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BJP emissary in Bangalore to sort out portfolio issue


August 31st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan is in Karnataka capital to sort out differences over cabinet portfolios, a day ahead of a meeting of a few ministers ... Read more...

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Trinamool ready for polls but wants UPA to complete term: Mamata


August 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Asserting that her party was prepared for mid-term polls anytime, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday, however, said that she ... Read more...

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We can dictate terms to centre, says Trinamool


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent in the centre's ruling dispensation United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Saturday said it was in a position to "dictate ... Read more...

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Mamata to attend UPA coordination panel meeting Aug 22


August 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee will attend the meeting of the UPA coordination committee Aug 22, party leader and Railway ... Read more...

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Textile firms’ loans of Rs.35,000 crore to be restructured


August 8th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government has directed public sector banks to restructure loans worth Rs.35,000 crore to textiles firms, which are facing financial problem, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26 for contempt of court for refusing to write ... Read more...

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Will push for electoral reforms, says Sampath


June 11th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's new Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Monday said his priority would be to push for electoral reforms and check criminalisation of politics and money ... Read more...

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Government announces sops; eyes 20 percent exports growth


June 5th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The government Tuesday set a target of increasing exports by 20 percent in 2012-13 and announced a series of measures including interest subsidy and market ... Read more...

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Communal riot add to Mulayam-Akhilesh’s headache


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Already faced with failing law and order in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura's communal riot has added to the growing headaches for the two-month-old ... Read more...

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Introspect, Ansari urges legal profession


May 5th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice.Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council ... Read more...

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Akhilesh against bringing chief minister’s post under Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday ruled out bringing the chief minister's office within the ambit of the Lokayukta.Talking to reporters after inaugurating a photo ... Read more...

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BJP’s conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with ... Read more...

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Refused military offers of a counter-coup: Ex-Maldivian president


April 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday claimed he had an opportunity to carry out "a counter-coup" against the present dispensation under Mohamed Waheed with ... Read more...

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Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project inaugurated


April 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), April 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday inaugurated the Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project at Barjora in Bankura district.Annual production of coal from ... Read more...

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Ousted Maldives president coming to press for early polls


April 11th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With the political deadlock persisting in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed 'Anni' Nasheed comes to India next week to seek New Delhi's diplomatic push ... Read more...

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ICC may allow local match officials in Pakistan


March 7th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) may allow local match officials for Bangladesh's proposed tour of strife-torn Pakistan because it feels appointing "non-neutral match officials" may ... Read more...

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Family raj over and out in Goa? Think again


March 7th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) The record 82 percent-plus voting in Goa may have seen two political families being voted out of electoral contention, but if you think 'family raj' ... Read more...

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A strike call that has galvanised the Mamata government (West Bengal Newsletter)


February 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The general strike called by 11 central trade unions Tuesday has emerged as the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal, with the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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Will tailor rural roads scheme for northeast: Ramesh (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) A central rural roads scheme would be specially tailored for the northeastern states, where the low population in habitations prevents the launch of new projects, Minister ... Read more...

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Will tailor rural roads scheme for northeast: Ramesh


February 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 12 (IANS) A central rural roads scheme would be specially tailored for the northeastern states, where the low population in habitations prevents the launch of new projects, Minister ... Read more...

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‘Nasheed never sought India’s help’


February 10th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India has denied that former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed had sought New Delhi's intervention to prevent his ouster and underlined that it has urged ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats leave for Maldives as crisis deepens


February 10th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With the Maldives slipping into a deeper crisis with defiant ousted president Mohamed Nasheed alleging a coup, a team of senior officials of the ... Read more...

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Bengal, centre spar over funds


February 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday refuted the Congress' claim that it was "understating" central assistance, and said it did not receive a penny more than ... Read more...

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Singhvi takes on Amit Mitra over central funds for Bengal


February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Firing a fresh salvo in the latest standoff with the Trinamool Congress over central assistance for West Bengal, the Congress Wednesday accused the state government ... Read more...

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Not got a single paisa in relief from central government: Bengal


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Rejecting Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi's claim that the Mamata Banerjee-led dispensation has been given about Rs.8,000 crore aid in its first few months in ... Read more...

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Five rapists of minor get life term


January 28th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Saying that scientific evidence plays an important role in establishing guilt, a Delhi court Saturday sentenced five accused to life term for raping a minor ... Read more...

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Main R-Day parade passes off peacefully in Srinagar


January 26th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) It was a peaceful Republic Day in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday with the main parade in summer capital Srinagar passing off uneventfully. There were no reports ... Read more...

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Crucial CPI-M politburo, central committee meetings from Tuesday


January 16th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) top leadership would, during a four-day sitting beginning here Tuesday, discuss crucial documents determining the party's future tactical line ... Read more...

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‘What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want?’


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want, a leading daily wondered Friday in the midst of a tense stand-off between the political leadership and ... Read more...

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Challenges await Omar on return from Britain


December 27th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) A host of challenges await Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is expected to arrive here Wednesday after a nearly 10-day-long visit to Britain, ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill a war against corruption: Congress


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Congress Thursday described the Lokpal bill as the single-most powerful anti-graft law which will help launch the "biggest war on corruption", adding that parties opposing ... Read more...

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‘Usual rancour missing from Pakistan-India ties’


November 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The main concern of Pakistani businessmen of adequate opportunities to work in India must be addressed, a leading daily said Thursday, noted that the usual rancour ... Read more...

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Brazilian footballer gets Dutch passport


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Nov 3 (IANS) Brazilian FC Twente defender Douglas Franco Teixeirahas obtained his Dutch passport and he hopes to play for the Dutch national team.Douglas got the passport Wednesday ... Read more...

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Advani questions Mamata silence on graft


October 21st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday wondered why she was silent on the ... Read more...

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Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... Read more...

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