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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Mixed response to anti-government protest (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown called against the government's economic measures Thursday evoked a mixed response nationwide, with life badly hit in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat ... 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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Trinamool quits UPA, Mamata blasts Congress (Night Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks, run parliament: CPI-M


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had come round its point of view, the Left Monday demanded that the UPA government cancel at ... Read more...

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Coal scam: Third Front demands probe, parliament disrupted (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) With the Left parties, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) coming together Friday to demand a special probe into the ... Read more...

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Left, SP, TDP demand fair probe into coal scam


August 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party and Telugu Desam Party, Friday staged a sit-in ... Read more...

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Opposition mounts pressure on UPA, Congress hits back (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties Monday ratcheted up pressure on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, seeking cancellation of all the ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants cancellation of coal allocation, demand probe (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal block allocations found faulty by the official auditor and ... Read more...

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Opposition parties slam PM’s statement on CAG report


August 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament on coal block allocation was criticised by opposition parties Monday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing ... Read more...

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Cancel coal allocation, says CPI-M


August 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal blocks allocation found faulty by the official auditor and said they may be ... Read more...

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PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project


August 26th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra.The ... Read more...

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PM should answer why coal blocks were not auctioned: Yechury


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said Thursday that the CAG report showed that "crony capitalism of the worst order" was being ... Read more...

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Kurien elected Rajya Sabha deputy chairman (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress member P.J. Kurien was Tuesday unanimously elected as deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.The motion for Kurien's election was moved by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb hits out at Mamata’s remarks


August 16th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) In a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday said that instead of ... Read more...

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Army unit standoff raised in parliament, PM bars debate (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The soldiers-officers standoff in an army armoured unit in Jammu and Kashmir was raised in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Army standoff in Kashmir blown out of proportion: PM


August 9th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The standoff between officers and soldiers of an armoured unit of the army in Jammu and Kashmir was being "blown out of proportion", Prime ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Delhi, autos add to woes (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown against petrol price hike hit normal life in the national capital Thursday, with commuters suffering the most due to street protests ... Read more...

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Left leaders detained, shutdown hits Delhi (Second Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown against fuel price hike hit normal life in the national capital Thursday as commuters bore the brunt of roadblocks and protests ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike to hit common man: Yechury


May 25th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday attacked the central government for a sharp hike in petrol prices, saying it would hit the common man."The ... 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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Opposition slams UPA’s performance on third anniversary


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led UPA-II government's performance on its third anniversary, saying ... Read more...

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Lokayukta out of Lokpal, bill in Rajya Sabha May 21


May 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government has agreed to separate provisions for appointing Lokayuktas in states from the Lokpal bill and is likely to bring the legislation in the ... Read more...

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Early polls? Mamata says she didn’t say that (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANF) Shortly after the Congress rebutted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's reported comment that India may see early Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress denied ... Read more...

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Government steps up efforts for consensus on Lokpal


May 11th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Government is trying to build a consensus on the Lokpal Bill and will discuss the issue with some key political parties during the weekend, ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Rift in NDA, Left may support Congress (Third Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences appeared Tuesday in the opposition National Democratic Alliance over the presidential candidate while the Left indicated it may support a Congress candidate.A ... Read more...

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Trinamool member alleges party workers killed during Left rule


April 30th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Trinamool Congress member Kunal Kumar Ghosh Monday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that human skeletons were being recovered of party workers killed during the Left ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members raise concern over Jharkhand cash seizure


March 30th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Soon after over Rs.2 crore was seized in Jharkhand before the Rajya Sabha polls there Friday, some opposition members in the upper house expressed concern ... Read more...

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Government cornered in Rajya Sabha, defers 2 bills


March 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) It was double embarrassment for the government in Rajya Sabha when it had to defer two important bills amidst opposition protests.The Border Security Force ... Read more...

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SP, JD-U want army chief sacked, BJP says no


March 28th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Opinions were divided Wednesday on the future of army chief V.K. Singh with the SP and the JD-U saying he should be sacked after ... Read more...

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PM’s all-party meet fails to break Lokpal jam (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided ... Read more...

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Opposition demands PM’s assurance on NCTC


March 20th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday sought an assurance from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the government would proceed with the proposed National ... Read more...

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BJP attacks prime minister, calls president’s address ‘farewell speech’ (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accusing him of being involved in corruption, and termed the president's address as ... Read more...

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In stormy times, opposition, SP slam budget (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Budget for 2012-13 was Friday roundly criticised by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Left, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ... Read more...

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In stormy times, opposition slams budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, the Left and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ganged up Thursday to blast the Union Budget and warring ally Trinamool ... Read more...

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