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SC reserves verdict on Italian marines’ plea


September 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on the pleas by the Italian government and its two marines seeking the quashing of charges against them ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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Sangma to file election petition Tuesday (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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GJM sweeps maiden GTA polls, not to give up Gorkhaland demand


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday swept the polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), capturing all 45 seats in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, Sangma’s chances are the talking point (With Images) (Meghalaya Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) For this tribal-majority, pretty hill state, the chances of its native, P.A. Sangma's, in the presidential election remain the main talking point of its three ... Read more...

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People taking interest in presidential poll: Sangma (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) For the first time in the last three decades, people are taking keen interest in presidential election and it has become a topic of discussion ... Read more...

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All CPI-M candidates pull out of Gorkhaland polls


July 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 12 (IANS) All Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidates Thursday withdrew from the fray for the July 29 elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

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GJM candidates only ones in fray in about half of GTA seats


July 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 11 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) seems to have an edge in the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for ... Read more...

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Pranab responsible for economic mess, says Sangma


July 11th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, who is being backed by the BJP among other parties, Wednesday renewed his attack on the UPA's candidate Pranab Mukherjee and ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls, Mamata happy (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday decided to take part in the July 29 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, leading to a "happy" West Bengal ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls


June 30th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmuktui Morcha will take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held July 29, a party leader said Saturday.The decision was ... Read more...

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Three arrested for kidnapping child in Delhi


June 28th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 48-year-old woman was arrested along with her two associates and a one-year-old child recovered from their possession here, police said Wednesday.Sunita, a resident of ... Read more...

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Mamata-GJM meet deferred to June 16


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was Tuesday deferred to June 16 after she received an urgent ... Read more...

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GJM announces agitation, calls for burning GTA agreement


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Asking the West Bengal government not to implement the high-power committee's report on additional areas in the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on illegal mining in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) An NGO moved the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking direction to the Rajasthan government to enforce a complete ban on mining activities in Alwar district as ... Read more...

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Policy needed for South Asian women migrants, says UN report


June 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With South Asia contributing over six million international women migrants, a report Monday said lack of information and proper documentation has been hindering their ... Read more...

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SC asks CBI to probe if Yeddyurappa kin got kickbacks (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In a setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Supreme Court Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the allegations ... Read more...

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Elderly stage dharna demanding universal pension


May 7th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 people from 22 states started a five-day dharna at Jantar Mantar Monday demanding universal pension for the elderly.Supporting the demand, key campaigners Aruna ... Read more...

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Apex court order in Yeddyurappa case next week (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pass an order next week on the recommendation of a green panel seeking a CBI probe into donations by mining firms ... Read more...

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Apex court to pass order on Yeddyurappa case next week


May 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pass an order next week on the recommendation of a panel seeking a CBI probe into the allegations of quid pro ... Read more...

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Four killed in Rajasthan bus accident


April 28th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) Four men were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a bus in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district Saturday, police said.The mishap occurred in the ... Read more...

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Orchha BJP executive meet marred by intra-party mudslinging


April 8th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 8 (IANS) The two-day working committee meeting of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) ended Sunday in Orchha but allegations by a woman councilor ... Read more...

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GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) With the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to revive its movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose to blame ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy


February 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) With the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership threatening to revive movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose ... Read more...

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Gorkha group to meet Mamata for honouring accord


February 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Amidst the rising political tempers in the hills of West Bengal, the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is all set to meet chief Minister ... Read more...

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GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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Hazare condemns ink attack on Baba Ramdev


January 14th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) Anna Hazare Saturday condemned the ink attack on yoga guru Baba Ramdev in the capital and asserted that such attempts will not scare ... Read more...

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Darjeeling should be declared backward region: GJM


December 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) A Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) delegation Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and demanded that Darjeeling district be declared a backward region.It also ... Read more...

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Saffron growers of Kishtwar upset over ‘bias’ towards Valley


November 25th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Saffron growers in the remote mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu region claim they "grow the best saffron" but the "incentives go to Kashmiris".According to a ... Read more...

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Supreme Court releases jailed Kerala CPI-M leader


November 15th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the release on bail of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader M.V. Jayarajan who was jailed for six months by ... Read more...

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Plea to rename Gorkha council, include tribal areas


October 30th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday forged a pact with the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), and demanded that the name of the Gorkha Territorial Administration ... Read more...

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