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BJP not giving us fair option: Khurshid


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ruling out cancellation of allotted coal blocks, Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the opposition was not giving the Congress-led UPA government a fair ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams Mamata for inviting Obama


September 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Lashing out at the US for instigating India against communist China, CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday took pot shots at West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Russian executed in 1918 cleared 94 years later


August 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Prosecutors in Russia, embarking on a quest for historical justice, formally cleared a peasant executed in 1918 for opposing the Bolsheviks, RIA Novosti reported.Two Communists sent ... Read more...

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China opposes US-Taiwan relations


July 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday said it was opposed to official relations between the US and Taiwan, after an American official visited the island nation off the eastern coast ... Read more...

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Pranab is a friend of Communists: Trinamool


July 8th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress leader Sunday said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has been a close friend of the Communists throughout his life."He (Mukherjee) owes ... Read more...

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Doon Express derailment: Mamata wants high-level probe


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday demanded a high-level inquiry into the Doon Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh, which left ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Putin signs decree appointing Medvedev PM


May 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin Tuesday signed a decree appointing Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister, within an hour after Russia's State Duma, or lower house of ... Read more...

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‘CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development’ (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool


April 29th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by ... Read more...

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Mamata among Time’s 100 most influential people


April 18th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Time magazine has listed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in its list for ... Read more...

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China to make more non-communists as department heads


April 16th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) More non-communist Chinese would be appointed as chiefs, rather than deputy heads, of governmental agencies, according to an official statement.Currently, two ministers in the cabinet are ... Read more...

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UP: anti-incumbency will produce hung assembly (Comment)


February 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Even at this early stage of the UP elections, a few predictions can still be made with reasonable certainty. One is the results will produce a hung assembly with neither ... Read more...

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Communists in Kerala squabble like never before (Kerala Newsletter)


February 12th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) Forget Left unity, the two Communist parties in Kerala have been at each other's throats for a while now. It has reached a crescendo with ... Read more...

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Communists have no moral right to honour Netaji: Mamata


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday attacked the Left over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, saying the communists who once had once questioned his nationalism ... Read more...

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Mamata wishes Netaji a long life


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday described the mystery about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose' death as a national shame and wished the leader "a ... Read more...

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Tibetan struggle a movement for true democracy: Gere


January 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Terming the Tibetan struggle as a movement towards true democracy, Hollywood superstar Richard Gere Wednesday said China would have to kill every Tibetan in ... Read more...

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Anna’s protest may be shifted to Mumbai: Kejriwal


December 14th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Anna Hazare's planned protest from Dec 27 for a strong Lokpal could be shifted to Mumbai if it is too cold here, Team Anna ... Read more...

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Putin votes in parliament polls


December 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin voted Sunday in the parliamentary elections widely seen as a test for him and his ruling United Russia party.Putin arrived ... Read more...

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Communists not against reforms, says Yechury


November 7th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Communists are not opposed to economic reforms per se but want to know what "reforms" mean to people at large, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Harvard invite for Mamata


September 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a ... Read more...

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Communists wants strong Lokpal


August 27th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Saturday spelt out its stand on the Lokpal issue for the first time when its leader Basudeb Acharia told ... Read more...

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Ballot battle in Nepal parliament Sunday for new PM


August 25th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) After failing to choose a consensus prime minister within the 10 days' time given by President Ram Baran Yadav, Nepal's warring parties will now hold a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu reverts to New Year in Chithirai again


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai (mid-April) will once again mark the official New Year in Tamil Nadu.Going back to the age-old tradition, ... Read more...

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Caste consciousness reigns supreme in India: Gandhy (Lead)


July 16th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Jailed Maoist ideologue Kobad Gandhy, highlighting the problems of Dalits and the poor in an essay reminiscing his wife Anuradha Shanbag and her work, says ... Read more...

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Chariot festival hits communist rally in Bengal


July 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The communists may be atheists, but the Hindu festival of Rath Yatra Thursday forced West Bengal's main opposition Left Front to revise the dates of an ... Read more...

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High alert in Kathmandu as constitution expires midnight


May 28th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) Riot police dragged away dozens of people protesting near parliament and the government ordered high security in the turbulent capital Saturday, with Nepal's constitution due to ... Read more...

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Jail manuals, assurances may help Davy extradition: CBI official


May 26th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has given to a Danish court copies of jail manuals, books on jail reforms as well as paintings made ... Read more...

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After 34 years, swearing in the name of god


May 20th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) In the first sign of change in West Bengal, most ministers in the new Trinamool Congress-led government Friday took oath of office in the name of ... Read more...

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Why the Red Fort crumbled in West Bengal (Comment)


May 16th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
There is no Shakespearean tragedy in the rout of the Left in West Bengal. In a democracy, political parties win and lose electoral battles. In Kerala, which gave the world ... Read more...

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Bangladesh daily objects to Hasina congratulating Mamata


May 15th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina "undermined her status and office" by calling up Mamata Banerjee, victor of the election in India's West Bengal state, a ... Read more...

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Red light of 34 years turns green in Bengal, tweets Tharoor


May 13th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress MP and former minster Shashi Tharoor Friday described the end of the Left Front rule in West Bengal as a traffic light that ... Read more...

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Left accepts defeat in West Bengal


May 13th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Communists Friday accepted defeat in West Bengal as the Trinamool Congress was poised to crush 34 years of Left Front rule in one of the most ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Trinamool ‘black money’


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to probe the source of alleged black money the Trinamool Congress used in West Bengal, a senior official said Monday."The Election ... Read more...

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Once close to Left, Bengal’s thinkers seek change


April 29th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) There was a time when the Left Front had a mighty following among writers and artists of West Bengal. But today its intellectuals are ... Read more...

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