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Trinamool’s exit revives railways hopes


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday expressed hope it would nowbe able to attend to the ailing railway ministry, freed of the Trinamool Congress' hold with the regional ... Read more...

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BJP dares SP to withdraw support to centre


September 13th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday made light of the Samajwadi Party's (SP) pitch for a Third Front and its criticism of the central ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) indicated it would prefer Left parties over the Trinamool Congress for the Third Front, party leader and ... Read more...

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We have sown seeds of Third Front: SP (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it had sowed the seeds ... Read more...

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AGP to support Sangma in Presidential poll


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's regional party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma for the presidential elections, ... Read more...

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Banking on YSR legacy, Jagan emerges a key force (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Feeling sidelined in the Congress, the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had once toyed with the idea of floating a regional party. But his son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Pranab calls Tripura CM for Left support


June 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a Communist ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Mahanta elected AGP president


April 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was Thursday elected the new president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).Another senior leader Atul Bora was elected ... Read more...

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Congress set to form Uttarakhand government (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress, supported by a regional party and three independent lawmakers, is all set to form the new government in Uttarakhand, ending days of uncertainty ... Read more...

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Congress garners numbers, to stake claim in Uttarakhand (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it would form the government in Uttarakhand with the support of three independents and a regional party member, ending days of ... Read more...

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Polarisation between regional parties reason for UP loss: BJP


March 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Tuesday blamed polarisation between regional parties in Uttar Pradesh for the party's below-expectation performance in the state, but said the ... Read more...

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‘BJP will form government in Goa’


March 6th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will stake its claim to form the next government in Goa and would welcome the support of all independent candidates, ... Read more...

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BJP leads, Congress trails in Goa (Third Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Congress was trailing in Goa with victories in just two seats as opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had won seven ... Read more...

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Goa results will go the way of Mumbai civic poll: BJP


February 18th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Results of the Goa assembly elections will go the way of the Mumbai civic polls, a top BJP leader said here Saturday."This election on March ... Read more...

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Polls in five states a semifinal: Gadkari


February 5th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) The ongoing assembly elections in five states across India are a "semifinal", ahead of the general elections scheduled in 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president ... Read more...

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MGP minister quits Goa coalition government


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) A minister from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) resigned from the Congress-led coalition government in Goa Thursday as the regional party's coalition talks with the ... Read more...

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Digvijay snubs Mulayam on higher Muslim quota


January 20th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Friday dismissed Mulayam Singh Yadav's pledge to reseve more jobs for Muslims by claiming the Samajwadi Party leader was not serious.He ... Read more...

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Campaign for Jammu and Kashmir’s reorganisation


December 28th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) A regional party in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to step up its campaign for the state's reorganisation to meet the political and economic aspirations of ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP working towards pre-poll alliance in Goa


November 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Goa have decided to work towards a pre-poll alliance arrangement for the state assembly polls scheduled next ... Read more...

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Congress signals partial roll back as Trinamool, allies up the ante


November 5th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress and other United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituents upping the ante over the latest hike in prices of petrol, the Congress Friday ... Read more...

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Three legislators quit Congress, join TRS


October 30th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) In a setback for the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, three of its legislators from the Telangana region Sunday quit the party and joined the ... Read more...

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National Conference meet inconclusive as both Abdullahs absent


September 25th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) The crucial National Conference (NC) legislature party meet Sunday ended without reaching any decision on the party's stand on the Afzal Guru clemency resolution likely ... Read more...

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Reddy associate Sriramulu denies absconding fearing arrest


September 17th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 17 (IANS) B. Sriramulu, a former Karnataka minister and staunch follower of arrested mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy, Saturday denied he was absconding fearing arrest over ... Read more...

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Arrest Reddy kin to prevent evidence tampering: Congress


September 14th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Fearing tampering of evidence, the Congress Wednesday demanded the immediate arrest of jailed mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy's brother G. Karunaraka Reddy and associate B. ... Read more...

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AFSPA extended for six months in Tripura


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) Tripura has extended for another six months the operation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to ... Read more...

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Kumaraswamy’s anticipatory bail plea adjourned


September 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday adjourned the anticipatory bail application of former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and his lawmaker wife H.D. Anita to Wednesday in a ... Read more...

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Gadkari summons Gowda, Yeddyurappa to discuss Reddy arrest


September 6th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) A day after former minister and mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy was arrested for illegal mining, the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Kumaraswamy, wife told to appear in court Sep 7


September 5th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) The Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) court Monday directed former state chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and his wife and lawmaker H.D. Anita to appear before it Sep ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers’ loyalist quits assembly, adds to BJP’s woes


September 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) Upset at not being made a minister again, mining barons Reddy brothers' loyalist B. Sriramulu Sunday quit the Karnataka assembly, adding to the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Kumaraswamy asked to appear in trial court Sep 5


August 30th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) The Lokayukta court here Tuesday ordered former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and his wife and lawmaker H.D.Anita to appear before it Sep 5 in ... Read more...

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Congress silent on Maran’s resignation


July 7th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Congress Thursday declined to comment on the resignation of union minister Dayanidhi Maran from the cabinet, saying the government will respond if it ... Read more...

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Goa wears deserted look due to anti-English bandh


June 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Goa wore a deserted look Monday as a bandh called by anti-English protestors paralysed life in the state, police said.Four public transport buses were stoned ... Read more...

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Nepal’s government totters as new ally splits


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Batting on a sticky wicket since its formation in February, Nepal's communist-led ruling coalition began tottering Monday with an ally splitting vertically to diminish Prime Minister ... Read more...

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