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Tighten security for DU polls, says Delhi BJP


September 12th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Apprehensive of violence in Delhi University during the upcoming university elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday "appealed" to Delhi Police to depute more ... Read more...

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Mamata withdraws Trinamool candidates from GTA polls


July 21st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday pulled out all Trinamool Congress candidates from the July 29 polls to the Darjeeling Hill governing panel, a move that ... Read more...

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In birthplace Amritsar, relatives remember Rajesh Khanna


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 18 (IANS) In a congested neighbourhood of Amritsar's walled city, the place where the family of Rajesh Khanna, who went on to become a Bollywood superstar in the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala to be held Monday


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Kerala will be held Monday, with four candidates in the fray.The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is confident ... Read more...

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Congress hopeful Mamata, Mulayam can be persuaded


June 14th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Despite the quickly unfolding events over the presidential poll taking the party by surprise, there was optimism in the Congress headquarters Thursday that Trinamool ... Read more...

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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Soni (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the presidency, saying it did not ... 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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Didn’t behove of Mamata to suggest Manmohan’s name: Congress


June 14th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Thursday criticised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's name for the president's post, saying it did not ... Read more...

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Capital drama: Manmohan joins Pranab in presidential roulette (Roundup)


June 13th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) On a day of high drama, India's presidential sweepstakes were thrown wide open Wednesday evening after two key allies of the ruling UPA, Mulayam ... Read more...

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Sonia to select Congress presidential candidate


June 4th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi was Monday authorised by the party's central working committee to select the Congress candidates for the posts of India's next ... Read more...

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CWC likely to ask Sonia to choose presidential nominee (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has been called June 4 to discuss the current political situation, with the party's highest decision-making ... Read more...

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CWC meet June 4 to discuss presidential poll, price rice


May 29th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With the presidential election on the horizon, a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has been called June 4 to discuss the "current ... 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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Difficult to support Congress candidate, says Patnaik


May 4th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) In remarks pointing to the possibility of a contest for presidential elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said it will be difficult for ... Read more...

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Sangma pitches for tribal as president


May 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma Friday pitched for a tribal candidate as the next president of India, saying that an appeal will ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Mamata meets Sonia as Congress seeks UPA consensus (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi met Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday as part of the Congress's efforts to build consensus ... Read more...

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BJP to wait till Congress names presidential candidate


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The BJP remained tight-lipped over presidential candidates after the fall out with allies on comments against Vice President Hamid Ansari's candidature, with the top leadership ... Read more...

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Congress seems ahead in presidential sweepstakes, BJP stuck


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress seems to have taken a head-start over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presidential poll campaign as it deftly moves for ... Read more...

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Speculation mounts of changes in Congress, two ministers deny quit offer (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Speculation of a rejig in the Congress and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government increased Tuesday following reports that four ministers had offered to quit ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: BJP headed for win (Third Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was Tuesday headed for a big win in the Delhi civic polls with 49 of its candidates emerging victorious ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Renuka, four others file papers for Rajya Sabha


March 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi and Congress party spokesperson Renuka Chowdary were among six candidates from Andhra Pradesh who filed their nomination papers for March 30 ... Read more...

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Congress high command to decide on Bengal Rajya Sabha polls


March 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress nominating four candidates to the Rajya Sabha without leaving any room for it, alliance partner Congress Friday informed the party high ... Read more...

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UP voters dethrone Mayawati, choose Mulayam over BJP, Congress (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hopes for a revival in India's most populous state were dashed as Uttar Pradesh's 12.73 crore voters ... Read more...

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Two Goa ex-chief ministers, six ministers defeated


March 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Two former Goa chief ministers of the Congress were among the key losers along with six sitting cabinet ministers of the party-led government, as results ... Read more...

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Rahul takes blame for UP debacle (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accepted responsibility for the party's disastrous showing in Uttar Pradesh where he aggressively led the election campaign."I fought, ... Read more...

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UP result deeply disappointing: Khurshid


March 6th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The dismal showing by the Congress in Uttar Pradesh was "deeply disappointing", Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said.As it became clear that the Congress ... Read more...

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Congress set for hat trick in Manipur (Third Lead, changing dateline)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) Manipur's ruling Congress appeared set for a hat-trick in the state, winning 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 p.m. Tuesday, with the other parties ... Read more...

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Congress set for hat-trick in Manipur (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Manipur's ruling Congress appeared set for a hat-trick in the state, winning 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 p.m., with the other parties far ... Read more...

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UP set for hung house, SP on top, BSP out (Third Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) set to be voted out and the Samajwadi Party finishing ... Read more...

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UP set for hung house, SP leads, BSP routed (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Samajwadi Party (SP) leading the four-horse race but expected to fall short of a ... Read more...

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Congress in Goa will outperform Indian team Down Under: Shukla


March 1st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) The Congress will perform better in the March 3 Goa assembly elections than the Indian cricket team which was battered in Australia, said union minister and ... Read more...

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Adarsh land scam misconception, media hype: Deshmukh


February 21st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday scoffed at speculation over his alleged involvement in the Adarsh Society land scam in Mumbai and claimed ... Read more...

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‘Communication gap’ led to Rs.1 cr seizure, says Patil’s son (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) An embarrassed Congress legislator and President Pratibha Patil's son Raosaheb Shekhawat Tuesday said a "communication gap" resulted in Rs.1 crore cash being seized by ... Read more...

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BJP leaders should join Naxalites: Congress


February 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Goa should "join the Naxalites" instead of covertly attacking Congress candidates through surrogate advertising, a Congress MP said Thursday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Trade union wants Rs.300 wages for rural jobs scheme (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The new executive committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Wednesday sought minimum wages of Rs.300 for labourers engaged in the central ... Read more...

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