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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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BJP protests force Lok Sabha to adjourn for day (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) As the BJP Monday continued to drown proceedings in both houses of parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over coal blocks allication, the ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM to go, to disrupt parliament


August 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After parliament was adjourned Tuesday over an alleged coal scam, the BJP vowed not to let the house function until Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Ramdev in Anna’s vacant spot? (Comment)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
It's a Third Front with a difference. While the earlier versions were non-Congressnon-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combinations, the group conjured up by Baba Ramdev at Delhi's Ramlila grounds included e.the ... 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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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... 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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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll with NDA allies


July 10th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Treading with caution over the vice presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to call a meeting of its National Democratic Alliance ... Read more...

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Arjun wanted Sonia as PM after Indira’s killing?


July 7th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The late Congress leader Arjun Singh wanted Sonia Gandhi to be made the prime minister after Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984, veteran journalist ... Read more...

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Many opposed Punjab accord: Arjun Singh


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) While right-thinking sections of the political leadership welcomed the 1985 Punjab accord, some forces were able to sabotage its key elements and render it ... Read more...

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President’s poll: BJP core committee to meet Monday (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Holding parleys across the political spectrum on the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is scheduled to meet Monday night to ... Read more...

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Kalam opts out of presidential fight (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he won't contest the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, spiking what could have ... Read more...

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Pranab miles ahead as NDA squabbles (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two days after the UPA chose Pranab Mukherjee for presidency, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was divided Sunday over the presidential elections. But former ... Read more...

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NDA to wait and watch: Advani (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is closely watching the developments on the presidential elections and will wait for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ... Read more...

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Over 30 per cent polling in Punjab municipal poll


June 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit


April 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political ... Read more...

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Amarinder, supporters storm police station against ‘false’ cases


April 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in ... Read more...

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Punjab gets 21 new chief parliamentary secretaries


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism of adding further financial and administrative burden on the debt-ridden Punjab government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday went ahead with the ... Read more...

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‘Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy’


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections ... Read more...

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Gloves out in Congress after Punjab defeat (Punjab Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) It has lost but it is still fighting. Ironical as it may sound, that is the state of affairs in the Punjab Congress these days.Having ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Jagir Kaur’s VIP treatment in jail


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After treating her as a VIP inmate instead of as a convicted criminal, prison authorities in Punjab Tuesday ordered a probe into the preferential treatment ... Read more...

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Congress mulling organisational changes in UP, Punjab


March 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Keen to put its house in order in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh after the assembly poll debacle, the Congress leadership is mulling organisational changes ... Read more...

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Court dismisses PIL against Tata housing project


March 26th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) against construction of a multi-storeyed housing project by the Tata Housing Development ... Read more...

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Mamata blames Left Front for ‘brutal’ land laws


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) With her government facing flak on farmer's suicides, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday slammed a law framed by the previous Left Front government ... Read more...

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‘Trinamool leaders, not Mamata, to attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’ (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a Trinamool ... Read more...

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‘Mamata won’t attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’


March 11th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Ending all speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided against attending the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and ... Read more...

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I have not resigned: Amarinder


March 9th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Friday said he owned responsibility for the party's defeat in the assembly elections but had not resigned.Putting to rest speculation ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress bruised (Intro Roundup)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Assembly elections: Winners and losers (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in the five states are: Uttar PradeshWinners:Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Lucknow Cantt, CongressKalraj Mishra, Lucknow East, Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress wounded (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Market slumps as Congress fares poorly (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian markets closed 189 points lower Tuesday as the Congress party which leads the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre ... Read more...

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Polarisation between regional parties reason for UP loss: BJP


March 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Tuesday blamed polarisation between regional parties in Uttar Pradesh for the party's below-expectation performance in the state, but said the ... Read more...

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