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CPI-M admits failures at all levels in Bengal


October 5th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday admitted it had failed to read the mood of the people, who voted it out to end its 34-year ... Read more...

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DMK will recapture power, says Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 23 (IANS) The DMK cannot be destroyed and it will capture power again in the state, party president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi said here ... Read more...

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DMK cadres ready for soul-searching at Coimbatore


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Battling electoral defeat and corruption allegations, Tamil Nadu's crisis-ridden DMK has called a meeting of its executive and general council over the weekend to discuss the ... Read more...

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Singur, Nandigram proved costly but Left still relevant: CPI-M


June 12th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday admitted that mistakes on Singur and Nandigram led to its "big" defeat in the West Bengal assembly polls but ... Read more...

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End violence in West Bengal, says CITU


May 27th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) Friday said 12 people had been killed in West Bengal "in politically sponsored violence" by the newly elected ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb finds the going tough


April 26th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) He may be used to easy wins from the till now red bastion of Jadavpore, but the odds this time are stacked against West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks security for AIADMK candidate


April 16th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) AIADMK chief J.Jayalalithaa Saturday urged the Election Commission to order police to provide security for V.Senthilnathan, the party's candidate from the Aravakuruchi assembly constituency in the ... Read more...

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U.S. imposes financial sanctions on former Côte D’Ivoire leader


January 7th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed financial sanctions on a selected group of Ivorian politicians, including former President Laurent ... Read more...

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US media sees Obama trip as wooing of corporate America


November 7th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The US media is looking at President Barack Obama's trip to India as a courtship with corporate America after the rout of his Democratic ... Read more...

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Labour Party’s support declines to lowest level in last six months


April 25th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): The ruling Labour Party's support is declining to the lowest level in Britain in last six months, giving a fresh blow to the party's election campaign, according ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to shuffle cabinet after electoral defeat (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 22 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy continued Monday to hold discussions ahead of a government re-shuffle following the ruling UMP party's heavy defeat in Sunday's regional elections. According to French media, ... Read more...

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Obama shifts to economy, announces middle-class relief


January 26th, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (DPA) US President Barack Obama pivoted back to the struggling economy Monday, announcing measures to support middle-class families after a tough political week for his Democratic Party. The White ... Read more...

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Obama acknowledges public anger in wake of Massachusetts defeat


January 21st, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that the US public remained "angry" and "frustrated" with the state of the country, one year after his historic inauguration and one ... Read more...

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Man who defeated Basu pays rich tributes


January 17th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The man who handed out Jyoti Basu his only electoral defeat acknowledged Basu's greatness Sunday, saying he was "one of the greatest Communist leaders ever born in ... Read more...

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Congress at 125 - defied doomsayers to reach commanding heights (Comment)


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli In the Congress's centenary year in 1985, Rajiv Gandhi delivered his famous "brokers of power" speech in Mumbai, castigating the party for converting a "mass movement into a feudal ... Read more...

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KCR achieved in 11 days what he could not in eight years (News Analysis)


December 10th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Dec 10 (IANS) In June, when then Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy asked Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao where he would hide after ... Read more...

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Revolt in AGP, campaign for leadership change intensifies


November 12th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Nov 12 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is facing a major political crisis with party supporters and senior leaders demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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Speculation about Schumacher role in F1 after Todt becomes FIA boss


October 24th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 24 (DPA) Jean Todt's election as world motorsport supremo was followed Saturday by speculation that Michael Schumacher could be his man for Formula One racing. The Frenchman Todt was elected president ... Read more...

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Karzai house attacked before polls


August 18th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IBNS
Kabul, Aug 18: Terrorists launched a rocket attack on the house of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday morning.According to Times Now, there are no reports of any casualties.Police headquarter ... Read more...

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Don’t alienate Muslims and lose votes: Naqvi appeals to BJP


June 21st, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Sunday appealed to party leaders to ensure that Muslims don't get alienated and become the cause of the ... Read more...

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CPI-M tells Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to continue as West Bengal CM


May 18th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has told West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to continue in office, hours after he offered to resign owning moral responsibility ... Read more...

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Advani firm on decision to quit as leader of opposition: BJP


May 17th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In the first clear confirmation that its prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani would step down as leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Is Advani quitting BJP ?


May 16th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani is likely to resign as the leader of the Opposition and may even quit the party, unconfirmed reports said.With the ... Read more...

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BJP looks to fix responsibility for defeat


May 16th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Who will accept the responsibility of the BJP's stunning electoral defeat? That is the question being asked by angry and humiliated BJP cadres and ... Read more...

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President’s rule in Jharkhand, opposition unhappy (Roundup)


January 19th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi/New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Putting an end to political uncertainty that followed Chief Minister Shibu Soren's electoral defeat, the central government Monday imposed president's rule in Jharkhand but kept the state ... Read more...

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US withdraws support for power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe


December 22nd, 2008 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 22 (DPA) The US Sunday said it could no longer support the planned power-sharing deal for Zimbabwe that would see Robert Mugabe retain the presidency. It also pledged to continue ... Read more...

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Ashok Gehlot sworn-in as Rajasthan CM


December 13th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Dec 13 (ANI): Congress Legislature Party leader Ashok Gehlot was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan here this morning. State Governor S.K. Singh administered the oath of office and ... Read more...

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Koirala to be active in politics again


May 9th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who had announced to retire from politics after the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections, revised his stand to remain active in politics ... Read more...

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Every government under threat, Gordon Brown warns


May 4th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
London, May 4 (IANS) Every government in the world is under threat from the current economic downturn, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday, just days after his Labour party suffered a ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ruling coalition wins simple majority in general election


March 9th, 2008 - 3:07 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (Xinhua) Malaysia's ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), or National Front, won a simple majority in the 12th general election held Saturday, according to the preliminary results. As of ... Read more...

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Sharif, Musharraf cant work together: Rashid


February 23rd, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
Karachi , Feb 23 (ANI): Former Pakistan Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid has said that the new National Assembly and President Pervez Musharraf would not be able to work together for long.Musharraf is ... Read more...

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