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Yeddyurappa hints at leaving BJP, decision only in December


September 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, battling a dozen cases of corruption, Friday indicated leaving the party but would decide on the step only in ... Read more...

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Russia seeks access to US ranch for kids


September 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian government has demanded from the US to allow Russian children rights ombudsman to visit a US ranch where troubled adoptees from Russia have been ... Read more...

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Russian priest assaults women in road rage


September 6th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Orthodox priest assaulted two women pensioners in a road rage in St. Petersburg, police said."I didn't expect he would hit me. The force ... Read more...

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Will Sonia’s combativeness revive Congress? (Comment)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
The aggressive streak exhibited by Sonia Gandhi first in parliament following L.K. Advani's description of the government as "illegitimate", which he later withdrew, and then during her address to Congress ... Read more...

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No-trust motion against Dhumal defeated in Himachal (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress sponsored no-confidence motion against the 56-month-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh was defeated in the state assembly Tuesday night.After over ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly takes up no-confidence motion


August 28th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday took up a no-confidence motion, moved by the opposition Congress, against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.Soon after question hour, ... Read more...

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Kristen Stewart dropped from Snow White movie Sequel


August 15th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shame has been downed on Kristen Stewart when it was reported that she will no longer appear as the main character in the upcoming film which ... Read more...

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Advani’s blog adds to BJP troubles in the state (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's honest assessment of his party's scandalous rule in Karnataka is a bitter pill to swallow for many of ... Read more...

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Carly Rae Jepsen announces album title and its release date


August 9th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fans of Carly Rae Jepsen need not worry anymore about singing her same hits on and on. Carly announced recently about releasing her new album ... Read more...

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US unwilling to comply with adoption laws: Russia


July 27th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has criticised the US over what it claimed was America's unwillingness to comply with recent Russian legislation on international adoption.Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Baby food safety turning Chinese to look for imports


July 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Afraid of a series of food safety scandals in the country, many Chinese parents have started importing baby formula food from overseas.According to China Daily, these ... Read more...

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Russian cops accused of filming prison sex


July 12th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police officers in western Russia's Sverdlovsk region are suspected of filming a detainee sodomising a fellow inmate instead of stopping the violence, officials said.The officers ... Read more...

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Caste equation scores over clean administration in Karnataka (News Analysis) (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's propensity to score self-goals has become legendary. Now it has shot itself, not in the foot but at what it flaunts ... Read more...

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Time magazine terms Manmohan Singh underachiever


July 8th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Time magazine has termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh an "underachiever", flaying him for not acting decisively when the country's economy was slowing.The magazine features ... Read more...

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Caste scores over clean administration in Karnataka (News Analysis)


July 8th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
From V. S. Karnic Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) dream of making Karnataka a launchpad to rule southern India is ending up as a sordid tale of ... Read more...

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Indiscipline plagues both BJP, Congress (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Congress are facing the same problem - indiscipline, and it seems this malaise will only worsen ... Read more...

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PIL demands probe against central ministers, makes Anna party


June 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) A Pune-based social activist Wednesday filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court demanding a probe against some central ministers for corruption, and ... Read more...

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Most Chinese wary about what they eat: Study


May 31st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Most Chinese are wary about what they eat because of the frequent exposure of contaminated food products, according to a study.A poll shows most people have ... Read more...

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Lazio captain Mauri arrested for match-fixing


May 28th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 28 (IANS) Lazio skipper Stefano Mauri was arrested Monday amid a widening investigation into match-fixing scandals in Italian football.According to the Italian football association, Mauri was among the ... Read more...

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Troubles galore as BJP enters final year of rule (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka's scandals-scarred, dissidence-riven Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completes four years of its maiden rule in the state next week, depending heavily on its troubled ... Read more...

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China saw 80 bn yuan in public donations in 2011


May 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) About 80 billion yuan ($12.6 billion) in public donations were made in China last year, a minister said Monday, citing a preliminary tally.Xinhua said the estimate ... Read more...

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Web celebrities banned from Chinese TV shows


April 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Chinese authorities have prohibited web celebrities and people involved in scandals from appearing as guests on TV shows.The ban has been imposed by the State Administration ... Read more...

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100 held in China for reprocessing waste oil


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 100 people have been arrested in China for reprocessing waste oil from restaurants and then selling them as new cooking oil, police said.Dumped animal fat ... Read more...

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Consumer confidence rises in Italy


March 27th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy's consumer confidence rose in March, defying tax hikes and other reforms that are expected to cut into paychecks in the euro zone's third-biggest economy.The confidence ... Read more...

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Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums


March 25th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Various teenagers in Britain are being locked up alongside potentially dangerous adults in mental hospitals following a crisis in health services for the young, the Daily ... Read more...

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Karnataka bypoll fallout: Test for BJP, hope for Congress (News Analysis)


March 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) defeat in the Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll Wednesday poses a difficult test for its national leaders - demonstrating that ... Read more...

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Tension time for BJP ahead of Karnataka bypoll


March 17th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) A tense waiting period has begun for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka ahead of Sunday's byelection to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat ... Read more...

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Scarlett’s vulnerable feelings


March 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson felt vulnerable after her nude photos were leaked online last September.She took the pictures for her then husband Ryan Reynolds and she admits ... Read more...

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A million convictions in China last year


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Chinese courts convicted 1.05 million people last year in their drive to punish crimes and safeguard stability, 4.4 percent more than in 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Mayawati quits, warns against SP’s hooliganism (Third Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was likely to witness a wave of hooliganism as the Samajwadi Party (SP) had been voted back to power in the state, outgoing ... Read more...

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China launches national drug complaints centre


February 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China opened a national centre to receive complaints on pharmaceuticals, health food products, cosmetics and catering.The centre handles reports of wrong-doings during research, development, production, distribution ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa drops demand for chief minister post, finally


February 27th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday dropped his demand for re-instatement, in a relief to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) torn by ... Read more...

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Bebeto joins Brazil’s organising committee for 2014 World Cup


February 18th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Amidst widespread rumours of Ricardo Teixeira stepping down as president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF), soccer legend Bebeto was named in Brazil's ... Read more...

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BJP plans morality lessons for Karnataka lawmakers


February 14th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) Faced with its ministers and lawmakers getting involved in various scandals in Karnataka, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to give them lessons in ... Read more...

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BJP makes Karnataka turf for scandals and self-goals


February 10th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be turning Karnataka from its 'gateway to the south' into its playground for scandals and self-goals. As of ... Read more...

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