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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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Court grants bail to BJP leader Gupta


August 31st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta was Friday granted bail by a local court in a defamation case filed by Chief Minister Shiela ... 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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BJP leader denied relief on Dikshit’s defamation complaint


August 13th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday declined to stay the trial court proceedings against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta in a defamation complaint ... Read more...

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Court spares BJP leader personal appearance in Dikshit case


July 12th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday granted exemption to BJP leader Vijender Gupta from personal appearance in a defamation case filed by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela ... Read more...

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Dikshit gets court notice on BJP leader’s plea


July 10th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta's plea seeking quashing of summons ... 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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43 percent turnout in Ghaziabad civic polls


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 4 (IANS) Ghaziabad registered a 43 percent turnout Wednesday in the municipal corporation polls, which were largely peaceful though stray incidents of violence was reported from some ... Read more...

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Jump in liquor sales ahead of Lucknow civic polls


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Sale of liquor more than doubled ahead of Saturday's municipal corporation and local body polls in the Uttar Pradesh capital.With all the liquor shops closed for ... Read more...

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Fresh summons issued to Gupta for defaming Dikshit


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A court here Friday issued fresh summons against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta in a defamation case filed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.Metropolitan ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP sweep Punjab civic polls (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three ... 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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Win shows we can go it alone, says Trinamool; Congress slams (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Backed by its resounding victory in the West Bengal civic polls, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday bragged about its ability to go it alone in ... Read more...

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We can fight and win on our own, Trinamool tells Congress


June 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) In a strong message to ally Congress after winning elections to four of six civic bodies, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday said the victory ... 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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Court summons BJP leader on Dikshit’s plea


June 4th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A court here Monday accepted Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's plea seeking issuance of summons against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta in a ... Read more...

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Large turnout amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Amid accusations and counter-accusations of violence, brisk polling was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal - being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Brisk polling amid sporadic violence in Bengal civic polls


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Brisk polling marred by incidents of sporadic violence was reported Sunday during elections for six civic bodies in West Bengal -- being viewed as a ... Read more...

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Dikshit records statement in court against BJP leader


May 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday recorded her statement in a Delhi court in a defamation case filed by her against Bharatiya Janata Party leader ... Read more...

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50 percent voting in Bihar civic polls, 800 held


May 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 17 (IANS) Barring minor incidents of violence, the civic polls in Bihar Thursday were by and large peaceful with over 50 percent voting recorded, officials said. Over 800 ... Read more...

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Left has miles to go to regain lost ground (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 17th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) As the Communists complete a year in opposition in their erstwhile citadel West Bengal, the road to regain lost ground seems long and bumpy.After 34 ... Read more...

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Congress moves state election panel against Trinamool threats


May 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In an apparent sign of strain, the West Bengal state Congress Tuesday shot off a letter to the state election commissioner complaining against the threats ... Read more...

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‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray roots for Mumbai again


May 7th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Strongly advocating the cause of Mumbai, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has reiterated his demand for the centre to plough back a portion of the ... Read more...

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Mumbai gets a new civic chief


April 30th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) As the current Mumbai civic body chief retired Monday, Sitaram Kunta, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch was named the new municipal commissioner of Brihanmumbai ... Read more...

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Dikshit calls meet to analyse civic polls defeat


April 28th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday analyzed in a meeting with her ministers and legislators the reasons behind the Congress's defeat in the recent Delhi ... Read more...

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BJP’s extravagant campaign clicked with people: Congress


April 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "extravagant campaign" for the Delhi civic polls, in which it spent five times more than the Congress party, ... Read more...

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49 newly-elected MCD councillors face criminal charges


April 19th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) At least 49 newly-elected councillors in the recent Delhi civic polls face criminal charges which include murder, kidnapping and extortion, a report said Thursday.Of ... Read more...

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Congress MCD debacle: Dikshit indicates cabinet reshuffle


April 19th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After the Congress's debacle in the Delhi municipal elections, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday hinted at a reshuffle in her government saying there is ... Read more...

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Defeat in Delhi civic polls a wake up call to Dikshit


April 19th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The loss in the capital's civic polls may not cause too much worry to the Congress at the centre but it has certainly dented ... Read more...

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Civic poll loss not a referendum on me: Dikhit (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday took "full responsibility" for the Congress defeat in the civic polls, but said the verdict was not a ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: BJP wooing rebels to gain power in south


April 18th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Nine seats short of the majority mark in south Delhi corporation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now trying hard to woo party rebels ... Read more...

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BJP leaders meet to decide future polls strategy


April 18th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the victory in the Delhi civic polls coming as a shot in the arm for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party's top ... Read more...

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Poor accountability cost Congress Delhi civic polls: RWAs


April 18th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after the results of elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) were announced, the Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) of Delhi ... Read more...

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