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‘Only’ Rahul Gandhi Will Become PM, Says Congress

‘Only’ Rahul Gandhi Will Become PM, Says Congress

NEW DELHI – Amid a renewed debate over the Congress prime ministerial candidate, the party on Tuesday expressed confidence that “only” Rahul Gandhi will become the prime minister and take the country forward. “All the workers and leaders of Congress wish from the core of their heart that Rahul Gandhi becomes prime minister of the […]

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India, China Split On BRICS Bank Proposal

India, China Split On BRICS Bank Proposal

DURBAN – The idea of starting a bank was first mooted by BRICS countries during the New Delhi summit. The bank will cater to the infrastructural needs of the members of the group which accounts for 43% of the world’s population. The bank and the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) provide a solid basis for greater […]

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I Am Proud Of Kargil Operation, Says ex-Pakistan General Musharraf

I Am Proud Of Kargil Operation, Says ex-Pakistan General Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said he was “proud of the Kargil operation”, during which Pakistani troops had crossed the line of control (LoC) and occupied positions on the Indian side in 1999. Musharraf made the remarks when he was asked about criticism of his role in the Kargil issue at […]

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Mulayam Yadav Eyes Delhi As Kingmaker In 2014

Mulayam Yadav Eyes Delhi As Kingmaker In 2014

NEW DELHI – Amidst speculation that his party might withdraw outside support to the UPA government, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday launched a tirade against Congress accusing it of being “cheat and clever” and taking the people for a ride. Addressing SP workers at his native place Saifai in Uttar Pradesh […]

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Indian Tax officials Told To Crack Down Harder On Black Money

Indian Tax officials Told To Crack Down Harder On Black Money

Too Bad They Can’t Target The Corrupt Political Leaders Of India! MUMBAI – Tax authorities will intensify their efforts to crack down on unaccounted-for money stashed overseas by seeking information from their counterparts in other countries. Too bad they can’t target the corrupt political leaders of India! A recent letter issued by the Chairperson, Central Board […]

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1,800 Children Die Daily From Unsafe Water: Unicef

1,800 Children Die Daily From Unsafe Water: Unicef

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that almost 90 percent of death of children from diarrhoeal diseases are directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation, or inadequate hygiene. Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases and of these some 1,800 […]

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NRI Students Say New Medical Entrance Test In India Biased

NRI Students Say New Medical Entrance Test In India Biased

BANGALORE –  The new entrance system for medical admissions in India is biased and shows discrimination towards NRI students, complains NRI organizations based in America. “The new MCI entrance text for medical admission adopted by some state governments will hamper NRI students applying for MBBS/BDS admission in India because there are no test centers in […]

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Advertising Agency Sacks Employees After Sexist Ford Ads In India

Advertising Agency Sacks Employees After Sexist Ford Ads In India

MUMBAI – An Indian unit of advertising group WPP has sacked employees over a series of ads, including one showing women tied up in the trunk of a Ford driven by ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The ads were published days after India approved a tougher new law to punish sex crimes, following the fatal […]

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Bilawal Leaves Pakistan After Tiff With Dad Zardari Over PPP Affairs

Bilawal Leaves Pakistan After Tiff With Dad Zardari Over PPP Affairs

LAHORE – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has left for Dubai after a tiff with his father, President Asif Ali Zardari, over the affairs of the PPP, leaving the party without its star campaigner for Pakistan’s general election. Bilawal, recently named patron-in-chief of the Pakistan People’s Party, developed differences with Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, over […]

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10 Million Indians Want To Move To U.S.: Poll

10 Million Indians Want To Move To U.S.: Poll

WASHINGTON –  Some 10 million Indians say they would like to leave their country and move to the US permanently — the No 1 desired destination for potential migrants around the world, according to a new poll. They are among 138 million people, making up about 13 percent of the world’s adults — or about […]

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