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Reforms or populism? UPA must take a call (Comment)


May 26th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Considering that the Manmohan Singh government's chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu had ruled out the possibility of major reforms before the next general election, the hike in petrol prices predictably ... Read more...

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Netanyahu calls for early polls in Israel


May 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an early general election in four months' time, BBC reported.The vote is expected to take place in ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi: Banerjee’s second choice as railway minister challenges his leader (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) For long Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's trusted pointsman in New Delhi, Dinesh Trivedi, a trained pilot now in charge of the vast Indian ... Read more...

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Omar backs ‘poor chap’ Dinesh Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) Stating that people will happily accept modest hikes in rail fares, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said empathised with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi ... Read more...

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Russian gays plead for end to crackdown


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gay community Friday called for an end to what they see as an ongoing crackdown spearheaded by the ruling United Russia party.The appeal came ... Read more...

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Populism is Mamata’s Achilles heel (Comment)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
A visitor to Kolkata cannot but notice how the city has become livable again, as it was nearly throughout its 300-plus years of history except for the recent period of ... Read more...

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Oil subsidies must go, people will understand: PM (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, June 29 (IANS) Saying that people will understand the perils of excessive populism that was bad for the economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday ... Read more...

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Diesel prices will also be decontrolled: PM


June 29th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, June 29 (IANS) Saying that people will understand the perils of excessive populism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said diesel prices will also be ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to brief allies on fuel price hike


March 4th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will talk to allies of the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government on Thursday, and explain to them the party's position ... Read more...

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Berlusconi now wants to reform Italian courts to protect himself from ‘manhunt’


October 17th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 16 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to reform the country's legal system in order to stop a 'manhunt' being waged against him and his media empire."I'm ... Read more...

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Railway Budget 2009: A Balance Between Prudence And Populism


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by GD
The Railway Budget 2009-10 has been a sort of mixed bag of economic prudence and populism. The Railway Minister, Ms.Mamata Banerjee had previously stated that the focus will be primarily on ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu loves to play kingmaker (Profile)


May 15th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Once a poster boy of India's economic reforms, Nara Chandrababu Naidu is today a changed man as he gears up to play a key role ... Read more...

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Is ex-NY Guv Spitzer eying a political comeback?


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.23 (ANI): Having spent almost a year in the public doghouse because of his association with a high-profile Washington-based sex solicitation and gratification ring, former New York Governor Eliot ... Read more...

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European Commission condemns racist attacks on Roma community


February 26th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 26 (IANS) The European Commission Thursday expressed deep concern over reports of recent attacks against members of the Roma community in Europe. "I am very worried by these incidents. In ... Read more...

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Iran bans news weekly for featuring Obama on front cover


November 12th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A smiling photograph of the American President-elect Barack Obama on a Tehran news weekly front cover has resulted in ban of the weekly by Iranian authorities.The news ... Read more...

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McCain out in the cold following American fear over collapsing economy


October 8th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.8 (ANI): John McCain faces a daunting challenge to end America''s fear over the possibility of the economy collapsing. According to the New York Daily News, that is simply too ... Read more...

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Israeli air force rehearses attack on Iran: Report


June 20th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
DPA New York/Tel Aviv, June 20 (DPA) Israel carried out a major air force exercise earlier this month that United States officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential attack on ... Read more...

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Advani justifies ‘populist sops’ for Karnataka poll


April 30th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani Wednesday justified his populist electoral sop like setting up a full-fledged cyber caf Read more...

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Iran’s Khatami warns of ‘return of despotism via populism’


March 8th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, March 8 (DPA) Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami Saturday warned of "return of despotism via populism", ISNA news agency reported. "One of the greatest dangers in Iran is the return of ... Read more...

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Media calls budget election oriented but doesn’t slam it


March 1st, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's seventh budget for India evoked a uniform response from the media as being populist and election-oriented, but none trashed it for being politically ... Read more...

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With polls in mind, Delhi budget will have no new taxes


February 24th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) With elections due in November, the Delhi government is planning to toe the populist line by not proposing any fresh taxes in its forthcoming ... Read more...

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