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Spotlight on lawlessness, illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh Newsletter) (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family are among a ... Read more...

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Lawlessness on rise in Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh Newsletter)


March 10th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family have spotlighted the ... Read more...

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VIPs vote in Uttar Pradesh


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Political VIPs voted in the final and seventh phase of balloting in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, with each claiming victory for his party.One of the first ... Read more...

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Former Himachal BJP chief to become minister


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday announced that he would expand his cabinet by inducting former state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Khimi ... Read more...

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TMC accuses Goa CM’s men of burning poll material


February 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of being responsible for a $400 million-plus mining scam, a TMC candidate has accused ... Read more...

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Congress tries to make Goa polls a family matter (Goa Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Four political families in Goa are seeking as many as 10 assembly tickets from the Congress for the March 3 polls, prompting rivals to hurl ... Read more...

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Kamat’s constituency gets Rs.15 crore to build cinema halls


November 25th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) The union information and broadcasting ministry has allotted Rs.15 crore to Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's Margao constituency for constructing two cinema halls, which will also ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Rajasthan hospital deaths


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 2 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has ordered an inquiry into the deaths of three patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government hospital in Jodhpur ... Read more...

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DMK cannot be wiped out: Karunanidhi


August 7th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Saturday asserted the party cannot be wiped out by vendetta politics played by tge ruling AIADMK.Speaking at ... Read more...

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K.M. Mani wins record 12th time


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Palai (Kottayam), May 13 (IANS) K.M. Mani, chief of the Kerala Congress (Mani), recorded his 12th consecutive victory from his home constituency of Palai by defeating the Left front candidate ... Read more...

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Chandy set for 10th successive poll victory


April 8th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), April 8 (IANS) It has been 41 years since a callow Youth Congress activist stepped into the electoral fray to contest the assembly elections. Oommen Chandy hasn't looked ... Read more...

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Madan Tamang’s widow to contest from Darjeeling


March 30th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 29 (IANS) Bharati Tamang, widow of slain Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) chief Madan Tamang, has been nominated as one of the party's three candidates from the Darjeeling ... Read more...

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50 percent newcomers, women, youth likely in Congress’ Kerala list


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress Election Committee (CEC), which met here for the second consecutive day Tuesday to discuss the candidates for the 81 seats it will ... Read more...

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Former Kerala minister Pillai to contest from jail


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Jailed former minister R. Balakrishna Pillai will contest the April 13 assembly polls from Kottarakara assembly constituency, his party Kerala Congress (B) has decided. The party ... Read more...

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12 pregnant women die in Jodhpur hospital


February 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 12 pregnant women died of excessive bleeding at a government run hospital here after they were allegedly administered contaminated IV fluids, officials said Thursday. A probe ... Read more...

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Digambar Kamat’s temple visits irk BJP


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 23 (IANS) Goa's Congress chief minister's repeated visits to temples in the state have now irked the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP). The main opposition party in Goa Thursday severely castigated ... Read more...

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NCP legislators engage in public scrap


October 27th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 26 (IANS) Former Goa minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Mickky Pacheco Tuesday accused his state president Jose Phillip D'Souza of assaulting him. D'Souza denied the charges and said ... Read more...

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Goa scribes boycotts press meet on Queen’s Baton Relay


September 5th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) A journalists' group in Goa Sunday boycotted Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's press conference in Margao to announce the itinerary for the Queen's Baton Relay, scheduled to be held ... Read more...

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Brown laughs, jokes in first public appearance as ex-PM


May 14th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) In sharp contrast to his sombre demeanour over the past few weeks, Gordon Brown cracked jokes and looked relaxed when he made his first public appearance after ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor gets a warm welcome in Thirvananthapuram


April 24th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (ANI): Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Saturday arrived in his home constituency and said that he feels powerful on witnessing such a ... Read more...

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Tharoor now to concentrate on Lok Sabha constituency


April 20th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With a "deeply wounded" Shashi Tharoor having quit the government, the former minister is now expected to concentrate on the development of his home constituency of Thiruvananthapuram, ... Read more...

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Congress’ Assam unit holds record 18,828 meetings in a day


November 29th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Assam Sunday created a history of sorts by holding more than 18,500 meetings across the state as it kicked off its campaign ... Read more...

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Minister’s wife under scanner for links with Hindu group (Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik Monday said the police would probe the links of the state transport minister's wife with a Hindu group blamed for an explosion that ... Read more...

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Congress austerity drive a political stunt, says Maneka


September 18th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming the austerity drive of the Congress as a "political stunt", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi Friday said it would have been better if the ... Read more...

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AIYF activists burn Tharoor’s effigy in Kerala criticising his latest tweet


September 17th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17(ANI): In reaction to Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor's remark about the government's austerity drive on a social networking site, activists from the All India Youth Federation ... Read more...

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Top Indian Canadian leader defeated in polls


May 27th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 27 (IANS) Wally Oppal, a top Indian Canadian politician and British Columbia provincial attorney general, was defeated in the assembly election Tuesday after a recount of votes. In the May 12 ... Read more...

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DMK’s hold on Congress likely to tighten


May 16th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The poor showing of the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu will enable its ally DMK to further tighten its hold on ... Read more...

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Seven Indian Canadians elected legislators in British Columbia (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 13 (IANS) Seven Indian Canadians were elected to the 79-member assembly in Canada's British Columbia province Wednesday. The outgoing assembly had the same number of Indian-origin legislators. Among those who ... Read more...

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Seven Indians become legislators in Canada’s British Columbia


May 13th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 13 (IANS) Seven Indian Canadians were elected to the 79-member assembly in Canada's British Columbia province Wednesday. The outgoing assembly had the same number of Indian-origin legislators and most of ... Read more...

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All eyes on Sajjad Lone (Poll Curtainraiser - Jammu and Kashmir)


May 12th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) As the constituencies of Baramulla and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir go to the polls in the last phase Wednesday, all eyes are on separatist leader Sajjad Gani ... Read more...

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Bihar polling ends peacefully, 40 percent turnout expected (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Polling in Bihar ended peacefully Thursday in the three constituencies where voting was held in the fourth phase of the general elections, with the turnout expected to ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful but slow in Bihar (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Polling in Bihar was mostly peaceful but slow Thursday morning, with only 15 to 18 percent turnout recorded in the first five hours in the three seats ... Read more...

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Polls begins on peaceful note in Bihar


May 7th, 2009 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Voting for the fourth phase of parliamentary elections in three of the 40 constituencies in Bihar began Thursday morning amid heavy security arrangements in view of the ... Read more...

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It’s Shotgun versus Shaker (Poll curtainraiser - Bihar)


May 6th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) Voters in Bihar's Patna Saheb constituency have a choice Thursday between entertainment stars Shatrughan 'Shotgun' Sinha and Shekhar 'Shaker' Suman as their representative to the Lok Sabha. The ... Read more...

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It’s do-or-die poll battle for party-hopper Bangarappa


April 29th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Shimoga (Karnataka), April 29 (IANS) It's a moment of reckoning for former Karnataka chief minister and party-hopper S. Bangarappa, who returns to the Congress to contest Thursday for the ... Read more...

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