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It’s raining political parties in hill state (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Elections are due in December and mainstream parties like the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Trinamool Congress are queuing up to test the political ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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Samaras begins coalition talks for a Greece government (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 18 (IANS) Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party, which narrowly won Greece's election has begun holding urgent talks to form a coalition, saying he wishes ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh BJP wooing tribals in violence-hit Bastar


June 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh is making determined efforts to win back tribals to the party in the run-up to the assembly elections ... Read more...

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A President of India cannot come through ‘reservation’ (Comment)


June 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Come July and there will be a new occupant at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The journey seems more exciting than the destination itself.Presidential elections have changed in recent years. Conventions like a ... Read more...

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Akhilesh becomes UP chief minister (Second Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Nine days after his Samajwadi Party won a thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in Thursday as the 33rd chief minister of India's ... Read more...

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Mayawati calls meet to take stock of rout


March 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Amid hectic activity in the Samajwadi Party (SP) camp for the swearing in of the new chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, and government formation, outgoing Chief ... Read more...

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All promises will be fulfilled: Akhilesh


March 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav Saturday said all promises made by the Samajwadi Party (SP) will be taken up on priority by his government.Addressing ... Read more...

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Congress set to form Uttarakhand government (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress, supported by a regional party and three independent lawmakers, is all set to form the new government in Uttarakhand, ending days of uncertainty ... Read more...

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Congress garners numbers, to stake claim in Uttarakhand (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 9 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it would form the government in Uttarakhand with the support of three independents and a regional party member, ending days of ... Read more...

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Mulayam leads Holi celebrations in UP


March 8th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Holi was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh with fervour and an added dash of political celebrations as triumphant Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders, led by party chief ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over government formation in Uttarakhand (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 7 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday scrambled to win the crucial support of independent and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) lawmakers as uncertainty ... Read more...

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Congress holds edge in split Uttarakhand verdict (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday emerged as the single largest party in Uttarakhand with 32 members, ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a notch in ... Read more...

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Congress gains thin edge in Uttarakhand assembly


March 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday emerged as the single largest party in Uttarakhand with 32 members, a notch ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 31 ... Read more...

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Congress scores hat trick in Manipur (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 6 (IANS) In an Assam redux, the Congress performed a hat-trick in Manipur, sweeping the poll results Tuesday with a two-thirds majority in the 60-member assembly.The party, ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand battle heads for close finish between BJP, Congress (Seventh Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress were locked in a nail-biting seesaw battle as Uttarakhand Tuesday appeared poised for a hung ... Read more...

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BJP gets slender lead in Uttarakhand seesaw battle (Sixth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress were locked in a nail-biting seesaw battle as Uttarakhand appeared poised for a hung assembly ... Read more...

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It may be BJP-Congress tie in Uttarakhand (Fifth Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress were locked in a nail-biting seesaw battle as Uttarakhand appeared poised for a hung assembly ... Read more...

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SP parliamentary board to decide on government formation: Mulayam


March 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said the party's strategy for government formation will be decided by the parliamentary board. He thanked the people ... Read more...

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‘BJP to retain Uttarakhand, Congress slightly ahead in Punjab’


March 4th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win a majority in Uttarakhand while Punjab will see a tight race with the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Day after UP polls, parties assess performance


March 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) A day after the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly polls ended, political parties spent Sunday assessing their performance - some scaling down their anticipated numbers, while ... Read more...

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Congress claim whittles, BJP coy over seats


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) After consistently claiming that the Congress-NCP alliance would win 25 seats in the Goa assembly, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha has scaled down the assessment to ... Read more...

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Holidaying and playing poll game in Punjab (Punjab Newsletter)


February 18th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) Politicians in Punjab seem to be enjoying a five-week holiday thanks to the Election Commission (EC) of India. From relaxing to lobbying to literally doing the ... Read more...

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Who’ll lead Congress in UP? Not Rahul, says party


February 8th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress has not projected any chief minister in the hotly contested Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday and "youth icon" Rahul Gandhi is ... Read more...

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Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council chief meets president hopefuls


November 27th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 26 (IANS) Head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Hussein Tantawi Saturday met two potential presidential candidates and discussed with them the current situation ... Read more...

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UN concern as Nepal’s government formation deadline ends


August 21st, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) A concerned UN sent its envoy to Nepal as the deadline for forming a new government neared its end Sunday with the two main rivals still ... Read more...

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E. Ahamed likely to get cabinet rank soon


May 18th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader and Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed is likely to be elevated to cabinet rank ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi congratulates Jayalalithaa on massive win (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi telephoned AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa to congratulate her on her party's massive victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, and ... Read more...

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Congress names observers for government formation in Assam, Kerala


May 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after winning the Kerala and Assam assembly elections, the Congress Saturday named new central observers for the two states to oversee ... Read more...

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Over 85 percent turnout in Bengal’s peaceful phase two polling (Intro Roundup)


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) High on enthusiasm, West Bengal recorded above 85 percent turnout as the second phase of balloting for the high-voltage state assembly polls passed off peacefully ... 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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Polling brisk and peaceful in Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Around 65 percent of votes were cast in a brisk and peaceful polling in 50 constituencies across three districts in the second phase of ... Read more...

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Trinamool promises quick action on Dajeeling issue


March 21st, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Monday promised in its election manifesto that if voted to power in the April-May West Bengal assembly elections, it will take effective ... Read more...

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