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Congress faces opposition from allies over crucial decisions


December 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Already battling opposition attacks over the price rise and its handling of corruption scandals, the Congress-led government has been buffeted by some of its ... Read more...

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Eliminate death penalty, says Pope


December 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday appealed to politicians to eliminate capital punishment, saying it is a violation of human dignity.Speaking at the the Vatican to international ... Read more...

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Pataudi was always a vocal critic of BCCI


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Despite being a part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi never minced words when ... Read more...

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ICC to discuss India’s reservations on UDRS


September 21st, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Wednesday said the world cricket body would discuss India's reservations on the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) next ... Read more...

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Ramdev ends fast, battlelines remain drawn (Intro Roundup)


June 12th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/Kolkata/New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) After nine days of protest, Baba Ramdev Sunday finally ended his anti-graft fast, but vowed to pursue his campaign. The government and the ruling ... Read more...

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Ramdev ends fast, battlelines remain drawn (Roundup)


June 12th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday finally ended his nine-day fast against corruption and vowed to pursue his campaign. But the Congress still denounced him as ... Read more...

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Maulana opposed to stone throwing killed in Srinagar (Third Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) Prominent Kashmiri religious leader Maulana Showkat Shah, a trenchant critic of last year's stone throwing youngsters, was killed here Friday when a powerful bomb exploded outside ... Read more...

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Maulana who opposed stone-pelting - and died for it


April 8th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Maulana Showkat Shah, who was killed just ahead of Friday prayers in Srinagar, was the Kashmir Valley's most vocal critic of stone pelting protests ... Read more...

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Taseer’s killer must be punished: Musharraf


January 16th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Condemning the killing of Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the killer must be punished."The assassination of Taseer was wrong and ... Read more...

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Taseer’s killer was declared security risk in 2004


January 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan's Punjab province governor Salman Taseer's assassin continued to be deployed in security squad of high-profile people, including President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Governor Taseer’s assassin produced before terrorism court


January 6th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was Thursday presented before Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) under tight security in nearby Rawalpindi.A magistrate Wednesday had remanded ... Read more...

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Police complaint filed in Taseer killing case


January 5th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Pakistan police registered a complaint Wednesday in connection with the killing of Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, a media report said.According to Geo News, the complaint was ... Read more...

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Body of Pakistani governor laid to rest (Second Lead)


January 5th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) The body of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer was Wednesday laid to rest with national honours at the Cavalry Ground in Pakistan's Lahore city.Earlier, funeral prayers were ... Read more...

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Punjab governor, critic of Islamist militancy, killed by guard (Second Lead)


January 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, a vocal critic of Islamist militancy in Pakistan and a confidant of President Asif Ali Zardari, was shot dead in a posh area ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader stuns party over GM crops


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 2 (IANS) Deviating from his party's stand, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member S. Ramachandran Pillai staunchly supported GM crops at an agriculture seminar here. Pillai, who inaugurated the ... Read more...

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US cables criticise Sonia Gandhi, Karat: WikiLeaks


December 17th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US diplomats in India accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of failing to show "principled leadership" and called Marxist leader Prakash Karat an "extortionist", embassy cables leaked by ... Read more...

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India should not have hosted Games, says Aiyar (Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the Commonwealth Games, still insists that India should not have hosted the ... Read more...

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Aiyar insists Games should not have been held


October 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress MP and former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, the most vocal critic of the just ended Commonwealth Games, still insists India should have never hosted ... Read more...

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Delhi is left with rich legacy, says Fennell (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell Thursday complimented the organisers for hosting a "outstanding" and "exceptional" Games and said "Delhi is left with rich legacy"."Today we bring ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for India only after Games: Fennell


October 9th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Michael Fennell doesn't want to jump the gun, he wants to wait till the Delhi Games are over before giving India the ... Read more...

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Bedi was an ordinary bowler: Muralitharan


July 28th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka's legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan Wednesday hit back at his most vocal critic Bishan Singh Bedi for the first time, terming the former India captain an "ordinary" ... Read more...

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Howard hits Zimbabwe hurdle in bid to become ICC vice president


April 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 21 (ANI): Zimbabwe is trying to convince fellow council members that the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard lacks appropriate support to bid for the vice-presidency of the International Cricket ... Read more...

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Sarfraz Nawaz slaps PCB chief Ijaz with defamation suit


April 20th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz Tuesday filed a defamation suit against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt. Sarfraz, a vocal critic of the PCB, was miffed ... Read more...

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‘Zardari tampered with evidence of Benazir assassination’


December 26th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 26 (IANS) A close relative of slain Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto has accused her widower President Asif Ali Zardari of tampering with evidence relating to the assassination. Mumtaz Bhutto, ... Read more...

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Windies players to make themselves available for Oz tour, says Bravo


October 6th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Oct.6 (ANI): West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has said that all star players of the West Indies will make themselves available for national duty soon.Speaking from his home in Trinidad, Bravo ... Read more...

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Buchanan will complicate things for England, says Warne


June 12th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Former Australian spin wizard Shane Warne has taken a swipe at his former coach John Buchanan saying that his presence in the England team will create more chances ... Read more...

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Jindal slams Obama, but says America will overcome (Lead)


February 25th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal, who may challenge President Barack Obama in 2012, has expressed doubts that the new Democratic president can rescue Americans from the economic ... Read more...

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Venezuela orders US envoy to leave


September 12th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (RIA Novosti) Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has asked the US ambassador to leave the country within 72 hours, in what he called an act of solidarity with neighbour ... Read more...

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Venezuela accuses US of sponsoring plan to kill Chavez


September 12th, 2008 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 12 (DPA) The Venezuelan government Thursday accused the US of sponsoring a plan to assassinate President Hugo Chavez, hours after he ordered an investigation into a military conspiracy to overthrow ... Read more...

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Rescheduled monsoon session to be held in September(Lead)


August 5th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Liz Mathew New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The monsoon session of parliament, earlier expected to begin Aug 11, will now be convened in the second of week of September, according to Parliamentary ... Read more...

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No further slash in fuel subsidies: Malaysia


June 7th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (IANS) Malaysia will not turn back on its decision to reduce subsidies on fuel, but there would be no further reduction, a minister said as the government, bracing ... Read more...

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Activists to fast demanding release of Binayak Sen


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Hundreds of human rights activists will begin a ten-day fast from June 16 demanding the immediate release of public health expert and activist Dr. Binayak Sen, a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s Highways Minister killed in bomb blast


April 6th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Apr.6 (ANI): At least 11 people, including a senior Sri Lankan government minister, were killed in a suicide bombing near Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Sunday. Highways Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle ... Read more...

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Musharraf blamed for Australia’s pullout of Pakistan tour


March 13th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, March 13 (IANS) Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has blamed President Pervez Musharraf for Australia's move to put off its tour of Pakistan, saying the nation was paying the price for backing ... Read more...

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