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Samajwadi Party not to fight in Rae Bareli in 2014


September 13th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Thursday said it would not put up any candidate for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections as ... Read more...

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Act against lax Gurgaon poll officials, court tells cops


September 10th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday ordered the Gurgaon police commissioner to take action against officials accused of fraud during the 2009 assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot to join Territorial Army


September 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Congress leader and Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot is set to be commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as an officer ... Read more...

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Rioting, blockade over power cuts in Hooda’s district


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 2 (IANS) Fed up with power cuts, hundreds of villagers of Haryana's Rohtak district, the home district of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, went on the rampage ... Read more...

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Singh Deo quits as BJP assembly leader


August 27th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo Monday resigned as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Odisha assembly, a day ahead of the monsoon session."I have received ... Read more...

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Assam legislator held for role in ethnic violence (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) An Assam legislator was arrested Thursday for his role in the ethnic violence in the state, police said. Pradip Brahma belongs to the Bodoland Peoples' ... Read more...

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Former Congress legislator turns producer-actor


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Sobhana George has turned producer and her first movie "Prethiksheyodae", about child labour, is slated for release next month.Child labour was one of ... Read more...

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Kerala court stays Varkala poll cancellation order (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday suspended its earlier order cancelling the election to the Kerala assembly from Varkala constituency and gave a month to the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand government under pressure to drop minister


August 21st, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) The BJP-led Jharkhand government is under pressure from the opposition to drop its agriculture minister, Satyanand Jha Batul, after a woman claimed she was his wife ... Read more...

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Kerala court cancels Varkala assembly poll


August 21st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday cancelled the election held at Varkala assembly constituency following a petition by Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) S. Prahaladan, whose nomination ... Read more...

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Legislator beats up engineers over water issue


August 16th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 (IANS) Two engineers were Thursday beaten by a legislator who held them responsible for wrongfully using water for a town which is not part of his ... Read more...

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Haryana not protecting Kanda: Hooda


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) On the defensive over the actions of Gopal Goyal Kanda, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday said his government was not protecting the former minister, ... Read more...

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Kanda may move high court for anticipatory bail


August 10th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is wanted by police in connection with the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma and has been ... Read more...

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Court denies Kanda shield against arrest (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Haryana's former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda who was called by police for questioning over the ... Read more...

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Himachal has 45,15,604 voters


August 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The number of voters in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 45,15,604 with the inclusion of 65,122 new ones, an election official said here Thursday.A total ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to CBI on Jagan’s bail plea (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the CBI on jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's bail application in an illegal assets case, ... Read more...

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Court denies Kanda shield against arrest (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Haryana's former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda who was called by police for questioning over the ... Read more...

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Andhra minister booked over temple row


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) The Hyderabad police Thursday booked Andhra Pradesh minister Danam Nagender and his followers after they allegedly prevented police officials from discharging their duty.A case under four ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP MLA Somasekhara Reddy held in cash-for-bail deal (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) Karnataka BJP legislator G. Somasekhara Reddy was Monday arrested in Hyderabad in a cash-for-bail deal, a scam involving huge payment to get bail for his jailed ... Read more...

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Karnataka MLA Somasekhara Reddy held in cash-for-bail scam


August 6th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh Monday arrested Karnataka legislator G. Somasekhara Reddy in a cash-for-bail scam involving his brother and former Karnataka minister G. ... Read more...

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CBI quizzes two Rajasthan legislators on Bharatpur riots


August 4th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) The CBI has quizzed two Rajasthan legislators over the past 10 days in connection with communal violence in Bharatpur district September last year which left ... Read more...

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Modi’s object lesson in political grandiosity (Comment)


July 31st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
In saying that he should be hanged publicly if he is found guilty of complicity in the 2002 Gujarat riots, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has yet again provided an object ... Read more...

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Trinamool MLA clarifies ’short skirt’ remark, Mamata refuses comment (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday refused to comment on a statement made by actor and Trinamool Congress legislator Chiranjeet that short dresses worn ... Read more...

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Short skirts cause women harassment: Trinamool lawmaker


July 28th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Bengali actor and Trinamool Congress legislator Chiranjeet aka Dipak Chakraborty Saturday contended that short dresses worn by women were one of the main reasons behind the ... Read more...

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Former Andhra minister Mohan Reddy dies


July 27th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh minister and senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader B.V. Mohan Reddy died here Friday, following a brief illness. He was 67.Mohan Reddy, whose ... Read more...

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After Azam barb, disquiet in SP out in open (News Analysis)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Blame it on a generation gap or simply differing styles, all is clearly not well within Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP). After senior leader ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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‘Deport foreigners tending Goa bars sans work visas’


July 25th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Foreign nationals tending bars in Goa without work visas should be deported, a BJP legislator said Wednesday.Michael Lobo, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from ... Read more...

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I would like to inherit his political legacy: Pranab’s son


July 25th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's politician son Abhijit said Wednesday that he would like to step into his father's shoes as Lok Sabha MP from West ... Read more...

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Two Karnataka legislators summoned in Andhra cash-for-bail scam


July 24th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption of Bureau (ACB) Tuesday issued notice to former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy's brother G. Somasekhara Reddy and T. H. Suresh Babu, ... Read more...

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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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936 from St. Andre opted for Portuguese citizenship


July 21st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) At least 936 Indian citizens from the St. Andre assembly constituency, 15 km from here, have opted for Portuguese nationality in the last five years, Goa ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa drops senior minister Sengottaiyan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday decided to drop senior minister K.A. Sengottaiyan and induct Thoppu N.D.Venkatachalam into her cabinet.According to a ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna: The custodian of his own famous avatar (Tribute)


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
In an unexpectedly deep and thoughtful comment Jatin Khanna once described himself as the "custodian" of his own movie screen avatar Rajesh Khanna."I am Jatin (his real name). I ... Read more...

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Mamata remembers Rajesh Khanna as fun loving person


July 18th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Mourning the death of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday recollected her association with the Bollywood star and said ... Read more...

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