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Few takers for Sushil Modi’s claim that Nitish PM material


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) There are few takers in his own BJP for Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's stand that Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister ... Read more...

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BJP emissary in Bangalore to sort out portfolio issue


August 31st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan is in Karnataka capital to sort out differences over cabinet portfolios, a day ahead of a meeting of a few ministers ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan escapes with public censure


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Contrary to speculation that discipilniray action would be taken against V.S. Achuthanandan, Kerala's veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sunday escaped with only a public ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka CM Thursday, jockeying for power on (Roundup)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar is all set to take oath as chief minister Thursday amid indications that the unabashed jockeying for power in his ... Read more...

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Be prepared for LS polls ‘anytime in 2013′, Mulayam to party (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to have fast tracked his party's preparations for Lok Sabha polls by reportedly asking his party men to be ... Read more...

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Mulayam fast tracks preparations for LS polls


July 10th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday decided to fast-track its preparations for the Lok Sabha 2014 polls and appointed 58 observers for the ... Read more...

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BJP’s messy Karnataka story set to continue (News Analysis)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka story has already left a bitter taste, not just in the state but across the country. Its maiden rule ... Read more...

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Case will be made against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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Troubles galore as BJP enters final year of rule (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka's scandals-scarred, dissidence-riven Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completes four years of its maiden rule in the state next week, depending heavily on its troubled ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan seeks Vijayan’s removal from CPI-M post


May 20th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan has asked the party's national leadership to remove his rival Pinarayi Vijayan ... Read more...

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BJP faces embarrassment, trouble as polls near (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Ruling Karnataka for the first time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will complete four years in power May 30 with little to cheer and much ... Read more...

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Congress party challenges US jurisdiction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots


May 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 10 (IANS) India's Congress party has challenged the jurisdiction of a US court to hear a case filed against it by a Sikh advocacy group for ... Read more...

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Laxmikant Bajpayi appointed UP BJP president


April 13th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) After its drubbing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the national leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) changed the state unit president and appointed ... Read more...

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Congress mulling organisational changes in UP, Punjab


March 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Keen to put its house in order in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh after the assembly poll debacle, the Congress leadership is mulling organisational changes ... Read more...

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Gowda safe for now; Yeddyurappa insists on reinstatement (Second Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D. Sadananda Gowda may be safe for now even as his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa dug in his heels and met Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Gowda safe for now, Yeddyurappa insists on reinstatement (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda may be safe for now even as his predecessor dug in his heels and met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Punjab results compromise BJP’s position in alliance (Punjab Newsletter)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) The results of the recent assembly elections in Punjab have brought good and bad news to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. It's ... Read more...

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67 BJP lawmakers bat for Yeddyurappa


March 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) A letter signed by 67 of the 120 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka seeking re-instatement of scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ... Read more...

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BJP struggles to save Karnataka government


March 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and supporters digging in their heels, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national leadership Monday faced the prospect ... Read more...

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Congress set to form Uttarakhand government (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress, supported by a regional party and three independent lawmakers, is all set to form the new government in Uttarakhand, ending days of uncertainty ... Read more...

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Congress garners numbers, to stake claim in Uttarakhand (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it would form the government in Uttarakhand with the support of three independents and a regional party member, ending days of ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh BJP chief offers to quit


March 8th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Taking responsibility for the dismal performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, state unit chief Surya Pratap Shahi has ... Read more...

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Rahul not to be blamed for UP poll debacle: Joshi (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party Tuesday sprung to the defence of its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi, with state party ... Read more...

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Rahul did a brilliant job: Rita Bahuguna Joshi


March 6th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party sprung to its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi's defence Tuesday with state party chief Rita ... Read more...

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Kerala minister, Congress MP spat in public


January 24th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 23 (IANS) In an unseemly incident, Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph and Congress Lok Sabha member Kodikunnil Suresh, in the presence of media persons and farmers' ... Read more...

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Congress tries to make Goa polls a family matter (Goa Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Four political families in Goa are seeking as many as 10 assembly tickets from the Congress for the March 3 polls, prompting rivals to hurl ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan offers to quit over land scam, party says no


January 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) With the Communist Party of India-Marxist firmly behind him in a land transfer case, beleaguered former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's offer to quit as ... Read more...

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BJP faces rebellion over Kushwaha’s induction (Roundup)


January 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The induction of tainted former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha is turning out to be a major headache for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead ... Read more...

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Kushwaha row: BJP MP threatens to resign


January 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 6 (IANS) The worries for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) multiplied Thursday after a revolt by senior leaders and MPs grew over the induction of tainted Bahujan ... Read more...

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U.S. FAA announces $7.7 million to develop ‘green’ fuel


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday announced that it is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable sources for commercial jet ... Read more...

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Will Congress do a Yeddyurappa with Goa’s Kamat? (Letter from Goa)


September 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Like B.S. Yeddyurappa in Karnataka, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is now facing criticism from within his own party, the Congress, for illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi supporters pray outside New York hospital


August 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 8 (IANS) A small group of Sonia Gandhi's supporters gathered outside the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York believing that the Congress president had undergone ... Read more...

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Why Omar should focus on progress, not Congress (Kashmir Newsletter)


June 14th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasized that he will not have to give up his chair in favour of the coalition partner, ... Read more...

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Left Front constituents demand new leadership (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The constituents of West Bengal's Left Front Monday said that they expected a new leadership to emerge in the coming days in order to regain its ... Read more...

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Change Left Front leadership or will change position: Forward Bloc


June 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front constituent Forward Bloc Monday called for a change in the combine's leadership in order to regain lost ground among the people ... Read more...

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