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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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BJP saves itself embarrassment, and several crores (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka's battered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has managed to avoid landing in one more mess and saved a few crores of rupees as well ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s movement politically motivated: Sheila Dikshit


August 13th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday attacked Baba Ramdev and the now defunct Team Anna, calling their movements politically motivated which had the backing ... Read more...

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After cross-voting woes, Yeddyurappa takes on BJP, Sangma


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's woes in Karnataka just keep mounting. As if the embarrassment of heavy voting by its legislators for Pranab Mukherjee was not ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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BJP loses faces in Karnataka as Pranab gets more votes (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit seem to have voted for UPA ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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100 percent voting for presidential poll in Goa


July 19th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Voting for the election of president of India concluded in Goa with the entire electoral college casting their votes Thursday.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers said ... Read more...

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Shock, disgust in Karnataka over BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) The unabashed hankering for power and exploiting caste lines for it in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is evoking shock and disgust in the ... Read more...

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Counting of votes in UP municipal corporation polls begin


July 7th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Amidst strong police presence and heavy rainfall, counting of votes for the municipal corporation and local bodies began in 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday.According ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Odisha July 11


July 1st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee will visit Odisha July 11 to campaign in the state for the presidential election, the Congress said Sunday.The former finance minister ... Read more...

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Sangma’s exit will not impact Meghalaya unit: NCP


June 20th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday said that the resignation of P.A. Sangma won't have any impact on the party in Meghalaya."Sangma has resigned from the ... Read more...

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Indiscipline plagues both BJP, Congress (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Congress are facing the same problem - indiscipline, and it seems this malaise will only worsen ... Read more...

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Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... 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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Ajay Bhatt to head BJP legislature party in Uttarakhand


May 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday appointed Ajay Bhatt, the legislator from Ranikhet, as leader of its legislature party in Uttarakhand.A statement by ... Read more...

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Majority Americans approve Obama’s same-sex marriage decision


May 12th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A little over half of Americans approve of President Barack Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage, according to a new survey taken after his ABC ... 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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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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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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Delhi civic polls: BJP wooing rebels to gain power in south


April 18th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Nine seats short of the majority mark in south Delhi corporation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now trying hard to woo party rebels ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP score well in five civic bodies’ polls


April 16th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine performed well in the elections to five municipal corporations, results of which were declared here Monday.Polling ... 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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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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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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BJP backtracks, votes for JMM candidate


March 30th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Backtracking from its stand that it would abstain, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday voted in favour of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate in ... Read more...

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Rs.2.15 crore seized ahead of Rajya Sabha poll


March 30th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) With the Election Commission (EC) having sounded an alert in view of the Rajya Sabha polls, the income tax department in Jharkhand Friday seized Rs.2.15 ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand BJP legislators whisked away to Madhya Pradesh


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Amidst fears of poaching, 30 newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Uttarakhand have been sequestered in Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh ahead of a ... Read more...

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Nadda elected to Rajya Sabha from Himachal


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary J.P. Nadda was Thursday declared elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed from Himachal Pradesh.State assembly secretary Goverdhan Singh declared ... Read more...

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Five in Jharkhand RS race after Mishra withdraws


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 22 (IANS) Independent candidate Anshuman Mishra, whose nomination as a Bharatiya Janata Party-backed candidate for the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand had created resentment among the party, Thursday ... Read more...

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Six in fray for two Rajya Sabha seats


March 19th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 19 (IANS) Six candidates, three independents and one each from the Congress, JVM-P and JMM, have filed their nomination for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand.The ruling ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected Goa assembly Speaker (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, elected in the March 3 polls ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected unopposed as Goa speaker


March 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, who was elected in the March ... Read more...

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Around 75 percent voting in Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll (Second Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district came to an end Sunday with around 75 percent of the voters ... Read more...

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