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London doctor leading terror group in Syria


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A 28-year-old doctor from London, reportedly on two years' leave from his post, has been leading a terror group in Syria, according to The Sun.The doctor, ... Read more...

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India-educated Vietnamese may get ASEAN’s top job


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh, an alumnus of India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, may become the ASEAN's next secretary-general, according to reports here.Vietnamese foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Pranab a great political scholar: Amartya Sen


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Terming President-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the greatest "political scholars" of the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday said he was extremely happy both ... Read more...

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India has got a very able president: Somnath


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Terming president-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Sunday said the country has ... 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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Happy Rahul has agreed to proactive role: Digvijay


July 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who has consistently proposed that Rahul Gandhi take on a more stellar role in the party and government, said Thursday he ... Read more...

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Rahul says he’s ready for ‘more proactive role’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government" but the final ... Read more...

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Yahoo taps former Google executive as CEO


July 17th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) Yahoo Monday announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, to be its president and chief executive officer (CEO), reported Xinhua. ... Read more...

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Midnight drama, deals in battle for AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) It was midnight drama, intrigue and last-minute deal-making at the Chinese-built new building of the African Union as rival camps upped the stakes for the ... Read more...

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Spartak owner rules himself out of Russian FA job


June 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun Wednesday ruled himself out of the vacant job as the head of the Russian Football Union (RFU).Fedun, 56, is a ... Read more...

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Will talk to Mamata if necessary, says Pranab


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, who has time and again sent feelers to Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee to back him, Saturday said there was no ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign June 26 (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Noting that his four-decade-long involvement in party politics was coming to an end, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday announced he would quit as finance ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) In an obvious reference to the Trinamool Congress, United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that except one, all parties which are ... Read more...

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Ready to leave government if unwanted: Trinamool (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Monday described as "untrue" reports that its central government ministers have handed over their resignation letters to party chief Mamata Banerjee, but ... Read more...

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Had no other option but support Pranab: SP


June 16th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Hours after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced support for Pranab Mukherjee as president, party general secretary and MP Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said his ... Read more...

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Game not over yet, won’t say anything about Mulayam: Mamata (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Smarting after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's political somersault, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday remained firm on supporting A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for ... Read more...

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Kalam’s name adds mischief to presidential poll: Karunanidhi


June 15th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Maintaining that the DMK would support the Congress-backed candidate for the president's post, its chief M. Karunanidhi Friday said the suggestion of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's ... Read more...

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No differences in UPA on presidential choice: Congress


June 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday denied any differences among the United progressive Alliance partners over a candidate for the presidential poll, but did not ... Read more...

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Gen Bikram Singh is Indian Army chief


May 31st, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Gen Bikram Singh, an infantry officer, Thursday took over as the 27th Indian Army chief from Gen V.K. Singh, who retired from service after a ... Read more...

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No vindictiveness in show cause notice: Army chief (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There was no vindictiveness in issuing a showcause notice to an officer who is in line to succeed the Indian Army chief-designate, incumbent Gen. V.K. ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party’s next goal: Mulayam as PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Just over two months after Akhilesh Yadav took over the reins of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party seems to have fast-tracked its campaign to pitch ... 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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Minefield of controversies lie in next army chief’s way (Comment)


April 15th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
When Lt Gen Bikram Singh takes over as India's 27th army chief on May 31, he will be the first ever to be elevated to the force's top job under ... Read more...

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World Bank needs reform: Colombian candidate


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank needs to be reformed to reflect the rising of emerging countries and to serve for their needs, said Jose Antonio Ocampo, one ... Read more...

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Bahuguna downplays Rawat’s dissent (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Downplaying party leader Harish Rawat's displeasure over his selection, Uttarakhand Chief Minister designate Vijay Bahuguna Tuesday said it was the Congress party's internal matter ... Read more...

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Parkash Singh Badal set to again be Punjab chief minister (Lead)


March 8th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Setting aside speculation over the leadership issue, the Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday unanimously elected Parkash Singh Badal to be the party's legislature party leader. Badal ... Read more...

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‘Parkash Singh Badal to be chief minister’


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday said that his father, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, will continue in the top job after the ... Read more...

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MindTree elevates co-founder Subroto Bagchi as chairman


February 29th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) IT and product engineering services firm MindTree Wednesday elected co-founder Subroto Bagchi as chairman of the board of directors effective from April 1 in place of ... Read more...

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Hospitality industry hobbled by land costs, taxes, delays: CII


February 12th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) High real estate costs, lack of any tax incentive and bureaucratic hurdles are huge problems for the growth of the hospitality industry that is one ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Whatmore, Rhodes are contenders for Pakistan coach: Ashraf


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 29 (IANS) Despite interim-coach Mohsin Khan showing interest in taking over as chief coach, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has named Australian Dav Whatmore and former ... Read more...

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Indian American named to top job in Maryland


August 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A leading Indian American entrepreneur, Rajan Natarajan has been named deputy secretary of state for policy and external affairs in Maryland state.Natarajan, 51, was appointed to ... Read more...

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Amarinder attacks Akalis over Punjab police chief


July 9th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Friday said the state's police chief who is tipped to contest assembly elections in the state ... Read more...

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Why Omar should focus on progress, not Congress (Kashmir Newsletter)


June 14th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasized that he will not have to give up his chair in favour of the coalition partner, ... Read more...

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Scotching rumours, Omar says he’ll stay chief minister


June 11th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah says he'll remain in the top job for the full six years, scotching rumours that the post would ... Read more...

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No Indian assurance to Lagarde on IMF top job bid (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday did not give any assurance of support to visiting French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for her bid to head the International Monetary ... Read more...

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