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Congress core group meets over fuel price hike


September 11th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad following a medical check up, the party's core group met here Tuesday to discuss ... Read more...

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Bifurcate Assam-Meghalaya joint cadre too: Meghalaya legislators


September 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of the bifurcation of the Manipur-Tripura cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services, Meghalaya's legislators Thursday demanded the separation of ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for check up


September 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a routine health check up, a party leader said here Saturday.Gandhi is likely to return in ... Read more...

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Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... Read more...

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Congress assures sulking Virbhadra of larger say in candidate selection (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress leadership is learnt to have assured former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh that he would have a "larger say" in distribution ... Read more...

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Congress tries to mollify sulking Virbhadra


July 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday made efforts to mollify former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh after the septuagenarian leader offered to resign from party panels ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: No name finalised, says Congress


June 9th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Amid indications that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had emerged the front-runner among probable presidential candidates of the Congress, the party Saturday sought to scotch ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Mamata meets Sonia as Congress seeks UPA consensus (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi met Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday as part of the Congress's efforts to build consensus ... Read more...

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Four elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Four candidates, including two from Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one from the opposition Congress were declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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BJP’s hard choice on Karnataka leadership: Split or sack (Roundup)


March 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday was in a fix on how to tackle its burgeoning Karnataka crisis: should it chuck its present chief minister ... Read more...

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BJP may chuck Gowda to save Karnataka government (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be left with little option but to chuck its Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to prevent a ... Read more...

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‘Farooq doesn’t handle J&K; cricket finances’


March 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) treasurer Ehsan Mirza, against whom the cricketing body has lodged an FIR in a multi-crore financial scam, has said ... Read more...

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Summons for 210 people for phoning Kerala convict (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) A Kerala court here Tuesday directed that summons be served on 210 people, including politicians and policemen, for allegedly making phone calls to Kerala Congress chief ... Read more...

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Consult minorities on NCTC: Sikh group


February 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Feb 26 (IANS) After objections raised by chief ministers of some states against the proposed anti-terror hub, a Sikh organisation Sunday demanded that minorities and civil liberty organizations also ... Read more...

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Sangma asks Garo rebels to surrender arms


February 8th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Wednesday asked the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) -- a terrorist outfit operating in western parts of the state -- to ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress leader calls party minister corrupt


January 29th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) A Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir has accused a minister from his own party of being corrupt. Former social welfare minister Abdul Gani Vakil, ... Read more...

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Kidnapped engineers untraced, GNLA chief escapes (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Two Meghalaya government engineers kidnapped three days ago by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels remained untraced Friday even as the outfit's military wing chief ... Read more...

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After Trinamool, NCP adds to Congress’s coalition travails (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Alliance woes multiplied for the Congress -- already facing salvoes from a belligerent Trinamool Congress -- with coalition partner in Maharashtra, the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets again on FDI, no resolution


December 1st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the opposition toughening its stand on foreign equity in retail and parliament held up for the seventh successive day, the Congress core group ... Read more...

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Congress in a huddle over FDI war with opposition


November 30th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi, met here Wednesday to discuss how to resolve the ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets over parliament logjam


November 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi, are meeting here Wednesday to discuss the government's decision ... Read more...

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Congress top brass discuss Telangana, electoral reforms


October 29th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backing statehood for Telangana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday discussed the festering political ... Read more...

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Court quashes cases against Kumaraswamy, wife


October 21st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major relief to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), the Karnataka High Court Friday quashed two cases against former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. His legislator-wife Anita ... Read more...

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Chiranjivi wants early solution to Telangana tangle


October 10th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Popular Andhra Pradesh actor Chiranjivi Monday met the members of the Congress core group and stressed on "an early decision on the Telangana issue".Chiranjivi, ... Read more...

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PM likely to meet Andhra governor over Telangana


October 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to meet Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan Saturday to review the spate of protests and strikes to push ... Read more...

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2G note: Government firefights, Pranab to clarify (Second Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee held separate meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday as the government stepped up its ... Read more...

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2G note: Sonia meets Pranab, Antony


September 29th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K. Antony in a bid to end the row arising out ... Read more...

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Congress dismisses Jethmalani’s submission against Patel


September 20th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress Monday dismissed the allegation by Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh's counsel Ram Jethmalani that senior party leader Ahmed Patel was the source ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Amar’s bail extended, Ahmed Patel dragged in


September 19th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The person who paid money during the 2008 trust vote was Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel, Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh's ... Read more...

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Rahul meets PM before Congress core group meeting


September 16th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi held consultations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before the Congress core group met Friday evening, party sources said. Though there ... Read more...

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Any news on Sonia Gandhi will be shared: Congress


September 6th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday refused to comment on reports of party chief Sonia Gandhi returning from abroad Tuesday evening and said any information about her ... Read more...

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Talks stuck on three issues, Hazare to continue fast


August 24th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Talks between the government and Team Anna continued to be hindered by three "sticking issues" Wednesday, when Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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All-party meet to consider new Lokpal draft


August 24th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A new draft of the Lokpal bill will be circulated at the all-party meeting to be held here Wednesday afternoon, sources said. Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Missing you Sonia, says Anna-hit Congress


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With the UPA government looking increasingly helpless in the face of the avalanche of anti-corruption protests led by Anna Hazare, the ruling Congress is ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi joins Congress


August 20th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor-tuned-politician K. Chiranjeevi Saturday formally joined the Congress by filling up a membership form in presence of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.The Telugu megastar, ... Read more...

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