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Make Rahul leader of Lok Sabha, MPs urge Sonia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently expressed his "readiness" for a more "proactive" role, as many as 10 party members in the Lok ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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Pranab welcomes Trinamool decision


July 17th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Within minutes of the Trinamool Congress Tuesday deciding to support his presidential bid, ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee welcomed the announcement ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice on Romney’s ticket could change the tide


July 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the date for the next US polls draw closer, observers are keenly observing the voter taste and preferences in a bid to determine which candidate is ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to back NDA’s vice-presidential nominee


July 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll Aug 7, a party ... Read more...

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Would desperate Mamata be able to save face in another battle? (West Bengal newsletter)


July 14th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) After Dada episode, Didi is heading into yet another tussle between the Trinamool Congress and its estranged ally the Congress.Confrontation over the presidential election is ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet Saturday evening to discuss the Aug 7 vice presidential poll amid lack of consensus in the National ... Read more...

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Nitish likely to support Ansari for vice president


July 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the ... Read more...

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Am ready to talk to Mamata if she is ready: Pranab


July 9th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he was willing to meet Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee provided she too was ... Read more...

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CPI-M supporting Pranab to combat communal candidate: Buddhadeb


July 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Defending his party's decision to support UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said the move was ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks poll panel’s intervention on Pranab complaint


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Dissatisfied with the rejection of his complaint against UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Purno Sangma Saturday approached the Election Commission and also raked up ... Read more...

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BJP again rakes up Pranab’s ‘forged’ signature issue


July 6th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Friday again raked up the issue of an allegedly forged signature of UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee on his ... Read more...

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Can’t forge signature, says Pranab; Team Sangma to move court (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday denied that the signature on his letter of resignation from the Kolkata-based ISI was "forged" even as Team ... Read more...

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Can’t forge signature, says Pranab; Team Sangma to move court (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday denied that the signature on his letter of resignation from the Kolkata-based ISI was "forged" even as Team ... Read more...

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BJP’s charge against Pranab scandalous: Chidambaram


July 4th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday termed as "scandalous" the Bharatiya Janata Party's allegation that Pranab Mukherjee's resignation letter to the Indian Statistical ... Read more...

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Pranab’s letter quitting Kolkata institute fabricated: BJP (Lead) (With Images)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday claimed that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's letter quitting as chairperson of the Kolkata-based Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was "fabricated"."The resignation ... Read more...

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Pranab’s letter quitting Kolkata institute is forged: BJP


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday claimed that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee's letter quitting as chairperson of the Kolkata-based Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was "fabricated"."The resignation ... Read more...

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Cancel Pranab’s candidature, says Sangma; Congress dismisses allegation (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Monday sought cancellation of UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee's candidature, alleging that he was holding an office of profit. ... Read more...

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‘Pranab resigned from Indian Statistical Institute June 20′


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee had resigned as honorary chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute June 20, a week ahead of stepping down as finance minister and ... Read more...

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CPI-M trying to create rift between Congress, Trinamool: Mamata


June 30th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday accused the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of trying to cause a rift between her Trinamool Congress and ... Read more...

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We will miss you, Manmohan tells Pranab


June 26th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told Pranab Mukherjee that he and other cabinet ministers had benefited from the long-running union minister's advice on several ... Read more...

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Pranab yet again appeals to Trinamool


June 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) In a fresh appeal apparently aimed at the Trinamool Congress, UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged all political parties to vote for him."I am ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) In an obvious reference to the Trinamool Congress, United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that except one, all parties which are ... Read more...

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Pranab receives tumultuous welcome on arrival in Kolkata


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the city Friday night to a tumultuous welcome by Congress workers.Mukherjee, who ... Read more...

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Congress rejects Sangma appeal for debate with Mukherjee (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress Friday rejected presidential nominee P.A. Sangma's demand for a debate with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee even as Team Anna ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP, asks others to revisit stand on Pranab


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its decision to oppose UPA's presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress party Friday sought widest possible support ... Read more...

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JD-S to vote for Pranab Mukherjee


June 21st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular, with three Lok Sabha members and 26 legislators in Karnataka, said Thursday it will vote for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee ... Read more...

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JD-U to support Pranab for presidency


June 21st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Thursday announced its support to United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mujherjee. Soon after the BJP pledged its support ... Read more...

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BJP to decide presidential nominee Thursday


June 20th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to decide its presidential candidate Thursday, party sources said.The sources said Wednesday that party leaders, including Sushma ... Read more...

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Congress ready for presidential contest


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said contest was part of democracy and hoped that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee will be the next president.The ... Read more...

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My father has quit NCP, says Sangma’s son


June 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma has resigned from the party, his politician son Conrad K. Sangma said here Wednesday.Conrad Sangma told IANS that ... Read more...

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Name PM candidate now, Sena tells NDA


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Hours after announcing its support for UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded that the NDA should declare its prime ministerial candidate ... Read more...

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Congress urges Mamata to support Pranab, says FDI in retail soon


June 17th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Congress Sunday urged Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to support UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee and also said the government will shortly bring ... Read more...

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NDA to decide presidential nominee Sunday


June 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will meet Sunday morning to decide on its nominee for the July 19 presidential poll, BJP spokesperson ... Read more...

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Congress hopes all parties will support Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed the hope that all political parties would support the candidature of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee."I ... Read more...

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