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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan politician arrested for human smuggling


July 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) A politician and another suspect have been arrested over a human smuggling operation in Sri Lanka, police said.Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana told Xinhua that the politician ... Read more...

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Ralegan Siddhi sarpanch to contest polls on NCP ticket


January 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Jan 9 (IANS) In a surprise development, veteran social crusader Anna Hazare Monday have his nod to Ralegan Siddhi sarpanch (headman) Jaisingh Mapare to contest next ... Read more...

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Twenty-two arrested for vote-rigging in Hong Kong


December 6th, 2011 - 4:32 am ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Twenty-two people have been arrested in connection with alleged vote-rigging in Hong Kong's district council elections last month, the country's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said on ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council elections


July 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said Sunday that its landslide win in the local council elections over the weekend was the result of ... Read more...

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Hopes of harmony unite Ghaziabad villages


May 4th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 4 (IANS) For the villages in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, where local body elections are usually followed by long periods of violence between opposing groups, the idea of ... Read more...

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Did not buy BJP votes in council poll, says Omar


April 16th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday dismissed reports that seven of the 11 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators who voted for the ruling ... Read more...

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Maharashtra council by-poll schedule announced


April 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Following the Bombay High Court's go-ahead, the Election Commission (EC) Thursday announced the schedule for the by-election for a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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Brit Tory couple outraged at suspension over posting pictures with golliwog dolls on Facebook


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A Tory couple, who were considered prospective councillors, have resigned from the Conservative Party after being suspended for posting pictures of themselves holding golliwog dolls on Facebook.The ... Read more...

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Jagan loyalists tried to defeat Congress candidate: Kiran Kumar


March 18th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday said some Congress legislators loyal to former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy indulged in cross-voting to defeat the ... Read more...

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Tunisian council elections to be held July 24


March 4th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tunisia's interim leader Fouad Mebazaa has announced that nationwide polls to elect a constitutional council will take place July 24.BBC reported that the council will ... Read more...

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AGP scouts for partners ahead of coming Assam polls


February 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Barely a month for assembly elections in Assam, the main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is desperate for alliance partners - to stop the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Aound 60 percent polling in Karnataka district polls (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) The second and penultimate phase of elections to Karnataka's local governing body councils Friday ended peacefully with about 60 percent of over 15 million voters in 17 ... Read more...

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Around 30 percent votes cast in Karnataka district polls


December 31st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) Around 30 percent of over 15 million voters cast their ballots by noon Friday in the second of the three-phase elections to the local governing councils in Karnataka."Voting ... Read more...

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Maoist fear during Jharkhand village council election, tourism affected


December 27th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaGhatshila (Jharkhand), Dec.27 (ANI): Fear of Maoists has affected the village council elections and the tourism sector in Ghatshila.Tourists, mostly from West Bengal, arrive to Ghatshila located on the ... Read more...

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Ruling Left Front sweeps Tripura’s civic polls


December 15th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Dec.15 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI (M) led Left Front government swept the civic polls in Tripura.The Left Front clinched 13 of the 15 Nagar Panchayats, pushing ... Read more...

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AGP may again forge ties with BJP


December 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) may revive ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of next year's assembly elections in a bid to dethrone ... Read more...

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Jharkhand CM asks Chidambaram for more security during panchayat polls


October 21st, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram here on Thursday to seek more security for the upcoming panchayat elections scheduled from November 27."I ... Read more...

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AGP surveying Assam’s mood — to win elections


October 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 15 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is banking on a New Delhi-based firm to come up with a set of suggestions to help it bounce back ... Read more...

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Police raids bootleg liquor units in Gorakhpur


October 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan ShahGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.11 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh police raided illicit liquor manufacturing units and made several arrests in Gorakhpur district over the weekend.Police officials said the bootleg liquor business has ... Read more...

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Germany makes a strong pitch for India’s UNSC candidacy


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct. 2 (ANI): Reiterating Germany's support for India's candidature for non-permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, elections for which will be taking place later this month, ... Read more...

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Asom Gana Parishad splits from BJP in Assam


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Sep. 23 (ANI): The regional Asom Gana Parishad (Assam Peoples Association) party broke its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the State polls in 2011.BJP ... Read more...

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AGP-BJP split signals forces realignment ahead of polls (News Analysis)


September 21st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Assam politics is expected to witness major realignment of forces ahead of the 2011 assembly polls with the yearlong honeymoon between the main opposition ... Read more...

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Panjab University resembles fortress ahead of student polls


September 1st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The sprawling 533 acre Panjab University (PU) campus here resembles a fortress with heavy security ahead of the Sep 3 students' council elections that have a ... Read more...

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Naga shutdown in Manipur force shutdown


July 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Senapati (Manipur), July 14 (ANI): A 72-hour shutdown called by the All Naga Students Association of Manipur (ANSAM) in protest over alleged suppression of their rights by the Manipur Government brought normal ... Read more...

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Nagas undertake 72-hour-long shutdown in Manipur


July 13th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 13 (ANI): The All Naga Students' Association Manipur (ANSAM) and the United Naga Council (UNC) have given a call for a 72-hour-long shutdown here in protest over alleged suppression of ... Read more...

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Clear loans, Uttar Pradesh panchayat poll aspirants told


July 10th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 10 (IANS) Aspirants in the panchayat (village council) elections in Uttar Pradesh later this year will have to clear all dues against loans taken from government agencies, an order issued ... Read more...

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Naga students call for transport blockade in Manipur


July 9th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, July 9 (ANI): All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) has called for a 72-hour 'chaka bandh' (transport blockade) from July 12 to protest the suppression of rights of tribal people by ... Read more...

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Haryana village keeps tradition alive, elects panchayat unopposed


June 29th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Rithoj village in Haryana's Gurgaon district has kept its 35-year-old political tradition alive. It Tuesday elected the whole panchayat (village council) unopposed, yet again. The only change this ... Read more...

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Haryana to have panchayat elections in 8 districts


June 15th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Eight districts of Haryana will go for panchayat (village council) elections in two phases July 6 and 10, officials said Tuesday. Panchkula, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Panipat districts will go ... Read more...

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Congress-backed Independent trounces Shiv Sena in Maharashtra council polls


June 10th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) In a major upset, a Congress-backed Independent candidate trounced a Shiv Sena nominee in the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council, the results of which were ... Read more...

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Haryana panchayat re-poll to be held Thursday


June 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) Re-poll would be held Thursday in 149 polling stations in various districts of Haryana where panchayat (council) elections were held June 6, an official said Wednesday. The 149 ... Read more...

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70 percent vote in Haryana panchayat polls, three killed


June 7th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) At least 70 percent polling was recorded in the first phase Haryana's 'panchayat' (council) elections Sunday as post-poll violence claimed three lives and injured dozen others, officials said. "About ... Read more...

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Call off blockade or face action, government to Naga groups


June 4th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/Imphal, June 4 (IANS) The government Friday warned of tough measures against striking Naga groups which have enforced an indefinite economic blockade of Manipur that entered a record 55 days. "The patience ... Read more...

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