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After Mamata blow, UPA turns to ‘Netaji’ and ‘Behenji’


September 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) As Mamata Banerjee turned her back on UPA-II, Congress emissaries Wednesday opened fresh channels of communication with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo ... Read more...

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Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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Trinamool to continue opposition to FDI in retail


August 10th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Amid efforts by the Congress to build consensus within the ruling coalition on the issue of allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, ... Read more...

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Majority of Israelis dissatisfied with Netanyahu


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) Public support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit an all-time low, according to a poll published in Ha'aretz daily, which found that more than ... Read more...

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Not under any pressure, asserts Chavan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party stand-off was resolved, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday dismissed contentions that he was under pressure from his own ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Khurshid on ‘cameo’, party and Rahul Gandhi


July 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Cornered on what he meant by "cameo", union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said he knew the word to mean "something brilliant, like a ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM urges coalition partners not to support Sangma


July 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has appealed to his coalition partners in the state to revisit their decision to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. ... Read more...

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Gakari asks party functionaries, allies to exercise restraint


June 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Amid signs of uneasiness in the party over Janata Dal-United's divergent stand in the presidential polls and remarks of its leaders on NDA's prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to elect new PM June 22 (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, will elect the new prime minister at a special session to be convened Friday. Minister for Textiles Makhdoom ... Read more...

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PPP leaders pick Makhdoom Shahabuddin as new PM (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders picked Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister following the ouster of Yousuf ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Makhdoom Shahbuddin as new PM


June 20th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Makhdoom Shahbuddin for the office of the prime minister, Geo News reported Wednesday.Sources told the TV channel that ... Read more...

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PPP accepts Gilani’s disqualification verdict


June 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday said it accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court that said Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as the prime ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar targets Maharashtra government


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar once again targeted the Congress Saturday for what he termed as a collapse in ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest: Mamata (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday that she would protest but not pull out of ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet may be reshuffled, expanded


April 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet is expected to be reshuffled and expanded within the next few days, a media report said Friday.As many as 4-5 new ministers could ... Read more...

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Trust deficit with army, PM must clear air: BJP


April 4th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must tell the nation what exactly happened, referring to a media report that ... Read more...

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Trouble in Kerala’s ruling coalition over ministership claims


March 26th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Trouble is brewing in Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) as two of the coalition partners are putting pressure for a ministerial berth.While the Congress ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago’s Indian-origin PM survives no-trust vote


March 5th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, March 5 (IANS) For the first time in its 50-year history, the Trinidad and Tobago parliament sat for a marathon 27 and a half hours non-stop in ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice (Third Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered to resign after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for ... Read more...

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Contempt notice: Gilani will appear before apex court


January 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the Supreme Court, which issued a contempt notice to him Monday, said a media report here.Geo News ... Read more...

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Zardari has not offered to resign: Spokesman (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari did not offer his resignation during a meeting with coalition partners, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Khan Babar said Wednesday.In a statement ... Read more...

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Ready to give up presidency: Zardari


January 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so ... Read more...

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National Conference, Congress hold co-ordination meet


January 7th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) The National Conference (NC) and the Congress -- Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners -- held a co-ordination committee meeting here Saturday which underlined the ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) As tensions escalated between the UPA and key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday tried to soothe the frayed ties, saying ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With tensions escalating with ruling UPA's key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that "temporary problems" with allies will be ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM


January 6th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that the "temporary problems" with the government's allies will be overcome with "determination." He did not name any ... Read more...

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UPA wobbles, Mamata says Congress colluding with Left (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In an indication of their uneasy ties threatening the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), a fiery West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP working towards pre-poll alliance in Goa


November 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Goa have decided to work towards a pre-poll alliance arrangement for the state assembly polls scheduled next ... Read more...

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Advani questions Mamata silence on graft


October 21st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday wondered why she was silent on the ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties should go beyond terrorism: Gilani


August 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Relations between the US and Pakistan should go beyond terrorism and cover areas of bilateral relations on a durable basis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as PM quits (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal was plunged into a crisis Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.The communist leader, who ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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