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Biography, Middle-East & Kalam on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)


July 7th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The book cart this week is rejuvenating and serious. Flip through with IANS...1.Book: "Nani A. Palkiwala: A Life"; Written by M.V. Kamath; Published by ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Trinamool scores in civic polls, loses near Nandigram


June 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, bagging four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Mexican rock band Molotov takes up social issues


May 11th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican rock band Molotov, known for taking overtly political stances on social issues in its songs, says it now prefers to seek more subtle and ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for anti-government protests


April 30th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria to call off troops


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities should "make the first step" towards restoring peace in the country by pulling troops and tanks out of rebellious cities and towns, Russian ... Read more...

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Iran increasing lethal aid to Syria: US daily


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Iran is increasing its aid, especially lethal assistance, to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his crackdown on opposition forces, a US daily has said.Three unnamed US ... Read more...

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Putin to win polls in first round: Exit poll


March 5th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin got 58.3 percent of the vote at Sunday's presidential elections in Russia which was enough for victory, a state-run exit ... Read more...

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Russia votes as Putin seeks Kremlin return (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russians voted Sunday to elect a president for the fifth time in the nation's post-Soviet history, with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin bidding to return to ... Read more...

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Russian opposition needs two years to challenge Putin


January 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition in Russia will only be able to put forward a presidential candidate popular enough to challenge Vladimir Putin "in one and half or ... Read more...

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Russian protest movement to continue, say experts


December 25th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protest activity in Russia was not slowing down as sceptics had predicted, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is increasingly becoming the target of popular fury, ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Moscow demanding fresh vote


December 25th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 29,000 protesters rallied in Moscow Saturday to demand new parliamentary elections in Russia.A long line of metal detectors were set up on the streets ... Read more...

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Gorbachev urges Russia election re-run


December 24th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for a re-run of Russia's disputed parliamentary elections.In an interview with the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, Gorbachev said ... Read more...

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Putin wants webcams for presidential polls


December 15th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday suggested installing webcams at polling stations to avoid dissent at the presidential elections in March.Putin dismissed as minor the ... Read more...

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`Occupiers’ get advice from Bill Clinton


November 8th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) As the wildly spreading leaderless Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed entered its 52nd day, it received some "sympathy" and a bit of advice from ... Read more...

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US nuclear safety experts to visit India


November 5th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Amid rising concerns over atomic safety in India in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, a team from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission ... Read more...

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ growing bigger by the day (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) As a protest movement against corporate America grows bigger by the day, Citigroup's Indian American CEO Vikram Pandit thinks the sentiments of the Occupy Wall Street ... Read more...

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Anti Kudankulam power plant team to meet CM


September 21st, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Members of the movement against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday in Chennai and urge her ... Read more...

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Behold India’s unfolding democratic revolution (Comment)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
A unique revolution is unfolding across India. No matter what is the immediate outcome of this popular upsurge, triggered by the inspiring determination of a 74-year-old man's refusal to eat food ... Read more...

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US blames wrong reporting for tiff over Hazare


August 18th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The United States blamed "some extremely inaccurate reporting out of India" for Indians taking umbrage over its stand on social activist Anna Hazare's protest and said ... Read more...

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Team Anna versus government: Information warfare hots up


August 16th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A full-blown information warfare has broken out between Team Anna and the government, with both sides deploying social media tools, SMS and e-mail campaigns ... Read more...

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Bengal Left Front stir against fuel hike July 4-11


June 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) West Bengal's main opposition Left Front would July 4-11 launch a protest movement across the state demanding a rollback of the latest fuel price hike, ... Read more...

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Yemen witnesses anti-Saleh protests, people seek his immediate departure


April 25th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Yemen Sunday against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, with the biggest demonstrations staged in the capital Sana'a.Protesters ... Read more...

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Yemeni leader Saleh ready to step down within 30 days


April 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Saana, Apr 24 (ANI): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally agreed to step down within 30 days, and hand over power to his deputy on the condition of being given immunity ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Syria despite Assad’s reform assurance


April 17th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 17 (ANI): Syrian protestors are continuing with their protests against the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad despite his assurances of bringing an end to the country's 48-year-old emergency law ... Read more...

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Egypt court orders dissolution of Mubarak’s ex-ruling party


April 17th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 17 (ANI): An Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of the country's former ruling party led by ousted President Hosni Mubarak, and the confiscation of its assets.The move, which indicate ... Read more...

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Mubarak arrested in his bed after heart collapse


April 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Apr. 14 (ANI): Egyptian prosecutors arrested ousted President Hosni Mubarak while he was in his bed last night on charges of alleged corruption and abuse of power during his 30-year ... Read more...

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Yemeni President ready to hand over power, but only to “safe hands”


March 26th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Mar 26 (ANI): Amid huge protests across the country over his removal from power, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said that he is ready to give up his position only ... Read more...

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Yemeni President left isolated following officials’ resignation over killing of protestors


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Mar 21 (ANI): Senior Yemeni officials have resigned to protest against the killing of 52 protesters who were demanding the resignation of the country's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Thousands of protestors ... Read more...

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Muslims demand 20 percent reservation


March 7th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarnagar, Mar.7 (ANI): Hundreds of Muslims have staged a massive demonstration in Muzaffarnagar demanding 20 percent reservation for the community in every field.Mutthida Mahaj, a Muslim leader, said that apart from the ... Read more...

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Egyptian PM resigns under opposition pressure


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), Mar. 3 (ANI): Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force officer, has resigned, meeting a key demand of the opposition protest movement.Shafiq was named as the country's ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels stocking up on Soviet-era arms to deal with Gaddafi’s militia


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Mar. 2 (ANI): Rebel forces controlling eastern Libya are reportedly getting more organized and better armed with each passing day.They are receiving a crash course on armed rebellion, and know ... Read more...

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Libya to see more anti-Gaddafi demonstrations


February 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 25 (IANS/AKI) Anti-government protesters in Libya are due to hold a series of mass demonstrations Friday in an attempt to end the 41-year rule of authoritarian leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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US envoy to China ‘flees scene’ after being spotted at ‘Jasmine Revolution’ rally


February 24th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 24(ANI): The United States Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, was caught on tape at an anti-government protest in Beijing, but quickly left the scene after someone in the crowd noticed ... Read more...

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