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Centre trying to trample on rights of states: BJP
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Seizing on the United Progressive Alliance''s inability to push through its proposed anti-terror hub due to opposition by several non-Congress chief ministers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday accused the central government of trying to trample on the rights of the states.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:52:51 PM

Presidential poll: Congress'' prospects brighten, Pranab leads race
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Having made the first moves in the presidential polls by reaching out to its allies, the Congress has brightened the prospects of sending its candidate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan but faces a difficult choice in selecting its nominee from among possible names such as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 9:45:21 PM

''Hillary visiting Kolkata as Mamata government US'' favourite''
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Former West Bengal chif minister and Marxist leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday took a dig at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton''s visit to the city, saying that the present Trinamool Congress government is one of the US'' favourites.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 9:45:11 PM

40 Rajasthan BJP legislators offer to resign
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) The rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party''s Rajasthan unit widened Sunday after over 40 legislators offered to resign in favour of senior party leader and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, sources said.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 7:42:21 PM

Hard decisions will have to be taken: Chidambaram on NCTC
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said the government will take a "hard decision" on the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) given the terror threats the country faces.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 4:18:12 PM

Parliament was treated like a temple once, recalls veteran from first Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The discipline of parliament has been lost with sloganeering and noisy scenes replacing patient debates, feels veteran parliamentarian Rishang Keishing, 91, who was a member of the first Lok Sabha and recalls the time when parliament was like ''a temple and the speaker its priest''.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:47:12 PM

Nitish close to Modi, says Lalu
Patna, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Sunday attacked the former for "betraying his people".

Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:09:41 PM

RJD hits out at Nitish for Modi handshake
Patna, May 5 (IANS) Bihar''s opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal Saturday hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, questioning his secular credentials after he warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart, the Bharatiya Janata Party''s Narendra Modi, at a meeting in New Delhi.

Saturday, May 05, 2012 10:20:35 PM

Haven''t caused centre-state distrust: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Coming under sharp attack from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Narendra Modi and J.Jayalalithaa, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday rejected their criticism that his ministry''s actions were contributing to "growing distrust" between the centre and states.

Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:19:25 PM

Ibobi supports NCTC, stresses human rights angle
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Saturday termed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) a credible step towards institutional capability to counter terrorist forces but stressed the need to care for the human rights of citizens while setting it up.

Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:09:44 PM

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