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BJP poses more questions to PM, Jaiswal over coal block allocations (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Stepping up its offensive over coal block allocations, the BJP Tuesday demanded a probe into allegations of conflict of interest against Congress leaders and ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has failed to make a mark, says BJP


September 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Amid speculation of Rahul Gandhi assuming a larger role in the Congress, the BJP Tuesday said his performance over the years speaks for itself ... Read more...

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No mining in any allocated coal block, says BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Sticking to its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quit, the BJP Tuesday said there was no mining in even a single coal block ... Read more...

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BSP protests renaming of Lucknow’s Kanshi Ram park


August 7th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) took to the streets here Tuesday to protest against renaming a park commemorating its idealogue and founder Kanshi Ram after ... 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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Mulayam to take up ‘anti-Islam’ comments on Facebook with PM


July 11th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Objecting to "anti-Islam" material like cartoons and comments on sites such as Facebook, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday called for a blanket ... Read more...

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Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday


July 9th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka will Tuesday elect Jagadish Shettar as their new leader to make him the party's third chief minister in the ... Read more...

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Have flip-flops spiked Akhilesh Yadav’s political honeymoon? (News Analysis)


July 9th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Is the political honeymoon of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over sooner rather than later?Beginning Monday, as Yadav junior proceeds on a four-day family ... Read more...

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Partial shutdown in Andhra after Jagan’s arrest


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The YSR Congress party's call for a daylong Andhra Pradesh shutdown Monday to protest the arrest of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy evoked partial ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party’s next goal: Mulayam as PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Just over two months after Akhilesh Yadav took over the reins of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party seems to have fast-tracked its campaign to pitch ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned, BJP cries foul


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Tuesday adjourned sine die without taking up important listed business due to protests by DMK members to a bill. The ... Read more...

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Flood kills 25 in northern Afghan province


May 7th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 7 (IANS) Floods washed away several houses and killed at least 25 people at a wedding party in the northern Afghan province of Saripul late Sunday night, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra ‘netas’ play politics over Little Master


April 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha evoked sharp reactions from various Maharashtra political parties and leaders Friday.Accusing the Congress of playing politics on the ... Read more...

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Singhvi stays away from parliament (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After giving up his position in a parliamentary committee and the Congress party over an alleged sleaze CD, Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi ... Read more...

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Congress doesn’t comment on Ode massacre verdict


April 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Congress Monday did not comment on a Ahmedabad court verdict convicting 23 persons in a 2002 riots case, saying that it was not ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wins landmark Myanmar by-polls (Roundup)


April 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Sunday scored a momentous victory following a decades-long fight for democracy by winning a parliamentary by-poll for a seat in ... Read more...

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Jayant Chaudhary quits assembly seat


March 20th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Jayant Chaudhary, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP from Mathura who was elected to the Uttar Pradesh assembly from Mant, gave up his assembly seat Tuesday.Son ... Read more...

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SP worker beats auto driver to death (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, March 20 (IANS) A day after gunfire by a Samajwadi Party (SP) activist killed a young man, a scuffle involving another SP worker left an autorickshaw driver dead in ... Read more...

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Now, SP worker beats auto driver to death in Kanpur


March 20th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, March 20 (IANS) Trouble for the newly-formed government in Uttar Pradesh is showing no signs of abating. After gunfire in Aurayia by a Samajwadi Party (SP) worker killed a ... Read more...

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Union budget a gross disappointment, says SP


March 17th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Amidst fresh attempts by the Congress to keep the Samajwadi Party (SP) in good humour, the latter launched a scathing attack on the UPA II ... Read more...

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Take up atrocities against Hindus with Pakistan: BJP to government


March 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday urged the government to take up with Pakistan the alleged atrocities against Hindus in that country. Party spokesman ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to meet to elect leader


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Fresh from its historic victory in the assembly elections in Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has called a meeting of its legislators here later ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker disqualifies 16 Jagan loyalists (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Ending the long suspense, the Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker Friday disqualified 16 rebel lawmakers belonging to the ruling Congress party who were loyal to Y.S. ... Read more...

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Nasheed calls for release of 500 supporters


February 10th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has called for the immediate release of around 500 supporters arrested for allegedly burning down police stations and court houses, a ... Read more...

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Congress differs with Digvijay, says Batla encounter genuine


January 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it backed the government's view that the Batla House shootout case cannot be reopened as the incident was genuine. The ... Read more...

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MNS, SP to contest all BMC seats


January 9th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) As other political parties continued to squabble over seat-sharing, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samajwadi Party Monday announced their decision to contest all 227 ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party spokesman sacked


January 5th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 5 (IANS) Barely a day after contradicting Samajawadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, party spokesman Mohan Singh was Thursday removed from his post.Mulayam Singh named ... Read more...

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Congress to seek explanation from absentee MPs (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it will seek an explanation from party MPs who were absent without prior information during the voting Tuesday night in ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Chandigarh houses of PM, ministers


December 27th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Security around the private houses of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, union ministers Kapil Sibal, Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ambika Soni in Chandigarh was tightened as ... Read more...

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Mayawati woos Muslims, other groups


December 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 17 (IANS) After Brahmins and Dalits, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati is all set to woo Muslims, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas at ... Read more...

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Congress backs Pawar, questions Hazare’s Gandhism


December 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday questioned Gandhian credentials of Anna Hazare for justifying the recent assault on Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and said any remark which ... Read more...

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No loss of face in decision to pause FDI in retail: Congress


December 7th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday denied Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the government has lost face following decision to pause Foreign Direct Investment in retail, and ... Read more...

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Raj warns against stalling flyover due to Lata’s objection


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday locked horns with the state government over the much-delayed flyover in the posh Pedder Road area of south Mumbai ... Read more...

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Akali Dal takes U-turn on retail FDI


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) After going to town welcoming the central government's move to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab has taken ... Read more...

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Congress dares opposition to bring no trust motion on FDI (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Asserting that there was no question of rollback of the government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, Congress Thursday ... Read more...

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