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Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief


August 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh meets Sonia, supporters


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh here Tuesday met his supporters in an apparent bid to exert pressure on the Congress top brass about his ... Read more...

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Congress defends Virbhadra Singh


June 26th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday defended Virbhadra Singh, who resigned from the union cabinet over corruption charges, saying his guilt was not proved. The party ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh resigns from cabinet (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned Tuesday after a court in Shimla framed corruption charges against him and his wife."I have ... Read more...

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It’s show of strength on Virbhadra’s birthday


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) It was virtually a show of strength by senior Congress leader and union minister Virbhadra Singh, who turned 78 Saturday and is hoping to take ... Read more...

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Black money issue to be raised in parliament: Rajnath Singh


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The politically hot issue of black money stashed in banks overseas is likely to be raised once again in the forthcoming budget session of Parliament, ... Read more...

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NCP: Goa Congress cozying up to real estate lobby


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday accused its ruling alliance partner, the Congress, of selling out to the real estate lobby while preparing a futuristic land-use ... Read more...

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BJP reaching out to Christian voters in Goa


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Wednesday again highlighted the importance of Goa's Christian population in the March 3 assembly polls."Ever since I took over as secretary ... Read more...

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Rahul good enough to be PM but that’s not his central aim: Priyanka


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was "good enough" to be the prime minister but occupying ... Read more...

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MGP minister quits Goa coalition government


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) A minister from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) resigned from the Congress-led coalition government in Goa Thursday as the regional party's coalition talks with the ... Read more...

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AIUDF to campaign for RLD in UP elections


January 31st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) president Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Tuesday said he would campaign for Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidates in the forthcoming assembly ... Read more...

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Poll strictures could hurt Goa’s tourism season


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming assembly polls in Goa have put the state's tourism season in peril.A top tourism body in Goa has voiced irritation at the decision taken ... Read more...

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President of its choice? Congress will find it difficult


January 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If the entire opposition gangs up, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will find it difficult in July to elect a new president of ... Read more...

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BSP’s denial of tickets to lawmakers shows guilt: Congress


January 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress Monday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's denial of poll tickets to nearly half of her party legislators was a "big and ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from Khurshid’s quota promise


January 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Congress Friday sought to distance itself from Law Minister Salman Khurshid's promise on providing nine percent reservation to backward Muslims if the party ... Read more...

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‘Jeeta and Jaggi’, ‘Jhootha and Thaggi’ colour Punjab campaign


January 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) If the opposition Congress can unleash 'Jeeta and Jaggi', the Shiromani Akali Dal can hit back with 'Jhootha and Thaggi'. After all, the electoral battle ... Read more...

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Hazare may be discharged from hospital Sunday


January 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 7 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare is expected to be discharged from a hospital here Sunday after eight days of treatment, an aide said.Hazare, 74, who was ... Read more...

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Hazare stable, responding well to treatment


January 4th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 4 (IANS) Anna Hazare, admitted to hospital with chest congestion, is responding well to treatment and his condition is improving, doctors attending on him said here Wednesday."Anna ... Read more...

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Hazare to stay in hospital


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 3 (IANS) Doctors attending on activist Anna Hazare said Tuesday that his discharge from hospital, earlier slated for Friday, might be postponed for two more days due ... Read more...

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Kejriwal meets ailing Hazare, poll campaign uncertain (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 2 (IANS) Team Anna's campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly polls in five states is dependent on Anna Hazare's health, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal ... Read more...

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Anna advised a month’s rest, uncertainty over poll plans (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 2 (IANS) Doctors here have advised Anna Hazare one month's rest, putting a question mark over his plans to campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly ... Read more...

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Anna advised month’s rest, uncertainty over poll plans


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 2 (IANS) Doctors have advised Anna Hazare one month's rest, putting a question mark over his plans to campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly polls ... Read more...

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Day after Lokpal bill failure, battlelines drawn (Afternoon Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The morning after was one of vitriol and bitterness with the BJP Friday asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to quit after the Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Government wanted to avert defeat in Rajya Sabha: Congress


December 30th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The government Thursday decided not to press for passage of Lokpal bill in Rajya Sabha after it realised that it had not been able ... Read more...

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BJP against passage of Lokpal bill, says Sibal (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not want the Lokpal bill to be passed so that it can raise the issue in the forthcoming ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP kick off Punjab poll campaign


December 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 18 (IANS) Blaming the Congress government at the centre for rampant corruption, lack of development and the burden of price rise on the common man, Punjab's ... Read more...

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Akali Dal plans ‘biggest’ rally Sunday


December 17th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 17 (IANS) Claiming that it would be "the largest ever held in the world and an eye opener for the whole country", Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party MP Rasheed Masood joins Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Rasheed Masood Monday joined the Congress, giving the party another boost in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.Rasheed's entry comes two days after the Rashtriya ... Read more...

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All-party meeting called on Lokpal as Hazare targets Congress (Roundup)


December 11th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) With Team Anna signalling another confrontation on the Lokpal bill and threatening to campaign against the Congress in the forthcoming assembly polls, the government ... Read more...

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Ramdev holds Kamat responsible for Goa’s mining scam


December 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 10 (IANS) Baba Ramdev Saturday accused Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of being responsible for the mega mining scam in the state.Speaking to reporters here, Ramdev also said ... Read more...

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Rahul to meet Congress candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls


December 7th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is arriving here Saturday to meet the recently selected 213 party nominees for the forthcoming assembly elections to the 403-member ... Read more...

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BJP on ventilator in Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi


November 25th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday described Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP) as "the only opponents" in the ... Read more...

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Soni, Tewari in Congress’ Punjab election panel


November 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and party spokesperson Manish Tewari have been included in the Pradesh Election Committee constituted by Congress president Sonia ... Read more...

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Ex-minister Sriramulu meets Janardhana Reddy in jail


November 8th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister B. Sriramulu Tuesday met his mentor and former minister Gali Janardhana Reddy in a jail here to seek his advice on contesting ... Read more...

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Opposition shocks Congress-NCP in Khadakwasla by-poll


October 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was Monday defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena combine in the keenly contested Khadakwasla assembly by-election. The BJP's ... Read more...

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