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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA-II, government faces minority tag (Roundup)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the Manmohan Singh government and the party withdrew support to it over economic reforms, reducing the 40-month ... Read more...

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High Court bars Amethi’s name change


September 21st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday struck down the notification of the then Mayawati government, changing the name of Amethi district to Chattrapati ... Read more...

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Trinamool submits letter withdrawing support from UPA


September 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, in a formal communication, Thursday said Trinamool Congress leaders had met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a letter withdrawing support from the United ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Relief to exit Mamata cabinet: West Bengal Congress


September 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "dictatorial attitude", and claiming that the law and order situation in the state had been ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s exit revives railways hopes


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday expressed hope it would nowbe able to attend to the ailing railway ministry, freed of the Trinamool Congress' hold with the regional ... Read more...

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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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Will keep fighting against anti-people policies, Mamata thunders


September 21st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As all the Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the UPA government to protest against its economic policies, party chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said she would keep ... Read more...

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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa hints at leaving BJP, decision only in December


September 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, battling a dozen cases of corruption, Friday indicated leaving the party but would decide on the step only in ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits government, ends support to UPA (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the government and the party withdrew support to the UPA, three days after it said it was ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks at least three union ministers from state


September 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In the wake of six Trinamool Congress members resigning from the union council of ministers, the Congress' West Bengal unit Friday urged its high command to ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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China-bashing increases during US polls, rues daily


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China-bashing becomes intense during US elections and American politicians compete for the toughest stance against the country, rued a Chinese daily Friday. "The things these politicians ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers resign from UPA government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday in line with party chief Mamata Banerjee's announcement three days ago that she was withdrawing ... Read more...

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FDI marks countdown for UPA: BJP


September 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the government notified the decision to allow foreign equity in multi-brand retail, the BJP Friday said it marked the beginning of the ... Read more...

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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Congress looks forward to life after Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was looking forward to life after Mamata Bannerjee, adding that the exit of Trinamool Congress from the UPA will allow ... Read more...

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FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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FDI move will ruin Indian retail trade: CPI-M


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government's policy notification on FDI is "the single biggest step" that will destroy the livelihood of those engaged in India's retail trade, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers to hand over resignation letters at 3 p.m.


September 21st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress ministers are to hand over their resignation letters to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at 3 p.m. and after that meet President ... Read more...

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Cauvery water dispute adds to Karnataka Congress’ woes (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) The flare-up in the dispute over sharing the water of the Cauvery river with Tamil Nadu is pushing the Congress in Karnataka on the backfoot as ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visit: Vaiko, supporters detained


September 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 21 (IANS) MDMK leader Vaiko and his around 700 supporters, who were protesting Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Madhya Pradesh, were Friday detained in Chhindwara district ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly remains paralysed over Telangana


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly remained paralysed for the fourth consecutive day Friday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members stalling the proceedings, demanding adoption of ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji is dead


September 21st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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