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Point of no return, ministers to resign Friday: Trinamool


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Asserting that the stand-off with the UPA government on FDI in retail, diesel price hike and subsidised cooking gas issues has reached a point of no ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Mamata blasts Congress (Night Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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Trinamool ditches UPA, blasts Congress (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) An aggressive West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress' support to the Congress-led UPA government.Banerjee told a news conference that Trinamool's six ... Read more...

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Government stands by on petrol hike, allies protest (Roundup)


May 25th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The government Friday refused to immediately rollback the sharply hiked petrol prices but promised to take a definitive view soon under pressure from the ... Read more...

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War of words as Rajya Sabha debates Lokpal (Evening Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two days after it was passed in the Lok Sabha, the Lokpal bill moved to the Rajya Sabha Thursday with the government trying hard ... Read more...

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Body Shop to fight human trafficking in India (With Image)


June 29th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Body Shop India and international NGO ECPAT will be presenting over 300,000 petitions against human trafficking to the central government this July."We have never ... Read more...

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DMK says talk on withdrawing ministers speculative


June 10th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) The DMK Friday dismissed as speculation media reports that it planned to quit the central government.DMK leader and former cabinet minister T.R. Baalu said the ... Read more...

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Agra’s war on plastic: One step forward, two steps back?


June 8th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) It was one of the most successful eco-campaigns in the Taj city, and even earned rare praise from the Uttar Pradesh government, but Agra's war on ... Read more...

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AIADMK-CPI-M seat-sharing talks inconclusive


March 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Seat-sharing talks between the AIADMK and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls ended inconclusively Monday, said a party leader.Speaking ... Read more...

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Left rules out returning to DMK fold


March 7th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 7 (IANS) Their main enemy may be the Congress, but Left parties have no intention of returning to the fold of Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK, with which ... Read more...

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DMK snaps alliance with Congress, quits UPA government (Lead)


March 5th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) With only a month to go for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, the ruling DMK Saturday said it was ending its seven-year alliance with the ... Read more...

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Congress making Sanjay scapegoat for Emergency misdeeds: Advani (Lead)


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday charged the Congress with trying to make Sanjay Gandhi a scapegoat for the "misdeeds" of Emergency rule, which ... Read more...

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Congress trying to make Sanjay Gandhi scapegoat for Emergency misdeeds: Advani


January 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday charged the Congress with trying to make the late Sanjay Gandhi a scapegoat for all the "misdeeds" ... Read more...

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What wrong has Raja done, asks Karunanidhi (Lead)


November 12th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday came out strongly in defence of his tainted DMK colleague and central minister A. Raja and said there was no ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi defends IT minister Raja


November 12th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday came out strongly in defence of his tainted DMK colleague and central minister A. Raja, saying there was no need ... Read more...

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I will not quit, sharing power unacceptable: Shibu Soren (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 20 (IANS) In a sudden turnaround, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren Thursday said he would not quit his post and the rotation of power with ally Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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BJP, JMM agree to share power in Jharkhand


May 18th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have agreed to share power in rotation for 28 months each, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren ... Read more...

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Governor asks Shibu Soren not to transfer bureaucrats


May 13th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 13 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor M.O.H. Farook has asked the Shibu Soren government not to effect large-scale transfers and postings of bureaucrats, or top- level appointments at a time when the ... Read more...

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JMM unhappy with BJP for denying power by rotation


May 11th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 11 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is unhappy over the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) declaration that it alone will rule the state for the next four-and-a-half years. "The BJP ... Read more...

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Differences in JMM on backing BJP-led government


April 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 29 (IANS): Differences seem to have cropped up in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) over supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for forming a government in Jharkhand as two ... Read more...

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BJP defers withdrawal of support to Soren government (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday deferred its withdrawal of support to the Shibu Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government in Jharkhand. BJP leaders did not meet Governor ... Read more...

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BJP defers withdrawal of support in Jharkhand


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday deferred its threatened withdrawal of support to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) government in Jharkhand. BJP leaders did not meet Governor M.O.H. ... Read more...

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Smiles spread wider as UPA marks thumping victory


April 28th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A sense of jubilation and a collective sigh of relief spread among the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) members in the Lok Sabha Tuesday as ... Read more...

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Divided opposition, Mayawati ensure UPA victory


April 27th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The 11-month-old Congress-led government Tuesday won a decisive victory in parliament by sailing through cut motions after the opposition failed to unite in a battle of ... Read more...

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CPI-M asks government to own up phone tapping


April 24th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday asked the government to admit tapping the telephones of four top political leaders and sought action against those who ordered ... Read more...

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Unsustainable enrolment rate of Indian, Chinese students will affect quality education in Australia


October 19th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 19 (ANI): Australia's largest recruiter of overseas students has warned that the country would not be able to provide quality education to Indian and Chinese students, if it continues to ... Read more...

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Stalin becomes deputy chief minister in Tamil Nadu (Roundup)


May 29th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) M.K. Stalin, the popular younger son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and his chosen heir apparent, was Friday named the deputy chief minister in a clear ... Read more...

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‘Fourth front’ takes off from Mulayam land


April 9th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Saefai (Uttar Pradesh), April 9 (IANS) Three regional satraps raised their first poll battle cry Thursday when Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik wins trust vote


March 11th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik won a trust vote in the state assembly Wednesday amid pandemonium caused by the Congress objecting to the motion on a technicality. The motion ... Read more...

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Pawar, Mulayam meet to discuss possible alliance


February 15th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh met here Sunday for a possible tie-up in general elections.The ... Read more...

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Congress stands for young leadership: Singhvi


December 31st, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said the party wanted to bring in youthful and dynamic leadership for a good governance in the country.“The Congress has always been an agent ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan peace process must go on: Omar Abdullah (Lead)


December 31st, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) Omar Abdullah, the chief minister-designate of Jammu and Kashmir, said Wednesday that war was no solution to India-Pakistan problems and the peace process between the two countries needed ... Read more...

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Warm welcome for Omar Abdullah in Srinagar


December 31st, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir chief minister-designate Omar Abdullah was received warmly by a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the Srinagar airport Wednesday after his arrival from New Delhi.Waving ... Read more...

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Don’t see India’s peace moves as weakness: Sonia


December 21st, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday warned Pakistan not to view India's peace efforts as a sign of its weakness.Pakistan has "failed to halt the use of its soil ... Read more...

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Left begins drifting from Tamil Nadu’s ruling DPA


August 1st, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) After breaking ties with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Left parties are now considering withdrawing support to Tamil Nadu's ruling Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) led by the DMK. ... Read more...

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