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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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Congress shutdown paralyses life in Odisha (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Thousands of people were taken into preventive custody Monday in Odisha during a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest police excesses on its ... Read more...

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PM slams opposition for stalling parliament, BJP hits back (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On a day parliament ended its monsoon session with two-thirds of the sittings washed out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hit out at the ... Read more...

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Sahai denies nepotism in coal block allocations (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday denied allegations of nepotism and wrongdoing in coal block allocations but admitted he had written to Prime ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM to go, targets Congress too (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Alleging kickbacks in the allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to accept moral responsibility and ... Read more...

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Meghalaya NCP legislators join NPP


August 24th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Friday started his new political innings with the National People's Party (NPP).His sons James K. Sangma and Conrad K. Sangma ... Read more...

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Congress leaders attend Shahnawaz Hussain’s iftar


August 18th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, Speaker Meira Kumar and some senior Congress leaders attended iftar hosted by BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain Friday.Among those ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over black money (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members noisily demanded that black money stashed abroad be brought back to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Jamaica celebrates historic 200m one-two-three


August 10th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 10 (IANS/CMC) Chaos erupted in Jamaica's capital city Thursday afternoon as thousands gathered in the busy thoroughfare of Half Way Tree to witness the men's 200 metres finals ... Read more...

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Aggressive Sonia spurs Congress, forces Advani to retract (Roundup)


August 8th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani went on the back foot in the Lok Sabha Wednesday when an aggressive Congress president Sonia Gandhi spurred her MPs ... Read more...

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Sushilkumar Shinde’s smile helps break ice with opposition


August 6th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's perpetual smile helped him break the ice with the opposition parties in his first official engagement as the leader of ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders under house arrest, restrictions in Srinagar


July 13th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) Separatist leaders were placed under house arrest and authorities Friday imposed restrictions in old city areas of summer capital Srinagar to prevent proposed rallies in connection ... Read more...

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Left pays homage to Jyoti basu on the road


July 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Left Front members protested outside the West Bengal assembly Sunday after the speaker denied entry to former lawmakers to pay respect to former chief minister ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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Mamata has fear psychosis, says opposition


June 29th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Opposition legislators Friday staged a noisy walkout from the West Bengal assembly, protesting against the exclusion of some questions from the day's business slated to ... Read more...

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My father has quit NCP, says Sangma’s son


June 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma has resigned from the party, his politician son Conrad K. Sangma said here Wednesday.Conrad Sangma told IANS that ... Read more...

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DMDK to boycott presidential polls


June 19th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) DMDK leader A.Vijayakant Tuesday announced his party's decision to boycott the ensuing presidential poll due to the central government's "refusal" to solve any of the issues ... Read more...

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Evidence against Maya government’s scams soon: Shivpal


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has begun simultaneous probes into the alleged irregularities and scams that took place in the five year rule of BSP chief ... Read more...

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Disunity rocks Congress amid talks of early polls (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) The Congress in Karnataka seems to be going the way of the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with rifts in the party amid mounting ... Read more...

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Mehbooba walks out of meeting to select vigilance panel


May 29th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti Monday walked out of an meeting to decide the panel members for the state vigilance commission (SVC), after disagreeing ... Read more...

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After bedlam, UP assembly adjourned till Tuesday (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh assembly, which Monday met for the first time since the Samajwadi Party (SP) came to power, was adjourned for the day after ... Read more...

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UP assembly opens on stormy note


May 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The first day of the maiden session of 16th Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday with BSP legislators creating a ruckus.Legislators of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Telangana


April 30th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Monday over the vexed issue of carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.As soon as ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi editor gets death threat


April 24th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) The editor of a Bangladeshi daily has received death threats from unidentified people for publishing reports on a missing leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ... Read more...

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Settle defamation case, court tells Dikshit, BJP leader


April 24th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to settle out of court their ... Read more...

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After railways, Banerjee now sending Bengal to ICU: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Mamata’s secretariat official evading arrest: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday alleged that an official at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's secretariat was not being arrested despite a non-bailable ... Read more...

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Joint parliamentary panel begins goodwill visit to Lanka


April 16th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid continuing concern in India about the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a joint parliamentary delegation Monday began a six-day visit to the ... Read more...

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Karat bats for Achuthanandan


April 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday dismissed as baseless reports that former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was "ousted" from the politburo.Karat said told the ... Read more...

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Congress attacks BJP over CAG report indicting Modi government


March 30th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) With a Comptroller and Auditor General of India report alleging financial irregularities worth thousands of crores of rupees by the Narendra Modi government in ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition to resist NATO supply restoration


March 25th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties have vowed to block every move by the government to restore NATO supplies to Afghanistan.Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Congress joins Left to slam Bengal budget


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Congress, a constituent of the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Friday joined the opposition Left Front to criticise the state's budget proposals for 2012-13."The ... Read more...

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Congress not interested in strong Lokpal: BJP


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Congress of not being serious about getting the Lokpal bill passed."We want the (Lokpal) bill to ... Read more...

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Government wins first NCTC battle in parliament (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In a major relief to the government over the fiercely contested National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), three amendment motions moved by the opposition on ... Read more...

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BJP’s NCTC amendment defeated


March 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) amendment on the controversial anti-terror intelligence hub was defeated in the Lok Sabha Monday after the opposition pressed for ... Read more...

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