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SP furious over Alvi remarks on Mulayam


June 21st, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Thursday lashed out at Congress spokesman Rashid Alvi for making snide remarks on party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.Regretting that the comments ... Read more...

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Homage to Rajiv Gandhi on death anniversary


May 21st, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The nation Monday paid homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was killed on this day 21 years ago in a suicide bomb ... Read more...

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Thousands protest austerity plan in France


May 1st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 1 (IANS) Thousands of people marched through the main cities of France Tuesday to express their opposition to the government's austerity plan.Trade unions, left political activists and others ... Read more...

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Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins’ mercy pleas (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on ... Read more...

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Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins’ mercy plea


May 1st, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself a petition seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Sarkozy lied about visiting Fukushima


April 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday admitted he did not visit Fukushima during a trip to Japan after the tsunami last March, but had told an ... Read more...

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Bihar Day: Shiv Sena non-confrontationist, MNS belligerent


April 13th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Friday adopted a non-confrontationist approach on the proposed Bihar Day celebrations in Mumbai where Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the ... Read more...

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Rajiv killer Nalini’s ‘A’ class prison facilities restored


March 15th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday restored 'A' class facilities in terms of food, drinking water and a bed to Nalini Sriharan who is serving a ... Read more...

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Communal literature at PM’s rally in Goa?


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Controversies surrounding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally in Goa two days ago simply refuse to die.Election officials said they have asked police and other ... Read more...

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Congress probes audio glitch in PM’s rally


March 1st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Thursday launched a probe into the sound system failure during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally the day before.State Congress president ... Read more...

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PM skips illegal mining, dynasty politics in snag-ridden rally


February 29th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday skirted away from contentious issues like illegal mining and dynasty politics at the Congress's last major election rally in ... Read more...

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PM’s rally hit by audio failure in Goa


February 29th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) Prime minister Manmohan Singh suffered acute embarrasment after the failure of the public address system at an election rally at Sanquelim, 40 kms ... Read more...

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Sonia blames Mayawati for swindling of NHRM funds


February 26th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) In a frontal attack on Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday pointedly blamed the state government for ... Read more...

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Mayawati accuses central government in NRHM scam


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Meerut, Feb 25 (IANS) Citing political pressure on the CBI for the recent spate of raids in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ... Read more...

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Putin supporters stage massive election rally


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Tens of thousands of supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged a massive rally Thursday in downtown Moscow to show solidarity with the presidential ... Read more...

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Rahul hits out at Mulayam on his home turf


February 21st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 21 (IANS) Hitting out at Mulayam Singh Yadav in his pocket borough here, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday the Samajwadi Party chief was ... Read more...

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I hold master key to power, thunders Mayawati (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 21 (IANS) "I hold the master key to power," thundered Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at an election rally here Tuesday in which she blasted Congress general ... Read more...

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Mayawati muisused funds for rural health, says PM


February 17th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Attacking the Mayawati government ahead of the fourth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday charged it with misusing the National ... Read more...

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PM may intervene in Khurshid-Election Commission row


February 13th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to discuss with senior ministers and party leaders the Election Commission complaint against Law Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray roars at massive election rally


February 12th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Feb 12 (IANS) Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, who is 86, addressed a massive rally for the Feb 16 civic polls in Mumbai's adjoining Thane city, where he ... Read more...

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Mayawati hits out at Congress for Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Hitting out at the Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday slammed its leadership for shedding "crocodile ... Read more...

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Will get backwards their dues even if poll panel hangs me: Khurshid


February 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh)/New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Triggering a fresh controversy after he was censured by the Election Commission over promise of nine percent quota for minorities, Congresss leader ... Read more...

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Poll panel censures Khurshid for quota announcement (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The poll panel Thursday censured Congress leader Salman Khurshid for his nine percent job quota announcement for minorities in Uttar Pradesh, and said that as ... Read more...

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Poll panel censures Khurshid for quota announcement


February 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday censured Law Minister Salman Khurshid for his announcement that if the Congress came to power in Uttar Pradesh it would ... Read more...

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Will not align with criminals and thieves, vows Rahul


February 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 4 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday asserted that he was content with his party being out of power in Uttar Pradesh but would not join ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP bicker in Maharashtra; Sena for central rule


February 1st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Wednesday demanded imposition of president's rule in Maharashtra in the wake of the open bickering in the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s job promise to raped women draws flak


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's promise of giving jobs to rape victims was slammed Monday by Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath and ... Read more...

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Rape victims will be given government jobs: Mulayam


January 29th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Siddharth Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 29 (IANS) Hitting out at the Mayawati government for rising incidents of rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav ... Read more...

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Punjab poll lingo: ‘Pappu PM’ and ‘qattal-e-aam’ (Punjab Newsletter)


January 27th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) One leader refers to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a "Pappu PM" while another talks of doing a "qattal-e-aam" (massacre) of party rebels. Punjab may ... Read more...

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Shoe hurled at Rahul in Uttarakhand, Congress demands probe (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A shoe was hurled at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while he was addressing an election rally near Uttarakhand capital Dehradun Monday. The shoe fell ... Read more...

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Shoe hurled at Rahul in Uttarakhand rally; Congress demands probe


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A shoe was hurled at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by a man while he was addressing an election rally near the Uttarakhand state capital ... Read more...

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BJP registers complaint against NCP


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Alleging that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders have lured voters to attend a rally in Maharashtra's Beed district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday ... Read more...

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Khurshid did not violate model code: Congress tells poll panel


January 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday told the Election Commission that party leader Salman Khurshid did not violate the model code of conduct by promising nine ... Read more...

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Sonia questions Akalis on Punjab’s poor (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kapurthala (Punjab), Jan 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday questioned the development claims of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in Punjab, pointing out that over ... Read more...

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Previous attacks on leaders (To go with: ‘Ink attack stuns Ramdev, attacker faces mob fury’)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev got added to the list of leaders attacked in public when a man threw ink at him during a press ... Read more...

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