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World’s shortest woman joins Raj Thackeray’s party


May 9th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, May 9 (IANS) The world's shortest woman Jyoti Amge, standing at 62.8 cm, has joined Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and hopes to pursue a full-fledged career ... Read more...

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Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people ... Read more...

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Election results a huge blow for Rahul, Congress (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress licked its wounds Tuesday after being routed in key state elections that a party leader had called a semi-final before the 2014 ... Read more...

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Rahul spares none — Mayawati, Mulayam, BJP


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 23 (IANS) On the day of the fifth round of polling for a new Uttar Pradesh assembly, Congress star Rahul Gandhi Thursday told thousands not to trust ... Read more...

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Congress is India’s most corrupt party: Ramdev


February 21st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday attacked the Congress, calling it the most corrupt political party in India.Addressing a gathering of yoga followers here, Ramdev said ... Read more...

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Vote Congress to transform UP, says Rahul Gandhi


February 14th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday appealed to voters to bring his party to power to radically transform Uttar Pradesh.He said the Bharatiya Janata Party, ... Read more...

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Mayawati responsible for plight of women in UP: Rahul


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the sorry plight of women in the state."Even though this state ... Read more...

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Congress promises jobs, citizens charter in UP vision document (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday released its vision document for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, promising to create 20 lakh jobs in the state in the next ... Read more...

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No decision on Modi campaigning for Maharashtra civic polls


January 14th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) It is yet uncertain whether Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena-Republican Party of India (RPI) alliance for ... Read more...

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PM to address Punjab rallies on Jan 21


January 12th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address election rallies at Amritsar and Ludhiana on Jan 21 in support of Congress candidates, state Congress president Amarinder Singh ... Read more...

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Thackeray’s birthday gift - two rallies


January 12th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) In what is described as a 'birthday gift' by his partymen, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray will address two election rallies during the forthcoming Zilla ... Read more...

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Election Commission to monitor ‘paid news’


December 28th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to maintain a strict vigil on 'paid news' by deploying special surveillance teams ahead of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ... Read more...

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The art of politics: Street dramas add colour to polls


May 1st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Political campaigning in West Bengal is getting an artistic touch with street plays and dance dramas being held at election rallies and cine stars also ... Read more...

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Poll campaigning peaks in north Bengal districts


April 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 13 (IANS) With only three days of campaigning left in the first phase of assembly elections in West Bengal, senior political leaders from all major ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh presiding over most corrupt government: Advani


April 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram/ Kannur, Apr 10 (ANI): Stating that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is leading the must corrupt government, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has said that ... Read more...

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Vote for Congress again for Assam’s development, says PM


April 7th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Barpeta (Assam), April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday appealed to people to vote the Congress into power again to ensure Assam's development, and urged them not ... 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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DMK-Congress alliance will win: Thangkabalu


April 6th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Labelling opinion polls manipulated, Congress chief in Tamil Nadu K.V. Thangkabalu says the DMK-Congress alliance will surprise pundits by winning the April 13 elections on ... Read more...

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Rahul kicks off poll campaign in Assam


April 5th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chaygaon (Assam), April 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday kicked off his election campaign in Assam by launching a blistering attack on the opposition and calling upon the ... Read more...

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Sonia, Advani in slanging match in Assam


April 1st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday accussed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of pursuing lopsided policies while BJP star L.K. Advani charged her with dictating Prime ... Read more...

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AGP, BJP have done nothing for Assam: Sonia


April 1st, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday kicked off her election campaign in Assam with a blistering attack on the opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the ... Read more...

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BJP leaders speak in different voices on prospects in Assam


March 29th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spoke in different voices about the party's prospects in the coming Assam polls - one saying the ... Read more...

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‘10-yr-ban on politics’ claim “highly ridiculous” for politically active Nawaz: PML-N


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): Denying the statement in a cable released by WikiLeaks that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was under a ten-year ban on taking part in politics, the ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi did not fail in Bihar: Congress


November 24th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday rejected criticism that party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's election rallies in Bihar had failed to win seats."His (Rahul Gandhi's) meetings attracted people. ... Read more...

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Campaigning gains momentum for fifth phase of Bihar polls


November 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya, Nov 4 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha addressed election rallies in Gaya district to woo voters, ahead of the fifth phase ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends for fourth phase of Bihar polls


October 30th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) Campaigning ended Saturday for the 42 constituencies, nearly a dozen of them Maoist-affected, in Bihar's drought-hit districts that go to polls Monday in the fourth round of ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends for third phase of Bihar polls


October 26th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 26 (IANS) Campaigning ended Tuesday for 48 Bihar assembly constituencies in the state's fertile belt where balloting in the third round of the six-phase elections is to be ... Read more...

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Campaign ends for first phase of Bihar polls


October 19th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) Campaigning ended Tuesday for 47 constituencies in Bihar's flood-prone belts that go to polls in the first round of the six-phased state assembly elections Thursday.The over two-week ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to campaign again in Bihar


October 19th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the second time in Bihar Thursday ahead of the second phase of assembly elections.Rahul will address election rallies in ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi questions Bihar CM’s secular credentials


October 14th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi questioned the secular credentials of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, asserting that he cannot claim the high ground after ... Read more...

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Women break male stranglehold over Pakistan politics


October 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Women are now making a mark in Pakistan's male-dominated political arena as seats have been reserved for them and candidates have to hold a graduation degree ... Read more...

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Congress warns Mamata Banerjee about deserting UPA


May 27th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranaghat (West Bengal), May 27 (IANS) Without taking the name of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Union Finance Minister and West Bengal state Congress president Pranab Mukherjee said it would be ... Read more...

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Former Tamil chief minister returns to Sri Lanka - after nine years


April 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Tamil chief minister of Sri Lanka's northeastern province when Indian troops were deployed has returned to the country for the first time after ... Read more...

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Jharkhand parties fight it out over Koda


November 19th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 19 (IANS) Jharkhand's political parties are locked in a verbal war over disgraced former chief minister Madhu Koda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) have launched ... Read more...

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Congress, rivals exude confidence as Haryana readies for poll (Lead)


October 12th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) Poll officials and security personnel took positions, many schools and colleges closed early for Diwali break, and bars were shut down Monday as Haryana readied for Tuesday's ... Read more...

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