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Trinamool quits UPA-II, government faces minority tag (Roundup)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the Manmohan Singh government and the party withdrew support to it over economic reforms, reducing the 40-month ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits government, ends support to UPA (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the government and the party withdrew support to the UPA, three days after it said it was ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks at least three union ministers from state


September 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In the wake of six Trinamool Congress members resigning from the union council of ministers, the Congress' West Bengal unit Friday urged its high command to ... Read more...

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Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry Saturday (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) With union ministers belonging to the Trinamool Congress resigning Friday, the Congress said its ministers in the West Bengal government will put in their papers Saturday."All ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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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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Bengal Congress ministers to quit Mamata ministry


September 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortly after the union ministers from the Trinamool Congress hand over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress ministers in the West Bengal government ... 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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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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PM should step down, go for elections: Trinamool MP


September 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after an aggressive Trinamool Congress decided to withdraw their support from the UPA government, party MP Kunal Ghosh demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Congress reaches out to Mamata (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am 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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BJP to consult allies on special session to prove UPA majority


September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday termed the Manmohan Singh government basically a "Congress government" following decision of Trinamool Congress to withdraw support and said it would talk ... 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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Don’t let social media fan communal flames: PM (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday flagged the use of social media and bulk SMSs to aggravate social tensions as the new challenge before the ... Read more...

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Need greater vigilance against cyber crime: PM


September 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Against the backdrop of recent cyber attacks on India's key installations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned that the nation's vulnerability to cyber crime ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Honouring meritorious teachers from different parts of the country, President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said it is important to improve the quality of education in ... Read more...

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Improve quality of education: President on Teachers Day


September 5th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Honouring meritorious teachers with the national award on Teachers Day, President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said it is important to improve the quality of education ... Read more...

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Pakistani ministers’ foreign trips restricted


June 4th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistani ministers can now undertake only "obligatory" foreign visits, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed.Gilani said that from now on, only those foreign visits ... Read more...

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Opposition MPs back NCTC in meeting with Chidambaram (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opposition MPs, at a meeting with Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday, agreed with him on the need for a centralised anti-terror intelligence hub, like ... Read more...

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Opposition MPs agree on NCTC in meeting with Chidambaram


May 11th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Their public posturing against the NCTC notwithstanding, opposition MPs in a meeting with Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday agreed with his view on the ... Read more...

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11 new ministers inducted in Pakistan (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expanded his council of ministers Friday with the induction of 11 new faces.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath ... Read more...

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Himachal legislators to get fat salary hike


April 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) Four bills were introduced in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Thursday to increase the legislators' salaries and allowances by around Rs.20,000 on grounds of inflation.A government spokesperson ... Read more...

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Mamata inducts two new ministers


January 16th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The nearly eight-month-old Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal ministry was expanded Monday with the induction of two ministers of state amid mounting criticism of her government's ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s junior tables bill amid opposition boycott


December 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the opposition continued to boycott him, a bill listed in Home Minister P. Chidambaram's name was Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha by ... Read more...

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Indian MPs back idea for UN parliament


December 10th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Around 40 Indian MPs have backed the proposal for a UN parliamentary assembly that will comprise member nations' legislators and lead eventually to direct ... Read more...

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Rajasthan ministers quit ahead of reshuffle


November 15th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 15 (IANS) All Rajasthan ministers Tuesday submitted their resignations to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot ahead of a reshuffle.Cooperative Minister P.L. Meena said the resignations were aimed at giving ... Read more...

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Attacks on Uttar Pradesh protesters wrong: BJP


November 14th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday condemned the beating up of a protester by Congress leaders at party leader Rahul Gandhi's Uttar Pradesh rally.After ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over cash-for-vote scam


September 8th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The question hour could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the monsoon session Thursday as the house ... Read more...

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Be role models against graft, president tells teachers


September 5th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday urged teachers to be "role models" by instructing students to fight corruption and be honest citizens.?In present times, values such ... Read more...

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In Team Manmohan, Kamal Nath richest, Antony poorest (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his ministerial team Saturday declared their assets that places his own wealth at Rs.5.1 crore ($1.3 million), while Urban ... Read more...

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PM, cabinet ministers declare their assets


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet ministers Saturday declared their assets which were posted online, officials said.The list of assets and liabilities of ... Read more...

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Mizoram lawmakers’ pay hike causes heartburns in Tripura


August 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Tripura legislators have another reason to demand a pay hike. A new law in neighbouring Congress-ruled Mizoram has jacked up lawmakers' monthly salary to Rs.75,000, as ... Read more...

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Peeved Mamata hits out at UPA (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Apparently peeved over the central government not yet providing money to bail out cash-strapped West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday hit out at the ... Read more...

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