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UP mandate a defeat for Rahul: Swaraj (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress's poor showing in Uttar Pradesh was a "defeat" for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj said ... Read more...

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Bad roads hampering Bihar’s tourism potential


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Good road building was said to have helped Nitish Kumar win a second term in office in the 2010 Bihar assembly elections. Bad roads connecting ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi no potent political force, says BJP


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi may be seen as a huge vote-catcher by his party, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not consider him as ... Read more...

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BJP plans women’s reservation in Goa assembly polls


April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) After the successful experiment of reserving seats for women candidates in the Bihar assembly elections, the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans ... Read more...

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Poll panel to keep hawk eye on all cash transactions


February 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Withdrawing more than Rs.1 lakh from any bank after the notification of assembly poll dates by the Election Commission will be looked at suspiciously and all kinds of ... Read more...

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JD-U MPs, legislator skip disciplinary committee hearing


February 5th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) Two MPs and a legislator of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Saturday refused to appear before the party's disciplinary committee to answer charges of anti-party activities during the ... Read more...

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Won’t appear before disciplinary committee: JD-U MP


January 27th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) An MP from Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has refused to appear before its disciplinary committee on charges of anti-party activities during the Bihar assembly elections.Upendra Kushwaha, a ... Read more...

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‘BJP’s Guwahati meet at buoyant time for party’ (Interview)


January 7th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive meeting in Guwahati from Saturday "comes at a buoyant political situation" for the party after a ... Read more...

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In India’s growing SUV market, few takers for Ramesh’s stand


December 17th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh may call it criminal to use diesel-guzzling SUVs in India, but driving them off the road may not be easy as ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says two-pronged strategy will continue to solve Naxalite problem


December 7th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the Centre's two- pronged anti- Naxalite strategy will continue and there is no better alternative.Speaking at a seminar ... Read more...

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Congress must take steps to close its fault lines (Part-II)


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By B. I. SainiThe objective of the opposition no doubt is to create a situation like the one that prevailed in the late 1980s following the anti-Bofors gun deal campaign ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj debuts on twitter


November 26th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have made fun of Shashi Tharoor's twittering, the latest debut on the social networking site is none other than ... Read more...

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Sonia proclaims ‘zero tolerance’ to corruption


November 25th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Proclaiming "zero tolerance" to corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here Thursday that her party always believed in dealing with the menace with a heavy hand.She was ... Read more...

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JMM celebrates opening its Bihar account


November 24th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Wednesday celebrated winning one seat in the Bihar assembly elections."Our party nominee Sumit Singh won Chakai assembly seat. We fought for the ... Read more...

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Bihar win a victory of optimism: BJP (Second Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said that the results of the Bihar assembly elections were a "victory of optimism over despair and victory of hope ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Lalu’s brothers-in-law defeated


November 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's brothers-in-law Sadhu Yadav and Subhash Yadav bit the dust Wednesday in the Bihar assembly elections.Sadhu contested for the Gopalganj assembly seat ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent turnout in Bihar poll final phase, two cops killed (Night Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) More than three million people defied the Maoists' poll boycott call Saturday to vote in the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections. Minor incidents ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent voting in final phase of Bihar polls (Fourth Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) More than three million people defied the Maoists' poll boycott call Saturday to vote in 26 constituencies in the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly ... Read more...

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Nearly 25 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly 25 percent of the electorate had cast their votes by noon Saturday as polling proceeded peacefully in the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly ... Read more...

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Bihar votes in final phase amid fears of Maoist violence (Second Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Ignoring a boycott call by Maoists, voters queued up outside polling booths for the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections in 26 constituencies Saturday, ... Read more...

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Voting under way for final phase of Bihar polls (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) The sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections was under way Saturday in 26 constituencies, including 18 Maoist-affected areas, spread across five districts.People queued up ... Read more...

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Final phase of Bihar assembly polls begins


November 20th, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) The sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections began Saturday in 26 constituencies, including 18 Maoist-affected areas, spread across five districts.A total of 426 candidates are ... Read more...

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Elaborate security in place for last phase of Bihar Assembly polls


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 19 (ANI): Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair poll during the sixth and last phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Saturday.Of the twenty-six assembly ... Read more...

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Campaigning for final phase of Bihar assembly elections ends today


November 18th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 18 (ANI): Campaigning for the sixth and last phase of Bihar Assembly elections comes to end this evening.Twenty-six constituencies including 18 Naxal hit spread over five districts from Magadh ... Read more...

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Maoists blast bridge, call for poll boycott in Bihar


November 15th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Five days ahead of the last round of the Bihar assembly elections, Maoists blasted a bridge and put up posters calling for a poll boycott, police said Monday. ... Read more...

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Maoists set two campaign vehicles ablaze in Bihar


November 11th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) Suspected Maoists Thursday torched two campaign vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.According to the police, Maoists set afire the campaign vehicle of Anil Kumar, a Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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Four million vote in peaceful fifth phase of Bihar polls (Intro-Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the Bihar assembly elections' fifth and penultimate phase, which was largely peaceful except ... Read more...

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Four million vote in fifth phase of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) More than four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections that ... Read more...

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36 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Around 36 percent votes were cast by Tuesday afternoon in the fifth phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house. However, minor incidents of ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security


November 9th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 9 (ANI): Polling for the fifth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Tuesday morning amidst unprecedented security measures.Voting will take place for 35 Assembly constituencies in this phase. ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar polls under way (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) The fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house began Tuesday amid tight security in 35 constituencies, over a dozen of ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar assembly polls begins (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) The fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house began Tuesday in 35 constituencies spread across eight districts.More than a dozen ... Read more...

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Maoist violence in Bihar - to protest Obama (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 8 (IANS) Maoists in Bihar blew up a railway track and torched trucks and mobile phone towers Monday to protest against US President Barack Obama's visit to India. Two ... Read more...

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Protesting Obama visit, Maoists hit poll-bound Bihar


November 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 8 (IANS) Maoists in Bihar blew up a railway track and torched trucks and mobile phone towers to protest US President Barack Obama's visit to India. The violence comes ... Read more...

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33 percent voting in Bihar polls, FIR against Lalu (Afternoon Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of the electorate cast votes by Monday afternoon in the generally peaceful fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections being held in 42 constituencies. ... Read more...

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