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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji dead (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Freedom fighter, Telangana leader Bapuji is dead


September 21st, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent freedom fighter and a well-known figure in the Telangana movement, Konda Lakshman Bapuji died here Friday. He was 96.Bapuji, who was not keeping well for ... 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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Make UP model for other states: Mulayam asks ministers


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all Samajwadi Party (SP) ministers in Uttar Pradesh to read the party's pre-poll manifesto thoroughly, party chief Mulayam Singh Wednesday said the state government ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is NDA choice for vice president (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Divided over the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA Monday unanimously named BJP veteran leader Jaswant Singh as its vice presidential candidate.Although numbers ... Read more...

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Pranab gets nostalgic


July 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Monday turned nostalgic and recalled the time when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from ... 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 appeals to all Andhra parties to support him (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) Presidential candidate of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Pranab Mukherjee Sunday appealed to all parties in Andhra Pradesh to support his candidature.He addressed Congress MPs ... Read more...

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Sonia thanks non-UPA parties for support to Pranab (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed happiness that Pranab Mukherjee emerged not only the unanimous choice of the United Progressive Alliance as presidential candidate ... Read more...

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RBI to notify steps to revive economy, rupee: Mukherjee (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would announce measures later in the day to help revive the battered ... Read more...

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CWC meeting begins


June 25th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee - the party's apex decision-making body - began its meeting here Monday. The meeting has been convened to bid farewell ... 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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BJP discusses Sangma, says aims bigger than presidential poll (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's nearly three-hour-long meeting on presidential polls ended inconclusively with leaders discussing the possibility of Backing P.A. Sangma but the party ... Read more...

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Divided BJP discusses option of backing Sangma


June 17th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's core committee Saturday weighed the options of backing P. Sangma for the post of president, even as a section within ... Read more...

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JD-U leader supports Mukherjee


June 16th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patna, June 16 (IANS) Coming out in support of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for presidency, Janata Dal-United leader Shivanand Tiwari Saturday said a "graceful sendoff" should be ... Read more...

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NDA to wait and watch: Advani (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is closely watching the developments on the presidential elections and will wait for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ... Read more...

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BJP’s internecine war bogs it down


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be at war -- with itself.With the next Lok Sabha elections only two years away, the country's ... Read more...

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Pranab says he likes Rashtrapati Bhavan lawns!


May 25th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's cryptic comment about Rashtrapati Bhavan's extensive lawns and how he loves to walk has renewed speculation about the veteran leader's ... Read more...

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Civil society demands universal pension for elderly


May 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Members of civil society and the unorganised sector Friday demanded universal pension rights for the elderly of the unorganised sector with a series of public ... Read more...

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Enough is enough, apex court tells N.D. Tiwari (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) "Enough is enough," the Supreme Court said Tuesday while reprimanding veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for having disobeyed an order to give a blood ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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BJP targets PM, Chidambaram in 2G case


February 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A day after the apex court pulled up the government for delay in sanctiong prosecution of former telecom minister A. Raja, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to take decision when charge sheet comes (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) With his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) having turned down his offer to quit after his name figured in a land scam, Kerala's Leader of Opposition ... Read more...

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Present Lokpal bill is unconstitutional: BJP


December 27th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha termed the Lokpal bill as "unconstitutional" ahead of Tuesday's debate in parliament over the contentious legislation."We ... Read more...

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BJP should always respect Vajpayee, says kin


December 25th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which celebrated the 87th birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sunday, should always respect the veteran leader, his ... Read more...

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PM, BJP leaders greet Vajpayee on his 87th birthday


December 25th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and other well-wishers gave their best wishes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, ... Read more...

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Vajpayee turns 88 amid health concerns


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who turns 88 on Christmas Day, remains one of India's most popular and charismatic political leaders whose name ... Read more...

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Ramlila ground washed in saffron, green as Advani ends ‘yatra’


November 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bathed in saffron and green, the Ramlila ground and the roads leading to it were Sunday dotted with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flags and ... Read more...

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Congress leader begins indefinite fast for Telangana


November 1st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Congress legislator Komatireddy Venkat Reddy Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike to ask the central government to initiate the process to carve out a separate ... Read more...

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Modi absent as BJP national executive attacks government


September 30th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Controversy dogged the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive that began here Friday with its star leader Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as ... Read more...

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N.D. Tiwari gets contempt of court notice


September 27th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued a contempt notice to Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for defying its order asking him to give his blood sample ... Read more...

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Trade union leader M.K. Pandhe is dead (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) M.K. Pandhe, a veteran leader of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), died here early Saturday following a massive heart attack, the Marxist trade ... Read more...

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Battle hots up for Nepal PM’s post


August 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) The battle for Nepal's new prime minister hotted up Tuesday with the major parties stepping up negotiations after President Ram Baran Yadav gave them till Sunday ... Read more...

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President, PM celebrate Raksha Bandhan with kids (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday celebrated Raksha Bandhan with children, including differently-abled kids.According to an official statement, the children tied ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to quit Saturday


August 10th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Nepal's six-month-old communist-led coalition government is poised to fall, with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal informing parliament Wednesday that he would step down Saturday.The embattled communist ... Read more...

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