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President, cabinet, leaders pays tribute to Deshmukh (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari were among leaders from across the political spectrum who paid tributes ... Read more...

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President condoles Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, saying the "towering leader of Maharashtra" was "an esteemed colleague and a ... Read more...

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Pranab writes to Mamata for support


July 15th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Reminding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the common goal of serving India, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has written a letter ... Read more...

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Politicians, journalists are like fish and water: Pranab


July 9th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Journalists and politicians are like fish and water, one cannot do without the other, UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee said Monday, describing the close relations ... Read more...

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Trinamool MLA speaks out against factionalism, sycophancy


July 1st, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Taking potshots at the top Trinamool Congress leadership, a party legislator Sunday said she was incapable of doing "politics of sycophancy" and complained of "factional ... Read more...

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Sangma plays tribal card to garner support from northeast


June 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Playing the tribal card, former Lok Sabha speaker and NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Saturday appealed to politicians in the mostly Congress-ruled northeastern states - ... Read more...

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Kerala minister vows to quit smoking on mother turning 80


June 28th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John has decided to give up cigarettes, his "companion" for the past 32 years, as a birthday gift for his mother ... Read more...

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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and ... Read more...

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MNF chief Zoramthanga blames EVMs for defeat of regional parties


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga Thursday blamed the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) for defeat of regional parties like ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father ‘unsure’ of compromise talks


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The standoff between state Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his father, veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, continued to ... Read more...

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Rahul, Bilawal contact important, says Pakistani daily


April 10th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The contact between Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of India's ruling Congress party, and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto, who heads the Pakistan Peoples Party, is "important given ... Read more...

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PM remembers Salve as distinguished leader


April 2nd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of former union minister N.K.P. Salve, saying India had lost "a distinguished leader".In his condolence message ... Read more...

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Antony should quit: Achuthanandan


March 30th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Leader of opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said Defence Minister A.K. Antony should resign in the wake of "the biggest ever scams" that ... Read more...

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Kashmir education minister resigns (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed Friday quit after police indicted him for the use of unfair means by his son in the ... Read more...

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Pawar mulls quitting electoral politics


January 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Having lost not even one election in the 45 years of his political career so far, union minister and veteran politician Sharad Pawar has said ... Read more...

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PM condoles Kerala governor Farook’s death


January 27th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death of Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook, saying he will be remembered for his administrative abilities and strong ... Read more...

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Court refuses to hear appeal against Tiwari


November 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to hear an appeal filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claims to be the biological son of Congress leader N.D. ... Read more...

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Kerala house adjourns over remarks against Achuthanandan


October 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (IANS) The Kerala assembly was adjourned Friday morning after witnessing unruly scenes over the issue of a minister's alleged lewd remarks against Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan.As ... Read more...

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Advani on ‘weak’ PM: Just calling a spade a spade


October 21st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) "If calling a spade, a spade, is improper, I plead guilty", senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Friday, justifying his oft-repeated comments ... 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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UPA conspiring against Gujarat government: Modi


September 25th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday accused the Congress-led central government of conspiring to dislodge his government and demanded the recall of Governor Kamla Beniwal. "The ... Read more...

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‘Nepal king ordered destruction of Buddha statue’


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) A former Nepali minister Monday said then King Birendra of Nepal had ordered the demolition of a Buddha statute.Veteran politician Homnath Dahal, who was local development ... Read more...

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New cycling chief Parminder Dhindsa seeks ministry’s help


June 27th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Parminder Singh Dhindsa, the new president of the Cycling Federation of India (CFI), Monday sought financial help from the sports ministry to build more velodromes ... Read more...

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Uma Bharti back in BJP (Second Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Veteran politician Uma Bharti Tuesday rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), nearly six years after being expelled for defying the party leadership.The former Madhya ... Read more...

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Uma Bharti re-inducted into BJP (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Veteran politician Uma Bharti, 52, Tuesday rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), nearly six years after being expelled for defying the party leadership.The former ... Read more...

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Acting to continue, says Kerala minister


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Film actor-turned-politician and Kerala Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar said Sunday that being in office will not be a hindrance to his acting career."One can term ... Read more...

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President, PM condole death of Dorjee Khandu (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday condoled the death of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu in ... Read more...

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PM condoles demise of Dorjee Khandu


May 5th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday condoled the death of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash, saying the country had lost ... Read more...

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Second generation politicians contest Bengal polls


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Sons, daughters-in-law, relatives... West Bengal's assembly elections appear to have become a family affair, to a great extent.Many young family members of the state's ... Read more...

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US Senator Ensign to resign in May over extramarital affair probe


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): US Senator John Ensign of Nevada, who is facing an ethics investigation over his affair with the wife of a top aid, has denied of 'violating any law', ... Read more...

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A 10th election, a 10th constituency - meet Kerala’s rolling stone


April 6th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Seeking greener pastures is nothing new for Kerala's veteran politician M.V. Raghavan. In nine assembly elections, he has fought from nine different constituencies and he is ... Read more...

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India puts off US strategic dialogue due to state polls


March 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India Friday said it has decided to postpone the second round of its strategic dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and US ... Read more...

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Pranab invokes the gods


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee invoked the gods Monday while presenting the budget for 2011-12, appealing to Indra, the god of rains, and Saraswati, the goddess of ... Read more...

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Mukherjee begins presenting federal budget for 2011-12


February 28th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Stating that India has bounced back after the global financial crisis with broad-based growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee began presenting the federal budget for 2011-12 in ... Read more...

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Democratic Party of Japan suspends membership of veteran politician Ozawa over fraud scandal


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Tuesday suspended the party membership of veteran politician and its former leader Ichiro Ozawa over a funds fraud scandal, ... Read more...

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