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Mamata completes 30 days as West Bengal chief minister


June 20th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Barring the CPI-M, political parties in West Bengal Monday welcomed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee completing her first month in office and praised the "positive steps" ... Read more...

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Deadlock continues in Left, AIADMK talks


March 12th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's main opposition the AIADMK has still not finalised seat sharing agreements with its two Left allies for the April 13 assembly polls.Speaking to IANS, ... Read more...

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Left allies condemn Lalgarh killings


January 8th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) A day after the gruesome killings of seven villagers near Lalgarh allegedly by West Bengal's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) backed assailants, the ... Read more...

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India not kowtowing to any foreign country on Iran: Tharoor


November 28th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India cannot be accused of kowtowing to any foreign country, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said Saturday, defending India's vote for the IAEA ... Read more...

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CPI-M slips to eighth place in new Lok Sabha


May 17th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) From being the third largest party in the outgoing Lok Sabha, the poor showing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in the general elections has ... Read more...

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At 95, Basu is still in demand in West Bengal


April 7th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Failing health and advancing age have forced former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, now 95, to keep away from the Lok Sabha election campaign. But ... Read more...

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BJD endorses statement issued by Left, allies


March 16th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik Monday endorsed the joint statement issued by Left parties and its allies for the formation of a secular non-Congress-non-Bharatiya ... Read more...

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More parties may join Third Front: CPI-M


March 10th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which is giving shape to a Third Front, Tuesday said that more parties were likely to join the new formation before ... Read more...

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CPI-M upbeat for Third Front after BJP-BJD split (Lead)


March 8th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) With the collapse of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) alliance in Orissa, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday pushed forward the idea of ... Read more...

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Opposition parties apprehensive over Indo-US nuke deal


September 28th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 28 (ANI): While the ruling Congress Party is upbeat about the approval by the U.S. House of Representatives to Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement to end the three-decade ban ... Read more...

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BJP demands clarification from Centre on nuke deal


September 12th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore , Sept 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Government on the alleged holding back of information regarding the India-US ... Read more...

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Congress, Samajwadi Party to hold seat sharing talks for LS polls in UP


September 1st, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1 (ANI): The Congress and the Samajwadi Party are to hold seat sharing talks for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh today. The Congress side, which is ... Read more...

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CPI-M censors Bhattacharjee for anti-strike remarks


August 29th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo has "punished" West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee by publicly censoring him for his opinion against strikes, said a party leader."The ... Read more...

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DMK, Left in Tamil Nadu trade charges


August 21st, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after the ruling DMK attacked its erstwhile Left allies, the communists hit back Thursday saying the DMK is "doomed to be defeated" in the polls if ... Read more...

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SC, ST delegation congratulate Sonia Gandhi on winning trust vote


July 26th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 26 (ANI): Hundreds of people from Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe community met Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence here ... Read more...

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Campaign for n-deal, Sonia asks Congress leaders


July 12th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday asked party general secretaries to campaign for the India-US civil nuclear deal over which the Left has parted ways with the government, ... Read more...

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UPA together, confident of winning majority (Lead)


July 11th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Friday said the coalition was together despite its Left allies' pulling out legislative support over the India-US nuclear deal and will ... Read more...

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Congress justifies government’s IAEA stand


July 10th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The ruling Congress Thursday justified the government approaching the IAEA Board of Governors for finalizing the India-specific safeguards pact, saying there was no breach of trust but ... Read more...

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Amidst IAEA fiasco, UPA says it can face parliament


July 10th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Coming under attack from the opposition and its estranged Left allies over the flip-flop on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) India-specific safeguards pact, the ruling United ... Read more...

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Draft safeguards agreement under consideration by board of governors: IAEA


July 10th, 2008 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 10 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced here Wednesday that the draft of its agreement with the Indian government for the application of safeguards to India's civilian nuclear ... Read more...

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Bardhan blocks brawl at briefing (Political Prattle)


July 8th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) As political tensions peaked Tuesday and the Left parties got ready to withdraw support to the government, it was left to CPI leader A.B. Bardhan to separate ... Read more...

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IAEA expected to clear pact as soon as India is ready


July 8th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, July 8 (IANS)The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to call a meeting of its Board of Governors this month and clear "without delay" the India-specific safeguards pact ... Read more...

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PM says government’s stability won’t be affected; conducts business as usual (Nightlead)


July 8th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu Sapporo (Japan), July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the withdrawal of support by the Left allies would not affect the stability of his government and it would ... Read more...

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A combative PM says n-deal on; don’t need advice from Advani (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Tarun Basu On Board Air India One, July 7 (IANS) It was a combative and self-assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - uncharacteristic of the 'weak' prime minister image that he had so ... Read more...

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Left says PM forcing them to end support to government(Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Indian Communist leaders Monday said they had no option but to withdraw their support to the government after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vowed to go ahead with ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party justifies support to Congress, but no commitment


July 5th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Justifying its support to the Congress-led government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Samajwadi Party Saturday said it had to choose between the secular and the non-secular ... Read more...

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Convene parliament immediately, Advani demands


July 5th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Alleging that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government, which is facing the threat of withdrawal of support from its Left allies, has lost its majority, Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party prepares to bail out government amid Left ultimatum (Roundup)


July 4th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Months of wrangling over the India-US nuclear deal took a decisive turn Friday with the Left parties serving a Monday deadline to the government and foe-turned-ally Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Inflation up to 11.63 percent; more monetary steps likely (Roundup)


July 4th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation for the week ended June 21 maintained an upward trend, rising to 11.63 percent compared to 11.42 percent for the week before. ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu meets Left leaders over Indo-US nuclear deal


July 3rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu met Left leaders Prakash Karat and AB Bardhan ahead of the crucial United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) meeting ... Read more...

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Crucial UNPA meet today over Indo-US nuclear deal


July 3rd, 2008 - 10:01 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Leaders of the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) will meet here today to decide the future of the third front, and also which way the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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NSA Narayanan to brief Amar Singh on N-Deal


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) MK Narayanan is scheduled to meet Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh here today, to brief him about the nitty-gritty of ... Read more...

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SP, CPI (M) holds talks over Indo-US nuclear deal


July 1st, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Samajwadi Partys General Secretary Amar Singh held talks with his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) counterpart Prakash Karat here today as the standoff over the Indo-US ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses n-deal


July 1st, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Amid the political crisis over the India-US civil nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil. During the almost hour-long meeting, the two also ... Read more...

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Government going ahead with n-deal despite Left threat


June 29th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A parting of ways between the Manmohan Singh government and the Left allies seems inevitable with the Congress leadership urging its workers to prepare for elections by ... Read more...

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