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UP plagued by lawlessness: BJP


August 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said Uttar Pradesh was in the grip of a "jungle raj" (lawlessness) and accused the Samajwadi Party government headed ... Read more...

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Be prepared for LS polls ‘anytime in 2013′, Mulayam to party (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav appears to have fast tracked his party's preparations for Lok Sabha polls by reportedly asking his party men to be ... Read more...

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Mulayam fast tracks preparations for LS polls


July 10th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday decided to fast-track its preparations for the Lok Sabha 2014 polls and appointed 58 observers for the ... Read more...

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European companies make a bee line for Kannur airport


June 25th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) European companies are making a bee line to get contracts for the proposed Rs.1,400 crore Kannur International Airport in Kerala where work is about to commence, ... Read more...

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Accept MCD poll results with ‘good grace’: PM


April 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the Delhi civic poll results in which the Congress suffered defeat should be accepted with "good grace"."These are ... Read more...

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Illegal mining forces drop in ore export figures


April 5th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The dark clouds of illegal mining in Goa have cast a shadow on export statistics of the Mormugao Port Trust, the state's only major port. It ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena, MNS shutdowns in Raigad, Thane


March 29th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Parts of Thane and the entire Raigad district, both adjacent to Mumbai, observed a shutdown Thursday to protest some local issues, including the theft of a ... Read more...

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Catholics upset at cardinal’s ‘reported’ view on shooting


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, Feb 22 (IANS) The catholics in Kerala have expressed serious displeasure over the "reported" statement by the newly appointed Cardinal Mar George Alancherry on the killing of two Indian ... Read more...

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Congress eyes hat-trick in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


January 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Manipur is making a spirited attempt to stage a political hat-trick, pitted as it is against a fractured opposition in the ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh ... Read more...

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Congress asks West Bengal unit to cool down tempers


January 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) With the ruling alliance partners in West Bengal bitterly targeting each other, the Congress Thursday asked its state unit to refrain from using harsh words ... Read more...

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Congress asks Bengal unit to settle issues with Trinamool


January 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) With Congress against losing a "valued partner" like Mamata Banerjee, the party high command Friday instructed the West Bengal leadership to settle all outstanding issues ... Read more...

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Rahul meets party leaders from Uttar Pradesh


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday met Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh to review the party's preparations for the assembly elections and add momentum ... Read more...

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Advani renews attack on PM, calls him indecisive


October 20th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday once again termed Manmohan Singh a "weak and indecisive" prime minister who cannot take a single decision ... Read more...

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Hisar votes Thursday in a crucial by-election


October 12th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 12 (IANS) The Lok Sabha by-election in Hisar Thursday has evoked nationwide interest due to the campaign by Anna Hazare and his team to defeat ... Read more...

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In Anna wave, Congress, Hooda have back to wall


October 11th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 11 (IANS) The by-election to the Hisar Lok Sabha seat Thursday was always thought to be a three-cornered contest. But events over the weekend have added ... Read more...

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Congress MP ejected from Modi’s function


May 21st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 20 (IANS) Prabha Taviad, the Congress member of parliament from Dahod, was forcibly evicted from the dias during a government programme in the presence of Gujarat Chief ... Read more...

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Polling brisk and peaceful in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling was brisk and peaceful in West Bengal Monday with around 61 percent ballot cast till afternoon in the first phase of the assembly ... Read more...

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Polling peaceful in West Bengal, boycott in eight booths (Third Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, April 18 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully and steadily in the first phase of the West Bengal elections Monday with 32 percent turnout recorded till noon in the 54 ... Read more...

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Solve Kashmir problem through justice and humanity: BJP


April 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it wanted the Kashmir problem to be solved through "insaaf and insaniyat" (justice and humanity) and was willing ... Read more...

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Guwahati University gets community campus radio centre


March 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 21 (ANI): Guwahati University recently launched the northeast's first community campus radio called 'Radio Luit' to spread awareness, entertain and to highlight community issues among people.Named after the River Brahmputra, ... Read more...

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Corrupt officials will not be spared, asserts Chavan


February 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Maharastra government is waging an all-out war against corruption and no corrupt official, at any level, will be spared, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan asserted Friday."We are making ... Read more...

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Himachal all set to empower rural women


December 25th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is all set to empower women at the grassroots level by electing only women to around 13,000 seats in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), the village-level ... Read more...

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Himachal village unanimously elects all-woman panchayat


December 16th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 16 (IANS) The national leaders are still battling it out on the issue of women reservation in parliament, but a remote village in Himachal Pradesh has unanimously decided to elect ... Read more...

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‘Swiss-style voting can end mining woes’


September 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) A suitably-adapted Swiss-referendum style mode of grassroots governance could control excess mining in Goa and other parts of the country, convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ... Read more...

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Civic poll results a harbinger for political change in W. Bengal: Mukherjee


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Busan (S.Korea), June 3 (ANI): Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday described the results of the recently held West Bengal civic polls as a harbinger for political change in the ... Read more...

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Jaagte Raho! to wake up Bangaloreans from ‘political’ slumber


December 21st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) Hoping to ensure large-scale voter participation in the local polls early next year, a new campaign 'Jaagte Raho!' (Keep yourself awake) has been launched in Bangalore. The campaign aims ... Read more...

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We don’t have the time to run BJP: RSS chief


December 5th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an independent political organisation and the RSS had "no time' to run it. Interacting ... Read more...

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New Jersey Election Results: Chris Christie Wins


November 4th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New Jersey, Nov.4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Jersey election results had been quite disappointing for the Democratic party, as the Republicans came out victorious. Republican candidate of New Jersey, Chris Christie ... Read more...

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Indian Army joins Chinese military in their national day celebrations.


October 3rd, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Oct. 3 (ANI): On the occasion of China's 60th National Day, Indian and Chinese army personnel jointly participated in celebrations at the Bum La border check post, located in ... Read more...

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Setback to Nitish Kumar in Bihar by-elections (Third Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the opposition alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Thursday bagged eight seats ... Read more...

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Maoists’ frequent Bandh calls badly disrupt life in Bastar


September 1st, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Sep.1 (ANI): In Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, which is one the most Maoist infested districts of the State, the frequent shutdown calls by Maoists have badly affected people's daily lives.One ... Read more...

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Elections over, Bangalore NGO to monitor state MPs


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Elections over and the 15th Lok Sabha in place, it's time to monitor the work of elected representatives of the country. Bangalore-based voluntary group Daksh ... Read more...

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Top Indian Canadian leader defeated in polls


May 27th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 27 (IANS) Wally Oppal, a top Indian Canadian politician and British Columbia provincial attorney general, was defeated in the assembly election Tuesday after a recount of votes. In the May 12 ... Read more...

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Maoists expanding clout in new areas in Chhattisgarh


May 24th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 24 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh have started expanding their base to new forested areas in the state's Raipur and Dhamtari districts, according to worrying police intelligence inputs. The banned ... Read more...

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