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BJP misleading nation with lies, says Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Under attack for alleged irregularities in coal block allocations, the Congress Wednesday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with "misleading the nation with a bunch ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Blackmail is bread and butter of BJP, says Sonia (Second Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for stalling parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked her party MPs to aggressively fight the "intemperate ... Read more...

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Announce chief minister candidates early: Virbhadra


April 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 10 (IANS) Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Himachal Pradesh Congress leader Virbhadra Singh Tuesday asked the party high command to declare the chief ministerial ... Read more...

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No new taxes, medical college: BJP promises for civic polls


April 8th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised no new taxes and better governance in the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) which goes ... Read more...

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On poll-eve, ex-MP and Hingoli Congress chief joins NCP


January 28th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sangli (Maharashtra), Jan 28 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra Congress ahead of crucial civic and Zilla Parishad polls, Hingoli district party chief Shivaji Mane Saturday joined the Nationalist ... Read more...

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Ahead of polls in 5 states, Mumbai police warn of car thefts


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Mumbai police have advised Mumbaikars who own big cars or SUVs like Boleros, Scorpios, Taveras and Innovas to be vigilant as they could be stolen for ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill now in freeze, but discourse gets hotter (Roundup)


December 30th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Lokpal bill, which dominated public discourse for much of the year, appeared to have gone into cold storage Friday but the rhetoric got ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls off ‘jail bharo’ agitation (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday announced withdrawal of the proposed nationwide 'jail bharo' agitation which was to start Friday.His statement came shortly after anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s dabbawalas now want to be civic fathers


December 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The city's legendary dabbawallas (lunch-box carriers) have now decided to join politics, starting with the forthcoming elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an ... Read more...

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Putin warns West against interfering in Russian elections


November 28th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin has warned the western powers against meddling in Russia's forthcoming elections after agreeing to stand for president in March 2012.Addressing ... Read more...

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Russian economy more solid than Europe’s : Medvedev


November 20th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said the Russian economy is more solid than the European one, citing major economic figures."Our economy looks more solid and ... Read more...

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Amarinder asks Congressmen to hit Akalis


November 1st, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Talwandi Sabo (Punjab), Nov 1 (IANS) Setting an aggressive political tone for the likely assembly election in February-March next year, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh asked ... Read more...

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New government, new people: Medvedev


October 16th, 2011 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new government will consist of absolutely new people in case the ruling United Russia party wins the forthcoming elections, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ... Read more...

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Nawaz seeks ban on parties harbouring militants


October 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has sought a ban on all political organisations in Pakistan that have militant wings.Sharif said it is parliament's duty to ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to attend party meet in Lucknow


July 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Lucknow Tuesday to attend a meeting of the party's Uttar Pradesh election committee, a party official said."Rahul ... Read more...

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BJP will target crime in Uttar Pradesh polls, says Uma Bharti


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Tackling crime and corruption will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) main agenda for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh elections, but Hindutva will remain its "driving ... Read more...

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EC meets political parties to explain new instructions for forthcoming elections


March 9th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Election Commission of India held a session for the representatives of all national parties and recognized state parties of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and ... Read more...

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Mubarak leaves Cairo as protesters march towards presidential palace (Roundup)


February 11th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Caro/Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak left Cairo Friday as protesters gathered in their thousands at the capital's Tahrir Square marched towards the presidential palace, intensifying their demand ... Read more...

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Outrage as Mubarak refuses to go, US steps up pressure (Fourth Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Furious Egyptians Friday prepared to hold a huge pro-democracy demonstration Friday, a day after embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would not be demitting office, prompting ... Read more...

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Protesters swell as Mubarak clings to power, US steps up pressure (Third Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Spurred on by President Hosni Mubarak declaring he was not quitting office, tens of thousands of Egyptians Friday vowed to hold a massive pro-democracy demonstration as US ... Read more...

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Mubarak says he would not step down


February 11th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday night said that he would not step down, but added that he does not want to stand in the forthcoming elections.In a ... Read more...

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Winning panchayat polls a priority: Himachal Congress chief


October 26th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Congress president Kaul Singh Thakur, who retained the post for the second time in state Congress chiefs' reshuffle Tuesday, said his top priorities would be ... Read more...

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Police, lawyers clash in Lahore


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Judicial services were paralysed in Pakistan's Lahore city Saturday after a clash between lawyers and police turned violent.The clash erupted inside the Lahore High ... Read more...

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Germany makes a strong pitch for India’s UNSC candidacy


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct. 2 (ANI): Reiterating Germany's support for India's candidature for non-permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, elections for which will be taking place later this month, ... Read more...

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Burma’s reclusive, ailing dictator resigns, may become president


August 28th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.28 (ANI): Burma's reclusive and ailing dictator, Than Shwe, has resigned from his military post, exiled Burmese media have reported, paving the way for him to become Burma's president after this ... Read more...

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Maoists threaten Bihar speaker


August 14th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Maoists threatened Bihar assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary and asked him not to enter Gaya's Imamganj, his assembly constituency, for campaigning ahead of the forthcoming elections, police said ... Read more...

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CPI-M admits it lost support due to ’shortcomings’


August 9th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) In an effort at soul-searching, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has admitted that people have moved away from the Left Front due to "certain shortcomings" ... Read more...

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Burmese refugees disappointed over Than Shwe’s India visit


July 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Thousands of Burmese refugees staying in India are upset over the visit of Myanmar military ruler General Than Shwe and have urged the Indian government not ... Read more...

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Myanmar ruler in India, prays at Bodh Gaya (Lead)


July 25th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Myanmar's military ruler General Than Shwe began a five-day state visit to India Sunday by offering prayers at the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. ... Read more...

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Congress’ state-wide anti-Mayawati protests Thursday


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) The Congress will stage state-wide demonstrations Thursday to protest against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's move to bar political parties from the forthcoming elections to civic bodies and ... Read more...

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Kashmir plans village council polls in September


May 13th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) In a step that will usher in devolution of administrative powers to village council level, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday announced the government's decision to ... Read more...

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Jindal backs caste councils, attends meeting (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 10th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kaithal (Haryana), May 10 (IANS) Just a day after he extended his support to khap panchayats, or caste councils, Congress MP Naveen Jindal Monday attended a meeting of the council in this ... Read more...

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Taliban threat looms large over poll ready Kandahar


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, May 3 (ANI) : The Taliban has stepped up its destructive activities in the wake of forthcoming elections in Kandahar. They are targeting common folks and sending death threats to ... Read more...

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Congress, alliance partner to contest Tripura council polls alone


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 3 (IANS) The 28-year-old alliance between the main opposition Congress and the tribal Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) ended Saturday with both parties deciding to contest next month's ... Read more...

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