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Nasheed meets Manmohan to discuss Maldives future


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the two leaders reportedly discussed the political situation in the atoll ... Read more...

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Refused military offers of a counter-coup: Ex-Maldivian president


April 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday claimed he had an opportunity to carry out "a counter-coup" against the present dispensation under Mohamed Waheed with ... Read more...

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Shanghai launches official microblog


November 28th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) The local government of Shanghai Monday launched its first official microblog where the public will be informed about new regulations, upcoming cultural activities as well as ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime has a public relations job!


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, faced with perhaps the most difficult time of his life, is looking for public relations professionals for his image makeover in ... Read more...

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Congress, JD-S money power behind Karnataka crisis: Gadkari


October 14th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Thursday reiterated the party's stand that the "money-power politics" of the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in Karnataka had led ... Read more...

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Jharkhand put under president’s rule again (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi/New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Jharkhand was Tuesday placed under president's rule -- for the second time in just over a year, and less than six months after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ... Read more...

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JMM, BJP condemn president’s rule in Jharkhand


June 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 1 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have parted ways to trigger a crisis that saw the union cabinet approve president's ... Read more...

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JMM, Congress hold closed-door talks on Jharkhand


May 24th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress have started closed-door talks to form an alternative government in Jharkhand after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formally ... Read more...

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Plea for acceptance of Andhra legislators’ resignation dismissed


February 1st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a lawsuit seeking its direction to Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker to accept the en masse resignations of 139 legislators on the ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Andhra legislators’ resignation case Feb 1 (Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set for Feb 1 the hearing of a lawsuit seeking its intervention into the constitutional crisis in the offing, triggered by en ... Read more...

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Dissenting JKNPP calls for Jammu shutdown over Justice Sagir Ahmad report


December 28th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Dec 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir National Partners Party (JKNPP) on Monday called for a Jammu shutdown to protest the "anti-people" report submitted by Justice Sagir Ahmad on Centre-State relations.JKNPP ... Read more...

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Jharkhand polls from Nov 25 now: Election Commission


October 28th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday announced that polls in Jharkhand will now begin Nov 25 instead of the earlier scheduled Nov 27. The staggered elections to the Jharkhand ... Read more...

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Five-phase Jharkhand polls from Nov 27 (Second Lead)


October 23rd, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, Oct 23 (IANS) Staggered elections to the Jharkhand assembly will be held in five phases from Nov 27 to Dec 18, the poll panel announced Friday as political parties ... Read more...

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JMM may fight assembly polls alone: Soren


September 19th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren Saturday said it may break away from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and contest all seats in the assembly elections due ... Read more...

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No assembly session, but Jharkhand legislators keep getting salary


September 18th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) In the eight months since president's rule was imposed in Jharkhand, state legislators have been getting their basic salary and medical expenses without having to do any ... Read more...

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Congress-led Meghalaya government wins trust vote


May 25th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 25 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government of Chief Minister D.D. Lapang won the trust-vote in the state assembly Monday. Lapang, who was sworn in as chief minister for ... Read more...

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Israel will again attack Gaza: Iranian minister


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar has said that Israel will attack Gaza again in the coming months, official news agency IRNA reported Thursday. "Certain reports indicate that Israel ... Read more...

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Why no elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP asks poll panel


October 14th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to clarify the reasons behind its decision to defer elections in Jammu and Kashmir.“The ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa for all party meeting on Hongenakkal issue


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said that an all party meeting would be called to resolve the Hongenakkal issue after his Government passes the ... Read more...

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President’s rule in Karanataka revoked


May 27th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday evening decided to revoke president's rule in Karanataka, paving the way for the formation of a popular government following the assembly elections. "The ... Read more...

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New Bangalore airport opens to traffic sans fanfare


May 24th, 2008 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) The much-awaited Bengaluru International Airport finally opened late Friday to commercial operations, with an Air India Airbus A320 (IC 609) from Mumbai being the first to land at ... Read more...

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New Bangalore airport set for soft launch, finally


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) The Bengaluru international airport, 40 km from India's IT hub, is set for a soft launch five minutes (00:05 IST) into Saturday, when state-run Air India will fly ... Read more...

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New Bangalore airport finally takes off Friday


May 21st, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) The much awaited Bengaluru international airport at Devanahalli, about 40 km from this IT hub, will become functional from early friday morning. State-run Air-India will fly the first ... Read more...

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Corporate honchos oppose Bangalore airport closure


May 17th, 2008 - 12:24 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Top corporate heads Friday strongly opposed the closure of Bangalore city airport May 23 when the new international airport is set to commence operations from Devanahalli, about 40 ... Read more...

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Bangalore drives India’s biotech sector growth


April 25th, 2008 - 7:16 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) India's silicon hub Bangalore dominates not only in IT, but also in biotechnology, accounting for about 60 percent of the country's export pie, an official said here Thursday. ... Read more...

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Hogenakkal absolutely the decision of Karunanidhi: Moily


April 9th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Apr 9 (ANI): Congress leader M Veerappa Moily has said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had solely decided to put the Hogenakkal project on hold.Moily said, Karunanidhi feels ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi puts Hogenakkal water project on hold


April 5th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Apr 5 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi today put the Hogenakkal water project on hold till after the upcoming Assembly Elections in Karnataka.I hope that a popular government ... Read more...

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Krishna, Baalu take Cauvery dispute to PM’s door


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The standoff between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the latter's decision to go ahead with a water project on the Cauvery river near the interstate border Wednesday ... Read more...

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Saifuddin Soz says Indo-Pak foreign secy-level talks can’t resolve Kashmir issue (Re-issue)


March 13th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Mar 13 (ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz has said that India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks cannot resolve the Kashmir issue. "Secretary-level talks are not final. Politicians will have to ... Read more...

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12 percent hike in Karnataka budget outlay


March 10th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore/New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Karnataka budget, presented in parliament Monday by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, shows an increase of 12 percent in the total outlay for 2008-09 over the ... Read more...

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People’s pressure forces militants to withdraw extortion demands


January 19th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Jan 19 (ANI): Militancy in Manipur has become a hydra-headed menace that deals deathly blows to the social fabric and cripples the economy of the State. Last week, two institutions -- ... Read more...

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Imran asks political parties to suggest exit strategy for Musharraf


January 12th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has asked all political parties to sort out an exit strategy for President Musharraf over his failure in controlling affairs of the ... Read more...

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Extortion demand by militants forces closure of school in Imphal


January 11th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Jan.11 (ANI): The academic career of at least 520 students of a popular government-run school here has suffered a big setback since their school is closed for uncertain period following militants ... Read more...

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Extortion demand by militants force closure of school in Imphal


January 11th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Jan.11 (ANI): The academic career of at least 520 students of a popular government-run school here has suffered a big setback since their school is closed for uncertain period following militants ... Read more...

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