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No rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress asserted Thursday it will go ahead with the latest economic reforms, especially foreign equity in multi-brand retail, despite stiff opposition to the UPA ... Read more...

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Odisha protests diesel price hike, cap on cooking gas


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Non-Congress parties Friday staged protests in various parts of Odisha against hike in the price of diesel and restrictions on supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Attack on woman cop during Odisha rally triggers outrage


September 7th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (IANS) The thrashing and near-molestation of a woman constable by a mob during an anti-government rally here Thursday has triggered outrage, with activists and police Friday demanding ... Read more...

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Most opposition parties favour debate over coal saga


August 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has paralysed parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation but most other opposition groups favour a debate on ... Read more...

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Congress shielding those with black money abroad, says Ramdev (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Sunday hit out at the Congress after the government ignored his 5 p.m. deadline for acting on his demands - bringing ... Read more...

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Nitish meets Jaswant, pledges support


July 26th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday met NDA's vice-presidential candidate Jaswant Singh and expressed full support to him.Nitish Kumar, who ... Read more...

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NDA reviews vice presidential poll strategy


July 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With the Aug 7 vice presidential poll set to be fought between incumbent Hamid Ansari and BJP's Jaswant Singh, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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Nation lost chance to have tribal president: Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Jagan leaves jail to vote in presidential poll (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former Andhra Pradesh minister Mopidevi Venkatramna Thursday cast their votes in the presidential election.Jagan, as the ... Read more...

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People taking interest in presidential poll: Sangma (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) For the first time in the last three decades, people are taking keen interest in presidential election and it has become a topic of discussion ... Read more...

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Sangma arrives in Odisha to seek support


July 15th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma arrived in Odisha Sunday to seek support for the July 19 poll.Chief whip of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rabi ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for UPA, supporting parties before presidential poll


July 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would host a lunch for MPs of the UPA and supporting parties a day before July 19 presidential polls, ... Read more...

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Pranab hopeful of Mamata’s support (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, who was in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election, hoped ... Read more...

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Pranab in Odisha to seek support


July 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election to the high ... Read more...

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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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Maoist shot dead in Odisha


July 9th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) A member of the Maoist People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) group was gunned down by police in Odisha Monday, a day after a ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Sangma to campaign in Odisha July 15


July 6th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma will visit Odisha July 15 to campaign for the presidential election, a leader of the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal, which is ... Read more...

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Pranab’s nomination for presidential poll accepted


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee's nomination for the presidential poll was accepted as valid Tuesday. He is the candidate of the ruling United ... Read more...

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Prakash Mishra appointed new Odisha police chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday appointed senior police officer Prakash Mishra as the state's new Director General of Police, shifting incumbent Manmohan Praharaj to the department of ... Read more...

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Patnaik accuses Pranab of buying support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee of buying support of parties by doling out large sums ... Read more...

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Congress, BJD trade charges over presidential election


July 1st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Congress party and Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday engaged in a war of words here over the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Odisha July 11


July 1st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee will visit Odisha July 11 to campaign in the state for the presidential election, the Congress said Sunday.The former finance minister ... Read more...

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Presidential election: Sangma’s son meets Patnaik


June 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Conrad Sangma, the son of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here to campaign for his father who is ... Read more...

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Pranab all set for Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appeared set to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan as the BJP remained undecided over the issue and even sections of the party-led National Democratic ... Read more...

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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers


June 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Protest against petrol prices leaves India hobbled (Roundup)


May 31st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Business was hit, roads deserted and train traffic disrupted Thursday as large parts of India shut down to protest the hike in petrol prices, ... Read more...

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Complete shutdown observed in Odisha (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A near-complete shutdown was observed across Odisha Thursday in response to the call by various political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), against ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits train traffic in Odisha


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) The movement of trains and commercial vehicles was hit in several parts of Odisha Thursday as the shutdown against the hike in petrol prices, ... Read more...

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Will bring together non-Congress parties on presidential candidate: BJP


May 24th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Keeping mum about its preferences for a presidential nominee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it will seek to create a consensus among non-Congress ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks support, not many takers (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday urged political parties to back his candidature for the president's post, but there appeared to be no ... Read more...

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Sangma pushes himself for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma, whose name has been proposed for president by the AIADMK and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Tuesday ... Read more...

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Maoists set free Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in Koraput district after holding him captive for more than a month.TV visuals showed Hikaka, looking healthy and relieved, ... Read more...

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Court issues notices on release of Maoists for Hikaka


April 19th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme court Thursday asked the central and Odisha governments to respond to a petition that sought to block release of 29 Maoists on bail ... Read more...

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