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My good wishes to Rahul, Mulayam now says


September 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) A day after the Samajwadi Party's direct attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked up a storm, its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday extended his ... Read more...

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Will he, won’t he? Congress awaits Rahul’s next move


September 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Will the suspense over Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's next step finally end this month?It could well be with the Congress agog with talk ... Read more...

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SP questions Rahul’s leadership, Congress condemns remark (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing the talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday doubted his ability to lead ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party


September 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ... Read more...

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For the Congress, silence is not golden (Comment)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Any one in India who heard the live telecast of Barack Obama's speech at the national convention of the Democrats in the US on Friday would have noted how his ... Read more...

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‘Freedom’ cast to attend workshops to hone skills (With images)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Director Vivek Agnihotri is taking no chances with his debut production "Freedom". He is planning to conduct workshops here for the cast of the political ... Read more...

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Non-BJP, non-Congress PM feasible in 2014: Advani


August 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday shocked his party by admitting that the 2014 general elections may throw up a non-BJP and ... Read more...

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Hegde opposes Hazare move to float political party


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare should not form a political party to fight for his just cause as entering politics would be an expensive proposition, former ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders congratulate Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Political leaders and industrialists in Maharashtra congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential poll and wished him the best in his tenure in ... Read more...

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Left intellectual questions call for consensus on Pranab


June 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Questioning the Congress' clarion call seeking support for its presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, leading Left intellectual Ashok Mitra Wednesday took potshots at the finance minister, ... Read more...

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Kalam out of presidential fight, BJP, Mamata red-faced (Intro Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday opted out of the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, dealing a blow to the ... Read more...

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Mamata asks youth to fight graft


June 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A day after terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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BJP organ hails Advani, flays others


June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Coinciding with L.K. Advani's implicit attack on party president Nitin Gadkari, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized some of its leaders but without ... 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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Somnath happy with Akhilesh becoming chief minister


March 10th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who had first remarked on the potential he evinced in Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh comes of age in rough, tough UP politics


March 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party's young member of parliament from Kannauj, Tuesday proved he had come of age in Uttar Pradesh's rough and tumble politics, ... Read more...

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Badal vs Badal: who will be Punjab chief minister?


March 6th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) It was an election fought in the name of one Badal but led from the front by another, a two-pronged strategy that propelled the Shiromani ... Read more...

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Kannada model-actress scripts book on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership


February 27th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Clad in denims, a cotton kurti and a big blue "bindi" and with a marked Kannada accent, the dusky model, movie actress and doctoral ... Read more...

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End dynasties in politics: Medha Patkar


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) Noted activist Medha Patkar Thursday called for a 'one family one elected representative' cap in Indian politics, saying the trend of dynastic rules was dangerous for ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh - a political acrobat (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.This technocrat-turned-politician, son ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh - a political acrobat


December 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.This farmer-turned former ... Read more...

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‘Why censor Facebook when you don’t censor Sunny Leone?’


December 7th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) young leader Anurag Singh Thakur wonders why the government wants to censor social media like Facebook when it is not ... Read more...

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A shared experience moulds Indian and US students


November 18th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) For Singmila Shimrah, a Naga from Ukhrul in Manipur, studying in the US is a "dream come true" and for Sheena Hall, an African-American, her sojourn ... Read more...

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Chronicling iron women at helm of India’s business empires (IANS Book Review)


October 27th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Corporate Divas"; Author: Sonia Golani; Publisher: Penguin India; Pages: 227; Price: Rs 250In the corridors of Indian politics and in the high-performance business sweat shops the gender ... Read more...

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Advani’s last throw of the dice (Comment)


October 15th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
For a believer in astrology, L.K. Advani cannot be too pleased with the way he set off on his latest rath yatra. First, he had to shift the starting point ... Read more...

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Despite yatra, JP’s village lies forgotten


October 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sitab Diara (Bihar), Oct 11 (IANS) The winds of change sweeping through Bihar have curiously left out a forgotten yet important part of the state -- the tiny village ... Read more...

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I write for Indian readers: Ashwin Sanghi


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) From Jesus Christ in Kashmir to a modern Chanakya from Uttar Pradesh -- novelist Ashwin Sanghi, winner of the Vodafone Crossword Award in the popular ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar urges meaningful scrutiny of legislative functions


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called for regular and meaningful scrutiny of parliamentary and legislative functioning to make it "infallible".Inaugurating the 76th conference of ... Read more...

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Advani hints he may not be PM candidate in 2014


September 21st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 21 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday indicated for the first time he may not be the candidate for prime minister's job in ... Read more...

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New York Times launches India-focussed website


September 12th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) With American print media in decline with advertising revenues migrating to digital platforms, The New York Times has launched an English-language website called "India Ink" ... Read more...

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From stars to Tihar, Amar Singh’s fall from grace


September 6th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Amar Singh, who stole the limelight as a political heavyweight and a friend of corporate honchos and Bollywood stars, fell a long way from ... Read more...

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`Anna’s movement a timely alert to India’s leaders’


August 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian activist Anna Hazare's movement comes as a "timely alert" to Indian leaders, a leading Bangladeshi daily said Tuesday.Anna Hazare's 12-day fast for a strong ... Read more...

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BJP slams Digvijay for remark on RSS terror involvement


July 16th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's comment on possibility of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) involvement in terror ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis


June 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, the auction house ... Read more...

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