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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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Public sector banks to disburse Rs.6 lakh crore farm loans: Chidambaram


August 25th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu), Aug 25 (IANS) Government-owned banks have a target to disburse agriculturale loan to the tune of Rs.600,000 crore during the current fiscal - Rs.25,000 crore higher than ... Read more...

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BJP rejects zero-loss theory on coal scam (Lead)


August 25th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday rejected the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's no-loss theory on the allocation of coal blocks to private ... Read more...

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BJP rejects zero-loss theory on coal scam


August 25th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday rejected the Congress-led UPA government's no-loss theory on the allocation of coal blocks to private players, alleging it ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects bottlenecks to be removed: Chidambaram


August 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will remove bottlenecks for quicker implementation of infrastructure projects, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Would desperate Mamata be able to save face in another battle? (West Bengal newsletter)


July 14th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) After Dada episode, Didi is heading into yet another tussle between the Trinamool Congress and its estranged ally the Congress.Confrontation over the presidential election is ... Read more...

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Presidential poll divides left, right, centre


July 10th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The July 19 poll to elect India's 13th president has divided not only the ruling UPA but opposition blocks like the NDA and the ... Read more...

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SC trashes plea against Pranab, warns petitioner (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the central government to conduct an inquiry against presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Apex court trashes PIL against Pranab, warns petitioner (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the central government to conduct an inquiry against presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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‘Pranab resigned from Indian Statistical Institute June 20′


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee had resigned as honorary chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute June 20, a week ahead of stepping down as finance minister and ... Read more...

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Akhilesh to host Pranab to lunch Tuesday (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) A lavish spread and a grand welcome awaits ruling United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee when he arrives in the state capital Tuesday.Officials ... Read more...

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Pranab’s Mirati rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’ (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday received a rapturous welcome when he visited his ancestral village home here as ... Read more...

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Pranab’s hometown rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday arrived at his ancestral village home to a rapturous welcome as relatives, neighbours, ... Read more...

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Pranab tries to woo Trinamool, to resign Sunday


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) In an obvious reference to the Trinamool Congress, United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that except one, all parties which are ... Read more...

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Not the best of times for Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) This is not the best of times for West Bengal's maverick Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Checkmated by the Congress High Command in her presidential poll manoeuvre, ... Read more...

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Pranab appeals to undecided parties to support him (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, who arrived here Friday night to a tumultuous welcome, appealed to parties who are ... Read more...

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Pranab receives tumultuous welcome on arrival in Kolkata


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and United Progressive Alliance presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee arrived in the city Friday night to a tumultuous welcome by Congress workers.Mukherjee, who ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP, asks others to revisit stand on Pranab


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its decision to oppose UPA's presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress party Friday sought widest possible support ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks debate with Pranab (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma Friday expressed confidence he would get support of the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and sought a debate ... 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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NDA fails to decide on presidential poll (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A meeting of the opposition National Democratic Alliance led by the BJP Sunday failed to arrive at a decision on its presidential poll candidate, ... Read more...

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Pranab all set for Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appeared set to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan as the BJP remained undecided over the issue and even sections of the party-led National Democratic ... Read more...

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Jethmalani may join presidential race


June 16th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani Saturday opposed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the July 19 ... 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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Sangma will respect party’s decision: Pawar


June 16th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Saturday said party leader P. Sangma, also in the fray as presidential candidate, will respect the party's ... Read more...

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Will seek support of all concerned: Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday reiterated he would seek "the support of all concerned" in his journey to the country's highest ... Read more...

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Pranab calls Tripura CM for Left support


June 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 16 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee telephoned Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a Communist ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi congratulates Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Former Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress's member of parliament (MP) Dinesh Trivedi Friday congratulated union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for being nominated as the presidential ... Read more...

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BJP core group likely to meet today


June 16th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is likely to meet Saturday evening to discuss the presidential election, party sources said.The meeting comes a ... Read more...

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Bengal Inc happy at Pranab set to be next president


June 15th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) As the UPA Friday named union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Bengal Inc unanimously said the Congress stalwart is the right candidate ... Read more...

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Left in dilemma over support to Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday appeared to be in a grave dilemma over the issue of supporting Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president because not doing so ... Read more...

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Game is not over yet: Mamata


June 15th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) With the Samajwadi Party's support to Pranab Mukherjee's candidature leaving the Trinamool Congress red-faced, party supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday remained firm on her stand of ... Read more...

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Pranab’s village in Bengal celebrates his candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 15 (IANS) Mirati, a sleepy village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, has suddenly woken up to festivities after its famous son, union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab ‘deeply honoured’, calls Mamata sister (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said he was "deeply honoured" that he had been chosen as a candidate for the president's post and ... Read more...

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