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Lewinsky set to embarrass Clinton in tell-all book


September 19th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is reportedly going to pen a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton which may reveal her intimate love ... Read more...

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Resolve Cauvery water sharing dispute, says SC to PMO


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed its displeasure over the failure of the PMO (prime minister's office) to hold a meeting for the resolution of ... Read more...

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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

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Police probing escape of Bangladeshi undertrials


August 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The police have launched a probe into the escape of two Bangladeshi undertrials booked for several offences, including dacoity, from Presidency Central Correctional Home here, an ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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No sex if elected, promises Italian politician


August 21st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A politician running for the regional presidency of the Italian island of Sicily has promised to swear off sex and dedicate himself to work if elected."If ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension against former president


August 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its suspension of Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid investigation into possible corruption indulged in by its former president.The governing ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension of former president


August 19th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Sunday the extension of suspension against Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid corruption charges against its former president.The Asian football governing ... 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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Mamata invites Pranab to visit Bengal


July 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday got an invitation for a visit to West Bengal from Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.This was revealed ... Read more...

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Ghana President John Atta Mills dead (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Accra, July 24 (IANS) Ghanian President John Evans Atta Mills died at a military hospital Tuesday after falling ill, Xinhua reported.Chief of Staff of the Presidency Henry Martey Newman said ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan must learn democracy from India’ (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Tuesday lauded India for the smooth conduct of presidential election, saying Pakistan should learn to hold similar events without "innuendo and suspicions".An ... Read more...

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Why is Sharad Pawar angry?


July 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's likely elevation as the new Leader of House in the the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee, the lack of ... Read more...

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NCP skips cabinet meeting over ‘problems’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The NCP Thursday boycotted a cabinet meeting for the first time in eight years, amid speculation that Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was miffed over ... Read more...

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AFC provisionally suspends Bin Hammam


July 17th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 17 (IANS) The Asian football governing body has handed its former head Mohamed Bin Hammam a 30-day ban for alleged financial irregularities.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey


July 14th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Around 40,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Turkey amid the fighting that has killed thousands during the 16 months of violence, according to Turkey's disaster relief ... Read more...

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Sangma wanted to ’sing and dance’ in Goa


July 10th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma said Tuesday he wanted to "sing and dance" in Goa, but the pressing campaign schedule did not give him time for ... Read more...

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Was under pressure not to appoint Sonia PM: Kalam


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam says he was under pressure not to appoint Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as India's prime minister in 2004 and ... Read more...

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Cyprus takes over EU presidency


July 1st, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cyprus is assuming the European Union's rotating presidency for the first time Sunday, amid concerns about the country's ability to cope with its own economic ... Read more...

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Presidential election: Sangma’s son meets Patnaik


June 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Conrad Sangma, the son of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here to campaign for his father who is ... Read more...

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Alan Isaac to take over ICC’s presidency from Pawar


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand's Alan Isaac will succeed India's Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as the eighth International Cricket Council (ICC) president during the council's annual conference beginning ... Read more...

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Sangma’s daughter skips NCP meet


June 21st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Central minister Agatha Sangma, daughter of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma who quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to contest the presidential poll, ... Read more...

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JD-U to support Pranab for presidency (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Thursday announced its support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mujherjee, saying it was in favour of the ... Read more...

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JD-U to support Pranab for presidency


June 21st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Thursday announced its support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mujherjee. Soon after the BJP pledged its support ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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Thackeray supports Pranab for presidency


June 19th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Tuesday announced unconditional support to Congress presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."Sangma ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency


June 16th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."There has ... Read more...

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NDA declines comment on Pranab’s candidature for presidency


June 15th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav Friday declined to comment on the candidature of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as ruling UPA nominee for ... Read more...

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We are happy with the presidential candidate: Lalu


June 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Friday said "he was happy" with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) announcing Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 madness reaches Bengal prison cells


June 13th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) The fervour surrounding the ongoing Euro Cup 2012 has reached prisons of West Bengal and authorities have given their nod to soccer-mad jailbirds' fervent pleas ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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