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Defeated Goa poll candidate wants poll expenses back


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) A defeated independent candidate who polled 625 votes in the March assembly polls has written to the Election Commission of India demanding his election expenses back.Trajano ... Read more...

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Independent Maharashtra legislator to rejoin Shiv Sena


August 25th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Independent legislator from Aurangabad Pradeep Jaiswal Saturday decided rejoin Shiv Sena after meeting party chief Bal Thackeray, a party leader said.He had earlier quit after ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Gilani’s son wins by-poll


July 20th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has won the by-election to a seat that fell vacant following his father's disqualification, ... Read more...

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BJP sweeps corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the municipal corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, winning 8 major corporations of the 12 that went to polls ... Read more...

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GJM faces heat from rival parties for strong-arm tactics


July 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 7 (IANS) Candidates of the CPI-M, Trinamool Congress and Independents Saturday alleged they were forcibly prevented by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) from filing nominations for the July ... Read more...

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Major gains for BJP in UP urban body polls


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a fresh lease of life in Uttar Pradesh as it is set to win 10 mayoral seats in the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM urges coalition partners not to support Sangma


July 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has appealed to his coalition partners in the state to revisit their decision to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. ... Read more...

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Meghalaya’s UDP to support Sangma in presidential poll


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) The United Democratic Party, a part of Meghalaya's Congress-led coalition government, Monday decided to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July ... Read more...

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AGP to support Sangma in Presidential poll


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Assam's regional party, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has decided to support the candidature of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma for the presidential elections, ... Read more...

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Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood claims victory (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With all votes counted in the Egyptian presidential election, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi has claimed victory winning 52 percent of the votes, his campaign ... Read more...

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CBI raids 19 places in Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll case


June 13th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday conducted searches at 19 places, including houses of two legislators, in connection with horse trading linked to the ... Read more...

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Congress nominee loses in Karnataka council poll


June 12th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore,June 11 (IANS) The Congress suffered a setback in the Karnataka legislative council poll Monday, as one of its four nominees lost due to cross-voting in the secret ballot, ... Read more...

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Congress nominee loses in Karnataka council poll


June 12th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore,June 11 (IANS) The Congress suffered a setback in the Karnataka legislative council poll Monday, as one of its four nominees lost due to cross-voting in the secret ballot, ... Read more...

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CBI searches JMM legislator Sita Soren’s house


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday searched the house of Sita Soren, a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha legislator and daughter-in-law of party leader Shibu Soren, official sources said. The agency ... Read more...

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Horse trading: Premises of 14 Jharkhand MLAs raided


May 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted raids at the premises of 14 Jharkhand legislators, including Labour Minister Chandra Prakash Chaudhary, as part of its ... Read more...

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Sad that Ahluwalia lost: BJP


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday said it was sad that senior party leader S.S. Ahluwalia could not be re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand."We ... Read more...

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Jailed legislators helped Congress: BJP


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) Jharkhand's ruling BJP, which lost the Rajya Sabha polls from the state Thursday, has accused the Congress of winning by securing the support of independents and ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls: Congress, JMM win, BJP loses


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won a Rajya Sabha seat each from Jharkhand Thursday while the ruling BJP faced a humiliating defeat in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s Rajya Sabha poll could leave Munda shaky


May 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 1 (IANS) The May 3 poll for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand is casting its shadow on the stability of the Arjun Munda-led government.The two ruling ... Read more...

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Cong, JMM and BJP in fray for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Jharkhand's ruling alliance partners - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) - and the opposition Congress have fielded candidates for ... Read more...

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Ahuwalia files nomination for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll


April 21st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) outgoing deputy leader in the upper house of parliament, S.S. Ahluwalia Saturday filed nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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JVM-P accuses Congress of horse trading again


April 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Ahead of a fresh Rajya Sabha election in the state on May 3, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) has accused the Congress of trying to ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha poll: CBI charges three with horse trading


April 20th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 20 (IANS) The CBI Thursday night filed a formal complaint against three people for allegedly horse trading ahead of the March 30 Rajya Sabha poll in ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: BJP heads for big lead (Second Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for a big lead in the Delhi civic polls with 22 of its candidates winning and the party ... Read more...

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Vote for clean candidate, not on party line: Delhi RWAs appeal


April 14th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi. April 14 (IANS) Resident Welfare Association's (RWAs) of Delhi have made an appeal to its citizens to come out and vote for clean candidates with good image rather ... Read more...

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Banks, legislators’ accounts under scanner in Jharkhand RS polls


April 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Some banks and legislators whose roles came under suspicion in the now countermanded Rajya Sabha polls for two seats in Jharkhand are under the scanner ... Read more...

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Vote for the ‘other’ candidate: Eunuchs tell Delhi


April 8th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Chandni, 27, braces for an early start to the day at 9 a.m. After a quick breakfast of tea and snacks, the eunuch from ... Read more...

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MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants


April 5th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code ... Read more...

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Will cancel polls again on evidence of horse-trading: Quraishi


April 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) After recommending re-polling in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Jharkhand over allegations of "horse-trading" last week, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said ... Read more...

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Landlord shoots at wife, son of MCD poll nominee


April 5th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The wife and son of an independent candidate contesting the April 15 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections were shot at and injured here Wednesday ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha poll cancellation: Congress nominee moves court


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 3 (IANS) Congress candidate for a Rajya Sabha seat Pradeep Balmuchu Tuesday said that he has challenged in the Jharkhand High Court the Election Commission's decision to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll before presidential election: CEC


March 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Saturday said the commission would like to hold Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand before the presidential elections."We would like to ... Read more...

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With RS horse trading reports, Jharkhand in news for wrong reasons


March 31st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) The mineral-rich state of Jharkhand has again hit the national headlines -- for the wrong reasons.Perhaps for the first time, the Election Commission of India ... Read more...

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Congress, JMM seek review of cancellation of RS poll


March 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have sought review of the Election Commission's move to recommend to President Pratibha Patil for cancellation of two Rajya ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll, urges cancellation (Intro Roundup)


March 31st, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Amid reports of horse trading in the Rajya Sabha polls, the Election Commission Friday stopped the counting of votes for two seats from Jharkhand ... Read more...

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