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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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Resentment brewing in Congress over Telangana


September 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Resentment is brewing in the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh with a section of leaders openly attacking the central leadership for talking to the TRS over ... Read more...

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Cooking gas and diesel hold the key to compromise?


September 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may have taken an seemingly uncompromising stand on the fuel and retail issues by withdrawing support to the UPA, but some ... Read more...

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PM should step down, go for elections: Trinamool MP


September 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hours after an aggressive Trinamool Congress decided to withdraw their support from the UPA government, party MP Kunal Ghosh demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Congress reaches out to Mamata (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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Embarrassment piles on ruling BJP in Karnataka


September 18th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden, scam-scarred ruling BJP in Karnataka Tuesday faced embarrassment as a senior leader demanded the resignation of state party chief and another of a deputy ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu’s family assets down to Rs.35 crore


September 13th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu's family assets have come down from about Rs.40 crore last year to Rs.35.59 crore this year.The former ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan too wants CBI to probe former colleague’s murder


September 6th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday put his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, in a spot when he asked the state government to ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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BJP to meet on reservation in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party will meet in the national capital late Tuesday to decide their strategy on the constitutional amendment bill for ... Read more...

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One killed as protesters, police clash in Ranchi


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) One person was killed and several others, including policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash during a protest against land takeover, police sources said.Jharkhand Vikas ... Read more...

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Andhra pays tributes to YSR on death anniversary


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on his third death anniversary Sunday.His wife and YSR Congress party honorary president ... Read more...

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BJP urges Mamata to pull plug from UPA


September 1st, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Observing that Mamata Banerjee's "clean image" did not gel with a "tainted Congress", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday urged the Trinamool Congress supremo to ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the unprecedented power crisis evoked a mixed ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress’ Himachal chief


August 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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‘Some Congressmen may seek to replace Manmohan with Rahul’


August 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Attacking the BJP over its tactic of stalling parliament proceedings, Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh Tuesday also took a swipe at the Congress over ... Read more...

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Assam bandh turns violent, one killed


August 28th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Tension gripped many parts of Assam, including the troubled Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), following fresh incidents of violence Tuesday in which at least one person ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Mamata attends UPA coordination panel meeting (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday attended the second meeting of the UPA coordination committee and discussed issues concerning ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh meets Sonia, supporters


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh here Tuesday met his supporters in an apparent bid to exert pressure on the Congress top brass about his ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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President, PM pay tribute on Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary


August 20th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his ... Read more...

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Neither BJP nor Congress will get majority in 2014: Mulayam


August 18th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Saturday said that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor the Congress would get a majority in the ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

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Congress leaders attend Shahnawaz Hussain’s iftar


August 18th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari, Speaker Meira Kumar and some senior Congress leaders attended iftar hosted by BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain Friday.Among those ... Read more...

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BJP to hold meeting to review economy


August 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers and key leaders from all states will be meeting in Delhi Saturday to review the economic situation in the ... Read more...

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Kurien Congress choice for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


August 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leader P.J. Kurien has emerged as the party's choice for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, party sources said here Thursday.Party leaders, including ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers, leaders to meet in Delhi


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chief ministers of the states ruled by the BJP, and key party leaders will be meeting here Saturday to discuss the present economic situation ... Read more...

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Mamata moves to set up base in Uttar Pradesh


August 16th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Hoping to expand its base in the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh and make an electoral dent, the Trinamool Congress will set up district units ... Read more...

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CPI(M) leaders accused in murder of former party leader


August 13th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala Police probing the gruesome murder of a former CPI(M) leader Monday submitted a list of 76 accused, which includes middle and lower level cadres of ... Read more...

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I’ll welcome Rahul Gandhi to UPA government: Manmohan Singh (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi agreeing to take a more proactive role, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he would welcome him in ... Read more...

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BJP to hold protest rallies in Rajasthan on Aug 11


August 9th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit would hold protest rallies all over the state Aug 11 highlighting the drawbacks of the state's Congress government, including ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on job promotion quota Aug 21 (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in promotions in government jobs will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday after the issue figured ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on promotion quota Aug 21


August 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in job promotions will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday.The government would also try to table ... Read more...

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