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Special UDF meet to clear doubts about investor meet


September 4th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala has called a special meeting Thursday to clear all doubts and allegations levelled by the opposition about ... Read more...

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Kerala nurses end strike (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The striking nurses, including those who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital, called off their protests after their demands ... Read more...

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Nurses refuse to come down from Kerala hospital terrace


August 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three nurses, who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital Wednesday if their demand of permanent employment is not ... Read more...

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Pranab secures 124 votes in Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance candidate in the presidential poll Pranab Mukherjee secured 124 out of the 139 votes polled Thursday in the Kerala Assembly.The strength of ... Read more...

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Sangma to meet BJP legislators in Lucknow Wednesday


July 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Purno Sagma, the presidential candidate of the BJP, BJD, AIADMK and several other parties, will visit the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday to canvass support for ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Kerala Wednesday


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here Wednesday as part of his poll campaign and meet Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other leaders.Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc legislator suspended from Bengal assembly


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) A Forward Bloc legislator was Friday suspended from the West Begnal Assembly for the rest of the day for using "unparliamentary" words targeting Chief Minister ... Read more...

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UP backtracks on 7 p.m. closure order for shop, malls (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Rattled by strong opposition to its decision to close all shops and malls by 7 p.m. for the next 15 days due to the acute power ... Read more...

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Selvaraj, now of Congress, writes himself into a record


June 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, the Congress legislator who was elected in the Neyattinkara by-election, Monday wrote himself into the record books of the Kerala assembly by becoming the ... Read more...

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BJP gags Chhattisgarh seniors over CAG report


April 9th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gagged at least two of its senior leaders in Chhattisgarh after they slammed their own government for not taking ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader questions Nandigram accused’s induction


March 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Monday questioned the presence of leaders like former MP Laxman Seth, arrested for alleged involvement in the 2007 Nandigram ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi sows dissent in Trinamool ranks (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The continuing suspense drama over the Dinesh Trivedi episode has not been the best advertisement for West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress. But what could be ... Read more...

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Trinamool tells Trivedi to quit, he wants Mamata’s written order (Roundup)


March 17th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In a hardening of stands, the Trinamool Congress Saturday asked its nominee and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to resign from the post, but the ... Read more...

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Trinamool asks Trivedi to go, he wants Mamata’s written order (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Saturday asked Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to resign from the post, but the latter has sought written instructions from party chief ... Read more...

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BJP legislators demand Omar’s resignation


December 13th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 13 (IANS) Bhartiya Janta Party legislators Tuesday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his failure to prevent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and also ... Read more...

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Kerala accords state funeral to two AMRI nurses


December 12th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 12 (IANS) Two nurses, who died while saving the lives of patients during a devastating fire at a Kolkata hospital last week, were accorded state funerals in ... Read more...

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Opposition plans adjournment motion on price rise Tuesday


November 21st, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The combined opposition is all set to press for an adjournment motion on price rise when the month-long winter session of parliament begins Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Court stops probe against Chandy in palmoil case


September 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday asked the vigilance court investigating if Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, then finance minister, had any role in the 1992 palmoil ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition demands Chandy’s resignation


September 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Monday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and chief whip P.C. George over alleged attempts to influence the trial of the ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly session begins Monday


September 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) On the eve of second session of the new Kerala assembly that begins here Monday, both the ruling Congress-led United Democatic Front and the Communist Party ... Read more...

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List palm oil case before another court: Judge


September 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Judge P.K. Haneefa, criticized for ordering a reinvestigation in the palm oil case allegedly involving Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Saturday requested the high court ... Read more...

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Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

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Trinamool workers canvass door-to-door for ‘Didi’


September 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leaders took out rallies and went door-to-door Sunday kicking off party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden campaign for the ... Read more...

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Kerala chief whip petitions against judge


September 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) The chief whip of the Kerala assembly has hit out at a special vigilance court judge who ordered reinvestigation of palm oil case involving Kerala ... Read more...

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Advani, Sushma Swaraj skip Meira Kumar’s tea party


September 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Thursday kept away from Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb knew of mass murders: Trinamool


August 12th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling party Friday demanded the arrest of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, alleging he knew of the mass murders committed by the Communist Party ... Read more...

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Sadananda Gowda to be BJP’s new Karnataka chief minister (Second Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP D.V. Sadananda Gowda will be the new chief minister of Karnataka after he was elected the BJP legislature party leader, ... Read more...

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Two-day shutdown cripples life in Bangladesh


July 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Life was hit in Bangladesh Wednesday due to a two-day shutdown called by the country's main opposition party and its allies to protest the abolition ... Read more...

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Left Front blocked pro-farmer law, says ex-Bengal minister


June 13th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and West Bengal's former land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah Monday said that the Left Front during its regime stopped him ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa wins trust-vote amid walkout, boycott (Second Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Amidst a noisy walkout by the Congress and a boycott by the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday won a trust vote ... Read more...

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BJP issues disqualification notice to seven Kashmir legislators


May 24th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued "disqualification notices" to seven of its legislators who had cross-voted in the ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s suspended BJP legislators may form own group


May 21st, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Seven Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators who were suspended for cross-voting during the legislative council elections in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to form a ... Read more...

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Trinamool stakes claim, Mamata elected legislature party leader (Roundup)


May 16th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Sunday formally staked claim to form a new government in West Bengal with Mamata Banerjee as chief minister, after she was unanimously ... Read more...

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Banerjee set to become Bengal’s first woman chief minister (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Moving a step closer to becoming West Bengal's first woman chief minister, Mamata Banerjee was Sunday unanimously elected leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party ... Read more...

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Mamata all set to be West Bengal’s first woman chief minister (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Moving a step closer to becoming West Bengal's first woman chief minister, Mamata Banerjee was Sunday unanimously elected leader of the Trinamool Congress legislature party ... Read more...

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