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Putin sworn in as Russian president

May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) Vladimir Putin was sworn in Monday as Russia's president, starting his third term in the Kremlin following two consecutive terms from 2000 to 2008.The 59-year-old political ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna: A simple soul, easily accessible (Profile)

March 13th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 13 (IANS) Vijay Bahuguna, the new Congress chief minister of Uttarakhand, is described by friends as a simple man who loves good food and believes in transparent governance.Barring ... 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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Number three is lucky for Pranab

February 28th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee believes three is his lucky number. In the 2011-12 budget he presented Monday, for all new initiatives the money allocated started with ... Read more...

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John Wheeler’s Death Mystery Remains Unsolved

January 4th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cops in Delaware are probing the murder of a political veteran who was a close aide of former US president George Bush. 66 year old ... Read more...

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Can Emergency be imposed again in India?

June 25th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Thirty-five years after the Emergency stifled India's prized democracy, questions continue to be asked whether it can be imposed again as men and women who were ... Read more...

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Who will be the leader? War erupts in DMK

April 5th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, April 5 (IANS) It is a family affair all right. But just how it ends will determine the future of the DMK, one of India's oldest political parties, ... Read more...

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Old RSS hands dismayed by BJP feud, Jaswant sacking

September 3rd, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Old hands in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mostly do not approve of the ouster of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh ... Read more...

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US Senator Mel Martinez resigns

August 8th, 2009 - 2:49 am ICT by John Le Fevre
US Senator Mel Martinez, the first Cuban-American to serve in the US Senate, has announced his immediate retirement from politics. In an email to friends and supporters, Martinez said he'll step down from ... Read more...

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Pranab banks on performance in Lok Sabha fight

May 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Jangipur (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS) Up against a relative political lightweight, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is banking on his popularity and development work to retain the Jangipur Lok ... Read more...

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Dikshit hailed the hero, thanks Delhi voters

December 8th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was Monday hailed a hero by colleagues and analysts for steering the stunning third-term victory of the Congress, which will now rule ... Read more...

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Mr. Chaiya ready to rejoin Cabinet

July 28th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The People Power Party executive, Mr. Chaiya Sasomsub, says he is ready to take on another ministerial post, and is confident thatMr. Chaiya says the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Mr. Samak ... Read more...

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Spotlight on Sangma in Meghalaya polls

February 16th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) One of the brightest political stars of Meghalaya is back in local politics after more than two decades, giving company to two of his sons ... Read more...

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