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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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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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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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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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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Mulayam says Third front after polls, admits PM ambitions (Roundup)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time made clear his prime ministerial ambitions Thursday but in a shift of stance, declared the ... Read more...

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BJP readies anti-Congress CD campaign (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Following its central leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch an audiovisual campaign across the state against the Congress ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians slam Uddhav Thackeray


September 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Bihar's political leaders, cutting across party lines, Tuesday slammed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks that a permit system should be implemented for ... Read more...

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Ramdev announces agitation from Oct 2, demands PM’s resignation (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday sought resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over a huge presumptive loss to the exchequer in coal blocks allocation ... Read more...

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UPA looting national resources: Prakash Karat


August 31st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) The UPA government has been giving opportunities to multi-national and private companies to loot India's natural resources, including coal, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General ... Read more...

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Congress asks CAG to respond to public debate on coal report


August 30th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Raising questions over the CAG's mandate to examine the profits of companies who have been allocated coal blocks, the Congress Thursday said the country's chief ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... Read more...

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Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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NDA allocated coal block arbitrarily, says Sibal


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said here Wednesday that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had arbitrarily allocated coal blocks during 1998-2003."There were no investigations ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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BJP rejects zero-loss theory on coal scam


August 25th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday rejected the Congress-led UPA government's no-loss theory on the allocation of coal blocks to private players, alleging it ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar dissolves Meghalaya NCP unit


August 25th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Friday dissolved the party's Meghalaya unit after his 12 legislators in the state joined the National People's Party (NPP), ... Read more...

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Chidambaram can’t escape political onus of 2G decisions: BJP (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The BJP said Friday that Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was party to all the decisions on spectrum pricing as finance minister in 2008 and ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines, better health services (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres and also plans to expand health services to small cities ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST, minorities: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections, including the minorities, by coming ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams UPA’s idea of ‘Har Hath Mein Phone’


August 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government's proposal to give mobile phones to every below-poverty line family in the country was a "cruel joke", the CPI-M Sunday said. The ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha approves youth institute’s upgrade


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday approved a bill to declare the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in Sriperumbudur as an institution of national ... Read more...

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Non-BJP, non-Congress PM feasible in 2014: Advani


August 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday shocked his party by admitting that the 2014 general elections may throw up a non-BJP and ... Read more...

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Anyone can float a political party: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought to downplay moves of Team Anna towards forming a "political alternative", saying the constitution gave everyone a ... Read more...

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Government exporting food, keeping people hungry: Brinda Karat


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday accused the central government of exporting food grain through big traders for use as animal fodder while keeping people hungry in ... Read more...

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India forgetting 1999 Kargil victory against Pakistan: Gen. V.P Malik (Interview)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Thirteen years ago, the Indian Army found itself drawn into a messy low-intensity conflict with Pakistan in the icy heights of Kargil in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Mamata takes on centre, Left over fuel price hike (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 28th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) After a few days of truce with the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has revived her crusade against the Congress-led UPA over ... Read more...

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Ramdev draws crowds to Team Anna stir, dissents on attacking president (Second Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Friday lent support to Team Anna's thinning anti-corruption campaign, but he slammed the team members for attacking President Pranab Mukherjee.Ramdev, who ... Read more...

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BJP announces stir for farmers


July 26th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led central government with apathy towards farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced a nationwide stir from Aug 3 to 8."The ... Read more...

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Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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Bihar will not allow FDI in retail: Deputy chief minister


July 24th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 24 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Tuesday ruled out FDI in retail in the state."To protect interest of small and medium traders, Bihar will ... Read more...

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Ally trouble continues to dog Congress (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress continued to be dogged by ally trouble Saturday as the strain in its relations with the NCP spread to its Maharashtra alliance, ... Read more...

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Ally trouble continues to dog Congress


July 21st, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress continued to be dogged by ally trouble Saturday as strains in its relationship with the NCP remained unresolved and the Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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