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Security tightened in Guangzhou for Asian Games


November 12th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) With some 103,000 police officers on the prowl, China has taken every possible step to ensure top security at the Asian Games that starts here Friday and ends ... Read more...

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Notification issued for sixth phase of Bihar polls


October 27th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) The notification for the sixth and final phase of the Bihar state assembly elections was issued Wednesday.In the sixth round due Nov 20, polling will be held in ... Read more...

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Development overrides caste in Bihar battle


October 17th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) It is a political battle with a difference in Bihar. Although caste is still a factor, it is the cry for development that has become ... Read more...

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Notification issued for fifth phase of Bihar polls


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday issued the notification for the fifth phase of the six-phase Bihar assembly elections.In the fifth round due Nov 9, polling will be held ... Read more...

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Pakistani general to lead UN force in Liberia


October 14th, 2010 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appointed Major General Muhammad Khalid of Pakistan as the force commander of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).Prior to the appointment, ... Read more...

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BJP confident of good show in Bihar polls


October 13th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he was confident that the party and its ally Janata Dal-United would put up a good show in ... Read more...

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BJP expels five rebel contestants in Bihar


October 12th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday expelled five rebels, including sitting legislator Sanjiv Jha, contesting the October-November assembly polls in Bihar as Independent candidates after denial of ... Read more...

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Rabri Devi files nomination papers for Bihar’s Raghopur seat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi Saturday filed nomination papers for the Raghopur assembly seat ahead of the October-November elections in the state.Clad in a deep blue-coloured ... Read more...

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Bihar BJP chief summoned to Delhi to meet high command (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) An adamant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bihar unit president C.P. Thakur Saturday refused to withdraw his resignation over the distribution of tickets for the assembly polls. He ... Read more...

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Bihar BJP chief refuses to withdraw resignation


October 9th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Bihar unit president C.P. Thakur refused to withdraw his resignation Saturday, a day after he stepped down saying that he was unhappy ... Read more...

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Another Bihar BJP leader resigns over poll ticket (Second Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 8 (IANS) Another senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Bihar resigned from the party core committee Friday night angry over ticket distribution for the polls, hours after state ... Read more...

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BJP hopes Bihar unit chief’s peeve will be sorted out


October 8th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday that the issue of the resignation of its Bihar state unit chief C.P. Thakur will be sorted out soon. ... Read more...

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Son denied poll ticket, miffed Bihar BJP chief resigns (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Bihar unit president C.P. Thakur Friday resigned from the party post after his son was denied a ticket to contest the upcoming ... Read more...

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Son denied poll ticket, Bihar BJP chief resigns


October 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party'S (BJP) Bihar unit president C.P. Thakur Friday resigned from the party post after his son was denied a ticket to contest the upcoming ... Read more...

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Folk singer to popularise right to vote in Bihar


October 8th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 8 (IANS) Popular Bihar folk singer Sharda Sinha has been roped in by the Election Commission to spread awareness about the right to vote during the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.Sharda ... Read more...

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Notification issued for fourth phase of Bihar polls


October 7th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 7 (IANS) The notification for the fourth of the six phases of the Bihar state assembly elections was issued Thursday.In the fourth round due Nov 1, polling will be ... Read more...

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Lalu dares Nitish, Modi to contest against Rabri


October 5th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi to contest the state assembly elections ... Read more...

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JD-U fields Nitish Kumar’s castemen in Nalanda


October 4th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 4 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has fielded candidates belonging to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Kurmi caste in his hometown Nalanda, attracting criticism from the opposition.The JD-U has fielded ... Read more...

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Rabri Devi to contest Bihar polls from two constituenies (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 4 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi will contest the state assembly elections from two constituencies this month, her husband and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) head Lalu Prasad announced ... Read more...

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RJD releases list for Bihar polls


September 30th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 30 (IANS) Bihar's main opposition the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Thursday released the list of 65 candidates for two phases of the six-phase assembly polls.RJD spokesperson Shakil Ahmad Khan said ... Read more...

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JD-U denies ticket to Mandal junior


September 30th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Sep 30 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has denied a ticket to Maninder Mandal, the son of B.P. Mandal, the former Bihar chief minister who penned the ... Read more...

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Notification issued for second phase of Bihar polls


September 29th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 29 (IANS) The notification for the second of six phases of the Bihar elections was issued Wednesday.In the second round due Oct 24, polling will be held in 45 of ... Read more...

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JMM releases candidates’ list


September 27th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has released a list of its 15 candidates for the first phase of Bihar assembly elections. In the first phase due Oct 21, polls ... Read more...

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Notification issued for first phase of Bihar polls


September 27th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar Monday issued notification for the first of the six phases of the state asembly elections, an official said. In the first phase due Oct 21, ... Read more...

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Poll panel calls all-party meet on electoral reforms


September 26th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Election Commission has called an all-party meeting Oct 4 to discuss various electoral issues, including the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the pernicious role ... Read more...

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Bihar set for six phase election - Oct 21 to Nov 20 (Second Lead)


September 6th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Bihar will elect a new 243-member assembly during staggered month-long polling that begins Oct 21 and ends Nov 20, the Election Commission announced Monday. Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. ... Read more...

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Anand beats Leko, joins Kramnik in lead at Tal Memorial chess


November 11th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS) Viswanathan Anand found a novel way against Peter Leko to register the lone win in the fifth round and join Vladimir Kramnik in shared lead at the Tal ... Read more...

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