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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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Congress looks forward to life after Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was looking forward to life after Mamata Bannerjee, adding that the exit of Trinamool Congress from the UPA will allow ... Read more...

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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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No rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress asserted Thursday it will go ahead with the latest economic reforms, especially foreign equity in multi-brand retail, despite stiff opposition to the UPA ... Read more...

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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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Point of no return, ministers to resign Friday: Trinamool


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the stand-off with the UPA government on FDI in retail, diesel price hike and subsidised cooking gas issues has reached a point of no ... Read more...

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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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TMC withdrawal a betrayal of people’s faith: Bengal Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Terming the Trinamool Congress' decision of withdrawing support to the UPA regime as a "betrayal" of the people's faith, the West Bengal Congress said Wednesday it ... Read more...

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Trinamool firm on quitting, Congress says UPA is safe (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government Wednesday refused to roll back its big ticket economic reforms, even as a belligerent Trinamool Congress remained adamant on quitting the ruling ... Read more...

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UPA still has substantial majority: Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said that the UPA had "substantial majority" in the Lok Sabha despite the Trinamool Congress deciding to withdraw support, but hoped ... Read more...

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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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Trinamool toughens stance, UPA says no danger (Evening Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday refused to back off over issues which forced it to quit the UPA government but the Congress maintained that the coalition ... Read more...

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Jogi seeks probe into illegal diamond mining


September 19th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ajit Jogi Wednesday sought a high-level probe into an alleged illegal diamond mining scam in a forested area of ... Read more...

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Auction illegal mines: Goa Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) All illegal mining sites in Goa should be divided into blocks and auctioned to the highest bidder, Congress leader and former union minister of state for ... Read more...

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Himachal truckers increase freight charges


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The transporters at a prominent industrial hub in Himachal Pradesh have increased freight charges by over five percent following last week's hike in diesel price, a ... Read more...

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Gadkari sends legal notice to Digvijay for defamation


September 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Friday sent a legal notice to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for allegedly defaming him by his comments on his business ... Read more...

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Rahul faces hostility from Amethi college girls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi faced hostile college girl students on the first day of his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi Thursday.Angry over the ... Read more...

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My good wishes to Rahul, Mulayam now says


September 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) A day after the Samajwadi Party's direct attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked up a storm, its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday extended his ... Read more...

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IMG likely to complete coal report by Sep 15: Bansal


September 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing the coal block allocations to private firms is likely to complete its exercise by Sep 15, but "it's a complex job", ... Read more...

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Goa iron ore scam may have a golden lining: Congress spokesman


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.Party spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu Thursday demanded that the central government should ... Read more...

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BJP is misleading country on coal issue: Congress


September 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The Congress party Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "misleading the nation" on the issue of coal block allocation and stalling parliament to ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi ‘decoded’ in book


September 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Does Rahul Gandhi have an overarching political and economic vision? asked panelists at a book release function here Wednesday while debating the strategy and ... Read more...

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SP plans Third Front, Congress says Delhi far away (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Mocking the Samajwadi Party's (SP) plans of forging a Third Front before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader and HRD minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said ... 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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Brand Rahul does not exist, says BJP


September 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday targeted Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for remaining "silent" on corruption issues and claimed that the "Brand Rahul" ... Read more...

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BJP stalling parliament to hide own secrets: Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation, the Congress Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has failed to make a mark, says BJP


September 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Amid speculation of Rahul Gandhi assuming a larger role in the Congress, the BJP Tuesday said his performance over the years speaks for itself ... Read more...

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Akhilesh behind 2011 ‘rape’ case against Rahul, SC told (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A lawyer Monday told the Supreme Court that a 2011 rape and wrongful confinement case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Allahabad High Court ... Read more...

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Akhilesh behind 2011 ‘rape’ case against Rahul, SC told


September 10th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A lawyer Monday told the Supreme Court that a 2011 rape and wrongful confinement case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Allahabad High Court ... Read more...

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President’s son’s visit exposes cracks in Tripura Congress


September 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A section of Congress leaders in Tripura Monday demanded strict action against the Congress workers who manhandled President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee here last ... Read more...

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Congress out to malign me: Ramdev


September 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday condemned Congress leader Digvijay Singh for levelling allegations against him and said it was all part of a concerted attempt ... 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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