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Sc deals blow to mamata on panchayat poll

In a huge setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, the Supreme Court directed on Friday that West Bengal’s panchayat polls be conducted in five phases and rescheduled it to start from July 11.

Cong unsure of bailout by SP

Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, the wily SP chief, who has been nursing prime ministerial ambitions, is working to cobble up a possible third front for the 2014 general elections.

Trinamul set to formally break ties with UPA

The Trinamul Congress is all set to break its ties with the UPA by withdrawing its ministers and the support tomorrow but the government remained unfazed over its stability even as outside ally Mulayam Singh Yadav sent mixed signals.

Trinamool deadline ends, Sonia holds talks with Congress leaders

Congress president Sonia Gandhi held consultations with party leaders as the 72-hour deadline set by Trinamool Congress for rollback of diesel price hike, LPG subsidy cap and FDI in retail ended on

Sangma: I’m still in race

The NCP on Sunday threatened to take disciplinary action against P.A.

I am still in the presidential race: Sangma

Undaunted by the threat of disciplinary action by his own party, the NCP, P.A.

Hillary: Pak must do more on terror

In remarks New Delhi will welcome, visiting US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Monday that Pakistan had not done as much to fight terrorism as the United States and India would like it to do.

Trivedi bows out, Mamata in Delhi

Mr Dinesh Trivedi decided to resign as railway minister on Sunday evening shortly before his party boss, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, reached the national capital later in the night.

Will reply to rail budget debate in Parliament: Trivedi


Continuing his defiance, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday rejected Trinamool Congress directive to him to resign from the post unless given in writing as Mamata Banerjee insisted that Prime

GTA Bill gets prez nod, now onus lies on Bengal

Decks have been cleared for the setting up of a Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) with the Union home ministry receiving the presidential assent to the GTA Bill on Wednesday. The home ministry has communicated the development to the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government which will now pave the way for the formation of a new hill council through a gazette notification.

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