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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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BJP in Karnataka back to bickering


June 19th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's faction-ridden Karnataka's government is again caught in a bitter row on continuation of Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda in office.Around 40 ... Read more...

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Lalu to march to Bihar’s villages ‘to expose’ Nitish


May 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Having stayed away from the rough and tumble of Bihar politics for more than one-and-a-half years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad says he will ... Read more...

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Three CPI-M leaders allege ill-treatment at Doha airport


April 29th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) En route to Cuban capital Havana to participate in a trade union congress, three Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders from Kerala were stopped at the Doha ... Read more...

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Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people ... Read more...

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Pranab praises Mamata, says Bengal emerging as new investment destination (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Even as the gap between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress has been widening on various issues, union Finance Minister and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Bengal emerging as new investment destination: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 1 (IANS) Recent developments suggest that West Bengal is emerging as the new investment destination, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday."Recent developments suggests that West Bengal ... Read more...

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Ajit Jogi waits to use robotic legs


March 9th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) It's an anxious yet exciting countdown for Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, who is expecting to get rid of the wheelchair ... Read more...

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Family raj over and out in Goa? Think again


March 7th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) The record 82 percent-plus voting in Goa may have seen two political families being voted out of electoral contention, but if you think 'family raj' ... Read more...

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Mayawati steps down as UP chief minister (Second Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Declaring that she had worked hard for the state, Mayawati stepped down as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday after her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Mayawati quits as UP chief minister (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati resigned Wednesday following the defeat of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the assembly election.A day after the Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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60 percent turnout in incident-free 6th round of UP poll (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate round ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in UP, young Lucknow voters queue up (Third Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in 56 constituencies that voted in the fourth round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday, with young voters turning up in ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in UP after slow start (Second Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The morning chill initially kept many voters in the confines of their homes in Uttar Pradesh, but picked up as the day progressed Sunday when ... Read more...

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128 nominees in UP poll’s sixth phase face criminal cases


February 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) At least 128 of the 360 candidates for the sixth round of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Feb 28 have criminal background, a report from ... Read more...

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UP polls: Round 3 ends peacefully, 57-58 percent turnout (Fourth Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The third round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ended on a peaceful note Wednesday with an estimated 57-58 percent of the 1.77 crore electorate ... Read more...

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Polling steady, peaceful in round three of UP polls (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) The third round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Wednesday saw long queues at polling booths from early morning, with 34.7 percent of 1.77 crore ... Read more...

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UP polls: 20 percent turnout in four hours (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Balloting proceeded briskly and steadily Wednesday with more than 20 percent of the 1.77 crore voters exercising their franchise in the first four hours of ... Read more...

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Brisk polling on in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 15 (IANS) Polling began on a brisk note Wednesday morning in 56 assembly constituencies in the third round of Uttar Pradesh's seven-phased election with more than eight ... Read more...

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Large turnout in UP second phase polls (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) Bright and sunny weather saw a large turnout at polling booths in Uttar Pradesh Saturday where balloting is being held in 59 constituencies spread across ... Read more...

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Polling gets off to brisk start in UP’s second phase (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) Polling got off to a good start in eastern Uttar Pradesh where 59 constituencies spread across nine districts are holding balloting Saturday in the second ... Read more...

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Rahul not working for his reputation in UP: Priyanka


February 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 5 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said her brother Rahul Gandhi was not working for his reputation in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls but to bring ... Read more...

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Two new faces, 2 defectors in Congress list for Goa


February 4th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) The Congress Saturday released a list of 22 candidates for the March 3 polls in Goa to elect a 40-member assembly.The list contains only two ... Read more...

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Congress legislator arrested in Ujjain for morphing picture


February 4th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) Congress legislator Kalpana Parulekar was Friday arrested by officials of CID in Ujjain district for using morphed pictures to show Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta P.P. Naolekar ... Read more...

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Remo to play pied piper to young Goan voters


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Be it rustic troubadours like Sharda Sinha from Bihar or rock stars like Remo Fernandes from Goa, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is appointing "electoral ... Read more...

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Record voting in Punjab, nearly 77 cast franchise (Intro Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Setting a record, nearly 77 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters cast their ballots Monday to pick a new state assembly and Election Commission (EC) ... Read more...

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Mayawati tries to gain foothold in Uttarakhand


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Mayawati is doing her best to break the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress monopoly ... Read more...

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Don’t use EVMs in Assam: AGP


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Believing that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are not tamper proof, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Sunday said it will ask the Election Commission not to ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar rules out contesting assembly polls


January 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday said that he would continue to be a member of the Bihar legislative council and ruled out contesting assembly ... Read more...

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Chouhan patronising illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh: Congress (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh Monday claimed that a team of its legislators had found large-scale illegal sand mining in Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's ... Read more...

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Chouhan patronising illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh: Congress


January 16th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh Monday claimed that a team of its legislators had found large scale illegal sand mining in Chief Minister Shivraj Singh ... Read more...

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Opposition drops complaint in chief minister’s box


January 13th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh leader of opposition Ajay Singh Friday dropped a complaint against the home minister in the complaint box installed at Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's ... Read more...

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Trinamool old guard defends turf against new entrants


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress holding the reins of power in West Bengal, infighting over alleged sharing of spoils has given shape to what analysts have ... Read more...

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Make-or-break electoral battle awaits 2012


December 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Midway through Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's second five-year stint, the Congress readies to take on both an aggressive opposition and an uncompromising Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s style of playing hide and seek with EC


December 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has found a novel way of playing hide and seek with the Election Commission ... Read more...

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