Schwarzenegger, Medvedev exchange tweets

Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Hollywood star and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger exchanged tweets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ahead of a business meeting here in the Russian capital.

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 16 rebel legislators

BANGALORE - Karnataka legislative assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah Monday disqualified 16 rebel legislators, including 11 of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and five independents, hours before the trust-vote.

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at a DNC “Moving America Forward” Rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Albertina Walker

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India seeks easing of US high tech export curbs

WASHINGTON - Ahead of President Barack Obama’s November visit to India, the two sides are talking about easing Washington’s curbs on export of high tech items and removing certain Indian units from the US entities list.

Karnataka governor, speaker spat over rebels

BANGALORE - On the eve of Karnataka’s 29-month-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government’s trust vote, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah were embroiled in a war of words through letters Sunday on the disqualification of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels.

Trinamool obstructing Bengal’s development: Buddhadeb

BURDWAN - West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said the opposition Trinamool Congress is creating obstacles in the path of the state’s development but his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), would not let it succeed.

NATO supply resumes from Pakistan’s border

ISLAMABAD - The supply of oil and other logistics for NATO troops in Afghanistan resumed Sunday from Torkham border in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a 10-day break.

Baloch leader announces Rs.1 bn to kill Musharraf (Lead, Correcting figure)

ISLAMABAD - Former president Pervez Musharraf has undermined Pakistan’s sovereignty, a Baloch nationalist leader has said, offering Rs.1 billion ($11.6 million) to anyone who kills the former army chief.

Nepal looking to India to resolve impasse? (Capital Buzz)

Nepal looking to India to resolve impasse? (Capital Buzz)NEW DELHI - At the instance of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has begun discussions at various levels to see what role India can play in ending the political impasse in neighbouring Nepal that has always been wary of the ‘India factor’ in its national life.

Baloch leader announces Rs.1 bn to kill Musharraf

ISLAMABAD - Former president Pervez Musharraf has undermined Pakistan’s sovereignty, a Baloch nationalist leader has said, offering Rs.1 billion ($1.1 million) to anyone who kills the former army chief.

Gaddar’s Telangana outfit to chalk out plans Oct 14

HYDERABAD - The steering committee of Telangana Praja Front (TPF), floated by Maoist sympathiser Gaddar to fight for separate statehood to Telangana, will meet Oct 14 to chalk out its future course of action.

Pak to continue moral, diplomatic support to Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, has said that his government would continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Kashmir, in their struggle for self-determination.

BJP’s Bihar troubles far from over

PATNA - The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) troubles are far from over in election-bound Bihar. A day after state unit president C.P. Thakur withdrew his resignation, angry supporters of a candidate denied party ticket staged protests here Sunday.

Pakistan reopens border crossing for NATO supply

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Sunday reopened a key border crossing for supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan after a week-long halt at Torkham, a government official said.

12th PM poll fails as warring parties hold Nepal hostage

KATHMANDU - While Nepal celebrated its biggest religious festival Dashain - symbolising the victory of good over evil - the nation ironically remained gripped by instability and pessimism as the warring political parties failed to elect a new prime minister even after the 12th round of voting Sunday. A 13th round was announced for Oct 26.

Political war gets personal in poll-bound Bihar

PATNA - The knives are out. As the Bihar elections approach, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad are launching fierce attacks on each other at every poll rally.

Myanmar to release 11,000 inmates before polls

YANGON - Myanmar authorities will release 11,000 prisoners before the Nov 7 general election but it was unclear whether any political prisoners would be among them, reports said Sunday.

Rabri Devi’s assets - 62 cows and 42 calves

PATNA - Not too many Indian politicians boast of such assets. Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi is the proud owner of 62 cows and 42 calves worth Rs.17.8 lakh (over $40,000) - and has declared so ahead of the assembly elections.

North Korea heir apparent debuts at military parade

SEOUL - The son and apparent successor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il made a high-profile debut Sunday at a massive military parade through the streets of Pyongyang.

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