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Mumbai Metro accident: One killed, 11 injured (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) One person was killed and 11 others were injured when a slab of a staircase of an under-construction Metro railway station collapsed here Tuesday, officials said."One ... Read more...

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Ambedkar memorial work to be speeded up, says PM


August 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday led a delegation of prominent Dalits and Mumbaikars to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to expedite the process of ... Read more...

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Sack Maharashtra home minister: BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil for his alleged failure to maintain law and order ... Read more...

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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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Lech Walesa wishes success to Mitt Romney


July 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Poland Lech Walesa had invited Mitt Romney to visit him during his foreign tour of the UK. Romney ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders congratulate Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Political leaders and industrialists in Maharashtra congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential poll and wished him the best in his tenure in ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray in hospital for angioplasty


July 20th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital here Friday morning for an angioplasty procedure, party officials said.He was accompanied by ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray to undergo angioplasty Friday


July 20th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who has been suffering from chest pains the past one week, will undergo an angioplasty in Bandra's Lilavati Hospital ... Read more...

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‘BJP not to sever ties with Shiv Sena over Pranab’


June 20th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Terming Shiv Sena's support to Pranab Mukherjee for the president's post as "unfortunate", Maharashtra's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Sudhir Mungantiwar ruled out any possibility ... Read more...

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RPI workers demand Mumbai mill land for Ambedkar memorial


June 12th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), June 12 (IANS) Republican Party of India (RPI) workers continued their agitation here for the second consecutive day Tuesday to press for their demand to hand over ... Read more...

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Politicians encouraging slums for vote banks: Raj Thackeray


June 7th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday blamed politicians and vested interests for encouraging slums in Mumbai to create vote banks."Slums do not crop up ... Read more...

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Armenian president dissolves government


May 31st, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Thursday signed a decree to dissolve government following the election of a new parliament. The dissolution followed the first session of ... Read more...

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Shutdown near-total in Mumbai, most of Maharashtra (Second lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against rising prices and inflation called by opposition parties paralysed life in large parts of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with public transport ... Read more...

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We must have right to disagree in democracy: JD-U MP


May 13th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A day after a cartoon featuring B.R. Ambedkar was withdrawn following uproar in the parliament, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Shivanand Tiwari Sunday said taking away ... Read more...

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NCERT advisor’s office ransacked over cartoon


May 12th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 12 (IANS) Republican Party of India activists ransacked the office of an NCERT advisor, Suhas Palshikar, here Saturday, a day after he resigned in the wake of ... Read more...

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With three wins Romney inches closer to nomination


May 9th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Mitt Romney inched closer to secure Republican party's nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in November with victories in three party primaries in Indiana, North ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray roots for Mumbai again


May 7th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Strongly advocating the cause of Mumbai, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has reiterated his demand for the centre to plough back a portion of the ... Read more...

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Ambedkar memorial: Dalit activists attempt to storm legislature


March 15th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Protesting the delay by the centre in handing over land for constructing a memorial to B.R. Ambedkar, the Republican Party of India Thursday staged a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government will be under pressure in budget session


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Spurred by its win in the recent civic elections, an aggressive opposition plans to take on the ruling Democratic Front (DF) on a wide range ... Read more...

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Rick Santorum wins Kansas caucuses, Romney takes Wyoming


March 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won a convincing victory in the Kansas caucuses on Saturday in the race to become the U.S. Republican presidential candidate. Front-runner Mitt ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena’s Sunil Prabhu is new Mumbai mayor


March 9th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) The Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu was Friday elected the new mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, India's richest and biggest civic body.Prabhu, 42, defeated Congress nominee Sunil ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin wants some answers on why Obama contacted Sandra Fluke’s parents


March 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he has contacted the parents of Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin came out with ... Read more...

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MNS offers unconditional support to Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI in Thane


March 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), March 6 (IANS) In a surprise political development, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday offered 'unconditional' support to the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance in ... Read more...

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Dalit party threat to recapture Indu Mills land


March 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The Republican Party of India (RPI) Tuesday threatened to 'capture' the Indu Mills land in Dadar if the central government does not take steps to ... Read more...

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Counting begins in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for Goa's 40-member assembly began at two counting centres at 8 a.m. Tuesday.Joint Chief Electoral Officer N.S. Navti said counting in Panaji ... Read more...

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Thane BJP corporator goes missing


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, March 3 (IANS) Days before the election of the mayor here, a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) corporator has gone missing with her family, police said Saturday.Suhasini Lokhande, who represented ... Read more...

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75 percent voting in Goa (Fourth Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) More than seven lakh people voted in Goa Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.Election Commission officials said the North Goa district with 23 seats reported ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Goa


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Polling for the single phase Goa assembly elections began Saturday at 8 a.m.The total electorate numbering 10,26,306 (men 5,11,111, women 5,15,195) will seal the ... Read more...

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BJP eyeing Nashik mayor’s post with MNS support


February 24th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday it was not averse to allying with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to stake claim to the ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls; MNS gains (Intro Roundup)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance Friday came up trumps in elections to the Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations, while the Raj ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls; MNS gains (Roundup)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance Friday came up trumps in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations elections, while the Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Sena-BJP combine triumph in Mumbai, Thane civic polls, MNS gains (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance came up trumps in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporation elections, results of which were announced here Friday.Though the alliance fell short ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Congress ties up with Dalit party


January 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Congress has joined hands with a Dalit party, Bharatiya Republican Party-Bahujan Mahasangh (BRPBM), ahead of the next month's civic and zila parishad polls in ... Read more...

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Thackeray’s birthday gift - two rallies


January 12th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) In what is described as a 'birthday gift' by his partymen, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray will address two election rallies during the forthcoming Zilla ... Read more...

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MNS, SP to contest all BMC seats


January 9th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) As other political parties continued to squabble over seat-sharing, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samajwadi Party Monday announced their decision to contest all 227 ... Read more...

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