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Trinamool calls Mulayam a ‘traitor’, hopes for consensus on Kalam


June 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Terming Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a "traitor" after his party's about-turn in extending support to union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Ram Gopal cajoles cousin Mulayam to go with Pranab Babu


June 15th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Political prudence of Ram Gopal Yadav prevailed over the views of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday as the party officially announced its ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks to quit alliance with Trinamool


June 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Saying that it was becoming "very difficult" to work with the Trinamool Congress after its party chief Mamata Banerjee "unceremoniously discarded" Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Bengal exults at Pranab’s candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 17 years ago when Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections form his own party, West Bengal Friday ... Read more...

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Pranab vs Mamata: A tale of differences behind show of bonhomie


June 14th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have never quite gelled, despite their apparent show of bonhomie from time to ... Read more...

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Could Mulayam be persuaded to accept Pranab as president?


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was not averse to a "slight climbdown" on union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as president but was ... Read more...

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Pranab telephones Buddhadeb for support in presidential polls


June 14th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday telephoned Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and sought the support of Left parties for the ... Read more...

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We will support Congress choice for president: Lalu Prasad


June 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday said his party would support the Congress party's choice of presidential candidate and slammed political parties for "making ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress lashes out at Mamata for rejecting Pranab


June 14th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for indirectly rejecting the name of union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the president's post, Congress ... Read more...

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Mamata plays pivot in presidential talk


June 13th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday emerged as a pivotal figure in deciding a consensus presidential candidate as she flitted in and out of ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Intro Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential choice (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday with regard to the upcoming presidential poll, ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential choice Wednesday (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday regarding the upcoming presidential polls, Trinamool Congress insiders ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential polls Wednesday


June 12th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday regarding the upcoming presidential polls, Trinamool Congress insiders said.Banerjee ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Trinamool, Samajwadi Party keep suspense on (Roundup)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The pace picked up for the presidential polls Monday with the Election Commission saying the dates would be announced soon even as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Support Pranab as president, Congress urges Mamata


June 10th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Sunday appealed to Trinamool Congress - its ally both at in the central and West Bengal government - to support its veteran ... Read more...

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Party will decide on presidential candidate: Pranab


June 9th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Considered a strong contender for being named the Congress's presidential candidate, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said it was for his party to decide ... Read more...

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Trinamool passes popularity test, with twin failures (West Bengal newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has passed its first major popularity test, bagging four of the state's six civic bodies after contesting the elections on ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Pranab to meet finance ministers from northeast


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet the finance ministers of northeastern states here Tuesday to discuss fiscal, infrastructural and investment problems of the region.Tripura ... Read more...

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Brisk polling amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Brisk polling marred by incidents of sporadic violence was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal -- being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Factors leading to slowdown have bottomed out: Mukherjee


May 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the Indian economy was set to recover as most of the factors leading to the sharp drop ... Read more...

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Reality sector resents black money accusations


May 29th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A top realty developers' association Tuesday castigated the central government for targeting it as one of the prime investment destinations for those with black money.Reacting ... Read more...

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Rupee’s devaluation due to national, international factors: Pranab


May 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday attributed the cumulative effect of several national and international factors, including the Eurozone crisis, for the devaluation of the ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... Read more...

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Capital gains tax on private equity lowered


May 7th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The central government Monday announced the lowering of capital gains tax on private equity investments to 10 percent from the existing 20 percent."Currently, long ... Read more...

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‘Sonia on the job to finalise presidential candidate’


May 5th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, May 5 (IANS) Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi was "on the job" to finalise the presidential candidate even as the party continued ... Read more...

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Government efforts keeping sugar price stable: Mukherjee


April 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday that the government is using a variety of instruments, including trade policy, to keep prices of sugar ... Read more...

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Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs 3,000 crore from centre


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana has sought Rs.3,000 crore from the central government to compensate for the loss of revenue due to the reduction of central sales tax (CST) rates ... Read more...

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Pranab, jewellers to discuss contentious new levies


April 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) In an effort to break the deadlock over the recent hike in duties affecting the gems and jewelery industry, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will ... Read more...

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Kashmir Valley gold sellers on strike against excise duty


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) Wholesale and retail gold traders of the Kashmir Valley continued their strike for the 16th day Tuesday against the excise duty hike on branded and ... Read more...

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