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No going back on quitting UPA: Mamata (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving firm indication that she was not ready for a compromise on her decision to quit the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck ... Read more...

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Mamata pullout gets brickbats, bouquets


September 19th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA government has earned her laurels and flak among the netizens in West Bengal."Didi, we ... Read more...

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Why is Mukul Roy absent from cabinet meetings, asks Congress


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Asking why Railway Minister Mukul Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, was absent from most cabinet meetings where decisions like the fuel price hike are taken, ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot first serving minister to join Territorial Army


September 6th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Congress MP Sachin Pilot Thursday became the first serving union minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, and stressed ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn agrees to cut objectionable dialogue from ‘Son of Sardar’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 3 (IANS) Film actor and producer Ajay Devgn Monday agreed to remove the objectionable dialogues and scenes from his film "Son of Sardar" before releasing it.The actor made ... Read more...

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‘Zimbabwe should emulate China, invest in new technology’


August 21st, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 21 (IANS) A Zimbabwean cabinet minister has urged the government to emulate emerging economies such as China by investing heavily in new technologies to accelerate development.Science and Technology ... Read more...

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Andhra minister resigns after CBI names him in charge sheet


August 15th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) A senior cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh resigned Tuesday night, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named him in its fourth charge sheet ... Read more...

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Himachal horticulture minister gets health portfolio too


August 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta has been allotted additional portfolios of health and family welfare and ayurveda, a statement said Tuesday.Governor Urmila Singh gave ... Read more...

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Indian flag to fly half-mast to mourn Deshmukh death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian flag will fly half-mast Tuesday in the capital and in all state capitals as a mark of respect for union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, ... Read more...

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Goa governor, chief minister condole Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Goa Governor B.V. Wanchoo and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh."I am deeply grieved to learn the sad demise ... Read more...

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Andhra minister named in Jagan’s illegal assets case


August 13th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) A senior cabinet minister and two bureaucrats of Andhra Pradesh were among 14 accused named by the CBI in its fourth charge sheet in ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US (Lead, correcting para six)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community in America following ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US


August 6th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community following the attack ... Read more...

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2G case: Ex-official says Raja took policy decisions


July 31st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Being the then telecom minister, A. Raja was the "final authority" to take decisions on policy matters, former department of telecommunications (DoT) official A.K. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik takes oath as senator


July 28th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on interior affairs, Friday took oath as a senator, weeks after he was forced to step down over his ... Read more...

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Make Rahul leader of Lok Sabha, MPs urge Sonia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently expressed his "readiness" for a more "proactive" role, as many as 10 party members in the Lok ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans resumes chopper service in Meghalaya


July 26th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 26 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd Thursday resumed its services in the hill state of Meghalaya after a gap of 15 months.The Meghalaya government suspended operations of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh urges World Bank to release funds for bridge


July 26th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged the World Bank to release funds for a stalled 10-km bridge across the Padma river in the country, an official said Thursday.The government ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans resumes chopper services in Meghalaya


July 25th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 25 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. would resume its services from Thursday in the mountainous Meghalaya state after a gap of 15 months, an official said Wednesday."Pawan ... Read more...

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Two months jail for Andhra minister


July 25th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) A special court here Wednesday sentenced a cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh to two months' simple imprisonment for alleged violation of the foreign exchange regulation law.The ... Read more...

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Non-bailable warrant against Andhra minister


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) A city court Monday issued non-bailable warrant against a cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh in a case relating to Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA) violations.The economic ... Read more...

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Shinde likely to be new leader of Lok Sabha


July 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to be the new Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee was nominated ... Read more...

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Raj-Uddhav Thackeray ‘bonhomie’ fuels political speculation


July 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday drove Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, activists of both parties here wondered whether he succeeded in ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to back NDA’s vice-presidential nominee


July 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll Aug 7, a party ... Read more...

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Congress leader for legal aid to jailed former minister


July 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana Sunday asked the government to extend legal aid to jailed former minister Mopidevi Venkatramna in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. ... Read more...

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Omar shocked by photos of monkey on hospital bed


July 5th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday expressed shock at seeing pictures of a monkey in a government hospital in Jammu and said he had ... Read more...

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Himachal health minister’s resignation accepted


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Wednesday accepted the resignation of Health Minister Rajeev Bindal.Bindal, who has been appointed general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Bibi Jagir Kaur can vote in presidential poll: EC


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) A convicted legislator in Punjab has been allowed by the Election Commission (EC) to vote in the July 19 presidential election.An Election Commission spokesman clarified Tuesday ... Read more...

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Tainted Virbhadra Singh goes, vows to fight on (Roundup)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh vowed to fight on after resigning Tuesday, a day after a court framed corruption charges against ... Read more...

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Brief profile of UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Here is a brief profile of Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate for the poll to be held July 19. Name: Pranab ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand CM tries to make peace with rival


June 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 12 (IANS) Hoping to make peace, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Tuesday allocated multiple responsibilities to his arch rival Harak Singh Rawat and six other legislators.Rawat, who was ... Read more...

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Gadkari steps in again to paper over BJP in-fighting (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


June 10th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari has stepped in again, a second time in a month, to end in-fighting between party factions in Himachal Pradesh ahead of ... Read more...

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Notices to three Andhra legislators in liquor pay-off scam


June 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 9 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Andhra Pradesh Saturday issued notices to three legislators in liquor pay-off case.Ruling Congress party lawmaker M. Kavitha and main opposition Telugu ... Read more...

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CBI summons BCCI chief in Jagan case


June 8th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief and managing director of India Cements N. Srinivasan in ... Read more...

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Deshmukh, Shinde being probed for Adarsh scam, says CBI


June 5th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday told the Bombay High Court here that it is investigating allegations against former Maharashtra chief ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushilkumar Shinde in the ... Read more...

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