Mamata Banerjee's ascent is based on an unrehearsed, inchoate, impulsive political movement, which has surged ahead of other parties in recent years in acquiring close grassroots links. As the name of her party, Trinamool (or grassroots) Congress, shows, she did not bank on any ideological conviction or organisational strength to reach her present position where she is regarded as the next chief minister of West Bengal.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 9:01:00 AM
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda, declared a proclaimed offender under the Indian law, returned to his country Friday as the Madras High Court said it will hear a petition urging his arrest Monday.
Friday, June 11, 2010 11:15:52 PM
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The second phase of panchayat (village council) polls in Haryana will be held in 36 blocks of state's 12 districts Saturday, an Election Commission official said here Friday evening.
Friday, June 11, 2010 9:39:06 PM
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it will hold public meetings at prominent places in the city June 14 to protest the Delhi government for helping power companies in their demand for hike in power tariff.
Friday, June 11, 2010 9:16:58 PM
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will lead a delegation for a week-long trip to the US, Singapore and Malaysia Saturday to study infrastructure and developmental projects in those countries that could be implemented in Mumbai, an official said Friday.
Friday, June 11, 2010 8:44:43 PM
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Even as Congress leader Arjun Singh is being increasingly blamed for the release of former Union Carbide Corp chief Warren Anderson in 1984, the then Madhya Pradesh chief minister has continued to maintain his silence on the issue.
Friday, June 11, 2010 8:35:01 PM
Ranchi, June 11 (IANS) Jharkhand Assembly Speaker C.P. Singh Friday wrote to Lok Sabha Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to protest withdrawal of facilities to legislators during president's rule.
Friday, June 11, 2010 7:23:47 PM
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Eminent citizens and political leaders, cutting across party lines, Friday vehemently opposed the widespread political clamour for a headcount on the basis of caste.
Friday, June 11, 2010 7:09:05 PM
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 11 (IANS) Angry tribal youths Friday stopped Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil's motorcade to protest alleged discrimination in recruitment to new police posts in this Maoist-infested district.
Friday, June 11, 2010 6:50:30 PM
Patna, June 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will finalise its election strategy in poll-bound Bihar when its national executive members meet here Friday during which they will pass two resolutions targeting the 'failures' of the the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.
Friday, June 11, 2010 6:50:15 PM
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