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2G case will not effect alliance with DMK: Congress
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The naming of DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi as a co-accused in 2G spectrum allocation case will not threaten the alliance with the party, the Congress said here Friday.

Friday, May 06, 2011 6:57:55 PM

Punjab MP ends fast after Badal assurance
Ludhiana, May 6 (IANS) Congress MP and Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Ravnit Singh Bittu Friday ended his six-day-old hunger strike Friday following a written assurance by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on setting up a drug prevention board to combat rampant drug abuse in the state.

Friday, May 06, 2011 6:27:14 PM

22 'criminal' candidates in Bengal final phase poll
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) A total of 22 candidates of the 90 in fray in 14 Maoist-affected assembly constituencies in the final phase of West Bengal's assembly polls have criminal cases pending against them, an election watchdog said Friday.

Friday, May 06, 2011 6:09:09 PM

West Bengal polls enter fifth phase Saturday
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Amid heightened security that includes helicopter surveillance, over 74 lakh voters will head to the polling booths Saturday as West Bengal's assembly elections enter their fifth and penultimate phase.

Friday, May 06, 2011 6:01:08 PM

Osama's burial at sea offended Muslim sensibility: Geelani
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, who Friday led the funeral prayers for Osama bin Laden, said Muslim sensibilities throughout the world have been hurt by the US decision to bury the slain Al Qaeda leader at sea.

Friday, May 06, 2011 5:34:29 PM

Learnt lessons from Netai incident: Buddhadeb
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has learnt lessons from the Netai incident and added that this kind of incident should not have happened.

Friday, May 06, 2011 4:28:11 PM

MNS asks Mumbai's BJP chief to quit
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Friday demanded the sacking of the city's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Raj Purohit for making derogatory references to a college girl who captured on camera a vendor urinating in a serving vessel last month.

Friday, May 06, 2011 3:56:40 PM

Rights group demands Arunachal governor's recall
Itanagar, May 6 (IANS) The Arunachal Citizens' Rights (ACR) group Friday urged the central government to recall Governor Gen (Retd) J.J. Singh for airing a wrong statement that the helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu had landed safely.

Friday, May 06, 2011 3:40:08 PM

Shashi Tharoor has 1 mn Twitter followers, only Sachin ahead
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) There is hardly a time when diplomat-turned politician Shashi Tharoor, the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha MP, is not in the news. He now has over one million followers on social networking site Twitter and only batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is above him, his office said Friday.

Friday, May 06, 2011 3:24:28 PM

Congress-DMK relations good, says Azad
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said naming of DMK MP Kanimozhi as a co-accused in 2G spectrum allocation case will cause no threat to the Congress' alliance with the southern party.

Friday, May 06, 2011 3:19:42 PM

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