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Maldives threatens to pull out from Commonwealth


September 12th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Sep 12 (IANS) The Maldives Wednesday threatened to pull out from the Commonwealth if the group's disciplinary body continues to "bully" the Indian Ocean island nation, Xinhua reported.Maldives government ... Read more...

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UPA regime lacks clear cut policies, direction: Mulayam Singh


September 11th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Launching a strong attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said it lacked in clear cut policies and direction and ... Read more...

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Advani urges Pranab for simultaneous polls, fixed legislture terms


August 12th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called upon President Pranab Mukherjee to take the initiative for bringing the country out of "perpetual election mode" and ... Read more...

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Next Pakistan polls to be free and fair: Zardari


July 30th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has promised that the next general elections in the country will be free and fair, and that the ruling Pakistan Peoples ... Read more...

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AIUDF protests over July 9 molestation, lawlessness


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Opposition AIUDF legislators Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan over the July 9 public molestation of a girl on a main road here ... Read more...

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HSPDP withdraws support to Meghalaya’s Congress government


July 14th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 13 (IANS) The Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) Friday pulled out from the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government over the boundary row with Assam but there ... Read more...

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An ice cream in Kerala that’s frozen in time (Kerala Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) An ice cream does not take more than 15 minutes to melt, but in Kerala a case that began from an ice cream parlour has acquired ... Read more...

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Gilani hurt his own dignity: Sharif


June 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
"No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against Zardari)," the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief ... Read more...

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Mufti’s call for government change in J&K;


May 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed Saturday sought public support for changing "the present inept and corrupt system" to improve ... 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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No plan to review laws on death sentence: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There were no plans to review laws on death sentence, Home Minister P. Chidambaram clarified Wednesday and said the present government had disposed of ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Anna, Ramdev join hands, to hold fast June 3 (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will jointly sit on a day's token fast in Delhi June 3 to press for a ... Read more...

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Bagan’s 1911 Shield triumph to become part of school texts


April 10th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Students pursuing the higher secondary course in West Bengal are all set to read about Mohun Bagan's famous IFA Shield triumph in 1911 in their ... Read more...

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Trust deficit with army, PM must clear air: BJP


April 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must tell the nation what exactly happened, referring to a media report that ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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4,823 applications pending with Jharkhand mines department


March 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) More than 4,800 applications for prospective mining and the renewal of leases for mining are pending in Jharkhand, an official said Tuesday."The applications have been pending ... Read more...

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Stage set for Kerala assembly by-election


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Piravom (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of Saturday's crucial by-election to the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala.The by-election is important as in ... Read more...

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Mizo party chief praises Tripura’s ’success stories’


March 15th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 15 (IANS) Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former chief minister Zoramthanga Thursday said the Congress government in Mizoram has "totally failed to serve the people" and praised ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM hints at early elections


February 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday hinted at the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections.The parliamentary elections are scheduled in early 2013.The prime ... Read more...

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40 BJP cadres join Congress in Chhattisgarh


February 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Forty cadres of Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday joined the Congress in the industrial district of Raigarh, the Congress said.A press statement ... Read more...

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Private telecom important in disaster management: Pilot


February 15th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Communication and Technology Sachin Pilot Wednesday called for cooperation from the private telecom sector in disaster management preparedness."We want the private ... Read more...

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UN rules out probe into Maldives’ power transfer


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) The UN Monday ruled out launching any investigation into power transfer in the Maldives, suggesting the country should find internal solution to its imbroglio.Completing a three-day ... Read more...

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Vote for change, Priyanka Gandhi urges UP voters


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 3 (IANS) In a move to boost the Congress campaign led by her brother Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday addressed public meetings in ... Read more...

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Heavy voting in Punjab: Who will pay a heavy price? (News Analysis)


January 31st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 31 (IANS) Having set a new record with 76.63 percent voting in Punjab's election to 117 assembly seats, voters have left the main parties and leaders in ... Read more...

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Nepal minister sounds warning to Maoist government


January 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A senior minister from Nepal's Terai plains has threatened to look for an alternative to the Maoist-led government if the country's three major political parties ... Read more...

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Committed to bringing a strong Lokpal: PM


January 21st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government is committed to bringing a strong Lokpal in the country despite the bill being stalled in parliament.Addressing ... Read more...

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Pakistan pursuing prudent economic policies: Gilani


January 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A number of targets in the economic sector have been achieved during the first six months of the current fiscal due to the prudent policies ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to take decision when charge sheet comes (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) With his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) having turned down his offer to quit after his name figured in a land scam, Kerala's Leader of Opposition ... Read more...

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I will deal with land transfer case: Achuthanandan


January 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, named as number one accused in a land transfer case by the vigilance department, Thursday said he will deal ... Read more...

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No differences with IAC, we work together: Hazare’s old aides


January 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare's long-time close aides from Bhrashtrachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas (BVJAN) say they are working along with India Against Corruption (IAC) and while ... Read more...

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Two top lawyers’ contest on Lokpal


December 29th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two top lawyers - Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress - set the pace ... Read more...

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Government will complete 5-year term: Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in the midst of the memogate scam, said Sunday his government would complete its full five-year term to 2013.Addressing ... Read more...

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PDP government delivered better with only 16 legislators: Mehbooba


December 13th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday asserted that her party government, in coalition with Congress, had delivered much better in all ... Read more...

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Rahul behind weak Lokpal bill, says Hazare


December 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday blamed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for the government's weak version of the Lokpal bill and said in the present ... Read more...

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