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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda’s widow dead


July 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 19 (IANS) Matoshri Veenadevi Darda, widow of the late freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda, died here Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.She was 85 and is survived by ... Read more...

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I will win: Sangma (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Pakistan has stalled on punishing Mumbai suspects: Daily


July 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has "continued to stall on trying to punish" the Mumbai terror attack suspects, increasing Indian frustration, said a leading Pakistani daily following foreign secretaries' ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces prospect of string of PMs: daily


June 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan faces the prospect of having a series of prime ministers until the next election, warned a daily, adding that the legal process to evict ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM vows supremacy of parliament


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has vowed to ensure supremacy of parliament, strengthen democracy and hold free and fair elections."Powers to all institutions ... Read more...

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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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Chris Gayle recalled after high-level meeting


June 5th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), June 5 (IANS/CMC) The protracted standoff between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and beleaguered opener Chris Gayle ended with the selectors recalling the former captain to play in ... Read more...

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Manmohan must put foot down on Siachen: Pakistani daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A settlement on Siachen, the world's highest battleground, will have a positive effect on the overall relationship between Pakistan and India, said a leading daily ... Read more...

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Zardari trip good but should fetch results: Analysts


April 6th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India to pray at the Sufi shrine at Ajmer Sharif is quite significant, said analysts in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Former governor Govind Narain passes away


April 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Govind Narain, one of the last surviving Indian Civil Service (ICS) officers, who was the home secretary during the 1971 Bangladesh war, passed away Tuesday ... Read more...

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Mamata takes the limelight on Bengal budget day


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) It was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee all the way as her government presented its first full-fledged budget Friday. While the speech of Finance ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia sign treaty to tackle crime


March 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India and Malaysia Monday signed a treaty to provide mutual assistance in criminal matters that is expected to boost busting of international crimes and apprehending ... Read more...

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Another foreign visit for Dalai Lama - but not to Tibet


January 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 27 (IANS) The globetrotting Dalai Lama visited not less than 18 countries last year and the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism already has on the cards a ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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No chance of early elections in Pakistan: Gilani


December 31st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has dismissed any chance of early polls and said the general elections would be held after the country's parliament ... Read more...

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Yearend hope: India’s democracy is alive and well (Comment)


December 29th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
There is reason to hope that India will fare better in 2012. For one, much of the political storms have blown over - scams, Anna Hazare, et al. They ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India must prevent ‘tripping of nuclear wire’: daily


December 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Talks between Pakistan and India to avert conflict is a step in the right direction, said a daily while observing that "the criticality of arrangements to ... Read more...

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India, Japan to talk n-deal talks, currency swap (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India and Japan Wednesday will discuss the prospects of reviving civil nuclear cooperation negotiations and may sign a currency swap pact that could help ... Read more...

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India, Japan likely to ink currency swap accord


December 26th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India and Japan Wednesday are likely to ink a multi-billion dollar bilateral currency swap agreement that could help New Delhi stem the rupee's ... Read more...

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Why security for those who don’t deserve it, asks apex court


December 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday expressed concern over the taxpayers' money being spent on providing security to people who do not deserve it. "How much are we ... Read more...

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India, Nepal to sign accord to avoid double taxation


November 26th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India and Nepal will sign a new agreement for avoiding double taxation between the two countries when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee visits Kathmandu Sunday. ... Read more...

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Notice to centre on MPs facing criminal charges


November 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking fast tracking of trial of cases against 162 MPs ... Read more...

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Most CIS states sign free trade zone agreement


October 19th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
St Petersburg (Russia), Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The majority of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries have agreed to set up a free trade regime after two decades of ... Read more...

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Digvijay attacks Anna, BJP, Mayawati at one go


October 16th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Sunday simultaneously trained his guns at Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati as he ... Read more...

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Hu, Putin discuss bilateral cooperation, strategic tie-ups


October 12th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) President Hu Jintao and top legislator Wu Bangguo met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Wednesday in Beijing to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and strategic partnership ... Read more...

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Putin calls for closer economic ties with China


October 12th, 2011 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday gave a call for closer economic ties with China, saying the two countries share a lot of common interests, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Poverty has increased in India: Top Adviser


September 25th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The current debate over poverty, if Rs.32 a day is enough for a person, is misdirected and the government should answer why the numbers ... Read more...

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For four years, Putin refused to talk to Britain


September 9th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin refused to talk to British officials for over four years, after Britain accused him in late 2006 of causing the ... Read more...

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43 years, eight Lokpal bills, zero consensus


August 26th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's effort to have an anti-graft ombudsman in the form of a Lokpal institution may have caught national attention only now. But parliament has ... Read more...

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Battle hots up for Nepal PM’s post


August 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) The battle for Nepal's new prime minister hotted up Tuesday with the major parties stepping up negotiations after President Ram Baran Yadav gave them till Sunday ... Read more...

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P.C. Alexander, former Indira Gandhi aide, is dead (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) P.C. Alexander, the powerful former principal secretary to prime minister Indira Gandhi who also served Rajiv Gandhi briefly, died at a hospital here Wednesday morning, family ... Read more...

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P.C.Alexander, former aide to Indira Gandhi, dies (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) P.C. Alexander, who served as principal secretary to prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, died at a hospital here Wednesday morning, family sources said. He ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas victims to support Hazare’s campaign


August 8th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 8 (IANS) Five organisations representing the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster Monday announced they will firmly support social activist Anna Hazare's fight for a stringent anti-graft ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India aim to resolve border issues


July 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) India's Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said he had "very constructive talks" with his Bangladeshi counterpart to resolve border issues. Chidambaram's visit to Bangladesh took ... Read more...

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