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Embarrassment piles on ruling BJP in Karnataka


September 18th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden, scam-scarred ruling BJP in Karnataka Tuesday faced embarrassment as a senior leader demanded the resignation of state party chief and another of a deputy ... Read more...

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Spain surprise Russia in Chess Olympiad


August 12th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Spain found an unlikely hero in FIDE Master Desnjose Candalija who helped them upset top seed and defending champions Russia in the third round of World ... Read more...

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Mamata scores major points against Left (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee scored some major political points against her arch rival Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) when its labour wing, the Centre ... Read more...

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Caste equation scores over clean administration in Karnataka (News Analysis) (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's propensity to score self-goals has become legendary. Now it has shot itself, not in the foot but at what it flaunts ... Read more...

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Congress squeezing Trinamool to get support: BJP


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) After Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram expressed "concern" over the law and order situation in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the ... Read more...

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Hectic efforts on to save Karnataka’s BJP government (Second lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was Sunday struggling to save its government in Karnataka, as former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa slammed his successor and party ... Read more...

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Sadananda Gowda in Delhi, Yeddyurappa calls him ‘traitor’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, facing a bid by his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa to oust him, arrived in New Delhi Sunday to meet ... Read more...

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Court warns youth not to threaten suicide


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday warned a youth, who threatened to commit suicide if his petition on sex change surgery was adjourned, saying that he cannot ... Read more...

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Chandy off to Delhi to discuss fifth berth controversy


April 15th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Most Karnataka BJP rebels boycott assembly


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) A majority of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa boycotted the assembly session that began here Tuesday.The boycott ... 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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UPA politics: games of brinkmanship and compulsions (Comment)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
The fact that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi survived for more than 24 hours after Mamata Banerjee sent a "communication" to the prime minister saying 'off with his head' - like ... Read more...

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Slain Congress leader’s wife wants trial in Mumbai


March 11th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Alleging that witnesses were turning hostile in the 2006 murder of Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar, the victim's wife has moved the Bombay High Court seeking transfer ... Read more...

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Will not withdraw forces from Garo Hills: Sangma


December 6th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) A fortnight after the abduction of a government official by suspected Garo rebels, the Meghalaya government Monday said it would not withdraw central forces from ... Read more...

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Telangana remains a distant dream (Andhra Newsletter)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) In October, everything had come to a standstill in Telangana as the movement for a separate state for this underdeveloped region of Andhra Pradesh was ... Read more...

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MCD trifurcation: Delhi mayor meets Chidambaram


November 19th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi Saturday requested Home Minister P. Chidambaram not to "succumb" to the "pressure tactics" by the Sheila Dikshit-led government to trifurcate ... Read more...

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Foe or friend? Mamata blows hot and cold (News Analysis)


November 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) For one who may have acted impulsively in earlier days, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is today only blowing hot and cold over yet ... Read more...

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Anna’s future may be less rosy than his past (Comment)


November 5th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
It is possible that the Congress will finally succeed in outflanking Anna Hazare. It isn't only the decision to introduce the Lokpal bill which is likely to take the wind ... Read more...

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Will not bow to Garo rebels’ demands: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 16 (IANS) The Meghalaya government will not bow down to the 300-hour shutdown call of the rebel Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) demanding withdrawal of central forces involved ... Read more...

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Rebel shutdown hits life in Meghalaya


September 12th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 12 (IANS) A three-day shutdown called by the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), demanding withdrawal of central forces and suspension of combing operations, hit normal life in ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena leader calls Hazare ‘Taliban Gandhi’


August 6th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), Aug 6 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader and former Maharashtra minister Sureshdada Jain Saturday called anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare a 'Taliban Gandhi'.Jain, who has filed a defamation case ... Read more...

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Blasts suspect’s family awaits body for funeral


July 18th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The body of Faiz Usmani, who died after being detained for suspected links with the July 13 bomb attacks here, would be handed over to his ... Read more...

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Harper accuses Dhoni of pressure tactics during Kingston Test


July 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 15 (IANS) Australian umpire Daryl Harper accused Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni of applying pressure tactics on him during the first Test between India and the West Indies ... Read more...

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Patil accepts Kamat’s resignation; Ramesh given additional charge (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday accepted the resignation of Gurudas Kamat from the union Council of Ministers and assigned additional charge of the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Gurudas Kamat quits active politics


July 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat Wednesday denied that he was applying "pressure tactics" or seeking positions by choosing to quit as a minister at the ... Read more...

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Maoists threaten to kill 40 to avenge death penalty


June 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 27 (IANS) Maoists have threatened to kill 40 people to take revenge for the death penalty awarded last week to four rebels by a Giridih court, police said ... Read more...

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Ahead of June 30 deadline, uncertainty continues over Lokpal bill


June 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With a few days left before the June 30 deadline for finalising the Lokpal bill, uncertainty continues over the fate of the much-awaited anti-graft ... Read more...

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Congress working committee for tough line on Lokpal bill (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Hinting at a tough line against the civil society leaders on the Lokpal bill, most members of the Congress working committe, at a meeting ... Read more...

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Congress working committee favours tough line on Lokpal bill


June 24th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Hinting at a tough line against the civil society leaders on the Lokpal bill, most members of the Congress working committe, at a meeting ... Read more...

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Shrill media voices adversely affecting Somalian hostage crisis


March 12th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): Various nodal agencies of the Indian Government are in constant touch with shipping companies negotiating with Somali pirates for the release of Indians in the taken ships, ... Read more...

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Qureshi’s disclosure catches Pakistani government off-guard (Lead)


February 13th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The Pakistani government is feeling the heat of former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's startling disclosure that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had "forced" him to ... Read more...

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Dirty politics affecting Pakistan tennis


January 16th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 16(ANI): Dirty politics has engulfed the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), which has been divided into several groups on the issue of national trials and the venue of the Fed Cup.The ... Read more...

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‘Smaller SEZs could have worked for Goa’


December 18th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 18 (IANS) Goa could have benefitted from smaller special economic zone (SEZ) projects, rather than the seven land-intensive projects which were scrapped due to protests, a former chairman of the ... Read more...

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SA coach’s remarks show they are under pressure: Raman


December 14th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Former India opening batsman Woorkeri Venkat Raman says that it is South Africa who are under pressure, not the Indians, as their coach Corrie va Zyl ... Read more...

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