coalition governments

Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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PM willing to talk to NCP ‘on any issue’ (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Signalling a thaw in the current stand-off with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government was ready to ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics future governance mantra in India’


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said the political scenario of the country indicates coalition governments are going ... Read more...

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CPI leader for parliamentary reforms


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja Wednesday called for effective parliamentary and constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the country. Participating in ... Read more...

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Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad


April 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run."It is not easy to ... Read more...

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‘Commonwealth leaders should reconnect with electorate’ (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 10 (IANS) An Indian delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is here to attend a parliamentary conference of speakers and presiding officers from the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Karnataka’ irony: politics offsets achievements (Karnataka Newsletter)


October 30th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Karnataka seems to have become a jinxed state - its reputation as IT hub, an attractive destination for investment and an excellent launching pad for ... Read more...

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President to open Maharashtra assembly platinum jubilee


October 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the platinum jubilee (1937-2011) celebrations of the Maharashtra legislature here Tuesday, official sources said.The two-day event (Oct 18-19) will be ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar urges meaningful scrutiny of legislative functions


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called for regular and meaningful scrutiny of parliamentary and legislative functioning to make it "infallible".Inaugurating the 76th conference of ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics has opened up space for smaller parties’


September 8th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The era of coalition governments since 1989 has its genesis in the late 1960s when multiple bipolarities to the Congress started emerging in the ... Read more...

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Time for mid-term polls has passed: Gilani


July 4th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The time for mid-term polls in Pakistan is over and the opposition should prepare for the next elections, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."The ... Read more...

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Admired abroad, ridiculed at home: Karnataka’s dubious distinction (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 27th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 27 (IANS) From being a well-governed state, proud of its capital Bangalore hailed world over as an IT powerhouse, Karnataka is now being tagged as the "most ... Read more...

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DMK has to decide on Raja: Congress


November 11th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Congress Thursday steered clear of the demand from the opposition for Telecom Minister A. Raja's ouster over the 2G spectrum allocation controversy, and said it ... Read more...

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24 arrested for Karachi killings, 4 more die


June 16th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 16 (IANS) Security forces arrested 24 people for their suspected role in a series of target killings that have rocked this southern port for the past few weeks, even as ... Read more...

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Foreign forces conspiring to destabilise Pakistan: Minister


June 15th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday some foreign elements were conspiring to destabilise Pakistan and pointed to the target killings in Karachi as evidence of this. Responding to ... Read more...

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Let economics drive our relations, Bangladesh envoy tells India


June 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged India to open its doors wider to allow duty-free goods and reach a "meaningful" free trade agreement (FTA) to facilitate a ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi, veteran of Indian politics, turns 87 (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, one of India's most senior politicians, turned 87 Thursday. A key prop of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Karunanidhi ... Read more...

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Karachi tense as target killings’ toll rises to 37


May 21st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) Karachi remained tense Friday as the toll in three days of political-ethnic killings rose to 37 and at least eight vehicles were set ablaze overnight in various parts ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 arrested for Karachi target killings (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 20 (IANS) Nearly 300 people have been arrested for a spate of political-ethnic killings in this southern port city that have claimed 35 lives over three days, Sindh's home ... Read more...

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Two dozen arrested for Karachi target killings (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 20 (IANS) Security forces Thursday arrested over two dozen suspects for the political-ethnic killings in Pakistan's Karachi city as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called for action against the ... Read more...

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Two dozen arrested for Karachi target killings (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 20 (IANS) Security forces Thursday arrested over two dozen suspects for the political-ethnic killings in this southern port city that have left 25 people dead as Pakistan Prime Minister ... Read more...

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25 killed in Karachi political-ethnic violence


May 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 20 (IANS) The paramilitary Pakistan Rangers were called in after political-ethnic violence in this southern port city claimed 25 lives, a media report Thursday said. The violence -- which began late ... Read more...

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Nitish, Chouhan complain of discrimination by central government


May 4th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The chief ministers of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh Tuesday complained of discrimination by the central government in development projects. They were speaking at a session on "coalition ... Read more...

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Lapang seeks bigger ministry in Meghalaya


March 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 6 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang has sought a bigger council of ministers in the state in order to prevent instability. "In a small and sensitive state like ... Read more...

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Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu dies at 95 (Third Lead)


January 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Marxist veteran Jyoti Basu, who had a record 23-year stint as chief minister of an Indian state and almost became the country's prime minister in 1996, died ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to be ninth State under BJP rule: Gadkari


December 26th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec. 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's new president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that his party would be part of the government in Jharkhand state.Addressing party workers and supporters, Gadkari ... Read more...

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BJP committed to having stable Government in Jharkhand


December 25th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Dec 25(ANI): Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Raghuvar Das on Friday said that their party stands for formation of stable Government in the state and has adopted a policy ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi celebrates her 63rd birthday


December 9th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 9 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is celebrating her 63rd birthday on Wednesday, and several congress leaders reached her residence to greet her personally on the occasion.Among those ... Read more...

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BJP sets up panel to supervise its Karnataka government


November 8th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday not only resolved the crisis in its first government in Karnataka but also became the first major political party in ... Read more...

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Premji foresees return of two-party system in India


June 12th, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) India may get back to the two-party system after the next general elections if the new government deliveres on its commitments, Azim Premji, chairman of India's leading IT ... Read more...

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Big blow to TRS, Telangana movement


May 16th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The results of the Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha elections have dealt a big blow to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the movement for separate statehood ... Read more...

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GCA backs GOA demand for implementing sports policy


May 12th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president and Congress legislator Dayanand Narvekar has supported the Goa Olympic Association's (GOA) demand for implementation of the state's sports policy. GOA has warned the ... Read more...

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No division in party over keeping Congress at bay: CPI-M


May 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday denied any division within the party on the issue of not supporting the Congress in government formation after the polls, ... Read more...

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‘Reforms will continue even under Third Front government’


May 4th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Economic reforms will continue unabated even if the Third Front forms the next government at the centre, a top industry official said here Monday. The Third front is an ... Read more...

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Lalu Yadav says Congress has no existence in UP and Bihar


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 02 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday claimed that the Congress party has no existence in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.Criticising the All India Congress Committee ... Read more...

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