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Kerala CPI-M in tight spot over murder probe


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The decision arrived at the CPI-M politburo meeting in New Delhi Sunday that there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan too wants CBI to probe former colleague’s murder


September 6th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday put his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, in a spot when he asked the state government to ... Read more...

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Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region may not currently be witnessing protests for separate statehood but the ongoing consultations by the Congress leadership in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator seeks change in state leadership


June 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The infighting within Himachal Pradesh's BJP government came to the fore Wednesday after a party legislator wrote to party president Nitin Gadkari seeking a leadership ... Read more...

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CPI-M lacks inner party democracy: Expelled leader


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Lashing out at the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for lacking inner party democracy, expelled party leader Anil Basu Monday said the ongoing rectification process ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan seeks Vijayan’s removal from CPI-M post


May 20th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan has asked the party's national leadership to remove his rival Pinarayi Vijayan ... Read more...

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Better leader-workers connect, more discipline needed: Antony panel


May 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A panel headed by Defence Minister A.K. Antony to look into the Congress' poor performance in recent assembly polls has recommended better connect of ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur


March 24th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 24 (IANS) After leading his party to a landslide victory and silencing the opposition, Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congressman Okram Ibobi Singh has now gotten down to ... Read more...

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Three Karnataka porngate ministers quit, BJP red-faced (Afternoon Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka suffered a major embarrassment as three of its ministers quit Wednesday, a day after two of them ... Read more...

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Congress suspends two leaders for indiscipline


February 1st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Sending out a stern message against indiscipline, Maharashtra's Congress unit Wednesday suspended two Mumbai leaders for revolting against the party leadership, an official said."Mumbai general secretary ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers


January 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh words ... Read more...

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Ministers to brief state Congress chiefs on welfare schemes


December 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As the Congress attempts to better project its welfare programmes in the run-up to elections in seven states next year, union ministers will brief ... Read more...

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BJP’s politics of pamper returns to haunt it (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 13 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) unending troubles in Karnataka are a lesson on public life: it does not pay to gloss over immoral acts ... Read more...

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Congress suspends Rajasthan ex-minister Maderna


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 12 (IANS) Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna was Saturday suspended from the primary membership of the ruling Congress. He lost his job over alleged involvement in the case ... Read more...

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Karnataka yatra exposes Advani’s waning influence (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) L.K. Advani, once hailed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as 'Loh Purush' or iron man, second only to India's formidable first home minister Sardar ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s ex-minister meets Mamata on land policy


October 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal land reforms minister Abdul Rezzak Mollah Monday met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue ... Read more...

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CPI-M to induct younger members in party committees


October 31st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Ahead of its crucial West Bengal party conference, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday announced that at least 25 percent of members in all its ... Read more...

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Chiranjivi wants early solution to Telangana tangle


October 10th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Popular Andhra Pradesh actor Chiranjivi Monday met the members of the Congress core group and stressed on "an early decision on the Telangana issue".Chiranjivi, ... Read more...

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Andhra CM, Congress chief in Delhi for Telangana talks


October 8th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Hectic consultations on Telangana issue were set to begin Saturday as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, his deputy Damodar Rajanarasimha and state ... Read more...

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Will Congress do a Yeddyurappa with Goa’s Kamat? (Letter from Goa)


September 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Like B.S. Yeddyurappa in Karnataka, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is now facing criticism from within his own party, the Congress, for illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Khanduri to be Uttarakhand chief minister again (Lead)


September 10th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand chief minister B.C. Khanduri will take over charge of the hill state again, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari announced Saturday.Khanduri ... Read more...

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Land valued at Rs.415 crore restored to real owners: Jayalalithaa


August 24th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said her government has restored land valued at over Rs.415 crore, grabbed by DMK leaders, to the rightful owners.Replying ... Read more...

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CPI-M asks state units, leaders to keep peace


May 17th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Out of power in West Bengal and Kerala, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has asked its leaders and units in the two states not ... Read more...

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Four BJP ministers resign in Punjab (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Punjab resigned Thursday over a corruption taint on the party's state leadership. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ... Read more...

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All five BJP ministers in Punjab resign (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) All five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Punjab resigned Thursday over a corruption taint on the party's state leadership.Besides, two BJP chief parliamentary secretaries ... Read more...

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CPI-M mulls Achuthanandan’s fate, BJP strategises


March 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is to hold a crucial meeting here Monday to decide whether Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, 87, should be ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress has new secretary general


February 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the country's largest Indian-based party, has a new secretary general in S. Murugessan who was appointed with immediate effect amid speculation of ... Read more...

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Congress chief to decide on re-entry of Karunakaran’s son


December 29th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 29 (IANS) President of the Kerala unit of the Congress Ramesh Chennithala Wednesday said the decision on the re-entry of late leader K. Karunakaran's son K. Muraleedharan into the ... Read more...

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Congress hopes minorities will turn the tide in Bihar


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Desperate to erase the shame of having won only nine seats in 2005, the Congress hopes its fortunes in Bihar will improve this time ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa sacks two BJP ministers for revolting


October 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 7 (IANS) Beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday sacked two cabinet ministers belonging to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for rebelling against him and withdrawing support to his ... Read more...

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Muraleedharan threatens fast unto death for Congress recall


August 18th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Former state Congress president K. Muraleedharan Wednesday threatened to go on a fast unto death in Kerala if he is not taken back into the party by ... Read more...

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Rosaiah, Moily meet Sonia


July 20th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and Law and Justice Minister M. Veerapa Moily Monday met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in the wake of the controversy ... Read more...

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