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Bangkok - The Thai Senate has said that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra should be contacted to discuss the ongoing unrest as he is the centre of the political crisis in the country, media reported Wednesday.The Senate held an informal session Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to end the conflict, the Bangkok Post reported.Senator Wanchai Sornsiri urged acting Senate Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai to contact Thaksin Shinawatra.Thaksin Shinawatra was the Prime Minister of Thailand between 2001-06 when he was ousted on allegations of corruption, treason, authoritarianism, tax evasion and concealing his wealth during his premiership.The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) or anti-government protestors started protesting since Thaksin's sister Yingluck Shinawatra was unseated by a constitutional court as the Prime Minister last week, and will not stop till a new government is formed.At the Senate session, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said that a referendum should be held for the public to make decisions on issues such as how to establish a reform council free of politicians, how to proceed with reforms, and how to ensure an elected government proceeds with reforms.IANS

18 UGC-funded central universities introduce choice-based credit system

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18 UGC-funded central universities introduce choice-based credit system

New Delhi: As many as 18 UGC-funded central universities have introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to bring about qualitative improvement in highe...


Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh's interview telecast stopped: Home minister

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Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh's interview telecast stopped: Home minister

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government has taken necessary action to stop the telecast of a documentary based on the interview with convict Mukesh Singh in the Delhi D...

Uttar Pradesh: 35 new cases diagnosed, Swine flu death toll touches 14

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Uttar Pradesh: 35 new cases diagnosed, Swine flu death toll touches 14

Lucknow: With the death of a contract worker at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), the toll due to the H1N1 virus rose to 14 in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, officials...

Bombay HC rejects Ashok Chavan's plea to remove his name from Adarsh scam chargesheet

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Bombay HC rejects Ashok Chavan's plea to remove his name from Adarsh scam chargesheet

In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra Chief Minister and newly appointed chief of Maharashtra Congress Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected his plea to drop his name from the ch...

In Australia, over 700 starving Koalas killed; authorities blame overpopulation

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In Australia, over 700 starving Koalas killed; authorities blame overpopulation

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said on Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.Vi...

Singapore police investigating man who posed as Uber driver, cheated passengers

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Singapore police investigating man who posed as Uber driver, cheated passengers

Singapore: Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation compa...