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India’s S. Rajan re-elected to UN sea body


June 7th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 7 (IANS) In a keenly contested election, India's candidate Dr. S. Rajan, has been re-elected to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) for ... Read more...

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China must strengthen public diplomacy: expert


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) China urgently needs to carry out more effective public diplomacy if it is to overcome the misunderstandings, prejudice and suspicions people in other countries have toward ... Read more...

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India not ready for a new climate regime


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) Terming pressure from rich nations to take legally binding emission cuts as "rumours", India Saturday reiterated that it is not ready to accept a new climate ... Read more...

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India wins election to UN panel on racial discrimination


December 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India's nominee Dilip Lahiri has been re-elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for a three year term, ... Read more...

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When a table, ceiling fan, cycle are banned near Bengal poll booths


April 18th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Sipping coconut water while standing outside a polling station, sitting under a ceiling fan or even using a table inside a poll booth can get banned ... Read more...

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EC meets political parties to explain new instructions for forthcoming elections


March 9th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Election Commission of India held a session for the representatives of all national parties and recognized state parties of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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Election Commission to discuss paid news at all-party meet today


October 4th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Amid concern over the alarming proportion of paid news in the Indian media and the growing use of money power in polls, the Election Commission will hold ... Read more...

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Chidambaram, Pranab to be part of all-party delegation visiting Kashmir


September 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Congress Party has decided to send Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as part of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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All-party delegation to visit Kashmir on Monday


September 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): An all-party delegation will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to assess the ground situation in the state.According to sources, the delegation would offer an opportunity ... Read more...

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India big player at Cancun climate change summit: Mexico


August 17th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India, one of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries, will play an important role in the process of arriving at a consensus at ... Read more...

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Belgium calls on India, Pakistan, Israel to join NPT


May 7th, 2010 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 7 (IANS) Belgium has called on India, Pakistan and Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to bring their nuclear posture "fully in line" with the treaty. Werner ... Read more...

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Promising the moon, BJP seeks chance to rule Haryana


September 29th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election manifesto for Harayana assembly polls that was released Tuesday has promises for all sections of the society, while the party urged ... Read more...

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Migration to richer states inevitable: Official


July 14th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Equating the flow of migrants into Goa with Punjab, which attracts hordes of farm labourers from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, a member of the Commission on Centre-State ... Read more...

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Women groups seek dialogue to end northeast’s insurgencies


June 13th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Several women's groups working in the northeast Saturday called upon the educated women in the region to come together and pressurize the government into "sincere dialogue" with ... Read more...

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Minorities & Roma not effectively involved in European Parliament elections, Hindus assert


June 2nd, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have criticized the European Union (EU) and its various bodies for not making enough outreach to minority and Roma communities and other vulnerable populations for participation in the upcoming June 4-7 ... Read more...

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Nuclear powers support review of treaty on disarmament


May 16th, 2009 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 16 (DPA) The world's five recognised nuclear powers Friday endorsed the review of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), stressing the importance of nuclear disarmament and treaty's obligations. The US, ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of general elections 2009 (Lead Factfile)


May 12th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The fifth and final round of the 2009 general elections is scheduled for May 13. Here are some facts about the poll to be held across ... Read more...

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Proliferation of political parties, money power a concern: former CEC


April 21st, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A day after retiring as Chief Election Commissioner, N. Gopalaswami Tuesday said that the large proliferation of political parties as well as the use of money power ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee terms ‘Third Front’ a drama


April 16th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr 16 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday compared the newly-formed 'Third Front' with a drama, saying it was a conglomeration of some State parties in search of a ... Read more...

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First phase of general elections 2009 (Factfile)


April 15th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The staggered 15th Lok Sabha elections begin Thursday. Here are some facts about the first of the five phases of the polls in which 17 states ... Read more...

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Congress open to post-poll alliances to retain power


April 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Congress, which has pre-poll alliances in eight states across the country for the coming general elections, is open to post-poll alliances to remain in power ... Read more...

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Poll panel allots Doordarshan, AIR time to parties for campaign


March 20th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Like in the last general elections, political parties will be given time on state-run Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) to speak about their ideology in ... Read more...

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State funding of polls still a far cry


March 16th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta and Darshan Desai New Delhi/Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections are just a month away, but state funding of polls, regarded by many as the perfect pill ... Read more...

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India, Paks conflicting claims over Sir Creek, may lead to loss lose of natural resources for both


February 16th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16 (ANI): India and Pakistan could lose a lot in terms of the Sir Creeks unexplored natural resources, due to the conflicting claims they are planning to file in ... Read more...

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Political parties make key poll-related suggestions to Election Commission


February 3rd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Leaders of several political parties told the three- member Election Commission on Tuesday to ensure a level playing field to smaller parties during the forthcoming general ... Read more...

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EC to hold consultations with Chief Secretaries, DGP of all states, UTs


January 19th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): The Election Commission of India, as part of its exercise for preparation for the general election 2009, will hold a series of reviews and consultation processes ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir election factsheet


November 16th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Factsheet on assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, where polling in the first phase is on Monday:Polling dates: Nov 17, 23, 30, Dec 7, 13, 17 and ... Read more...

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Prez campaign donor explosion mostly from securities,investments industry: NYT


October 21st, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.21 (ANI): A New York Times analysis of donors who have handed over cheques of 25,000 dollars or more to the fund-raising committees of the Obama and McCain campaigns, ... Read more...

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Election Commission calls all party meet over J-K issue on Sep. 8


September 2nd, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 2 (ANI): The Election Commission today decided to convene a meeting of political parties in New Delhi on September 8 to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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India’s river island, hill trains vie for World Heritage List


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) River island Majuli, in the Brahmaputra in Assam, and the Mountain Railways of India are part of 34 cultural properties, which will be considered for inclusion into ... Read more...

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Hillary opens another front in Democratic battle


May 29th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 29 (IANS) With a never say die attitude, Hillary Clinton has opened another front in the Democratic presidential nomination battle ahead of a crucial party meeting Saturday on ... Read more...

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First phase of Karnataka polls: Facts at Glance


May 9th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Following are the key facts related to the first phase of Assembly elections in Karnataka: (1)Number of Assembly constituencies going on poll: 89 (2) Number of districts going ... Read more...

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