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Kerala CPI-M facing tough times (Letter from Kerala)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Kerala Police closing in on over a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in different murder cases, the party in ... Read more...

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Action sought against another CPI-M leader


June 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 26 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran Tuesday asked the Kerala government to take seriously a CPI-M leader's speech threatening to kill a dissident leader who ... Read more...

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Top Pakistani Taliban leadership eliminated: Malik


June 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The top leadership of the Pakistani Taliban has been eliminated, says Rehman Malik, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs.Speaking to the media outside the ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP


June 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan speaks out against party


June 1st, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Friday again spoke out against his CPI-M and said it should not have gone to the court against the media ... Read more...

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Will ask poll panel to cancel CPI-M’s registration: UDF


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Monday said it will approach the election commission to demand cancellation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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CPI-M jittery as police dig deeper into murder case (Kerala Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M top brass in Kerala is getting nervous with the police closing in on the party's lower and middle-level leaders in the murder case of ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP, aides jailed for Nandigram violence


March 27th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, who allegedly plotted the violent incidents ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M lawmaker, aides sent to 3 days’ CID custody


March 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, arrested in connection with the 2007 Nandigram ... Read more...

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Prohibitory order in Bengal court premises


March 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) An order banning the assembly of five or more people has been imposed in a court premises in West Bengal where former Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Humility - the mantra of effective leadership


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mantra of effective leadership is the good, old-fashioned humility for which there is no substitute."Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spotlighting follower strengths and ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP working towards pre-poll alliance in Goa


November 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Goa have decided to work towards a pre-poll alliance arrangement for the state assembly polls scheduled next ... Read more...

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PRP legislators take Congress membership


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The process of merger of the Praja Rajyam Party with the ruling Congress was completed Monday with its legislators and leaders taking Congress membership here.The occasion, ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP alliance calls for Punjab shutdown July 4


June 30th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Punjab has called for a shutdown in the state July 4 to protest the recent ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition parties plan rally Thursday


June 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Three Maharashtra opposition parties have made elaborate plans for their proposed 'Chale Jao' (quit office) rally against the ruling Democratic Front government here Thursday, an ... Read more...

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Opposition leaders to tour Maharashtra for show of might


May 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Top leaders of the opposition Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Republican Party of India (RPI) will go on a statewide tour from Friday ... Read more...

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U.S. targeted senior al-Qaeda figure al-Awlaki in Yemeni airstrike


May 7th, 2011 - 5:15 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Thursday targeted senior al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki but missed its target, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.The drone strike ... Read more...

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Ex-legislator alleges housing scam in Madhya Pradesh


November 21st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 21 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh lawmaker and Congress leader Prakash Raghuwansi Sunday alleged a scam in a scheme for allotting flats to MPs and legislators in the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Election Commission calls all-party meeting on Oct. 4


September 27th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls, the Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on October 4 to discuss issues relating to use of money and muscle ... Read more...

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Ration cards for poor distributed in Bengal’s Maoist areas


August 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has started distributing ration cards for below poverty line families as part of implementing the special development package in the states' three Maoist hit ... Read more...

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BJP leaders meet to discuss W. Bengal election strategy


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 19 (ANI): Senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met here on Sunday to chart out their strategy for the upcoming assembly elections.Arun Jaitley, senior BJP leader, ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh avoids media, but meets party leaders


June 14th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) There were all indications that veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh was inside his house here and meeting people. But a week after the Bhopal gas leak ... Read more...

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Left on its way out in West Bengal, admits leader (Interview)


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The drubbing in the municipal elections is a clear pointer that the Left Front that has ruled West Bengal continuously since 1977 is ... Read more...

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CPI-M arrogance caused Left defeat: Forward Bloc


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Forward Bloc Wednesday blamed the "arrogance and bureaucratic attitude" of the leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the worst performance of the ... Read more...

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In crisis, CPI-M battles the rot within


May 23rd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) For a party ideologically opposed to a lavish lifestyle, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has declared an unprecedented war on comrades who have ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Makkal Sakthi low on power


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.23 (ANI): The newly-formed Malaysia Makkal Sakthi Party's descent into divisive chaos with rival factions going for each other's jugular has put paid to a grand plan to give ... Read more...

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Zia more powerful as son again accommodated in party


December 10th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has created the post of a senior vice president for former prime minister Khaleda Zia's London-based son Tarique Rahman, making her even more ... Read more...

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Why Dimple Yadav, ask disgruntled Samajwadi Party workers


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 3 (IANS) A section of the Samajwadi Party workers and junior level leaders are disappointed over the party's decision to field Dimple Yadav, daughter-in-law of party supremo Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Militants were hired from India to kill Hasina, Zia: Report


August 6th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 6 (IANS) A banned Bangladeshi Islamist outfit hired "a dozen operatives from India" to eliminate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her rival Khaleda Zia in a failed bid to ... Read more...

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Maoist leaders to be probed over lifestyle


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) After deposed king Gyanendra, whose property was to have been investigated by a succession of governments, it is now the turn of his arch enemy, the Maoists, to ... Read more...

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Bangalore new haven for militants from the northeast?


July 26th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, July 26 (IANS) Southern India has become the new destination for separatist groups from the northeast with intelligence inputs that rebel leaders from the region were taking shelter ... Read more...

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Advani’s decision in BJP’s interest: Murli Manohar Joshi


May 17th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) L.K. Advani's decision to step down as Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and accept responsibility for the BJP's electoral debacle was taken in ... Read more...

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Left behind - Bengal can’t believe it!


May 17th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) In buses, tea stalls and street corners, politically vibrant Kolkata had no other topic of discussion Sunday but the crumbling of the Left citadel in West Bengal. ... Read more...

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Private eyes keep track of rival moves in polls


May 11th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Rashmi Saksena New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Moles, dossiers, big money...may sound like the perfect ingredients of a spy thriller, but these have actually become vital to political intelligence gathering in India ... Read more...

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