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Obama plays China card against Romney


September 18th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) With just 50 days to go for what is expected to be a close presidential race, President Barack Obama played the China card against his Republican ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Pranab’s election in apex court (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president of India, and claimed Mukherjee held an office of profit ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Mukherjee’s election


August 21st, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president saying he held an office of profit while filing his ... 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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Result satisfying, NDA intact: Jaswant Singh


August 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who lost the vice presidential race to incumbent Hamid Ansari Tuesday, said he was satisfied with the result which showed ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... 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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Sangma dodges questions on daughter’s vote in presidential polls


July 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday dodged questions on whom his daughter and central minister Agatha Sangma would vote for in the July 19 election."The ... Read more...

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Time terms Manmohan an underachiever (Second Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Time magazine in a harsh critique of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has termed him an "underachiever" - one who "seems unable to control his ... Read more...

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Time calls Manmohan an underachiever (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who as India's finance minister in 1991 ushered in reforms that liberalized the economy, has been termed by Time magazine ... Read more...

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Obama slightly ahead of Romney in poll of polls


July 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has a slight 3-point advantage over likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a new poll of polls averaging three recent national surveys ... Read more...

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‘P.A. Sangma does not represent tribals’


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday rejected presidential candidate P.A. Samgma's claim of representing all tribals of India.Talking to reporters in the Press Club ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool rift decided our stand: Karat


June 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The widening rift between the Congress and Trinamool Congress made the CPI-M back Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race, party general secretary Prakash Karat said ... Read more...

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Sonia thanks non-UPA parties for support to Pranab (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed happiness that Pranab Mukherjee emerged not only the unanimous choice of the United Progressive Alliance as presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Pranab da called, but didn’t ask for support: Advani


June 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani revealed Monday that Pranab Mukherjee had called him soon after his candidature for the president's post ... Read more...

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Presidential run-up more damaging for BJP than Congress (Comment)


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The convoluted course which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) followed before choosing Purno Sangma as its presidential candidate has not only exposed the fissures at its top but may have ... Read more...

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‘Sangma’s resignation act of frustration’


June 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and Congress leader Mukul Manda Sangma Thursday termed the resignation of presidential candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma from his ... Read more...

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BJP backs Sangma, allies differ (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Even as its allies differed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday went ahead and announced it will back former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma ... Read more...

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I’m very much in presidential race: Sangma


June 21st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced its support to P.A. Sangma for the presidential poll, the former Lok Sabha speaker said ... Read more...

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BJP backs Sangma for presidential election (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced its support to former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the presidential election.The BJP said it would ... Read more...

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Kalam hails Mamata’s leadership qualities, honesty


June 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A day after opting out of the presidential race, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday lavished praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, extolling ... Read more...

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Jethmalani to make up his mind by weekend


June 19th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ram Jethmalani Tuesday said he will "take a final call" on contesting the presidential election by the weekend.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Sangma will support Pranab: NCP


June 19th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The NCP Tuesday expressed confidence that party leader P.A. Sangma will ultimately support UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.Ahead of a NCP meeting Thursday, National ... Read more...

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Sangma appeals for NCP support


June 17th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Sunday dismissed reports of backing out of the presidential race and appealed to his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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Jethmalani may join presidential race


June 16th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani Saturday opposed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the July 19 ... 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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Congress leader denies contacting Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed Friday denied contacting former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to persuade him to back out of the presidential race, after Congress ... Read more...

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I’m very much in the presidential race: Sangma


June 14th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker and Nationalist Congress Party leader P. Sangma Thursday said he was very much in the race for the president's post."I'm still ... Read more...

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Mulayam keeps Congress guessing on presidential race (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide who to back in the presidential race only after knowing the candidates ... Read more...

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Sangma pushes himself for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma, whose name has been proposed for president by the AIADMK and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Tuesday ... Read more...

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Mulayam holds presidential cards close to his chest


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) While all eyes are on Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of India's presidential election, mum is the word in his camp. The Samajwadi Party chief is ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP mum on presidential race


May 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked people not to speculate on who the next president will be, both the Congress and Bharatiya ... Read more...

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France votes in crucial presidential run-off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French people are voting in a crucial run-off in the country's presidential polls Sunday that could see a Socialist win for the first time since ... Read more...

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11 Egyptians killed by assailants during protest in Cairo


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven people were killed on Wednesday after sit-in supporters of former Salafist presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail were attacked outside Egypt's Defense Ministry, officials said ... Read more...

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