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Mamata calls for a stop to shutdowns
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday urged the parties to do away with the 'politics of bandhs (shutdowns) and strikes' and requested an all-party meet to discuss the issue.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:33:55 PM

Congress likely to convene meeting of party MPs Thursday
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress leadership is likely to convene a meeting of party MPs Thursday to discuss the steps taken to deal with the Lokpal logjam in the wake of concerns of party leaders over Anna Hazare's fast and the picketing of the houses of some leaders by Hazare activists.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:21:06 PM

Sonia Gandhi likely to return from US by month-end
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to return to the country by the end of this month after her surgery in the US, a party leader said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:18:56 PM

Hegde urges Hazare to end fast
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde Tuesday urged social activist Anna Hazare to end his fast but continue agitating for strong measures to curb corruption.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:14:05 PM

Government, Team Anna hold talks, PM promises 'best possible' Lokpal bill
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Faced with countrywide support for Anna Hazare's campaign for a stronger Lokpal bill, the government Tuesday opened formal negotiations with Team Anna as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to the social activist to end his his eight-day hunger strike and assured that steps will be taken to place his version of the anti-graft bill in parliament.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:00:00 PM

INLD members suspended, evicted from Haryana assembly
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) All 31 legislators of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) were evicted and suspended from the Haryana assembly Tuesday after they protested inside the house.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:58:01 PM

Protesters picket Manmohan Singh's Chandigarh house
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Pro-Anna Hazare agitators held a protest outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's private house in the upscale Sector 11 here Tuesday. The house, let out on rent, is located less than 100 metres from the police station.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:51:04 PM

Desperate PM asks Anna to end fast, talks open
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Under mounting pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged 74-year-old Anna Hazare to end his eight day old fast in support of a radical anti-corruption legislation, setting the stage for an end to a nationwide campaign that has galvanized tens of thousands.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:40:20 PM

Anna should end fast, says Santosh Hegde
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hedge Tuesday appealed to social activist Anna Hazare to call off his fast in view of his deteriorating health.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:31:00 PM

Government-Team Anna talks begin
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Talks between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is the government mediator, and a three-member civil society team to end Anna Hazare's eight-day-old fast for a stronger Lokapal bill began Tuesday evening, sources said.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:28:41 PM

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