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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle could take place soon


September 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress ministers expected to pull out of the government Friday, a cabinet reshuffle could take place over the next few days, Congress sources ... Read more...

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Early Lok Sabha polls likely: Mulayam (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha elections could be held before 2014, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Friday while declaring he would like to strike equations ... Read more...

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SP to ensure next government will need its support (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Dismissing the UPA spearhead Congress as 'scam-tainted", the Samajwadi Party Wednesday urged regional parties to forge a Third Front and said it was determined to ... 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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We have sown seeds of Third Front: SP (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it had sowed the seeds ... Read more...

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Ramdev announces agitation from Oct 2, demands PM’s resignation (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday sought resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over a huge presumptive loss to the exchequer in coal blocks allocation ... Read more...

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Congress caused loss of Rs.200 lakh crore, says Ramdev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday accused the Congress of causing a loss of Rs.200 lakh crore in coal blocks allocation and sought resignation of ... Read more...

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TDP livid with NDTV’s Andhra poll survey


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has rejected a survey by NDTV news channel, which forecasts a sweep by YSR Congress Party in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand speaker charged with violating poll code


August 24th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) Charges were framed against Jharkhand assembly Speaker C.P. Singh in a case related to the violation of the model code of conduct during the 2009 Lok ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Ramdev supporters head home, vow to oppose Congress


August 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Baba Ramdev supporters Tuesday vowed to kickstart a campaign against the Congress as they left Delhi for their homes after spending a ... 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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Sushilkumar Shinde: Ex-cop is India’s home minister (Profile)


July 31st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Rising from a humble police sub-inspector in Mumbai, veteran Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde was Tuesday appointed India's new home minister, a position considered by many ... Read more...

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Tribal Forum of India to float new party: Sangma


July 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) The Tribal Forum of India, which projected former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma as its presidential candidate, is scheduled to meet next month to ... Read more...

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65 years on, these refugees still stateless in Jammu and Kashmir


July 26th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) It's a trauma that has lingered for 65 years. Some 2,000-3,000 Hindu families had migrated to Jammu and Kashmir from West Pakistan when the sub-continent ... Read more...

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Moily: Is Modi confident of regaining power in Gujarat?


July 24th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Reacting to Gujarat Chief Minister Naredra Modi's assertion that the NDA would come to power after the next Lok Sabha polls, union Minister for Corporate ... Read more...

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India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.Stating ... Read more...

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Rahul will need to deliver - and fast (Comment)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
For a political party bruised by corruption scandals, charges of poor governance and electoral defeats, Rahul Gandhi will have to be a miracle man to help restore the health of ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, Sangma’s chances are the talking point (With Images) (Meghalaya Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) For this tribal-majority, pretty hill state, the chances of its native, P.A. Sangma's, in the presidential election remain the main talking point of its three ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi: M.Phil from Cambridge, MP since 2004


July 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.He was appointed general secretary of the party in 2007 ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for bigger role, to be No 2 in party (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he was ready for a "more proactive role in the party and the government", triggering intense speculation. The Congress announced ... Read more...

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Rahul gets ‘proactive’, will be Congress no. 2 (Second Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday, ending feverish speculation after the Nehru-Gandhi scion ... Read more...

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After urban wins, BJP upbeat in UP


July 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 18 (IANS) Following the BJP's victory in local bodies elections, the party's Uttar Pradesh unit president Laxmi Kant Vajpayee said Wednesday that his party hoped to provide ... Read more...

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Digvijay willing to contest Lok Sabha polls


July 17th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday said he was willing to contest the next Lok Sabha elections, preferably from Madhya Pradesh, as his vow ... Read more...

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Mayawati replaces UP state unit president


July 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Wednesday axed Uttar Pradesh unit chief Swamy Prasad Maurya, replacing him with another loyalist, Ram Achal Rajbhar.Mayawati told party ... Read more...

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I will be India’s next president: Purno Sangma (Interview)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma is supremely confident of winning the presidential election to become India's new head of state, saying if ... Read more...

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Presidential contest: NDA, Left divided over Pranab; BJP backs Sangma (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is official. UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee will face former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July 19 presidential election. The BJP Thursday ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on PM candidate (Lead, superseding previous story)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on prime ministerial candidate (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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RSS backs Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate


June 20th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a candidate for the prime minister's post and said ... Read more...

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Nitish attacks Modi as Shiv Sena backs Pranab (Roundup)


June 19th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi opened a can of worms for the BJP-led NDA, with another ... Read more...

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Kalam’s name adds mischief to presidential poll: Karunanidhi


June 15th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Maintaining that the DMK would support the Congress-backed candidate for the president's post, its chief M. Karunanidhi Friday said the suggestion of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in dock for poll result, opposition demands resignation (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday refused to dismiss a case against union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for allegedly manipulating elections in his Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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