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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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Pranab in UP Tuesday to canvass for presidential poll (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will be in the Uttar Pradesh capital Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support ... Read more...

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Pranab in UP Monday to scout for support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrives here Tuesday to meet legislators across parties and garner support for his election to the ... Read more...

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BJP discusses Sangma, says aims bigger than presidential poll (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's nearly three-hour-long meeting on presidential polls ended inconclusively with leaders discussing the possibility of Backing P.A. Sangma but the party ... Read more...

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Divided BJP discusses option of backing Sangma


June 17th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's core committee Saturday weighed the options of backing P. Sangma for the post of president, even as a section within ... Read more...

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Fake certificates scam: Court orders probe against vice chancellor


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 3 (IANS) A court here has directed the police to investigate and lodge cases against the vice chancellor of a central university and three other officials in ... Read more...

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PM congratulates assembly polls winners


March 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday congratulated Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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NDA to attend all-party meeting on Lokpal bill (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will take part in the all-party meeting on the anti-graft Lokpal bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani ... Read more...

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Youth Congress members on fast against drug abuse


May 1st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 1 (IANS) Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) activists Sunday started a hunger strike here against drug abuse, particularly among youth.State Youth Congress president and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu led ... Read more...

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BJP’s leadership vacuum will help Congress (Comment)


March 19th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Even as the Congress walks gingerly through a political minefield, fending off the Wikileaks exposures while partially defusing the crises caused by the financial swindles, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ... Read more...

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Amarinder questions murder accused as Punjab vigilance chief


March 16th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday questioned the continuance of a senior police officer, who is facing trial in two murder cases, as the Punjab vigilance chief.Punjab Congress president ... Read more...

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K. Balachander Honoured With Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award 2010


January 13th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander has been honoured with the Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award 2010 at a recent event held in Hyderabad. The award was jointly presented to him by ... Read more...

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Advani’s appeal to government: Concede JPC demand (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Stating that the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was indifferent to corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday appealed to the government to accept ... Read more...

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Congress, Akali-BJP workers clash in Jalandhar hospital


September 20th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Sep 20 (IANS) Punjab police Monday arrested 11 Congress leaders following a clash between them and workers of the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a hospital here. The scuffle ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress demands adequate water for paddy farmers


June 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Wednesday asked the Akali Dali-led government to arrange adequate water and power supply for paddy growers in the state. "Earlier the wheat production declined ... Read more...

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Government committed to overall growth of all states


May 8th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Friday said that there was nothing wrong in providing benefits to the industries in hill states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, and ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over Tytler acquittal


April 29th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. Thursday with angry Akali Dal members protesting against the acquittal of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh ... Read more...

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Punjab targeting Rs.100 bn VAT collection


April 8th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Claiming that the state had registered the highest growth in value added tax (VAT) collection in the country, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday said Punjab ... Read more...

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Punjab to ‘adjust’ enhanced power tariff


January 7th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from its alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and falling for populist measures, the Akali Dal-led Punjab government Thursday announced that the enhanced tariff ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet refuses to sanction speaker’s prosecution


December 22nd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Tuesday refused to grant permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute state assembly speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon in a corruption case. The CBI ... Read more...

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Punjab State Assembly witnesses scuffle between Akali and Congress MLAs


December 8th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Dec.8 (ANI): Legislators of ruling Akali Dal and the opposition Congress party got into scuffle with each other in the State assembly of Punjab over the racial violence in Ludhiana ... Read more...

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Election results at a glance


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Election Commission of India declared the results of the elections held simultaneously onm Oct 13 to the legislatie assemblies in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunchal Pradesh. Here ... Read more...

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Congress stops short of finishing line in Haryana poll (Roundup)


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Having emerged as the single largest party with 40 seats in the 90-member assembly Thursday, the Congress party in Haryana will have to rope in at least ... Read more...

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Clear victory may elude Congress in Haryana (Second Lead)


October 22nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress emerged as the single largest party in the Haryana assembly elections but had not been able to get a clear victory till Thursday afternoon. Of ... Read more...

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2009 Lok Sabha election: Final results tally


May 17th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday announced results for all the 543 elected seats of the Lok Sabha, giving the United Progressive Alliance 262 seats, 10 short of ... Read more...

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2009 Lok Sabha election: results tally (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) As the Election Commission formally announced results for 542 of the 543 elected seats in the Lok Sabha by Sunday afternoon, the United Progressive Alliance had ... Read more...

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2009 Lok Sabha election: results tally (Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) As the Election Commission formally announced results for 541 of the 543 elected seats in the Lok Sabha by noon Sunday, the United Progressive Alliance had ... Read more...

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2009 Lok Sabha election: results tally


May 17th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) As the Election Commission formally announced results for 541 of the 543 elected seats in the Lok Sabha by Sunday morning, the United Progressive Alliance had ... Read more...

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UK Sikh martial art maestro revives ancient shastar vidiya


May 5th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): In a fluorescent-lit sports gymnasium in Hounslow, West London, a UK Sikh martial art maestro is promoting "Shastar Vidiya" , an ancient fighting technique lost to generations of ... Read more...

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Punjab government misleading people over Tytler issue: Amarinder


April 4th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Saturday accused the Akali Dal-led government of misleading people on the clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh ... Read more...

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Punjab minister seriously injured in car-truck crash


March 29th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Senior Akali Dal leader and Punjab Cooperation Minister Kanwaljit Singh was seriously injured in a road accident in the state's Mohali district Sunday evening. Singh was rushed to the ... Read more...

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Punjabi Durbar unaware of festival at Nankana Saheb


November 18th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov.18 (ANI): Radio Pakistans latest installment of Punjabi Durbar programme was oblivious of the festival being celebrated at Nankana Saheb where pilgrims in their thousands visited the birthplace of Guru ... Read more...

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BJP announces more candidates for Delhi


November 6th, 2008 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) late Wednesday announced 12 more candidates for the Delhi assembly elections.The party had earlier cleared 53 names and have given four seats ... Read more...

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Pakistan Radio sheds crocodile tears for Punjab farmers


August 26th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Ferozepur, Aug.26 (ANI): The latest theme of Punjabi Durbar programme of Pakistan Radio is that the Sikhs in Punjab are being discriminated against by the Government, both in the Punjab and ... Read more...

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JD(U), MDMK expel two MPs each for violating whip on trust vote


July 24th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Both the Janata Dal (United) and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) today expelled two of their MPs for violating the party whip in the vote ... Read more...

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