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Congress stakes claim to YSR’s political legacy


September 7th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) In a clear attempt by the Congress to claim Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy's political legacy, his diary was released in the national capital Friday ... Read more...

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Uddhav undergoes angioplasty, is ‘absolutely fine’


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Friday underwent an angioplasty procedure and all three blockages in his arteries were successfully removed after nearly three hours, ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Trinamool, CPI-M both losers (West Bengal Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's dramatic U-turn to support UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee - albeit to ensure a smooth run for her cash-strapped West ... 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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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray to undergo angioplasty Friday


July 20th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who has been suffering from chest pains the past one week, will undergo an angioplasty in Bandra's Lilavati Hospital ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a ... 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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CPI-M leader keeps away from his ‘Occupy Singur’ movement


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Much of the sheen of the "Occupy Singur" movement in West Bengal was lost after CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who had given the call, ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur movement from July 3, says CPI-M lawmaker


June 27th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who had called for organising an "Occupy Singur" movement on the lines of "Occupy Wall Street" for the benefit of the ... Read more...

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Pranab da called, but didn’t ask for support: Advani (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani revealed Monday that Pranab Mukherjee had called him soon after his candidature for the presidency was ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur on lines of Occupy Wall street: CPI-M legislator


June 24th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) With the Calcutta High Court striking down the law undoing the Singur land acquisition, CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah Sunday said he wants to organise an ... Read more...

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Congress for consensus over confrontation on presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A day ahead of a United Progressive Alliance meeting on its nominee for the July 19 presidential poll, the Congress Thursday said it prefers ... Read more...

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Bengal CPI-M’s legislative party whip resigns


June 8th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA and legislative party whip Abdur Rezzak Mollah Friday said he had resigned from the post of whip for 'health reasons'. ... Read more...

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Emergency lifted in Egypt after decades


June 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Through a declaration, Egypt's ruling military council Thursday lifted a state of emergency that existed for decades in the country.The emergency was lifted after its ... Read more...

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Mamata to march against petrol price hike Saturday (Second lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession of the party activists and supporters in the city Saturday to ... Read more...

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Mamata to hit the road against petrol price hike Saturday (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession of the party activists and supporters in the city Saturday to ... Read more...

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Mamata to hit road against petrol price hike Saturday


May 25th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will lead a procession in the city Saturday to mount pressure on the central government ... Read more...

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Media creation, says Vijayan of Achuthanandan letter


May 21st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Monday tried to brush off veteran communist V.S. Achuthanandan's reported demand for his removal ... Read more...

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Is BJP resurrecting Keshubhai to take on Modi? (Gujarat Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 19 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel seems to be returning to active politics after almost five years in political exile. And this has set ... Read more...

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US to invest in Bengal as ‘partner state’: Mamata (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Describing her meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as "positive, constructive and creative", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said the former ... Read more...

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Rabri Devi hints her children will join politics


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 2 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi Wednesday justified dynastic politics, hinting that her children will join politics."My sons and daughters will join politics at the right ... Read more...

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No minister has offered to quit: Congress


April 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday dismissed rumours that five union cabinet ministers had offered to quit and work to strengthen the party and denied that any ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley hit by Time, Twitter (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) After facing a "bizarre" and "insensitive" question about Sikh taxi drivers from a top editor, South Carolina's Indian American Governor Nikki Haley has become the latest ... Read more...

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After bribe revelations, Army chief talks about army welfare


March 31st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 31 (IANS) After causing a storm in military and political circles at the beginning of the week with his revelations about receiving a bribe offer, Chief of ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress: wins politics, fails governance (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Haunted by scams and bullied by its allies, the Congress may have appeased Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee by paving way for her nominees to ... Read more...

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Congress withdraws, Trinamool candidates elected unopposed to RS (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Unwilling to antagonise alliance partner Trinamool Congress, whose chief apparently put pressure on its central leaders, the Congress Thursday got its Rajya Sabha candidate ... Read more...

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Entitlements will not be linked to poverty line: Planning Commission


March 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday said food subsidies and other entitlements will not be linked to the new poverty line."Entitlements for food subsidy benefits will not ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi speaks to Mamata, to quit (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Sunday agreed to quit after speaking with his Trinamool Congress party chief Mamata Banerjee, a few hours before an annoyed ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi: Banerjee’s second choice as railway minister challenges his leader (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) For long Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's trusted pointsman in New Delhi, Dinesh Trivedi, a trained pilot now in charge of the vast Indian ... Read more...

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Badal stakes claim, invited to form government (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Parkash Singh Badal, 84, is to become chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time with the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday ... Read more...

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Parkash Singh Badal set to again be Punjab chief minister (Lead)


March 8th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Setting aside speculation over the leadership issue, the Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday unanimously elected Parkash Singh Badal to be the party's legislature party leader. Badal ... 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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‘Parkash Singh Badal to be chief minister’


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday said that his father, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, will continue in the top job after the ... Read more...

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Charges framed against Lalu, Mishra in fodder scam (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) A special Bihar court Thursday framed charges against former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra along with 32 others in a case related to fraudulent ... Read more...

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