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Presidential contest: NDA, Left divided over Pranab; BJP backs Sangma (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is official. UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee will face former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July 19 presidential election. The BJP Thursday ... Read more...

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BJP backs Sangma, allies differ (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Even as its allies differed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday went ahead and announced it will back former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma ... Read more...

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‘UPA-II report card to rebuff policy paralysis criticism’


May 19th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance-II (UPA-II) government is set to release its third anniversary report card Tuesday, rebuffing the opposition's oft-repeated criticism about policy ... Read more...

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LF may raise law and order at all-party meet


July 29th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Thursday said its representatives may raise the law and order issue in the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Left may raise law and order issue at Bengal meeting


July 28th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Thursday said its representatives may raise the law and order issue at the all-party meeting called by Chief Minister ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia discuss cabinet reshuffle (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions for two hours here on issues including a possible cabinet reshuffle next month, ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia discuss cabinet reshuffle


June 21st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions for two hours here Tuesday, a party leader said, adding that issues related ... Read more...

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Chandy asks PM for Rs.375 crore endosulfan relief package


May 19th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) New Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sanction a package of Rs.375 crore to provide relief to the ... Read more...

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UDF candidates list to be out in a few days: Chennithala


March 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) will finalise its candidates-list for the April 13 Kerala assembly polls in a few days, state Congress chief Ramesh ... Read more...

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Left fields 150 new faces for West Bengal poll


March 13th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Sunday released a list of 292 candidates for the April-May state assembly elections. Over half of the candidates are new faces ... Read more...

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PM is run by proxy: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The apex court judgement striking down the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas shows how "honest" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being "victimised for ... Read more...

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GoM on caste census to seek political parties’ views (Night Lead)


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste based census Thursday saw divergent views being expressed and sought to elicit the views of various political parties ... Read more...

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GoM on caste census to meet again (Second lead)


July 1st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste-based census here Thursday did not take any decision on the issue and decided to meet again soon. Briefing reporters ... Read more...

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Pressure on Malaysian Indian politicians to quit party posts


June 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 20 (IANS) Two of Malaysia's veteran Indian politicians are being nudged to quit their top party posts ahead of the 2013 elections. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has ... Read more...

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Most of Bengal’s ruling parties against advancing assembly polls


November 13th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Ignoring the views of a minor partner, the majority of West Bengal's ruling Left Front (LF) constituents say there is no need to advance the state assembly polls ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Official


November 10th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 10 (IANS) Malaysian Indians' support for opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has slipped from an estimated 80 percent to about 50 percent, a senior official of one of the ... Read more...

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Left Front partners concerned about price rise, Lalgarh


August 16th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Constituent parties of the ruling Left Front in West Bengal Sunday expressed concern over the price rise and the ongoing security operation to flush out Maoist rebels from ... Read more...

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UPA to decide on PM after elections, says Lalu Prasad


April 21st, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) The Congress may be projecting Manmohan Singh as the next prime minister but United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner Lalu Prasad Tuesday said the grouping's prime ministerial candidate ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indian’s custody death causes Malaysian ministerial row


January 26th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (IANS) The death of an enthnic Indian youth in police custody Monday led to Malaysian ministers exchanging angry words as the second autopsy report was awaited, a media ... Read more...

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NDA asks PM to prove majority in five days


July 9th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Asking the government to prove its majority in "five days", the main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Wednesday said it would approach the president if the prime ... Read more...

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Madhesi parties gear up for Nepal polls


March 9th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Shubha Singh One week after the Seven Party Alliance government and the Madhesi leaders signed an agreement ending the agitation in Nepal's Terai region, an election mood is slowly settling over the ... Read more...

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National Democratic Alliance parties resolve to contest next general polls under Advani


January 22nd, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by admin
By Pankaj YadavNew Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): In a bid to give a renewed look to the National Democratic Alliance, the parties who call themselves "friends", today held a "special meeting" at ... Read more...

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