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Kanda leaves Hooda government embarrassed (Haryana Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Till earlier this week, he was Haryana's powerful minister in-charge of home affairs with the entire police force at his beck and call. In a ... Read more...

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Haryana minister not new to controversy


August 5th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 5 (IANS) Haryana's Minister of State for Home Gopal Kanda, whose name has cropped up in the suicide of a former flight attendant in Delhi Sunday, is not ... Read more...

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Munda congratulates Mukherjee for becoming president


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for being elected the 13th president of India, while the state Congress also celebrated the victory ... Read more...

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Pranab campaigns in Jharkhand, Lalu, Paswan also pitch in


July 12th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 12 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Thursday visited Jharkhand to campaign for the July 19 poll. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Lok Jansakti Party ... Read more...

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Pranab in Odisha to seek support


July 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election to the high ... 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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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Lead, correcting para four of Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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Munda licks wounds after BJP defeat


May 4th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 4 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Friday counted the political consequences after party colleague S.S. Ahluwalia lost the Rajya Sabha election.Munda, who heads the Bharatiya Janata ... 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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Rajya Sabha poll: BJP says Munda government safe


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 2 (IANS) Asserting that the Arjun Munda-led Jharkhand government was safe, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ananth Kumar Wednesday said the party was sure of ... Read more...

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Mata Prasad Pandey elected UP assembly speaker


April 13th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mata Prasad Pandey was Friday elected unopposed speaker of the Uttar Pradesh state assembly.This would be the second stint for ... Read more...

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BSP joins Uttarakhand government


March 20th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, March 20 (IANS) Ten new ministers were added to the Vijay Bahuguna-led Congress government Tuesday. The swearing-in of the ministers was held at the Ambdekar Stadium at the ... Read more...

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Five Goa ministers allotted portfolios


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday allotted portfolios to the five ministers who were sworn in a day after winning ... Read more...

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New Punjab assembly a ‘crorepati’ club


March 11th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) When the newly-elected Punjab assembly meets for the first time later this month, it will look more like a millionaires club than a legislature. The ... Read more...

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Two Punjab bureaucrats-turned-politicians bite the dust (Poll sidelights)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Two top functionaries of the outgoing Punjab government who got into electoral politics have bitten the dust.In the assembly election results declared Tuesday, Darbara Singh Guru, ... Read more...

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Speaker acted in haste on 16 Karnataka legislators: Apex court (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Holding the disqualification of 16 Karnataka assembly members as mala fide, the Supreme Court Wednesday said that the speaker acted in haste to ensure ... Read more...

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Speaker acted in haste on 16 Karnataka legislators: Apex court


January 25th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Holding the disqualification of 16 Karnataka assembly members as mala fide, the Supreme Court Wednesday said that the speaker acted in haste to ensure ... Read more...

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Court declares five Haryana lawmakers as unattached (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Five Haryana legislators, who defected from the Haryana Janhit Congress to the ruling Congress in November 2009, will now be deemed unattached members in the assembly, ... Read more...

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Modi writes to PM for recall of Karnataka governor


May 19th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Joining other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in demanding recall of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wrote to Prime ... Read more...

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Bhardwaj praises Yeddyurappa for ‘hard work’


May 18th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Tuesday complimented Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for his 'hard work', indicating a thaw in the fraught relationship between the two.Bhardwaj, who ... Read more...

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BJP appeals to Patil against president’s rule in Karnataka (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In a bid show its strength in the Karnataka assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday took 114 of its legislators to meet President Pratibha ... Read more...

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BJP appeals to Patil against president’s rule in Karnataka


May 17th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A BJP delegation Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil and appealed to her that Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's recommendation for president's rule in the state ... Read more...

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Will win Karnataka struggle: Gadkari


May 17th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will emerge victorious from the Karnataka crisis, despite the Congress's effort to "destabilise" the state government, party president Nitin ... Read more...

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PM won’t take any undemocratic decision: Yeddyurappa (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Ahead of his meeting with President Pratibha Patil, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday said he was confident that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa ‘compliments’ Bhardwaj for helping unite BJP


May 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday mocked Governor H.R. Bhardwaj for reportedly recommending president's rule in the state and said he had only ... Read more...

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NDA wants Bhardwaj sacked, to meet PM (Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday demanded the recall of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj for "unconstitutional" acts and will meet Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Karnataka Independent legislators left high and dry


May 15th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 15 (IANS) Five Independent law makers who, along with 11 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislators, had rebelled against Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa now find they have ... Read more...

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Vasundhara Raje elected Rajasthan BJP head


February 26th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Bringing an end to speculations in political circles, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje was Saturday elected unopposed as the leader of the state unit of the ... Read more...

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INLD seeks disqualification of Haryana independents


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Haryana's main opposition party, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Tuesday moved a petition with the assembly speaker seeking the disqualification of seven independent legislators who had joined ... Read more...

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Disqualification of MLAs upheld, Yeddyurappa gets a relief (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday upheld the disqualification of five Independent legislators who rebelled against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and reduced his government to ... Read more...

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Court upholds disqualification of five Karnataka legislators


February 14th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 14 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday upheld the disqualification of five independent legislators from the assembly last October for rebelling against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa while they were ministers ... Read more...

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Defectors, independents, dissidents - all part of Hooda government


February 13th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda does not only head a coalition government in the state, but one full of independents, defectors and not-so-friendly Congress ... Read more...

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Haryana’s defector legislators object to hearing


February 4th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) The five legislators from the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) who defected to the ruling Congress Friday objected to the anti-defection issue against them being heard by Haryana assembly's ... Read more...

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Court reserves judgment on Karnataka legislators’ plea


February 1st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 1 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday concluded hearing arguments over the plea of five independent legislators against their disqualification from the assembly for rebelling against Chief Minister B.S. ... Read more...

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