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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Congress, Left slam Bengal government over rape cases


August 19th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) As the West Bengal government termed reports of recent rape cases as a "rotten campaign" against it, the Congress, a junior partner in the ruling alliance, ... Read more...

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I have nothing to lose, everything to gain: Jwala Gutta (Interview)


July 12th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Jwala Gutta, the first Indian to qualify for two badminton events at the Olympics, says she has nothing to lose and everything to gain from the ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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Krishna jumps in, but no solution for Olympic tennis team


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has called for the players to resolve their differences but this has had little impact as the All ... Read more...

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AITA backs Paes, gives sports ministry five options


June 19th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Defending the decision to pair Leander Paes with Mahesh Bhupathi, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) Tuesday lobbed the ball back into the government ... Read more...

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Pro-government dailies will be promoted: Bengal minister


April 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) A West Bengal minister Sunday defended the government's order to its libraries to stock only specific newspapers for promoting "free thinking" and said only pro-government ... Read more...

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MQM to boycott Zardari’s address to parliament


March 16th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a junior partner in Pakistan's ruling coalition, has said it will boycott President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike roll-back, hints at Congress hand (Third Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday demanded a roll-back of the fare hike announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, and ... Read more...

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Post UP, Bengal Congress softens stand on Trinamool


March 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) After its poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh polls, the Congress appears to be softening its stand towards ally Trinamool Congress. This is already evident ... Read more...

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ANP leader, son killed in Pakistan


November 7th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) was killed Monday along with his son and security guard while seven others were injured in a suicide ... Read more...

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Giving home portfolio to NCP a mistake: Chavan


July 15th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Two days after the triple bombing in the metropolis, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday said the Congress's decision to concede the key home portfolio to ... Read more...

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BJP alleges conspiracy in fuel price hike, blames PM (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Blaming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the hike in diesel, kerosene and cooking gas prices, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday alleged ... Read more...

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NCP wants Dadar station renamed Chaityabhoomi


June 10th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party, a junior partner in Maharashtra's ruling coalition, Friday formally demanded that Mumbai's major railway junction at Dadar be renamed Chaityabhoomi in ... Read more...

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Factionalism in Kashmir Congress as Sonia visits


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) After going into a huddle overnight in separate places, two rival factions of the Congress, the junior partner in Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition, ... Read more...

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Post-poll: weak national parties, strong regional ones (Comment)


May 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
The peculiarity of the latest election results is they will please no major national party. Instead, three regional outfits - the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the AIADMK in Tamil ... Read more...

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BJP to hold conclave of its chief ministers


May 8th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a two-day conclave of its chief ministers here May 9-10 to share experiences of successful schemes and ... Read more...

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Large voter turnout signals decisive verdicts: Analysts


April 17th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Large voter turnout in states that have had assembly polls so far is a sign of decisive verdict by the electorate and the outcome ... Read more...

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Congress, Trinamool reach accord for Bengal polls (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Ending weeks of suspense, the Congress and the Trinamool Congress Monday agreed on seat-sharing for the April-May West Bengal assembly polls. Under the deal, Trinamool ... Read more...

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Trinamool worst right wing political force: Buddhadeb


March 5th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Dubbing the Trinamool Congress as the "worst type of right wing political force", West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has alleged that the opposition party was ... Read more...

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Congress leaders will be kept in loop on Kashmir roadmap, assures Chidambaram (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 3 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday assured Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir that they will kept on board on any roadmap for Jammu and Kashmir that may ... Read more...

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NCP sore, Congress says Rahul misquoted (Roundup)


January 12th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Differences cropped up in the ruling central coalition on the sensitive issue of price rise after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday reacted sharply to Congress ... Read more...

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Nepal’s casino king cuts new deal


November 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 12 (IANS) When faced with great danger, the best-known gamblers of the world have been known to keep their cool, as well as their shirt on. Remember ... Read more...

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Palpable sense of change as Bihar votes (Feature)


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) On the chaotic streets of Patna, rickshaw puller Ram Jagan Yadav casts a thoughtful glance around and says, "Change is here and change is the ... Read more...

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Cameron describes UK as US’ “junior partner” in fighting Nazi Germany


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron slipped up when he described Britain as the "junior partner" of the US in fighting Nazi Germany in 1940.America did not actually join ... Read more...

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UK ‘junior partner’ in relationship with US: Cameron


July 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17(ANI): Ahead of his first trip to the United States, British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that the UK is the "junior partner" in the "relationship" with the ... Read more...

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Japan voting for upper house begins


July 11th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 11 (DPA) The stakes are high for Japan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in Sunday's upper house elections, as polls opened to voters. The party and its ally need to ... Read more...

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Want alliance with JD-U, but without conditions: BJP (Lead)


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it wanted the alliance with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar to continue but said it would not accept ... Read more...

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Will not accept JD-U conditions for alliance: BJP


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it will not accept any condition from the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on keeping its leaders Narendra Modi and Varun ... Read more...

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‘Congress wasn’t proactive against Left in West Bengal’


June 21st, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A senior Congress MP from West Bengal Monday said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress emerged a strong force in state as the Congress ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss Bihar developments Monday (Lead)


June 20th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Miffed over Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar returning flood relief money to Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will Monday discuss ... Read more...

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Behave, angry BJP tells Nitish Kumar


June 20th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Stung by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to return the money given by Gujarat for flood relief, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday made it ... Read more...

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24 arrested for Karachi killings, 4 more die


June 16th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 16 (IANS) Security forces arrested 24 people for their suspected role in a series of target killings that have rocked this southern port for the past few weeks, even as ... Read more...

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Foreign forces conspiring to destabilise Pakistan: Minister


June 15th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday some foreign elements were conspiring to destabilise Pakistan and pointed to the target killings in Karachi as evidence of this. Responding to ... Read more...

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