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BJP to take coal blocks issue to people


August 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) After blocking parliament functioning for entire week, the BJP Tuesday said it will take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people and will ... Read more...

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Congress legislators in Maharashtra complain about Chavan


July 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Complaining about several "issues" they have with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, over 40 Congress legislators requested the state party chief to intervene.As many as ... Read more...

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US congratulates Egyptian president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Describing Egypt's presidential election as a "milestone" in country's transition to democracy, the White House Sunday congratulated Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi over his win, Xinhua reported.Morsi ... Read more...

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It is raining cash in Andhra by-elections


June 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) It is raining currency notes in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the June 12 by-elections, with authorities seizing a record Rs.32 crore in cash.In a state ... Read more...

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Presidential candidate should reflect people’s view, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Has the coming presidential election also to do with choice of citizens or is it a matter to be left to the "high commands" ... Read more...

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Making Bangalore’s graduates vote (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 29th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Karnataka capital Bangalore boasts of being home to over two million graduates and diploma holders, but still cuts a sorry figure as only a few ... Read more...

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French presidential election starts (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off Sunday with over 44 million registered voters eligible to cast their ballots for one of ... Read more...

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Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013


April 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.Abbas Adil Riza, spokesperson for the President's Office here, ... Read more...

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Indian IT poised for second revolution: Kiran Karnik


April 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The second phase of the infotech revolution in India - themed around innovation and creativity - is pushing IT promotion body Nasscom to focus on ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party scripts landslide win


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won 40 of the 45 parliamentary seats so far in the recently held ... Read more...

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24×7 power for Akhilesh, Mulayam’s constituencies


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday ordered round-the-clock power supply to the constituencies represented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his father and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Mulayam ... Read more...

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Andhra chief minister owns responsibility for Congress defeat


March 21st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has owned up responsibility for the Congress party's defeat in the by-elections to seven assembly seats.The ruling ... Read more...

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TRS leads in four constituencies


March 21st, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Wednesday established early leads on four assembly seats while YSR Congress party is leading in Kovur, the only seat it contested.Former ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan match, marriages cast shadow on Andhra bypolls


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) With a large number of marriages and the India-Pakistan Asian Cup cricket match casting a shadow on Sunday's bypolls to seven Andhra assembly seats, poll authorities ... Read more...

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Family raj, Catholic swing caused Goa loss: Congress


March 13th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 13 (IANS) The Goa Congress Monday admitted that faulty distribution of tickets favouring the family members of legislators and a swing in the Catholic vote had contributed to ... Read more...

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Legislator’s resignation triggers war of words


March 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) The sudden resignation of CPI-M legislator R. Selvaraj has sparked a war of words, with the party alleging he has been won over by Kerala's ruling ... Read more...

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Naga party says its Manipur result an achievement


March 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 7 (IANS) The Naga Peoples' Front (NPF) clinched four seats in the 60-member Manipur assembly and the party Wednesday termed it an achievement. It also vowed to contest ... Read more...

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BJP gets slender lead in Uttarakhand seesaw battle (Sixth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress were locked in a nail-biting seesaw battle as Uttarakhand appeared poised for a hung assembly ... Read more...

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It may be BJP-Congress tie in Uttarakhand (Fifth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress were locked in a nail-biting seesaw battle as Uttarakhand appeared poised for a hung assembly ... 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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Dalit land remains loyal to Mayawati


March 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 6 (IANS) Agra, the Dalit capital of northern India, Tuesday dominantly stood by Chief Minister Mayawati even as her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered blows elsewhere in ... Read more...

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Congress set for return to power in Manipur (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) Manipur's ruling Congress was set for an emphatic return to power as it took the lead in 23 constituencies with trends available for 34 of the ... Read more...

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BJP won’t back anyone in UP


March 6th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which might end up as the second biggest group in Uttar Pradesh, will not support any coalition government, BJP ... Read more...

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Mayawati cabinet passes resolution to dissolve assembly


March 5th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has passed a resoultion recommending dissolution of the 403-member assembly here late Sunday.The decision was taken after the chief minister's office ... Read more...

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All-time high voting in UP, women set new record (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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Goa assembly polls - Facts at a glance


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Goa assembly elections are to be held Saturday.Following is the fact file:Number of seats - 40Voters - 10,26,306 (Men 5,11,111, women 5,15,195)Total candidates ... Read more...

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Scrap polls if no women votes: Pakistani daily


February 29th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has described as "perfectly legitimate" a demand that elections be scrapped in those polling stations where no woman votes.An editorial in the ... Read more...

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UP polls: 60 percent turnout in incident-free 6th round (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate ... Read more...

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60 percent turnout in incident-free 6th round of UP poll (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate round ... Read more...

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‘No damage to EVMs in Lucknow strong-room’


February 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday denied any damage to the electronic voting machines (EVMs) due to seepage from an overhead water tank in a strong-room where the ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Brisk polling was on Thursday in the fifth round of the seven-phase balloting in Uttar Pradesh, with the 49 constituencies falling mostly in the state's ... Read more...

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Mulayam will bring back ‘gunda raj’: Mayawati


February 19th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Saturday said here that "gunda and mafia raj" would return to the state ... Read more...

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57 percent turnout in UP’s fourth phase: Poll panel (Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The voter turnout in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections Sunday was recorded at 57 percent, the poll panel said, adding the balloting ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi slams Mayawati, says UP suffering due to scams


February 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Scams and looters have denied people in Uttar Pradesh of gains from central government funds for development, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said while attacking ... Read more...

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No woman candidate: Goa BJP says sorry


February 19th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday publicly apologised for not fielding a single woman candidate for the forthcoming March 3 polls in Goa.Replying to a ... Read more...

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