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Mamata Banerjee’s mother dies (Second Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning. She was ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s mother dies (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri Banerjee, who was a pillar of strength for West Bengal's first woman chief minister, passed away here Saturday morning at the ... Read more...

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Kerala accords state funeral to two AMRI nurses


December 12th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 12 (IANS) Two nurses, who died while saving the lives of patients during a devastating fire at a Kolkata hospital last week, were accorded state funerals in ... Read more...

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Stalin, son booked for land grab


December 1st, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police Thursday said they have registered a land grab case against former deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin, his son Udayanidhi Stalin and four others ... Read more...

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Over 51 percent vote in Kolkata South by-poll


November 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) A little over half of the total number of voters exercised their franchise peacefully in the prestigious Kolkata South Lok Sabha by-poll here Wednesday. "Till 6 ... Read more...

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Relieved Karunanidhi speaks to Kanimozhi


November 28th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) A visibly relieved DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday spoke to his daughter and party MP Kanimozhi after she was given ... Read more...

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Didi carries ‘Writers Buildings’ to districts! (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) It could well be a case of the mountain coming to Mohammed. Living up to the promises she made before the historic April-May assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Six new Rajasthan ministers take oath


November 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 16 (IANS) A day after all Rajasthan ministers resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle, six new ministers took oath of office at a ceremony at Raj Bhawan ... Read more...

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Row over housing quota allotments in Odisha


November 14th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) The allotment of houses and land to individuals for the past several decades under the state's discretionary quota has sparked off a major row in Odisha, ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP workers’ clash blocks highway


November 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Traffic on the busy Mumbai-Goa highway came to a standstill Monday afternoon after supporters of two state ministers in the ruling Democratic Front alliance ... Read more...

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Congress leader begins indefinite fast for Telangana


November 1st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Congress legislator Komatireddy Venkat Reddy Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike to ask the central government to initiate the process to carve out a separate ... Read more...

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Kerala urged to move against Kudankulam n-plant


October 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Steering Committee of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), based in Idinthakarai in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, has requested the Kerala government to ... Read more...

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India’s IT hub boards Metro, finally


October 20th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) A 6.7 km network, 12 minutes and a significant leap. India's tech hub Bangalore finally came on board the Metro rail Thursday, more than 30 ... Read more...

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Metro comes to Bangalore


October 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) The Metro rail chugged into the IT hub of Bangalore Thursday, promising the beginning of the end of the city's traffic woes and becoming a ... Read more...

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Bengal gets its first e-collectorate


October 19th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Barasat (West Bengal), Oct 19 (IANS) In a step towards promoting e-governance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday inaugurated the state's first e-collectorate in North 24 Parganas district.Soon ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam worth Rs.25,000 crore: BJP


October 7th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday alleged that several senior Congress leaders, including Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, were beneficiaries of a Rs.25,000 crore ... Read more...

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Hyderabad shutdown called on Sep 30, rail blockade in October (Roundup)


September 26th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The movement for separate statehood to Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region further intensified Monday with a minister and three MPs of the ruling Congress joining the ... Read more...

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TRS chief threatens attacks on Congress leaders’ houses


September 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Monday threatened to attack houses of public representatives of the Congress if they remain silent over power-cut ... Read more...

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Three convicted for professor’s murder


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 22 (IANS) A CBI court here Thursday convicted three people for the 2006 murder of university professor Kavita Chaudhary in Uttar Pradesh. A notice was also issued to key ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress leaders set Sep 30 deadline


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Upping the ante, leaders of Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress from Telangana Thursday said they would be forced to take a "tough decision" if the central ... Read more...

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Azharuddin’s son passes away, laid to rest


September 16th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain and Lok Sabha member Mohammed Azharuddin's son, Mohammed Ayazuddin, who was critically injured in a motorbike accident five days ago, passed ... Read more...

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Rosaiah sworn in as Tamil Nadu governor


August 31st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Konijeti Rosaiah was sworn in as the Tamil Nadu governor here Wednesday.Madras High Court Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal administered the oath ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress MPs to boycott parliament session


August 14th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress party MPs from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Sunday decided to continue their boycott of the ongoing parliament session over their demand for ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill before cabinet soon’


July 21st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The food security bill will go to the cabinet very soon for approval, the food ministry said Wednesday, calling upon the states to prepare for ... Read more...

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Congress takes potshots at Hazare


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare announcing he was going on an indefinite fast from Aug 16 over his demand for a strong Lokpal bill, the Congress Monday ... Read more...

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Telangana leaders rule out withdrawing resignations


July 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Even as the Congress leaders from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions are lobbying hard in New Delhi against any move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, their counterparts ... Read more...

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Now Andhra and Rayalseema leaders threaten to resign


July 16th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) After MPs and state legislators from Telangana tendered mass resignations to press for a separate state, their counterparts from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions now threaten ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress leaders launch 48-hour fast


July 13th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 13 (IANS) Defying Congress leadership, leaders from Telangana region Wednesday launched a 48-hour hunger strike in Andhra Pradesh, demanding the separate state of Telangana.Having failed to garner ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to YSR on birth anniversary


July 8th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to the late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on his 62nd birth anniversary Friday.The late leader's widow Vijaylakshmi, son ... Read more...

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State ministers’ black money in chit fund companies: Digvijay


July 7th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 7 (IANS) The black money of Madhya Pradesh ministers is being used in chit fund companies, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh alleged Thursday."The black money of several state ... Read more...

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Many in race for Maharashtra Rajya Sabha seat


July 6th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Over half a dozen Congress contestants are vying for the lone Rajya Sabha seat vacated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, official sources said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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Movement for Telangana gathers momentum; cabinet meets (Intro Roundup)


July 5th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) The movement for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh entered a crucial phase Monday with the mass resignations of MPs, state ministers ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ministers to declare wealth


July 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Monday decided to declare income and wealth statements of the country's ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and the people holding appointments with ... Read more...

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Crisis in Andhra as Telangana MPs, MLAs quit enmasse (Roundup)


July 4th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) The movement for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh entered a crucial phase Monday with the mass resignations of MPs, state ministers ... Read more...

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Sea of pilgrims at Puri for annual chariot festival


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees and tourists flocked to Orissa's Jagannath Temple in Puri as the annual Rath Yatra or chariot festival began Sunday. The ceremonial procession of the ... Read more...

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