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Rushdie does not need visa, has PIO card: Khurshid


January 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid the controversy over the visit of Salman Rushdie, union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said the concern over the visit will be conveyed to ... Read more...

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When PM’s no-show becomes an election issue (Punjab Newsletter)


November 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's flip-flop on visiting Punjab later this month for the inauguration of the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC), touted as a landmark ... Read more...

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BJP keeps Ayodhya temple issue out of political agenda


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to keep the Ayodhya temple issue out of its political agenda.Replying to a pointed query on the Ayodhya ... Read more...

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2G plays nemesis for DMK in Tamil Nadu polls: Analysts


May 13th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The anti-incumbency factor has historically played a major role in Tamil Nadu, but this time the 2G spectrum scam and the alleged involvement of the ... Read more...

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Battered but still balloting, Sundarbans shows way


April 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gosaba (West Bengal), April 28 (IANS) They say their lives are as hollow as the promises of politicians. But, walking on treacherous terrain or ferried by boat, as many as ... Read more...

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Assam scam accused files poll papers from jail


March 17th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) Mohit Hojai, one of the key accused in a Rs.1,000-crore financial scam, Thursday filed his nomination papers from jail for the Assam assembly elections as a ... Read more...

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Kerala Left front hits back at opposition with Kozhikode sex case


January 29th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) With assembly elections around the corner, Kerala's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led government appears to have grabbed the sensational Kozhikode ice cream parlour sex scandal case as a ... Read more...

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Sharma conveys Indian concern to Britain on immigration cap


June 29th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India has conveyed to the British government the concern of its business and professionals about the newly-announced cap on immigration of workers from outside the European ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma sees UK immigration cap affecting business, investors


June 29th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Visiting Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma has said Indian business leaders and investors have voiced concerns about the British government's newly announced cap on migrants ... Read more...

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Dutch anti-Islam party doubles seats in election


June 10th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 10 (IANS/AKI) The anti-Islam party founded by far-right politician Geert Wilders has more than doubled its seats in the Dutch parliamentary elections, becoming the country's largest party. With at least ... Read more...

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Advani wants white paper on black money stashed abroad


March 15th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government should publish a white paper on Indian money stashed abroad and reveal the outcome of negotiations with 20 countries where some Indians have hoarded ... Read more...

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Jharkhand assembly stalled over demand for CBI probe (Lead)


March 10th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 10 (IANS) Proceedings in the Jharkhand assembly were disrupted Wednesday after the government did not accede to the demand by opposition parties for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Row over assembly adjournment, Karnataka MLAs exchange blows


December 30th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 30 (ANI): The Karnataka State Assembly on Wednesday witnessed unbelievable chaos with both opposition and treasury benches exchanging blows.The assembly was scheduled to take up the issue of the ... Read more...

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Hyundai Motor workers union defers strike


December 9th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Hyundai Motor India Employees Union, which served a strike notice last week over a contentious labour union election issue, has decided to defer the agitation till the ... Read more...

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Labour trouble brews again in Hyundai Motor


November 28th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Hyundai Motor India Employees Union, which served a strike notice last week over a contentious labour union election issue, is expected to convene a general body meeting soon ... Read more...

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Parties promise corruption free government in Jharkhand


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) Political parties contesting the Jharkhand assembly elections are promising a corruption free government and cheaper food grain to the poor.The manifestoes of major parties read ... Read more...

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NRI group bats for farmer’s widow in Maharashtra polls


October 4th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Bebitai Bais, the widow of a farmer who committed suicide, has the support of a group of non-resident Indians settled in the US for her bid to contest ... Read more...

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Chinese scare turns into election issue in Arunachal


September 28th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, Sep 28 (IANS) Two major allies of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre are raking up the Chinese incursion issue in the run ... Read more...

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Jamia Nagar puts shootout aside, banks on Congress


May 7th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A controversial shootout in which two suspected terrorists and a police officer were killed in Jamia Nagar in south Delhi had triggered protests in the Muslim-dominated ... Read more...

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Let’s work together to bring back black money: Rahul Gandhi


May 5th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Taking the steam out of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP)campaign on black money, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said he "agreed" and suggested that ... Read more...

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No poll issue this: child health a casualty in Madhya Pradesh


May 4th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) It was not even an election issue in a state that ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani touts as a model of governance. ... Read more...

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Gay community gives thumbs up to ‘relatively tolerant’ Congress


April 28th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community, which has been opposing "discriminatory" laws against them, has hardly got support from any political party. ... Read more...

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Priyanka Gandhi says development an election issue


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Rae Bareli, Apr 23 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday urged people to vote strictly on the issue of development."Don't look at any politician as ... Read more...

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Coal mine fires an election issue in Jharkhand


April 12th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 12 (IANS) The fires have been burning underground in the Jharia coalfields since 1916. Political parties are feeling the heat in this general election with displacement due to ... Read more...

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Harassed parents threaten to make school fee hike poll issue


April 9th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Hike in school fees and then in development and activities fee in many Delhi schools has become a major cause of concern to many parents. Tired of ... Read more...

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To field Tytler or not - Congress leaders do a rethink


April 8th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With the 1984 anti-Sikh riots back in the headlines just a week before general elections begin, a sense of disquiet gripped the Congress Wednesday with many ... Read more...

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Angry Chandigarh farmers allege mismanagement of wheat procurement


April 7th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Apr 7 (ANI): Farmers in Chandigarh are blaming the Punjab Government for the alleged mismanagement of wheat procurement. This is now threatening to turn into a major election issue.The Food Corporation ... Read more...

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Congress on defensive in Punjab after CBI’s clean chit to Tytler


April 4th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case has evoked an angry response from community leaders ... Read more...

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Opposition says Naveen doesn’t know Oriya, BJD disagrees


March 31st, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been campaigning against Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, saying he doesn't know the state's language Oriya - a ... Read more...

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Monkeys are poll issue in Himachal


March 30th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 30 (IANS) The incarnation of god Hanuman for some, but crop destroyers and a big nuisance for farmers, monkeys are turning out to be a major election ... Read more...

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US has a year to make turnaround in Pak, Afghanistan


March 27th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.27 (ANI): Key aides of the Obama administration have warned that Washington just has about a year to turn things around in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.An official said twelve months ... Read more...

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Economy becoming important in deciding electoral fortunes (Comment)


March 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran The state of the economy is increasingly being considered a crucial element in elections as voters now tend to give greater priority to ground realities of price rise and job ... Read more...

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Terrorism, not Ram temple, is key election issue, says BJP


February 9th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after its prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani broached the Ram temple issue in Ayodhya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said this was not the ... Read more...

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Britneys failed hit-and-run case may be Los Angeles election issue


December 21st, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): People in Los Angeles may soon see Britney Spears featuring in election campaign ads, for a candidate in the race for city district attorney is commissioning a ... Read more...

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Sadhvi is being tortured, says Rajnath


November 13th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh alleged Thursday that Pragya Singh Thakur, a Hindu ascetic arrested for the Malegaon bombing, was being tortured.Speaking to reporters at ... Read more...

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