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Bengal Congress seeks at least three union ministers from state


September 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In the wake of six Trinamool Congress members resigning from the union council of ministers, the Congress' West Bengal unit Friday urged its high command to ... Read more...

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Sheikh Abdullah’s 30th death anniversary passes almost unnoticed


September 8th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) On his 30th death anniversary Saturday, few people came to pay homage to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who led the struggle against Maharaja Hari Singh and championed ... Read more...

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Tripura offers jobs to all medallist sportsmen


August 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced government jobs for all sportspersons who have won medals in national and international events.Tripura Finance Minister Badal Choudhury said: "The council of ministers ... Read more...

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Pressure on Andhra chief minister to ‘bail out’ colleagues


August 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Ministers in Andhra Pradesh are mounting pressure on the chief minister not to accept the resignation of their colleague Dharmana Prasada Rao and bail out others ... Read more...

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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Patil to host dinner for Pranab, ministers Tuesday


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will host a dinner for the president-elect Pranab Mukherjee and the council of ministers Tuesday, an official said Monday.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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No comment on Guru clemency: President-elect Pranab (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday refused comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the ... Read more...

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President Patil hosting At Home for ministers, judges


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil is hosting an At Home at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday evening - among the last few events she will be hosting ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops senior minister Sengottaiyan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday decided to drop senior minister K.A. Sengottaiyan and induct Thoppu N.D.Venkatachalam into her cabinet.According to a ... Read more...

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Has Antony replaced Pranab as number two in cabinet?


July 13th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Has Defence Minister A.K. Antony been informally accorded the number two position in the cabinet to replace Pranab Mukherjee who is contesting the presidential ... Read more...

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Court blocks Narayanan-Vajpayee letters on Gujarat riots (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday set aside the Central Information Commission (CIC) order allowing disclosure of the correspondence between then president K.R. Narayanan and prime ... Read more...

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SC tells government to decide on Balakrishnan case (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to take a decision on a representation seeking a presidential reference on allegations of misconduct against NHRC chairman ... Read more...

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Karnataka cabinet vacancies continue, MLAs restless (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 5th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 5 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly elections are less than a year away and an increasing number of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators are getting restive, not ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Maharashtra assembly over auditor’s report


April 16th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A belligerent opposition Monday mounted pressure on the government to table in the assembly the official auditor's report on controversial land allotments in Maharashtra.The opposition ... Read more...

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President Patil’s office rejects land-grab charges


April 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil finds herself in a controversy over her post-retirement home in Pune, but her office Thursday rejected allegations of land-grab as "malicious" ... Read more...

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Communal politics goes viral in Kerala (Comment)


April 10th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.Across the fractured ... Read more...

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Cuba, WHO to cooperate on generic drugs


March 31st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 31 (IANS) Cuba and the World Health Organization have signed an agreement for technology transfer and production of generic drugs.Health Minister Roberto Morales and visiting WHO Director General ... Read more...

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Rebellion peters out in Uttarakhand Congress


March 20th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 20 (IANS) The week-long crisis in Uttarakhand following the coronation of Vijay Bahuguna as chief minister finally seems to be easing out with senior Congress leaders Tuesday ... Read more...

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President accepts Trivedi’s resignation (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Mukul Roy will be sworn-in Tuesday as cabinet minister to replace his party colleague Dinesh Trivedi who has resigned as railway minister, official sources ... Read more...

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CPI-M Tripura legislator dead


March 10th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 10 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator in Tripura Sukumar Barman died here Saturday. He was 60."Barman was admitted to the Gobinda Ballav Pant medical college and ... Read more...

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Iraq nominates oil expert as OPEC chief


March 6th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 6 (IANS) The Iraqi government has nominated ex-oil minister Tamer al-Ghadban for the post of the secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an official ... Read more...

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Spain faces recession, growing unemployment in 2012


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's gross domestic product will shrink 1.7 percent this year and the jobless rate will climb to 24.3 percent, the government said Friday.Those are the assumptions ... Read more...

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Tough road ahead for Dhumal in election year (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) The induction of Khimi Ram into the Himachal Pradesh cabinet may increase the difficulties of the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government that ... Read more...

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Himachal cabinet expanded for second time(Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday expanded his council of ministers by inducting Khimi Ram, a former state BJP unit chief, as a ... Read more...

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Himachal cabinet expanded


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday expanded his council of ministers by inducting Khimi Ram, former BJP state unit chief, as cabinet minister.With ... Read more...

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Only Left has alternative economic policies: Karat


February 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Blaming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's faulty policies for the poor and farmers' plight, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said only the ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP’s dilemma: How to fill cabinet vacancies (Karnataka Newsletter)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 19 (IANS) The unending scandals of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka are not only mauling the party's image but also creating a major headache ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh cabinet reshuffled


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 18 (IANS) In a sudden decision, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday reshuffled portfolios of his five ministerial colleagues, giving the coveted industry portfolio to his close ... Read more...

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Tripura Left Front ministry to be expanded Sunday


February 10th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) The Left Front ministry in Tripura will be expanded Sunday with the re-induction of former minister Sahid Chowdhury, an official said here Friday."Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil ... Read more...

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Apex court’s final hearing on Gujarat Lokayukta March 20 (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it would hold final hearing March 20 on the Gujarat government's plea challenging the state high court judgment that ... Read more...

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Maldives to nominate new SAARC secretary general soon


January 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Days after Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed quit as SAARC secretary-general amid a controversy, Maldives has conveyed that it would nominate a fresh candidate to occupy the ... Read more...

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PM condoles Kerala governor Farook’s death


January 27th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death of Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook, saying he will be remembered for his administrative abilities and strong ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops two ministers, inducts two


January 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) In a reshuffle on Republic Day, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa dropped two cabinet ministers and inducted two new ministers while reallocating a senior minister's ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Krishna’s plea Friday


January 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna challenging the registration of an FIR by the Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) ... Read more...

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Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... Read more...

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