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Presidential polls dead issue, Mamata my younger sister: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Warming up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday called her "my younger sister" and said the July ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Joshi’s posters surfaces in Shimla too


July 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Posters in support of former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi, the bete noire of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, surfaced in this Himachal Pradesh capital ... Read more...

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(VM) Joshi fears for his life, writes to Chidambaram (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi, known as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bete noire, Monday said he feared for his life ... Read more...

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Joshi fears for his life, writes to Chidambaram


July 9th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi, known as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bete noire, says he fears for his life and ... Read more...

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Did Mamata miscalculate on presidential poll?


June 15th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) For long used to getting her way with even national-level political parties - much bigger than her Trinamool Congress - in negotiations and hard bargaining, ... Read more...

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Support grows for Pranab’s candidature (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) No sooner had the United Progressive Alliance, minus the Trinamool Congress, endorsed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its candidate for the president's post, support ... Read more...

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Modi steps up attack on Congress-led UPA


June 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rajkot, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the country is ... Read more...

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Modi needs to review style of working: RSS mouthpiece (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In an apparent disapproval by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's style of working, an article in the organisation's ... Read more...

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Will Modi be BJP’s prime ministerial candidate?


May 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi appears to have emerged as a front-runner in the faction-ridden Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its prime ministerial candidate.Although ... Read more...

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Modi wins, Joshi quits, BJP downplays conflict (Fourth Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) BJP's star chief minister, Narendra Modi of Gujarat, arrived here Thursday to a grand welcome to attend the national executive meet, with his bete noire ... Read more...

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Joshi quits BJP national executive, Modi to attend meeting (Second Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi, known as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bete noire, Thursday resigned from the party's national executive. Modi ... Read more...

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Modi’s rival offers to quit BJP national executive (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Sanjay Joshi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bete noire, has offered to resign from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive, said sources Thursday.Party sources ... Read more...

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Sanjay Joshi offers to quit BJP national executive


May 24th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Sanjay Joshi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's bete noire, has offered to resign from the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive, said sources Thursday.Party sources ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan versus Vijayan - and CPI-M? (Kerala Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The feud between the Communist Party of India Marxist's (CPI-M) two tallest leaders in Kerala - V.S. Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan - appears to be headed ... Read more...

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Gloves out in Congress after Punjab defeat (Punjab Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) It has lost but it is still fighting. Ironical as it may sound, that is the state of affairs in the Punjab Congress these days.Having ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi: Banerjee’s second choice as railway minister challenges his leader (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) For long Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's trusted pointsman in New Delhi, Dinesh Trivedi, a trained pilot now in charge of the vast Indian ... Read more...

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Congress holds edge in split Uttarakhand verdict (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday emerged as the single largest party in Uttarakhand with 32 members, ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a notch in ... Read more...

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As Mamata says ‘all cooked up’, Marxists hit road (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drawing flak for her penchant to dub recent incidents of crime as "staged", bitter rival Communist Party ... Read more...

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High voltage Maharashtra municipal poll campaign ends


February 14th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The curtains came down Tuesday on one of the most brutal poll campaigns in recent times by all major political parties - for Thursday's ... Read more...

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Mamata a dictator, says Congress minister and quits (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Ties between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and its ally Congress worsened further Tuesday as a Congress minister called Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a dictator ... Read more...

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Mamata a dictator, says angry Congress minister


January 17th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Ties between West Bengal's ruling alliance partners Trinamool Congress and Congress worsened Tuesday with a Congress minister launching a no-holds-barred attack on Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool feud escalates after Bengal reshuffle (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Nearly eight months into her stint, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday inducted two new ministers and reshuffled of portfolios, triggering shrill protests from ... Read more...

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Crucial CPI-M politburo, central committee meetings from Tuesday


January 16th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) top leadership would, during a four-day sitting beginning here Tuesday, discuss crucial documents determining the party's future tactical line ... Read more...

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Congress hopes for ‘convergence of views’ with Trinamool


January 6th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Expressing hope there could be a convergence of views with United Progressive Alliance constituent Trinamool Congress, the Congress Friday said minor differences with West ... Read more...

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Krishna moves high court to quash illegal mining case


December 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday petitioned the Karnataka High Court to quash the illegal mining case against him, a day after police launched a ... Read more...

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After Hisar defeat, uphill task for Hooda in by-polls


November 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Fresh from an embarrassing defeat in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election, Haryana's ruling Congress and particularly Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda face a difficult task in ... Read more...

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Namesakes seek to confuse pitch in Haryana by-poll


October 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Namesakes seem to abound in Haryana's poll politics. While Bhajan Lal, a stalwart of Haryana's dusty and defection-ridden politics, had to contend with five of ... Read more...

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BJP’s unsavoury week ends on stormy note


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) It was a week the BJP would like to forget.Slogan-shouting and jostling marred the election of D.V. Sadananda Gowda as the new leader of Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Sacked Meghalaya minister re-inducted


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of the Congress re-inducted Prestone Tynsong in the cabinet Tuesday, two months after he was sacked for anti-party activities. Governor R.S. ... Read more...

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Mayawati trains her gun at opposition


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) While renewing her attack against the Congress-led central government as well as her bĂȘte noire Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Mayawati Friday blasted the ... Read more...

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Don’t harass politicians, Bengal officials told


March 24th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Administrative officials in West Bengal have been asked not to harass politicians while executing pending non-bailable arrest warrants, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Wednesday."Every ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena chief rejects proposal for alliance with MNS


February 15th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Tuesday categorically rejected senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde's suggestion to form a tripartite front which includes the Sena's bĂȘte noire, ... Read more...

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ICC takes away India-England World Cup game from Eden Gardens (Roundup)


January 28th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Leaving the organisers red-faced, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday ruled Eden Gardens in Kolkata unsuitable for hosting the Feb 27 India-England World Cup tie due to ... Read more...

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