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Controversy over dress circular to Kerala teachers


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Kerala's education department Monday sent a circular to woman teachers to turn up at a function in a saree and green blouse, inviting allegations that the ... Read more...

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Law and order breakdown in Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati


May 19th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) After a studied silence of two months, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Saturday came down heavily on the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar ... Read more...

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Akhilesh sets fresh rules for SP workers, says don’t cross ‘Lakshman Rekha’


March 17th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Haunted by the spectre of a repeat of hooliganism that marred the the 2004-2007 tenure of the Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Four NCP workers electrocuted during poll campaigning


February 12th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Feb 12 (IANS) In a freak accident, four Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers were electrocuted Sunday when the party flag one of them was holding came in touch ... Read more...

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Three legislators quit Congress, join TRS


October 30th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) In a setback for the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, three of its legislators from the Telangana region Sunday quit the party and joined the ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar flags off Advani yatra


October 11th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chapra (Bihar), Oct 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's cross-country Jan Chetna Yatra was Tuesday flagged off by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from this Bihar ... Read more...

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Hundreds march in Hyderabad for Anna Hazare


August 16th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of people led by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu marched in Hyderabad Tuesday to protest Anna Hazare's arrest in Delhi while rallies ... Read more...

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Rebel TDP legislators begin fast for unity on Telangana


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) Four rebel legislators of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from the Telangana region Sunday began a two-day fast for unity among parties and leaders fighting for ... Read more...

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Tripura announces holiday to mourn Left leader


June 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) The Tripura government declared a holiday Tuesday in the memory of veteran communist leader Baidyanath Majumder, who died earlier in the day, officials said here.He would ... Read more...

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TRS, YSR Congress woo suspended TDP leader


May 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) After being suspended Tuesday from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the party's politburo member and senior leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy is mulling his future action ... Read more...

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TRS activists attack convoy of TDP leaders


May 25th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) activists Wednesday attacked a convoy of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders who were on their way to an Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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Bengal’s seat of power set to turn green


May 13th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal's seat of power, the Writers' Buildings, initially wore a deserted look, but turned into a centre of celebration Friday as the news of a ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb paints town red with roadshow


April 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) The red flag fluttered in the spring breeze and giant cut-outs of the 'sickle, hammer and star' party symbol hovered on banners, as West Bengal ... Read more...

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Kanchi Shankaracharya launches political outfit in Tamil Nadu


March 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram,Jayendra Saraswati launched a political outfit in poll-bound Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.The Tamil Nadu Desiya Aanmiga Makkal Katchi (Tamil Nadu National Spiritual People's Party) ... Read more...

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Jagan formally launches YSR Congress Party


March 12th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) Former Congress parliamentarian Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Saturday formally launched YSR Congress Party and unveiled its flag at Idupulapaya in his home district of Kadapa in ... Read more...

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Ex-Congressman Jaganmohan Reddy to unveil new party flag today


March 12th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Idupalapaya, Mar 12 (ANI): Former Congress lawmaker YS Jaganmohan Reddy will unveil the party flag of his 'YSR Congress Party' here today.Speaking at a public meeting at Jaggampeta in East Godavari District ... Read more...

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Jagan announces Y.S.R. Congress Party


March 11th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 11 (IANS) More than three months after he quit the Congress party, former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Friday announced the name of his new party as Y.S.R. Congress ... Read more...

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Agartala city chief dies in New Delhi


February 10th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) Agartala Municipal Council chairperson and a leading intellectual of northeastern India Sankar Das died in New Delhi Thursday. He was 64.Das, a senior lawyer of the Gauhati High ... Read more...

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Congress celebrates 126th foundation day


December 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Congress on Tuesday celebrated its 126th foundation day with its chief Sonia Gandhi unfurling the party flag at a function here.Top Congress leaders including Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Jagan’s supporters attack Congress offices


November 29th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Protests against the ruling Congress broke out in parts of Andhra Pradesh Monday after late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy resigned from the ... Read more...

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CPI-M ‘reclaims’ Lalgarh after one-and-a-half years


October 10th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) One-and-a half years after being ousted from Lalgarh in West Bengal by the Maoists and their supporters, thousands of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters Sunday marched into ... Read more...

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Sonia re-elected Congress chief for fourth term (Night Lead)


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi was Friday re-elected unopposed as the Congress president for a fourth successive term, adding to her record as the longest serving chief of the ... Read more...

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Congress’ Bengal chief for strong ties with Trinamool


July 15th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) West Bengal state Congress chief Manas Bhunia Thursday called for strengthening the party's alliance with the Trinamool Congress in order to remove the Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Maoist strike paralyses normal life across Nepal


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): Normal life crippled across Nepal on Sunday following an indefinite general strike call given by the opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist.The Maoists have enforced ... Read more...

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Maoists trying to create anarchy in Nepal: PM


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar has described the UCPN (Maoist)'s street protests as meaningless and accused them of trying to create anarchy in the country.Addressing the nation on ... Read more...

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Koirala’s last journey begins


March 21st, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Mourned by thousands, including world leaders, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala's last journey started Sunday, marking the end of an era and ... Read more...

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Mamata lashes out at CPI-M, alleges humiliation at hospital


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday alleged that she was humiliated when she visited the hospital Sunday after hearing the news of Marxist leader Jyoti Basu's death, and ... Read more...

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Basu’s last journey begins, Communist leaders pay respects (Lead)


January 19th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Thousands of people tried to break police barricades for a last glimpse of their leader Jyoti Basu, as the flower-bedecked body of the Communist patriarch was brought ... Read more...

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Tripura CPI-M cancels mass rally, mourns Basu


January 17th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tripura state committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday cancelled all party programmes and rallies and decided to fly the party flag half-mast for ... Read more...

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Leaders, sympathisers gather at CPI-M’s office to mourn Basu’s death


January 17th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Several party leaders, workers and sympathisers of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) gathered at the party headquarters here to pay their tributes to communist patriarch ... Read more...

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Mehbooba Mufti and her ‘green’ love (Capital Buzz)


January 17th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) It certainly seemed like a mutual admiration society when Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti and Pakistani lawyer-activist Aitzaz Ahsan lavished ... Read more...

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Congress government capable of fighting terrorism: PM


December 28th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the Congress government had the capacity to fight the challenges India is facing from terrorism, Maoist insurgency, communalism and regionalism. "The ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lays foundation for new Congress headquarters as party celebrates 125 years


December 28th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today laid the foundation stone of the Indira Gandhi Bhavan at Kotla Road, which will be the new headquarters of the Congress ... Read more...

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Sonia to kickstart Congress’ 125th anniversary celebrations


December 28th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Congress is set to launch its yearlong 125th anniversary celebrations Monday and leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi will address ... Read more...

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Gadkari confident BJP will capture power in Delhi, Maharashtra


December 26th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) Newly-appointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Saturday expressed confidence that the saffron alliance will sweep to power at the centre and in Maharashtra in the ... Read more...

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