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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown Thursday called by the BJP and the Left parties over the central government's recent economic measures evoked a partial response in Tamil ... Read more...

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BJP to consult allies on demand for special session of parliament


September 19th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Demanding a rollback of the UPA's recent economic decisions, the BJP Wednesday said it was considering the demand for a special session of parliament over ... Read more...

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Cauvery river panel meets on Tamil Nadu’s call


September 19th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After a wait of nine years, the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) met Wednesday at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence here, following a request from Tamil ... Read more...

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UPA may remain in power with others’ support: Mamata


September 19th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday admitted that the UPA government could continue in power, even without her party's support, for ... Read more...

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BJP protests stall parliament again (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Continuing protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations Tuesday forced the Lok Sabha to adjourn for the day Tuesday, while ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes on Delhi over Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Calling New Delhi's friendship with Colombo as "one sided", DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said it was a shame that New Delhi continued to train ... Read more...

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End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... Read more...

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Most opposition parties favour debate over coal saga


August 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has paralysed parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation but most other opposition groups favour a debate on ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear activists to continue protests at Kudankulam


August 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Anti-nuclear activists have claimed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance to load enriched uranium fuel in the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Ansari re-elected vice president (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) UPA candidate Hamid Ansari was Tuesday re-elected India's vice president, defeating NDA nominee Jaswant Singh.Lok Sabha Secretary General T.K. Vishwanathan, the returning officer ... Read more...

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MPs queue up to vote for vice president (Second Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader L.K. Advani were among the members from both houses of parliament who voted ... Read more...

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Voting to elect 14th vice president begins(Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Voting to elect the country's 14th vice president began here Tuesday with MPs from both houses of parliament exercising their franchise to choose between UPA's ... Read more...

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AIADMK to support Jaswant Singh


August 6th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday announced her party's support to the candidature of BJP leader Jaswant Singh in the vice ... Read more...

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Ansari has edge over Jaswant Singh in vice presidential poll


August 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) As many as 787 members of parliament will vote Tuesday to elect India's 14th vice president. In the poll, UPA nominee and incumbent ... Read more...

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Tribal Forum of India to float new party: Sangma


July 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Tribal Forum of India, which projected former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma as its presidential candidate, is scheduled to meet next month to ... Read more...

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Nitish meets Jaswant, pledges support


July 26th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday met NDA's vice-presidential candidate Jaswant Singh and expressed full support to him.Nitish Kumar, who ... Read more...

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NDA reviews vice presidential poll strategy


July 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With the Aug 7 vice presidential poll set to be fought between incumbent Hamid Ansari and BJP's Jaswant Singh, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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Sangma’s tribal card draws bouquets, brickbats in Meghalaya


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) The people in Meghalaya, home state of opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, were glued to their TVs as counting in the presidential poll went on ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Nation lost chance to have tribal president: Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.Stating ... Read more...

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Vote count on for presidential poll (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with the ruling UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee holding a clear winning edge over his ... Read more...

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Counting of presidential poll votes begins (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee looking set to win.Senior Congress leaders including Home Minister ... Read more...

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Presidential poll outcome Sunday


July 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Victory of Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling UPA's candidate for the presidential poll held Thursday, is a foregone conclusion, but the final outcome will be ... Read more...

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Voting in presidential poll ends in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, July 19 (IANS) Voting in the presidential election ended in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Thursday with two political parties abstaining in Tamil Nadu.In Tamil Nadu, of the 234 ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Puducherry, still on in Tamil Nadu


July 19th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, July 19 (IANS) Voting in the presidential election has ended in Puducherry, while it was still in progress in Tamil Nadu Thursday.Polling in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry began around ... Read more...

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Jagan leaves jail to vote in presidential poll (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former Andhra Pradesh minister Mopidevi Venkatramna Thursday cast their votes in the presidential election.Jagan, as the ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker first to vote presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Polling to elect India's new president proceeded smoothly and briskly in the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday with speaker Nadendla Manohar the first to cast ... Read more...

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Say no to more Kudankulam units, Jayalalithaa urged


July 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Anti-nuclear protestors resisting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu have urged Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa to oppose addition of two more units ... Read more...

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Pranab will win, claims UPA


July 17th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Two days ahead of the presidential poll, the UPA Tuesday claimed its nominee Pranab Mukherjee will win comfortably with Mamata Banerjee also extending her ... Read more...

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Vice president’s poll: Numbers favour Ansari, says UPA


July 16th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari, who is the ruling UPA's nominee for the Aug 7 vice presidential poll, has an edge over his rival Jaswant Singh, ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is NDA choice for vice president (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Divided over the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA Monday unanimously named BJP veteran leader Jaswant Singh as its vice presidential candidate.Although numbers ... Read more...

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Trinamool should support Pranab to save face: Congress


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Exuding confidence at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee getting elected, the Congress's West Bengal unit Monday said the Trinamool Congress should change its stance and ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Second Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Divided over the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday "unanimously" named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate ... Read more...

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