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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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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers resign from UPA government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday in line with party chief Mamata Banerjee's announcement three days ago that she was withdrawing ... Read more...

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FDI marks countdown for UPA: BJP


September 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the government notified the decision to allow foreign equity in multi-brand retail, the BJP Friday said it marked the beginning of the ... Read more...

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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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Why is minority UPA in hurry over FDI in retail: Trinamool


September 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday called it "unethical" on the part of the minority United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to notify FDI in retail, and wondered why ... Read more...

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Strike was on genuine issues, got people’s support: Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday said people across the country supported the all India shutdown called by the opposition as ... Read more...

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No rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress asserted Thursday it will go ahead with the latest economic reforms, especially foreign equity in multi-brand retail, despite stiff opposition to the UPA ... Read more...

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Trinamool had asked for FDI in its manifesto, says Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Hoping that Trinamool Congress would reconsider its decision to withdraw from the UPA, the Congress' West Bengal unit Thursday said not allowing retail FDI in Bengal ... Read more...

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Housing developers hail FDI in retail, call for realty reforms


September 20th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Hailing the UPA government's decision to allow FDI in retail as the right move, the housing developer community Thursday called for accelerating the economic reforms process ... Read more...

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Assam warns officials over attendance Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam Wednesday warned of stern action against those government officials who do not report to their offices during the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday over FDI ... Read more...

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Little difference between orange and red: Uma Bharati


September 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Left parties and the NDA led by the BJP calling for a nation wide strike Sep 20 to protest FDI in retail and diesel ... Read more...

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Trinamool toughens stance, UPA says no danger (Evening Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday refused to back off over issues which forced it to quit the UPA government but the Congress maintained that the coalition ... Read more...

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Reverse decisions or quit, CPI-M tells Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government should quit if it does not reverse its decisions on hiking diesel prices and allowing FDI in multi-brand retail trade, CPI-M leader ... Read more...

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Cooking gas and diesel hold the key to compromise?


September 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may have taken an seemingly uncompromising stand on the fuel and retail issues by withdrawing support to the UPA, but some ... Read more...

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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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CPI-M mocks Mamata’s announcement of withdrawing support


September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday mocked Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's decision to pull out from the government, saying that she has still kept ... Read more...

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We hope Mamata will review her decision: Bengal Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA-II government as "unfortunate", West Bengal Pradesh Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee Tuesday expressed ... Read more...

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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

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Congress hopes to convince allies on diesel hike


September 14th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed the hope that it would be able to convince its allies DMK and Trinamool Congress on the "unpleasant but unavoidable" ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata


September 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, J Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn ... Read more...

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Mulayam says Third front after polls, admits PM ambitions (Roundup)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time made clear his prime ministerial ambitions Thursday but in a shift of stance, declared the ... Read more...

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Congress defends, opposition slams diesel price hike


September 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Congress Thursday defended the government's decision to hike the price of diesel by Rs.5 a litre, while the opposition parties including the BJP ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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Rahul faces hostility from Amethi college girls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi faced hostile college girl students on the first day of his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi Thursday.Angry over the ... Read more...

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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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Jaiswal allocated three coal blocks in hour after becoming minister: SP


September 12th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Training guns on Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on the alleged irregularities in coal block allocation, the Samajwadi Party Tuesday held him responsible for allocating three ... Read more...

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BJP’s charges on coal blocks are false: Coal minister


September 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday termed the BJP's allegation of irregularities in coal blocks allocation as "false" and a "face saving measure".Jaiswal said the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Scrap training of Sri Lankan army, demand DMK MPs


September 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A group of MPs of the DMK, a key UPA constituent, Tuesday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony and demanded a halt to the training ... Read more...

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Not quitting, BJP negating democracy: PM (Roundup)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) A combative Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asserted he was here to stay and attacked the BJP for its "diversionary tactics" ... Read more...

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