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‘Bharat Bandh’ passes off peacefully in Rajasthan (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Barring sporadic incidents of minor scuffles and violence, the Bharat Bandh called by various opposition parties and traders passed off peacefully in Rajasthan Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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President rues no Indian varsity in world’s top 200 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Sep 15 (IANS) Expressing concern that no Indian university featured among the top 200 global institutions, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged the country's premier educational institutes to ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn support ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata


September 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, J Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi skips IAC protest rally


August 26th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Former woman top cop and a key member of the disbanded Team Anna group, Kiran Bedi, did not participate in Sunday's anti-corruption protest rally ... Read more...

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BJP attacks UPA over fertilizer prices


August 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari Monday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, saying its policy is to exploit farmers and ... Read more...

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Kerala government faces ire over ‘murder’ of Bihari youth


August 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kerala government is facing the heat over the unnatural death of 24-year-old Bihari youth S.S. Mann who was brought dead from a mental hospital here ... Read more...

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BJP terms PM’s speech disappointing, Modi raises infiltration issue


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech as "disappointing" and lacking direction on issues facing the country, ... Read more...

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Hundreds out in Guwahati demanding punishment for molesters


July 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people, mostly women, on Sunday took out a protest rally through the streets of Guwahati demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits of the July ... Read more...

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Singur farmers have the right to take back land: SUCI-C


June 29th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Stating that the British-era Land Acquisition Act cannot be a yardstick for justice, the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) Friday said the farmers of ... Read more...

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Mamata not happy with partial rollback of petrol prices (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Expressing her dissatisfaction over the partial cut in the petrol price hike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ... Read more...

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Mamata tells PM: roll back petrol prices


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to roll back the hike in petrol prices."She requested him to think over ... Read more...

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Nepal’s opposition parties to hold anti-PM rally


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a bid to exert pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to step down, a group of 19 Nepali political parties have decided to hold ... Read more...

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Congress slams Trinamool over petrol price hike protest


May 26th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Taking strong exception to the Trinamool Congress opposing the central government over the recent petrol price hike, West Bengal Congress leaders Saturday said the Mamata ... Read more...

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Roll back petrol hike: Mamata


May 26th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Stepping up pressure on the beleaguered Congress-led central government on the issue of hike in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday led ... Read more...

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Railway minister leads Trinamool rally against fuel hike (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal Thursday hit the streets to protest the steep hike in petrol prices, with the ruling UPA partner Trinamool Congress taking ... Read more...

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Railway minister leads Trinamool rally against petrol hike


May 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal Thursday hit the streets to protest the steep hike in petrol prices, with the ruling UPA partner Trinamool Congress taking ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Dharun Ravi supporters hold protest rally


May 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Trenton (New Jersey), May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Dharun Ravi supporters rallied outside the New Jersey State House to protest against state's bias intimidation law used to convict the Indian ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests


April 19th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be ... Read more...

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Toongate: Kolkata continues to protest


April 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal ... Read more...

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Mizoram school teachers not getting salaries


April 9th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 9 (IANS) Despite a series of agitations, over 4,835 teachers of 541 government schools in Mizoram have not been paid their salaries since January due to a lack ... Read more...

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Over 100 Congress workers arrested in Chhattisgarh


March 25th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 25 (IANS) Over 100 workers of Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress party were arrested Sunday in the state capital Raipur during a street protest over an alleged police assault ... Read more...

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Tribal leaders seek probe into police crackdown


March 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 24 (IANS) Tribal leaders in Chhattisgarh Saturday sought a judicial probe into alleged police atrocities during a street protest in the state capital by hundreds of tribals to ... Read more...

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Anti-builder rally by farmers in Greater Noida Saturday


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), March 23 (IANS) Farmers, led by the Akhil Bharatiya Yuva Manch in Greater Noida in western Uttar Pradesh have called for a massive protest rally against ... Read more...

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As Mamata says ‘all cooked up’, Marxists hit road (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drawing flak for her penchant to dub recent incidents of crime as "staged", bitter rival Communist Party ... Read more...

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It’s Buddha versus Mamata again in Bengal


February 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday led a huge protest rally in Jadavpur against the alleged ransacking of a Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Tripura CPI-M to protest Bengal leaders killing


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will organise a massive protest rally Thursday to protest the killing of two party leaders in West Bengal Wednesday, ... Read more...

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India, US Sikh group object to Golden Temple comments


January 25th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno's objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh ... Read more...

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Roadmap aside, urgent issues await Sonia in Goa


December 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi, at her public rally here Saturday, promises to lay out Goa's roadmap for a quarter century ahead, there are ... Read more...

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United Russia retains parliamentary majority


December 10th, 2011 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling party United Russia will have 238 seats in the new State Duma following the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, a top official has said.The ... Read more...

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We don’t need advice from others: Jairam Ramesh


November 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Countering Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's stern message to the Congress to decide whether it wanted to continue the alliance with her party, senior Congress ... Read more...

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Let Congress decide on alliance: Mamata


November 19th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) "Decide whether you want to stay with us or not" -- was a fresh ultimatum served to the Congress party by Trinamool Congress supremo and ... Read more...

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