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UPA defers food bill ordinance

NEW DELHI: The government, which showed a sense of urgency by seeking to bring the UPA chairperson, Ms Sonia Gandhi’s pet food security bill to fruition through a decree, deferred the proposal on Thursday and gave one last chance to bring both allies and the opposition on board in supporting its flagship welfare legislation.

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SP, TDP give backing to third front

PATNA/LUCKNOW: The Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar on Thursday  did not rule out emergence of a third front, which was also favoured by the Samajwadi Party, after the BJP-JD-U face-off triggered the possibility of a non-Congress, non-BJP grouping to fight the next Lok Sabha polls.

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JD-U keeps BJP on tenterhooks

PATNA/NEW DELHI:  The JD-U on Thursday  kept the BJP on tenterhooks over its continuance in the NDA with the Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar saying that his party is “concerned” about recent developments in the coalition and would take a call on them after discussing the matter within the party.

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