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Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier

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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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Tourist heaven Goa caught in its bikini politics

A master of witty anecdotes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once liberally used a popular bikini adage to make a point about governance and number crunching. “Statistics are like a woman wearing a bikini. What they reveal is vital. What they hide is even more vital,” Parrikar would often say to peals of laughter from

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Indians prefer partner who votes

You’re not just a good citizen if you cast your vote, but also a preferred candidate for a marriage alliance, it has emerged in a survey about the importance of politics in a search for a partner. Online matrimony website Shaadi.com conducted the poll, which drew responses from over 9,600 urban youth in the age

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The Big Budget Theory

It is students vs Abbott government this season which is keeping the heat quotient up throughout the Australian winter. It would be almost miraculous for any country to present a budget which satisfies every citizen and every resident from all walks and all phases of life. Australia isn’t facing anything different in this regard. While

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Tough Challenges for Brand Modi

Tough Challenges for Brand Modi, But It’s an Action-Packed Start Already two weeks into his new role as Prime Minister and Narendra Modi has come out with bold moves beginning with a small sized Cabinet and abolishing all 30 ministerial groups to ensure that his colleagues heading various portfolios take faster decisions with more accountability.

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Phenomenal rise of Smriti Irani

From wannabe Miss India to cabinet minister From promoting beauty products, to contesting the Miss India beauty pageant, to becoming the country’s most sought after ‘bahu’, and on Monday being sworn in as a minister in the Narendra Modi government – 38-year-old Smriti Irani’s life has been a saga of meteoric rise to fame and

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Modi, Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 influential people

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people along with Indian novelist Arundhati Roy. While Modi figures in the category of “leaders”, Kejriwal is listed among the “pioneers” and Roy makes the grade among “icons”

Who will be India’s next PM?

New Delhi, March 5:  In what will be one of India’s most keenly watched Lok Sabha elections, the only declared prime ministerial candidate is pitted against many more hopefuls. With the Congress shying away from naming a nominee for the top post, BJP’s Narendra Modi is the only prime ministerial choice of any political party.

Tony Abbott is the new PM of Australia

Sydney, Sep 7 :  Tony Abbott, who heads a Liberal Party-led coalition, is set to become Australia’s new prime minister after incumbent Kevin Rudd conceded defeat in the country’s bitterly fought federal elections Saturday. “I declare that Australia is under new management,” said Tony Abbott in Sydney. “I now look forward to forming a government

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