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SC to hear plea for providing printout of votes in EVMs


September 13th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it would attach priority to the hearing of a petition seeking provision of printouts for the recording of votes ... Read more...

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SP to go it alone in Lok Sabha polls in UP: Mohan Singh


September 12th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party will contest the next Lok Sabha elections on its own in Uttar Pradesh, party general secretary Mohan Singh said after moving the political ... Read more...

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Rahul in Amethi to ‘re-motivate’ Congress workers


April 30th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Hoping to "re-motivate" party workers in his parliamentary constituency, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Monday on a three-day visit, his first ... Read more...

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Elections 2012: UP poll battle begins Wednesday


February 6th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The high-decibel battle for the ballot in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically crucial state, starts Wednesday, when 55 assembly constituencies go ... Read more...

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UP 2012: Unpredictable outcome (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) Considering what is at stake, top leaders of all political parties have descended in Uttar Pradesh's poll arena to select its 16th assembly. However, unlike ... Read more...

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Hazare’s ‘right to recall’ idea impractical: Experts


September 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Terming it "impractical" and "not feasible" in the current Indian political context, constitutional experts reject activist Anna Hazare's idea of the right to recall ... Read more...

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More and more Indians want Rahul as PM: Survey


June 19th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As many as 46 percent of people believe that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will make a better prime minister than incumbent Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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(After 1) Amar Singh: left to fighting for lost causes?


December 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Ousted Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh, who for years remained the last word in Mulayam Singh Yadav's party, appears to be fighting a losing battle ... Read more...

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In India, a school for democracies world over


December 26th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) They come every year from many countries to learn how the world's largest democracy works, at a little known school in the Indian parliament that ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress wants Rahul to join 45-day march


October 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) The Youth Congress in Punjab is set to undertake a 45-day march to raise issues like drug addiction, terrorism and female foeticide next month. And it wants ... Read more...

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Rahul exhorts youngsters to join Youth Congress


September 14th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Santiniketan (West Bengal), Sep 14 (IANS) Exhorting young people to join the Indian Youth Congress, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said strengthening the Congress would help them serve the nation ... Read more...

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Amethi is poorer than Purulia, CPI-M tells Rahul


September 9th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday hit back at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for calling Purulia in Left-ruled West Bengal as "most backward in ... Read more...

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25 lakh bogus voters on Gujarat electoral rolls: Congress


June 30th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 29 (IANS) Claiming it had detected at least 25 lakh "bogus voters" in Gujarat's electoral rolls, the Congress said Tuesday this had put in doubt the fairness of the ... Read more...

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Youth Congress membership set to touch half million in Kerala


June 6th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The membership of the Youth Congress is all set to touch the half million-mark in Kerala, a Congress legislator said Sunday. Congress legislator P.C. Vishnunadh, who will ... Read more...

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Baba Ramdev’s organisation to contest elections (Lead)


March 16th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday said that his Bharat Swabhiman Andolan would contest the next Lok Sabha elections in an effort to build a corruption-free India. He, ... Read more...

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RLD to mobilise farmers to agitate for statehood


December 28th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Monday said it would mobilise farmers to join the campaign for the formation of Harit Pradesh, a proposed state comprising parts of ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Rajasthan


November 7th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 7 (IANS) Polling Saturday began in the two assembly constituencies of Todabhim and Salumber in Rajasthan, an official said. "The voting began at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 ... Read more...

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Bengal by-polls: Beleaguered Left faces another challenge


November 6th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) With the Left fast losing its grip over West Bengal under the assault of the Trinamool Congress-led opposition, the by-polls to 10 assembly seats Saturday will be ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bracing for tough election battle


October 10th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) The stage is set for the Oct 13 assembly elections in Maharashtra where the ruling Congress-led alliance faces a stiff challenge from the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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INLD demands judicial probe into Haryana SEZ ’scandal’


August 12th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana Special Economic Zones (SEZs) project is "the biggest land scandal in the history of India" and the alleged scam should be probed a high level judicial official, ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray effects changes in party with polls in mind


June 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has dissolved the party's women and labour wings ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, a party official said Sunday. "Orders to ... Read more...

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Voting machines ‘manipulated’ in Orissa polls, claims Azad


June 18th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary in charge of the party's affairs in Orissa Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday alleged "manipulation" of electronic voting machines (EVMs) had led to the party's defeat ... Read more...

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Azad reviews Congress’ poll debacle in Orissa


June 17th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday held discussions with party leaders in Orissa to assess the party's debacle in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks central government’s help to fight slowdown


May 31st, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday sought assistance from the central government in coping with the economic slowdown that has severely impacted the state's resource mobilisation, including ... Read more...

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Udhav ‘regrets’ Mumbai loss, awaits assembly polls


May 20th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena leader Udhav Thackeray Wednesday expressed "regret" over the saffron alliance's rout in Mumbai in the Lok Sabha polls, but said the party would make up ... Read more...

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Nine poll winners in Karnataka have criminal record: report


May 18th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Sad, but true. Karnataka ended up electing nine parliamentarians with criminal record during the 15th Lok Sabha polls, a report by National Election Watch (NEW) reveals. The report ... Read more...

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Shocked by poll defeat, Chiranjeevi’s fan commits suicide


May 18th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) A fan of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi has committed suicide following the poor showing by Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) in Andhra Pradesh elections. N. Narayana Giri, 35, committed suicide ... Read more...

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UPA tally one up after Ladakh MP joins NC (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir joined the National Conference (NC) Monday bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly ... Read more...

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Independent MP from Ladakh joins UPA (Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir joined the National Conference Monday bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly elected ... Read more...

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Mamata alleges rigging by CPI-M in West Bengal


May 17th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Alleging that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) had indulged in rigging in several West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday threatened to ... Read more...

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Campaigns to goad voters to start afresh in Bangalore


May 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) So what if Bangalore's voters showed least enthusiasm to vote in the Lok Sabha polls, despite the city seeing a large number of campaigns goading people to ... Read more...

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BJP captures Bangalore; wins all three Lok Sabha seats


May 16th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday captured India's IT hub, winning all the three Lok Sabha constituencies, including the newly-constituted Bangalore Central. Though the average voting percentage April ... Read more...

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Landslide victory for Patnaik in Orissa (Fourth Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Orissa's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday scored a landslide victory securing over 100 seats in the 147-member assembly. The BJD rivals - the ... Read more...

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BJP retains hold in Karnataka, Congress slips (Third Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday retained its stronghold in Karnataka by winning 19 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, one more than what ... Read more...

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Congress sweeps Delhi, wins seven seats


May 16th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Congress made it a clean sweep in the national capital winning all the seven seats. Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's son and Congress candidate Sandeep Dikshit ... Read more...

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