AIHRA News Sunday 18th May 2014

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) After 10 years of eventful rule, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today bowed out of office, insisting that he had tried to do his best in serving the country and his tenure was an “open book”.

Singh bid adieu as Prime Minister of two terms in a televised address where he said the judgement delivered by the people in the elections should be respected by all and wished the incoming government every success.

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by aihra on May 14, 2014

AIHRA News Thursday 15th May 2014

Washington, May 14 (PTI) Continuing to maintain silence on granting a visa to BJP leader Narendra Modi, US has said the heads of state and government are eligible for A1 visas and no individual automatically qualifies for an American visa.

“Heads of state and heads of government are eligible for A1 visa classification under the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act). No individual automatically qualifies for a US visa,” the State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki, told reporters yesterday.

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BJP leaders hold meetings over post poll situation

May 13, 2014

AIHRA News Wednesday 14th May 2014 New Delhi, May 13 (PTI) Top BJP leaders have been engaged in consultations with each other over the post-poll situation in the wake of exit polls projections that the party-led NDA may form the government. “As BJP is the obvious front-runner to form the government, party leaders are meeting [...]

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International effort widens for missing Nigerian girls

May 12, 2014

AIHRA News Tuesday 13th May 2014 Lagos, May 12 (AFP) Israel joined the international effort to trace more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria but Washington said US troops would stay out of any rescue mission. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday over telephone and accepted [...]

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Pak court orders government no to sell Gurdwara land in Lahore

May 10, 2014

AIHRA News Sunday 11th May 2014 Lahore, May 9 (PTI) A Pakistani court has stopped the federal government from selling 28 acres of land belonging to a Gurdwara here to Defence Housing Authority (DHA). Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha A Malik yesterday ordered the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) not to sell the land of [...]

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Head of OPCW-UN mission urges ‘final push’ to complete chemical weapons removal

May 9, 2014

AIHRA News Saturday 10th May 2014 UN NEWS 8 May 2014 – The head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) today called for safe and unfettered access to the remaining eight per cent of Syria’s chemical weapons material that needs to be removed [...]

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US to work very closely with next Indian Prime Minister

May 9, 2014

AIHRA News Saturday 10th May 2014 New York, May 9 (PTI) The US has said it looks forward to working closely with “whoever is the next Prime Minister of India”, comments that could be interpreted as Washington warming up to Narendra Modi if he is elected.

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SC quashes Kerala law on Mullaperiyar dam

May 7, 2014

AIHRA News Thursday 08th May 2014 New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) In a setback to the Kerala government, the Supreme Court today struck down a law promulgated by it declaring Mullaperiyar dam as endangered, and restrained it from obstructing Tamil Nadu government to raise the water level. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice [...]

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Irani contests presence of Priyanka”s PRO at polling booth

May 7, 2014

AIHRA News Thursday 08th May 2014 Amethi, May 7 (PTI) BJP candidate Smriti Irani and Public Relations Officer of Priyanka Gandhi, Preeti Sahay, entered in a verbal dual today as the former objected to her presence at one of the booths in Jagdishpur area here. Following the incident, BJP complained to the Election Commission on [...]

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Subrata Roy to remain in jail, SC upholds detention order

May 6, 2014

AIHRA News Wednesday 07th May 2014 New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) Coming down heavily on the Sahara Group for “systematically” frustrating all orders on refund of over Rs. 20,000 cr to depositors, the Supreme Court today dismissed the petition of its chief Subrata Roy against his detention saying the order jailing him was “legal”. Upholding [...]

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