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Nitish Kumar faces protest by Bihar rural representatives


September 13th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday faced a protest by nearly 2,000 rural representatives from across the state against 'high-handedness' of officials and "rampant corruption" in ... Read more...

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BJP protest coal block allocations in Srinagar


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Taking their protest to the streets over coal block allocations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Saturday burned effigies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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Manmohan ineffectual, presides over corrupt government: US daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been described as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government" by a leading US daily that ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh dithering, ineffectual: US daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been described as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government" by a leading US daily.In ... Read more...

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Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly committee to probe ‘health scam’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar assembly speaker Wednesday ordered a house committee probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line women in the ... Read more...

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Anna to go on fast from July 29 on corruption (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Brushing aside concerns over his poor health, Anna Hazare Tuesday announced that he will go on an indefinite fast from July 29 if the ... Read more...

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Hazare gives ultimatum on Jan Lokpal bill


July 24th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Reversing his earlier decision, Anna Hazare said he will join his team members on an indefinite fast if the government does not agree to ... Read more...

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Graft eroding public trust in politicians: Mamata


June 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Blaming underhand deals for the people's diminishing trust in politicians, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said that she is deeply hurt by A.P.J. ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers’ group supports stir against toll collecion


June 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 17 (IANS) Farmers' advocacy organisation Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) Sunday lent its support to the ongoing protest against toll collection across the state led by ... Read more...

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Fighting corruption - a poor farmer’s way


June 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Asked to pay a Rs.1,000 bribe, a landless Bihar farmer begged to differ. And he vented his ire by collecting alms and sending the amount to ... Read more...

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Complaints of rampant corruption in J&K;, says BJP


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh Saturday said people who met the party's delegation to Jammu and Kashmir complained of rampant corruption in ... Read more...

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Mayawati government cheated people: Akhilesh


June 1st, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday accused the previous Mayawati government of corruption and alleged that it had "cheated" people."The previous government cheated the ... Read more...

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59 UP officials suspended for laxity in wheat purchase


May 30th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday cracked the whip on officials found guilty of dereliction in wheat purchases, ordering suspension of 59 and 0departmental action ... Read more...

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Lalu plans protest against Bihar government


May 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Monday announced a plan to launch a state-wide agitation against what he called the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government's failure on all ... Read more...

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Country heading towards another Emergency, says BJP


May 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The BJP Friday anticipated the imposition of another Emergency in the country, saying the situation was similar to the pre-emergency era of 1974."The situation ... Read more...

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Bangaru Laxman’s sentencing: Key points of the judgment


April 28th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from ... Read more...

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‘Implement UN convention against corruption’


April 25th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to implement the United Nations (UN) convention against corruption, to which ... Read more...

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Defeat in Delhi civic polls a wake up call to Dikshit


April 19th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The loss in the capital's civic polls may not cause too much worry to the Congress at the centre but it has certainly dented ... Read more...

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Three get life term for former JNU student leader’s murder


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) A special court here Friday sentenced three people to life imprisonment for the murder of Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) leader and former Jawaharlal Nehru University ... Read more...

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Congress helped Akalis engineer a historic win (Punjab Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh turned 70 Sunday, but the euphoria of celebration was missing. Having just led his party to a second consecutive loss in ... Read more...

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Congress defeated for opposing Lokpal bill: Kiran Bedi


March 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Tuesday said the Congress party had performed badly in state elections because it was blatantly against an effective Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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No truck with BJP rebels: Nadda


February 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have no truck with rebels who have floated a new political outfit in Himachal Pradesh, BJP general secretary J.P. ... Read more...

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Congress committed to fighting corruption: Rahul


February 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Congress party was committed to fighting corruption at all levels and has demonstrated its will by taking prompt action in every case that has ... Read more...

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Ruling BJP in trouble ahead of assembly polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh have warmed up to assembly election fever. Ahead of the house's tenure ending in December, a faction of the ruling BJP ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress infighting reaches new high (Kashmir Newsletter)


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 3 (IANS) A bitter war of attrition between two senior Congress leaders has exposed major chinks in the party's Jammu and Kashmir unit which continues to remain ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP leaders quit to protest graft


February 1st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) With assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh due this year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a jolt Wednesday with some senior leaders resigning from ... Read more...

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Rahul for Amarinder as Punjab chief minister


January 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tarn Taran/Ferozepur (Punjab), Jan 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said Amarinder Singh will be the chief minister of Punjab if the Congress is voted to power ... Read more...

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Bihar government now targets corrupt middlemen


January 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) After corrupt officials, it is now the turn of middlemen who indulged in misappropriation of government funds to have their properties confiscated by the Bihar government.Bihar ... Read more...

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Government has brought ‘brokepal’, says Yashwant Sinha


December 27th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha Tuesday called the Congress-led UPA government "morally bankrupt" which has brought a "brokepal" bill instead of Lokpal bill. ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy needs a boost: Zardari


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday stressed the need for efforts to improve economic conditions in the country.Zardari also spoke of the need to address the ... Read more...

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Hazare renews ‘jail bharo’ threat over ‘weak’ Lokpal bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 22 (IANS) Reiterating that the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament Thursday is "weak", social activist Anna Hazare said that it will not eradicate corruption and ... Read more...

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Government’s Lokpal bill is useless: Anna


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 22 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Thursday threatened to stage a sit-in and court arrest outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence in New Delhi to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy is faltering: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan's economy is faltering, a Pakistani daily said Wednesday, suggesting should be a vision to pull the country out of "this sinkhole".The annual report of ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP kick off Punjab poll campaign


December 18th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), Dec 18 (IANS) Blaming the Congress government at the centre for rampant corruption, lack of development and the burden of price rise on the common man, Punjab's ... Read more...

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