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Counting of presidential poll votes begins (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee looking set to win.Senior Congress leaders including Home Minister ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Presidential poll outcome Sunday


July 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Victory of Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling UPA's candidate for the presidential poll held Thursday, is a foregone conclusion, but the final outcome will be ... Read more...

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Pranab favourite as lawmakers vote for new president (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is advantage Pranab Mukherjee, the UPA's candidate, as Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect the country's 13th president, recording a massive turnout that ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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A third of presidential electoral college tainted


July 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As people's representatives are set to elect a new president soon, data compiled by a think tank shows nearly a third of the electoral college ... Read more...

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Left parties to discuss stand over presidential poll


June 21st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Top leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist met in the national capital Thursday morning over the presidential poll.The meeting of the party's politburo ... Read more...

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Presidential poll on July 19, result on July 22 (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The presidential poll will be held on July 19 and the name of the new occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be declared on ... Read more...

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Postal votes valid if received till counting: Poll panel


February 29th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday clarified that postal ballots received till counting of votes commences will be taken into account."It is clarified that as per the ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

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Need to reform institutions in tune with times: President


October 18th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday emphasised the need to reform India's institutions in accordance with the demands of the rapidly changing socio-economic conditions.Speaking at the inauguration ... Read more...

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Goa assembly remembers ‘digital missionary’ Steve Jobs


October 7th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Goa assembly Friday paid tribute to "digital missionary" and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying that he had made all our lives "better, communicable and comfortable"."He ... Read more...

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MSM is unnatural: Ghulam Nabi Azad


July 4th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Men having sex with men (MSM) is "unnatural", Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday, a comment that is likely to raise the hackles ... Read more...

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India’s inflation overshoots official target (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Despite successive rate hikes and assurances from policy makers, India's annual rate of inflation rose to 8.98 percent in March from 8.31 percent the month ... Read more...

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India’s inflation overshoots target, at 8.98 percent in March


April 15th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Despite rampant rate hikes initiated by India's central bank and assurances from policy makers, the annual rate of inflation rose to 8.98 percent in March ... Read more...

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EC appoints about 1000 observers for Assembly polls


March 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Election Commission on Thursday appointed about 1000 observers for the general elections to the legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.Chief ... Read more...

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PPP terms PML-N decision to end alliance in Punjab ’sad day for democracy’


February 27th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party has termed the Pakistan Muslim League-N's decision to expel its ministers from the Punjab government a 'sad day for democracy', and declared that it ... Read more...

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President Patil expresses concern over use of money power in elections


January 25th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Expressing concern over the influence of money in the elections, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today said elections are not about buying votes, it is about selecting candidates ... Read more...

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Poll panel ready for elections in five states, says member


January 21st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is prepared to conduct the upcoming assembly elections in five states, Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said Friday."We are in a state of prepardness," ... Read more...

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Women break male stranglehold over Pakistan politics


October 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Women are now making a mark in Pakistan's male-dominated political arena as seats have been reserved for them and candidates have to hold a graduation degree ... Read more...

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Lawmakers’ duties not defined, reveals transparency law query


August 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) There are no defined duties and responsibilities for MPs and no accountability can be fixed on non-performing lawmakers, the Lok Sabha secretariat has told a right to ... Read more...

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Women from various fields demonstrate for early passage of Women’s Reservation Bill


July 29th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): In a bid to press the demand for the passage of Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, women from different fields participated in a peaceful march ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants Womens’s Bill tabled in Lok Sabha


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Friday demanded the tabling of the Women's Reservation Bill in the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha beginning Monday. "There should ... Read more...

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Monsoon sessions of MP, Goa legislative assemblies to begin today


July 19th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal/ Panaji, July 19 (ANI): The Monsoon session of the state legislative assemblies of Madhya Pradesh and Goa begins today in Bhopal and Panaji respectively.The 12-day session in Madhya Pradesh ... Read more...

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PM gives assurance on food bill, but not on women’s quota


June 1st, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said his government was committed to enactment of the National Food Security Act, but gave no similar assurance on the women's ... Read more...

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Speaker to visit Swaziland


May 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is going to Swaziland to attend the executive committee meetings of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from May 8 to 13, ... Read more...

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Women across India hail passing of Women’s Reservation Bill


March 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Lucknow/Allahabad, Mar 10 (ANI): Women across India are celebrating the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill.This Bill, once enacted as a law will, provide 33 percent reservation for women in ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes Women Reservation Bill


March 9th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 9 (ANI): In a historic moment, the long-awaited Women's Reservation Bill was passed finally on Tuesday evening in the Rajya Sabha, the upper House of the Parliament, with 186 ... Read more...

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Women MPs more successful, qualified than men: Study


March 9th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Even as women are set to get more political power in India, a study shows that women MPs were more successful and qualified than their male counterparts. According ... Read more...

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Parliament to discuss panel’s proposal on women’s quota


February 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The budget session, beginning Feb 22, would discuss the report of parliamentary standing committee on women reservation bill, Parliamentary Affairs Minister V. Narayanasamy said here Wednesday. The parliamentary ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh lawmakers, bureaucrats to declare property details


February 16th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to make public the property details of its ministers and bureaucrats, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Monday. "The property details of ... Read more...

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Three-day northeast speakers’ summit begins


January 29th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 29 (IANS) The conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) began here Friday to discuss ways and means to strengthen functioning of the legislative assemblies in ... Read more...

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Election Commission announces assembly bye-elections


December 22nd, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-elections to fill the vacancies in the legislative assemblies of Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. According to the Election Commission, ... Read more...

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CPI (M) charts out strategy for the forthcoming assembly elections


September 5th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 5 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo on Saturday discussed possible strategies for the forthcoming assembly elections in three states at the two-day meet being held in ... Read more...

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