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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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After Congress, Left accuses Trinamool of double standards on FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Accusing Trinamool Congress of double standards on the issue of retail FDI, West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party had ... Read more...

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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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‘Himachal on Sale’ say BJP, Congress (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) "Himachal on Sale" is the slogan on which the ruling BJP and the opposition hope to outsmart each other at the coming assembly polls. Both ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has failed to make a mark, says BJP


September 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Amid speculation of Rahul Gandhi assuming a larger role in the Congress, the BJP Tuesday said his performance over the years speaks for itself ... Read more...

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UPCC chief wants utility before loyalty from cadres


September 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) The new president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Nirmal Khatri Tuesday told party workers and leaders that loyalty to the party was no longer ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi kickstarts poll campaign in Gujarat


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the assembly polls in December, challenging the Congress to battle it ... Read more...

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Auction iron ore from Goa, CM told


September 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an ... Read more...

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Poll panel begins groundwork for polls in five states


September 4th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 4 (IANS) The Election Commission has begun the spadework for assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, scheduled early next year, an official said ... Read more...

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BJP obdurate and stubborn in stalling parliament: Bansal


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) More than 75 percent of MPs are in favour of parliament functioning normally but the BJP is being "obdurate and stubborn" in holding up ... Read more...

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US deploying forces in Indian Ocean to take on China: Yechury


September 1st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) The US government has decided to deploy over half of its naval fleet in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to take on China, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Another pre-poll sop for over 300,000 ‘babus’ (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Less than two months before the assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has apparently made a contribution towards his vote bank by announcing ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Defeated Goa poll candidate wants poll expenses back


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) A defeated independent candidate who polled 625 votes in the March assembly polls has written to the Election Commission of India demanding his election expenses back.Trajano ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh to appear in court in graft case (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) In what is being seen as a setback to former union minister and chief minister Virbhadra Singh just ahead of assembly polls, the Himachal Pradesh High ... Read more...

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Amarinder’s return to Punjab is news! (Punjab Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, the return of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh to the state and his proposed political tour make news in Punjab.The ... Read more...

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Mining and casino-friendly Parrikar is like Chanakya: Congress


August 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Thursday compared Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar with ancient master tactician Chanakya, saying that he was "cozying up" to the players in mining and ... Read more...

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Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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Tripura militant outfits on revival path, says CM


August 28th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bishalgarh (Tripura), Aug 28 (IANS) Separatist outfits in Tripura, supported by some opposition leaders, are recruiting tribal youths ahead of the assembly polls, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday."The militant ... Read more...

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Delhi gets centre’s nod to regularise 917 colonies


August 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The union urban development ministry Monday cleared the decks for the Delhi government to regularise 917 unauthorised colonies."We have got the approval from the government ... Read more...

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Kanda got clean chit in 2008 assault case


August 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of flight attendant Geetika Sharma, was let off by police in a 2008 case of ... Read more...

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Independent Maharashtra legislator to rejoin Shiv Sena


August 25th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Independent legislator from Aurangabad Pradeep Jaiswal Saturday decided rejoin Shiv Sena after meeting party chief Bal Thackeray, a party leader said.He had earlier quit after ... Read more...

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Northeast terror outfits moving to Myanmar: Assam Rifles


August 25th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 25 (IANS) Terrorist outfits of the northeastern region have shifted their bases to neighbouring Myanmar following crackdown by the Bangladesh security forces, an official of the para-military Assam ... Read more...

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Anxiety in BJP over move to make Virbhadra Himachal Congress chief (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) There is anxiety in the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh with the Congress likely to appoint former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as the party's state ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief


August 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the ... Read more...

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Congress mulling naming Virbhadra Himachal unit chief


August 24th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress' central leadership is contemplating appointing former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as new president of party's unit Himachal Pradesh to boost party's preparations for ... Read more...

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Himachal Congress gives ‘charge sheet’ against BJP regime


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Wednesday gave a corruption "charge sheet" to President Pranab Mukherjee against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the hill ... Read more...

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Congress accuses BJP of ‘U-turn’ on casino, illegal mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government has compromised on issues related to illegal mining as well as keeping tabs on the casino industry in ... Read more...

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Kerala court cancels Varkala assembly poll


August 21st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday cancelled the election held at Varkala assembly constituency following a petition by Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) S. Prahaladan, whose nomination ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Mulayam day-dreaming of becoming PM: Beni Prasad


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday attacked Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's "prime ministerial ambitions", saying it would never happen.Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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