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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea against tainted MPs


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the government to recommend to the president to suspend 154 members of Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Jews support demand for recognition of Hinduism in Belgium


November 27th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 27 (ANI): In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Jews have come out in support of Hindus in their demand for recognition of Hinduism in Belgium.Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed wants Belgium to recognize Hinduism


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 22 (ANI): Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has asked Belgium to recognize Hinduism.Belgian government reportedly accords "recognized" status to Catholicism, Protestantism (including evangelicals and Pentecostals), Anglicanism, Orthodox (Greek and ... Read more...

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Bookie information: ICC rejects accusations of wanting to reveal players’ identity


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Oct. 22 (ANI): The International Cricket Council rejects accusations that it has ever or would ever reveal the identity of a player or anyone else who contacts the Anti-Corruption and Security ... Read more...

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Eunuchs burn effigy of Asaram Bapu


January 19th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu seems to have provoked the ire of the third sex. Eunuchs in Ahmedabad took to the streets here Monday protesting against what they termed ... Read more...

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Multi-party democracy has worked, give voice to women: PM


January 5th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's journey to a multi-party democracy has been marked with "stresses and strains" but it has worked, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while making a ... Read more...

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PM wants more ‘meaningful voice’ for women in politics


January 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Mobilising the "vast latent capabilities of our women" was imperative to democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while advocating a a more meaningful voice ... Read more...

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Oz PM angers Muslims with his `right to leave’ remark


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Dec.2 (ANI): Muslim representative bodies across the world, and particularly in Australia, have reacted angrily to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's `adjust or leave Australia' remark, saying the comment ... Read more...

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Sugarcane farmers up in arms against price policy


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 2 (IANS) After expressing dissatisfaction with the Mayawati government's announcement of a hike of Rs.25 per quintal in the price of sugarcane, the four million sugarcane farmers of Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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South African court gives inheritance to Muslim widows


July 19th, 2009 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) In a landmark judgement, a South African court has ruled that Muslim widows in polygamous marriages are entitled to a proportional share of their husbands' estates.An ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora vows to bring Sri Lanka to its knees


May 19th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 19 (IANS) The end of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) simply marks the beginning of a new phase in their struggle for independence, the Canadian Tamil ... Read more...

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Supreme Court dismisses plea to make voting compulsory


April 17th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a lawsuit that wanted to make voting by all eligible voters compulsory in elections for various legislative bodies. A bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Inc backs Hasina’s ‘charter of change’


January 2nd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) Captains of Bangladesh's trade and industry have hailed Sheikh Hasina's poll victory this week and want her to promote private sector for more jobs and higher exports.Leaders of ... Read more...

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Women reservation bill to be passed in a year: Somnath


June 8th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, June 8 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sunday expressed hope that the Women Reservation Bill would be passed during his tenure only which will end next year.Chatterjee ... Read more...

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Cabinet sanctions Rs.37.8 bn on minority-dominated districts


March 27th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Indian government has set aside Rs.37.8 billion in the Eleventh Five year Plan for the development of 90 districts where religious minorities are concentrated. "The Cabinet ... Read more...

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Israel issues global terror warning amid Hezbollah threat


February 15th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Jerusalem, Feb 15 (Xinhua) The Israeli Counter Terrorism Bureau has issued a worldwide travel advisory, warning Israelis against possible abduction attempts abroad in the wake of the assassination of Hezbollah commander Imad ... Read more...

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