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Hounded by kin, couple moves Bengal rights panel


September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Threatened by relatives for marrying outside their religions, a man and his wife from the city Tuesday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission seeking its ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in UP by-election at Mant


June 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Brisk voting was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Mant legislative assembly constituency where by-election is being held Tuesday.According to Election Commission officials, around ... Read more...

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BJP cries foul over nominee’s failure to file papers


June 7th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh of preventing its candidate for the Kannauj Lok Sabha bypoll ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on election win (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday congratulated pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy's (NLD) thumping election victory."We welcome the successful conduct of by-elections ... Read more...

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Election Commission to give tips to Jordan


March 17th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) After conducting a historic and successful state assembly polls, which saw an unprecedented rise in the voter turn out, Election Commission officials, including poll panel chief ... Read more...

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Indian prisoners in Colombo feel betrayed by Delhi


March 15th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Amid allegations of Indian indifference towards Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian prisoners serving long sentences in Colombo's main prison say they feel badly let down by ... Read more...

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Vote count begins in Punjab


March 6th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for 117 assembly seats in Punjab started at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Election Commission officials said here.The fate of 1,078 candidates, including 93 ... Read more...

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All set for Punjab vote count


March 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) All arrangements have been made for counting of votes Tuesday for 117 assembly seats in Punjab, Election Commission officials said Monday evening.The counting begins at ... Read more...

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75 percent voting in Goa (Fourth Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) More than seven lakh people voted in Goa Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.Election Commission officials said the North Goa district with 23 seats reported ... Read more...

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Estimated 57 percent turnout in UP third round: Poll panel


February 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The turnout in the third round of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday is estimated at 57 percent, Election Commission officials said."Fifty-six percent polling was ... Read more...

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Second phase UP polls: 36 percent higher voting than 2007


February 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The polling percentage in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Saturday may go up to 59 percent, the Election Commission said here, ... Read more...

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Another Indian student stabbed in Britain, Krishna assures help (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A 26-year-old student from Hyderabad was critically injured in an attack by unidentified assailants in London late Friday night. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna spoke ... Read more...

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Government slammed for denying certificate to blast victim (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments for denial of a medical certificate to a non-resident Indian victim of ... Read more...

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70 percent polling in Punjab, 65 percent in Uttarakhand so far: EC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) An estimated 70 percent polling was recorded in Punjab and 65 percent in Uttarakhand in assembly elections in the two states, the Election Commission said ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful but slow in Uttarakhand (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehra Dun, Jan 30 (IANS) Polling for assembly polls in Uttarakhand Monday was going on peacefully but slowly with queues forming at the booths after the morning chill subsided.State election ... Read more...

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Rs 33.66 crore, 697,000 liquor bottles seized


January 29th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) With Punjab set to vote Monday, the Election Commission said Sunday Rs.33.66 crore of unaccounted cash and 697,000 bottles of country liquor have been seized in ... Read more...

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Kalam, Dhoni to urge young voters to register


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with cricketer M.S. Dhoni will urge the youths in the country to get registered as voters and participate ... Read more...

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In Goa, it’s time to sponsor pilgrimages


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Politicians in Goa have suddenly begun sponsoring pilgrimages to Hindu and Christian religious sites with gusto - possibly hoping for "divine intervention" in the March ... Read more...

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US radar may have damaged Russian Mars probe: Daily


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A powerful electromagnetic emission from a US radar in the Pacific Ocean could have caused the malfunctioning of the Russian Phobos-Grunt probe, the Kommersant daily ... Read more...

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Pakistan pushing drugs into Punjab: Kuldip Nayar


January 12th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Columnist Kuldip Nayar Wednesday blamed Pakistan for supplying drugs across the border in Punjab.Talking to IANS after a meeting with election commission officials over the ... Read more...

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Curbs sought on liquor flow ahead of Punjab polls


January 11th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Former Delhi High Court judge Rajinder Sachar led a civil society delegation to the Election Commission here Wednesday, seeking a ban on supply of liquor ... Read more...

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Aware of constitutional mandate: Quraishi to Badal (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of its ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within the ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has appealed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within ... Read more...

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Indian students hit as college campus shuts in London


October 11th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The London campus of Pune-based Tasmac Group's business school was ordered to shut down by British authorities, affecting around 200 Indian students studying there.But all ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks UN help for early weather warning system


October 6th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday sought UN help for provision of early weather warning system for his country to pre-empt damage in any ... Read more...

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Heavy rains spark fresh flood fears in Bihar


September 25th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked all district authorities to be on high alert after heavy rains across the state Sunday sparked fears of flood ... Read more...

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CBI against attaching anti-graft wing to Lokpal


September 6th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is against "separating" its anti-corruption wing and "placing" it under the proposed Lokpal, as suggested by Team Anna, an ... Read more...

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BCCI denies Indian team skipped High Commission reception


July 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Wednesday denied a media report that the Indian High Commission had reported the touring Indian team to ... Read more...

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Kashmir to appoint accountability panel members soon


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon appoint the chairman and two members of the state accountability commission, officials said Friday.The appointments can be made by ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to meet plan panel


July 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will meet Planning Commission officials here Wednesday to finalise the annual outlay for the state."The AIADMK supremo has ... Read more...

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Tenth round of Bihar panchayat polls under way


May 18th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 18 (IANS) Voting for the tenth and final round of Bihar panchayat polls began amid tight security Wednesday morning and was proceeding peacefully, officials said.According to Election Commission ... Read more...

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Bihar panchayat polls’ ninth phase marred by Maoist violence (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 15 (IANS) An estimated 60 percent voting was recorded Sunday in the ninth round of Bihar's ten-phased panchayat polls, officials said. The polling was marred by Maoist violence ... Read more...

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Bengal village women vote for first time since independence (Lead, correcting figure in para 1)


May 7th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Para (West Bengal), May 7 (IANS) Overcoming an almost six-decade-old social barrier, 29 women from a village in West Bengal's Purulia district for the first time since independence exercised their ... Read more...

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Bengal village women vote for first time since independence


May 7th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Para (West Bengal), May 7 (IANS) Overcoming an almost six-decade-old social barrier, 40 women from a village in West Bengal's Purulia district for the first time since independence exercised their ... Read more...

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