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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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Kerala legislator gets bail in murder case


August 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator T.V. Rajesh was Tuesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker ... Read more...

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BJP tries to mop up votes with sops (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and five-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's fears have come true. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have ... Read more...

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Be prepared for LS polls ‘anytime in 2013′, Mulayam to party (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to have fast tracked his party's preparations for Lok Sabha polls by reportedly asking his party men to be ... Read more...

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Mulayam fast tracks preparations for LS polls


July 10th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday decided to fast-track its preparations for the Lok Sabha 2014 polls and appointed 58 observers for the ... Read more...

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Nitish attacks Modi as Shiv Sena backs Pranab (Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi opened a can of worms for the BJP-led NDA, with another ... Read more...

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Dhoni casts vote in Jharkhand by-poll


June 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 12 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday cast his vote here for the by-poll in Jharkhand's Hatia assembly constituency.Dhoni, who arrived in his hometown three ... Read more...

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Polling in Pudukottai ends, 65 percent turnout recorded (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) Voting in the by-election to Pudukottai constituency of the Tamil Nadu assembly ended at 5 p.m Tuesday with around 65 percent of the over 190,000 voters ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in Pudukottai by-poll in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 12 (IANS) Voting in the by-election from the Pudukottai constituency to the Tamil Nadu assembly is progressing peacefully and around 60 percent votes have been cast, according to ... Read more...

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Voting under way in Hatia bypoll in Jharkhand


June 12th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 12 (IANS) Heavy security was in place Tuesday as voters queued up to cast their ballots in the by-election to the Jharkhand assembly from the Hatia ... Read more...

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Pudukottai to go for polls Tuesday


June 11th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Pudukottai assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu is set to witness a straight fight between ruling AIADMK and DMDK after boycott of the Tuesday by-poll by major ... Read more...

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About 80 percent turnout in Kerala bypoll (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) An estimated 80 percent of the electorate voted Saturday in the assembly by-election at Neyyattinkara in Kerala, officials said.The turnout was so heavy that many ... Read more...

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Polling starts for Shimla Municipal Corporation


May 27th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Polling began Sunday morning for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected directly ... Read more...

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Kerala EC wants photo-ID cards for local polls too


May 14th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) Monday decided to request the state government to amend the laws and make photo-ID cards mandatory for the electorate in ... Read more...

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Gingrich finally calls it quits (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) With just two victories under his belt in Republican primaries, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finally called it quits, a little less than a year ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2


April 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.The last date for filing of nomination is ... Read more...

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Neither Congress nor BJP has the people’s mandate (Comment)


April 21st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Elections in India for even the panchayats and civic bodies are seen as political barometers. Although they are supposed to reflect local concerns, no party can afford to ignore their ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara, land of uprisings, set for another battle (Kerala Newsletter)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Neyattinkara is a piece of land in Kerala that once saw many uprisings against British rule. But now it is set for a fierce battle of ... Read more...

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Impressive 55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhi witnessed 55 percent polling, its highest in 15 years, in the civic polls held Sunday, Delhi's election commissioner Rakesh Mehta said describing it as ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Dhumal government woos its babus with eye on polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Close to half of the annual budget of debt-ridden Himachal Pradesh is being spent on its 'babus' - both serving and retired.According to budget estimates ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani lawmakers live like royalty, while people are poor’


March 24th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The lifestyle of Pakistani parliamentarians is like that of royalty and in stark contrast to that of "the vast majority of the people have to deal ... Read more...

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UDF wins Kerala by-election (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) Wednesday won the Piravom by-election with Anup Jacob defeating his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) rival by more than 12,000 ... Read more...

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Congress-led UDF wins Kerala bypoll


March 21st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front's (UDF) Anup Jacob won the Piravom assembly by-election in Kerala Wednesday.Anup Jacob, 34, son of former minister T.M. Jacob, won with ... Read more...

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New crisis hits Karnataka’s faction-ridden ruling BJP


March 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Sunday faced fresh crises with a minister calling for the assembly's dissolution, saying people were fed ... Read more...

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Record polling in Kerala by-election (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A record 85.6 percent of the electorate voted Saturday in the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala, officials said.The by-election follows the death of T.M. Jacob, the ... Read more...

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BJP does better than expected in polls


March 6th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Barring disappointment in Uttar Pradesh, where it failed to improve its tally, the Bharatiya Janata Party had reasons to smile with the poll results ... Read more...

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Badal vs Badal: who will be Punjab chief minister?


March 6th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) It was an election fought in the name of one Badal but led from the front by another, a two-pronged strategy that propelled the Shiromani ... Read more...

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UP mandate a defeat for Rahul: Swaraj (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress's poor showing in Uttar Pradesh was a "defeat" for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj said ... Read more...

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MNS offers unconditional support to Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI in Thane


March 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), March 6 (IANS) In a surprise political development, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Tuesday offered 'unconditional' support to the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance in ... Read more...

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UP results will cast shadow on central government: BJP (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said the Uttar Pradesh election results would cast a shadow on the Congress-led central government as the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Results a mixed bag for BJP: Sushma


March 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With the party poised for a win in Goa and the SAD-BJP alliance leading in Punjab, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday ... Read more...

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High voter turnout a victory: Poll panel


March 5th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Whatever be the political result of the assembly elections, for India's poll panel the high voter turnout in the five states is a sign of ... Read more...

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All-time high voting in UP, women set new record (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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