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Presidential poll: Trinamool, CPI-M both losers (West Bengal Newsletter)
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's dramatic U-turn to support UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee - albeit to ensure a smooth run for her cash-strapped West Bengal government - has not only been a humbling experience for her but has also derailed the Marxists' strategy of gaining from the Congress-Trinamool rift.

Friday, July 20, 2012 1:15:44 PM

BJP tries to mop up votes with sops (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and five-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's fears have come true. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have gone populist with a vengeance ahead of the assembly polls due in December.

Friday, July 20, 2012 12:24:24 PM

No question of resignation: Praful Patel
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was unhappy but there was no question of resigning from the cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel said Friday, dismissing speculation that he and party chief Sharad Pawar, who is the agriculture minister, had quit.

Friday, July 20, 2012 12:17:29 PM

Uddhav Thackeray in hospital for angioplasty
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was admitted to Lilavati Hospital here Friday morning for an angioplasty procedure, party officials said.

Friday, July 20, 2012 11:26:27 AM

Pawar meets Sonia to discuss 'coalition issues'
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) An aggrieved Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday, a day after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president and his lieutenant Praful Patel were believed to have offered to resign from the cabinet apparently over the No.2 position in the government.

Friday, July 20, 2012 10:11:57 AM

PM condoles Dhar's death
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday condoled the death of economist P.N. Dhar, calling him "a public servant of the highest pedigree who embodied the finest values and principles of public service."

Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:20:14 PM

Unhappy Pawar, Patel offer to quit
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Thursday was embroiled in fresh ally trouble with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his lieutenant Praful Patel handing over their resignations from the government over the way the Congress has "denigrated and humiliated the coalition".

Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:11:04 PM

Rahul's remark triggers speculation about ministerial role
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry he could join.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:50:54 PM

Uddhav Thackeray to undergo angioplasty Friday
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who has been suffering from chest pains the past one week, will undergo an angioplasty in Bandra's Lilavati Hospital Friday, a party official said.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:46:44 PM

Eight IAS officials transferred in UP
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government transferred eight senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) late Thursday, including two divisional commissioners.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:38:04 PM

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