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Japan’s new envoy to China faints on Tokyo street


September 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 13 (IANS) Japan's newly appointed Ambassador to China Shinichi Nishimiya fell unconscious Thursday morning on a street in Tokyo, police said, adding that the sudden fainting was caused ... Read more...

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Vasco coach Borges quits after shock loss


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 11 (IANS) Cristovao Borges has quit as coach of Brazilian top flight football club Vasco da Gama following their shock 0-4 home loss to Bahia.The 53-year-old's ... Read more...

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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

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Will cooperate with CBI on probe into iron ore scam: Shettar


September 9th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 9 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday said his government will "fully cooperate" with CBI in its probe into massive illegal export of iron ore ... Read more...

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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... Read more...

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Pakistan SC orders PM to appear again Sep 18 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, to appear before ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC on contempt order


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday appeared in the Supreme Court to face a show-cause notice for failing to implement the order to write ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces walk of shame, says daily


August 9th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will have to undertake a "walk of shame" Aug 27 to the Supreme Court where he may be charged ... Read more...

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Argentine president inherits $6.8 mn


August 8th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez inherited 31.6 million pesos ($6.8 million) from her late husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, the media reported Tuesday, citing financial disclosure ... Read more...

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Kenya charges Venezuelan diplomat in colleague’s murder


August 7th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) The first secretary at the Venezuelan Embassy entered a plea of not guilty here Monday at his arraignment on charges he murdered the mission's charge d'affaires, ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... Read more...

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Former LTTE leader slams Tamil Nadu politicians


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A former Tamil Tiger rebel now in the custody of the government Sunday slammed Indian Tamil politicians for using the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka for ... Read more...

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Folk gets a new high in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2′ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


July 21st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2"; Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar; Lyricist: Varun Grover; Singers: Durga, Sneha Khanwalkar, Rasika D Rani (Trinidad), Kids of Musahar Village, Padmashree Sharda Sinha, Piyush Mishra, ... Read more...

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Shettar sworn in as Karnataka chief minister


July 12th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar was Thursday sworn in as Karnataka chief minister, becoming the third Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to head the party government in four ... Read more...

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122 candidates file nominations for GTA polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 9 (IANS) A total of 122 candidates have filed nominations for the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for governing the ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday formally announced Jagadish Shettar as the new chief minister of Karnataka, replacing D.V. Sadananda Gowda."According to ... Read more...

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Factions sprout by the day in ruling BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) The monsoon may be playing truant in Karnataka, hit by drought last year too, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become a fertile ... Read more...

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US top court upholds Obama’s signature healthcare law


June 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a historic verdict, the US Supreme Court Thursday upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law, handing him a major victory in the run-up ... Read more...

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Russian football chief resigns after Euro failure


June 26th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Football Union head stepped down from his post Monday while apologising to fans for the national team's group stage exit at Euro 2012.Sergei ... Read more...

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Polls to new Gorkhaland civic body July 29


June 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the proposed new development body in the hills of northern West Bengal, will be held July 29, the state ... Read more...

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Former Chinese football bosses jailed for bribery


June 13th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (China), June 13 (IANS) Two former Chinese football chiefs were sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in jail for bribery.Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani swimmers allowed to compete in Olympics


June 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani swimmers have been allowed to feature in the upcoming London Olympics.The official of the Pakistan Swimming Federation ((PSF) told Xinhua Saturday that the world ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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George W. Bush voted most unpopular former US president


June 8th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) George W. Bush has been voted the most unpopular living former president of the US.Bush - born July 6, 1946 - was the 43rd president of ... Read more...

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‘No cover-ups, army’s secular character to be maintained’ (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) There would be no cover-ups and the "secular, apolitical" character of the force would be maintained, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh asserted Friday, ... Read more...

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Gay rights activists detained in Moscow


May 28th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several Russian gay rights activists were detained during an unauthorized picket in Moscow, police said.The picket led by Nikolai Alexeyev was devoted to the anniversary ... Read more...

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Nasheed scaring India on Islamic fundamentalism: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to dispel apprehensions about Islamists taking over in the Maldives due to the current political turmoil there, the Indian Ocean nation's President ... Read more...

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Sadananda Gowda in Delhi, Yeddyurappa calls him ‘traitor’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, facing a bid by his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa to oust him, arrived in New Delhi Sunday to meet ... Read more...

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Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of derailing development


May 13th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav Saturday attacked his predecessor Mayawati for derailing and obstructing development in the state.On a day-long visit to Etawah, his ... Read more...

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We don’t have two hands, but only two fingers on EPL title: Mancini


May 9th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini isn't ready to take the English Premier League (EPL) title this season for granted as he believes there is still ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi seek safe release of kidnapped collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her predecessor and DMK chief M.Karunanidhi Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take urgent steps for the ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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Clarke feels Ponting is victim of own high standards


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 21 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that his predecessor Ricky Ponting was a victim of the high standards he himself set.The 37-year-old Ponting, who retired ... Read more...

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