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Indian, Pakistani officials discuss women’s issues


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Officials from India and Pakistan have met in New York on the sidelines of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to ... Read more...

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar aks Maoists to shun violence


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Art of Living founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sunday appealed to the Maoists to shun violence and join in the country's development."I appeal ... Read more...

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Free education for children in Israel


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 9 (IANS) Israeli children, aged above three, will now be able to get free eduction after the government approved an amendment in an existing law.Following a debate in ... Read more...

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‘Uttar Pradesh needs drastic steps to auto-correct immune system’


November 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Former chief secretary Atul Gupta Saturday compared Uttar Pradesh to the human body system, saying that the state's "immune system has weakened", thereby affecting the ... Read more...

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Running for presidency with Putin counterproductive: Medvedev


June 20th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that running for presidency simultaneously with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2012 elections would be counterproductive."Together with Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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Obama appeals against violence in Egypt


January 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has reiterated his appeal to the protesters on Egyptian streets to restrain from violence in the mass protests being staged to demand stepping ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal to launch awareness campaign


November 14th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 14 (IANS) Punjab's sacked finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a nephew of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Sunday announced the launch of a "Jago Punjab Yatra" to create awareness on ... Read more...

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India’s long political tradition needs impetus: Ramachandra Guha


October 26th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Author and historian Ramachandra Guha Monday said that India has been lucky to have a long, high-quality political tradition but more needs to be done to ... Read more...

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Communist Party of China sets agenda for five years (Roundup)


October 18th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Monday vowed to make vigorous efforts to promote political restructuring and said measures would be taken to improve living standards across ... Read more...

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Chinese Communist Party to promote political restructuring


October 18th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Monday vowed to make vigorous efforts to promote political restructuring and said great impetus would be given to economic reforms.The ... Read more...

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Kamat’s remarks on Nehru, Bandodkar create new row


August 17th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has triggered a major controversy here by blaming first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and state's first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar for the ... Read more...

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Four in 10 Chinese feel corruption, public discontent most to blame for social uncertainties


July 9th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Most Chinese polled in a recent survey believe widespread corruption and public discontent are to blame for social uncertainties in the country. The poll, launched by a ... Read more...

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Vested interests and musclemen rule khap panchayats: Swami Agnivesh


June 20th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Calling honour killings diabolical, social activist and former Haryana minister Swami Agnivesh says khap panchayats must end violence unleashed in the name of ancestral lineage. ... Read more...

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Decision on N.Waziristan offensive rests with Kayani : Gilani


May 30th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the decision on launching a military offence in the restive North Waziristan rests with Chief of Army Staff General ... Read more...

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Coin release heralds Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations


May 10th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A commemorative coin to mark the beginning of the yearlong 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was released by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Pak FIA in trouble for ‘double standards’ over Lollywood starlet Meera


January 19th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.19 (ANI): Letting controversial actress Meera escape the hands of law has landed Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in trouble, as a petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court ... Read more...

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Now Tata Tea asks public to stand up against corruption


August 25th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) After asking the public to "Jaago Re" or wake up and register themselves for voting, tea major Tata Tea is urging the people to fight corruption ... Read more...

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New US amendment asks Pak to reform its counter terrorism policies


June 11th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new US amendment moved in the Congress, asks Pakistan to reform its counter terrorism policies to thwart threats by the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.The amendment also stresses ... Read more...

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Deputy Chief Minister Stalin still No.3 in Tamil Nadu government


May 30th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) M.K. Stalin has been named Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister but in terms of ministerial hierarchy, he has been officially ranked as number three - after his ... Read more...

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Heir apparent Stalin is deputy chief minister in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


May 29th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) M.K. Stalin, the popular younger son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, was Friday named deputy chief minister in a clear signal that he would get to ... Read more...

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Malaysian premier unveils new cabinet line-up


April 9th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (DPA) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Thursday announced a new cabinet line-up of 28 ministers and 40 deputy ministers who he said represented the government's focus on reforms ... Read more...

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Thatcher owed her success to Denis Healey


March 22nd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 22 (ANI): A former Conservative leader has claimed that Margaret Thatcher would not have survived as Prime Minister, had former Labour chancellor Denis Healey not paved way for 1976 ... Read more...

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Nepal cabinet approves ordinances on investment board and SEZ


January 29th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 29 (ANI): Nepal Cabinet has promulgated two ordinances, one on forming the investment board and another on Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Nepalnews quoted government spokesperson and the Minister for Information ... Read more...

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Afghan-Pakistan tribal assembly opens talks on Taliban violence


October 27th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (DPA) A meeting of Pakistani and Afghan political and tribal leaders started Monday against the backdrop of the recent strategy shift by the US allies to bring ... Read more...

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Govt to release commemorative coins in honour of Annadurai


September 14th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 14 (ANI): The Government of India has decided to release commemorative coins in honour of social reformer and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru Annadurai, during the ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to UPA Government’’s trust vote


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The trust vote win secured by the UPA Government on Tuesday night has evoked mixed reactions from various quarters. While Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said: "I''m ... Read more...

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Women scavengers make new beginning, join mainstream


July 15th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) For Usha Chaumar, a former woman scavenger who now lives a life of respect and sells home-made pickles for a living rather than carry human excreta, the ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch sanitation university for health, hygiene studies


July 15th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Taking his initiative to promote environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy and human rights a step ahead, Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, is planning to set ... Read more...

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Vietnam’s reformer ex-premier Kiet dies at 85


June 11th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Hanoi, June 11 (DPA) Former Vietnamese Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, who led the communist country in privatising its economy and opening its foreign relations to the West during the 1990s, died ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM extends talks offer to militants


March 29th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, March 29 (DPA) Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani Saturday called upon the pro-Taliban militants in the country's tribal areas to lay down arms and hold talks with the ... Read more...

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Judiciary has right to interpret laws: Mukherjee


February 24th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee smoothened the feathers of the Indian judiciary here Sunday by granting that it has the right to interpret the laws framed by ... Read more...

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