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Pass Lokpal, whistle blowers bills in monsoon session: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy Friday demanded passage of the Lokpal bill, the grievance redressal bill and the whistle blowers' protection bill ... Read more...

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Sonia urged to stop new n-plants, evolve energy policy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy has urged Congress chief and National Advisory Council chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ask the government to stop new nuclear power ... 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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Himachal Congress gives ‘charge sheet’ against BJP regime


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Wednesday gave a corruption "charge sheet" to President Pranab Mukherjee against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the hill ... Read more...

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Centre must decide on Telangana soon: Andhra Pradesh CM (Interview)


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kondruprolu (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) The union government must take a call soon on the issue of statehood for the Telangana region, says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. ... Read more...

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India raises social media misuse with Pakistan, situation normal in south (Roundup)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India Sunday took up the issue of social media sites' misuse by Pakistan-based elements in whipping up communal sentiments in the country with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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BJP slams government for intelligence failure


August 19th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after India blamed Pakistan for rumours and SMSes that forced thousands of northeast citizens to flee other states, the BJP Sunday slammed ... Read more...

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Mamata’s fight against ‘corruption in judiciary’ (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 18 (IANS) Known for courting controversies, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has again stirred the hornet's nest after saying that court judgments could be bought.Speaking during ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee hosts Iftar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday hosted an Iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L.K. ... Read more...

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Congress rejects BJP demand for PM’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress Friday rejected as "unwarranted" the BJP's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over coal block allocation and accused the ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress to protest arrests of party cadres


August 17th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Giving another jolt to its already alienated ally Trinamool Congress, the Congress Friday said it would submit protests Aug 24 to all police stations in West ... Read more...

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President calls BJP leaders over seating at I-Day reception


August 16th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday called senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders after they expressed their displeasure over seating arrangements during the Independence Day 'At ... Read more...

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Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Andhra


August 15th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the 66th Independence Day celebrations across Andhra Pradesh.The main official celebration was held at Secunderabad Parade Grounds in the state capital where Chief ... Read more...

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Deshmukh’s body reaches Latur, funeral in evening


August 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) The body of union minister Vilasrao Desmukh, who died in Chennai Tuesday, was brought to his home district here in Maharashtra by a special flight ... Read more...

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UP allots land for AIIMS in Rae Bareli town


August 13th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given his consent for allotment of land to set up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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I’ll welcome Rahul Gandhi to UPA government: Manmohan Singh (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi agreeing to take a more proactive role, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he would welcome him in ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in as vice president (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's vice president for a second consecutive term at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.Ansari was administered ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in India’s 14th vice-president


August 11th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vice-president at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.He was administered the oath of office by ... Read more...

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Mamata sees peace in Maoist area, warns guerrillas (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) In another of her frequent district tours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Maoist-affected Belpahari area promising to usher in all-round development.Thursday's trip to ... Read more...

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Congress marks ‘Quit India’ movement’s 70th anniversary


August 10th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Thousands of Congressmen, including freedom fighters, remembered the sacrifices of the country's founding fathers on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of 'Quit India' movement ... Read more...

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Aggressive Sonia spurs Congress, forces Advani to retract (Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani went on the back foot in the Lok Sabha Wednesday when an aggressive Congress president Sonia Gandhi spurred her MPs ... Read more...

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PM calls Advani’s remark disgraceful, Sonia agitated (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani sparked a major row in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with his description of the UPA-II government as "illegitimate", a remark ... Read more...

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Mayawati, Mulayam attend Sonia’s lunch


August 6th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Arch-rivals Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati Monday attended the lunch hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the eve of the vice-presidential election, marking ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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BJP united, Congress divided ahead of polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh seems to have learnt its lessons from the past. With assembly elections a few months away, the party stands ... 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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Congress tries to mollify sulking Virbhadra


July 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday made efforts to mollify former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh after the septuagenarian leader offered to resign from party panels ... Read more...

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Congress forms coordination panel in violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, 26 (IANS) Amid concerns over the communal violence in Assam and its handling by the Tarun Gogoi government, the Congress Tuesday set up a 10-member coordination ... Read more...

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Sonia announces several schemes for Rae Bareli


July 27th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) On her first day of her two-day trip to her constituency Rae Bareli, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday sought forgiveness from the people for not ... Read more...

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Make Rahul leader of Lok Sabha, MPs urge Sonia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently expressed his "readiness" for a more "proactive" role, as many as 10 party members in the Lok ... Read more...

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Sonia gifted first volume of 13-part Congress history


July 24th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was presented the first book in a 13-volume series chronicling the party's history from its inception in 1885 to India's ... Read more...

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Big Bengal presence at Pranab’s swearing-in


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) It is 'Delhi Chalo' of a different kind. With West Bengal's Pranab Mukherjee all set to take over as India's president Wednesday, his family members, ... Read more...

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Praful denies resignation, NCP stays with UPA (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The NCP was unhappy with the way the government was run but there was no question of quitting the cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Praful ... Read more...

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Trinamool to continue opposition to reform legislations


July 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Despite backing UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday made it clear that her Trinamool Congress would ... Read more...

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