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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief


August 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the ... Read more...

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AICC resolution says Deshmukh moved up from grassroots


August 15th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The All India Congress Committee (AICC) Wednesday passed a condolence resolution to pay tribute to former union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, describing him as a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets finance again, Shinde becomes home minister (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In a significant change ahead of parliament's monsoon session, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appointed P. Chidambaram as finance minister, gave the crucial home ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets finance again, Shinde becomes home minister (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In a significant change ahead of parliament's monsoon session, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed P. Chidambaram as finance minister, gave the crucial home portfolio ... Read more...

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Jubiliant Congress workers celebrate Mukherjee’s victory (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Jubiliation rent the air outside Pranab Mukherjee's 13, Talkatora Residence here as Congress workers danced, burst crackers and distributed sweets to celeberate his victory ... Read more...

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Celebrations at Pranab’s Delhi residence


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Boxes of sweets, bouquets of exotic flowers and drumbeats - celebrations began at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's residence here Sunday even before the ... Read more...

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Pranab will out-do Sangma in northeast: Congress


July 19th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 19 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee would garner more votes in the northeastern states than his rival Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP seeks resignation of Congress leader Shandil


July 14th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) The Himachal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded resignation of senior state Congress leader Dhani Ram Shandil from all posts of the ... Read more...

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Pranab hopeful of Mamata’s support (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, who was in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election, hoped ... Read more...

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Pranab in Odisha to seek support


July 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election to the high ... Read more...

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Congressmen indicted in report on illegal mining: Goa BJP


July 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Goa, which is yet to be made public, has named senior Congress functionaries for being involved in ... Read more...

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Congress again appeals to Trinamool to support Pranab


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday made a fresh appeal to the Trinamool Congress to support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.The party also described the ... Read more...

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Many opposed Punjab accord: Arjun Singh


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) While right-thinking sections of the political leadership welcomed the 1985 Punjab accord, some forces were able to sabotage its key elements and render it ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media bill (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of party ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media regulation bill


May 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of Rahul ... Read more...

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Madan Mohan Malaviya: As secular as Gandhi (IANS Book Review)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: A Valiant Visionary"; Author: Madhuker Upadhyay; Publisher: All India Congress Committee; Pages: 180, Price: Rs.300The best testimony that the Congress had virtually disowned Pandit Madan Mohan ... Read more...

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AICC member takes on PMO over Kaiga plant rehab issue


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Taking on the Prime Minister's Office head on, an All India Congress Committee (AICC) official has demanded that the villagers within the sterilised zone of northern ... Read more...

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Barman is new Congress chief in Left-ruled Tripura


April 21st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Three-time legislator Sudip Roy Barman has been named the chief of the Congress's Tripura state unit, sources said here Saturday. The new leader immediately vowed to ... Read more...

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Upbeat mood in BJP office, gloom in Congress (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The mood in the offices of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress reflected the assembly election results Tuesday: upbeat in the former ... Read more...

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Gloom at Congress headquarters after dismal performance


March 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) A sense of gloom prevailed at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here Tuesday following the party's poor performance in state assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Congress probes audio glitch in PM’s rally


March 1st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Thursday launched a probe into the sound system failure during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally the day before.State Congress president ... Read more...

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PM’s look-alike draws attention in Bangalore


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Bearing a startling resemblance to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in looks, style and mannerisms, 65-year-old Gurmeet Singh Sethi became the centre of attention Thursday at ... Read more...

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Denied ticket, Goa Congress legislator slams Sonia


February 11th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 11 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's double-speak on 33 percent reservation for women has been exposed, party leader and Goa's only woman legislator Victoria Fernandes said Saturday, ... Read more...

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Congress takes potshots at caste rivalry in Goa BJP


January 30th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) The Congress has described the growing rift between two senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run up to the March 3 ... Read more...

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Goa bus operators coerced into ferrying workers for Sonia rally


December 15th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to Goa this Saturday has triggered controversy even before she has landed here with bus operators complaining that they were ... Read more...

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Ramdev cannot inspire Goans: Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on Baba Ramdev, a senior Congress leader Monday said that the yoga guru had no moral authority to inspire people because "he ... Read more...

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No midnight session for Goa liberation’s 50th anniversary: Kamat


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 2 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Friday ruled out the much-hyped mid-night session of the state legislative assembly, being planned to mark the 50th year of ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP in war of words over seat sharing


November 15th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Angry words have broken out between Goa's ruling Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over seat sharing ahead of the assembly elections scheduled next year.Congress' ... Read more...

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Congress suspends Rajasthan ex-minister Maderna


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 12 (IANS) Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna was Saturday suspended from the primary membership of the ruling Congress. He lost his job over alleged involvement in the case ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi may be Congress working president soon


November 5th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to be appointed the working president of the party soon to help his mother and party president ... Read more...

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Rahul invitation a casual remark: Goa Congress chief


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Inviting Rahul Gandhi to deliver a midnight address in the state assembly on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation from the Portuguese rule was just ... Read more...

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Rahul to visit northeast next week


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, Nov 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will next week visit election bound Manipur as well as Tripura and Nagaland, ruled by non-Congress governments, party leaders said ... Read more...

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Mining scam may hit Kamat’s second term chances


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, facing allegations of being part of a Rs.25,000 crore illegal mining scam, may not be the Congress party's chief ministerial ... Read more...

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