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Trinamool pullout increases Congress dependence on SP, BSP


September 19th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision Tuesday to withdraw support to the UPA government has made it vulnerable and more dependent on outside supporters Samajwadi Party (SP) ... Read more...

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‘Kidnapped’ man challenges Dimple Yadav’s election to Lok Sabha


September 12th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) The election of Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj has been challenged in the Allahabad High ... Read more...

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Coalgate: Rajnath demands probe by SC judge


September 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced a bill for ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves bill for reservation in job promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in government job promotions.The decision on reservations ... 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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Lok Sabha adjourned over US gurdwara attack


August 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday after heated exchanges between Akali Dal members and the government over the recent attack on a US gurdwara by ... Read more...

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Upgrade Mayawati’s security, BSP tells Akhilesh


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) After targetting him and his government for its failure to protect the statues of Dalit icons and party chief Mayawati, a delegation of BSP leaders ... Read more...

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Dalit Prerna Sthal lacks security: BSP


July 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 28 (IANS) A senior BSP leader Saturday said there was neither any proper security arrangement nor electricity supply at the Dalit Prerna Sthal here. He also said that ... Read more...

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Many BSP, JD-U members supporting me: Sangma


July 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday said that many Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Janata Dal-U members have rebelled against their party leadership to back his ... Read more...

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BJP adds Ghaziabad mayor’s seat to its kitty


July 8th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 8 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday won the Ghaziabad mayoral seat for the fourth time ... Read more...

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No conspiracy against Mayawati: BJP


July 6th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday rubbished the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) allegation that there was a conspiracy against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

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BSP-SP ‘war’ set to get shriller in times to come


May 21st, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) When Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati two days back made a scathing attack on the Samajwadi party (SP) government, little did Chief Minister Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Former BSP minister’s supporters threaten UP Lokayukta


May 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Men claiming to be supporters of former UP power minister Ramveer Upadhyay Monday allegedly barged into Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra's office and threatened the staff after ... Read more...

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Bahuguna proves majority amidst walkout


March 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 29 (IANS) The Vijay Bahuguna-led Congress government Wednesday proved its majority in the assembly amidst a walkout by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).The request for a vote ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand BJP legislators whisked away to Madhya Pradesh


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Amidst fears of poaching, 30 newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Uttarakhand have been sequestered in Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh ahead of a ... Read more...

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IATA suspends Kingfisher from two more inter-airline transaction systems (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) After suspending cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines from its inter-airline transaction body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Friday barred the carrier from the billing and cargo ... Read more...

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Congress gains thin edge in Uttarakhand assembly


March 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday emerged as the single largest party in Uttarakhand with 32 members, a notch ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 31 ... Read more...

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UP lesson: Party workers more important than leaders (Comment)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Why did the Congress do badly in Uttar Pradesh? The answer is simple: it had a weak organisation. A similar answer explains the BJP's woes also.And why did the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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UP results not a setback: Congress ministers


March 6th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Refusing to call the Uttar Pradesh result a debacle, the Congress Tuesday said its anti-Mayawati campaign succeeded but it could not capitalise on the ... Read more...

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Rahul did a brilliant job: Rita Bahuguna Joshi


March 6th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, the party sprung to its chief campaigner Rahul Gandhi's defence Tuesday with state party chief Rita ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s dissolution recommendation yet to reach governor (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) A day after the Mayawati cabinet recommended dissolution of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, the governor was yet to receive the recommendation late Monday, Raj Bhavan ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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‘BJP to retain Uttarakhand, Congress slightly ahead in Punjab’


March 4th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win a majority in Uttarakhand while Punjab will see a tight race with the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Digvijay evades question on alliances in UP


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday evaded comment whether the party would be entering any alliance in Uttar Pradesh, saying everyone should wait for ... Read more...

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UP headed for hung assembly: exit polls


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Two exit polls Saturday predicted a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, putting the Samajwadi Party on top of a mainly four-horse race.While India TV-C ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in round six of UP polls (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The sixth and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections got off to a brisk start Tuesday with an impressive 9.7 percent voter turnout in ... Read more...

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Tainted, billionaire candidates on rise in seventh phase


February 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A total of 30 percent of the main candidates in the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly eletions have a criminal background, and ... Read more...

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Large turnout in UP second phase polls (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) Bright and sunny weather saw a large turnout at polling booths in Uttar Pradesh Saturday where balloting is being held in 59 constituencies spread across ... Read more...

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BSP’s Satish Misra charged with poll code violation


February 10th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday charged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Misra of violating the model code of conduct.A show cause notice was ... Read more...

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Congress looking for allies in Uttar Pradesh: BJP


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the Congress was trying to find allies in Uttar Pradesh as it was losing ... Read more...

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Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey


February 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion ... Read more...

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Battle of titans in UP: Maya, Sonia cross swords (Roundup)


February 1st, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A week before polling begins in Uttar Pradesh, the battle reached a feverish pitch Wednesday as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and BSP leader Mayawati ... Read more...

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Judge BSP’s support by crowds at rallies, says Mayawati


February 1st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 1 (IANS) Expressing optimism about her continuing in office after the assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday said support to her party can ... Read more...

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