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Pakistani clerics condemn use of religion for terrorism


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Around 40 religious leaders in Pakistan launched a front -- National Solidarity Council -- Monday to promote sectarian harmony and resolve disputes and oppose the use ... Read more...

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Present situation not ripe for third front, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Stressing need for unity of the Left and democratic forces in the country, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the present ... Read more...

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UPA plays up the Ajit-Rahul combo in Meerut


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Once rivals, now allies. The tie-up between the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal is being played up in this Uttar Pradesh town ... Read more...

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BJP rules out poll pact with BJD


October 31st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it will not have any electoral alliance with Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the next assembly ... Read more...

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Azad’s remark irresponsible, say Telangana Congress leaders


July 13th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 13 (IANS) Congress leaders from Telangana have termed as irresponsible" union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement that separate Telangana cannot be formed unless the state assembly ... Read more...

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DMK-PMK in pact for Tamil Nadu elections (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Feb 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK and the PMK Friday signed an agreement to jointly fight the coming assembly elections, with the PMK allotted 31 seats, the same number ... Read more...

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Congress against PMK in DMK alliance


February 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) The Congress does not want the PMK in the DMK-led alliance in Tamil Nadu, one of five states going to the polls this year, a DMK source ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest won’t impact Tamil Nadu alliances, say parties


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Feb 2 (IANS) DMK leader A. Raja's arrest for his role in the 2G spectrum scam may not throw up any changes in the current or prospective electoral alliance formations in ... Read more...

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CPI-M fears terror spurt before Tripura local bodies polls


February 1st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said it feared a spurt of terrorism before the local bodies elections in the state, which has earned huge appreciation ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu polls: DMDK open to electoral alliance


January 10th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and DMDK leader Vijaykant Sunday assured his party cadres that he would forge an alliance for the ensuing assembly elections without affecting the party's self-respect. Speaking ... Read more...

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AIADMK gives Jayalalithaa free hand for poll alliance


December 30th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Ahead of the 2011 Tamil Nadu assembly elections, the AIADMK general council here Thursday authorised party general secretary J. Jayalalithaa to hold talks and decide on issues related ... Read more...

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Lukewarm response to shutdown in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


July 5th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Normal life remained largely unaffected in Tamil Nadu Monday during the dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by seven opposition parties to protest the hike in fuel prices. The strike was ... Read more...

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Tepid response to shutdown in Tamil Nadu


July 5th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Normal life remained unaffected in Tamil Nadu Monday as seven opposition parties began a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to protest the hike in fuel prices. Buses and trains were operating ... Read more...

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Modi, Varun to campaign in Bihar (Lead)


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday gave clear indications that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi will campaign in the coming ... Read more...

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BJP will decide if Modi, Varun will campaign: Gadkari


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday said his party will take its own decision whether Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha member ... Read more...

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Will wait, watch Nitish moves: Paswan


June 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In view of the rift between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan has ... Read more...

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All parties should fight Maoists unitedly, says Yechury


April 12th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Political leaders cutting across party lines should unite in the fight against the Maoist guerillas, Communist Party Of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury said here Sunday. "Political parties ... Read more...

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AGP snaps ties with BJP


April 7th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 7 (IANS) The honeymoon between Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is over - the AGP Wednesday made it clear that snapping ... Read more...

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Golden chance to rescue West Bengal from Left: Pranab


December 5th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the people of West Bengal had given the Congress a "golden chance" to "rescue" the state from the Left and ... Read more...

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DMK announces candidates for by-polls


November 24th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK party Tuesday announced Kamalakannan and Anita Radhakrishnan as its candidates for Vandavasi and Tiruchendur constituencies, where by-polls are scheduled Dec 19. The by-elections were necessitated ... Read more...

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Firozabad verdict against me: Akhilesh Yadav


November 12th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 12 (IANS) An upset Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, the son of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Thursday said his wife Dimple's defeat in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Lalgarh operation will continue, says Pranab


November 11th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) The operation to flush out Maoists from Lalgarh in West Bengal would continue till the situation was "completely under control", senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Akali Dal wins its first assembly seat in Haryana


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Thursday scored its first electoral win in Haryana with its candidate Charanjeet Singh getting elected from the Kalanwali (reserved) assembly seat. Charanjeet Singh ... Read more...

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No proposal yet from Congress on Maharashtra poll tie-up: NCP


August 29th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) With the announcement of assembly polls in Maharashtra imminent, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Friday said he had received no proposal from the Congress on an ... Read more...

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Under attack Karat says central committee took coalition decisions


May 21st, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Under fire for the Left parties' poll debacle and also for floating the Third Front grouping, which came a cropper in the Lok Sabha elections, Communist ... Read more...

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210 candidates in fray for Haryana’s 10 Lok Sabha seats


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) A total of 210 candidates are in the fray for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. The state goes to polls in the fourth phase May 7. In ... Read more...

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Middle class should exercise right to vote: La Ganesan


April 21st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hopes pinned on middle class votes to grab South Madras and North Madras - the two Chennai parliamentary seats that it ... Read more...

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Now, Paswan holds Congress culpable in Babri demolition


April 20th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan Monday defended his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) colleague Lalu Prasad's statement that both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ... Read more...

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NCP tie-up with Left, BJD is Orissa-specific: Pawar (Lead)


April 9th, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party alliance with the Left parties and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is "only Orissa-specific", NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here Wednesday. "Our arrangement is ... Read more...

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NCP tie-up with Left, BJD is Orissa-specific, says Pawar


April 8th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party alliance with the Left parties and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Orissa is "only Orissa-specific", NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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DMK announces poll line-up, fields Azhagiri from Madurai


April 5th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) The ruling DMK Sunday announced candidates for 21 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's elder son M.K. Azhagiri has been fielded from the Madurai ... Read more...

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RLD BJP alliance will counter SP-BSP politics in UP: Rajnath Singh


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): With the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal arriving at a seat sharing arrangement in Western Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Rajnath Singh believes ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi for separate Telangana state in principle


March 1st, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Secunderabad, Mar 1 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said that her party is in favour of creating a separate Telangana state in principle. Addressing a public meeting here on Saturday evening, ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool alliance not yet decided: Mamata


February 28th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal's principal opposition political force Trinamool Congress Saturday admitted it has initiated talks with the Congress about seat adjustment in the state for the coming Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha makes an overture to Congress, is snubbed (Second Lead)


February 19th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalitha Thursday tried to cosy up to the Congress when she said it should withdraw support to the DMK government in Tamil Nadu. But ... Read more...

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