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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Perform pooja for rains: Karnataka government to temples


July 20th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The new BJP government in Karnataka headed by Jagadish Shettar was Friday caught in a row over advising temples across the state to perform special ... Read more...

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BJP’s endless squabbles lead to poll talk (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, particularly its patriarch L. K. Advani, is a strong advocate of fixed tenure for legislatures to avoid pre-term elections. However his ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator seeks change in state leadership


June 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The infighting within Himachal Pradesh's BJP government came to the fore Wednesday after a party legislator wrote to party president Nitin Gadkari seeking a leadership ... Read more...

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Congress rebuffs BJP’s demand for Chidambaram’s ouster


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Congress Thursday rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand for Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation after the Madras High Court refused to dismiss ... Read more...

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Sonia defends PM, stresses Congress unity (Second Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against "unfounded allegations" and also called for an end to infighting within the party.In ... Read more...

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Disillusionment, infighting caused Congress defeat


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 2 (IANS) Disillusionment with the Congress besides infighting in the party ranks are being widely blamed for the end of its 26 years of control over the ... Read more...

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CPI-M eyes third front in Himachal


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) After its spectacular win in Shimla's mayoral election, the CPI-M is hoping to form a third front in Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP and Congress ... Read more...

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Congress loses Shimla local polls after 26 years (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
S0himla, May 28 (IANS) In a triangular contest, the Congress was Monday voted out of power from the Shimla Municipal Corporation after 26 years of rule, its candidates for ... Read more...

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‘The Grey’ - spellbinding tale of spirit’s survival (IANS Movie Review)


May 26th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Grey"; Actors: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney; Director: Joe Carnahan; Rating: ***1/2The world is inhabited by people who seem alive, but are really like zombies, merely existing than ... Read more...

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Restore unity, Rahul tells Chhattisgarh Congress


May 18th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday threatened to enforce discipline if the party's top leaders of the party in Chhattisgarh did not come together immediately.Addressing ... Read more...

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Congress snubs Yeddyurappa over Sonia praise (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa praised Sonia Gandhi, the Congress snubbed him Monday, saying their party president doesn't need ... Read more...

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Elephant processions, percussion orchestras mark Kerala festivals (Letter from Kerala)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kavassery (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) Frenzied mass participation characterises annual temple festivals in Kerala that invariably include colourful processions of richly caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam (orchestra) by a combination of ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP infighting intensifies


May 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Factional in-fighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka intensified late Wednesday with legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa launching a signature ... Read more...

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Shiva, Sangwan secure London Olympics berth (Roundup)


April 11th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the finals of the 56 kg and 81 kg category at ... Read more...

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Shiva Thapa youngest Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the final of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here ... Read more...

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Antony panel to look into poll debacle in Punjab, Goa


April 7th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) After a review of its performance in Uttar Pradesh by party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has formed a panel headed by Defence ... Read more...

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Congress summons Amarinder, Bhattal to capital following infighting


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid a continuing spat between Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his detractors following the party's debacle in the assembly polls, the ... Read more...

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Trinamool leader killed in southern Bengal district


March 31st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) A local Trinamool leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Canning town in South 24 Parganas district, some 50 km from here, police said Saturday."Manik ... Read more...

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Bengal to set up rescue centres for stray jumbos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict and rehabilitate jumbos driven away from the herd, the West Bengal government is planning to set up two 'Elephant ... Read more...

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Karnataka bypoll fallout: Test for BJP, hope for Congress (News Analysis)


March 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) defeat in the Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll Wednesday poses a difficult test for its national leaders - demonstrating that ... Read more...

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BJP crisis shadow over Karnataka budget (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will present the state budget Wednesday as a majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting B.S. ... Read more...

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Five held for CPI-M leaders’ killing remanded to custody (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Five people arrested in West Bengal for the killing of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders last month were sent to five days' CID ... Read more...

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Trivedi replacement a ‘farce’, says CPI-M (Lead, Changing dateline)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The resignation of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi isa "drama" but it reveals the factionalism in Trinamool Congress, the CPI-M said Monday.The entire issue is aimed ... Read more...

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Five more held for CPI-M leaders’ killing


March 19th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Five more people have been arrested in West Bengal for the killing of two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders last month, taking the total ... Read more...

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Early elections not ruled out: Rajnath


March 17th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 17 (IANS) Citing political uncertainty, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Saturday that early Lok Sabha elections cannot be ruled out.In view of the infighting within the ... Read more...

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Tension time for BJP ahead of Karnataka bypoll


March 17th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) A tense waiting period has begun for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka ahead of Sunday's byelection to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat ... Read more...

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Congress helped Akalis engineer a historic win (Punjab Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh turned 70 Sunday, but the euphoria of celebration was missing. Having just led his party to a second consecutive loss in ... Read more...

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Himachal budget session begins Friday


March 8th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The defeat of the Congress in the recently concluded assembly elections has boosted the morale of the faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal ... Read more...

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Kashmir abuzz with fallout of Congress debacle


March 8th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) The Congress debacle in the Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa will impact the balance of power in Jammu and Kashmir where it is part of ... Read more...

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CPI-M leaders’ killing: CID custody for four arrested


March 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A court in West Bengal's Burdwan district Monday sent to two days' CID custody four people arrested in connection with the killing of two Communist ... Read more...

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Trinamool MP criticises Mamata, questions ‘change’ in Bengal


March 1st, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Once an ardent supporter, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the state of affairs in West Bengal, particularly political ... Read more...

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People suffering for BJP woes: Congress


February 24th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The people of Karnataka are suffering because of the infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress said Friday.Spokesperson Rajiv Shukla told ... Read more...

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