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Nigerian President Yar’Adua dead

Nigerian President Yar’Adua dead

Abuja, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who was undergoing treatment for a heart ailment, is dead, media reports have said.

A senior government official confirmed the report Wednesday.

'He passed on earlier this night between 9.30 and 10.00 p.m. (local time),' Xinhua quoted the source as saying. 'He will be

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Rajya Sabha clears way for Tamil Nadu legislative council

Rajya Sabha clears way for Tamil Nadu legislative council

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday approved a bill for creating a legislative council in Tamil Nadu with members from AIADMK and the Left parties opposing the move.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council Bill, 2010, which was introduced earlier in the day by Law Minister Veerapa Moily, was

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Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to go on as he loses appeal

Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to go on as he loses appeal

Kuala Lumpur, May 5 (IANS) The sodomy trial of Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will resume next week Monday after a Federal Court bench unanimously dismissed an appeal to strike out the charge levelled by a former aide.

This was 63-year-old Ibrahim's final bid to strike out the July 2008 sodomy

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Battle against Maoists is battle for development: Raman Singh

Battle against Maoists is battle for development: Raman Singh

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Tuesday said an integrated action plan should be worked out to tackle Maoists and stressed that it was important to win the battle against the guerrillas for the sake of development.

'This is a battle of development. We are not feeling

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Tony Blair offered $381,000 to appear on reality show

Tony Blair offered $381,000 to appear on reality show

London, May 4 (IANS) Former British prime minister Tony Blair has been offered 250,000 pounds ($381,000) to sign up for the next series of 'Dancing With The Stars', the US version of the reality show 'Strictly Come Dancing', according to a media report.

Conrad Green, executive producer of the show, is

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Thailand PM announces election date

Thailand PM announces election date

Bangkok, May 3 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Monday announced plans to hold a general election November 14, in a bid to end the country's political crisis, media reports said.

The election date, announced on state-run television, was part of a 'roadmap' designed to end the country's deepening political crisis

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BJP formulating code of conduct for party workers: Parrikar

BJP formulating code of conduct for party workers: Parrikar

Panaji, May 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is formulating a code of conduct for party workers on tackling issues ranging from handling obstinate bureaucrats and time management to personal conduct while dealing with women, a senior party functionary said.

Manohar Parrikar, convener of the BJP's newly formed governance cell,

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Australian PM ‘following’ porn on Twitter

Australian PM ‘following’ porn on Twitter

Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Now Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd faces the hazards of online social networking as he becomes the follower of pornographic communities through his official Twitter account.

A bare-breasted woman in handcuffs, an online adult super store and a pornographic blog were among dozens of dodgy accounts followed

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Manmohan Singh government yet again demonstrates durability

Manmohan Singh government yet again demonstrates durability

The Manmohan Singh government demonstrated its durability by surviving the cut motions brought against it by the opposition in the Lok Sabha even if its success was largely due to the miscalculations of its over-enthusiastic opponents.

Persuaded by the government's manifold problems - Maoist insurgency, inflation, the Indian Premier League (IPL)

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Ten Indians on The 2010 TIME 100 (Sidebar)

Ten Indians on The 2010 TIME 100 (Sidebar)

Washington, April 30 (IANS)Ten Indians on The 2010 TIME 100 'who most affect our world'.

Leaders

* Manmohan Singh

Heroes

* P. Namperumalsamy

* Sachin Tendulkar

* Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

* Rahul Singh

Artists

* Chetan Bhagat

Thinkers

* Atul Gawande

* Amartya Sen

* Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy

TIME 100 Alumnae

* Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan

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