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Credibility of parliamentary system getting questioned: Somnath


August 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Observing that the "workability of democratic set-up of the country was getting questioned", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday called for initiatives to get ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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India has got a very able president: Somnath


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Terming president-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Sunday said the country has ... Read more...

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Left intellectual questions call for consensus on Pranab


June 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Questioning the Congress' clarion call seeking support for its presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, leading Left intellectual Ashok Mitra Wednesday took potshots at the finance minister, ... Read more...

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Trinamool accuses Pranab of trying to break party (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday accused union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee of trying to break the party after the United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate called Trinamool ... Read more...

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Pranab most suitable for president’s post: Trinamool MP


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Calling union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee the most suitable person for the president's post, Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Wednesday urged West Bengal Chief Minister ... 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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Raisina Hill race: Trinamool may tap NDA for support


June 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Monday said there were "high chances" of the Trinamool reaching out to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to garner ... Read more...

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Met Sonia over presidential poll: Mulayam


June 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose sudden U-turn helped the Congress isolate Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee in the presidential poll nomination, Saturday ... Read more...

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Mamata logs on to Facebook to canvass for Kalam


June 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Terming her support for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the president's post as the "voice of millions of Indians", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday ... Read more...

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Bengal politics dominates presidential race (West Bengal newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) With a son of the soil from Bengal likely to become the country's next president and his country-cousin politician trying to nix his chances, ... Read more...

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Kalam should not contest presidential poll: Somnath


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Asserting that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee would be the best person for the president's post, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Saturday said it would ... Read more...

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Congress for consensus over confrontation on presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A day ahead of a United Progressive Alliance meeting on its nominee for the July 19 presidential poll, the Congress Thursday said it prefers ... Read more...

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Mamata to skip UPA meet, dares Congress to snap ties (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A combative West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banarjee Thursday said she would not attend the UPA meeting on the presidential ... Read more...

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Punters favour Pranab as next president


June 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) The betting market is hotly 'contesting' the forthcoming presidential elections with an estimated Rs.five-six billion at stake over the next head of state.Soon after the ... Read more...

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Sonia has hectic day over presidential poll talks (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi had a hectic day of confabulations Thursday on the UPA's presidential choice -- meeting senior ministers, including top candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Could Mulayam be persuaded to accept Pranab as president?


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was not averse to a "slight climbdown" on union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as president but was ... Read more...

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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Soni (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the presidency, saying it did not ... Read more...

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We have not rejected any name: Samajwadi Party


June 14th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) Thursday said it has not rejected any name for the post of president and consultations were on."We have not rejected ... Read more...

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Contest imminent if Congress goes ahead with Pranab: Trinamool


June 14th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Thursday said there will be a contest if the Congress goes ahead with its proposed names for the presidential candidate, including ... Read more...

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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Congress


June 14th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the president's post, saying it did not ... Read more...

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Congress should answer why allies named Manmohan: Left


June 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday said the Congress has to explain why its two allies announced the name of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the ... Read more...

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We will support Congress choice for president: Lalu Prasad


June 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday said his party would support the Congress party's choice of presidential candidate and slammed political parties for "making ... Read more...

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UPA playing checkmate game on presidential choice: BJP


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the Congress and its allies are playing "a game of checkmate" with the presidential elections and everything ... Read more...

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UPA will shortly decide on presidential candidate: Pranab


June 14th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Congress will shortly decide on a presidential candidate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee who was named as ... Read more...

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Sonia meets Congress leaders, DMK (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi had a busy morning Thursday, meeting senior party leaders, including her presidential choice Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, as well as ... Read more...

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BJP wants Congress to react, NDA meet unlikely before Saturday (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is ... Read more...

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Pawar wants consensus on president


June 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Sharad Pawar, chief of the Nationalist Congress Party which is a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent, Wednesday stressed on building consensus on the ... Read more...

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NDA decision unlikely before Saturday, cards close to chest


June 13th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s name for presidency a Congress gimmick: CPI


June 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The CPI Wednesday said it will not support a Congress candidate for the presidential polls and dismissed the move of the Samajawadi Party and ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Kalam or Somnath for president: SP, Trinamool (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee are the three people favoured by the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Countdown to Mamata’s dramatic announcement


June 13th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Here's the rundown to Wednesday's dramatic announcement on the presidential poll:June 12, Tuesday-- 4.30 p.m.: Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in the national capital, ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Kalam or Somnath for president: SP, Trinamool


June 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee are the three people favoured by the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha ex-speakers may get better retirement benefits (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government may soon provide post-retirement facilities to former speakers of the Lok Sabha, as being provided at present to former presidents, vice presidents ... Read more...

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