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President calls BJP leaders over seating at I-Day reception


August 16th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday called senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after they expressed their displeasure over seating arrangements during the Independence Day 'At ... Read more...

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Don’t draw unwarranted conclusions, PM tells rating agencies


August 11th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday took international rating agencies to task for cutting India's growth forecast and asserted that the fundamentals of the economy ... Read more...

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GTA members sworn in; Shinde, Mamata assure support


August 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 4 (IANS) As the newly-elected members of the Gorkha Territorial Administration were sworn in Saturday, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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Mamta demands withdrawal of fuel price hike


July 25th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday threatened to hit the streets if the centre did not withdraw its decision to hike petrol and diesel ... Read more...

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Happiest day of my life: Pranab’s elder sister


July 25th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 25 (IANS) "Happy, happy, happy. I'm endlessly happy", said Annapurna Banerjee as she sat here glued to the TV set watching her younger brother Pranab ... Read more...

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Three Metro stations to close for two hours Wednesday


July 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Commuter services at three Delhi Metro stations - Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Khan Market - will be suspended from two hours Wednesday due ... Read more...

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Half-day in government offices around Parliament House


July 24th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government offices around the Parliament House will remain shut during the first half of Wednesday in view of the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Pranab avoided going to school, says elder sister


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kirnahar (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) As a child, President-elect Pranab Mukherjee did not like to go to school but liked to play a priest, his elder sister Annapurna ... Read more...

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Mamata telephones Pranab to congratulate him, to attend swearing-in


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday telephoned Pranab Mukherjee, who is slated to become India's 13th president, to congratulate him ... Read more...

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Mamata withdraws Trinamool candidates from GTA polls


July 21st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday pulled out all Trinamool Congress candidates from the July 29 polls to the Darjeeling Hill governing panel, a move that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops senior minister Sengottaiyan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday decided to drop senior minister K.A. Sengottaiyan and induct Thoppu N.D.Venkatachalam into her cabinet.According to a ... Read more...

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Committed to ‘one country, two systems’, says China


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 1 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has said that the Chinese government remains committed to the principles of "one country, two systems", "Hong Kong people administering Hong ... Read more...

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No foreigners at Egypt president’s inauguration


June 29th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no foreign guests at his inauguration ceremony.Morsi will be inaugurated Saturday in Cairo."I was categorically against ... Read more...

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Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar sworn-in as J&K; chief justice


June 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was sworn-in as the new chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here Friday.Governor N.N. Vohra administered the oath of ... Read more...

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Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes MP


June 5th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became the first active sportsperson to become a member of the Indian parliament. The batsman, who is currently nominated for the Bharat ... Read more...

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Aung San Suu Kyi takes oath in Myanmar parliament (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 2 (IANS) Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose party swept last month's by-elections, was sworn in as a member of Myanmar's parliament Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the ... Read more...

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Blame game over delay faced by new Bengal judges (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of seven new judges of the Calcutta High Court had to be deferred by several hours Monday, leading to a blame game ... Read more...

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New judges made to wait for Mamata’s signature to take oath


April 9th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of seven new judges of the Calcutta High Court had to be deferred by several hours Monday as West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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UPA to meet thrice a week to decide parliament strategy


March 21st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress may have finally woken up to the need to improve its floor management in parliament and has decided to meet with allies ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy sworn in as cabinet minister (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister and is expected to replace party MP Dinesh Trivedi, who had ... Read more...

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Sukhbir’s stamp all over Badal government (Punjab Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) In the last nearly five years, no one was ever in doubt that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal considered son Sukhbir Singh Badal as ... Read more...

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Congress sets out to woo SP, Mulayam in no hurry


March 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Thursday saw the political stock of Mulayam Singh Yadav soaring once again. One one hand while the wrestler-turned-politician got his son Akhilesh Yadav sworn in ... Read more...

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Akhilesh takes over, shunts out Mayawati loyalists (Evening Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Within an hour of taking over as the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister, promising "change in two days", Akhilesh Yadav Thursday overhauled the state bureaucracy ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav becomes UP’s youngest chief minister (Third Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Nine days after his Samajwadi Party (SP) won a thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was Thursday sworn in as the 33rd chief minister ... Read more...

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Lucknow gets set for Akhilesh Yadav’s swearing in ceremony


March 14th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) The grounds were being spruced up, the guesthouses were booked and the dignitaries had started trickling in... the stage was set Wednesday for the swearing ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa deputes two MPs to attend Badal’s swearing-in


March 10th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa has deputed two of her party MPs to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s innings at office begins with chaos at swearing in


March 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Elected to power on the plank of good governance and promise of administrative performance, newly-elected Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his cabinet Friday had their swearing-in ... Read more...

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Himachal Lokayukta will be strengthened, says new chief


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) An effective Lokayukta system would be shortly put in place in Himachal Pradesh, the state's new Lokayukta Justice (retd) L.S. Panta said here Friday."The office ... Read more...

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Outgoing Yemen president heads to US for medical treatment


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Jan 23 (IANS) Yemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country for medical treatment in the US, the president's press secretary said.Saleh left the Sana'a international airport ... Read more...

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Kiran Reddy inducts two ministers, drops one (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday carried out a minor reshuffle of his cabinet, inducting two legislators from the erstwhile Praja Rajyam ... Read more...

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Two PRP leaders sworn in as Andhra ministers


January 19th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet was expanded Thursday with the induction of two legislators from the erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), which merged with the ruling ... Read more...

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