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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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No going back on quitting UPA: Mamata (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Giving firm indication that she was not ready for a compromise on her decision to quit the UPA government, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck ... Read more...

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Cooking gas and diesel hold the key to compromise?


September 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may have taken an seemingly uncompromising stand on the fuel and retail issues by withdrawing support to the UPA, but some ... 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 calls for united opposition in Punjab (Punjab Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) After a spell of relative dormancy for the past few months, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh has called for the opposition to rally together against ... Read more...

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Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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Virbhadra as chief to end Himachal Congress confusion (News Analysis)


August 26th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The move by the Congress leadership to appoint Virbhadra Singh as the Himachal Pradesh Congress chief, three months ahead of the assembly elections, has ... Read more...

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Kashmir BJP slams Congress for ‘misleading’ people


August 26th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Sunday lashed out at the Congress party for trying to mislead people by protesting against the 73rd and 74th amendments of ... 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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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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Trinamool MPs told to attend UPA lunch


August 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) In a bid to repair the strained ties with Congress, the Trinamool Congress leadership has asked its MPs to attend the lunch hosted by UPA ... 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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Impasse with Congress could end, signals NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid signals from Nationalist Congress Party that a solution could be found to its current impasse with the Congress, its leaders are expected to ... Read more...

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Ally trouble continues to dog Congress


July 21st, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress continued to be dogged by ally trouble Saturday as strains in its relationship with the NCP remained unresolved and the Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Mamata indicates end of alliance with Congress in Bengal


July 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) In a clear indication that the Trinamool Congress would not ally with the Congress in the coming panchayat polls in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Congress tries hard to mollify NCP, Pawar unswayed (Intro Roundup)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday reached out to Nationalist Congress Party after it expressed unhappiness about some aspects of the coalition's working but the strain in ... Read more...

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PM praises Pawar, UPA row ebbs for now (Roundup)


July 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The flare up in the UPA appeared to have settled down Friday evening after both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ally NCP made ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for bigger role, to be No 2 in party (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government", triggering intense speculation. The Congress announced ... Read more...

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Time for Rahul to assume bigger role, says Digvijay


July 16th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In an indication that Rahul Gandhi could assume a bigger role in the party by September in preparation for 2014 general elections, Congress leader ... Read more...

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NC leader intensifies attack on Congress


July 10th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 ( IANS) Even as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is trying to strengthen ties with the Congress, his uncle and additional general secretary of the National ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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Trinamool MLA speaks out against factionalism, sycophancy


July 1st, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Taking potshots at the top Trinamool Congress leadership, a party legislator Sunday said she was incapable of doing "politics of sycophancy" and complained of "factional ... Read more...

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Pranab in Hyderabad to seek support


July 1st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) Presidential candidate of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Pranab Mukherjee arrived here Sunday on a day-long visit to galvanize support for his candidature.Protest by a small ... Read more...

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Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region may not currently be witnessing protests for separate statehood but the ongoing consultations by the Congress leadership in New Delhi ... Read more...

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In Badal’s ‘Ram Rajya’, no place for political vendetta (Punjab Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) For the last five years, the Congress in Punjab, especially state Congress president Amarinder Singh, have been claiming that false cases were being registered against ... Read more...

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Pranab calls Tripura CM for Left support


June 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a Communist ... Read more...

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Trinamool calls Mulayam a ‘traitor’, hopes for consensus on Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Terming Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a "traitor" after his party's about-turn in extending support to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress


June 15th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, avid speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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Could Mulayam be persuaded to accept Pranab as president?


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was not averse to a "slight climbdown" on union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as president but was ... Read more...

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Pawar wants consensus on president


June 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Sharad Pawar, chief of the Nationalist Congress Party which is a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent, Wednesday stressed on building consensus on the ... Read more...

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Congress has no role in Jagan’s arrest: Andhra chief minister


May 28th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Monday said the Congress governments at the centre and in the state have nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Jagan’s meteoric rise in wealth and popularity (Profile)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a disproportionate assets case Sunday, has seen many controversies but has ... Read more...

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