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Trinamool quits UPA-II, government faces minority tag (Roundup)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the Manmohan Singh government and the party withdrew support to it over economic reforms, reducing the 40-month ... Read more...

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Trinamool submits letter withdrawing support from UPA


September 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, in a formal communication, Thursday said Trinamool Congress leaders had met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a letter withdrawing support from the United ... Read more...

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In Goa, people flock to Lord Ganesh, ignore shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Lord Ganesh emerged the hero while the all-India shutdown called by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left was virtual a zero here, as ... Read more...

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‘Activist’ demands Kamat’s arrest in mining controversy


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Those implicated in the Justice M.V. Shah Commission report, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, should be arrested and the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining controversy probed ... Read more...

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India for stringent regulation to check spurious drugs


September 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is working to strengthen policies related to drug regulation in order to check spurious drugs in the market, Minister of State for Health Sudip ... Read more...

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India to focus on food, drug regulation in 12th plan, says minister


September 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The central government has been focusing on strengthening regulatory policies for food and drug sectors and the task would be taken care of in the ... Read more...

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We can dictate terms to centre, says Trinamool


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent in the centre's ruling dispensation United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Saturday said it was in a position to "dictate ... Read more...

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Congress mocks Trinamool desire to go it alone in 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) As the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leadership Monday said it wants to go solo in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya welcomed ... Read more...

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Two pieces of jumbo sandesh for new president!


July 25th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Two jumbo-sized sandesh - a sweet delicacy from Bengal - made of cottage cheese and chocolates have been flown to New Delhi for the country's ... Read more...

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Motorsports: Sasikumar takes lead in Mahindra Monsoon Challenege


July 20th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore (Karnataka), July 20 (IANS) T. Sasikumar (co-driver M Prakash) took a slender three-second lead at the end of the first leg in the Mahindra Monsoon Challenge Rally in association ... Read more...

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Kalam out of presidential fight, BJP, Mamata red-faced (Intro Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday opted out of the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, dealing a blow to the ... Read more...

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Going abroad? First serve the country, doctors told


June 4th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The Indian government plans to bring a regulation to ensure doctors have a compulsory stint in the country especially in the rural sector, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Nepali runner wins world’s highest marathon race


May 29th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmanu, May 29 (IANS) Nepali runner Phurbu Tamang regained the title in the world's highest "Qomolangma Marathon" race Tuesday at the foothills of Mount Qomolangma -- the Tibetan name for ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs vote against government bill; Bansal calls Banerjee


May 7th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Trinamool Congress members Monday voted against a government bill in the Lok Sabha, prompting Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to take up ... Read more...

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Sachin’s Rajya Sabha entry evokes mixed reactions


April 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after the government decided to nominate cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha, parliament galleries were abuzz with discussion on the ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy sworn in as cabinet minister (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy was Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister and is expected to replace party MP Dinesh Trivedi, who had ... Read more...

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Rollback of fares is PM’s prerogative: Mamata


March 19th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The rollback in passenger tariff, proposed in the 2012-13 rail budget, was a prerogative of the prime minister, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool ... Read more...

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Rail budget row: Congress keeps options open, Trivedi set to go (Second Intro Roundup)


March 15th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee adamant on the resignation of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and a rollback of train fare hikes, the Congress ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi will be told when to go: Trinamool


March 15th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Upset with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for announcing hikes in passenger fares, the Trinamool Congress Thursday sought to snub him by saying there was ... Read more...

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No threat to UPA: Trinamool


March 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) Thursday ruled out any threat to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and said it never asked Railway Minister Dinesh ... Read more...

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Trinamool derails fare hike, BJP, Left slam budget (Political Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden railway budget sparked a political explosion Wednesday after his Trinamool Congress blasted his proposed fare hikes, throwing up a ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes, but his own Trinamool opposes


March 14th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Proposing the first fare hike in 10 years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have earned praise from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the latest ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike withdrawal (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the fare hike announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, saying it wanted a roll-back."We ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands fare hike rollback (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the rail fare hike announced Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, and sought a ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress demands fare hike roll-back


March 14th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Wednesday opposed the rail fare hike announced Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who is from the same party, saying it wanted a ... Read more...

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Trinamool to oppose UPA’s anti-people policies in parliament


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Intensifying pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), coalition partner Trinamool Congress Wednesday said it would oppose "tooth and nail" every "anti-people" policy and bill ... Read more...

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Trinamool old guard defends turf against new entrants


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress holding the reins of power in West Bengal, infighting over alleged sharing of spoils has given shape to what analysts have ... Read more...

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Upgrade to avert AMRI like incidents, private hospitals told


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay has urged private players in health care to raise standards of infrastructure to avert incidents like the recent ... Read more...

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India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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Cancer on the rise in India, says minister


December 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Cancer is on the rise in India, with an estimated 535,767 people dying of the disease this year, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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FDI: Government mobilising numbers for adjournment motion, talks to allies (Roundup)


December 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Gearing up to face a likely vote on an adjournment motion on foreign equity in retail, the government Thursday girded up to amass the ... Read more...

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FDI: Government mobilising numbers, may opt for parliament vote (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Faced with deepening political crisis over its decision to allow foreign equity in retailing, the government is now mobilising the numbers before it accepts ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma writes to parties clarifying FDI stance


November 28th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government was conscious of the "livelihood concerns" of small retailers, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told political leaders Monday in an effort ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands rollback of FDI in retail


November 28th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Soon after both houses of parliament were adjourned amid opposition protests against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail Monday, ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent ... Read more...

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Dengue: Most cases in Punjab, deaths in Odisha


November 25th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Punjab reported the maximum cases of dengue this year while Odisha reported the highest number of deaths, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said ... Read more...

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