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Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu


September 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a mixed response in Tamil Nadu to the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday with buses plying on the roads and government offices as well ... Read more...

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Firm on pro-people decision, Mamata posts on Facebook (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she and her party stood firm on the "pro-people" decision of withdrawing support to ... Read more...

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UPA may remain in power with others’ support: Mamata


September 19th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday admitted that the UPA government could continue in power, even without her party's support, for ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray backs FDI in retail, demands jobs only for locals


September 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing full support to FDI in retail, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that local people must be given employment by MNCs opening shop ... Read more...

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Scrap training of Sri Lankan army, demand DMK MPs


September 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A group of MPs of the DMK, a key UPA constituent, Tuesday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony and demanded a halt to the training ... Read more...

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IUML worker’s murder: Kerala CPI-M leader gets bail


August 27th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 27 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan was Monday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Kerala legislator gets bail in murder case


August 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator T.V. Rajesh was Tuesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker ... Read more...

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CPI(M) MLA Rajesh denied bail, Jayarajan’s remand extended


August 14th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur, Kerala Aug 14 (IANS) While arrested CPI(M) legislator T.V. Rajesh's bail plea was dismissed, the judicial remand of party leader and Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan was extended till ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader held for murder, party calls shutdown (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M leader P. Jayarajan was Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor in February. His ... Read more...

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Ready to talk to NCP: Manmohan Singh


July 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government was ready to talk to the NCP "on any issue", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday and stressed that there was "give ... Read more...

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Pranab will be missed in UPA: DMK


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) UPA constituent DMK Sunday said veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee, who is set to make his way to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be missed ... Read more...

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Increase coordination with UPA partners, Mamata tells Congress


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Asking the Congress to pace up the coordination and consultations with its UPA allies on policy matters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said ... Read more...

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I will win: Sangma (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Petrol prices will be raised after presidential poll: Mamata


June 29th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Refusing to attach much importance to the cut in petrol prices announced Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the rates have been ... Read more...

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Pranab seeks Trinamool support


June 28th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Thursday again appealed to the Trinamool Congress to support his candidature for the country's top post.Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Will accept Sangma’s resignation:, says Pawar (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Soon after Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy announced Wednesday that former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma had decided to quit the Nationalist Congress Party ... Read more...

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Will accept Sangma’s resignation: Pawar


June 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Soon after Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy announced Wednesday that former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma has decided to quit the Nationalist Congress Party, ... Read more...

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Nitish attacks Modi as Shiv Sena backs Pranab (Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi opened a can of worms for the BJP-led NDA, with another ... Read more...

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Thackeray supports Pranab for presidency


June 19th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Tuesday announced unconditional support to Congress presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to go with NDA on presidential poll


June 12th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will go with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections, party patron and ... Read more...

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DMK to protest against petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a constituent of the Congress-led UPA government at the centre, Friday announced it would hold protests across Tamil Nadu May 30, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram hints CMs meet may discuss NCTC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid strident opposition from some of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday indicated that the annual meeting of chief ministers on ... Read more...

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Independent legislator joins Trinamool


March 24th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Hamidul Rehman, an independent legislator from West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, Saturday officially joined the ruling Trinamool Congress."We have informed the Speaker in writing that ... Read more...

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Industrial output rebounds in January, grows at 6.8 percent


March 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Helped by a robust show by the manufacturing sector, especially consumer goods, India's industrial output in January expanded at a fast paced 6.8 percent when ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 189 points lower (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian markets provisionally closed 189 points lower Tuesday with the Congress party, the major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance government, ... Read more...

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Start consultation with states on anti-terror hub: Jayalalithaa


February 21st, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the home ministry's order on the setting up of anti-terror hub and ... Read more...

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Inflation in January slips to 6.55 percent


February 14th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation slipped to 6.55 percent in January, lower than what was expected and at its slowest in 26 months, bringing relief to the ... Read more...

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Industrial output sluggish in December, grows at 1.8 percent


February 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Pulled down by negative capital goods production, India's industrial output in December grew at a snail's pace at 1.8 percent, underlining the slowdown in the ... Read more...

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Some of Mamata’s policies identical to Left’s: Forward Bloc


January 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front constituent, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) feels that the stand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on some issues ... Read more...

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Three farmers’ suicides not linked to debt: Bengal


January 17th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday said three farmers committed suicide in the state but these were not because of debt."As per the primary report ... Read more...

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Congress downplays differences with Mamata


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday played down its differences with United Progressive Alliance constituent Trinamool Congress (TMC), saying the Mamata Banerjee-led party was an alliance partner ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill is well thought out: Amartya Sen (Lead, superseding earlier story)


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lokayukta by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill not well thought out: Amartya Sen


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lakayuka by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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Trinamool, RJD helped UPA sabotage Lokpal bill: Yechury (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Holding the government responsible for the Lokpal bill not being passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Communist party of India-Marxist accused the ruling UPA ... Read more...

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Sad day for democracy: Trinamool


December 30th, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Thursday said the adjournment sine die of the Rajya Sabha without vote on the Lokpal bill was shameful and a sad day ... Read more...

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