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Bill Clinton reluctantly backs Obama


June 25th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by David M N James
Having been left short of options and faced by the ugly glare of the media, former president BILL Clinton decided to say he supports Obama, though in such a faint voice that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, World, World News |

International Sikh leaders trying to highjack credit for Sikh marriage act in Pak


December 6th, 2007 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Dec 6 (ANI): Accusing the international Sikh community, including of India, of trying to highjack their efforts to make the Sikh Marriage Act a reality in Pakistan, Sikh ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

George Bush never forgives those who give him the flu bug!


December 6th, 2007 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
New York, Dec 6 (ANI): A CNN reporter is seething after US president George W. Bush blamed her for passing her bug to him while flying around the country in the 2000 ... Read more...

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Developments will either lead Pak into chaos or democracy: US think tank


December 5th, 2007 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 5 (ANI): Transition to democracy or chaos will come out of the developments unfolding in Pakistan, a US think tank has said. Carl Gershman, the president of the National Endowment for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President Gul signs Turkey’s nuclear energy law


December 4th, 2007 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Nicosia, Dec.4 (ANI): Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has recently signed the law on nuclear energy which was passed early in November by the Turkish Parliament. Gul's predecessor Ahmet Necdet Sezer had vetoed ... Read more...

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Teachers must be trained to educate specially abled, says President Patil


December 3rd, 2007 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Calling for universalisation of education for specially abled children, President Pratibha Patil today said there is a need to train teachers who provide education to children with ... Read more...

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Iran a few steps away from resolving nuclear issue, says ex-President


December 1st, 2007 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Tehran, Dec 1 (ANI): The controversy surrounding Irans nuclear program is just a few steps away from being resolved, according to former President and Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.Rafsanjani, who served ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We do not accept Musharraf as legitimate president, says Sharif


November 30th, 2007 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 30 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected Pervez Musharraf's presidentship, saying that the Supreme Court bench which Musharraf deposed to ensure a second term for his presidentship, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Springer choose MPS Technologies to help reach new markets


November 29th, 2007 - 9:19 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI-Business Wire India): As part of their continued commitment to quality of service, journal publishers Springer have chosen MPS Technologies' breakthrough JournalStore platform as their online journal platform ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

AIIMS doctors on strike against an amendment Bill


November 29th, 2007 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): The resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) went on strike on Thursday to protest against the passage of the AIIMS (Amendment) Bill, ... Read more...

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New Cybercrime Laws Face Uphill Battle


November 29th, 2007 - 12:50 am ICT by admin
Government has been limited in fighting cybercrime for several reasons: scant knowledge among officials, heavy industry pressure against proposed laws and a free-market ethos on Internet issues.Congress has either failed to pass ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

President Patil calls for adoption of modern technologies in Indian institutes


November 28th, 2007 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin
Nasik, Nov 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today urged the Indian educational institutes to take lead by adopting modern technologies. "Foreign institutions are taking the lead in the field of education. We ... Read more...

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Shaukat Aziz’s ’silent’ turf battle with PML president proved costly for him


November 28th, 2007 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 28 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz being sidelined within the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) is being attributed to his wrangling with party president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. A report published ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Musharraf doffing uniform wont affect war on terror: Pak Interior Ministry


November 28th, 2007 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 28 (ANI): Pakistans Interior Ministry has said that the retirement of President General Pervez Musharraf as Army Chief would not affect the US-led war on terror. "Doffing of the uniform ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President Patil says country needs to follow Saibaba’s philosophy


November 27th, 2007 - 9:40 pm ICT by admin
Shirdi (Maharashtra), Nov 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today said for the unity and peace to be established, the country needs to follow philosophy of Saibaba that all religion are based on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Musharraf will never restore pre-Nov 3 judiciary


November 27th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Close aides of General Pervez Musharraf have said that the President is ready to accept any demand of the Opposition parties except the restoration of deposed Chief Justice ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President Patil to visit Shirdi today


November 27th, 2007 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Shirdi, Nov 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate 'Prasadalaya' of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust at Shirdi in Maharashtras Ahmednagar District today. President Patil, who arrived here last evening, will also ... Read more...

