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Eduardo Verastegui, an actor with a mission


September 20th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui says that he does not see his profession as a springboard to money and fame, but rather as a type of priesthood ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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Zakia seeks copy of SIT report on Gujarat riots


February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court-appointed SIT probing the 2002 Gujarat riots filed its final report, petitioner Zakia Jafri Thursday threatened to file a protest ... Read more...

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Kolkatans demand return of Bangla author Taslima Nasreen


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.23 (ANI): Human rights activists, poets and singers observed a 'Shameful Day' here and demanded the return of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.Interacting with mediapersons here on Monday, ... Read more...

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BJP pulls plug, Soren gets a week to prove majority (Fourth Lead)


May 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren, whose government was reduced to a minority Monday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formally withdrew support, has been asked by Governor ... Read more...

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Soren sails through trust vote amid RJD boycott (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Shibu Soren, heading a new coalition government in Jharkhand, Thursday comfortably won the trust vote in the assembly 45-26 with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ... Read more...

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RJD boycotts Jharkhand trust vote


January 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Thursday boycotted the trust vote of the Shibu Soren government in Jharkhand, blaming the Congress for tacitly allowing the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ... Read more...

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Local leadership in touch with JMM: Congress


December 24th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) With 25 seats, the Congress said Thursday its alliance with the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatanrik (JVM-P) had emerged with the largest numbers in the Jharkhand assembly poll ... Read more...

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Jharkhand poll result: Lalu upbeat, Nitish unhappy


December 24th, 2009 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly election results that threw up a fractured verdict Wednesday saw Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad in an upbeat mood while it upset ... Read more...

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Congress weighing its options on government formation in Jharkhand


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Having wrested the initiative to form the next government in Jharkhand by emerging as the single largest grouping in the state assembly along with its ally ... Read more...

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‘The American’ leading al Qaeda in Somalia awaits terrorism charges back home


September 5th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): The man who grew up in Daphne, Alabama, as Omar Hammami, but is now reported to be a member of al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab under the ... Read more...

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Prakash Karat says people voted back Congress for a stable government


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said the Congress party won the recently held general elections as a result of people's concern for ... Read more...

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CPI-M lost touch with ground reality, concedes Yechury


May 24th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has admitted that the party had "lost touch" with the ground reality in its bastions of West Bengal ... Read more...

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Mahant Gyandas statement on Ram Mandir triggers tension in Ayodhya


May 22nd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
Ayodhya, May 22 (ANI): The convener of the 'religion protection organization', Mahant Gyandas, has triggered a fresh controversy in Ayodhya by saying that the Ram temple will be built in the city.He ... Read more...

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Third Front meet cancelled, Left to discuss defeat


May 17th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A Third Front leaders' meet planned for Monday has been cancelled as the Lok Sabha election results have given a clear mandate to the Congress-led United ... Read more...

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India votes for stability, Manmohan PM again (Roundup)


May 16th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India Saturday delivered a resounding verdict for stability giving the ruling Congress-led coalition five more years to rule the world's largest democracy with economist Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Congress-led front sweeps polls in Kerala (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) swept the polls winning 16 of 20 seats in Kerala as the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) faced one of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh’s reassuring return for Obama administration


May 16th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya Washington, May 16 (IANS) The clarity of the electoral outcome in India and the return of Manmohan Singh as prime minister are bound to reassure the Obama administration ... Read more...

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PM invites support for ’secular’ government, Sonia thanks people (Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) With Sonia Gandhi content to stay in the background, a beaming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday invited all parties to support "a secular government". Clearly the ... Read more...

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PM asks parties to forget disputes for secular government


May 16th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called upon all political parties to forget their past disputes and help form a secular government. The prime minister said: "We have ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah willing to take up role in UPA government


May 16th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who is heading for victory in the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, said Saturday that he would be "happy" to take up any role ... Read more...

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`Lotus will not be allowed to bloom,’ says Paswan


May 15th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The "lotus will not be allowed to bloom" at the Centre at any cost, said Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan."We will not ... Read more...

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Karat invites Jayalalithaa for Third Front meeting


May 15th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat called All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Chief Jayalalithaa on Friday.Karat has invited Jayalalithaa for ... Read more...

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CPI confident of forming govt. at Centre: Raja


May 14th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday exuded confidence about the Third Front forming an alternative government at the Centre, and said the ... Read more...

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Karat says Third Front, BSP leaders to meet on May 18


May 13th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday that leaders of the Left and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would meet on May 18 to discuss ... Read more...

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Non-BJP, non-Congress parties to meet Monday (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Political parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet here May 18 to decide their future course of action, Communist Party ... Read more...

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No fissure in LJP, RJD and SP alliance: LJP


May 12th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): The LJP has rejected reports of any cracks in the Lok Janshakti Party, Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal coalition in UP and Bihar."We take ... Read more...

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UPA will form government, NDA will split: PM (Roundup)


May 11th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asserted Monday that all "possibilities" were open for alliances after the May 16 Lok Sabha election results. Predicting a split in the National Democratic ... Read more...

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No question of backing Left if it wants to take power: PM


May 11th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, May 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said there is no question of backing the Left if it wants to take power.Addressing a press conference here, he ... Read more...

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Alliances will be decided only after poll results: PM


May 11th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday that all possibilities of alliances for government formation at the centre will be known only after the counting of votes ... Read more...

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Left to join government if it has meaningful role: Buddhadeb


May 11th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The Left will join a government in which it can play a "meaningful role", Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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Communist leaders speak different voices on government formation


May 10th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Trichy (Tami Nadu) / New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): As the fifth and last phase of the parliamentary elections is round the corner, the Communist leaders are giving different indications over government ... Read more...

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Mulayam to adopt wait and watch policy


May 10th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday said his party will decide on which political combine to support only after the election results are out and ... Read more...

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CPI(M) indicates shift in its anti-Congress stand


May 9th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 9 (ANI): The CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday indicated a remarkable shift in his party's anti-Congress stand when he said, "after May 16 we will think" about ... Read more...

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Our allies will decide on Congress after polls: Karat (Lead)


May 9th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Appearing to soften his stand on allying with the Congress, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat has said that a decision on this ... Read more...

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