electoral politics

Our fight is for changing system, not power: Team Anna (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Team Anna said Friday that their proposed political alternative "would not compromise on corruption" and their fight was to "change the system and not ... Read more...

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Party or government for Rahul? Both, say Congress members


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Will it be party, government or both for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his enhanced role ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election? ... Read more...

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Digvijay willing to contest Lok Sabha polls


July 17th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday said he was willing to contest the next Lok Sabha elections, preferably from Madhya Pradesh, as his vow ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP sweep Punjab civic polls (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three ... Read more...

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Modi steps up attack on Congress-led UPA


June 10th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rajkot, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the country is ... Read more...

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Want to know Mamata’s vision of future: Hillary


May 7th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said she wanted to know West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's "vision of the future"."I want to know ... Read more...

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Two Punjab bureaucrats-turned-politicians bite the dust (Poll sidelights)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Two top functionaries of the outgoing Punjab government who got into electoral politics have bitten the dust.In the assembly election results declared Tuesday, Darbara Singh Guru, ... Read more...

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UP lesson: Party workers more important than leaders (Comment)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Why did the Congress do badly in Uttar Pradesh? The answer is simple: it had a weak organisation. A similar answer explains the BJP's woes also.And why did the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Punjab results decimate Manpreet Badal, PPP


March 6th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Any hopes for a third front in Punjab's electoral politics were shattered as results to the 117 assembly seats were declared Tuesday.Former finance minister and ... 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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Thousands vow to fight for corruption-free Meghalaya


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands Monday vowed to fight for a corruption-free Meghalaya at a rally held here.The campaign by Team Ardent, named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, aims ... Read more...

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Pawar mulls quitting electoral politics


January 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Having lost not even one election in the 45 years of his political career so far, union minister and veteran politician Sharad Pawar has said ... Read more...

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Mass rally for clean politics in Meghalaya


January 28th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) After Team Anna launched its anti-graft campaign across India, Team Ardent - named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit - is set to host a ... Read more...

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Goa debates priest’s entry into poll politics


January 14th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The buzz of party politics for once appears to have taken a back seat in Goa as the civil society and the Church argue with verve ... Read more...

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Plea on Jamia Milia students union poll withdrawn (Second Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A former student of Jamia Milia Islamia Monday withdrew from the Delhi High Court a petition seeking quashing of a 2006 decision of the central ... Read more...

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Omar invokes Dickens, destiny to describe tenure (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...," was how Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chose to describe his ... Read more...

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I was destined to become chief minister: Omar


January 5th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) Destiny had scripted that he would become chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said Thursday on the third anniversary in office as head of ... Read more...

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Jehadis want an India-Pakistan nuke war: Hiro


November 16th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Islamists want to see a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan but jehadi appeal in India is waning because Muslims in the country believe ... Read more...

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Former astronaut runs for US Congress


October 12th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Former astronaut Jose Hernandez said Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination to represent California's just-created 10th District in the US Congress.Hernandez, who grew up working ... Read more...

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IAS officer holds Lalu responsible for Bihar’s decay


August 12th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Bihar cadre administrative officer has held former chief minister Lalu Prasad responsible for the "perverse" governance of the state from 1990 to 2005 - ... Read more...

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Left debacle a passing phase: Tripura CM (Interview)


July 6th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) Communist parties are still relevant in India and will soon overcome the dip in their fortunes, says Manik Sarkar, chief minister of Tripura, the only state ... Read more...

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Keep away from Pakistan, daily tells Musharraf (Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Tuesday urged former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf not to return home from London, saying "threats to his life are real".It ... Read more...

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Don’t put yourself in the line of fire, Daily tells Musharraf


April 19th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) The threats to General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who is keen to return to Pakistan, "are real", warned a Pakistani daily as it advised the former ... Read more...

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A 10th election, a 10th constituency - meet Kerala’s rolling stone


April 6th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Seeking greener pastures is nothing new for Kerala's veteran politician M.V. Raghavan. In nine assembly elections, he has fought from nine different constituencies and he is ... Read more...

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YSR family members to fight it out in Andhra bypolls


April 1st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) The ensuing by-elections from the Kadapa Lok Sabha and the Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh may well turn into a war within the family of ... Read more...

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91-year-old JSS leader creates Kerala poll history


March 18th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) With her candidature finalised Friday, 91-year-old K.R. Gouri Amma has made history in Kerala's electoral politics by becoming the only candidate to contest all the ... Read more...

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Obama puts basketball bets on Pittsburgh Panthers


March 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has announced his NCAA March Madness picks, and made it clear that he is especially keen on the Pittsburgh Panthers."I haven't finished my ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Congress chief awaits high command nod


March 6th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, March 6 (IANS) State Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala Sunday said that his candidature for the upcoming state polls will be decided by the party high command.Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Quraishi opposes state funding of elections


January 30th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) Opposing state funding of poll campaigning of parties and individuals in the country, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi Sunday sought a complete ban on criminals joining ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu was a perfect communist: Karat


January 17th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday said Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu was a perfect communist and was unique in many ways."Jyoti Basu for ... Read more...

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Stars to add sparkle to Assam polls


December 30th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 30 (IANS) Assembly elections in Assam next year should have a fair sprinkling of stardust with several showbiz personalities expressing their interest in contesting the polls ... Read more...

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Obama asks Indian youngsters to get into public service


November 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Stating that he was aware of the "healthy scepticism" about electoral politics in both US and India, US President Barack Obama Sunday said he nevertheless hoped more ... Read more...

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Maoist sympathiser Gaddar takes up Telangana cause


October 9th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Maoist sympathiser and revolutionary balladeer Gaddar Saturday formally launched his new outfit Telangana Praja Front (TPF) to advocate a separate state of Telangana.Stating that mass struggle ... Read more...

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Musharraf will not be invited to join PML alliance: PML Secretary General


October 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 4(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will not be invited to join the alliance of Pakistan Muslim League (PML) factions, PML Secretary General Humayun Akhtar has said.Akhtar said that ... Read more...

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Musharraf fails to get expected response after APML formation


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 2(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly failed to get a positive response from other political parties despite the formation of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) party.According ... Read more...

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