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Mugabe’s party loses Parliament
Opposition claim of victory of presidency contested
UNP, SLMC in tie-up for provincial polls
COLOMBO: The opposition United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) have entered into a formal electoral pact to contest the election to the Eastern Provincial Council (PC) scheduled for May. A senior UNP ...
Uprising attempt in Xinjiang: China
Beijing/New York: Muslim extremists in Xinjiang had tried to stage an “uprising” against the Chinese rule in the oil-rich region last month, said the local government on Wednesday. A “small number of elements” ...
Fund sought to fight emissions
Bangkok: Poor countries at the U.N. conference have said they will not sign a global warming pact unless industrialised nations guarantee them billions of dollars needed to adapt to the impact of climate change. Nations in the ...
Focus on energy: Pelosi
WASHINGTON: A U.S. congressional Select Committee plans to hold a hearing on a clean energy partnership with India and other developing nations. At a press conference on Tuesday, Edward Markey, Chairman of the House Select Committee on ...
Russia vows response
MOSCOW: Russia has upped the ante in its standoff with the West over NATO’s planned eastward expansion, vowing to give a “sharp” reply to any move to invite Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance. U.S. President George ...
Ahern to quit amid charges
LONDON: Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who played a pivotal role in negotiating the Northern Ireland peace process, is to step down over allegations of personal financial irregularities. Mr. Ahern, who has been Prime Minister since ...
Cuba lends land to private farmers
HAVANA: Cuba has begun lending unused land to private farmers and cooperatives as part of a sweeping effort to step up agricultural production, a small but potentially landmark step that could change the face of farming on the ...
Doctors allege raw deal
Dubai: A group of Indian doctors employed with the Ministry of Health in Kuwait have alleged that despite working for many years, they have not got any promotion as their degrees are yet to be evaluated. They alleged that they had been ...
India & World
Dhaka-Kolkata train from April 14
DHAKA: Removing the ‘last obstacle’ to starting the long-awaited India-Bangladesh direct passenger train service, the two countries have decided to begin the Dhaka-Kolkata train on the first day of the Bengali New Year, Pahela ...
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