NY governor to appear on ‘SNL,’ source says
NEW YORK - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday told the United Nations General Assembly Saturday that Israel “must choose between peace and the continuation of settlements”.
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Israeli leaders praise Fidel Castro
JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders are praising former Cuban President Fidel Castro for supporting Israel in a series of interviews
Obama dismisses GOP ‘Pledge’ as echo of disaster
In 1975 incident, officials considered US prestige
Third-party candidates could tip close elections
Abbas says settlements block Mideast peace deal
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Detainee releases offered to ease Kashmir unrest
Third-party bids, write-ins might tip close races
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Ed Miliband elected new leader of UK Labour Party
NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR - Reaching out to the people of the violence-hit Kashmir, the central government Saturday announced that a group of interlocutors will be appointed to hold dialogue on the Kashmir issue and youths arrested in the recent stone-pelting incidents will be freed soon.
KOLKATA - Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday indirectly attacked the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for meeting hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani during the all party delegation’s recent visit to Kashmir.
UK’s opposition Labour Party announces new leader
LONDON - Ed Miliband was Saturday chosen to be the next leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party in a tight contest with his older brother, David.
Official Myanmar election campaign begins
YANGON, Myanmar — Campaigning has begun in Myanmar for November elections, with state television and radio broadcasting the first officially sanctioned party announcements.
THANE - In a unique protest, an independent legislator from Maharashtra will “beg” and donate the collected money to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, an aide of the legislator said here Saturday.
NEW YORK/NEW DELHI - Amid the possibility of a meeting with his Pakistanii counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi early next week, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday stressed there was no alternative to talks with Pakistan and said he was ready to discuss all issues, including Kashmir.
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PANAJI - A Congress MP from Goa Saturday accused the Indian Navy of attempting to grab land by seeking control of two islands under the garb of security.
AGARTALA - Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday refused to wear the gown at the convocation of Tripura University, reviving the controversy created by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh when he removed his robe earlier this year.
UK’s opposition Labour Party announces new leader
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has said President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys immunity by virtue of his office with regard to reopening of corruption cases against him.
PATNA - It is now official. The Election Commission (EC) has decided to webcast the coming Bihar assembly elections - on an experiment basis - to ensure free and fair polls.
YANGON - An official newspaper of Myanmar Saturday hailed the finding of a rare white elephant as a sign of coming peace and prosperity in the nation after the Nov 7 general elections.
NEW YORK/NEW DELHI - Amid possibility of a meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi next week, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday underlined there was no alternative to talks with Pakistan and said he was ready to discuss all issues, including Kashmir.
NEW DELHI - A group of interlocutors will be appointed to hold a dialogue on the Kashmir issue and youths arrested in the recent stone-pelting incidents will be freed soon, Home Minister P. Chidmabaram announced after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) here Saturday.
NEW DELHI - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday refused to comment on the possibility of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti returning to the party fold, saying she accompanied veteran L.K. Advani to Somnath to visit the temple.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Mohan Abraham, an official of the Kerala education department, was asked to go on leave Saturday for allegedly performing pooja at his office.
Convicted ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to talk trust
STOCKHOLM - Hindi Day was celebrated with joy, enthusiasm and fervour at a well-attended function at the Ethnographic Museum here to promote cooperation and understanding between the people of India and Sweden about their common bonds of culture and language.
Response to ‘75 ship crisis focused on US prestige
PATNA - Youth activists of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), angered at being neglected in the distribution of tickets for the coming assembly polls, Saturday burnt an effigy of party chief Lalu Prasad.
BODHGAYA - Leading a 27-member delegation, Jigme Thinley, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, arrived in Bihar’s Bodhgaya town to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mahabodhi Society of India today.
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s sudden cancellation of his Europe trip has raised speculations over whether the decision was linked to an Islamabad-Paris tiff, which began after France accused the Asian nation of sheltering militants.
PATNA - Delay by political parties in declaring their list of candidates for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections is giving sleepless nights to thousands of ticket aspirants, who are stressed and fed up of waiting for the top bosses to take a decision.
Weekly Address: President Obama: GOP Leadership Standing up for Outsourcing and Special Interests, Instead of American Workers
WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama broke with Republicans in Congress who are putting special interests ahead of the American people and offering only a rehash of the very same economic policies that led to the financial crisis. When the GOP asked the American people, through a website, for ideas, one that drew great deal of interest is ending tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. But when the administration closed one of the most egregious loopholes for companies creating jobs overseas, Republicans were almost unanimously opposed. Rather than offering a path to a better future, their plan is an echo of a disastrous decade the country cannot afford to relive.
MUMBAI - The Shiv Sena Saturday hit out at Revenue Minister Narayan Rane for accusing its executive president Uddhav Thackeray for the shootout in which Swabhiman Sanghatana chief Nitesh Rane was allegedly involved.
KATHMANDU - Without a prime minister for nearly three months, the volatile republic of Nepal faces another fruitless election Sunday, as that too is bound to fail with two of the largest parties agreeing not to take part.
CHITTAGONG - A group of witnesses belonging to the minority Hindu community has accused a senior opposition lawmaker of being a ‘collaborator’ who killed at the behest of the then East Pakistan regime in 1971. The lawmaker has denied the charges.