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BJP caught in the hands of one man: Sonia

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), April 16 (IANS) — Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said the BJP was caught up in... (more...)

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Upper house eases citizenship norms for Russian speakers

Moscow, April 16 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) — The upper house of parliament Wednesday approved a law making it easier for Russian-speakers... (more...)

We will bring 70 crore people into middle-class: Rahul

Kishanganj (Bihar), April 16 (IANS) — Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday the party, if returned to... (more...)

EC training officials from 19 countries

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — Even as it is conducting the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission is also holding... (more...)

BJP caught in the hands of a single individual: Sonia Gandhi

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), April 16 (IANS) — Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Wednesday the Bharatiya Janata Party... (more...)

IIT-educated real estate baron in Bihar poll fray (Election Special)

By Imran Khan Jehanabad, April 16 (IANS) — Real estate baron Anil Kumar Sharma, an IITian who is contesting from Bihar’s... (more...)

Red panda a poll mascot in Darjeeling hills

Darjeeling, April 16 (IANS) — The cuddly red panda is the official mascot of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the Darjeeling... (more...)

Ukraine on verge of civil war: Putin

Moscow, April 16 (IANS) — The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has brought the country to the verge of civil war,... (more...)

Former home secretary battles caste in Bihar

By Imran Khan Ara, April 16 (IANS) — Having shed his official attire for dhoti and kurta, former Indian home secretary... (more...)

Big business and election: Time to decouple the two (Comment) (Election Special)

By Saroj Mohanty Politics has been integral to the Indian business milieu as building political connections is part of doing... (more...)

Police in Colombia seize three tonnes of cocaine

Bogota, April 16 (IANS/EFE) — The police in Colombian Tuesday seized 2,877 kgs of liquid cocaine discovered in the... (more...)

Finmeccanica shares drop sharply after Italian government announces new CEO

By Colleen Barry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILAN, Italy — Investors signalled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership... (more...)

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