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Congress wooing Mulayam with polls in mind


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) With presidential elections only weeks away and the Lok Sabha battle set for 2014, the Congress has clearly embarked on a path to woo ... Read more...

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Congress should understand regional aspirations, say experts


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Following its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the ... Read more...

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BJP’s Uma calculations go wrong


March 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Brought back to the party fold with an eye to backward caste votes, Uma Bharti's presence does not seem to have helped the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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UP politics still ‘caste’ in stone


February 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In a tired replay, the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday stood out most for its narrow emotional appeals by all ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

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After Mamata, Pawar headache for Congress


January 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) After Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's angry outbursts, more headaches from allies seem to be in store for the Congress with Nationalist Congress Party ... Read more...

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Third Front again? Many feel it’s a non-starter


September 26th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Some of the political parties that once made up the Third Front are ready to shake hands again. But pundits feel the idea is ... Read more...

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Who won? Anna or government?


August 31st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Did Anna Hazare win the battle of Lokpal? Yes, say some. Others feel differently. And yet others said both the government and Team Anna ... Read more...

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Assam the only trump card in Congress’ bad pack


May 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It won a third straight victory in Assam and managed to claw back to power in Kerala, but these were the only silver linings ... Read more...

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Nandigram, Singur could be Left’s undoing, say experts


May 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The spillover effects from Singur and Nandigram could hit West Bengal's ruling Left Front, which faces its toughest challenge in the assembly elections whose ... Read more...

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Corruption in public services on the decline: survey


December 17th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The extent of corruption encountered by citizens while availing public services has been on the decline in recent years, says a survey conducted by the Centre of ... Read more...

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Queen’s Baton reaches Hyderabad


August 14th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Queen's Baton for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) reached this Andhra Pradesh capital Saturday to a rousing reception. A.K. Parida, principal secretary to Andhra Pradesh government, sports, received ... Read more...

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Prasad new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh


December 31st, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's senior bureaucrat S.V. Prasad Thursday took over as the new Chief Secretary. Prasad, who was Chief Commissioner of Land Administration prior to his elevation to ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj: BJP’s gen-next woman of substance (Profile)


December 18th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, who Friday was elevated as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, has an electoral profile not matched ... Read more...

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‘Telangana can open Pandora’s box’


December 10th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The government's nod to a separate Telangana state while being a good thing democratically in meeting regional aspirations could also open a "Pandora's box" of political ... Read more...

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Congress to field YSR’s widow in assembly by-poll


November 25th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday decided to field late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's widow Vijayalakshmi for the by-election to Pulivendula assembly that was necessiated by his ... Read more...

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Did youth give thumbs-up to Congress?


May 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Raeesha Khan had a jubilant "It's thumbs-up Congress!" as her status message on Google chat Saturday. Following the number game closely on the ... Read more...

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Corporates want end to demands for election funds


March 30th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The election bugle has resulted in India Inc's cup of woes overflowing. Industrialists complain, mostly privately, that political parties have begun clamouring, coaxing ... Read more...

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Political analysts divided on exit poll ban


October 9th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Leading political analysts were Thursday divided over the Indian government's proposal to ban exit polls till all phases of the country's normally staggering balloting get over."There is ... Read more...

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Travelling film festival reaches Tripura


September 26th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) A travelling film festival highlighting environmental and wildlife issues reached Tripura Friday for a three-day stint. The five-month travelling festival began in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir on ... Read more...

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Political parties vie to court women power


February 24th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
By Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Two of the country's largest political parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are competing - and in fact trying to outdo ... Read more...

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