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PM slams opposition for stalling parliament, BJP hits back (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On a day parliament ended its monsoon session with two-thirds of the sittings washed out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hit out at the ... Read more...

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Congress challenges Trinamool on inter-party clashes’ data


July 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Endorsing Home Minister P. Chidamabaram's critical comments on inter-party clashes in West Bengal, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya Tuesday challenged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Himachal assembly over corruption


March 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was adjourned for the day as members of the treasury and opposition benches virtually came to blows Tuesday following arguments over ... Read more...

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Bengal bars media conference at the assembly, CPI-M objects


February 10th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday barred press conferences at the media centre in the assembly premises when the house is not in session, drawing protests ... Read more...

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Voting peaceful in Manipur (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 28 (IANS) Voting was peaceful Saturday morning across Manipur as people came out to exercise their democratic right despite a string of bomb blasts in the past one ... Read more...

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Farhan urges youth to vote


January 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) As Mumbai's civic body elections are lined up for later this year, filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar, known for his youth-centric dramas, has reached out to his ... Read more...

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Over 51 percent vote in Kolkata South by-poll


November 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) A little over half of the total number of voters exercised their franchise peacefully in the prestigious Kolkata South Lok Sabha by-poll here Wednesday. "Till 6 ... Read more...

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Telangana legislators on protest in speaker’s chamber


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 1 (IANS) In an unprecedented development, four legislators from Telangana region carried on a sit-in inside the speaker's chamber at the Andhra Pradesh assembly till late Saturday ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal impractical, undemocratic: Aruna Roy (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill "impractical and complicated", noted social activist and National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy said that giving widespread powers ... Read more...

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CPI-M calls for protests after Hazare arrest (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday asked its units to stage nationwide protests Wednesday to denounce the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare."The ... Read more...

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Activists condemn Hazare arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activists Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey Tuesday condemned the arrest of Gandhian Anna Hazare."(We) condemn the refusal of permission by Delhi Police to Hazare ... Read more...

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Peasants’ group backs Hazare


August 15th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, an organisation for the empowerment of workers and peasants, Monday condemned the refusal of permission by the Delhi Police to ... Read more...

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Kejriwal asks people to switch off home lights


August 15th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Just after activist Anna Hazare addressed a conference here Monday evening to announced his anti-corruption strategy, his team member Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people to ... Read more...

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Hazare’s attack on PM not Gandhian, says Sibal (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on Anna Hazare ahead of his Aug 16 fast, the government Sunday said the social activist's right to protest was ... Read more...

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CPI-M to meet governor over ‘Trinamool atrocities’


August 12th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Communist Part of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will meet West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan to protest against alleged political vendetta and infringement of democratic right by ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa supports anti-corruption protests


June 14th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Every Indian has a right to protest against corruption, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa declared Tuesday.In an oblique criticism of the government's attacks on ... Read more...

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Pawar criticises RPI’s alliance with BJP, Shiv Sena


June 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar Friday criticised the Republican Party of India's (RPI) alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, ... Read more...

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Action fascist, BJP to observe satyagraha: Gadkari


June 5th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday described the central government's crackdown on the stir by yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters as ... Read more...

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Demonstrations made more difficult in Uttar Pradesh


April 28th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Barely 24 hours after Lucknow University denied permission for a meeting to be addressed by social activist Anna Hazare May 1, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday ... Read more...

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Two voters die in third phase of Bengal elections (Third Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The third phase of assembly elections in West Bengal Wednesday saw a women voter dying of sun stroke and another of head injury even as ... Read more...

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More than 78 percent polling in Puducherry


April 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, April 13 (IANS) More than 78 percent of voters exercised their franchise by 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Puducherry assembly polls, officials here said."At 4 p.m. 78.86 percent ... Read more...

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Rs.20 crore unaccounted cash seized in Tamil Nadu


March 26th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) The Income Tax department's investigation wing has seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs.20 crore while carrying out vehicle checks across Tamil Nadu, a top election commission ... Read more...

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Make flag-hoisting at Srinagar all-party event: Gadkari


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 22 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari has justified the BJP Yuva Morcha Kashmir Yatra to hoist the national flag in Srinagar and appealed to the Congress party as well as ... Read more...

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Telangana protests hit road transport, hundreds detained


January 17th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Road transport was affected in several parts of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh Monday as agitators raised road blockades, demanding separate statehood to the region.The movement of ... Read more...

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PDP supporters slam Abdullah Govt. over inflation


January 4th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Jan 4 (ANI): Supporters of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) staged a protest against the State Government here on Tuesday to protest over the rising prices of essential commodities.The protestors led ... Read more...

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Corporate lobbying not illegal: Khurshid


December 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec. 17 (ANI): Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that corporate lobbying within legitimate limits is not illegal, but requires a more transparent model."Has any one said that corporate ... Read more...

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Lobbying is legal but up to a point: Salman Khurshid


December 16th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Salman Khurshid Thursday said lobbying and public relations were part of the democratic set-up, but cautioned against their use to subvert corporate ... Read more...

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Students strike cripples varsity in Meghalaya


November 1st, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 1 (IANS) Normal functioning of Meghalaya's North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) was disrupted Monday, the first day of the indefinite strike called by students to pressurise the central government ... Read more...

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UN secretary general hails Afghan voters


September 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded Afghan citizens for their "courage and determination" as they turned up in large numbers to vote Saturday despite the Taliban ... Read more...

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U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan lauds election turnout and praises voters


September 19th, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Embassy in Kabul praised the elections in Afghanistan, as millions of Afghans turned out to vote despite rocket attacks and sporadic violence spread across the ... Read more...

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Naidu, TDP leaders remain in police custody


July 17th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and his party colleagues, who were arrested for trying to enter Maharashtra to visit the disputed Babli project, continued to ... Read more...

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10,000 protesters run riot at G-20 summit (Lead) (With Images)


June 27th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 27 (IANS) Thousands of protesters rampaged through Canada's largest city and its financial capital, unleashing an unprecedented fury of violence as world leaders, including Indian Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Naga students protest in New Delhi


May 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Naga students in New Delhi expressed their anger over the 'unwarranted firing' by security personnel at the Mao Gate in Manipur on May 5 that led to ... Read more...

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No let up in opposition to nuclear liability bill


April 10th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) There seems no let up in the political standoff over the key civil nuclear liability bill as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Saturday ... Read more...

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Congress condemns caning of party workers in Lucknow


February 17th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday condemned police caning of party workers in Lucknow Tuesday, saying it reflected the Mayawati government's "autocratic behaviour". "Police lathi charge on party workers was undemocratic ... Read more...

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