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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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Congress shutdown hits life in Odisha


September 10th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Public transport was hit in Odisha Monday and trains stranded as the opposition Congress called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to protest police excesses on its workers ... Read more...

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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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Special anti-terror Act extended in Tripura


September 8th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Another pre-poll sop for over 300,000 ‘babus’ (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Less than two months before the assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has apparently made a contribution towards his vote bank by announcing ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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On average, five walkouts a year by Congress in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Miffed by the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition Congress has staged walkouts at least five times a ... Read more...

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Uproar in Odisha assembly over coal blocks allocation


August 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) Allocation of coal blocks caused an uproar in the Odisha assembly with the opposition Congress demanding an inquiry into recommendations made by the Biju Janata Dal ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly takes up no-confidence motion


August 28th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday took up a no-confidence motion, moved by the opposition Congress, against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.Soon after question hour, ... Read more...

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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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Tripura legislator accused of faking caste certificate


August 9th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Tripura Thursday demanded arrest and removal from the membership of the state assembly of ruling Left Front legislator Partha Das who, they ... Read more...

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Congress team to probe civilians’ torture in Chhattisgarh


August 4th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Friday formed a five-member panel to probe into allegations that policemen went on rampage Aug 1 at a weekly market in a Maoist-dominated ... Read more...

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Action against fake poor in Tripura


July 31st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 31 (IANS) Tripura has stepped up a statewide crackdown on people who have claimed fake 'povery status' and collected over Rs.10 million as fines from those who have ... Read more...

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BJP united, Congress divided ahead of polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh seems to have learnt its lessons from the past. With assembly elections a few months away, the party stands ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Himachal


July 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Polling for the presidential election ended peacefully in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh Thursday with 67 legislators in the 68-seat assembly casting their votes.The polling that ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown cripples life in Tripura


July 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown Friday called by the youth and student wings of the Congress party to protest alleged irregularities in medical and engineering entrance examinations has ... Read more...

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Court stops Tripura engineering admissions


July 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 10 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court's bench here Tuesday stopped the counselling of students for admission to medical and engineering courses on a plea alleging irregularities in the ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Fear of poaching haunts Chhattisgarh parties


July 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 10 (IANS) Fear of cross-voting in the presidential poll is haunting both Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Congress even as both sides Tuesday sought ... Read more...

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Korsaguda gunfight: Chhattisgarh open to any probe, says CM


July 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday asserted that his government was open to any probe that would clear apprehensions over the Korsaguda gunfight, in which ... Read more...

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Congress seeks CBI probe into Chhattisgarh killings


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 2 (IANS) An opposition Congress's team, which probed the killing of 19 Maoists by security forces in Chhattisgarh last week, Monday termed it as a massacre of ... Read more...

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Virbhadra accuses Dhumal of vindictiveness


July 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, who quit as union minister over graft charges Sunday, stepped up attack on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, ... Read more...

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Congress questions Maoist killings in Chhattisgarh


June 30th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh Saturday formed a panel to probe Friday's killing of 19 Maoist insurgents by security forces saying the presence of women and ... Read more...

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Odisha minister’s effigies burnt over exam results leak (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) The effigies of Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena were burnt by students and activists Thursday, protesting the leak of state board Class ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress, CPI-M trade charges of wooing militants


June 27th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) With assembly polls in Tripura drawing closer, the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress are accusing each other of using militants to sway votes.Leaders of ... Read more...

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Heading to Himachal hills this week? Think twice


June 18th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) If you are planning a retreat this week to Himachal's cool hills to escape from the sizzling plains - think twice. There is a fair ... Read more...

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Indiscipline plagues both BJP, Congress (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Congress are facing the same problem - indiscipline, and it seems this malaise will only worsen ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s easy win in Tripura bypoll


June 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Eight months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday retained the Nalchar seat by increasing ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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Record 95 percent turnout in Tripura by-poll


June 12th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) Braving soaring summer heat, a record 95 percent of the 33,392-strong electorate Tuesday cast their votes in the significant by-election from the Nalchar assembly constituency in ... Read more...

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Crucial assembly by-poll in Tripura Tuesday


June 11th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) Amidst unprecedented security and high political significance, the by-election to the Nalchar assembly constituency in western Tripura would be held Tuesday."In all, over 600 BSF (Border ... Read more...

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Over 30 per cent polling in Punjab municipal poll


June 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine ... Read more...

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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Lead, correcting para four of Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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