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Hamid Ansari sworn in as vice president (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's vice president for a second consecutive term at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.Ansari was administered ... Read more...

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After urban wins, BJP upbeat in UP


July 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 18 (IANS) Following the BJP's victory in local bodies elections, the party's Uttar Pradesh unit president Laxmi Kant Vajpayee said Wednesday that his party hoped to provide ... Read more...

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Sonia likely to visit flood-hit areas of Assam


June 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Assam to take stock of the devastation caused by floods in the state.Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) ... 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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Assam has changed, respond to peace overtures: Sonia to militants (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to hardline militant outfits in Assam to respond to the government's peace overtures ... Read more...

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Sonia tells Assam militants to join peace initiative


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the Congress government's peace and development agenda in Assam, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to militant outfits to ... Read more...

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Militants ganging up with criminals, says Gogoi


May 18th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Cadres of the armed militant outfits have joined criminal gangs in Assam, leading to recent spurt in petty crimes across the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Narasimhan begins second term as Andhra Pradesh governor


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday was sworn-in as the governor of Andhra Pradesh for a second consecutive term.He has been given a five-year extension by President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Hooda’s sporting decision becomes political game (Haryana Newsletter)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Bhupinder Singh Hooda may have proved his political acumen by being chief minister of Haryana for a second consecutive term, but he is dabbling in ... 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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This was not my election: Sheila Dikshit


April 18th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appeared to wash her hands of the Congress loss in the civic polls and said it was not her ... 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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Akalis, BJP build on new, secular identity (Punjab Newsletter)


April 14th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The 2012 assembly elections in Punjab brought out a new dimension in the politics of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner, the ... Read more...

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Punjab results compromise BJP’s position in alliance (Punjab Newsletter)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) The results of the recent assembly elections in Punjab have brought good and bad news to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. It's ... Read more...

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Congress helped Akalis engineer a historic win (Punjab Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh turned 70 Sunday, but the euphoria of celebration was missing. Having just led his party to a second consecutive loss in ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to meet to elect leader


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Fresh from its historic victory in the assembly elections in Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has called a meeting of its legislators here later ... Read more...

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‘Parkash Singh Badal to be chief minister’


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday said that his father, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, will continue in the top job after the ... Read more...

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Day after win, Badals pray at Golden Temple


March 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 7 (IANS) A day after creating history in Punjab by winning a second consecutive term in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family ... Read more...

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It’s SAD! Seven Punjab ministers, speaker trounced


March 7th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) Punjab's Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine may have come to power for a record second consecutive term but as many as seven ministers ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress bruised (Intro Roundup)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP create history in Punjab, surprise Congress (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance created history in the state's politics as it stunned the Congress Tuesday to retain power ... Read more...

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Badal vs Badal: who will be Punjab chief minister?


March 6th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) It was an election fought in the name of one Badal but led from the front by another, a two-pronged strategy that propelled the Shiromani ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress wounded (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP create history in Punjab (Evening Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance created history in the state's politics as it stunned the Congress Tuesday to retain power ... Read more...

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Congress set to score hat trick in Manipur (Fourth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) The Congress in Manipur seems to have braved all odds to make it to a third consecutive term by winning 25 of the 38 seats for ... Read more...

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Punjab results decimate Manpreet Badal, PPP


March 6th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Any hopes for a third front in Punjab's electoral politics were shattered as results to the 117 assembly seats were declared Tuesday.Former finance minister and ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP set to create history in Punjab (Fifth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance was set to create history Tuesday as it inched towards power, stunning the Congress.By Tuesday ... Read more...

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Uncertainty looms as Punjab leaders await results


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) Having spent nearly a month relaxing, completing pending work and even lobbying for ministerial berths, politicians in Punjab are now readying themselves for Tuesday's counting ... Read more...

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Andhra minister, MP spar over Secunderabad parliamentary seat


February 29th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) There are still two years to go for parliamentary elections but a cabinet minister in Andhra Pradesh and a member of parliament, both belonging to ruling ... Read more...

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Putin backs Russia’s population growth


February 13th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed a set of measures aimed to increase the country's population from 142 million to 154 million people.Putin said ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to UP elections, 62 percent turnout (Evening Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The crucial Uttar Pradesh elections, which will have a bearing on the national political arena, kicked off Wednesday with the first of seven phases seeing ... Read more...

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No Putin portraits on campaign posters


February 7th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no portraits of Russian Prime Minister and presidential frontrunner Vladimir Putin on campaign posters ahead of the March 4 polls, as he ... Read more...

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Anti-Putin protest thwarted by police


February 1st, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A massive police presence in downtown Moscow prevented followers of radical firebrand politician Eduard Limonov from demonstrating Tuesday evening against expected return of Prime ... Read more...

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