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Presidential fight finalised, focus shifts on Ansari’s successor


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With the battle lines drawn for the July 19 presidential election, the focus is gradually shifting to the vice-presidential poll in August, for which ... Read more...

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Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike


March 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance has once again come under the scanner with Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lashing out at ... Read more...

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‘Cancel assembly memberships of expelled BJP legislators’


February 19th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday put its ruling alliance partner, the National Conference (NC), in a spot by asking it to cancel the ... Read more...

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National Conference, Congress hold co-ordination meet


January 7th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 7 (IANS) The National Conference (NC) and the Congress -- Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners -- held a co-ordination committee meeting here Saturday which underlined the ... Read more...

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NC-Congress coordination panel to meet Saturday


January 6th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 6 (IANS) The coordination committee of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) and Congress will meet here Saturday "to hammer out difference and avoid further ... Read more...

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Congress seeks inquiry in Baramulla firing


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) The Congress' Jammu and Kashmir unit Monday asked the Omar Abdullah government to institute an inquiry into an incident of firing by Central Industrial Security Force ... Read more...

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Farooq angry over talk of chief minister’s rotation


December 27th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has conveyed his anger over the repeated talk of rotating the Jammu and Kashmir chief ministership between the ... Read more...

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My word on rotation of chief minister final: Soz


December 25th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) Seeking to end the clamour within his party about the rotation of the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's post, state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz Sunday asserted ... Read more...

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Congress steps up campaign for rotational chief minister


December 25th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) Congress, the ruling alliance partner of National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, has stepped up its campaign for rotational chief ministership, seeking its own party leader ... Read more...

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Rent Wakf property at market rates: Parliamentary panel


December 16th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Friday recommended amendments in the Wakf board bill to stop any sale, mortgage or transfer of Wakf properties across the country, and ... Read more...

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PM, opposition leaders greet Sonia on 65th birthday


December 9th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, prominent opposition leaders and scores of Congress workers were among those who greeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her ... Read more...

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Decision on AFSPA in November: Omar Abdullah


October 28th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who had recently declared that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be revoked from some areas of ... Read more...

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I’m facilitating centre-Hurriyat talks: Soz


October 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz says he is playing the role of a "facilitator" to enable talks between the central government and the separatist ... Read more...

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Congress, NC may part ways for municipal polls


September 15th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling partners may go separate ways in the forthcoming municipal elections with state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz telling party workers that the polls ... Read more...

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Factionalism in Kashmir Congress as Sonia visits


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) After going into a huddle overnight in separate places, two rival factions of the Congress, the junior partner in Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition, ... Read more...

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Kashmir Congress elated as panchayat candidates win


May 18th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 18 (IANS) With candidates backed by it registering major wins in the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections, an elated Congress says it's a sign of the party's ... Read more...

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Joshi’s 2G scam report one-sided: Soz


May 1st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 1 (IANS) On the day senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi was re-appointed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman, Congress leader Saifuddin Soz Sunday ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj slams Congress leaders for criticizing draft PAC report


April 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, Apr 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Saturday slammed Congress leaders, including Navin Jindal and Saifuddin Soz, for criticizing the draft report of the parliament's Public ... Read more...

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PAC has become a joke, says BJP


April 29th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday blamed the ruling Congress and other parties for making a 'joke' of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a ... Read more...

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Fractured PAC meets to finalise 2G report


April 28th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Thursday met to finalise its report on the allocation of 2G spectrum with members of the ruling United Progressive ... Read more...

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Congress, DMK demands PAC chairman Joshi’s resignation


April 27th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Charging Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi of having 'malafide intention' of destabilising the government, the Congress and DMK leaders of the panel on ... Read more...

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High voting in Kashmir polls victory of peace: Soz


April 24th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress Sunday declared that the high percentage of polling in the intial phases of the panchayat elections in the ... Read more...

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Stalemate over Kashmir legislative council secretary


February 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) The appointment of a secretary to the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council - the upper house of the state legislature - has been tossed to Raj Bhavan, with ... Read more...

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Congress leaders will be kept in loop on Kashmir roadmap, assures Chidambaram (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 3 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday assured Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir that they will kept on board on any roadmap for Jammu and Kashmir that may ... Read more...

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Clash after anti-Jaitapur nuke plant activist killed


December 18th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Dec 18 (IANS) Police resorted to a baton-charge to disperse a large crowd of villagers protesting the death of an anti-Jaitapur nuclear power plant activist in an accident in this ... Read more...

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Kashmir coordination panel meets


December 16th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The much-hyped National Conference-Congress coordination committee met here Thursday for less than 45 minutes, without discussing the contentious issues bothering the coalition.It was the first such meeting after ... Read more...

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Congress Minister in Kashmir cabinet suggests autonomy for Jammu and Ladakh


December 6th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep SharmaBani (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec.6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Health, Horticulture and Floriculture Minister Sham Lal Sharma said on Monday that the state should be trifurcated for better development.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Somnath’s book has ‘Left’ questions unanswered (Book Review)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Book: "Keeping the Faith: Memoirs of a Parliamentarian"; Author: Somnath Chatterjee; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India/India Today Group; Pages: 397; Price: Rs.499Somnath Chatterjee needs no introduction. His political trajectory ... Read more...

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NC-Congress coordination panel meet postponed


November 28th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the National Conference and Congress coordination committee scheduled for Sunday was postponed as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Will Kashmir’s National Conference-Congress panel collapse?


November 20th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) The National Conference-Congress coordination committee in Jammu and Kashmir may be on the verge of collapse if its failure to meet since July and the fissures ... Read more...

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Congress miffed with National Conference?


October 26th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 26 (IANS) The Congress appears to be miffed with its ruling ally National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir. Party leaders feel they are not being consulted on crucial issues.State Congress ... Read more...

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Congress to strengthen base in Jammu and Kashmir


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress has decided to "further strengthen" its base in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, pradesh Congress committee president Saifuddin Soz said Saturday.Soz, ... Read more...

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MQM wins Karachi by-poll as toll reaches 39 (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has triumphed in Sunday's by-election in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi where the toll in the spiralling violence has reached 39. ... Read more...

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MQM triumphs in Karachi by-poll


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has won the by-election in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi that saw 27 people being killed and over 60 injured in poll violence, a ... Read more...

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Pranab likely to lead all-party team to Kashmir


September 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to lead the all-party delegation that will visit Jammu and Kashmir Monday-Tuesday, Congress sources said after a meeting with party ... Read more...

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