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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Act against lax Gurgaon poll officials, court tells cops


September 10th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered the Gurgaon police commissioner to take action against officials accused of fraud during the 2009 assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Punjab lawmaker’s sting catches doctor at wrong place


August 30th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) It is not often that a government doctor gets to treat his boss in a private hospital where he is not supposed to be at all.But ... Read more...

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Amarinder Singh: Down and now out! (Punjab Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) That he and his Congress party were down in morale after repeated defeats in the elections this year was not hidden from anyone. ... Read more...

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Navjot Sidhu complains against fake Facebook page


July 26th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday complained to the police that the Facebook page in his name is fake and he had nothing to do with ... Read more...

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‘Pranab’s son wants to fill father’s Lok Sabha seat’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal legislator Abhijit Mukherjee, son of president-elect Pranab Mukherjee, has expressed his desire to contest from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat which has fallen ... Read more...

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Assam Congress lawmaker assaulted for converting to Islam


June 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) A woman Congress legislator from Assam was thrashed by a mob at a hotel in Karimganj town late Friday night after she converted to Islam and ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son to contest for father’s seat


June 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Tuesday submitted his nomination papers to contest a by-poll for the National Assembly ... Read more...

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YSR Congress sweeps Andhra by-polls, bags Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Emerging as a major force in Andhra Pradesh politics, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Friday bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 15 of the 18 ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins first assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh


June 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ditched the Trinamool Congress for the UPA's presidential candidate, the Mamata Banerjee-led party stunned the SP government ... Read more...

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Congress faces setback in Andhra, Trinamool wins UP bypoll (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday faced a humiliating defeat in Andhra Pradesh by-polls where the YSR Congress bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 15 of the ... Read more...

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YSRCP sweeps Andhra by-polls, bags one Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats (Fourth Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress party and main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Friday ... Read more...

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YSR Congress Party wins Nellore Lok Sabha, 14 assembly seats (Third Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 14 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, after results of the state by-polls were declared ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s easy win in Tripura bypoll


June 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Eight months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday retained the Nalchar seat by increasing ... Read more...

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NCP’s revenge against BJP, retains Kej assembly seat


June 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 15 (IANS) In a jolt to senior Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde in his home district Beed, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday ... Read more...

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YSR Congress Party bags 8 assembly seats, leading in 7 (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Riding on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has bagged eight assembly seats ... Read more...

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YSR Congress headed for clean sweep in Andhra by-elections (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Riding on the sympathy wave in the wake of its leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's arrest, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) appears to be headed for ... Read more...

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YSR Congress leads the Andhra by-elections


June 15th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), led by jailed legislator Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Friday established early leads in the Nellore Lok Sabha and in 13 ... Read more...

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Congress MP forecasts Jagan party’s sweep


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh may be confident of winning most of the 18 assembly seats that went to polls Tuesday but its ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tuesday’s by-polls in Andhra Pradesh


June 11th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) Over 4.6 million voters in Andhra Pradesh are eligible to exercise their franchise in Tuesday's by-polls to Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 legislative assembly seats ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress leader held for immoral activities


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 10 (IANS) A senior Congress leader who had contested January's assembly election was Sunday arrested by police in this border town of Punjab on charges of immoral ... Read more...

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Trinamool shines in civic polls, loses near Nandigram (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, winning four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Trinamool scores in civic polls, loses near Nandigram


June 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, bagging four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Two Congress lawmakers in Andhra quit, side with Jagan


June 4th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) In a setback to the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh, two legislators loyal to jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Monday submitted their ... Read more...

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Hardly a contest in Mant seat


May 30th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 30 (IANS) Though the Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) have fielded a joint candidate, it looks like a one-sided contest for the Mant assembly seat here in ... Read more...

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Whom to support for Hatia by-poll? JMM to decide May 28


May 26th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), a key ruling alliance partner in Jharkhand, will decide Monday on supporting either of its two alliance partners for the upcoming ... Read more...

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FIR against Jharkhand speaker for poll violations


May 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) A police complaint was lodged Friday against Jharkhand assembly speaker C.P. Singh for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, an official said. A by-poll for ... Read more...

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Rahul in Amethi to ‘re-motivate’ Congress workers


April 30th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Hoping to "re-motivate" party workers in his parliamentary constituency, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Monday on a three-day visit, his first ... Read more...

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Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule


April 24th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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Haryana politician still in hospital


April 15th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Haryana's chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Ram Kishan Fauji continued to be in a hospital here Sunday after being found unconscious under mysterious circumstances at his official ... Read more...

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Senior Haryana official found unconscious, hospitalized


April 14th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Haryana's chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Ram Kishan Fauji was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here after he was found unconscious ... Read more...

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Chandy to expand cabinet, IUML gets fifth berth


April 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy finally succumbed to the pressures of coalition politics and handed over a fifth berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) ... 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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Antony should quit: Achuthanandan


March 30th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Leader of opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said Defence Minister A.K. Antony should resign in the wake of "the biggest ever scams" that ... Read more...

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GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... Read more...

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