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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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Supreme Court endorses party stance on 2G: Congress (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Congress Friday said with the apex court dismissing a petition to make Finance Minister P. Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G case, the ... Read more...

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Parliament deadlock as BJP insists on PM’s resignation (Roundup)


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A determined BJP refused to let parliament function for a second day Wednesday demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign over a CAG report ... Read more...

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Northeast’s lawmakers vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Except legislators of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), most of the lawmakers from the northeastern states cast their votes ... Read more...

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Trinamool takes ‘painful’ decision to back Pranab (Roundup)


July 17th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) In a U-turn, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said her party will vote for UPA's Pranab Mukherjee in Thursday's presidential battle. She called the ... Read more...

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‘Congress, INPT conspiring to oust Left in Tripura’


June 25th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) Leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) claimed here Monday that separatist outfits, aided by a section of opposition leaders, were conspiring to oust the ... Read more...

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SP furious over Alvi remarks on Mulayam


June 21st, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Thursday lashed out at Congress spokesman Rashid Alvi for making snide remarks on party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.Regretting that the comments ... Read more...

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UP backtracks on 7 p.m. closure order for shop, malls (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Rattled by strong opposition to its decision to close all shops and malls by 7 p.m. for the next 15 days due to the acute power ... Read more...

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Trinamool won’t join hands with Congress for Tripura polls


June 17th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will not form any alliance with the Congress in Tripura to fight against the ruling Left Front in next year's assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Congress hopes all parties will support Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed the hope that all political parties would support the candidature of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee."I ... Read more...

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Jagan arrest: Andhra shutdown call evokes poor response (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy had no impact ... Read more...

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Government stands by on petrol hike, allies protest (Roundup)


May 25th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The government Friday refused to immediately rollback the sharply hiked petrol prices but promised to take a definitive view soon under pressure from the ... Read more...

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Early polls? Mamata says she didn’t say that (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANF) Shortly after the Congress rebutted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's reported comment that India may see early Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress denied ... Read more...

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Singhvi seeks leave for rest of budget session


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Allegedly caught on CD with a woman, former Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi has taken leave for the entire second half of parliament's budget session ... Read more...

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BJP distances itself from Bangaru, Congress welcomes verdict (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) distanced itself from its former chief Bangaru Laxman, who was Friday convicted in a fake arms deal graft case, terming ... Read more...

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Time for BJP to introspect: Congress on Bangaru conviction


April 27th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The conviction of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman in a fake arms deal is an indication for the party to introspect, ... Read more...

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Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura


April 21st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to ... Read more...

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Shimla ground row: Dhumal demands apology from army (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The tussle between the Himachal Pradesh government and the army over the ownership of Annandale ground in Shimla escalated Sunday with Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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Amarinder, supporters storm police station against ‘false’ cases


April 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in ... Read more...

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Congress scores hat trick in Manipur (Fifth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday stormed back to power in Manipur by winning 34 of the 50 seats for which results were declared till 4 p.m. Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Congress set to score hat trick in Manipur (Fourth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) The Congress in Manipur seems to have braved all odds to make it to a third consecutive term by winning 25 of the 38 seats for ... Read more...

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Congress set for hat trick in Manipur (Third Lead, changing dateline)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) Manipur's ruling Congress appeared set for a hat-trick in the state, winning 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 p.m. Tuesday, with the other parties ... Read more...

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Congress set for hat-trick in Manipur (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Manipur's ruling Congress appeared set for a hat-trick in the state, winning 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 p.m., with the other parties far ... Read more...

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Probe Shiv Sena, NGOs leading Jaitapur protests: Congress


February 28th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) A day after the Shiv Sena attempted to gag eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar, the Congress hit back by demanding a probe into the funding pattern ... Read more...

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Rahul charged with poll code violation, Congress in denial (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur/New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the model code of conduct during a road show in this Uttar Pradesh city and action will be ... Read more...

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Rahul did not violate poll code, says Congress


February 20th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress Monday denied that party general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the Election Commission's model code of conduct during his campaign programme in Uttar ... Read more...

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No let up in Congress-Trinamool war of words (Newsletter from Bengal)


February 11th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Congress and Trinamool Congress have again chosen to stay on the collision path over the release of central funds for the cash-strapped West Bengal ... Read more...

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Congress takes exception to tone of Hazare’s letters


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday took strong exception to the tone and tenor of letters written by Anna Hazare to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and some ... Read more...

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Khurshid did not violate model code: Congress tells poll panel


January 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday told the Election Commission that party leader Salman Khurshid did not violate the model code of conduct by promising nine ... Read more...

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Scandal brews, Tripura orders probe against senior cop


January 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) The alleged presence of a widow in the official residence of Tripura's additional director general of police has led to controversy, forcing the government to probe ... Read more...

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Congress steers clear of Rushdie visit controversy


January 10th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to steer clear of the demand by Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband to not allow author Salman Rushdie to visit the ... Read more...

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Congress to track assets of BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh


January 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 5 (IANS) Congress activists in Madhya Pradesh have been given a new task -- to find out evidence of corruption against leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Will assembly polls lead to early Lok Sabha ballot?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Both the Congress and BJP are equally confident of sweeping the upcoming elections in five states, but some say a Congress rout could lead ... Read more...

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Lokpal: Congress confident of smooth sail in Rajya Sabha


December 28th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Ahead of the debate on the Lokpal in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, the Congress expressed confidence of getting the landmark legislation approved in the ... Read more...

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Make-or-break electoral battle awaits 2012


December 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Midway through Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's second five-year stint, the Congress readies to take on both an aggressive opposition and an uncompromising Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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