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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Kashmir Youth Congress marches for more panchayat powers


August 24th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Dozens of Youth Congress activists were taken into custody Friday as they held a march demanding more powers for elected village representatives in Jammu and Kashmir.... Read more...

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Achieved success in internal security: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government had achieved success in many areas of internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, citing the example of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Left dubs Mamata opportunist


July 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Saturday dubbed Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee an "opportunist" for continuing the alliance with the Congress at the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s growth rate higher than nation’s: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Dismissing claims that West Bengal did not have a proper atmosphere for investment, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the state's growth rate was above ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... Read more...

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Seven south Kashmir village heads resign


June 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Seven village heads from south Kashmir's Pulwama district Friday announced they had resigned from their posts. District authorities would not confirm the resignations but elected village ... Read more...

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Woman power: Tribals stall eco-tourism project in Odisha


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baripada (Odisha), June 3 (IANS) A group of tribal women in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district have taken authorities head on and stopped an eco-tourism project that was coming up in ... Read more...

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Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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We are committed to democracy, say India’s leaders (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's unflinching commitment to democracy, despite odds, is the reason behind India's growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday, a day that ... Read more...

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India has repeatedly reposed faith in democracy: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's unflinching commitment to democracy is the reason behind India's growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday during a special sitting ... Read more...

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‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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Is Mamata wooing Muslims with panchayat polls in mind? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 6th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With Muslims comprising nearly 30 percent of the state's 92 million population, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to dole out largesse to ... Read more...

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Post Antony report, Congress mends ways


May 5th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) The findings of Congress leader A.K. Antony's "post mortem" report on the party's humiliating election rout in Goa in March already appears to have had ... Read more...

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Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation."The Council of Social ... Read more...

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‘Ripples of Afghan violence can reach Kashmir’


April 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Recent events in Afghanistan will have a long term bearing on Kashmir, Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) the army's Srinagar based 15th corps, ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ruling coalition panel fails to agree on urban bodies poll


April 9th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) A meeting of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance's coordination committee Monday focused on ways to step up development works across the state and strengthen democracy at ... Read more...

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Banerjee announces sops for Muslims, honorarium for Imams


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Raising the pitch for next year's panchayat elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced pro-minority sops including a monthly honorarium for ... Read more...

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IT making panchayats transparent: Minister


March 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India's panchayats are becoming more transparent with over 40,000 elected village bodies using online software for annual planning and another 70,000 for accounting under e-panchayat ... Read more...

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President pitches for controversial anti-terror intelligence hub


March 12th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which has been blocked due to severe opposition from non-Congress ruled states, would ... Read more...

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Pursue dialogue, governor tells Jammu and Kashmir people


January 25th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday urged the people of the state to shed their inhibitions and join hands to seek resolution of issues confronting ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool feud escalates after Bengal reshuffle (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Nearly eight months into her stint, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday inducted two new ministers and reshuffled of portfolios, triggering shrill protests from ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over simultaneous counting of votes for civic bodies’ polls


January 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Election Commission Wednesday expressed uncertainty over conducting simultaneous counting of votes polled in the Zilla Parishad and municipal corporation elections scheduled in ... Read more...

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Election expenses for Maharashtra civic polls hiked


January 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's state Election Commission Tuesday significantly enhanced the expense limits for the forthcoming civic, zila parishad and gram panchayat elections.The decision was announced by state election ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition slams Omar’s list of 2011 achievements


December 31st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it has made "great progress in the year 2011" in various fields like restoring peace, checking corruption, ... Read more...

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Omar compliments people for peace in 2011


December 31st, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday complimented the people of the state for making 2011 one of the most peaceful years in decades."As 2011 ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress chief meets governor


December 24th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Congress unit president Saif-ud-Din Soz Saturday met Governor N.N. Vohra here and discussed the problems faced by the people in the state, sources ... Read more...

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People’s involvement imperative for political stability: Omar


November 30th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said political stability is not possible without the involvement of the people.Addressing a well attended public rally in ... Read more...

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After successful election, 35,000 Kashmiri panchayat members to be trained


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The central government has drawn up plans to train over 35,000 elected panchayat representatives from Jammu and Kashmir to enhance their capacity in carrying out ... Read more...

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Omar spent three years saving chair: Mehbooba


October 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) In one of the most scathing attacks on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party Monday charged him with spending ... Read more...

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National Conference begins drive to reactivate cadres


October 17th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) Caught on the back-foot following the controversy over alleged corruption in its organisation and death of party worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf in custody, Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir continues: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Infiltration by militants into Jammu and Kashmir was continuing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, while warning security forces not to be complacent as ... Read more...

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