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Presidential polls dead issue, Mamata my younger sister: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Warming up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday called her "my younger sister" and said the July ... Read more...

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Pranab won’t be rubber-stamp president (Comment)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pranab Mukherjee's relatively uneventful, to use a post-operative surgical term, journey to Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the Congress' few success stories of late. What made it possible was the ... Read more...

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Presidents of India


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) All the presidents of India:Rajendra Prasad (Jan 26, 1950-May 13, 1962): India's first president and the only one to have served two terms.S. Radhakrishnan ... Read more...

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People taking interest in presidential poll: Sangma (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) For the first time in the last three decades, people are taking keen interest in presidential election and it has become a topic of discussion ... Read more...

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Syndicate could turn tables on Pranab: Sangma (Interview)


July 11th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) A "syndicate" could turn the tables on UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, his rival P.A. Sangma Wednesday said, recalling 1969 when a conscience vote enabled ... Read more...

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Congress likely to re-nominate Hamid Ansari


July 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Hamid Ansari is likely to be re-nominated for the Aug 7 vice presidential election as the Congress candidate, party sources said Monday, adding it ... 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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Mamata government gets governor’s praise


July 8th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Two days after union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday praised it for ... Read more...

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BJP sweeps corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the municipal corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, winning 8 major corporations of the 12 that went to polls ... Read more...

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CPI-M supporting Pranab to combat communal candidate: Buddhadeb


July 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Defending his party's decision to support UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said the move was ... Read more...

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Mamata writes to Chidambaram, says his figures incorrect


July 6th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Challenging union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday shot off an angry letter to him describing as "incorrect" the figures ... Read more...

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Inter-party clashes on in West Bengal: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted that inter-party clashes were continuing in West Bengal, adding ... Read more...

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Congress leaders tell Mukherjee he will be missed (Third Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress Monday bid farewell to its presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee with glowing praise from leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president ... Read more...

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Sonia thanks non-UPA parties for support to Pranab (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed happiness that Pranab Mukherjee emerged not only the unanimous choice of the United Progressive Alliance as presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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BJP pits Pant against Uttarakhand CM


June 19th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 19 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday announced the candidature of its senior leader Prakash Pant against Uttarakahand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna in the Sitarganj assembly by-election.Senior leaders of ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena pitches in for Pranab Mukherjee for president (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) In a major boost to the ruling United Progressive Alliance, a key opposition alliance partner, the Shiv Sena Tuesday announced full and unconditional support to ... Read more...

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Pranab miles ahead as NDA squabbles (Roundup)


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Two days after the UPA chose Pranab Mukherjee for presidency, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was divided Sunday over the presidential elections. But former ... Read more...

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Consensus growing in favour of Pranab (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee appears to be set for Rashtrapati Bhavan as consensus was growing in sections of the NDA that, considering his political stature and ... Read more...

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BJP core group to meet today, allies divided over presidency (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The BJP core group is meeting here Saturday to decide on supporting Finance Minister and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the country's presidency.The ... Read more...

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AJSU wins Jharkhand by-poll (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 15 (IANS) All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) candidate Navin Jaiswal won the Hatia assembly by-poll by a margin of over 11,500 votes, defeating the BJP, Congress and ... Read more...

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NDA to wait and watch: Advani (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is closely watching the developments on the presidential elections and will wait for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to ... Read more...

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Advani compares 2012 presidential poll to 1969


June 15th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) As the opposition slammed the government for mishandling the 2012 presidential poll, Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Friday drew a parallel with what ... Read more...

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CPI-M leads in Neyattinkara by-election


June 15th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The Left was leading over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 416 votes, as counting for the Neyattinkara by-election began here Friday. The Congress was ... Read more...

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Will support UPA candidate: Pawar


June 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Thursday met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and said he would back the presidential candidate nominated by the ... Read more...

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BJP wants Congress to react, NDA meet unlikely before Saturday (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is ... Read more...

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NDA decision unlikely before Saturday, cards close to chest


June 13th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While the Congress maneuvers with its allies on the presidential polls, the opposition National Democratic Alliance, which is yet to hold any consultations, is ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s name for presidency a Congress gimmick: CPI


June 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The CPI Wednesday said it will not support a Congress candidate for the presidential polls and dismissed the move of the Samajawadi Party and ... Read more...

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Countdown to Mamata’s dramatic announcement


June 13th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Here's the rundown to Wednesday's dramatic announcement on the presidential poll:June 12, Tuesday-- 4.30 p.m.: Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in the national capital, ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential choice (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday with regard to the upcoming presidential poll, ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential choice Wednesday (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday regarding the upcoming presidential polls, Trinamool Congress insiders ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet Sonia on presidential polls Wednesday


June 12th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday regarding the upcoming presidential polls, Trinamool Congress insiders said.Banerjee ... 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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Presidential polls: Trinamool, Samajwadi Party keep suspense on (Roundup)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The pace picked up for the presidential polls Monday with the Election Commission saying the dates would be announced soon even as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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