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Mulayam breaks Mayawati's siege to stage noisy protest
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday took the Mayawati administration by surprise when he broke the virtually impregnable police cordon to reach downtown Hazratganj and lead a sit-in demonstration as a part of his party's protest against rise in prices of essential commodities and increasing crime in Uttar Pradesh.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:22:36 PM

Jyoti Basu: No memorials, no flowers at his grave
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The outpouring of grief, the crowds lining the streets, the cortege weaving its way through a city come to a standstill. India bid a tearful adieu to another beloved leader Tuesday -- but this journey ended in hospital with Left patriarch Jyoti Basu dedicating his body to medical science.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:58:20 PM

Near-stampede as thousands pay last respects to Basu
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Jyoti Basu was known for his connect with the masses in his lifetime, in death too he drew lakhs. Thousands converged at the state assembly Tuesday to pay their last respects, creating a near-stampede situation that left some people, particularly the elderly, fainting.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:30:15 PM

Floral tributes pour in for Basu
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Roses, marigolds, jasmines...Flowers of all colours, fragrances and shapes poured in as thousands of commoners and leaders paid floral tributes to Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu, who had ruled West Bengal for 23 long years.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:20:14 PM

Donating body, eyes gets Basu more admirers
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Jyoti Basu's pledge to donate his body and eyes has drawn all-round praise with medicos and commoners saying the noble deed will motivate others to tread the same path and help in medical treatment and research.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:49:22 PM

Near-stampede as thousands come for last glimpse of Basu
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Thousands thronged the state assembly building here Tuesday for a last glimpse of Communist icon Jyoti Basu and flung floral garlands and wreaths at the body to pay their tribute. Some elderly people, women and children fainted due to the near-stampede conditions, police said.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:42:05 PM

Kerala home minister recovers from illness in Kolkata
Kolkata Jan 19 (IANS) Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who suddenly fell ill Tuesday morning, while waiting to pay his last respects to Jyoti Basu at the West Bengal Assembly here, is now fine according to his cabinet colleague Education Minister M.A. Baby.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:17:52 PM

Junior ministers complain of no work, PM promises action
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) There was a litany of complaints as many ministers of state voiced dissatisfaction saying they were starved of work or ignored in policy decisions in their respective ministries in their first meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:10:03 PM

Tripura resident dies, shocked by Jyoti Basu's death
Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old activist of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) died of shock in Tripura after hearing the news of patriarch Jyoti Basu's death, his family said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:43:10 PM

Sheikh Hasina, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes to Basu
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, former president H.M. Ershad and many political leaders from that country and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among the dignitaries who paid their last respects to Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu on his last journey here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:41:14 PM

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