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Kejriwal calls for protests outside PM’s, BJP chief’s residences


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Charging the Congress and the BJP with looting the country through the allocation of coal blocks, activist and former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal ... Read more...

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Puerto Ricans reject constitutional changes


August 21st, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constitution to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also ... Read more...

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Team Anna will realise responsibilities, compulsions: Soni


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Welcoming Team Anna members' decision to end their fast, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said their move to form a political alternative ... Read more...

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Team Anna to call off fast Friday, proposes ‘political alternative’


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team members Thursday announced they were calling off their indefinite fast against corruption at 5 p.m. Friday and said they ... Read more...

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Cities named ‘Dull’ and ‘Boring’ also set to pair up


June 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boring, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US town named Boring has voted in favor of pairing with the Scottish village of Dull, situated in Perthshire.Boring, situated in the state of Oregon, is ... Read more...

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Merkel advises Greek referendum on euro membership


May 19th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 19 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested to Greek President Karolos Papoulias to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the Eurozone during parliamentary polls, RIA ... Read more...

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Civic poll loss not a referendum on me: Dikhit (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday took "full responsibility" for the Congress defeat in the civic polls, but said the verdict was not a ... Read more...

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India should support referendum for Tamil Eelam: Karunanidhi


April 18th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said India should take up efforts in the United Nations for holding a referendum in Sri ... Read more...

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Syria sets May 7 for parliamentary polls


March 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Parliamentary elections in Syria will take place May 7, President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday.The elections will be the first under the country's new constitution, which ... Read more...

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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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`Sweden not bound to eurozone despite joining EU pact’


February 1st, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 1 (IANS) Sweden would not be bound to the eurozone although it has agreed to join EU fiscal pact, said Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt."It is the condition Sweden ... Read more...

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UN urges Sudan, South Sudan to resolve issues


January 30th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Jan 30 (IANS) The United Nations has urged Sudan and its new neighbour South Sudan to resolve all outstanding issues threatening peace and security between them, Xinhua ... Read more...

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A Britsh queen stops Australia from being great: Former PM


December 17th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II is stopping Australia from becoming a great country, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has said."The fact is that Australia can only be ... Read more...

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New Greek government wins confidence vote


November 17th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The new Greek coalition government led by Lucas Papademos has won the confidence vote in parliament.The government comprises the country's two leading parties -- the ... Read more...

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New government sworn in Greece


November 11th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's new coalition government, led by former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos, was sworn in Friday.The ceremony, led by Hieronymos II, the Archbishop ... Read more...

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Lucas Papademos named new Greek prime minister


November 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, was named the new Greek prime minister Thursday, BBC reported.Papademos will replace George Papandreou, who announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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EU urges Greece to reaffirm reform commitment


November 8th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece could receive a blocked bailout instalment, the sixth tranche worth 8 billion euros ($11 billion), if the nation's incoming government reaffirms its commitment on ... Read more...

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Huge support for Jan Lokpal bill in Sonia’s constituency


November 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption (IAC), headed by Anna Hazare, Saturday claimed "massive support" for the Jan Lokpal bill in Congress president Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary ... Read more...

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Greek PM wins crucial confidence vote (Second Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived Saturday a crucial parliamentary confidence vote, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 153 lawmakers, including all MPs from Papandreou's parliamentary faction ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects Greek PM’s coalition government proposal (Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) The Greek opposition Saturday refused to join the new coalition government under Prime Minister Papandreou's leadership and called on him to resign, RIA Novosti reported.Earlier, the ... Read more...

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Euro referendum needless, says Greek finance minister


November 4th, 2011 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 4 (IANS) Greece is ready to send European partners a clear message that there is no need to hold a referendum on the European Union (EU) bailout package ... Read more...

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Pope urges G-20 to resolve economic crisis


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has urged the world's most industrialised countries to resolve the problems that has plunged much of the globe into an economic crisis.Leaders ... Read more...

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Bhushan attacker warns Anna of ‘traitors’


October 27th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The man who had assaulted Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan earlier this month wrote to Anna Hazare Thursday asking him to be cautious of ... Read more...

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One by-poll no referendum on my government: PM


October 18th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) One by-election result could not be seen as a reflection of the performance of the government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday."One by-election cannot be ... Read more...

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Hisar verdict referendum on Jan Lokpal bill: Kejriwal


October 17th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) The Congress should learn its lesson from its devastating defeat in the Hisar parliamentary bypoll, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Monday, terming ... Read more...

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Hazare begins vow of silence Sunday


October 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Oct 15 (IANS) Anna Hazare will go on a 'maun vrat' - vow of silence - from Sunday for an indefinite period due to medical reasons, ... Read more...

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Kashmir integral part of India, says Kejriwal


October 14th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Clarifying Team Anna's stand on Prashant Bhushan's statement on Jammu and Kashmir, Arvind Kejriwal Friday said Kashmir was an integral part of India and ... Read more...

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Attacks pre-planned, claims Kejriwal


October 14th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The attacks on senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan and other Team Anna members were "pre-planned" and plotted by those involved in corruption, claimed Arvind Kejriwal, ... Read more...

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Before assault, attacker wrote letter to Bhushan


October 14th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The attacker who bashed up lawyer Prashant Bhushan had written a letter to him hours before the assault, asking him to change his stand on ... Read more...

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Anna supporters bashed up by Ram Sene activists


October 13th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Activists of right-wing group Sri Ram Sene Thursday assaulted supporters of Anna Hazare outside the Patiala House courts complex, police said. Team Anna supporters had ... Read more...

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We’re treating Hisar as a referendum: Kejriwal


October 9th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 9 (IANS) Team Anna is treating the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election as a referendum on the Jan Lokpal bill, its senior leader Arvind Kejriwal said here ... Read more...

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Congress approached Anna: Kejriwal


October 9th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 9 (IANS) Activist Arvind Kejriwal Sunday claimed the Congress has been approaching Anna Hazare to seek an end to the ongoing tussle between the two sides ... Read more...

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Will Dalai Lama reverses 600-year-old tradition? (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 25 (IANS) Is Tibetan spiritual leader going to create another history of sorts by reversing the more than 600-year-old tradition of following the lineage of the Dalai Lama?Political ... Read more...

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Spanish Senate approves constitutional cap on deficit


September 8th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Senate has approved a constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring budgetary stability.Members of both chambers will now have until Sep 22 to request a referendum on ... Read more...

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