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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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CPI-M eyes third front in Himachal


May 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) After its spectacular win in Shimla's mayoral election, the CPI-M is hoping to form a third front in Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP and Congress ... Read more...

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Time not yet ripe for third front: CPI


April 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s fire and bluster scorches Goa poll scene (Goa Newsletter)


January 11th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 11 (IANS) The famed moodswings of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and her partymen against the ruling Congress party seem to have got into a domino ... Read more...

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Third Front again? Many feel it’s a non-starter


September 26th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Some of the political parties that once made up the Third Front are ready to shake hands again. But pundits feel the idea is ... Read more...

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Functioning of railways shows how Mamata will rule Bengal: BJP


April 18th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday hit out at Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee saying the functioning of the railways shows how she will rule ... Read more...

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Solar energy bouncing off pavements ‘can melt ice, power streetlights’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island are examining methods of harvesting solar energy which is radiated off roadways to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat ... Read more...

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CPI-M top brass meets to finalise Bihar poll strategy


October 4th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) top brass will meet here on Monday to give final touches to its poll strategy in Bihar and discuss preparations for ... Read more...

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UAE paper praises Ayodhya verdict


October 1st, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 1 (IANS/WAM) Dividing the Ayodhya disputed site among litigants was the only logical way out, said a United Arab Emirates (UAE) newspaper Friday, commending the judgment by an ... Read more...

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Miners’ rescue efforts show progress in Chile


September 8th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Copiapo (Chile), Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) The Schramm T-130 drill, Chile's Plan B for rescuing the 33 miners trapped underground since Aug 5, reached an excavation depth of 113 metres just two days ... Read more...

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Central ministers of Congress to campaign in Bihar


July 6th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Congress has stepped up preparations for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections by drawing up plans for tours of central ministers holding portfolios dealing with social sector. ... Read more...

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Take NCP seriously, Praful Patel tells Congress (Lead)


January 30th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Betalbatim (Goa), Jan 30 (IANS) In a warning to the Congress, senior Nationalist Congress party (NCP) leader Praful Patel Saturday asked it not to take his party lightly. "The NCP is not a ... Read more...

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Basu was architect of modern West Bengal: Achuthanandan


January 17th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday termed Communist veteran Jyoti Basu's death "a great loss" and described him as the architect of modern Bengal. "He is the ... Read more...

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Can the BJP or CPM be India’s Labour Party? (Part - I)


July 1st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashLondon, July 1: The success of any democracy is dictated not just by the kind of government a country has, but how effective an alternative does the country possesses ... Read more...

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People rejected Left’s pre-poll alliances: CPI-M


May 19th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said the alliances the party forged to form a third alternative against the Congress and the BJP "were not seen ... Read more...

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No big deal, Deve Gowda says of Kumaraswamy-Sonia meeting (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) president H.D. Deve Gowda Wednesday cautioned against reading too much into the meeting between his son H.D. Kumaraswamy and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Working on Third Front’s common policy: Karat


May 9th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Left parties are working to formulate a common policy within the Third Front, taking into account the political culture of its constituents, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Congress cannot form government on its own: Yechury


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury Sunday said the Congress cannot form a government on its own after the general elections. "After three phases of ... Read more...

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BJD agreed to only ‘cooperate’ with Third Front: Jay Panda (Interview)


March 17th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Neerja Chowdhury New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which snapped its 11-year-old ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says it has only agreed to "cooperate" ... Read more...

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Vote Third Front to power, West Bengal communists urge electorate (Lead)


March 17th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front leaders Monday urged the electorate to help vote the communist-led Third Front to power during the Lok Sabha polls. "I appeal to ... Read more...

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CPI-M discusses strategy on ‘third front’ (Lead)


March 7th, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is eyeing the "secular parties" allied with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a 'third front', party ... Read more...

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Advani launches Bengal campaign on three-point agenda


March 6th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani launched his party's poll campaign in West Bengal Friday with a three-point agenda of development, good governance and security, ... Read more...

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Third Front on March 12? Left parties not so sure


March 4th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Plans by several disparate political parties to come together under a 'Third Front' ahead of the Lok Sabha elections have hit a roadblock. The Left parties said ... Read more...

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Almost at once, Assam’s third front members start bickering


February 9th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Cracks have started appearing in Assam's much hyped third front as soon as it has been glued together, with the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) accusing one of ... Read more...

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CPI-M calls for leftist, third front government at New Delhi


February 8th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday called for establishing a leftist, third front government to rule the country opposed to both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Congress open to alliance with Left (Lead)


February 3rd, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said it had "no problem" in joining hands with the Left parties and all options were open for alliances after the April-May Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu says efforts are on to forge Third Front


October 1st, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad , Oct 1 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said efforts are still on to forge a third alternative of both the Congress and the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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No surprise if a Dalit leader becomes prime minister after 2009 elections: Karat


August 1st, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (ANI): General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Prakash Karat has said that his party would not be surprised if an "untouchables" politician emerged as the ... Read more...

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Karat refuses alliance with UPA after general elections


July 31st, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , July 31(ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today refused any possibility of any party alliance with the United Progressive Alliance even after general elections ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu weaving grand alliance in Andhra politics (News Analysis)


July 22nd, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) The political crisis in New Delhi has come as a blessing in disguise for Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu, who not only re-emerged ... Read more...

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NPF taking CPI-Ms help to restructure its organization


May 29th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Call it dynamism of democracy or the urge to bring the party into the mainstream politics, the Nagaland People's Party (NPF) has approached the Communist Party ... Read more...

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Bhaddadeb Bhattacharjee bashes PM; reiterates prospect of third front


May 9th, 2008 - 7:56 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 9 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday advocated the option for third front alleging that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has failed on all fronts.Addressing a news ... Read more...

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Left to forge a third front for 2009 general elections: Buddhadeb


May 8th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 8 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday said that the Left parties would forge a third front in the run up to the general elections slated ... Read more...

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Left parties differ over support to TDP


April 30th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Differences have cropped up between the Left parties in Andhra Pradesh following the decision of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) to back the main opposition Telugu Desam ... Read more...

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Is the Left’s third front hopes a pipedream?


April 5th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Amulya Ganguli The Left's hope of floating a third front doesn't seem to be making much headway. One reason is that the ever changing permutations and combinations of the Indian political scene ... Read more...

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