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Former CPI-M lawmaker meets Mamata, wants to join Trinamool


May 19th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With the change of guard in the corridors of power in the state, a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Wednesday met Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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I have invited Congress to join government: Mamata


May 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal chief minister-designate and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee Monday said she has invited party ally the Congress to join her government after ... Read more...

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Congress officially extends support to Trinamool


May 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday officially extended its full support to the Trinamool Congress, which is scheduled to form the next government within a ... Read more...

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Intellectuals close to Trinamool congratulate Mamata


May 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Prominent intellectuals and artistes close to Trinamool Congress Saturday congratulated party chief Mamata Banerjee on her landslide victory and expressed the hope that she will ... Read more...

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Trinamool legislators to meet Sunday


May 14th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will address her first official meeting with the newly-elected legislators of her party Sunday, two days after a landslide victory ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to stake claim to form government Sunday (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Sunday to stake her claim to form the government in the state for a ... Read more...

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Hundreds continue to throng Mamata’s Kalighat house


May 14th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Hundreds of people continued to throng Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence to have a glimpse of the leader, set to take over as the state's first ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to stake claim Sunday to form government (Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Sunday to stake her claim to form the next government in the state, two ... Read more...

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Jagan challenges Congress for snap poll


May 14th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) A day after his landslide victory in Kadapa by-elections in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Saturday challenged the Congress to call ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle on cards after Mamata’s victory


May 14th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With Mamata Banerjee set to become chief minister of West Bengal giving up her post of railway minister, a cabinet reshuffle is on the ... Read more...

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West Bengal people welcome change


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Common people in West Bengal in general were jubilant Friday over the landslide victory of Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance in the assembly polls as the state ... Read more...

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Sonia to decide on joining Bengal government: Congress


May 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed Friday said party president Sonia Gandhi will take the final call on joining the West Bengal government led by Trinamool ... Read more...

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2G plays nemesis for DMK in Tamil Nadu polls: Analysts


May 13th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The anti-incumbency factor has historically played a major role in Tamil Nadu, but this time the 2G spectrum scam and the alleged involvement of the ... Read more...

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AIADMK landslide: Some surprised, some not


May 13th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The allies of the AIADMK expressed mixed reactions Friday to the landslide victory that their front is expected to post in the 2011 assembly elections in ... Read more...

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Learn lesson from poll results, Pranab tells BJP (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for continuously trying to destabilise the UPA government, senior Congress leader and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said ... Read more...

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West Bengal opted for change: Sitaram Yechury (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Friday said the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal was because the "people opted ... Read more...

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Timeline of Left Front government in West Bengal


May 13th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Left Front exited power in West Bengal after 34 years Friday. Some landmark days from the record long reign: 1977 June 21: Left Front ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling left takes ‘lesson’ from Bengal rout


May 13th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Chastened by the rout of neighbouring West Bengal's communist party that had ruled the Indian state for over three decades, Nepal's ruling left alliance said ... Read more...

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West Bengal opted for change: Sitaram Yechury


May 13th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said Friday the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal was because the "people opted ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Mamata, Gogoi


May 13th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday congratulated Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee for her historic win in the West Bengal elections and Assam Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Mamata congratulates people for Trinamool’s landslide victory


May 13th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and would be chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Friday congratulated the people for the landslide victory of her party ... Read more...

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YSR’s widow, son head towards huge wins (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Establishing an unassailable lead of over 200,000 votes, YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was Friday heading for a landslide victory in the Kadapa Lok ... Read more...

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Green gulaal, tears of joy at Mamata’s residence (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Slogans rang out, green 'gulaal' hung in the air and some cried with joy at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's residence Friday, with poll trends ... Read more...

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Bengal’s ‘red fort’ faces challenge as voting begins Monday


April 17th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Will West Bengal's 34-year-old "red fort" crumble in a combined Trinamool Congress-Congress charge? Over 56 million voters will provide the answer when the state ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh calls for dynamic Indo-Kazakh relations


April 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Apr 15(ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is confident that the Indo-Kazakh relations will continue to develop dynamically in the next five years."This is my first visit to ... Read more...

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DMK most corrupt government: Jayalalithaa


April 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 13 (ANI): Hitting out at the M. Karunanidhi-led Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) government, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday described the DMK as the most corrupt government the state has ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Tamil Nadu, rival fronts confident (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Brisk polling was reported in Tamil Nadu Wednesday to elect 234 members to the 14th state assembly, with the ruling DMK and opposition AIADMK leading the ... Read more...

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Bihar scripting growth story: Chetan Bhagat


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Best selling author Chetan Bhagat, who is on his maiden trip to Bihar, says he is impressed with the fact that the state is no more in ... Read more...

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EU High Representative Ashton meets with Belarusian delegation


January 13th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton on Wednesday met with a Belarusian delegation conformed by leading representatives of the Belarusian opposition and civil society.Ashton, also Vice-President of the ... Read more...

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Lalu to meet election panel over irregularities in EVMs


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) head Lalu Prasad will Thursday meet Election Commission officials to formally complain about alleged irregularities in electronic voting ... Read more...

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RJD will review its rout: Lalu


November 28th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 28 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Sunday said that the party will review its rout in the October-November 2010 Bihar assembly polls where it won less ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi sworn in as Bihar’s CM, Deputy CM


November 26th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.26 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi were sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar for a consecutive second term on Friday.Besides Kumar and ... Read more...

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Kumar, Modi to be sworn-in as Bihar CM, Deputy CM on Friday


November 25th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.25 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi will begin their second consecutive terms as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar on Friday after being unanimously elected leaders ... Read more...

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Ready to go back to Bihar, say migrants


November 24th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) They came to the national capital with hopes of getting a job to earn their daily bread. They got it and are happy. Now, encouraged ... Read more...

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Will support Nitish, but introspect reasons for defeat: Lalu, Paswan


November 24th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 24 (ANI): Congratulating Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the victory of his National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-Janata Dal-United (JD-U) alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Lok Janashakti ... Read more...

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