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Opposition strike Thursday for FDI, diesel price hike rollback


September 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The opposition parties will hold a nationwide strike Thursday demanding a rollback of the government's decision to hike diesel prices, cap subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Left meets PM, demands excess food be distributed


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A delegation of Left party leaders Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand universal distribution of excess food stock to check rising prices ... Read more...

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Mamata scores major points against Left (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee scored some major political points against her arch rival Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) when its labour wing, the Centre ... Read more...

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Left seeks universal public distribution system


July 26th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday demanded a universal public distribution system and scrapping of the Planning Commission's "highly dubious poverty estimates".The CPI, CPI-M, Forward Bloc and ... Read more...

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We are not against FDI in retail: Akhilesh Yadav


July 24th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said his party would support foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if it benefited farmers, contradicting ... Read more...

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Don’t open multi-brand FDI in retail, PM told


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Left have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to let FDI in multi-brand retail sector, saying this will virtually ... Read more...

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Vote count on for presidential poll (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with the ruling UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee holding a clear winning edge over his ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Trinamool should support Pranab to save face: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Exuding confidence at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee getting elected, the Congress's West Bengal unit Monday said the Trinamool Congress should change its stance and ... Read more...

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Am ready to talk to Mamata if she is ready: Pranab


July 9th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he was willing to meet Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee provided she too was ... Read more...

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Pranab arrives in Kolkata, to meet supporters Monday


July 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee was given a rousing welcome by Congress leaders as he arrived here to seek the support of parties from West ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s votes not needed in presidential poll: Congress


July 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Raising the pitch against ally Trinamool Congress, a leader of the Congress's West Bengal unit said the Mamata Banerjee-led party has become irrelevant in national ... Read more...

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Sibal meets Mamata to seek support for Pranab


July 5th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Telecom Minister and Congress leader Kabil Sibal Thursday met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, urging her to support presidential ... Read more...

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GJM to go with Trinamool on presidential poll


June 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which has three legislators in the West Bengal assembly, Thursday said it will go along the ruling Trinamool Congress's decision in ... Read more...

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Pranab relaxes at home on first day out of active politics


June 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A day after bidding goodbye to more than four decades of active politics and stepping down as finance minister to contest the presidential election, Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab resigns, PM keeps finance ministry (Third Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, a union minister for decades together, Tuesday resigned from the cabinet to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of ... Read more...

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Pranab resigns, PM may keep finance ministry (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance."Today, ... Read more...

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Sangma meets Mamata; fails to get commitment on support (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Tuesday held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the votes of her Trinamool Congress for his bid ... Read more...

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Sangma meeets Mamata


June 26th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday began talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking her vote for his bid for the top post.Sangma, who ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign June 26 (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Noting that his four-decade-long involvement in party politics was coming to an end, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday announced he would quit as finance ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) In an obvious reference to the Trinamool Congress, United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that except one, all parties which are ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc legislator suspended from Bengal assembly


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) A Forward Bloc legislator was Friday suspended from the West Begnal Assembly for the rest of the day for using "unparliamentary" words targeting Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Trinamool hits out at alleged Congress-Marxist axis


June 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) As the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) extended support to UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, the Trinamool Congress Thursday dubbed the decision as further proof ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Forward Bloc to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to skip poll (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach consensus on the presidential election with two of the four parties, including the CPI-M, supporting UPA candidate ... Read more...

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Left parties divided over supporting Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach a consensus on the presidential election with two of the four Left parties supporting UPA candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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CPI-M meet on president poll Thursday


June 20th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo will meet in New Delhi Thursday to decide its stand on the July 19 presidential election, party sources ... Read more...

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Left in dilemma over support to Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday appeared to be in a grave dilemma over the issue of supporting Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president because not doing so ... Read more...

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Left opposes hike in fuel prices


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Left parties Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed increase in prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products."Such an increase will be a cruel blow ... Read more...

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Broader Left unity for broad-based democratic unity: Bardhan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Asserting that the country was going through a crisis, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan Tuesday called for bringing all Left forces ... Read more...

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Left’s stand on president after Congress announces candidate


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Left parties will decide their stand on the presidential election after the Congress announces its candidate, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said ... Read more...

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Bengal farmer suicides: Left calls rural strike Feb 28


January 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Left-affiliated peasant bodies will go on strike across West Bengal's rural areas Feb 28 to protest against the alleged mismanagement of agriculture leading to farmers' suicides, ... Read more...

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Mamata lets Left garland Netaji statue first


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) On Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday did a U-turn and allowed Left leaders to garland his ... Read more...

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Government’s attitude on Netaji condemnable: Forward Bloc


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Saturday condemned the "negative attitude" of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in not observing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth ... Read more...

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Some of Mamata’s policies identical to Left’s: Forward Bloc


January 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front constituent, the All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) feels that the stand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on some issues ... Read more...

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Congress ditched nation regarding Lokpal: Left


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "ditching" the nation by not going for a vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties have slammed ... Read more...

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