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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab

New Delhi, June 16: Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and popularity, he should get cross-party support.

Although, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)...

JD(U) leader makes a strong pitch for Pranab

New Delhi, June 16: Signs of wider support to Pranab Mukherjee in the Presidential race were visible today with JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari making a strong pitch for a "graceful send off to the respected leader."

Tiwari said it was his personal opinion that "a senior and...


Mamata debuts on Facebook, says Kalam the choice of millions

Kolkata, June 16: Taking up the campaign for APJ Abdul Kalam online, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today said her choice of the Presidential candidate was the choice of millions of Indians.

Debuting on social networking site Facebook, she wrote in her first post, "I...


BJP eyes vice-president’s berth

New Delhi, June 16: As the UPA announced Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Opposition BJP may bargain for the vice-president’s berth, in exchange of support for Mukherjee.

NDA sources said different parties in the coalition were considering a quid pro quo deal....

President poll: Bengal celebrates Pranab's nomination, Mamata remains defiant

Kolkata, June 16: As West Bengal celebrates one of its own becoming the first citizen of this country, the state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remains defiant on opposing Pranab Mukherjee’s nomination as the President of India. An angry West Bengal Congress now wants the party to pull out of the TMC government in the...

Woman gets superbug with breast implant

Mumbai, June 16: When a new mother from south Mumbai sought medical help for the significant distortion of her right breast, the term super-bug never crossed her mind. She may, however, be the most telling example of poor infection-control in Indian hospitals and the ensuing threat to patients undergoing surgeries.


Sonia names Pranab as Prez candidate

New Delhi, June 15: Putting an end to all the speculations, the UPA has declared that none other than Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be its candidate for the Presidential elections. The announcement has come after two days of rigorous meetings, discussions and bitter of words across the Indian polity.


Rs. 86.56 crore spent on Mayawati's bungalow

Lucknow, June 15: The bungalow of the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, here is back in the news after the Akhilesh Yadav government disclosed in the Assembly on Thursday that Rs. 86.56 crore was spent on its construction and renovation when her Bahujan Samaj Party ruled the State from 2007 to March 2012....

Prez race: SP against any attempt to destabilise govt

New Delhi, June 15: Mamata Banerjee's attempt to turn the Presidential race into a troublesome affair for Congress suffered a setback today with her key ally, Samajwadi Party declaring that it was against any attempt to destabilise the government when the country was facing a serious financial crisis.


YSR Cong leads in AP bypolls; Cong, TDP fighting in 2 seats

Hyderabad, June 15: YSR Congress Party candidates maintained leads in about 15 Assembly seats, while Congress and TDP were giving a tough fight in two seats as the counting progressed today in the bypolls held in Andhra Pradesh for 18 Assembly segments and one Lok Sabha constituency.