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Karnataka assembly likely to be dissolved today


November 27th, 2007 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, Nov 27 (ANI): The Karnataka Assembly is likely to be dissolved today as the Parliament has adopted resolution on imposing President's rule in the state. The proclamation of bringing Karnataka under ... Read more...

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Parliament adopts resolution on imposing President’s rule in Karnataka


November 26th, 2007 - 11:02 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): The resolution imposing President's rule in Karnataka was adopted by the Parliament on Monday. The proclamation of bringing Karnataka under President's Rule and keeping the Assembly under suspended ... Read more...

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President Patil calls for better implementation of the rule of law for weaker sections


November 24th, 2007 - 11:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Saturday called for better implementation of the rule of law, particularly for the disadvantaged sections of society. In her address at the International Conference ... Read more...

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Pakistani babus spend drought money on cars, split Acs and tiles


November 24th, 2007 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): More than Rs 100 million, part of a huge loan borrowed by the Pakistan Government in 2002 for the drought-stricken people, was spent by bureaucrats on cars, split ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President to inaugurate International Jurists Conference today


November 24th, 2007 - 11:32 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate a two-day "International Conference of Jurists on Rule of Law" here today. The conference is being organized by the International Council of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Benazir unknowingly helped Musharraf gain support within army


November 23rd, 2007 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Nov 23 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttos belligerent political posturing since her return to the country on October 18 has reinforced the perception among the military commanders that it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

BTS cannot lower fares due to loss of revenue


November 23rd, 2007 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Bangkok, November 23 (PRD), The President of the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS), Mr. Khiri Kanchanapas (คีรี กาญจนพาสน์), says political parties may have the right to convince public members to vote for ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Thailand |

Zoom Developers partners with China’s YAPP Automotive Parts Company


November 22nd, 2007 - 9:38 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Nov 22 (ANI/Business Wire India): Zoom Developers Pvt. Ltd., the flagship company of Zoom Enterprises, and YAPP Automotive Parts Company Ltd. of China are entering in to a 49:51 joint venture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mush is making fool of Bush: Marjorie Cohn


November 22nd, 2007 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is making a fool of President George Bush, claimed Professor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, who is also the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manchester court convicts first Pakistani for promoting terrorist propaganda in the UK


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.22 (ANI): A Pakistani man who travelled to Britain to study at a Scottish university, yesterday became the first person in the UK to be convicted of spreading terrorist propaganda. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

President to release stamps on renewable energy


November 22nd, 2007 - 11:38 am ICT by admin
New Delhi , Nov 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will release a set of four commemorative postage stamps on renewable energy here this evening.The stamps depict the four common applications of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan


November 21st, 2007 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Nov 21 (ANI): Over three thousand Indian Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan on Wednesday to attend the celebration of 538th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The Sikh community ... Read more...

Posted in National |

In Pakistan, Negroponte courted Kiyani


November 21st, 2007 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov.21 (ANI): When Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte visited Pakistan last weekend; he held three meetings with Pakistans Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ashfaq Kiyani, and ony ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Experts express incredulity over Bushs emphatic backing of Musharraf


November 21st, 2007 - 3:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.21 (ANI): Several outside analysts and a key Democratic lawmaker have expressed incredulity over U.S. President George W. Bush emphatic support to and backing of Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf. Bush yesterday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Let there be elections in Karnataka, says Deve Gowda


November 20th, 2007 - 11:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Janata Dal (Secular) chief Deve Gowda today said that his party was prepared for elections in Karnataka, where Presidents rule was imposed today for the second time ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Presidents rule imposed in Karnataka for the second time


November 20th, 2007 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Presidents rule has been imposed in Karnataka for the second time in less than two months, and the State Assembly has been kept under suspended animation. However, it ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cricket paves way for Rwandas Commonwealth membership


November 20th, 2007 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.20 (ANI): This week, the Central African nation of Rwanda will be welcomed into the fold of the 53-nation Commonwealth. Rwanda will become the second African nation after Mozambique with no formal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Union Cabinet decides to impose Presidents rule in Karnataka


November 20th, 2007 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today decided to impose President's rule in Karnataka and also placed the State Assembly under suspended animation. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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