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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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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Badal seeks package for agricultural states


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In view of the near drought-like situation in several parts of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to give ... Read more...

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‘Sonia on the job to finalise presidential candidate’


May 5th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, May 5 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi was "on the job" to finalise the presidential candidate even as the party continued ... Read more...

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Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.Forty-five groups representing tribal and non-tribal ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to convince Reang refugees to return home


February 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will Saturday visit Tripura's refugee camps, where over 36,000 tribal migrants from Mizoram have been staying for the past 15 ... Read more...

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India provides $250 mn line of credit, $20 mn grant to Mauritius (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) As a long-standing partner of Mauritius in its development, India Tuesday announced a new economic package of a $250 million line of credit and ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects probe into farmer suicides


January 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Terming the reports of farmers' suicides incorrect, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected a proposal of a probe by an all-party team into ... Read more...

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Resolve Kudankulam row politically: Kalam to Manmohan


January 14th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resolve the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) row through political and strategic ... Read more...

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Disappointed, say Kashmiris to interlocutors’ report


October 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Meaningful autonomy, speedy development and a massive economic package...central interlocutors may have suggested all this as a balm for insurgency-hit Jammu and Kashmir, but common ... Read more...

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Rahul detects fake fertilizer in Uttar Pradesh village


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday detected supply of fake fertilizer in a village of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.Gandhi, who arrived Monday on a ... Read more...

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Kashmir interlocutors submit report, focus on ‘meaningful autonomy’ (Round-up)


October 12th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) Advocating "meaningful autonomy" and speedy development, the three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday submitted their report to Home Minister P. Chidambaram that outlines ... Read more...

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Kashmir interlocutors submit report, focus on development


October 12th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Advocating "meaningful autonomy" and speedy development, the three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submitted their report to Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday, a year ... Read more...

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Maoist victims’ kin in Bengal to get Rs.5 lakh


August 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh for the families of civilians killed in Maoist violence in the state. The ... Read more...

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Central government neglecting Orissa: Naveen Patnaik


August 10th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday accused the central government of neglecting his state, a charge the state's main opposition Congress dismissed as "false".Addressing a party ... Read more...

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Mamata’s Junglemahal package: Does it address main issues?


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's special economic and development package for the impoverished Maoist-affected Junglemahal area has drawn scepticism from most political parties, analysts, ... Read more...

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Asked for central aid, PM has promised help: Mamata


July 21st, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured all help to rescue state from its financial debt of ... Read more...

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New Darjeeling hill council given extensive powers


July 19th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Sukna, July 18 (IANS) The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), an autonomous hill council the decks for which was cleared Monday with the signing of the Darjeeling tripartite accord, will ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.400 crore central assistance


July 16th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Punjab has urged the Planning Commission to expedite the release of additional central assistance (ACA) of Rs.400 crore to the state, the government said here Saturday.Punjab ... Read more...

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Mamata announces sops for Maoist-hit zone (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nayagram/Jhargram (West Bengal), July 12 (IANS) Promising jobs and development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced an economic package for the Maoist-affected districts and asserted that violence ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee to visit Maoist hotbeds


July 10th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the Maoist hotbeds of West Midnapore and Bankura next week in her first district tour after taking ... Read more...

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Surrender arms and talk: Mamata appeals to Maoists


July 8th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday offered to hold talks with the Maoists and promised that the joint forces operating in the rebel-hit areas ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress leaders leave for ‘last’ Delhi visit


June 15th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) In a last-ditch effort to pressurise Congress leadership on the Telangana issue, the party leaders from the region Wednesday left for New Delhi to meet ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa meets PM, talks Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu economy (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first time since storming to power in Tamil Nadu last month, armed ... Read more...

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Sonia blasts Mayawati for ‘politics of loot’ (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, May 19 (IANS) Close on the heels of her son Rahul's pointed attack, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday lambasted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the "total misrule" ... Read more...

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Christchurch quake death toll rises to 147


February 27th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.27 (ANI): The death toll from the New Zealand earthquake has risen to 147, while 50 people remain "unaccounted for".Police say a previous figure of around 200 missing people had ... Read more...

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Chances bright for refugees’ return to Mizoram


January 6th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 6 (IANS) The 14-year-old deadlock over the repatriation of 41,600 Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to Mizoram seems to be over after the central government agreed to increase the economic ... Read more...

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Joblessness climbs in Spain


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's jobless rolls expanded by 24,318 last month to more than 4.11 million people, an increase of 0.6 percent from October, the Labour and Immigration Ministry said Thursday.It ... Read more...

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Spain to cut taxes on small business


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced Wednesday a new set of measures to boost the economy while also curbing public spending, such as a tax cut ... Read more...

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CPI-M accuses Mamata Banerjee of disrupting peace in Darjeeling


September 29th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 29 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) members on Tuesday accused Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for fostering animosity amongst the people of Darjeeling and supporting ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee talks of special package for Darjeeling


September 28th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Sep 28 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee emphasised that she would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit the hills in West Bengal and offer special ... Read more...

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The Jammu and Kashmir situation: All Party Delegation - Part II


September 20th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): A few pointers that the APPD could do well to remember.First, the delegation will have to convince the people that they are there to make a ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visits drought-hit areas in West Bengal


August 24th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited drought-hit districts and outlined steps taken by his government to save agricultural lands and produce.Talking to reporters here, he said ... Read more...

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PM forms expert group on jobs in Kashmir


August 10th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday admitted that the benefits of the government's economic package for Jammu and Kashmir were "not fully felt" in the state and ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir situation - Where do we go from here? (Part I)


August 10th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Aug.10 (ANI): The problem in Kashmir was not created in a day and, it will not go away in a day. Neither are there any easy solutions or ... Read more...

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