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After Pranab, PM to control finance

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With the UPA’s presidential candidate, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, expected to resign as Union finance minister on Tuesday, the race for his berth has picked up pace. Sources disclosed that following Mr Mukherjee’s resignation, no matter who becomes finance minister, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to take complete control of the finance ministry and the country’s economy.

After Pranab, PM to control finance

With the UPA’s presidential candidate, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, expected to resign as Union finance minister on Tuesday, the race for his berth has picked up pace.

Sources disclosed that following Mr M

Country needs a Hindu PM: Sangh

The secularism-Hindutva battle intensified on Wednesday with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat rallying behind Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country needed a 'Hindu' leader.

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RSS rallies behind Modi

The secularism-Hindutva battle intensified Wednesday with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat rallying behind Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, saying the country needed a “Hindu” leader.

Ally Trinamul grows more belligerent

While the Trinamul Congress in West Bengal sent a strong signal to the Congress threatening to go it alone in the state elections after winning four of six civic body elections on Tuesday, Trinamul Un

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CPI-M: When revolution walks into the sunset

The politburo of assassins was the title of a poem written by Tariq Ali when the Tiananmen Square massacre took place in the summer of ‘89. The brutal ass

Hillary may pitch supermarket entry to Mamata

With powerful regional bosses blocking the entry of foreign supermarket chains into India, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is expected to make a pitch to win over the most vocal critic, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, when the two meet in Kolkata early next week.

West Bengal slammed by NCW on rising rape

Women in West Bengal are apparently not safe under the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress government. The National Commission for Women, in a report released on Tuesday, stated that the state has “recorded the second highest number of rape case in the country and the rate of increase in reported cases is twice the national average”.

Rising rape: NCW slams Bengal govt

Women in West Bengal are apparently not safe under the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress government. The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a report released on Tuesday, stated that the state has “recorded the second highest number of rape case in the country and the rate of increase in reported cases is twice the national average”.

Women not safe under Mamata's rule - NCW study

Women in West Bengal are apparently not safe under the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamul Congress government.

The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a report released on Tuesday, stated that the sta

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