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Congress seals pact with Trinamool for West Bengal assembly polls
New Delhi/Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Giving in to the seat-sharing agreement unilaterally announced by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, the Congress Monday sealed an electoral pact with her party for the April-May West Bengal assembly polls. Under the deal, Trinamool will contest 227 seats while the Congress will field 65 candidates.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:41:14 PM

West Bengal's vote-on-account stresses production hike
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday emphasised on rising production in agriculture and industry and increase in employment in both the sectors while presenting its vote-on-account for fiscal 2011-12 in the state assembly.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:26:55 PM

BJP MPs to demand special status for Bihar
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MPs will Tuesday stage a demonstration near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament House complex in support of their demand for special status category for Bihar, party leader Shahnawaz Hussain said here.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:20:30 PM

India offered to pass US message to Ahmadinejad: WikiLeaks
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India had offered to pass on a message from America to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit here in 2008, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:18:23 PM

VAT up in Meghalaya, alcohol costly
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) Alcohol is set to become dearer in Meghalaya as Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday presented a deficit budget for 2011-12 and proposed fresh taxes to bridge the gap between expenditure and revenue.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:02:55 PM

50 officers suspended, notice to 355 for graft
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Monday announced action against 405 employees of the agriculture department, including the immediate suspension of 50 officers, accused of siphoning off funds from the central and state aid packages for Vidarbha farmers.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:01:19 PM

Trinamool promises quick action on Dajeeling issue
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Monday promised in its election manifesto that if voted to power in the April-May West Bengal assembly elections, it will take effective steps within 100 days to bring back peace in the state's Darjeeling hills.

Monday, March 21, 2011 10:00:47 PM

Stalin files nomination, owns assets worth over Rs.1 crore
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin Monday filed his nomination for contesting in the Kolathur assembly constituency here, declaring assets worth over Rs.1 crore.

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:56:30 PM

BJP to serve breach of privilege notice against PM
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said it will Tuesday serve notice in parliament of a breach of privilege motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for 'misleading' the house over his remarks that the panel which probed the bribe-for-votes scam in 2008 had found insufficient evidence to draw any conclusions.

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:31:59 PM

Maharashtra's debt hits Rs.231,000 crore
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Maharashtra's debt touched Rs.231,000 crore during fiscal 2010-11, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan informed the state legislature Monday.

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:23:57 PM

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