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Three Badal government ministers resign in six months (News Analysis)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Its second consecutive innings in power was a politically historic event. But just six months later, the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Communal politics goes viral in Kerala (Comment)


April 10th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.Across the fractured ... Read more...

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Caste considerations at play as Chandy mulls cabinet expansion (Kerala Newsletter)


April 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.Politics in Kerala has always been dominated by ... Read more...

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Congress summons Amarinder, Bhattal to capital following infighting


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid a continuing spat between Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his detractors following the party's debacle in the assembly polls, the ... Read more...

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Relatives find enough place in Badal cabinet


March 13th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) As he takes oath as chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time Wednesday, Parkash Singh Badal will find himself quite at home in ... Read more...

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Three ministers inducted in Andhra cabinet (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet was expanded Monday with the induction of three ministers.N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Prasad Kumar and Kondru Murali were sworn-in as ministers ... Read more...

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Andhra cabinet to be expanded


February 6th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) For the second time in less than three weeks, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet is set to be expanded Tuesday evening with the induction of three ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi satisfied with inclusion in Congress panel


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi Friday said he was satisfied with his inclusion in the state Congress committee to ensure better coordination between the party and the Andhra ... Read more...

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‘Blood and Iron’ in Bellary: A shocking tale (Movie Review)


August 11th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Documentary Film: "Blood and Iron"; Director: Paranjoy Guha Thakurta; Rating:****"Scandals like 2G, CWG, etc, lead to a notional loss of money. When you consider illegal mining, there's no comparison because that ... Read more...

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Karnataka gets cabinet; ex-minister jailed, Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy summoned (Night Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 8 (IANS) On a day of swift political developments Monday, 21 ministers were inducted into the new Karnataka ministry while former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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BJP still stuck over new Karnataka ministry formation


August 8th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) remained stuck on the formation of its new Karnataka ministry with rival factions mired in differences over the ... Read more...

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DMK’s executive council starts deliberations


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK Saturday began its executive council meeting, deliberating on the road ahead for the party after its defeat in the April ... Read more...

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Last reshuffle before 2014 polls, balance maintained: PM (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) After the much-awaited cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday surprised everyone by declaring that this was the last rejig before the 2014 polls ... Read more...

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Pawar criticises RPI’s alliance with BJP, Shiv Sena


June 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar Friday criticised the Republican Party of India's (RPI) alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena, ... Read more...

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Two Sikhs become ministers in Canada


May 19th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 19 (IANS) Two Sikhs were named to the new Canadian cabinet announced Wednesday.In a major surprise for the million-strong Indo-Canadian community, first-time MP Bal Gosal from the Toronto ... Read more...

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E. Ahamed likely to get cabinet rank soon


May 18th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader and Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed is likely to be elevated to cabinet rank ... Read more...

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PM assures Mamata all help but can’t attend swearing in (Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday pledged all help to Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee in speedily developing West Bengal, but said he won't be ... Read more...

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BJP to announce five Punjab ministers


May 14th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was Saturday expected to finalise five names for the Punjab cabinet after seven of its leaders, including five ministers, ... Read more...

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Congress to decide post-polls on joining Bengal government: Pranab (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Vowing to support the Trinamool Congress, union Finance Minister and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the issue of joining the government in West Bengal ... Read more...

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DMK’s muscle-flexing with Congress a drama: Jayalalithaa


March 10th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday termed the muscle-flexing by Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK while negotiating sharing of seats with the Congress as a "drama", noting that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa says DMK seat-sharing differences with Congress a ‘farce’


March 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 10 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa hit out at her political rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday by terming its seat sharing differences ... Read more...

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No indication of AIADMK-Congress poll pact: CPI-M (Lead)


March 6th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With a seat-sharing pact between the Left and the AIADMK for the April 13 assembly elections expected to be sealed soon, the Communist Party ... Read more...

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Will it be exit Jagan, enter Muraleedharan? (Capital Buzz)


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Lose one son, gain another. That's the buzz in the Congress with the likelihood of late K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan being invited to rejoin ... Read more...

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Hooda expands ministry, includes HJC defectors


January 28th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Friday expanded his ministry, inducting four new cabinet ministers, including two legislators who had defected from the Haryana Janhit Congress ... Read more...

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Pawar distances himself from price rise


January 18th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday distanced himself from the price rise, and said his ministry only looked after the production of rice, wheat, pulses, ... Read more...

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Andhra CM Kiran Reddy meets Sonia, Manmohan Singh in New Delhi


November 28th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.28 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy held meetings with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunday.During the meeting it is believed ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands action on Nira Radia tapes


November 26th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday demanded that the Income Tax department, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate act against those who figure in the taped conversations ... Read more...

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Hard nosed bargaining ahead for ministerial posts in Bihar


November 25th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 25 (IANS) A day after the historic electoral verdict that propelled Nitish Kumar to a second term in Bihar, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Wiretap on lobbyists, journalists reveal links at top?


November 18th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Days after the resignation of A. Raja as communications minister over the 2G spectrum scandal, Open magazine has uploaded on its website what it claims are phone ... Read more...

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New Maharashtra cabinet to be sworn in on Thursday


November 17th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said, the list of Congress ministers to be inducted into his Cabinet is almost ready and the oath- taking ceremony is likely to ... Read more...

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Karnataka Congress protests ‘poaching’ by BJP


October 19th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 19 (IANS) Many members of the opposition Congress in Karnataka were detained late Tuesday as they staged a protest demonstration outside Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's official residence here against ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP crisis deepens as more legislators join rebels (Roundup)


October 10th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Panaji, Oct 9 (IANS) The crisis in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday deepened, with more party legislators, including two who returned to the party fold in the last two ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis: Governor asks Yeddyurappa to prove majority by Oct. 12


October 6th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj on Wednesday asked Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove his majority by 5 p.m. on October 12 after 21 MLAs withdrew ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa drops four dissident Karnataka ministers


October 6th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday dropped four dissident ministers from his Cabinet.The dropped ministers are Venkataramanappa, Shivaraj Thangadagi, DSudhakar and P M Narendraswamy.The provocation was ... Read more...

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Ministerial scramble in BJP disillusions Karnataka people


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Bhargavi Kerur Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Two days of scrambling by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators for ministerial berths appears to have shocked people in Karnataka and taken the sheen ... Read more...

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