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Congress looks forward to life after Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was looking forward to life after Mamata Bannerjee, adding that the exit of Trinamool Congress from the UPA will allow ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reforms under pressure: India Inc (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The industry in India Wednesday asked the government not to roll back the recent reform measures like foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets after Trinamool’s quit decision


September 19th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after key ally Trinamool Congress announced it was exiting the UPA government over its demand for roll-back of major economic decisions, the Congress ... Read more...

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Mamata’s intolerance thrusting celebrity status on commoners


September 19th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) One can call it Mamata Banerjee's Midas touch. The maverick West Bengal chief minister's intolerance is making heroes out of faceless people in the crowd.After a ... Read more...

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India allows FDI in multi-brand retail


September 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Just a day after announcing the steepest ever hike in diesel price, the government Friday took another politically contentious decision of allowing overseas investments ... Read more...

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Ex-CPI-M minister alleges political vendetta after brother’s arrest


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Following his brother Prashanta's arrest in the Midnapore skeleton case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sushanta Ghosh Monday claimed the arrest as "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party has no immediate plans for third front: Nanda


September 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Ruling out any immediate chances of forging a third front, a senior Samajwadi Party leader Sunday said his party wanted good relations with all parties ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body on overdrive to contain dengue


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for cleaning up the city due to a dengue outbreak, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has intensified vigil to ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Walmart and corner stores can co-exist


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A fierce debate is raging in cyberspace over the cost and benefit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as the Indian ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams centre, West Bengal government


August 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday blamed the policies of the central government for poverty, unemployment ... Read more...

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Inter-institutional TT: Most seeded players in pre-quarters


August 26th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Men's ninth seed Devesh Karia and 13th ranked Sourav Chakraborty bit the dust even as most seeded players made it to the pre-quarter-finals in the men's ... Read more...

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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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Bengal faces eight hours of blackout (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time Tuesday as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan peace process must continue: Sayeed


July 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must visit Pakistan on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari to take the peace process forward, former Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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CITU calls 24-hour Bengal transport strike, Mamata fumes (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) CPI-M labour arm CITU Thursday called a 24-hour transport strike across West Bengal July 31 to protest against the increase in petrol and diesel prices, ... Read more...

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JSW Steel’s Salboni project to ‘restart’ in August: Bengal minister


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, proposed by Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel, will "restart" from August this ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to review projects, discuss Teesta pact


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh will Tuesday hold talks that will review a host of bilateral projects being implemented under an Indian ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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Sharma seeks Punjab, Haryana’s support for FDI in retail


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana Thursday to garner support for allowing foreign direct investment ... Read more...

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NCW chairperson meets Gogoi on molestation case (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamata Sharma Wednesday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the molestation of a teenage girl in the city July ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is NDA choice for vice president (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Divided over the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA Monday unanimously named BJP veteran leader Jaswant Singh as its vice presidential candidate.Although numbers ... Read more...

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NCW for fast track court in Assam girl molestation case


July 14th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday suggested a special fast track court for trial of attackers of the Guwahati girl who was molested and stripped ... Read more...

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Green chilies, Mamata and the price war (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) While the green chilli is known for scalding the tongue, people in West Bengal and especially in this city have of late been feeling the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram calls for dialogue on Bengal’s finances


July 6th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In the wake of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking financial aid for her cash-strapped state, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday called for ... Read more...

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Patnaik accuses Pranab of buying support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee of buying support of parties by doling out large sums ... Read more...

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Decision on territorial polls Saturday, says GJM


June 28th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) would decide Saturday on whether the party would take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held ... Read more...

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Singur farmers disappointed but still hopeful


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), June 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding their disappointment at the Calcutta High Court ruling against them, the "unwilling" farmers of Singur Friday said they would continue their war ... Read more...

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Three held for conning people on mobile towers


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Three people were arrested here for duping several people on the pretext of installing mobile phone towers on the terraces of their homes, police said ... Read more...

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Trying to get Mamata on board: BJP


June 21st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Announcing support for P. Sangma in the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday said it will try to get Trinamool Congress leader Mamata ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa hails BJP support for Sangma


June 21st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday welcomed the support extended by the BJP for P.A. Sangma in the presidential election."I welcome other parties coming ... Read more...

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Pranab most suitable for president’s post: Trinamool MP


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Calling union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee the most suitable person for the president's post, Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Wednesday urged West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Congress MP mocks Mamata over Kalam’s backout


June 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June18 (IANS) Congress MP Adhir Choudhury Monday mocked Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee over A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's decision to stay away from the presidential poll, and said ... Read more...

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Kalam statement: Why he won’t contest


June 18th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam issued the following statement Monday explaining why he won't contest the presidential election:"You are aware of the developments in ... Read more...

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Sangma appeals for NCP support


June 17th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Sunday dismissed reports of backing out of the presidential race and appealed to his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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