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Brazil’s economy growing again, says finance chief


September 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in ... Read more...

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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton fires up the Democrats for Obama


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) It was clearly Bill Clinton's day as the former president drew from the successes of his own presidency to make a strong case for the ... Read more...

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Purno Sangma to file election petition Tuesday


August 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Ramdev in Anna’s vacant spot? (Comment)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
It's a Third Front with a difference. While the earlier versions were non-Congressnon-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combinations, the group conjured up by Baba Ramdev at Delhi's Ramlila grounds included e.the ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh dies in Chennai hospital (Second Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a hospital here Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 67.Deshmukh passed away around 2 p.m., ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh passes away (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died here Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 67.Deshmukh passed away around 2 p.m., sources at ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Rekha attend Rajya Sabha session


August 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Wednesday was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's first day in parliament as a nominated member."It is a new experience for me. When I'm ready to speak, ... Read more...

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Sachin, Rekha add glamour to vice president poll


August 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood veteran Rekha made a grand entry Tuesday as they walked in to the polling room in Parliament House ... Read more...

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AIADMK to support Jaswant Singh


August 6th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced her party's support to the candidature of BJP leader Jaswant Singh in the vice ... Read more...

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UPA coordination committee to meet in a few days


August 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coordination committee, formed following a stand-off with coalition partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) late last month, is expected to ... Read more...

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BJD to abstain in vice-presidential poll


August 5th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Sunday decided to abstain from voting in the vice presidential election Aug 7.Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik announced the ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs told to attend UPA lunch


August 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) In a bid to repair the strained ties with Congress, the Trinamool Congress leadership has asked its MPs to attend the lunch hosted by UPA ... Read more...

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Don’t think will move to finance ministry: Chidambaram


July 31st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday said he did not think he was being shifted to the finance ministry, currently under Prime ... Read more...

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Sangma set to float new party


July 30th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) After his unsuccessful bid for Raisina Hill, former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma is set to float a new political party next month, an ... Read more...

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Long-time aide Omita Paul is President Mukherjee’s secretary


July 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday appointed Pranab Mukherjee's long-time aide Omita Paul as the secretary to the new president on the day when he took oath."The ... Read more...

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BJP dissociates itself from Sangma’s petition plan


July 25th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday dissociated itself from the petition Purno A. Sangma is planning to file in the Supreme Court against Pranab Mukherjee's election as ... 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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Pakistan needs to learn from India about democracy: Daily


July 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) The manner in which the Indian presidential election was conducted "with none of the innuendo and suspicions which surround similar events" in Pakistan is testimony ... Read more...

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Vice President, PM condole Lakshmi Sehgal’s death


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal, calling her "an icon of ... Read more...

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Veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal dead (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 23 (IANS) Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the first head of the women's wing of the Azad Hind Fauj, died around ... Read more...

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Pawar, NCP leaders meet Pranab Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders led by party chief Sharad Pawar Monday met Pranab Mukherjee, a day after he was elected as India's ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Presidential election: Break-up of votes polled


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The break-up of the votes cast in the July 19 presidential polls in which ruling UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee emerged the winner.Among MPs' votes, ... Read more...

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Pranab thanks people, says duty to defend constitution (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked the people for his election to India's highest office and said it would be his responsibility to defend and ... Read more...

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Nation lost chance to have tribal president: Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Sangma’s son congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Defeated BJP-backed nominee P.A. Sangma's son Conrad K. Sangma Sunday congratulated UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential election."He has won. I ... Read more...

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Cross-voting in Karnataka setback to Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Cross-voting by BJP legislators in Karnataka resulted in UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee polling more votes than his rival P.A. Sangma in the presidential election.Out ... Read more...

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It felt like a general election: Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India's president-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked people across the country for his victory and said that with emotions running high it felt like another ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi must stick to his policy pillars (Comment)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Now that Pranab Mukherjee has been "kicked upstairs", the Congress party has cleared the way for Rahul Gandhi to be responsible for a larger role in the party and ... Read more...

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My father will give new dimension to office of president: Pranab’s daughter


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Sunday said her father would give a new dimension to the office of president of India with his experience and ... Read more...

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Mamata hints at ending Bengal alliance, Congress hits back (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday indicated the end of her and Trinamool Congress's alliance with the Congress in the state, flatly asserting that ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal’s health deteriorates


July 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 21 (IANS) The health of Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, deteriorated Saturday, doctors here said."We have put her on ventilator support to boost ... Read more...

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NCP and government mend fences, PM praises Pawar (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a sign that both sides were making that extra effort to smoothen relations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reached out to NCP chief ... Read more...

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