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What does Obama find common with Jay-Z?


September 21st, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama says he has a "bond" with rapper Jay-Z, and there is something they share in common.Obama partied at the 40/40 Club ... Read more...

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Obama spends hours on his iPad at night


September 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Obama is said to stay up to three hours while browsing through the internet as well as watching sports while his wife retires to bed. Despite ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton fires up the Democrats for Obama


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) It was clearly Bill Clinton's day as the former president drew from the successes of his own presidency to make a strong case for the ... Read more...

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No coal block allocated during UPA-II regime: Jaiswal


August 27th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government has not allocated any coal block since 2009, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday, rejecting the allegation that coal blocks were allocated ... 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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Vice President Ansari welcomed by Rajya Sabha


August 13th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari was Monday welcomed by Rajya Sabha members as he attended the upper house as chairman for the first day ... Read more...

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I am delighted, says Ansari


August 7th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Re-elected vice president for the second term, Hamid Ansari Tuesday evening said he was delighted with the result and that he will work for the ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari was Tuesday re-elected India's vice president, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh.Lok Sabha Secretary General T.K. Vishwanathan, the returning officer ... Read more...

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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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Kurien likely to be Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After successfully managing the elections of the president and the vice president, the next challenge for the government is to get its candidate elected to ... Read more...

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Keeping immigrant families together is critical: Michelle


July 17th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS/EFE) US first lady Michelle Obama has argued on television that a second term for President Barack Obama is vital for moving forward with comprehensive immigration ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh as NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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UPA renominates Ansari for vice president (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari will be the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate in the vice presidential election, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced here Saturday.Making the ... Read more...

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Nitish may back Ansari as vice president (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) declares ... Read more...

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Nitish likely to support Ansari for vice president


July 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the ... Read more...

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BJP to field its own vice president candidate


July 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday it would field its own candidate for the post of vice president and would not support the ... Read more...

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Mamata asks youth to fight graft


June 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A day after terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... 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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DMK does not expect more ministerial berths: Karunanidhi (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday said his party does not expect any more ministerial berths in the union cabinet while underlining the party's support to ... Read more...

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We can’t spare Manmohan Singh, says Congress (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress cannot spare Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the party said Thursday, ruling out his candidature as president. The Congress also rejected former president ... Read more...

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Advani, Sushma’s absence at rally pre-decided, no rift: BJP (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj will not attend the key party rally in Mumbai Friday evening due to prior engagements, ... Read more...

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2014 polls on BJP’s mind, Yeddyurappa props Modi (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patches up and reconciles with its leaders -- with an eye to the general elections -- former Karnataka chief ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan to be sworn-in for second term as Maharashtra governor


May 5th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) K. Sankaranarayanan, who has been given a fresh term as Maharashtra governor by the president, will be sworn-in at a ceremony here Monday.Bombay High Court ... Read more...

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Narasimhan begins second term as Andhra Pradesh governor


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday was sworn-in as the governor of Andhra Pradesh for a second consecutive term.He has been given a five-year extension by President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Congress not afraid of presidential contest


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it did not fear a presidential contest and that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's remark that Vice President Hamid Ansari lacked ... Read more...

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Nawaz involved in corruption: Rehman Malik


April 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif was involved in corruption worth $32 million, Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin to host Obama fund raiser


April 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Gay singer Ricky Martin will host a fund raising event for US President Barack Obama to thank him for supporting the rights of homosexuals.The ... Read more...

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Jamia to confer honorary degree to UN chief


April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon."The University will hold a special convocation ... Read more...

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Four elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Four candidates, including two from Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the opposition Congress were declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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No information on any scam: Coal minister


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Even as opposition parties united against the government over an alleged coal mining scandal, which they termed as "mother of all scams", Coal Minister Sriprakash ... Read more...

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Super Tuesday seems to have lost its sheen


March 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The obvious fact in the race to the White House for the Republican candidates is that whoever comes out tops after the Super Tuesday will have a ... Read more...

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Expect good result for assembly polls: Gadkari


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With the assembly election results to be out next week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday said the party has done its ... Read more...

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Driverless tube trains for London


February 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Driverless tube trains should be introduced in the next few years to reduce the power of union bosses, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.Johnson wants to ... Read more...

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Kenya bars students from foreign competition


February 17th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) wants to bar school athletes from taking part in international competitions this year -- because they are scoring poorly academically.Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat said ... Read more...

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