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Tripura tribal parties oppose proposed wildlife sanctuary

By IANS,

Agartala : Tribal political parties in Tripura Monday launched a statewide agitation against the Left Front government's move to evict thousands of villagers for creating a wildlife sanctuary.

The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), a political ally of the main opposition Congress, organised protest rallies and demonstrations in 18 tribal dominated places across Tripura.

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No alliance with BJP for Lok Sabha polls, says Chiranjeevi

By IANS,

New Delhi : South Indian film star-turned-politician Chiranjeevi Monday ruled out an alliance between his newly formed political outfit Praja Rajyam and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in his home state Andhra Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections.

"We are ready to form an alliance with all secular parties," Chiranjeevi told reporters after his meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N. Gopalaswami here.

"Praja Rajyam is a secular party while the BJP is not and there could not be any truck with it," he said.

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Insurgencies in northeast dominated 2008, economic climate improving (Yearender-18)

By Sujit Chakraborty, IANS,

Agartala : Though violent separatist insurgencies continued to rock most northeastern states in 2008, the region also saw mobilisation of investments, the launch of the ambitious Vision 2020 and new governments in four states.

After a three-year deliberation, the Vision 2020 document was released in July by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Chhattisgarh's newly elected assembly to meet Jan 5

By IANS,

Raipur : The maiden session of the third legislative assembly of Chhattisgarh will be held in January, assembly officials said Monday.

The two-day session of the 90-member assembly will be held Jan 5 and 9. Fifty newly elected legislators of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 38 of the Congress and two of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will take oath during the session.

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Not clear who will be Jammu and Kashmir chief minister: Omar

By IANS,

Srinagar : National Conference (NC) chief patron Farooq Abdullah Monday said the party's chief ministerial candidate in Jammu and Kashmir will be his son and party president Omar Abdullah, who however said it was not yet clear who will be the chief minister.

“It is not yet clear who will be chief minister. It is clear that I will be the party's chief ministerial candidate," Omar Abdullah told reporters here.

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Farooq Abdullah endorses Omar as chief ministerial candidate

By IANS,

Srinagar : National Conference (NC) chief patron Farooq Abdullah Monday endorsed his son Omar Abdullah as the party's chief ministerial candidate in Jammu and Kashmir after many flip-flops on the decision. The NC emerged as the single largest party in the assembly polls and is looking to form a coalition government with the Congress.

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Advani's Shimla rally worries locals about effect on Ridge

By IANS,

Shimla : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani is set to address a huge rally in this Himachal Pradesh capital Tuesday, but many residents and geologists feel the makeshift structures being erected for the event could harm the Ridge which holds Shimla's main water supply. It has already developed cracks during the recent rains.

The rally is being held to mark the completion of one year of the BJP government in the state and preparations are on in full swing at the Ridge, an open space above the town's hub known as the Mall.

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Farooq Abdullah ready to become Jammu and Kashmir chief minister

By IANS,

Srinagar : As the National Conference (NC) prepares to work out an alliance with the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir after emerging as the single largest party in the assembly polls, party patron Farooq Abdullah reiterated Monday that he will become the next chief minister, though the Congress has not yet said who it will support for the post.

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Coalition governments not good for progress: Azad

By IANS,

Jammu : While Jammu and Kashmir is set for another alliance government, former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad feels coalition governments harm people's interest.

Noting that the high voter turnout in the seven-phased assembly polls was a healthy sign for the strife-torn state, Azad said: "I would have been much happy if a single party - it may be any one - could get the majority to form the government."

Congress to consult Jammu and Kashmir leaders

By IANS,

New Delhi : The central leadership of the Congress, which holds the key to the formation of the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday decided to consult state leaders on which party to support, party sources said.

The Core Committee of the party held a meeting at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence here to discuss the equations emerging from the state assembly results announced earlier in the day.

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