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Resentment brewing in Congress over Telangana


September 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Resentment is brewing in the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh with a section of leaders openly attacking the central leadership for talking to the TRS over ... Read more...

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BJP readies anti-Congress CD campaign (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Following its central leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch an audiovisual campaign across the state against the Congress ... Read more...

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Virbhadra as chief to end Himachal Congress confusion (News Analysis)


August 26th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The move by the Congress leadership to appoint Virbhadra Singh as the Himachal Pradesh Congress chief, three months ahead of the assembly elections, has ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief


August 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the ... Read more...

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Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief


August 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for ... Read more...

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Pressure on Andhra chief minister to ‘bail out’ colleagues


August 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Ministers in Andhra Pradesh are mounting pressure on the chief minister not to accept the resignation of their colleague Dharmana Prasada Rao and bail out others ... Read more...

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Tension within the ranks haunt UDF and LDF too (Kerala Newsletter)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy ... Read more...

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Virbhadra determined to steer assembly poll (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Former union minister and five-time Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh is determined to lead the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections. And will ensure ... Read more...

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Congress members harming party prospects in Gujarat: Shastri


July 31st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress leader Anil Shastri Monday said Congress leaders were making the party's prospects in Gujarat weaker in an election year with their controversial comments.The ... Read more...

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Pranab won’t be rubber-stamp president (Comment)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pranab Mukherjee's relatively uneventful, to use a post-operative surgical term, journey to Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the Congress' few success stories of late. What made it possible was the ... Read more...

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Congress assures sulking Virbhadra of larger say in candidate selection (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress leadership is learnt to have assured former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh that he would have a "larger say" in distribution ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa gets his way, Shettar to be new Karnataka CM (Roundup)


July 7th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to replace Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda with Rural Development ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka chief minister (Second Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday chose Karnataka's Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to replace Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis subsides, nine ministers withdraw resignations (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) subsided Monday with nine ministers withdrawing their resignation after an assurance from party to considertheir ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis: nine ministers withdraw resignations (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The political crisis in Karnataka was heading towards a solution, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday after nine ministers loyal to former chief ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP dissidents set July 5 deadline for CM’s ouster


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) Dissidents in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday set a July 5 deadline for the party's central leadership to remove Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP crisis persists, scene shifts to Delhi (Second Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 30 (IANS) The crisis in the Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party unit, triggered by Friday's resignation of nine ministers seeking removal of Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, ... Read more...

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Bengal exults at Pranab’s candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 17 years ago when Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections form his own party, West Bengal Friday ... Read more...

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Speculation on Pranab’s candidature grows after Bengal leader’s pitch (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Speculation about Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as the Congress candidate for presidential elections grew Sunday with a senior party leader from West Bengal ... Read more...

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BJP: A divided house despite patch-up moves


May 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) It is now out in the open that not all within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are happy with their president Nitin Gadkari getting ... Read more...

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Andhra legislators loyal to Jagan add to Congress woes


May 25th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) A day after the arrest of a cabinet minister, the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh received another jolt with a state legislator switching loyalty to YSR ... Read more...

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2014 polls on BJP’s mind, Yeddyurappa props Modi (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patches up and reconciles with its leaders -- with an eye to the general elections -- former Karnataka chief ... Read more...

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Modi to attend BJP meet, Joshi quits (Third Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Udaipur, May 24 (IANS) Ending days of speculation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Thursday that its star chief minister, Gujarat's Narendra Modi, will attend the national executive meeting ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s tribal leaders support Sangma for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 22 (IANS) After Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Nand Kumar Sai, now senior Congress leader and former union minister Arvind Netam has openly backed former Lok ... Read more...

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Bitter Yeddyurappa mocks BJP leadership


May 19th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday mocked his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) central leadership and blamed party general secretary H.N. Ananth Kumar for ... Read more...

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Jaitley reaching Bangalore on trouble-shooting mission (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's 's senior leader Arun Jaitley is rushing to Bangalore Friday on a trouble-shooting mission to defuse the crisis in the ... Read more...

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Congress snubs Yeddyurappa over Sonia praise


May 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress Monday snubbed Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over his praise of party chief Sonia Gandhi, saying ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray roots for Mumbai again


May 7th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Strongly advocating the cause of Mumbai, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has reiterated his demand for the centre to plough back a portion of the ... Read more...

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Rift in Rajasthan BJP, 40 legislators offer to resign (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit widened Sunday after over 40 legislators offered to resign in favour of senior party leader ... Read more...

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China to end state monopoly in banks


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) China's top leadership has agreed to reduce, if not break, the state's banking monopoly, Premier Wen Jiabao has said.This is the first time Beijing acknowledged the ... Read more...

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Andhra official probing liquor scandal transferred


April 4th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 4 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has transferred a senior police officer who was probing the liquor pay-offs scandal allegedly involving some top politicians.Additional Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau ... Read more...

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Congress summons Amarinder, Bhattal to capital following infighting


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid a continuing spat between Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his detractors following the party's debacle in the assembly polls, the ... Read more...

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Bahuguna moves into official bungalow


March 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 31 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Saturday formally moved into his sprawling official bungalow at the Cantonment Road here.Amidst chanting of vedic hymns, Bahuguna stepped into the ... Read more...

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Congress attacks BJP over CAG report indicting Modi government


March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report alleging financial irregularities worth thousands of crores of rupees by the Narendra Modi government in ... Read more...

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