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12 million Latinos to vote in US polls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 12 million Latinos - people with Latin American ancestry - are expected to exercise their legal right to vote in the Nov 6 US presidential ... Read more...

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Seven-language campaign to educate South Asian voters in US


September 10th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A coalition of South Asian community organisations has launched a national, non-partisan campaign called South Asian Vote! in seven South Asian languages to engage the community ... Read more...

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Putin compares opposition to weak birds


September 10th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday compared the country's political opposition to omega animals, but said they were still "part of our species".Putin flew with the ... Read more...

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Putin spokesman hopes ties with US ‘remain good’


September 8th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, has said he hopes Russia's relations with the US will remain good regardless of who wins the ... Read more...

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Putin ready to work with next US president


September 6th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to work with the next US president regardless of who wins in the November elections, so long as the person is ready ... Read more...

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Both Congress and BJP against quota in promotions bill: Mayawati


September 5th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati Wednesday said both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had "political motives" against reservations in job promotions for ... Read more...

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Pussy Riot appeals verdict


August 28th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defence lawyers for Russian all-female punk band Pussy Riot have appealed the court verdict under which three members of the band were jailed.Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, ... Read more...

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Two members of Pussy Riot flee Russia


August 27th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two members of female punk group Pussy Riot have fled Russia, while 12 women are still in the country, the group said in its Twitter ... Read more...

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Syria dismisses Obama threat as election ploy


August 21st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's threat to intervene in Syria is an element of his election campaign, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Kadri Jamil said Tuesday."As ... Read more...

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Iran vows to react swiftly to any Israeli attack


August 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iran's reaction to any threat and aggression of Israel against its territory will be very swift and crushing, according to IRNA news agency.Isareli media has ... Read more...

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Pussy Riot members found guilty in Moscow (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three members of Russian girl punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of hooliganism by a Moscow district court Friday.They performed a "punk prayer" calling ... Read more...

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‘US presidential polls among world’s worst’


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's election chief Vladimir Churov said Thursday that the system of US presidential elections is "one of the worst in the world"."Presidential elections in the ... Read more...

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Congress hits out at Mamata on I-Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Independence Day speech criticising the central government and asked her to ... 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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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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Lukashenko denied accreditation to Olympics: Britain


July 26th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Accreditation to the London 2012 Olympic Games has not been granted to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the British Embassy in Belarus has confirmed."President Alexander Lukashenko ... Read more...

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IOC, London organisers deny banning Belarus president


July 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organisers of the 2012 London Games Wednesday denied they had banned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the ... Read more...

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Morsi appoints Hesham Qandil as Egypt’s new PM


July 25th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed Hesham Qandil, a former water resources minister, as prime minister of the country and asked him to form the new ... Read more...

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Sangma gets less than expected votes from MPs


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) P. A. Sangma, whose candidature for the presidential elections was backed by key opposition parites, not only pulled less than expected votes in some ... Read more...

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Jubiliant Congress workers celebrate Mukherjee’s victory (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Jubiliation rent the air outside Pranab Mukherjee's 13, Talkatora Residence here as Congress workers danced, burst crackers and distributed sweets to celeberate his victory ... Read more...

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Mamata indicates end of alliance with Congress in Bengal


July 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a clear indication that the Trinamool Congress would not ally with the Congress in the coming panchayat polls in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s vote for Pranab doesn’t count: EC


July 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's vote in the presidential election should not counted, the Election Commission said Friday. The SP chief had ... Read more...

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Trinamool to continue opposition to reform legislations


July 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Despite backing UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday made it clear that her Trinamool Congress would ... Read more...

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Sonia’s lunch presents picture of UPA unity (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The ruling UPA managed to present a picture of unity Wednesday at a lunch hosted by its chairperson Sonia Gandhi ahead of the presidential ... Read more...

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Clamour grows for larger role in Congress for Rahul (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Voices are rising within the Congress for a larger role to Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Digvijay Singh Monday urging him to move to ... Read more...

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Bengal lacks democratic atmosphere, violence still on: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Lashing out at the Trinamool Congress-led government for alleged failure in controlling violence across West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Monday said that ... Read more...

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NDA to finalise nominee for vice president Monday


July 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here Monday to finalise its vice presidential candidate.The meeting comes two days after ruling ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to back NDA’s vice-presidential nominee


July 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll Aug 7, a party ... Read more...

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Rahul will play more pro-active role in Congress: Digvijay


July 15th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will be playing a more pro-active role in the party, senior leader Digvijay Singh said Sunday."I am sure that ... Read more...

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Khurshid on ‘cameo’, party and Rahul Gandhi


July 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Cornered on what he meant by "cameo", union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said he knew the word to mean "something brilliant, like a ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for UPA, supporting parties before presidential poll


July 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would host a lunch for MPs of the UPA and supporting parties a day before July 19 presidential polls, ... Read more...

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‘Sangma not representative of tribals’


July 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) A key tribal organisation Thursday slammed NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma for proclaiming himself a representative of the community and accused him of playing the ... Read more...

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Nitish may back Ansari as vice president (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) declares ... Read more...

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DMK calls meeting to discuss presidential polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) The DMK, which is part of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), has called a meeting of its MPs and legislators July 17 to discuss ... Read more...

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Decide on Trinamool alliance after presidential polls: Bengal Congress


July 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Indicating their desire to end the alliance with the Trinamool Congress, Congress leaders in West Bengal Monday requested the party high command to take a ... Read more...

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