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Action against defecting NCP legislators difficult: Meghalaya speaker


September 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday hinted it would be difficult to take action against the 12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who have joined the ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... Read more...

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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar dissolves Meghalaya NCP unit


August 25th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Friday dissolved the party's Meghalaya unit after his 12 legislators in the state joined the National People's Party (NPP), ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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BJP presses for PM’s resignation, parliament adjourned till Thursday (Third Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Both houses of parliament could not function for the second consecutive day Wednesday and were adjourned till Thursday as the BJP-led opposition renewed its ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday over Assam, Mumbai (Second Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Tuesday after opposition members raised a ruckus over the violence in Assam and its echoes in Mumbai.The house ... Read more...

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Cancelling Andhra court bail to Kobad Ghandy meaningless: SC


July 27th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to cancel the bail granted to Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the Aug 15, ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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President should be from tribal community: Sangma


May 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With Odisha and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik and J.Jayalalithaa supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A.Sangma for the president's post, the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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BSF stage march in Shillong


April 25th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 25 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel Wednesday staged a march in this mountainous capital of Meghalaya in the wake of a two-day road blockade in four districts ... Read more...

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Meghalaya deputy speaker’s vehicle set afire


April 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) An official vehicle of Meghalaya Assembly Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai was set on fire by arsonists Tuesday, even as the government stepped up security arrangements ahead ... Read more...

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Rajasthan lawmaker suspended for foul language


April 17th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Rajasthan legislator was Tuesday suspended for a year from the assembly for using foul language against a minister, officials said. Hanuman Beniwal, who represents ... Read more...

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Himachal legislators to get fat salary hike


April 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) Four bills were introduced in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Thursday to increase the legislators' salaries and allowances by around Rs.20,000 on grounds of inflation.A government spokesperson ... Read more...

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14 Shiv Sena, BJP legislators in Maharashtra suspended for year


March 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A total of 14 opposition legislators - 13 of the Shiv Sena and one of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - were Friday suspended from ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliamentary delegation visits Gaza


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 28 (IANS) An Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for a visit.The delegation crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Wednesday through Rafah crossing ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly session begins Monday


March 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) The first session of the newly constituted 14th Punjab assembly begins Monday, an official said here Sunday.On the first two days, the 117 elected legislators ... Read more...

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TDP demands resignation of ‘tainted’ Andhra ministers


March 12th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) A Supreme Court notice to some Andhra Pradesh ministers for allegedly helping YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy amass illegal wealth sparked an uproar in ... Read more...

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13 killed in blast at Peshawar funeral (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed Sunday when a huge explosion ripped through a funeral prayer being held in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The deputy speaker of the ... Read more...

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It’s SAD! Seven Punjab ministers, speaker trounced


March 7th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) Punjab's Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine may have come to power for a record second consecutive term but as many as seven ministers ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet foreign leaders


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met their counterparts from France, Morocco and Seychelles and discussed expansion of ties.Amal Al Qubaisi, first deputy ... Read more...

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Iranian parliament summons Ahmadinejad


February 8th, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian parliament has summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to answer questions about his alleged mismanagement of the country's economy, Iranian media reported.The summons -- the ... Read more...

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Three ministers inducted in Andhra cabinet (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet was expanded Monday with the induction of three ministers.N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Prasad Kumar and Kondru Murali were sworn-in as ministers ... Read more...

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Andhra cabinet to be expanded


February 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) For the second time in less than three weeks, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet is set to be expanded Tuesday evening with the induction of three ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stays Kobad Ghandy’s bail (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday suspended the Andhra Pradesh High Court order granting bail to Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, accused of being involved in the Aug ... Read more...

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Supreme Court suspends bail for Kobad Ghandy


January 27th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday suspended the Andhra Pradesh High Court order granting bail to Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy, accused of conspiracy in a bomb attack ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels 570 cadres in Tripura


January 15th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has expelled over 570 leaders and cadres in Tripura as part of its rectification move while over 8,000 party members ... Read more...

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Supreme Court seeks evidence against Ghandy (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to prove that jailed Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy was involved in the killing of the deputy ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases second list of candidates


December 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday announced the names of 15 more candidates for the Jan 30 state polls, including that of party president and ... Read more...

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From minister to loner? Aides desert Manpreet Badal (Punjab Newsletter)


December 24th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Just over a year ago, former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal was expelled from the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal owing to ideological differences with the top ... Read more...

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2,700 tribals to take part in sports fest


December 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 16 (IANS) More than 2,700 participants from India, Nepal and Bhutan will participate in the VIth National Sports Festival for Tribals starting here December 27.Christened Ekalavya Khelkood-2011, the ... Read more...

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Farmers’ issues rock Maharashtra assembly


December 12th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) A belligerent opposition disrupted proceedings in the Maharashtra assembly Monday, leading to three adjournments in the first half of the day.Uproarious scenes were witnessed when Chief ... Read more...

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Guyana born NRI elected chief of diaspora body


November 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Guyana born US resident Ashook Ramsaran has been elected the international president of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the largest umbrella organization ... Read more...

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Bangladesh speaker, MPs to pay income tax


November 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet decided Monday to make it mandatory for the parliament speaker, deputy speaker and MPs to pay taxes on their remuneration.The cabinet approved ... Read more...

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