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BJP demands CBI probe into Mumbai scribe’s murder


July 26th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after seeking a probe into Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's killing, an opposition leader in Maharashtra Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the sensational ... Read more...

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Gadkari visits Bal Thackeray in hospital


July 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Thursday visited ailing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, who is admitted in a hospital here, party officials said.Gadkari was accompanied by Maharashtra ... Read more...

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‘Dey silenced as he was to expose match fixing in IPL’


July 25th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Mumbai journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was gunned down last year, was planning to expose the match-fixing racket in the IPL tournament, which resulted in his ... Read more...

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NCP targets Congress on unspent funds in Maharashtra


July 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Friday lashed out at the state's Urban Development Department for failing to utilise its funds, indicating a rift in the ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... 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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Three days after taking oath, Karnataka ministers get portfolios


July 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday allotted portfolios to his ministers, three days after forming the cabinet, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party faced fresh ... Read more...

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UP governor okays bill extending Lokayukta’s term


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi has given his nod to the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta Amendment Bill 2012, which increases the tenure of ... Read more...

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Leadership tussle in Karnataka leaves CM embarrassed


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 28 (IANS) The tussle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued Thursday as the central party leadership snubbed the beleaguered Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Maharashtra minister denies links with Abu Jindal


June 26th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Maharashtra's Minister of State for Education Fauzia Khan Tuesday denied any links with arrested 26/11 terrorist Abu Jindal alias Zabiuddin Ansari.Khan's denial came after allegations that ... 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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YSR party leader sent to jail for firing in air (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) A leader of the YSR Congress Party was Friday sent to jail for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections, ... Read more...

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YSR party leader fires in air during celebrations


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad Friday booked a leader of the YSR Congress Party for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections.Former ... 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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Dimple Yadav to launch second political innings Tuesday


June 4th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will file her nomination for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-poll Tuesday, a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader ... Read more...

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Disunity rocks Congress amid talks of early polls (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) The Congress in Karnataka seems to be going the way of the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with rifts in the party amid mounting ... Read more...

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Jaitley reaching Bangalore on trouble-shooting mission (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's 's senior leader Arun Jaitley is rushing to Bangalore Friday on a trouble-shooting mission to defuse the crisis in the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh takes oath as legislative council member


May 14th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday took oath as a member of the legislative council. The 38-year-old chief minister was recently elected unopposed to ... Read more...

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Sankaranarayanan sworn in as Maharashtra governor for second term


May 7th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was sworn in as the governor of Maharashtra for a second term at the Raj Bhavan here Monday.Chief Justice Mohit Shah of ... Read more...

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Hazare to meet political parties for strong Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) As a precursor to the proposed state tour for a strong Lokayukta bill, social activist Anna Hazare started his two-day consultations with all political parties ... Read more...

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UP legislators to have 3G connectivity


April 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Legislators of both houses in the Uttar Pradesh assembly will soon be armed with the latest gadgets and web-friendly mobile phones having 3G connectivity, thanks to ... Read more...

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Government slammed over Mumbai commuters’ woes


April 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Even as work on the restoration of the disrupted Central Railway services continued, the state opposition Thursday castigated the Congress governments at the centre and ... Read more...

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Mumbai Police to probe CAG report leak


April 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Tuesday ordered an investigation by Mumbai Police into the alleged leak of some portions of the Comptroller and Auditor ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray drops protest against Bihar Day event


April 13th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In an abrupt turnaround, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Friday called off its proposed agitation against the April 15 Bihar Day celebrations in Mumbai, scheduled ... Read more...

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Bukhari calls on Mulayam, seeks more Muslim say in governance


April 13th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) An upset Imam Bukhari of the Delhi Jama Masjid met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday to voice his ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav files nomination for legislative council


April 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday filed his nomination papers for the state legislative council. Yadav, a member of parliament, needs to get elected ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government, opposition trade charges


April 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane Monday claimed that he had a list of the state's opposition leaders who had allegedly acquired land for different purposes ... Read more...

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Bukhari, Azam Khan spew fire


April 7th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 7 (IANS) The verbal spat between Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan and Delhi's Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari has put the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Cancel my son-in-law’s ticket: Bukhari


April 6th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Friday asked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to revoke the legislative council ticket of his ... Read more...

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Akhilesh is candidate for Legislative Council


April 5th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was Thursday declared the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate for the upper house of the state assembly.Six other leaders including SP ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to probe housing quota misuse


April 4th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will probe instances of politicians and bureaucrats allegedly acquiring more than one flat under the housing quota, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here ... Read more...

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New tax on domestic LPG in Maharashtra rolled back


March 30th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from all political parties and the public, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar Thursday effected a marginal rollback of ... Read more...

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CID to probe Maharashtra legislators’ ‘fake signatures’


March 29th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Legislative Council Thursday ordered a CID probe into allegations made by a Shiv Sena member claiming her signature had been forged on some papers.Taking ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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