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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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Opposition strike Thursday for FDI, diesel price hike rollback


September 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The opposition parties will hold a nationwide strike Thursday demanding a rollback of the government's decision to hike diesel prices, cap subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Former RSP general secretary K. Pankajakshan dead


August 28th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Former Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) general secretary and veteran Kerala politician K. Pankajakshan died at the Medical College hospital here Tuesday night, said family sources. He ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M sacks three local party workers


August 17th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 17 (IANS) An angry CPI-M Friday booted out three local party workers in Kozhikode district because they had taken part in mobilising funds for the family of their ... Read more...

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Tripura legislator accused of faking caste certificate


August 9th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Tripura Thursday demanded arrest and removal from the membership of the state assembly of ruling Left Front legislator Partha Das who, they ... Read more...

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Tripura lawmaker nailed for false Scheduled Caste tag


August 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) An administrative committee in Tripura has found that a ruling Left Front legislator, Partha Das, had falsely claimed he belonged to the Scheduled Castes category, officials ... Read more...

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Ansari has edge over Jaswant Singh in vice presidential poll


August 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) As many as 787 members of parliament will vote Tuesday to elect India's 14th vice president. In the poll, UPA nominee and incumbent ... Read more...

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Left meets PM, demands excess food be distributed


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A delegation of Left party leaders Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand universal distribution of excess food stock to check rising prices ... Read more...

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Left seeks universal public distribution system


July 26th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday demanded a universal public distribution system and scrapping of the Planning Commission's "highly dubious poverty estimates".The CPI, CPI-M, Forward Bloc and ... Read more...

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We are not against FDI in retail: Akhilesh Yadav


July 24th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said his party would support foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if it benefited farmers, contradicting ... Read more...

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Don’t open multi-brand FDI in retail, PM told


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Left have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to let FDI in multi-brand retail sector, saying this will virtually ... Read more...

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Pranab secures 124 votes in Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance candidate in the presidential poll Pranab Mukherjee secured 124 out of the 139 votes polled Thursday in the Kerala Assembly.The strength of ... Read more...

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Northeast’s lawmakers vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Except legislators of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), most of the lawmakers from the northeastern states cast their votes ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Pranab will win, claims UPA


July 17th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Two days ahead of the presidential poll, the UPA Tuesday claimed its nominee Pranab Mukherjee will win comfortably with Mamata Banerjee also extending her ... Read more...

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Vice president’s poll: Numbers favour Ansari, says UPA


July 16th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari, who is the ruling UPA's nominee for the Aug 7 vice presidential poll, has an edge over his rival Jaswant Singh, ... Read more...

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Will I forge my own signature, asks Pranab


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday denied his signature in his letter of resignation from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) was fake."Will I forge my ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Kerala Wednesday


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here Wednesday as part of his poll campaign and meet Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other leaders.Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Mamata has fear psychosis, says opposition


June 29th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Opposition legislators Friday staged a noisy walkout from the West Bengal assembly, protesting against the exclusion of some questions from the day's business slated to ... Read more...

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Kerala minister vows to quit smoking on mother turning 80


June 28th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John has decided to give up cigarettes, his "companion" for the past 32 years, as a birthday gift for his mother ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool rift decided our stand: Karat


June 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The widening rift between the Congress and Trinamool Congress made the CPI-M back Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race, party general secretary Prakash Karat said ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels rebel member questioning support to Pranab


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday expelled party leader Prasenjit Bose who had attacked the party for supporting UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in ... Read more...

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Not the best of times for Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) This is not the best of times for West Bengal's maverick Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Checkmated by the Congress High Command in her presidential poll manoeuvre, ... Read more...

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Left Front accuses Mamata of ignoring assembly proceedings


June 21st, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) The West Bengal Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Thursday as Left Front members staged a noisy walkout accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of deliberately ignoring the ... Read more...

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Trinamool hits out at alleged Congress-Marxist axis


June 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) As the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) extended support to UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, the Trinamool Congress Thursday dubbed the decision as further proof ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Numbers favour Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
With the country's political parties clearing their stand Thursday, the numbers show a clear inclination towards United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee.Pranab Mukherjee:The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), in ... Read more...

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CPI-M, Forward Bloc to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to skip poll (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach consensus on the presidential election with two of the four parties, including the CPI-M, supporting UPA candidate ... Read more...

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Left parties divided over supporting Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach a consensus on the presidential election with two of the four Left parties supporting UPA candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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CPI-M meet on president poll Thursday


June 20th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo will meet in New Delhi Thursday to decide its stand on the July 19 presidential election, party sources ... Read more...

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Left in dilemma over support to Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday appeared to be in a grave dilemma over the issue of supporting Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president because not doing so ... Read more...

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Bengal’s Left attacks Mamata, UPA over petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Left parties Wednesday threatened to hit the streets against the petrol price hike and slammed the Trinamool Congress for enjoying power as a ... Read more...

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Left says presidential candidate should be widely accepted


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Keeping their cards close to the chest, the Left parties Wednesday said selection of a candidate for the presidential election should be based on ... Read more...

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Left opposes hike in fuel prices


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Left parties Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed increase in prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products."Such an increase will be a cruel blow ... Read more...

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Broader Left unity for broad-based democratic unity: Bardhan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Asserting that the country was going through a crisis, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan Tuesday called for bringing all Left forces ... Read more...

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Left’s stand on president after Congress announces candidate


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Left parties will decide their stand on the presidential election after the Congress announces its candidate, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said ... Read more...

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