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Trinamool firm on quitting, Congress says UPA is safe (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government Wednesday refused to roll back its big ticket economic reforms, even as a belligerent Trinamool Congress remained adamant on quitting the ruling ... Read more...

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‘Donations run India’s political parties, sources largely unknown’ (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Donations make a major part of the funds on which political parties run in India, but most of these parties do not disclose the ... Read more...

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‘Congress richest party, BJP next’


September 10th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress is the richest political party in India, followed by rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reveals data collected by think-tanks Association for Democratic ... Read more...

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MPs cycle their way to parliament


September 7th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A group of MPs from various political parties Friday cycled to parliament to spread awareness about the need to protect the environment and to ... Read more...

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Trouble likely in quota bill passage, PM meets ministers


September 5th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Hinting at trouble in getting the promotion quota bill passed in parliament, the government Wednesday said there is little time during the monsoon session, ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted, quota bill introduced (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government Wednesday introduced amid commotion a bill in the Rajya Sabha to guarantee job promotions in the government for Dalits and tribals even ... Read more...

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UP restores prime land near Delhi to irrigation department


August 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced that the 895.63 acres of prime land adjacent to New Delhi, transferred to the Noida authority during the Mayawati ... Read more...

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PM to head all-party meet on job promotion quota


August 21st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) ... Read more...

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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks parliament (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of parliament Thursday with the Rajya ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions


August 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups ... Read more...

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BSP protests renaming of Lucknow’s Kanshi Ram park


August 7th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) took to the streets here Tuesday to protest against renaming a park commemorating its idealogue and founder Kanshi Ram after ... Read more...

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Akhilesh not serious on scam probe: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday launched a broadside against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, accusing him of giving conflicting statements on an alleged ... Read more...

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Team Anna adopting undemocratic means, says Jitin Prasada


August 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Jitin Prasada Wednesday came down heavily on Team Anna for resorting to "undemocratic means" to press its demand ... Read more...

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UP government races to restore Mayawati statue


July 27th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government was Friday hurriedly restoring a life-sized statue of former chief minister Mayawati to replace the one vandalised the day before.A replica ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s statue vandalised, BSP warns of consequences


July 26th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Four unidentified miscreants vandalised a life-size statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati in a Lucknow park Thursday, police said. The ... Read more...

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BJP retains Agra mayoral seat


July 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 7 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) retained the Agra mayoral seat Saturday with its candidate winning the municipal polls.Indrajit Balmiki, the BJP's candidate trounced Kartar Singh ... Read more...

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Mob blocks traffic in Ghaziabad after Ambedkar statue damaged


July 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 6 (IANS) An agitated mob Friday blocked traffic in Ghaziabad after a statue of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar was found damaged in the Bamheta locality of the ... Read more...

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Justice after nine years, says Mayawati


July 6th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to quash an old case of illegal wealth against her, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said that she ... Read more...

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Akhilesh withdraws Rs.20 lakh largesse for legislators (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Faced with widespread criticism of his decision to allow legislators to buy cars worth Rs.20 lakh from the local area development (LAD) funds, Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Pranab in UP Tuesday to canvass for presidential poll (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will be in the Uttar Pradesh capital Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support ... Read more...

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Pranab in UP Monday to scout for support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrives here Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support for his election to the ... Read more...

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GJM to go with Trinamool on presidential poll


June 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which has three legislators in the West Bengal assembly, Thursday said it will go along the ruling Trinamool Congress's decision in ... Read more...

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Raisina Hill race: Trinamool may tap NDA for support


June 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Monday said there were "high chances" of the Trinamool reaching out to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to garner ... Read more...

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Mamata logs on to Facebook to canvass for Kalam


June 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi congratulates Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Former Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress's member of parliament (MP) Dinesh Trivedi Friday congratulated union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for being nominated as the presidential ... Read more...

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Had no other option but support Pranab: SP


June 16th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Hours after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced support for Pranab Mukherjee as president, party general secretary and MP Kiranmoy Nanda Friday said his ... Read more...

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Congress leader denies contacting Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed Friday denied contacting former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to persuade him to back out of the presidential race, after Congress ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins first assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh


June 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ditched the Trinamool Congress for the UPA's presidential candidate, the Mamata Banerjee-led party stunned the SP government ... Read more...

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Trinamool calls Mulayam a ‘traitor’, hopes for consensus on Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Terming Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a "traitor" after his party's about-turn in extending support to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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BSP backs Pranab Mukherjee (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday extended its support to UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.Announcing this at the state party office here, BSP supremo Mayawati ... Read more...

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UP government compromised on Maya’s graft: BJP


June 15th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of "compromising" and reaching an understanding with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) after a ... Read more...

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Dimple collects victory certificate, thanks voters


June 12th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Tuesday collected her electoral victory certificate from Kannauj District Magistrate Selva Kumari J.Accompanied by her ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in UP by-election at Mant


June 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Brisk voting was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Mant legislative assembly constituency where by-election is being held Tuesday.According to Election Commission officials, around ... Read more...

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Police release MP’s son held for impersonating in Jamia exam


June 8th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The son of a Rajya Sabha MP from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was allegedly caught impersonating at an entrance exam of Jamia Millia ... Read more...

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UP gives grace period for power MoUs inked by Mayawati


June 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Faced with an unprecedented power crisis, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday decided to give a grace period of 6-18 months to developers who had signed ... Read more...

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