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Relief to exit Mamata cabinet: West Bengal Congress


September 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "dictatorial attitude", and claiming that the law and order situation in the state had been ... Read more...

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Court order on Virbhadra’s bail cancellation Sep 15


September 12th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) A local court will decide Saturday whether the bail granted to former union minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife, who have been facing a graft case ... Read more...

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New UP Congress chief inherits a legacy of failures (News Analysis)


September 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Will Nirmal Khatri, the little-known newly appointed Uttar Pradesh state Congress president, be able to turn the fortunes of India's grand old party and bring ... Read more...

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UPCC chief wants utility before loyalty from cadres


September 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) The new president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Nirmal Khatri Tuesday told party workers and leaders that loyalty to the party was no longer ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits riot-hit areas of Assam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday assured that riot-hit people in the three affected districts of Assam would be rehabilitated early.Rahul Gandhi arrived at the ... Read more...

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S.M. Krishna asked to help NRI couple get back child


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress unit has requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to ensure that a US-based couple's child is returned to them ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Assam’s violence-hit areas


September 8th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, the three violence-hit districts of Assam, Tuesday.A senior leader of the Assam ... Read more...

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Jagdish Tytler, others booked for Odisha rally violence


September 8th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik are among several people booked for the violence during the Congress rally here ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh seeks speedy trial in graft case


September 7th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 7 (IANS) The public prosecutor claimed Friday that there were enough indiscriminating evidence for cancelling the bail of former union minister Virbhadra Singh in a graft case, but ... Read more...

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Five-time Himachal minister dead


September 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress leader and five-time Himachal Pradesh minister Sat Mahajan died early Saturday in New Delhi after a brief illness, family members said. He was 85.Survived by ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just ahead of assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case


August 31st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just before the assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Amarinder’s return to Punjab is news! (Punjab Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, the return of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh to the state and his proposed political tour make news in Punjab.The ... Read more...

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Virbhadra ready for graft case trial in lower court


August 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who took over as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief here Wednesday, said he was ready to stand trial in a ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Low key I-Day celebrations in Maharashtra


August 15th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Maharashtra celebrated Independence Day in a sombre mood Wednesday amid flag hoisting ceremonies and singing of national anthem at most places in the state.The celebrations were ... Read more...

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Congress reconstitutes Assam state unit


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday reconstituted its Assam state committee, making Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and central minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar members besides former central ministers B.K. ... Read more...

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Minister flayed for saying officials can steal from state coffers


August 10th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's PWD minister Shivpal Yadav Friday back-tracked from his earlier statement in which he had reportedly told state government officials to steal but not ... 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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PETA India to sensitise children towards animals


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) In a bid to develop respect and compassion among children towards animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has advocated the introduction ... Read more...

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Protests against moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Protest rallies and demonstrations were held across Karnataka Sunday condemning the violent moral policing of a pro-Hindu outfit whose eight activists were arrested for ... Read more...

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Congress legislators in Maharashtra complain about Chavan


July 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Complaining about several "issues" they have with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, over 40 Congress legislators requested the state party chief to intervene.As many as ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress slams ally NC over leader’s remarks


July 9th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 9 (IANS) The Congress in Jammu and Kashmir has warned its ruling alliance partner National Conference (NC) that it should remember that it was in power in the ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit Assam, Tripura from July 6


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee is likely to begin the northeast segment of his campaign from Assam July 6.President of the Assam Pradesh ... Read more...

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Akhilesh to host Pranab to lunch Tuesday (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) A lavish spread and a grand welcome awaits ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee when he arrives in the state capital Tuesday.Officials ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia visit Assam to assess flood situation


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday arrived at the Rowriah airport at Jorhat in upper Assam to assess the flood situation ... Read more...

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Pranab in UP Tuesday to canvass for presidential poll (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will be in the Uttar Pradesh capital Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support ... Read more...

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Pranab in UP Monday to scout for support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrives here Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support for his election to the ... Read more...

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Rahul to review Himachal Congress July 2


July 1st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections early 2013, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the party's preparedness with state leaders July 2-3 ... Read more...

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Sonia likely to visit flood-hit areas of Assam


June 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Assam to take stock of the devastation caused by floods in the state.Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) ... Read more...

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Health ministry mulls ban on cosmetic testing on animals


June 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India's health ministry Wednesday said it is considering a proposal by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a ban on testing of ... Read more...

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Protests across Maharashtra against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) People across Maharashtra Thursday protested against the sharp hike in petrol prices, burning effigies and blocking roads and highways in prominent cities of the state, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Congress asks for petrol prices roll back


May 24th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Congress' Maharashtra state unit Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to roll back the steep, Rs.7.50 per litre hike ... Read more...

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