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Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for the forthcoming assembly polls, party sources said.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 11:02:38 PM

Mamata government to give civic reception to president
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with a "civic reception" next month, a senior party MP said Thursday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:15:28 PM

No need to be defensive on CAG report, Sonia tells party MPs
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday told party MPs not to be defensive on the CAG report on coal block allocation as the government had not done anything wrong, and to aggressively counter the BJP's demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:12:28 PM

Parliament again adjourned, government hopes for breakthrough Monday (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted for the third day running Thursday as the BJP insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the CAG report on coal blocks allocation even as the government expressed hope that a breakthrough would be achieved at an all-party meeting Monday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:30:58 PM

BJP terms Congress 'obstinate'
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after it walked out of the joint parliamentary committee meeting on 2G spectrum allocation, the Bharatiya Janata Party called the Congress 'thethar' (obstinate), blaming it for not letting the panel function properly.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:43:08 PM

Congress appoints Chacko, Sandeep Dikshit as spokespersons
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress Thursday appointed party MPs P.C. Chacko and Sandeep Dikshit as new spokespersons.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:36:58 PM

Parliament adjourned for third day; all-party meeting on Monday (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted for the third day Thursday as the opposition insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the CAG report on alleged faulty allocation of coal blocks, even as an all-party meeting called on Monday held out hope of the ending the logjam.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:59:39 PM

Buddhadeb denied permission to hold conference in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Raising the hackles of the opposition, the state administration has denied former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee permission to hold a party conference in the state's Hooghly district, citing law and order reasons.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:40:48 PM

Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by cooking up theories of "conspiracies" and "rotten campaigns".

Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:58:58 PM

Twitter agrees to block six fake PMO accounts (Lead, Superseding earlier story)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter has agreed to cooperate with the government in blocking six fake accounts "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:37:48 PM

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