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Congress core group meets after Trinamool’s quit decision


September 19th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after key ally Trinamool Congress announced it was exiting the UPA government over its demand for roll-back of major economic decisions, the Congress ... Read more...

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US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

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Facebook: The new battlefield in Bengal politics


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) With the Who's Who of West Bengal's politics swearing by the appeal of Facebook, it seems the social networking site is rapidly turning into a ... Read more...

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NCP targets Congress on unspent funds in Maharashtra


July 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Friday lashed out at the state's Urban Development Department for failing to utilise its funds, indicating a rift in the ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Lok ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP


June 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Speaker ... Read more...

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Sensex slides 127 points on poor industrial show (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell for the fourth straight day Friday, shedding over 127 points, to close below 17,000 on poor industrial ... Read more...

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India natural leader of Indian Ocean region: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday positioned itself as a natural leader of the Indian Ocean region in view of its strategic location and operational capability, even as its ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand BJP legislators whisked away to Madhya Pradesh


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Amidst fears of poaching, 30 newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Uttarakhand have been sequestered in Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh ahead of a ... Read more...

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India, Spain to hold civil society dialogue


March 20th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Diplomats, parliamentarians, entrepreneurs, academics, journalists and other social agents from Spain and India will meet here for two days from Wednesday for the 6th India-Spain ... Read more...

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‘Paresh Baruah trying to collect funds to strengthen ULFA’


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) After Sheikh Hasina came to power, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has lost its investments in Bangladesh and its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah is ... Read more...

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Rights group concerned over Maldives turmoil


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recent political developments in the Maldives, a human rights group has called for strict compliance of the accepted democratic norms and the ... Read more...

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Indian investments safe in Maldives, says envoy


February 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian investments in politically troubled island nation of the Maldives are safe, the country's envoy to India said Friday."All investments and people are safe, ... Read more...

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Don’t come back, ISI chief told Musharraf in Dubai


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt. Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha had a secret meeting with former president Pervez Musharraf in Dubai and told him not to come ... Read more...

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Gilani, in Supreme Court, backs Zardari (Evening Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday made a rare personal appearance in the Supreme Court here to come out in defence of corruption-tainted President ... Read more...

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Musharraf delays return to Pakistan


January 19th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf, who was to return to Pakistan by the end of January, has postponed his arrival in view of the "emerging political ... Read more...

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France, Myanmar hold talks


January 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 16 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein and visiting French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Alain Juppe Monday discussed recent political developments in Myanmar, state media reported.The ... Read more...

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Darjeeling should be declared backward region: GJM


December 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) A Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) delegation Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and demanded that Darjeeling district be declared a backward region.It also ... Read more...

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Bhattarai calls for India-Nepal unity, soft loan, power deals Friday


October 20th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nostalgia and old left-wing camaraderie floated in the evening air as Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Thursday began his four-day visit here during which ... Read more...

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Journalist’s book on Indian political history released


October 19th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A bygone era of Indian journalism, politics and social life diligently chronicled by K.P. Srivastava, a veteran journalist and media adviser to former prime minister ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to seek $1 bn development loan


October 19th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) With his Maoist party asking him to stay away from signing crucial pacts, Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning to focus on expanding ... Read more...

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Congress core group discusses Telangana


October 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Tuesday evening to discuss political developments, including the volatile situation in agitation-hit Telangana region, party sources said, adding ... Read more...

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Hazare turning blind eye to corruption in Kashmir: Mehbooba


October 7th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Accusing anti-corruption campaigners like Anna Hazare and political leaders of turning a "blind eye to the rampant corruption and shocking political crimes in Kashmir", ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands Chidambaram’s resignation


September 30th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday demanded the resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the wake of the controversial finance ministry note ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo meets; price rise, 2G scam on agenda


September 29th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) met here Thursday to discuss current political developments including price rise and the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Moody’s postpones decision on Italy’s downgrade for a month


September 17th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moody's international rating agency has extended its review for possible downgrade of Italy's Aa2 local and foreign currency government bond ratings, it said in a ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi recuperating, visitors banned


September 12th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Amid intense speculation about Sonia Gandhi's health, the Congress party says its president is recuperating after a surgery in the US but no visitors ... Read more...

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Karnataka gets cabinet; ex-minister jailed, Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy summoned (Night Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 8 (IANS) On a day of swift political developments Monday, 21 ministers were inducted into the new Karnataka ministry while former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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‘Governor to act swiftly if Yeddyurappa found guilty’ (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj would act swiftly if Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is found guilty by the Lokayukta probe into the multi-crore mining scam in ... Read more...

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Include people in Kashmir issue’s resolution: PDP


July 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 9 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday stressed that the involvement of the state's people was necessary ... Read more...

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Jaipal meets PM over Telangana


July 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and called for steps to resolve the impasse over creation of a ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia discuss cabinet reshuffle (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions for two hours here on issues including a possible cabinet reshuffle next month, ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia discuss cabinet reshuffle


June 21st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions for two hours here Tuesday, a party leader said, adding that issues related ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar attacks Bal Thackeray


May 31st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 31 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party leader and Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Tuesday launched an attack on Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, demanding to know ... Read more...

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Naidu asks Congress to spell out its Telangana stand


May 27th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Friday asked the ruling Congress to spell out its stand on demands of a separate Telenaga state ... Read more...

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