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GoM formed to study proposal abolishing northeast ministry
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) The central government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the recommendation by a reforms panel to abolish the Ministry for Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:53:14 PM

Amar Singh is factually incorrect: Karat
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In a move that could widen the gap between the two parties, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday said Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh was 'factually incorrect' when he accused the Left of 'bulldozing' the bill that led to the removal of AIIMS director P. Venugopal.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:36:33 PM

Re-polling starts in Bengal districts
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Re-polling for West Bengal's panchayat elections began Tuesday in 21 booths across five districts, two days after rigging marred the exercise in several places including the troubled Nandigram region.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:39:44 PM

Controversial Kerala astrologer in police custody
Kochi, May 13 (IANS) Astrologer to the stars and controversial guru Swami Amritananthachaithanya alias Santosh Madhavan was arrested here Tuesday morning on charges of cheating a woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2004.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:22:55 AM

Mayawati may become PM one day, says biography
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It is perhaps just a matter of time, given the 'certain weariness' with the mainstream political parties, before Mayawati becomes India's prime minister, says a new autobiography of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister released to time with the first anniversary of her fourth stint as government leader of the country's most populous state.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 9:04:59 AM

Poll code violation notice to Andhra government, minister
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Monday issued notices to the Andhra Pradesh government and a state minister for allegedly violating the model code of conduct for the May 29 by-elections.

Monday, May 12, 2008 11:29:23 PM

Violence across Punjab as panchayat polls are held
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Incidents of violence, including clashes between workers of the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine, marred voting in Punjab's panchayat polls Monday.

Monday, May 12, 2008 10:27:55 PM

Shiv Sainiks tarnish Bombay Dyeing signboards
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 12 (IANS) Shiv Sena workers Monday blackened hoardings of textile firm Bombay Dyeing, taking a cue from an article in the party's mouthpiece against the continued use of the earlier name of Mumbai in some establishments.

Monday, May 12, 2008 10:05:27 PM

Yashwant Sinha faints during agitation in Ranchi
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Monday fainted while participating in an agitation launched by the party here.

Monday, May 12, 2008 10:03:45 PM

Congress in a bind over arrack policy
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) The Congress, fighting to recapture power in Karnataka, found itself in a bind following a controversial statement by one of its leaders about lifting ban on arrack, a popular decision of the previous Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government.

Monday, May 12, 2008 9:33:49 PM

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