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Mamata’s war cry in Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter) (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Mamata’s war cry at Congress fortress (West Bengal Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the panchayat polls slated for next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now trained her guns at Congress bastions in the state, ... Read more...

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Rahul to review Himachal Congress July 2


July 1st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections early 2013, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the party's preparedness with state leaders July 2-3 ... Read more...

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Kalam opts out of presidential fight (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he won't contest the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, spiking what could have ... Read more...

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Murder of ex-party colleague comes to haunt Kerala CPI-M (News Analysis)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI M), which raises a lot of hue and cry over the killings of its cadres in West Bengal, is ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara by-poll crucial for Kerala parties (Kerala Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) For the rival political groupings in Kerala, the Neyattinkara by-election to the state assembly in June is proving a testing time. The poll is crucial ... Read more...

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‘Congress to monitor Akhilesh government’s performance’


April 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the state Congress said Friday it would monitor the performance of the Akhilesh ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress wounded (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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SP and Akali Dal score big, Congress bruised (Afternoon Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Akali Dal emerged big winners Tuesday, with one poised to govern Uttar Pradesh and the other breaking a ... Read more...

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Junior judo tournament begins in Agra


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) While all eyes are on the electoral battle raging in Uttar Pradesh, 900 junior judo champions from 27 Indian states are fighting it out at the ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

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Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey


February 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion ... Read more...

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Bookies active in run-up to UP polls


February 5th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 5 (IANS) The run-up to assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh has set the illegal betting market abuzz with bookies putting their money on a hung house, sources ... Read more...

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Rebels, relatives in fray for BMC elections


January 31st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Relatives of politicians as well as mafia dons and scores of rebels are in the fray for the Feb 16 polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal ... Read more...

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‘Jeeta and Jaggi’, ‘Jhootha and Thaggi’ colour Punjab campaign


January 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) If the opposition Congress can unleash 'Jeeta and Jaggi', the Shiromani Akali Dal can hit back with 'Jhootha and Thaggi'. After all, the electoral battle ... Read more...

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Will assembly polls lead to early Lok Sabha ballot?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Both the Congress and BJP are equally confident of sweeping the upcoming elections in five states, but some say a Congress rout could lead ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U set for divorce in Uttar Pradesh?


December 29th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Even as they sing the same tune nationally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) appear set for a divorce in election-bound Uttar ... Read more...

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It is Mayawati vs all others in Uttar Pradesh


December 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The race for the next assembly in Uttar Pradesh may be largely four cornered. But, it is increasingly evident that the electoral battle slated for ... Read more...

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Make-or-break electoral battle awaits 2012


December 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Midway through Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's second five-year stint, the Congress readies to take on both an aggressive opposition and an uncompromising Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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A Rs.300 crore ‘Thank You’ from Hooda! (Haryana Newsletter)


December 18th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) It could easily qualify as the biggest 'thank you' ever made. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda did that last week when he doled out a ... Read more...

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‘Left lost, but movement unbeaten in Bengal’


November 14th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 14 (IANS) Though the Communists were routed in the April-May West Bengal assembly polls, the Left movement has remained unbeaten in its stronghold, a leader said here Monday."A ... Read more...

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BJP’s PM wannabes more enthusiastic than party (Comment)


September 17th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
It is understandable that the Congress' present condition of disarray will encourage its opponents to take it on in an electoral battle. But curiously, the enthusiasm is noticeable more ... Read more...

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India set for history-making election outcome


May 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India prepares to count Friday the millions of votes cast in five states, the results widely tipped to end more than three decades of ... Read more...

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Learnt lessons from Netai incident: Buddhadeb


May 6th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has learnt lessons from the Netai incident and added that this kind ... Read more...

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Second generation politicians contest Bengal polls


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Sons, daughters-in-law, relatives... West Bengal's assembly elections appear to have become a family affair, to a great extent.Many young family members of the state's ... Read more...

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Over 80 percent turnout in phase two of Bengal polls (Roundup)


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The second phase of West Bengal's electoral battle passed off peacefully Saturday with around 83 percent of electors voting in 50 constituencies across three ... Read more...

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West Bengal poll battle enters phase two Saturday (Curtain Raiser)


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance, making a determined charge to unseat the Left Front in West Bengal, faces the challenge from its own dissidents as the ... Read more...

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Putin flexes muscles, signals plan to reclaim Russian presidency


April 21st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr. 21 (ANI): Heaping praise on his achievements as Prime Minister and previously as president, Vladimir Putin has said Russia must be strong to fend off foreign threats. This is being ... Read more...

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Bengal opinion polls will be proved wrong: Yechury


April 15th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Heaping scorn on the opinion polls which indicated that the Left Front could lose power in West Bengal, front major Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Millions vote for new assembly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu (Afternoon Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Millions in the politically crucial southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as the union territory of Puducherry Wednesday queued up at polling booths ... Read more...

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Ice cream parlour sex case is Kerala poll issue


April 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 12 (IANS) A two-decade-old sex scandal in Kerala, dubbed the "ice cream parlour" case in which the image of a well-known opposition politician took a beating, is ... Read more...

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India set for biggest electoral battle after 2009 (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Amid corruption sagas that have dented India's ruling coalition, four states and a union territory go to the polls from Monday in the country's ... Read more...

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India set for biggest electoral battle after 2009


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Amid corruption sagas that have dented India's ruling coalition, five states go to the polls from Monday in the country's largest electoral exercise in ... Read more...

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Congress in poll mode in Kerala, plays ‘rice’ politics


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Kerala's Congress Friday readied itself for the electoral battle ahead, finalising seat sharing arrangements with other partners in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and releasing its ... Read more...

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Keralites hail CM Achutanandan’s decision to contest polls


March 21st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 21 (ANI): Residents of Kerala's Palakkad District have welcomed Chief Minister VS Achutanandan's decision to contest the upcoming assembly polls."It was hard to believe when we came to know of ... Read more...

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