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Manmohan returns after Tehran visit


August 31st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Friday after a four-day visit to Tehran during which he attended the 16h summit meeting of the Non-Aligned ... 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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Pranab will be a wise president: Dikshit


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With his years of experience, Pranab Mukherjee will be "one of the wisest presidents", Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Sunday."I think he will ... Read more...

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Pawar steps down as ICC president, Issac takes over


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) India's Sharad Pawar stepped down as the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and was replaced by New Zealander Alan Issac.Isaac, the former chairman ... Read more...

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‘Make aspiring presidents declare assets’


June 19th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Ahead of the July 19 presidential election, a think tank Tuesday said presidential candidates should be asked to declare their assets.The National Election Watch (NEW) ... Read more...

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Zardari, Ahmadinejad reach China for Shanghai summit


June 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan and Iran, Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tuesday arrived in Beijing to attend the Beijing summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ... Read more...

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SCO summit convenes in Beijing


June 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leadership summit convened here Tuesday with President Hu Jintao scheduled to meet 10 heads of state visiting China for the ... Read more...

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Advani, Sushma’s absence at rally pre-decided, no rift: BJP (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj will not attend the key party rally in Mumbai Friday evening due to prior engagements, ... Read more...

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Congress says BJP is divided


May 25th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Congress attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday, saying it looked a splintered group."Looked from a distance, the BJP presents the spectacle of ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit drought-hit areas in Maharashtra


April 26th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrives here Friday on a two-day visit to Maharashtra during which he will visit some drought-hit regions, a party office ... Read more...

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Realtors to discuss crises plaguing building industry


March 26th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the crises plaguing the realty sector, top real estate corporate and builders from all over India shall converge here Wednesday to brainstorm and find ... Read more...

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Chinese, South Korean presidents meet on ties


March 26th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak here Monday to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concern.The two leaders met on the ... Read more...

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Obama calls Karzai, reaffirms transition by 2014


March 17th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called up his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai Friday to discuss the process of transition to Afghan-led security while reaffirming its timetable ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai talk on Afghan situation


March 9th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday held a videoconference with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and discussed security issues in Afghanistan, the White House said.White House ... Read more...

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Mila Kunis to play Jacqueline Kennedy?


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Actress Mila Kunis might essay the role of Jacqueline Kennedy in a new movie.The actress is in talks to feature as the wife of the ... Read more...

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I’m soaring like condor after surgery: Chavez


March 1st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he was "soaring like a condor" after undergoing surgery in Cuba."I send you all my neverending love. ... Read more...

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Will battle terror together: Zardari


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to fight terrorism together, said President Asif Ali Zardari Friday, after a trilateral summit here.The leaders of Pakistan, Iran and ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey to make big screen comeback?


February 17th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey might make her big screen comeback soon -- 14 years after she was last seen in a movie.Winfrey, who ... Read more...

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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran will meet here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation and seeks peace and stability.President Mahmoud ... Read more...

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PBS to air documentary about Clinton Lewinsky affair


February 15th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US President Bill Clinton nearly lost his presidency when his administration was rocked by the Monica Lewinsky scandal. When the story of the affair first broke, ... Read more...

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Big B to attend Bihar Diwas


February 7th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) The government has invited Amitabh Bachchan and other actors of Bihar origin for Bihar Diwas centenary celebration in March.It marks the day when the British ... Read more...

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Obama assures to bring jobs back to US


January 15th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama has reiterated his call to make the government more efficient and assist companies to bring jobs back to the US from abroad."Right ... Read more...

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Democracy is the best system: Dalai Lama


January 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 11 (IANS) Stating that democracy was the best political system, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said "a country belongs to the people, not ... Read more...

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Consumer act to be amended for faster case disposal


December 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The government Friday introduced a bill to amend the Consumer Protection Act with a view to widening its scope and facilitating faster disposal of cases.Consumer ... Read more...

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Lyle Lovett performs at the White House


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Country music singer Lyle Lovett was among several other stars who performed at the White House as part of the “In Performance at the White House Concert.” ... Read more...

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DiCaprio wanted to gain weight for biopic


November 5th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is all set to play J. Edgar Hoover, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), says he wanted to put on ... Read more...

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Manmohan leaves for home after UN trip


September 26th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here for Frankfurt Monday on his way home after a hectic five-day visit to attend the 66th session of ... Read more...

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Zardari returns after China visit


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has returned to Pakistan after a three-day visit to Urumqi in Xingiang province of China and Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.Zardari attended ... Read more...

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After six decades, Congress veteran wants to quit


July 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Ranoj Basu, a permanent secretary at the Congress headquarters since the days of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951, wants to call it a day.The 85-year-old ... Read more...

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Tibetans hail Dalai Lama-Obama meet


July 17th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 17 (IANS) Tibetan exiles are upbeat that US President ignored Chinese warnings and met their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama -- for a second time since February 2010."The ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle likely Tuesday


July 11th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The long-awaited cabinet reshuffle is likely to be held Tuesday evening, informed sources said. Though there is no official announcement yet, the reshuffle is ... Read more...

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Mauritius, Fiji presidents invited for Bihar Diwas


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) The Bihar government has invited the presidents of Mauritius, Suriname and Fiji for Bihar Diwas centenary celebration in 2012. It marks the day when the British ... Read more...

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Anthony treasures honey beer gifted by Michelle Obama


June 28th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Marc Anthony treasures the unique honey beer gifted to him by US first lady Michelle Obama.Anthony was gifted a beer brewed at the White ... Read more...

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ICC may scrap rotational policy for president’s post


June 6th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to scrap the rotation policy for appointing presidents, a media report said Monday."The ICC is planning a significant change ... Read more...

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Russia, US to have three-year multiple entry visa soon


May 28th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the US will soon agree on three-year multiple entry visas, US Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle said Friday.At their meeting Thursday, Russian ... Read more...

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