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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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SC to hear plea for providing printout of votes in EVMs


September 13th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it would attach priority to the hearing of a petition seeking provision of printouts for the recording of votes ... Read more...

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Poll panel begins groundwork for polls in five states


September 4th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 4 (IANS) The Election Commission has begun the spadework for assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, scheduled early next year, an official said ... Read more...

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Sangma to lead National People’s Party


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma will float the National People's Party (NPP) here in Meghalaya Friday, an aide said Thursday."The NPP will be led by ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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Sangma to file election petition Tuesday (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Purno Sangma to file election petition Tuesday


August 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Ramdev to end fast, says movement will continue


August 14th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday announced that he would end his indefinite fast against corruption and black money at 11 a.m. following an appeal ... Read more...

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Ramdev to continue fast, gives Monday deadline to PM (lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said he has set a deadline for Sunday evening for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act on his demands, including ... Read more...

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Ramdev to continue fast, gives deadline to PM


August 12th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said he has set a deadline for Sunday evening for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act on his demands, including ... Read more...

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Ramdev to announce new strategy Sunday (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Baba Ramdev will announce his future strategy Sunday morning when his three-day fast ends, said sources close to him, even as the yoga guru ... Read more...

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Our strategy needs to change: Ramdev (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With his three-day fast about to end, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Saturday that he will not stop the agitation till the central government ... Read more...

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Our strategy needs to change: Ramdev


August 11th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With his three-day fast about to end, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Saturday that he will not stop the agitation till the government responded ... Read more...

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We are here to battle corruption: Ramdev supporters


August 10th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Thousands of people began the day at the Ramlila Maidan early Friday with synchronised yoga but they insisted they were there only to give strength ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s young can change political landscape: daily


August 6th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) A staggering 40 million of Pakistan's 84.3 million voters are aged between 18 and 35 and have the "potential to change the country's political landscape", said ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets leaders of 14 political parties


August 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Sangma’s team keeps option of moving apex court open


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) After losing to Pranab Mukherjee by a huge margin, opposition candidate P.A. Sangma Sunday said his team had kept open the option to approach ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s vote for Pranab doesn’t count: EC


July 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's vote in the presidential election should not counted, the Election Commission said Friday. The SP chief had ... Read more...

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BJP tries to mop up votes with sops (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and five-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's fears have come true. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have ... Read more...

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Mulayam tears ballot, Sangma team demands cancellation of vote (lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yaday, who had pledged support to ruling UPA's presidential hopeful Pranab Mukherjee, Thursday almost voted for opposition candidate ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by Friday


July 19th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road ... Read more...

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Voting for presidential poll begins in Tamil Nadu


July 19th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Voting for the presidential election has begun in Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha casting the first ballot, followed by other legislators.In the poll that ... Read more...

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Poll panel keeping tabs on Himachal government actions


July 12th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Though dates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh are yet to be announced, the Election Commission Thursday said it is keeping a close tab on ... Read more...

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Team will move SC if Sangma loses presidential poll


July 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team Wednesday threatened to file an election petition in the Supreme Court against United Progressive Alliance nominee Pranab Mukherjee if ... Read more...

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‘Beyond my powers to probe Mukherjee’s signature’


July 11th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The returning officer for the presidential poll said Wednesday it was beyond his powers to conduct a detailed probe into objections on UPA ... Read more...

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Poll panel rejects Sangma’s plea against Pranab (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday rejected opposition candidate P.A. Sangma's plea against the decision of the returning officer for the presidential election accepting the nomination ... Read more...

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Poll panel rejects Sangma’s plea against Pranab (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday rejected opposition candidate P.A. Sangma's plea against the decision of the returning officer for the presidential election accepting the nomination ... Read more...

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Election Commission rejects Sangma’s plea against Pranab


July 10th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday rejected opposition candidate P.A. Sangma's plea against the decision of the returning officer for the presidential election accepting the ... Read more...

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Ramdev slams CBI for filing charges against aide


July 10th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 10 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Tuesday slammed the CBI for filing a charge sheet against his aide Acharya Balkrishna in a fake documents case.The Central Bureau of ... Read more...

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Sangma gives proof against Mukherjee, centre debunks it (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team Monday gave documents to the Election Commission to prove alleged lapses by rival candidate Pranab Mukherjee while filing papers ... Read more...

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Team Sangma gives poll panel proof against Mukherjee


July 9th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Presidential candidate P.A. Sangma's team Monday gave documents to the Election Commission to prove alleged lapses by rival candidate Pranab Mukherjee while filing ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks poll panel’s intervention on Pranab complaint


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Dissatisfied with the rejection of his complaint against UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Purno Sangma Saturday approached the Election Commission and also raked up ... Read more...

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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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