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BJP the dark horse in Kerala by-election


June 1st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) In Saturday's Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, where elections have always been a battle between the Congress and the Left, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s secretariat official evading arrest: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday alleged that an official at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's secretariat was not being arrested despite a non-bailable ... Read more...

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Trinamool MP criticises Mamata, questions ‘change’ in Bengal


March 1st, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Once an ardent supporter, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the state of affairs in West Bengal, particularly political ... Read more...

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Bengal Left leader questions Mamata’s policies


October 19th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday criticised the functioning of the Mamata Banerjee government, accusing it of displaying "political narrow-mindedness" in its ... Read more...

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Clinton to hold Iran accountable for Saudi envoy plot


October 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to hold Iran accountable for its alleged involvement in a "terror plot" to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, ... Read more...

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Pakistani court asks parties to expel criminals


October 6th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday asked all political parties to expel criminals from their ranks in a verdict over the lawlessness in the port city of Karachi, ... Read more...

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CPI-M office attacked in Bengal


September 27th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) A zonal office of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in West Bengal was attacked Tuesday, police said, with the party claiming that several workers ... Read more...

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Poverty increased in Manmohan’s term: Buddhadeb


September 11th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sreerampore (West Bengal), Sep 11 (IANS) Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's regime, saying that poverty and unemployment had increased ... Read more...

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Harvard invite for Mamata


September 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Months after forming the West Bengal government by defeating the communists, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received an invitation from Harvard University to give a ... Read more...

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Left leaders meet PM, accuse Trinamool of ‘reign of terror’


August 25th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Left Front leaders from West Bengal Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention over the "reign of terror" unleashed on its ... Read more...

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Three killed in Karachi


August 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) At least two people were killed in a handgrenade attack near a hotel and one body was found in a sack in Pakistan's port city ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause of Karachi violence: Gilani


August 5th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was due to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Over 800 people ... Read more...

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No report on president’s rule in Tripura: Governor’s aide


July 14th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) Tripura Governor D.Y.Patil did not send any report to the central government recommending president's rule in the state, an official said here Thursday, terming the ... Read more...

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Eminent people express concern over spiralling violence


July 1st, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) A group of politicians and intellectuals, including former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, Friday expressed concern over the spiralling political violence in West Bengal after ... Read more...

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Amnesty International calls on Guatemala to investigate political killings


June 18th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Amnesty International on Friday urged authorities in Guatemala to investigate a series of alleged politically motivated killings.The London-based human rights group released a statement after a mayoral candidate ... Read more...

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‘Political papers’ instigating people to violence: Mamata


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Claiming there was no political violence in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday lashed out at a section of the media - ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM seeks ‘global movement of moderates’


May 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged for "a global movement of moderates".Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Pranab, Mamata appeal for peace


May 15th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday appealed to all political parties in West Bengal to maintain peace after the ... Read more...

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PM, Mamata, Pranab on one stage to seek votes


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress heavyweight Pranab Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday came together on the stage in West Bengal asking people to ... Read more...

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Two ‘unsatisfactory’ poll officials in Bengal replaced


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Election Commission has replaced two returning officers posted in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, which will go to polls April 27, because of their ... Read more...

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Bring back voters who fled homes, Bengal officials told


April 15th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Election officials in trouble-torn areas of West Bengal have been asked to take necessary measures to bring back, before poll days, people who have fled homes ... Read more...

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Calling all hands for Bengal polls, willing or unwilling


April 14th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Manotosh Sarkar has been chosen for poll duty in West Bengal but is seeking an exemption. "I have a very young daughter," says the government school ... Read more...

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Left fears ‘Trinamool-Maoist’ violence during Bengal polls


April 13th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Fearing trouble from the "Trinamool Congress-Maoist nexus", Left parties Wednesday asked the Election Commission to take preventive steps against violence in the upcoming West ... Read more...

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Political violence big worry for West Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee (Lead, Interview)


April 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Political violence and the "politics of confrontation" are a big worry for West Bengal as even civil society and the media tend to politicise issues, ... Read more...

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Political violence big worry for Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee (Interview)


April 11th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Political violence and "politics of confrontation" are a big worry for West Bengal today as even civil society and the media tend to politicise ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe police fire tear gas to disperse prayer meeting


April 10th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
HARARE (BNO NEWS) -- Police on Saturday stormed a church in Zimbabwe's capital and fired tear gas at dozens of parishioners praying for peace in the country.The Zimbabwean reported online that frightened ... Read more...

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Blast in Nigeria’s poll office kills eight


April 9th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 9 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in a deadly blast at an electoral commission office in Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan said.The blast occurred Friday in Niger ... Read more...

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Bengal’s law and order not satisfactory: Poll panel official


April 1st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Law and order situation in poll-bound West Bengal has improved but the Election Commission is not at all satisfied with it, a senior election official said ... Read more...

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Next government must focus on peace: Bengal intellectuals


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) With mounting violence ahead of the April-May assembly elections, noted intellectuals in West Bengal feel restoration of peace and welfare of the poor should be the ... Read more...

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‘Reforms in poll panel needed for better functioning’


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Admitting several limitations of the Election Commission (EC) in conducting polls across the country, former Chief Election Commissioners (CECs) Monday said reforms were needed for the ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten


March 13th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.13 (ANI): Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state ... Read more...

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Budget Session proposed to be cut down


March 4th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Friday recommended ending the Budget Session by March 25, curtailing it from the original date of April 21 ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi disappointed with Tamil Nadu election schedule


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi objecting to the election schedule for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, on Wednesday said the gap of a ... Read more...

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Five states go to polls in April-May


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry will elect new assemblies in April-May in the biggest national referendum since the 2009 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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India rated ‘extreme risk’ economy for investors


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh New York, Feb 25 (IANS) India - along with Russia, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines - has been rated a 'high risk' growth economy for investors.In a ranking of 175 ... Read more...

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