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  • French government faces key confidence vote 5 days ago

    Paris: The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande's popularity at a record low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline the government's work programme in the National Assembly and submit it to a vote,...
  • New Chile bombings hit resort city September 11, 2014

    Santiago: Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping centre in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people. The latest explosion came inside a bathroom at the Open Plaza mall in Vina del Mar. It caused no...
  • Laptop distribution biggest socialist and secular scheme launched: Akhilesh Yadav June 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity. Replying to the debate on budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year which was presented in...
  • Veteran journalist N Ramachandran passes away June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran journalist and editorial advisor of Kerala Kaumudi, N Ramachandran, passed away last night. Ramachandran (88) had been active till the other day and attended the editorial meeting of the daily. He died at his residence last night. He is survived by two daughters. A former member of...
  • Nagaland's CM Neiphu Rio maintains lead, likely to win lone LS seat May 16, 2014

    The state of Nagaland, and its lone Lok Sabha constituency, is witnessing a triangular battle between state's Chief Minister and Naga People's Front nominee Neiphu Rio, Congress's KV Pusa and Akhei Achumi of Socialist Party. The seat which went on polls on April 9, 2014 registered 88 per cent polling but...
  • Seattle: Indian origin Kshama Swant takes oath as City Council member January 7, 2014

    Seattle: It is a story of yet another person of Indian origin raising to a top post in America. Kshama Sawant, a former community college professor who won a citywide election last year was sworn in on Monday as the first socialist City Council member in Seattle's history. Kshama Sawant of...
  • Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong to visit India November 18, 2013

    India and Vietnam will seek to further boost their close ties with the visit of Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to India Nov 19-22. General Secretary Phu Trong is coming at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Both will hold...
  • Sushma backs demand for returning remains of Bahadur Shah May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has welcomed the demand for bringing back the mortal remains of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar from Rangoon in Myanmar for its burial in Delhi. Supporting the demand, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha said this will be a befitting tribute...
  • Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in stable condition January 1, 2013

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in stable condition and spent December 31 with his daughters, the cancer-stricken leader's son-in-law said in an appeal for supporters to ignore rumors about his condition. Chavez has not been seen in public nor heard from in more than three weeks. The vice president...
  • Maduro a 'poor copy' of Chavez: Venezuela opposition December 22, 2012

    Caracas: Venezuela's opposition mocked President Hugo Chavez's chosen successor Nicolas Maduro on Friday as a 'poor copy' of his boss who should be promoting national unity rather than insulting opponents during a delicate time for the South American nation. In power since 1999, Chavez named vice president and foreign minister Maduro...
  • Veteran socialist Mrinal Gore passes away July 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran socialist leader Mrinal Gore, who earned the sobriquet 'Paniwali Bai' for her efforts in bringing drinking water supply to Goregaon, a Mumbai suburb, passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness. Family sources said Gore (84), a former MP, died at a hospital at Vasai in neighbouring Thane district. A...
  • Centre-right roars to victory in Spain election November 21, 2011

    Madrid: Spain's center-right opposition stormed to a crushing election victory on Sunday as voters punished the outgoing Socialist government for the worst economic crisis in generations. The People's Party, led by former Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy, won an absolute majority in Parliament and is expected to push through drastic measures...
  • Left activists protest against fuel price hike June 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Left Front activists led by CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday marched from Jantar Mantar towards the Parliament to protest the 'anti-people' price hike in petroleum products. The protesters vowed to intensify their agitation against the UPA government before they were stopped at the Parliament Street by the police. Brinda...
  • Battle over Fernandes' custody gets ugly June 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The battle over the custody of former Defence minister George Fernandes got uglier as his wife Leila and close friend Jaya Jaitley fought over the furniture at his official residence. The once revolutionary Fernandes is suffering from Alzhymer's and can't even be told of the bitter battle between...
  • Cops didn't let us meet George Fernandes': Brothers March 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Brothers of former union minister George Fernandes have complained to the Delhi Police Commissioner about the alleged "illegal and high handed" behaviour of the security personnel provided to the ailing leader. "When we went to visit Mr George Fernandes two times at about 12 noon and 5 PM respectively,...
  • Naga rebel leaders reach Delhi for talks February 28, 2010

    New Delhi: NSCN-IM Chairman Isak Chisi Swu and General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah arrived in New Delhi on Saturday at around 11.30 pm to hold talks with the Centre's new pointsman and are likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Swu and Muivah, who had last visited India in December 2006 and...
  • Left Front minister favours early polls in Bengal November 12, 2009

    Kolkata: A senior West Bengal minister on Wednesday favoured early elections to the state assembly, saying "people have turned" against the Left Front government. "The people's mandate is against us. People have turned against us. So, our party feels we should go for early elections. If we lose, then we...
  • RSP veteran Abani Roy resigns from party August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Under attack from party colleagues for his writing letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on issues and dispute involving big corporate houses, veteran Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Abani Roy has resigned from primary membership of the outfit. However, the party is yet to decide whether to accept the...
  • Candidate comes to file papers riding donkey April 18, 2009

    Agra: While others arrived in flashy cars, a Lok Sabha candidate came riding a donkey to file his nomination papers for the Agra reserved seat. Janwadi Socialist Party's Akhilesh Kumar Diwakar came all the way from his home town - Etah - riding on a donkey on Friday, evoking much amusement. Diwakar,...
  • 10 months into office, Sarkozy's popularity dips March 17, 2008

    Paris: France's opposition Socialists made sweeping gains in local elections, delivering a sharp blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy just 10 months after his triumph in last year's presidential election. The Socialists retained control of the capital Paris and won a string of towns and cities from Sarkozy's centre-right...
  • Socialist Party returns to power in Spain March 10, 2008

    New Delhi: In Spain, the ruling Socialist Party has won the elections and Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero is likely to get another term. However, the socialists are once again short of an absolute majority. With 96 per cent of votes counted, the Socialists were projected to win 169 seats in...
  • Venezuelan students clash with police, troops November 29, 2007

    Caracas, Venezuela: Hundreds of students threw stones in clashes with the police and the Venezuelan National Guard on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas. The police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse the students who were protesting near the Metropolitan University’s campus. The students were opposing President Hugo Chavez’s planned...
  • Hu Jintao calls for socialist democracy in China October 15, 2007

    New Delhi: China's President Hu Jintao called for socialist democracy at the 15th Communist Party Congress on Monday. Addressing more than 2,000 delegates in Beijing, he said people must participate more in their Government. But this must not affect the Communist Party as the core leadership, he said. He added that...
  • It's Royal vs Sarkozy in French runoff June 19, 2007

    Paris: Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy holds an advantage over his Socialist rival Segolene Royal after the two advanced to the second round of France's presidential election, narrowing the vote to a choice between the tough-talking former interior minister or the first woman with a chance of becoming the country's leader. Royal and...