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Northeast exodus unites parties, PM assures safety (Third Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) MPs cutting across party lines Friday spoke as one in support of people from the northeast with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declaring in both ... Read more...

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Nominations for fourth phase begin in Uttar Pradesh


January 25th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) The filing of nominations for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh began Wednesday.The fourth phase, which would cover 56 of the state's 403 ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M lawmaker meets Mamata, wants to join Trinamool


May 19th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) With the change of guard in the corridors of power in the state, a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Wednesday met Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader slams Buddhadeb for poll rout


May 14th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Abdul Rezzak Mollah Friday lashed out at outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen and blamed ... Read more...

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Congress’ sole ally in Assam threatens to quit


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) Assam's ruling Congress finds itself in trouble with its only ally, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), threatening to sever ties and move over to the ... Read more...

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Poisonous liquor kills four


January 28th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Four people were killed and two hospitalized early Friday after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor near Kolkata's satellite township of Salt Lake, a local legislator said.The incident happened in ... Read more...

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Indian candidates shine, fade in British polls (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) At least three Indian origin candidates, including veteran Keith Vaz, wrested victory in the closely contested British general election polls while some of their Labour colleagues bit ... Read more...

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Keith Vaz wins in British polls


May 7th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz held the Leicester East constituency for the Labour party in the British general election. He defeated Conservative candidate Jane Hunt and Liberal Democrat candidate ... Read more...

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Indian-born MP set British parliament record


March 16th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 16 (IANS) Ashok Kumar, the Indian-born MP who was found dead at his home Monday, had notched up an enviable reputation as the British lawmaker with ... Read more...

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British MP seeks action over Aussie attacks on Indians


February 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) A British MP representing one of the largest Indian-origin settlements in Europe has demanded to be told what actions the Australian government is taking to prevent further violent ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent votes cast in West Bengal (Second Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Over 65 percent of voters exercised their franchise in by-polls to 10 assembly seats in West Bengal, an Election Commission official said here. "Overall, polling was peaceful. Till 5 ... Read more...

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Minor incidents of violence mar West Bengal elections (Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Sporadic incidents of violence marred voting Saturday for the 10 assembly seats in West Bengal whose outcome will have long-term consequences for the ruling Left Front. About 35 percent ... Read more...

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Polling begins in West Bengal


November 7th, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Polling began peacefully for by-elections to 10 West Bengal assembly seats Saturday amid heightened security, an official said. Long queues were seen in front of various polling booths as ... Read more...

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Bengal by-polls: Beleaguered Left faces another challenge


November 6th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) With the Left fast losing its grip over West Bengal under the assault of the Trinamool Congress-led opposition, the by-polls to 10 assembly seats Saturday will be ... Read more...

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And now, for a bit of kathak in the Commons


October 15th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 15 (IANS) Put it down to an Indian autumn - after a performance of Bollywood dance at Buckingham Palace, it was the turn of kathak in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Chief Minister casts his vote


October 13th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 13 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan cast his vote here today.After casting his vote, Chavan asked the people to come out and use their right to vote for ... Read more...

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Manohar Joshi, Poonam Mahajan face protests from dissidents


September 20th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party are facing dissidence over their seat-sharing for the Oct 13 Maharashtra assembly polls as supporters of some aspirants Saturday ... Read more...

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Gogoi under pressure to drop non-performing ministers


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is facing a rebellion of sorts from within his ruling Congress party with legislators seeking a reshuffle in the cabinet and dropping of ... Read more...

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Arunachal Pradesh Congress MP blames China for hindering development


June 13th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 13 (ANI): Congress MP from Arunachal East Constituency Takam Sanjoy has said the Chinese Government is blocking the development of Arunachal Pradesh by objecting to a loan from the Asian ... Read more...

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Canada’s parliament hails ‘miracle’ of Indian democracy (Lead)


June 6th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 6 (IANS) The election of Meira Kumar as India's first woman and Dalit speaker figured in the Canadian parliament Friday, with Indian-origin MP Deepak Obhrai describing it ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar’s election hailed in Canadian parliament


June 6th, 2009 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) The election of Meira Kumar as India's first woman and Dalit speaker figured in the Canadian parliament Friday, with Indian-origin MP Deepak Obhrai describing it as a ... Read more...

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Labour MP Vaz claims 75 K pounds as expenses for a flat, 12 miles from home


May 9th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): Senior Labour backbencher Keith Vaz has claimed over 75,500 pounds in expenses for a flat in Westminster despite his family home being a 1.15 million pounds house just ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest outside court hearing Tytler case


April 9th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Thousands of Sikh protestors Thursday protested outside a Delhi court that is scheduled to decide on the case of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's involvement in the 1984 ... Read more...

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Court likely to decide Tytler’s fate Thursday


April 8th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler's fate is likely to be decided by a city court Thursday after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gave him a clean chit ... Read more...

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CBI clears Tytler in 1984 riots case, Sikhs protest (Second Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Congress' Lok Sabha nominee Jagdish Tytler was Thursday cleared by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in ... Read more...

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CBI gives Tytler clean chit in 1984 riots case, Sikhs protest (Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Congress' Lok Sabha candidate Jagdish Tytler was Thursday cleared by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a case registered against him for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots ... Read more...

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Poonam Mahajan meets Raj Thackeray, denies rift with BJP


March 27th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader Poonam Mahajan-Rao, daughter of late Pramod Mahajan, Friday met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, then said there was ... Read more...

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NCP to field Bollywood actor Amisha Patel from Rajkot


March 21st, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 21 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Gujarat unit president, Jayant Patel, on Saturday said the party has decided to field Bollywood actress Amisha Patel from the Rajkot parliamentary ... Read more...

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NCP may field Ajay Jadeja or Amisha Patel from Rajkot


March 20th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot, Mar 20 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Gujarat president, Jayant Patel, on Friday said that the party could field either former cricketer Ajay Jadeja or Bollywood actress Amisha Patel ... Read more...

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Azad among first to cast vote, confident of Congress win


December 24th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 24 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was among the first 15 to cast his vote in the Jammu East constituency where polling began early Sunday ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MPs in Britain stand by India, flay ‘cowardly attack’ (Lead)


November 27th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Leading politicians representing Britain's large Indian-origin population Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, saying the two countries are even more determined to protect their vibrant and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MPs in Britain stand by India against ‘cowardly enemies’


November 27th, 2008 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Leading politicians representing Britain's million-strong Indian-origin population Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, saying the assault made the two countries even more determined to protect their vibrant ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh condoles the demise of Ajit Panja


November 15th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed grief at the demise of the veteran leader and former Minister Ajit Panja. In his message, Dr Singh said, ... Read more...

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Trinamool leader and ex-Union Minister Ajit Panja dead


November 14th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov.14 (ANI): Former Union Minister and senior Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Panja died of cancer at a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday morning. He was 72 and is survived ... Read more...

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BJP faces revolt in Jammu over candidate selection


November 3rd, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party is aiming to make a mark in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections but the state unit is rattled by a revolt from within ... Read more...

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