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Chandrababu’s son gearing up for major role in TDP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to be gearing up to take up a key responsibility in the party.An ... Read more...

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Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for check up


September 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a routine health check up, a party leader said here Saturday.Gandhi is likely to return in ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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No question of quitting Congress: Virbhadra


August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday said there was no question of him quitting the Congress, but expressed unhappiness over party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Congress to ascertain facts on Darda’s Modi remarks


July 31st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Congress has decided to "ascertain the facts" regarding its MP Vijay Darda praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a function in Ahmedabad ... Read more...

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Congress legislators in Maharashtra complain about Chavan


July 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Complaining about several "issues" they have with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, over 40 Congress legislators requested the state party chief to intervene.As many as ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray admitted to Lilavati after chest pain


July 16th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital Monday morning after he complained of chest pain, a top party official said."He is ... Read more...

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Pranab appeals to all Andhra parties to support him (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) Presidential candidate of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Pranab Mukherjee Sunday appealed to all parties in Andhra Pradesh to support his candidature.He addressed Congress MPs ... Read more...

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Congress intensifies attack on Jagan in by-poll campaign


June 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) With the YSR Congress Party trying to cash in on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest in the ... Read more...

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Shanta Kumar questions BJP’s ‘back to power’ dream (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) There seems to be no end to the bickering in Himachal Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) despite party president Nitin Gadkari holding a meeting ... Read more...

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Jaitley reaching Bangalore on trouble-shooting mission (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's 's senior leader Arun Jaitley is rushing to Bangalore Friday on a trouble-shooting mission to defuse the crisis in the ... Read more...

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Modi to skip BJP meet? It’s personal, aide says


May 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, May 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is expected to skip the upcoming BJP National Executive meet in Mumbai, with an aide saying it will be ... Read more...

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Court dismisses case against Digvijay Singh


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed a private complaint against Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh after the complainant failed to appear before the court twice.Metropolitan ... Read more...

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Andhra opposition protests transfer of official probing liquor scandal


April 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh Friday asked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to revoke the transfer of a police official who was probing the ... Read more...

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Court seeks proof on plea against Digvijay Singh


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A man, who allegedly hurled a shoe at a Congress leader at a press conference here last year, was Tuesday told by a Delhi ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on lodging case against Digvijay


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday reserved its order on registering a case against senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh for allegedly assaulting a man, who had ... Read more...

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Vijay Bahuguna named Uttarakhand chief minister (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) After nearly a week of deadlock, Uttarakhand will get a chief minister with the Congress naming its Tehri-Garhwal MP Vijay Bahuguna as the leader ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M legislator resigns


March 9th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader R. Selvaraj Friday resigned as legislator, taking the party top brass by surprise and fuelling speculation that he was hand ... Read more...

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BJP appoints new Himachal unit chief


February 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to pacify the rebels in its Himachal Pradesh unit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday appointed a new president for the state.Satpal ... Read more...

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No truck with BJP rebels: Nadda


February 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have no truck with rebels who have floated a new political outfit in Himachal Pradesh, BJP general secretary J.P. ... Read more...

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BJP in damage control mode after rebels form new outfit (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) A new political outfit, Himachal Lokhit Party, formed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels last week has turned into a headache for the ruling party ... Read more...

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Aseefa to pick up slain mother’s flag: Zardari


December 28th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his younger daughter Aseefa Bhutto will pick up the flag of her slain mother and former prime minister ... 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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Rahul Gandhi meets party lawmakers from Delhi


November 17th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Indicative of his growing role in the party affairs, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday had an "informal meeting" with party legislators and MPs ... Read more...

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Congress sets up 4 panels to run party in Uttar Pradesh


October 18th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress has formed four state-level committees to run party affairs in Uttar Pradesh, a party spokesman said.This decision comes after Sunday's day-long meeting of ... Read more...

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Congress core group discusses Telangana


October 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Tuesday evening to discuss political developments, including the volatile situation in agitation-hit Telangana region, party sources said, adding ... Read more...

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Fresh Congress list of 62 has a Mayawati too


October 6th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) A list of 62 candidates released by the Congress for the 2012 state assembly elections includes a 'Mayawati' too.Once a Bahujan Samajwadi Party member, she is ... Read more...

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Andhra governor summoned to Delhi over Telangana


October 6th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 6 (IANS) With the general strike in Telangana continuing in support of a demand for a separate state, the central government has summoned Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. ... Read more...

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Telangana issue to be settled soon, says Azad


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The issue of a separate state for Telangana will be settled as soon as possible, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Sunday.He said ... Read more...

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Concerned about Hazare logjam: Rahul Gandhi


August 25th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Thursday he was concerned over the logjam in the wake of Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill."Of ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi likely to return from US by month-end


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to return to the country by the end of this month after her surgery in the US, a party ... Read more...

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Anna challenge: Antony cancels participation in naval function


August 20th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony, who was to induct indigenously built new warship into the Indian Navy here Saturday, cancelled his trip following a new challenge ... Read more...

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Rahul is not a parrot: Renuka


August 19th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress Thursday hit out at those questioning party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's silence on the Anna Hazare issue, saying he was not a ... Read more...

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Congress factions may reconcile in Jammu and Kashmir


August 16th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Congress unit is finally set to end its internecine war.The two factions led by central Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and state ... Read more...

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