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Toll in Nigeria village massacres touches 90


July 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jos (Nigeria), July 9 (IANS) At least 90 people have been killed in attacks on villages in Nigeria's Plateau state, security sources said Monday.The attacks took place in villages in ... Read more...

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Restaurant owner dies after Obama visit


July 7th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 70-year-old owner of a restaurant in the US state of Ohio died shortly after President Barack Obama stopped at her place for breakfast, ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad invites Morsi to non-aligned meet in Iran


July 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has invited Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, to a summit of Non-Aligned countries to be held in Tehran Aug 29.It ... Read more...

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Nieto claims Mexico presidency win


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, July 3 (IANS) Institutional Revolutionary Party's Enrique Pena Nieto has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential elections, the Prensa latina news agency reported."I assume with emotion, great commitment, and full ... Read more...

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Meghalaya’s UDP to support Sangma in presidential poll


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) The United Democratic Party, a part of Meghalaya's Congress-led coalition government, Monday decided to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July ... Read more...

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Patnaik accuses Pranab of buying support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee of buying support of parties by doling out large sums ... Read more...

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President’s office should not be sought after: Pranab (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Kick-starting his presidential campaign from Tamil Nadu, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday that the office of president must not be sought ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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Sangma plays tribal card to garner support from northeast


June 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Playing the tribal card, former Lok Sabha speaker and NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Saturday appealed to politicians in the mostly Congress-ruled northeastern states - ... Read more...

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Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region may not currently be witnessing protests for separate statehood but the ongoing consultations by the Congress leadership in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Agatha Sangma skips third event in 10 days to avoid media


June 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) For the third time in 10 days, Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma skipped an event Saturday, apparently to avoid media scrutiny ... Read more...

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Indian MPs go to Yale to learn leadership issues


June 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Eleven Indian parliamentarians from seven national and regional parties are here for interactions with senior US government officials and thought leaders as part of a ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to join hands against terror


June 27th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In the wake of the arrest of an Indian accused in the 26/11 attack and disclosures about his links with Pakistani terrorists, India Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Rahul should join government: Krishna


June 27th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It was "necessary" for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to come into the government, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday."I am one of ... Read more...

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Krishna’s Pakistan visit deferred, secretary-level talks next week (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With the Indian presidential elections scheduled for July 19 and the ongoing political churn in Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, which ... Read more...

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Gakari asks party functionaries, allies to exercise restraint


June 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Amid signs of uneasiness in the party over Janata Dal-United's divergent stand in the presidential polls and remarks of its leaders on NDA's prime ... Read more...

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India congratulates Egypt’s president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Monday congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, who won an historic election Sunday, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and a senior leader ... Read more...

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US, EU greet Egyptian president-elect on his win (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Brussels, June 25 (IANS) The US and European Union (EU) have greeted the Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party over his win in the presidential election of which ... Read more...

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AGP to support Sangma in Presidential poll


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's regional party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma for the presidential elections, ... 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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Mubarak in coma but not clinically dead (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 20 (IANS) Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing protesters, has gone into coma and put on life support, but was ... Read more...

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MIM chief Owaisi meets Jagan in jail


June 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) In a significant development, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president and Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi called on YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena pitches in for Pranab Mukherjee for president (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) In a major boost to the ruling United Progressive Alliance, a key opposition alliance partner, the Shiv Sena Tuesday announced full and unconditional support to ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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Pranab miles ahead as NDA squabbles (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two days after the UPA chose Pranab Mukherjee for presidency, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was divided Sunday over the presidential elections. But former ... Read more...

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Will seek support of all concerned: Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday reiterated he would seek "the support of all concerned" in his journey to the country's highest ... Read more...

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DMK does not expect more ministerial berths: Karunanidhi (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday said his party does not expect any more ministerial berths in the union cabinet while underlining the party's support to ... Read more...

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Kalam’s name adds mischief to presidential poll: Karunanidhi


June 15th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Maintaining that the DMK would support the Congress-backed candidate for the president's post, its chief M. Karunanidhi Friday said the suggestion of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's ... Read more...

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Congratulations Pranab Da, tweets Omar Abdullah


June 15th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Within minutes of the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being the ruling UPA's presidential candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated ... Read more...

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UPA names Pranab as presidential candidate (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was Friday evening named the UPA candidate for next month's presidential elections.Congress president Sonia Gandhi made the formal announcement after ... Read more...

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‘No rift between Samajwadi Party and Trinamool’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Scotching speculation of a rift between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Trinamool Congress, SP general secretary Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said both the parties ... Read more...

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BJP to send Swamy as emissary to Mulayam


June 15th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential elections, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is sending Subramanian Swamy as an emissary to Samajwadi Paryy (SP) chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Wait for formal announcement on presidential candidate: Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Amid strong media speculation about the presidential candidates, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, considered a front runner for the top post, Friday said that "a ... Read more...

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Will decide on Sangma after consultations: Advani


June 15th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Friday he had discussed with AIDMK leader J. Jayalalithaa about former Lok Sabha speaker P. Sangma, ... Read more...

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NDA to wait for UPA’s announcement on presidential poll: Advani


June 15th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is closely watching the developments on the presidential elections and will wait for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ... Read more...

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