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SP cadre not in favour of bailing out Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The demand to withdraw support to UPA II went up within the Samajwadi Party (SP) Thursday as a shutdown called by it evoked near complete response ... Read more...

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Trinamool firm on quitting, Congress says UPA is safe (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government Wednesday refused to roll back its big ticket economic reforms, even as a belligerent Trinamool Congress remained adamant on quitting the ruling ... Read more...

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BJP MPs walk out of 2G JPC meet (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out a meeting Tuesday against the chairman's refusal to call Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Advani accuses prime minister of attacking CAG


August 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Monday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of attacking CAG in his statement on coal blocks allocation in the two houses of ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader held for ex-colleague’s murder (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 29 (IANS) Marxist leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, sparking violence by his supporters, ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader nabbed for former colleague’s murder


June 29th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 29 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. ... Read more...

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It’s homecoming for Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was desiring to return to politics in Himachal Pradesh, where he has served five terms as chief minister. His resignation ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels senior leader in Kerala


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala, which is going through turbulent times, Sunday expelled senior leader and former legislator Gopi Kottamurikal on grounds ... Read more...

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Sonia hailed for showing Mamata her place


June 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is the toast of India's grand old party for calling Mamata Banerjee's bluff on the presidential election.After the humiliation of ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."Sangma ... Read more...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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Pranab ‘deeply honoured’, calls Mamata sister (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said he was "deeply honoured" that he had been chosen as a candidate for the president's post and ... Read more...

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Sonia pulls up Congress, to pick presidential nominee (Roundup)


June 4th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) On a day she was authorised to select the presidential candidate, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asked party colleagues to shun infighting if they needed ... Read more...

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Communal riot add to Mulayam-Akhilesh’s headache


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Already faced with failing law and order in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura's communal riot has added to the growing headaches for the two-month-old ... Read more...

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Finally, Advani-Gadkari feud out in the open (Third Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The simmering feud in the BJP between Nitin Gadkari and L.K. Advani erupted in the open Thursday when Advani launched an implicit attack on ... Read more...

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UP assembly opens on stormy note


May 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The first day of the maiden session of 16th Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday with BSP legislators creating a ruckus.Legislators of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned as Chidambaram denies corruption charge (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time Thursday as Home Minister P. Chidambaram denied the involvement of either him or of any ... Read more...

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Gehlot faces crisis, but may survive (Rajasthan Newsletter)


April 13th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is facing vocal opposition from some Congress party colleagues over his style of functioning. But many believe he will manage ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Rail budget row: Congress keeps options open, Trivedi set to go (Second Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee adamant on the resignation of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and a rollback of train fare hikes, the Congress ... Read more...

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Trinamool derails fare hike, BJP, Left slam budget (Political Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden railway budget sparked a political explosion Wednesday after his Trinamool Congress blasted his proposed fare hikes, throwing up a ... Read more...

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Ministers’ panel to review cotton export ban


March 7th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Just two days after the commerce ministry banned cotton exports, citing low output and increased domestic demands, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday ordered a ... Read more...

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Raja meets DMK supporters near court lock-up


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Around 60 supporters and DMK party colleagues of jailed former communications minister A. Raja met him Tuesday in the premises of a Delhi district court ... Read more...

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Ayodhya case: Advani, others oppose CBI plea (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and his colleagues accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case have told the Supreme Court that ... Read more...

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Bad weather forces Mulayam to skip Azamgarh rally


January 1st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 1 (IANS) Inclement weather Sunday prevented Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav from reaching Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh town, where he was to address a rally.While some of ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress seek to pin down each other on Lokpal bill fiasco (Intro-Roundup)


December 31st, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress-led UPA government unleashed a barrage of attacks on each other Friday over the Lokpal bill fiasco, ... Read more...

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BSP’s Rajya Sabha member joins Samajwadi Party


December 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 30 (IANS) In a swift political development, Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agarwal who was expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party Friday morning was admitted to the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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After Chidambaram, opposition now guns for Krishna


December 9th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Worries multiplied for an embattled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Friday with the opposition gunning for another top minister - External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia must apologise for cash-for-votes scam: Gadkari (Lead)


November 20th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday raised the pitch on the 2008 cash-for-votes scam in parliament, asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Obama denies asking Australia to sell uranium to India


November 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barak Obama has denied speculations that America influenced Australia to overturn its policy of not selling uranium to India. "We have not ... Read more...

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Advani is emotive as Rajnath calls him PM material (Lead)


November 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Taking a break from his cross-country Jan Chetna Yatra, veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani became emotional as party colleagues lavishly praised him on his ... Read more...

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No regrets about dropping Yeddyuprappa: Advani


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 2 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said he did not regret that the party had taken action against former Karnataka chief minister ... Read more...

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Gadkari meets jailed party colleagues in Tihar


October 31st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Monday visited the Tihar Jail here to meet two former party MPs and Sudheendra Kulkarni, advisor ... Read more...

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Removing AFSPA no reflection on army, says Omar


October 27th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS) The proposal to remove the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the state was neither a reflection of the role of the ... Read more...

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