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‘Kidnapped’ man challenges Dimple Yadav’s election to Lok Sabha


September 12th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) The election of Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj has been challenged in the Allahabad High ... Read more...

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BJP brain-storming meet on in Agra


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 5 (IANS) A two-day brain-storming session of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) began here Sunday with top leaders expected to draw up a roadmap and action strategy for ... Read more...

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Party or government for Rahul? Both, say Congress members


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Will it be party, government or both for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his enhanced role ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election? ... Read more...

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SP distances from Siddiqui for Modi interview


July 28th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Saturday clearly distanced itself from Shahid Siddiqui, saying he had long ago quit the party and was not even a ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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BJP congratulates Pranab, to probe Karnataka cross-voting


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday said it will look into cross-voting from Karnataka where ... Read more...

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Odisha-based party to contest election in 12 states


July 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Odisha Sunday said it has decided to field candidates in 12 states, including in Odisha, in the next Lok ... Read more...

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SC rejects plea against Chandrababu Naidu (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking initiation of proceedings against Telugu Desam Party supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu for recanting on his promise ... Read more...

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Bihar minister dares Nitish to sack him


June 20th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A BJP minister in Bihar Wednesday dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him, saying he will keep supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi."I will ... Read more...

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Name PM candidate now, Sena tells NDA


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Hours after announcing its support for UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded that the NDA should declare its prime ministerial candidate ... Read more...

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Dimple Yadav elected to Lok Sabha unopposed (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple Yadav was Saturday declared elected unopposed to the Lok Sabha from Kannauj constituency.Returning officer Selva Kumari J. announced ... Read more...

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Dimple files nomination, plays ‘bahu’ card


June 5th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Tuesday filed her nomination papers for the June 24 Kannauj Lok Sabha seat by-election.Accompanied by ... Read more...

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Modi needs to review style of working: RSS mouthpiece (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In an apparent disapproval by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's style of working, an article in the organisation's ... Read more...

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In six decades, a sea change in Indian parliament (Lead) (May 13 is 60th anniversary of parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When it opened six decades ago, it was a highly revered institution, packed with stalwarts who won freedom for India and where debates were ... Read more...

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No mid-term polls, Congress says


May 12th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Congress Saturday refuted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamama Banerjee's claim that parliamentary elections will be held ahead of schedule."I have not gone through ... Read more...

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Misgoverance, corruption bring India down in geopolitical index


April 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Afflicted by misgovernance and corruption, India's global clout has waned over the past year but could swing back if the economy regains its growth trajectory, says ... Read more...

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Prepare for Lok Sabha polls anytime next year: Mulayam (Second Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday asked his party workers to brace up for the Lok Sabha polls which he predicted could ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Renuka, four others file papers for Rajya Sabha


March 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi and Congress party spokesperson Renuka Chowdary were among six candidates from Andhra Pradesh who filed their nomination papers for March 30 ... Read more...

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Congress should understand regional aspirations, say experts


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Following its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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Polling picks up pace in UP, 42 percent turnout till 3 p.m. (Fourth Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Election day in Uttar Pradesh started off cold and damp with people huddled indoors but the scene changed as it grew warmer and long queues ... Read more...

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Day gets warmer, polling slowly picks up in UP (Third Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) After a cold, damp start, polling began to slowly pick up in Uttar Pradesh, where the first phase of the staggered elections were under way ... Read more...

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Cold keeps voters indoors in UP (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Voting proceeded sluggishly in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday with the rain and cold keeping people away from polling booths in the state, where the first phase ... Read more...

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Slow start to UP elections (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh elections got off to a slow start Wednesday with people reluctant to move out early morning due to the cold and incessant ... Read more...

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Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey


February 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion ... Read more...

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Bright sun brings highest turnout in Uttarakhand (Third Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) Bright sunshine, and the consequent let up in the cold conditions, resulted in the highest turnout of voters in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, which ... Read more...

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Will stay in Bengal ministry, we are not afraid of anybody: Congress


January 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Hours after West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee told alliance partner Congress that it was free to leave, the state Congress retorted ... Read more...

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Badal vs Badal vs Badal in Punjab’s Lambi seat


January 7th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lambi (Punjab), Jan 7 (IANS) The Lambi assembly seat in Punjab has been famous for one thing - its legislator and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. But as the state ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) As tensions escalated between the UPA and key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday tried to soothe the frayed ties, saying ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With tensions escalating with ruling UPA's key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that "temporary problems" with allies will be ... Read more...

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Congress calls Trinamool stooge of BJP


January 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) Hitting back at the Trinamool Congress for alleging it was colluding with the Marxists, the West Bengal state Congress leadership Wednesday termed its alliance partner ... Read more...

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Jethmalani triggers ruckus in Lokpal debate


December 29th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ram Jethmalani triggered a storm in the Rajya Sabha Thursday when he said that a ... Read more...

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Former Karnataka chief minister Bangarappa passes away (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 26 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister Sarekoppa Bangarappa died here Monday in a private hospital where he was being treated for kidney-related problems, his family members said. ... 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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Sonia slams BJP for obstructing legislations


December 21st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for obstructing important legislations that the government was bringing to fight corruption and ... Read more...

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