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Court grants bail to BJP leader Gupta


August 31st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta was Friday granted bail by a local court in a defamation case filed by Chief Minister Shiela ... Read more...

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BJD intensifies protest against Polavaram project


August 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Monday intensified its protest against the construction of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of BJD workers and ... Read more...

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No need to be defensive on CAG report, Sonia tells party MPs (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday told party MPs not to be defensive on the CAG report on coal block allocation as the government had ... Read more...

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Some truth in attacks on northeastern students: Lapang


August 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang Friday said there has to be some truth in reports of students being attacked in southern states and these can ... Read more...

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Efforts on to revive terrorism in Tripura: Sarkar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Surrendered militants, separatist outfits and a section of the opposition are conspiring to revive militancy in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Wednesday ."Although the Bangladesh ... Read more...

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BJP leader denied relief on Dikshit’s defamation complaint


August 13th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday declined to stay the trial court proceedings against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta in a defamation complaint ... Read more...

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India forgetting 1999 Kargil victory against Pakistan: Gen. V.P Malik (Interview)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Thirteen years ago, the Indian Army found itself drawn into a messy low-intensity conflict with Pakistan in the icy heights of Kargil in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Court spares BJP leader personal appearance in Dikshit case


July 12th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday granted exemption to BJP leader Vijender Gupta from personal appearance in a defamation case filed by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela ... Read more...

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Dikshit gets court notice on BJP leader’s plea


July 10th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta's plea seeking quashing of summons ... Read more...

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‘Congress, INPT conspiring to oust Left in Tripura’


June 25th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 25 (IANS) Leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) claimed here Monday that separatist outfits, aided by a section of opposition leaders, were conspiring to oust the ... Read more...

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Banking on YSR legacy, Jagan emerges a key force (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Feeling sidelined in the Congress, the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had once toyed with the idea of floating a regional party. But his son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Obama using drone strikes for political gains: Gilani


June 11th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that US President Barack Obama is using drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions for political motives, Xinhua reported.Gilani's ... Read more...

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Congress has no role in Jagan’s arrest: Andhra chief minister


May 28th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Monday said the Congress governments at the centre and in the state have nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Mamata asks MCA to reconsider ban on SRK (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Terming the ban on Shah Rukh Khan as "undemocratic and unwarranted", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday batted for the Bollywood superstar and urged ... Read more...

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Singur despairs at promises undone (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), May 13 (IANS) Hope and anticipation have given way to despair and anger in this rural belt where protests against land takeover for industry catapulted Mamata ... Read more...

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No role in CBI action against Sakshi group: Chief minister


May 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Wednesday said his government had no role in the freezing of bank accounts by the CBI of Sakshi ... Read more...

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IPS officer crushed to death in Madhya Pradesh (Second Lead)


March 8th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) A young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was killed Thursday when a tractor-trolley, suspected to be laden with illegally-quarried stones, ran over him when he ... Read more...

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‘Split UP’ plan cost BSP: Opposers of Telangana ’state’


March 6th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 6 (IANS) Those opposing the carving out of a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday saw the defeat of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar ... Read more...

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Mayawati accuses central government in NRHM scam


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 25 (IANS) Citing political pressure on the CBI for the recent spate of raids in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ... Read more...

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Congress defends PM, Chidambaram after 2G order


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Congress Friday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its "double standards" over the Supreme Court's order on the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Mass rally for clean politics in Meghalaya


January 28th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) After Team Anna launched its anti-graft campaign across India, Team Ardent - named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit - is set to host a ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP spar over Rushdie’s cancelled visit (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday accused the Rajasthan government of playing an "active role" in author Salman Rushdie cancelling his visit to the Jaipur ... Read more...

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Rushdie controversy is case of match-fixing: BJP


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday termed as a "clear case of match-fixing" Salman Rushdie cancelling his visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Is Modi expiating for 2002 riots with his fast: Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Sadbhavna mission fast at Godhra "lacked sincerity of purpose" and wondered if he was expiating ... Read more...

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Poll panel orders covering Mayawati statues, shifts officials (Third Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) In a landmark move, the Election Commission Saturday issued orders for covering all statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Poll panel orders covering Mayawati statues (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) In a landmark move, the Election Commission Saturday issued orders for covering all statues of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Cover all statues of Mayawati, BSP symbol: Quraishi (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday ordered that all statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party poll symbol, the elephant, in Uttar Pradesh should ... Read more...

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‘Rajapattai’ - a road unfit to travel (Tamil Movie Review - **)


December 24th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rajapattai"; Cast: Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K Viswanath, Mithra Kurian, Pradeep Rawat; Director: Suseenthiran; Producer: PVP Cinemas; Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja; Rating - **"Rajapattai", which means 'the path of the king', ... Read more...

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Police made a mistake by firing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after two people were killed in police firing in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the officials ... Read more...

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Advise Kerala against new dam, Jayalalithaa urges PM


November 24th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise the Kerala government "not to venture upon a new dam" and also ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati over Uttar Pradesh split


November 15th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress party slammed Chief Minister Mayawati on her move to split Uttar Pradesh into four smaller units, but remained non-committal on the question of supporting ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu kicks off padyatra for farmers


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday launched state-wide "padyatra" (foot march) to highlight the problems faced by Andhra Pradesh's farmers.The leader of opposition ... Read more...

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Sex scandal: Opposition walks out of Kerala assembly


October 20th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The Kozhikode ice cream parlour sex case which dates back to the early 1990s led to an opposition walkout Thursday in the Kerala assembly.The alleged sex ... Read more...

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Can’t discuss CAG report before PAC’s examination: Dikshit


August 30th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said that the government cannot comment on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report until parliament's Public ... Read more...

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BJP, Team Anna agree on Jan Lokpal Bill


August 26th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday night threw its weight behind Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement after its top leaders held talks with the social ... Read more...

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