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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Blow to Zardari as letter closing graft cases to be revoked (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to ... Read more...

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Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

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Setback for Zardari: Letter closing graft cases to be withdrawn (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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BJP not giving us fair option: Khurshid


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ruling out cancellation of allotted coal blocks, Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the opposition was not giving the Congress-led UPA government a fair ... Read more...

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Hope Rahul takes greater role in government: PM (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will take a greater role in government."I ... Read more...

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Congress asks CAG to respond to public debate on coal report


August 30th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Raising questions over the CAG's mandate to examine the profits of companies who have been allocated coal blocks, the Congress Thursday said the country's chief ... Read more...

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Congress downplays SP, Left demand for coal blocks probe


August 30th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Congress Thursday did not reject outright the demand of the Samajwadi Party and the Left parties for a probe by a Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP welcome death for Kasab


August 29th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence to Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case and sought ... Read more...

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Minister’s involvement only with Modi’s consent: Congress on Naroda


August 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the court verdict convicting a former Gujarat minister and 31 others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, saying that ... Read more...

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Ambika Soni slams BJP for ‘obstructionist’ tactics


August 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday slammed the BJP for its "obstructionist" tactics in parliament and said it was denigrating democratic institutions.Soni criticised ... Read more...

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It’s a BJP strategy to avoid discussion: Bansal


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.K. Bansal said Thursday the opposition is deliberately stalling parliament as part of its strategy to avoid a discussion on the ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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Mamata’s fight against ‘corruption in judiciary’ (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 18 (IANS) Known for courting controversies, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has again stirred the hornet's nest after saying that court judgments could be bought.Speaking during ... Read more...

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Exodus of people from northeast continues from Bangalore (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) The exodus of people from northeast, including hundreds of students, from Bangalore continued Friday even as police arrested three youths for allegedly assaulting three Manipuri ... Read more...

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Respect judicial independence, Kapadia tells government.


August 15th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday cautioned the government not to trample upon the independence of judiciary while enacting law to make judges accountable."Judicial accountability should ... Read more...

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I’ll welcome Rahul’s entry into government, says PM (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Bringing back into focus Rahul Gandhi's statement that he was ready to play a larger political role, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he ... Read more...

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I’ll welcome Rahul’s entry into government: PM (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he would welcome Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi into the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government."I have always said ... Read more...

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‘New bill takes judge’s impeachment process to logical conclusion’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug. 3 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said the Judicial Accountability Bill (JAB) would provide that once impeachment proceedings are initiated against an errant judge, they are ... Read more...

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Team Anna attacks Pawar, Krishna (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A day after Team Anna targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee, the anti-graft activists Thursday launched a tirade against several union ... Read more...

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‘Janardhana Reddy wanted bail at any cost’


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy, currently in jail in illegal mining case, wanted to come out on bail at "any cost", revealed his relative Dasaradharami ... Read more...

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EGoM to recommend spectrum price, but cabinet to take call


July 20th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday decided to make specific recommendations on the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction, spectrum ... Read more...

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Rahul gets ‘proactive’, will be Congress no. 2 (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday, ending feverish speculation after the Nehru-Gandhi scion ... Read more...

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Rahul says he’s ready for ‘more proactive role’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government" but the final ... Read more...

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No further talks with government on Lokpal: Hazare (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), July 18 (IANS) Alleging that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is trying to divide his Team Anna, activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said he will not ... Read more...

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2G spectrum base price decision deferred till Friday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Wednesday deferred a decision on the crucial reserve price issue till Friday, raising doubts yet again ... Read more...

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No ministry, so Karnataka BJP legislator quits


July 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday suffered a jolt as legislator Halady Srinivas Shetty quit the assembly after he was not made a minister."My ... Read more...

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Muslim Personal Law Board slams Khursheed


July 16th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Slamming Law Minister Salman Khursheed for blocking amendments to the Waqf Bill, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said it would begin a ... Read more...

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Can Rahul Gandhi grow beyond cameo roles? (Comment)


July 14th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Congress' 2009 victory fostered the belief in the party of a similar success five years later followed by Rahul Gandhi's coronation as prime minister. Now, there is a shadow ... Read more...

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Governor regrets BJP taking tainted people in Karnataka ministry


July 13th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) A day after the third BJP ministry in four years took office in Karnataka, embarrassment piled on the ruling party with portfolio allotment delayed due ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the proposal to allow telecom firms to mortgage spectrum to raise funds ... Read more...

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EGoM on telecom approves spectrum mortgaging


July 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Thursday approved "in principle" the mortgaging of spectrum.Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said the EGoM headed by ... Read more...

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Team will move SC if Sangma loses presidential poll


July 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team Wednesday threatened to file an election petition in the Supreme Court against United Progressive Alliance nominee Pranab Mukherjee if ... Read more...

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