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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray ‘permits’ airing of show featuring Pakistani artists


September 6th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Thursday gave the green signal to airing of the show "Sur Kshetra" featuring Pakistani artists after the officials ... Read more...

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CPC elects younger delegates to national congress


August 14th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected younger and more grassroots-level delegates to attend its upcoming national congress, a senior party official said here Tuesday.About ... Read more...

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Gadkari visits Bal Thackeray in hospital


July 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Thursday visited ailing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, who is admitted in a hospital here, party officials said.Gadkari was accompanied by Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray hospitalised


July 24th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) A day after Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray returned home after undergoing an angioplasty, Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray was Tuesday admitted to hospital ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray in hospital for angioplasty


July 20th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital here Friday morning for an angioplasty procedure, party officials said.He was accompanied by ... Read more...

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BJP to campaign for Sangma


June 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will campaign aggressively for presidential candidate P.A. Sangma across the country, party officials said Thursday after a meeting attended ... Read more...

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Sangma meets Mamata; fails to get commitment on support (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Tuesday held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the votes of her Trinamool Congress for his bid ... Read more...

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Sangma meets Mamata, fails to get commitment on support


June 26th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Tuesday held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking the votes of her Trinamool Congress in his bid ... Read more...

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Medvedev accepts offer to head ruling party


April 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday accepted a formal offer to take up the leadership of the ruling United Russia party, two days after Prime ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit drought-hit areas in Maharashtra


April 26th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrives here Friday on a two-day visit to Maharashtra during which he will visit some drought-hit regions, a party office ... Read more...

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Putin quits as head of ruling party


April 24th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was standing down as head of the ruling United Russia party and nominated outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev as ... Read more...

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CPI-ML to move apex court against massacre case acquittal


April 20th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI-ML) will move the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting 23 men convicted in the 1996 massacre ... Read more...

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Tunisian PM’s website hacked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 9 (IANS) The official website of the Tunisian prime minister was hacked Monday and thousands of confidential documents were leaked, Xinhua reported.According to the Tunisie Numerique website, the ... Read more...

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Sasikala meets Jayalalithaa at her residence


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa met her long-time aide V.K. Sasikala at her Poes Garden residence here Monday evening, two days ... Read more...

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‘Communication gap’ led to Rs.1 cr seizure, says Patil’s son (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) An embarrassed Congress legislator and President Pratibha Patil's son Raosaheb Shekhawat Tuesday said a "communication gap" resulted in Rs.1 crore cash being seized by ... Read more...

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Congress promises free water, power in Goa manifesto


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Free water and electricity to poorer sections of society are two of the key promises made by the Congress in its poll manifesto, released Monday, ahead ... Read more...

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‘Poll panel raid on priest creating communal tension’


February 10th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) Even as the Congress has accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of inciting communalism in Goa, poll officials here have said that they only ... Read more...

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BJP woes in Goa worsen after Gadkari visit


February 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's recent two-day visit to Goa appears to have done more damage than good to the party's image here, ... Read more...

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Tie-up with secular party for next Lok Sabha poll: Karunanidhi (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The DMK party would align with a secular party having the nation's interest in mind in the next Lok Sabha elections, party president M. Karunanidhi ... Read more...

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Wife indicted in Argentine governor’s death


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) The widow of Gov. Carlos Soria, who was shot in the face after a New Year's eve party, has been indicted on aggravated manslaughter and ... Read more...

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Stalin complains of uneasiness, undergoes angiogram (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) DMK treasurer and former Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin underwent an angiogram test at a private hospital here Friday after he complained of uneasiness.Stalin, ... Read more...

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Stalin complains of discomfort, in hospital


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) DMK treasurer and former Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin was taken to a private hospital here Friday after he complained of discomfort. Stalin, 58, ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa removes Sasikala, others from AIADMK


December 19th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) In a surprise move, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa removed her close associate of nearly two decades V.K. Sasikala and 11 ... Read more...

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Vidharba shutdown Thursday for farmers’demands


December 14th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan declared a Rs.2,000 crore bailout package for the state's crisis-ridden farmers, the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance has vowed to intensify ... Read more...

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Vijayakant to fast Nov 24 against price hikes


November 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK chief A. Vijayakant will hold a fast between 8 a.m and 5 p.m Thursday to ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi upset at denial of bail to Kanimozhi


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Gloom hung over DMK president M. Karunanidhi's residence here Thursday, much like the dark and overcast sky outside, as the former chief minister's daughter Kanimozhi was ... Read more...

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Maharashtra NCP chief’s son dies in freak accident


October 31st, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 31 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit president Madhukar Pichad's youngest son died in a freak accident Monday, party officials said."Pichad's youngest son, Jitendra, had gone for ... Read more...

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Did not discuss filling up cabinet posts: Karunanidhi


October 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said that he did not discuss the subject of providing replacements in the cabinet ... Read more...

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Advani slams government inaction on graft, black money


September 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government is "not doing enough" to curb corruption and bring back black money stashed abroad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said ... Read more...

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Indian court sentencing Nepal’s Maoists causes ripples


September 12th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) The reported ruling by an Indian court slapping 11 Nepali Maoist leaders with prison and other punishments has created ripples in Nepal.The Patna High Court in ... Read more...

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CPI leader gets taste of loan recovery agents’ methods


September 9th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader R. Nallakannu Friday got a taste of the tactics employed by loan recovery agents of a private bank when he ... Read more...

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British deputy PM hit with paint


August 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was attacked with paint outside a Liberal Democrat party event in Scotland's Glasgow city, party officials said.Clegg got paint on ... Read more...

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Congress MPs Priya Dutt, Nirupam meet Hazare supporters, vow support


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress MPs from Mumbai Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt Monday came out in favour of a strong Lokpal bill, with Dutt also advocating the inclusion of ... Read more...

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BJP to protest Hazare arrest across Uttar Pradesh


August 16th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Accusing the Congress-led central government of trying to suppress anti-graft campaigns in the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Uttar Pradesh unit Tuesday announced state-wide ... Read more...

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