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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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Traders across India to strike Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) One of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Wednesday called for a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

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PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project


August 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra.The ... Read more...

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Olympics: Schedule of events involving Indian athletes Sunday


July 29th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes on day three of the London Olympic Games here Sunday.Archery: women's team eliminations: India vs Denmark.Badminton: ... Read more...

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Schedule of events involving Indian athletes at the London Olympics Sunday


July 29th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Following is the schedule of events involving Indian athletes on day three of the London Olympic Games here Sunday.Archery: women's team eliminations: India vs Denmark.Badminton: ... Read more...

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‘Risk of nuclear accident rises in Jaitapur’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A national alliance of political parties and groups warned Thursday that the location of six reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra "raises the risk of ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Forward Bloc to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to skip poll (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach consensus on the presidential election with two of the four parties, including the CPI-M, supporting UPA candidate ... Read more...

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Left parties divided over supporting Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach a consensus on the presidential election with two of the four Left parties supporting UPA candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Manmohan seeks support for Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday telephoned the leaders of all major political parties and sought their support for Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president, an ... Read more...

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BJP backs Ramdev’s movement


June 4th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday backed Baba Ramdev's movement against black money, with the yoga guru meeting party president Nitin Gadkari at his ... Read more...

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Left says presidential candidate should be widely accepted


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Keeping their cards close to the chest, the Left parties Wednesday said selection of a candidate for the presidential election should be based on ... Read more...

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Mamata government rates itself, gives top marks: CPI


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Taking pot shots at West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan Tuesday said it has on its own ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Anna holds centrestage as government plays cat-and-mouse game (Comment)


December 17th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Before Delhi's winter froze Anna Hazare's campaign plans in the national capital, the government was very much on the backfoot, not least because the Congress shied away from the opportunity ... Read more...

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UPA, BJP in war of words over Lokpal ‘debate’ (Lead)


December 12th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress Monday accused the opposition of "double standards" for raising the Lokpal issue outside parliament when it was in session but the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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BJP rebuts ‘disrespecting parliament’ charge


December 12th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Congress attacking all the parties which participated in the Lokpal debate at Jantar Mantar here for hurting parliament's dignity, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Anna ends fast, vows more anti-graft crusade


December 11th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Sunday vowed to continue his anti-corruption crusade, and if need be hold street protests and fill jails, till the government ... Read more...

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Don’t be rigid on Jan Lokpal bill, Bardhan tells civil society


December 11th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan Sunday said though he was in agreement with Team Anna on several issues, he was ... Read more...

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NDA allies to meet, decide strategy for Parliament’s winter session


November 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani called for ouster of the Congress-led government, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders will meet ... Read more...

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AFSPA issue to be raised in parliament: Left


November 17th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Left parties supported by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Thursday asked the government to withdraw the controversial ... Read more...

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CPI-M and more to battle Jaitapur nuclear project


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A 15-member "National Committee" has been formed to demand a halt to the construction of the nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, the Communist Party ... Read more...

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CAB apprehensive of losing India-England match again


October 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which is awaiting governmental clearance for organising the Oct 25 one-day cricket match between India and England is apprehensive of ... Read more...

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Campaigning for Hisar by-poll ends


October 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) Campaigning for the by-election to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat ended Tuesday evening at 5 p.m.Polling will take place Thursday and the counting of votes ... Read more...

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No promise from PM, Telangana agitation to intensify: TRS


October 4th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Oct 3 (IANS) After failing to get any assurance from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over a separate Telangana state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao ... Read more...

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Left, non-NDA parties call all-India protest against graft


August 20th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Left and some other non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties Friday accused the government of not taking serious steps to curb high level corruption and ... Read more...

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Left rejects any patch-up with government


August 9th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Against the backdrop of speculation about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanting to revisit relations with communists, the Left parties Tuesday ruled out any possibility ... Read more...

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Nitish to use Lokpal bill for Lokayukta in Bihar (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday that he would use the civil society's Lokpal bill as a model to establish a Lokayukta in ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi not to meet Anna Hazare Thursday (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would not be meeting social activist Anna Hazare and other civil society representatives pitching for a Lokpal bill Thursday, a ... Read more...

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No time yet for Hazare’s meeting with Sonia


June 30th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is yet to confirm when she will meet Gandhian Anna Hazare and other members of the civil society team pitching ... Read more...

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CPI supports Mamata Banerjee’s move to return Singur land


June 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move to return 400 acres of Singur factory land to farmers from whom land had been taken allegedly against ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa threatens stir, opposition firm on ouster (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka will Friday see the entire Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministry staging a rally against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj for seeking its dismissal, even as ... Read more...

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Bengal Left hails Sen’s bail


April 15th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to grant bail to human rights activist Binayak Sen and termed the life imprisonment awarded to him ... Read more...

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Sonia’s comment an insult to West Bengal: Bardhan


April 15th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Taking on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's comment that conditions in West Bengal are worsening under the Left Front, Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary ... Read more...

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CPI flays Congress, Trinamool on economic policies


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan Friday slammed the faulty economic policies of the Congress-led central government for inflation and added that the ... Read more...

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