In addition to the Left's across-the-board setbacks in the West Bengal panchayat elections, the significance of the outcome is that the comrades have been hit where it hurts the most. As a result, any claim that it still controls the majority of the local bodies - 518 of the zilla parishads, for instance, against the opposition's 230 - will not dispel the gloom in the Communist camp.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 8:09:02 AM
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Karnataka electorate that voted in three phases to elect a new state assembly would not have imagined that its decision, perhaps for the first time in the state's history, could have a national impact.
Saturday, May 24, 2008 7:24:35 AM
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Friday went to the forward army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) for a firsthand look at the living conditions of soldiers. She assured the troops of better facilities.
Friday, May 23, 2008 11:48:57 PM
Palanpur, May 23 (IANS) Dilipsinh Thakore, former Gujarat minister of state for agriculture and animal husbandry, is in the eye of storm. His daughter-in-law Madhavi, 24, has filed a criminal case against him and his son Miteshbhai for causing untold mental agony and physical hardship to her for giving birth to a girl child.
Friday, May 23, 2008 11:23:27 PM
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government Friday deferred for a week a decision on hiking the prices of transport fuel in the face global crude crossing $135 a barrel as the Left parties put their foot down, reiterating that they will not accept a price hike.
Friday, May 23, 2008 10:32:20 PM
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) In a sudden development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Prashant Kumar Misra resigned Friday evening, reportedly over differences with Chief Minister Mayawati.
Friday, May 23, 2008 9:25:51 PM
Patna, May 23 (IANS) The Patna High Court Friday directed the state government to fix a date for jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) parliamentarian Mohammed Shahabuddin to be taken All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi for medical treatment.
Friday, May 23, 2008 9:13:54 PM
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Asserting that their opposition to the Indo-US civil nuclear deal remains unchanged, India's Left parties Friday alleged that the government was trying to create a 'temporary uranium shortage' in order to push the contentious pact.
Friday, May 23, 2008 9:08:20 PM
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Left parties Friday said they would not accept any proposal to increase the prices of petrol and diesel and warned the government of intensifying their agitation against the neo-liberal policies.
Friday, May 23, 2008 9:07:59 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) Friday decided to boycott all events presided over by outspoken state Devasom Minister G.Sudhakaran because of his 'unbearable' comments.
Friday, May 23, 2008 8:17:23 PM
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