peaceful march ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav condoles Digvijay Singh’s death


June 24th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Thursday condoled the death of former union minister and Lok Sabha member Digvijay Singh.Singh died of a brain hemorrhage ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh’s ‘terror as an instrument’ comment regrettable, says Pak


September 26th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.26 (ANI): Expressing disappointment over Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh's remarks that Islamabad must change its attitude and policies regarding the use of terror as an instrument of state policy, Pakistan ... Read more...

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Military rule damaged Pak Army’s image: General Abbas


August 24th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Aug 24 (ANI): The rule of former Pakistan army chiefs -- General Ayub Khan, General Yahya Khan, General Zia-ul-Haq and General Pervez Musharraf had badly damaged the image of the ... Read more...

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Zardari admits Pakistan ‘created, nurtured’ terrorism (Lead)


July 8th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) In the first candid admission of its kind by a Pakistani ruler, President Asif Ali Zardari has conceded that Islamabad "created and nurtured" terrorist elements "as a ... Read more...

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Indian student attacks: Australia dangerously close to attracting sanctions


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Australia is dangerously close to risking sanctions that can cause a collapse in the overseas student market after authorities ignored protests from foreign diplomats about the safety ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists lose another battle, vow to disrupt parliament


May 30th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) After losing its battle with the army and being forced to step down from power, Nepal's Maoist party suffered a second reverse Saturday with the chairman ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM to be sworn in Monday (Lead)


May 24th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal's third largest party, the Communists, Sunday said their senior leader and new prime minister-elect Madhav Kumar Nepal will be administered oath of office Monday, heralding ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM to be sworn in Tuesday


May 24th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister-elect veteran Communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal will be administered oath of office Tuesday, heralding an end to a three-week-long political vacuum that ... Read more...

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Why Dalits slammed Mayawati’s Sarv-jan Formula?


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
By SR Darapuri, CNSKanshi Ram and Mayawati started their politics with “Tilak, Traju aur Talwar- inko maro jute char” (beat the Brahmins, Banias and Thakurs with shoes) and “Vote hamara raj tumhara ... Read more...

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I am not escaping parliament, polls on schedule: PM


October 26th, 2008 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asserted that general elections would be held on schedule and denied that frequent rescheduling of parliament sessions was an ... Read more...

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Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda to resign (Lead)


September 2nd, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 1 (DPA) Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announced Monday night he was stepping down in the face of declining popular support for his government.Fukuda made the announcement at a news ... Read more...

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Political vacuum in Pakistan escalating war in Afghanistan: NYT


August 20th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bamiyan (Afghanistan), Aug.20 (ANI): The resignation of President Pervez Musharraf on Monday has created a major political vacuum in Pakistan, and this, according to the New York Times, is escalating the ... Read more...

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Ties with Pakistan not individual specific: India


August 18th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Hours after Pervez Musharraf resigned as the president of Pakistan, India Monday said it had no intention of getting involved “in internal affairs” of the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi makes his political debut


August 18th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Aug. 18 (ANI): Telugu actor K. Chiranjeevi has announced his decision to enter politics and serve the poor. Chiranjeevi, after an eight-month silence on his political plans at a press conference, ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi joins politics, dedicates life to serving people (Second Lead)


August 17th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) In a development that could alter the political equations in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu film superstar Chiranjeevi Sunday formally announced his foray into politics and said he was dedicating ... Read more...

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Prachanda to take charge in Nepal Monday


August 17th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, the former guerrilla leader who led a successful war on Nepal's omnipotent royal dynasty, will finally take charge as the ... Read more...

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India abhors ‘political vacuum’ in Pakistan: Narayanan


August 12th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India abhors the "political vacuum" in Pakistan created by the tussle between President Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistan People's Party-led ruling coalition, says National Security Advisor ... Read more...

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Instability growing in India’s neighbourhood: Defence Minister


June 10th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India's most important challenge in the foreseeable future is the growing instability in its neighbourhood, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here Tuesday. "It is also to be ... Read more...

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Congress says JD-S divided ’secular votes’


May 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress Sunday blamed the "division of the secular votes" for its defeat in Karnataka. According to Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan, the party general secretary in charge ... Read more...

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Musharraf to resign if ex-CJ restored


March 6th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar 6 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would resign if the new federal government concedes to ex-premier Nawaz Sharifs demand of reinstating the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, because he ... Read more...

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