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Mexican journalists demand end to killings


May 7th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, ... Read more...

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Citizen’s charter among Congress promises for MCD polls


April 7th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Congress promised to extend the citizen's charter "for bringing time-bound results and accountability in the corporation" as its top-most promise in the party's ... Read more...

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Congress is India’s most corrupt party: Ramdev


February 21st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 21 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday attacked the Congress, calling it the most corrupt political party in India.Addressing a gathering of yoga followers here, Ramdev said ... Read more...

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Mayawati launches BSP campaign in UP, spews fire at Congress (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 1 (IANS) Launching her Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) election campaign Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati attacked the Congress, blaming it for anything that she ... Read more...

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Mayawati launches BSP campaign in UP, attacks Congress (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 1 (IANS) Launching her Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) election campaign Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati attacked the Congress, blaming it for anything that she ... Read more...

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Khurshid did not violate model code: Congress tells poll panel


January 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday told the Election Commission that party leader Salman Khurshid did not violate the model code of conduct by promising nine ... Read more...

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Punjab eco-warrior seeks environment in manifesto


January 6th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) Punjab-based eco-warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Friday urged contesting candidates and parties in Punjab to put environment protection in their manifestos.Seechewal, who is known for his campaigns ... Read more...

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No political party has reacted to Jan Lokpal Bill: Patkar


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 23 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar, who is supporting the anti-corruption campaign of Anna Hazare, Tuesday said that no political party had so far given their written support ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s debutant voters excited and cautious


April 27th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) They compared manifestos, assessed past records of parties and examined how the candidate would make a difference. It was a carefully considered decision for ... Read more...

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Social group analyses manifestos in West Bengal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has not elaborated on land acquisition policy, the Left Front's promise on social security for the poor does not match concrete programmes, and ... Read more...

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Where is environment in Bengal poll campaign, ask green activists


March 18th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Black vehicle exhaust fumes choking the atmosphere, water sources getting clogged with debris, including of idols, deforestation. These major environmental issues don't seem to figure in ... Read more...

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NGOs to keep tab on politicians’ tall promises


March 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Watch before you promise is the message for politicians. A group of NGOs in West Bengal is going to scan manifestos of all parties, sensitise people ... Read more...

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Bihar broke energy promises: Greenpeace India


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 3 (IANS) Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has charged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led coalition government in Bihar with going back on its promises, especially on renewable ... Read more...

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In Tripura civic polls, parties pledge for green cause


December 1st, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 1 (IANS) Unlike previous elections, environment protection and heritage conservation have found places in the main political parties' pledges for the Dec 11 civic polls in Tripura.The ruling Communist Party ... Read more...

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Gilani eyeing another term for PPP-led govt in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, and come into power for another five years through the power of the ballot, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar determined not to let Narendra Modi campaign in Bihar


September 16th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday stood firm on his stand of not letting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi campaign for the BJP-JDU alliance for ... Read more...

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Bihar parties urged to push for green energy


August 25th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 25 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace India and civil society groups have urged political parties in poll-bound Bihar to include development of renewable energy in their manifestos. "Greenpeace India along with ... Read more...

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Party manifestoes outsell Harry Potter books in UK


April 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Election fever seems to be gripping Brits, as party manifesto sales in the UK are overshadowing the purchase of Harry Porter book series.According to book retailer Waterstone's, manifesto ... Read more...

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No flip-flop on Telangana: Chidambaram


December 31st, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Asserting that the government had done "no flip-flop" over separate statehood to Telangana, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the Jan 5 meeting of eight ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s rice bowl seeks water and security


November 25th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Bahragora/Chakulia (Jharkhand), Nov 25 (IANS) This small town in the middle of Jharkhand's rice bowl, just 30 km from Lalgarh, the Maoist battleground in West Bengal, is thirsty for ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s trial, NRO should not be interlinked: Gilani


August 25th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and the trial of former president General Pervez Musharraf under the Article Six of ... Read more...

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Women parliamentarians keen to see Women’s Reservation Bill through


June 4th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): After President Pratibha Patil declared that the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in the parliament is among the top ten priorities of Prime Minister Manamohan ... Read more...

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Eight issues that didn’t matter in campaign 2009


May 14th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Ashish Mehta New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Here is a list of eight issues that hogged the headlines for the last five years, but not as much as expected in the ... Read more...

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‘Reforms will continue even under Third Front government’


May 4th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Economic reforms will continue unabated even if the Third Front forms the next government at the centre, a top industry official said here Monday. The Third front is an ... Read more...

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Excited, informed, Bangalore’s youngsters all set to vote


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) College campuses across this city are abuzz with election talk, as young voters prepare to go to polling stations Thursday and elect their representatives to ... Read more...

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Elections as fiscal stimulus to pump-prime economy (Comment)


April 12th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran In these times of financial gloom, the process of elections in the world's largest democracy is bringing with it some sort of silver lining for the economy as large ... Read more...

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People to draft the election manifesto of SR Darapuri


April 11th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIn times when manifestos of election candidates are announced by the highest seats of political 'ivory towers', a people centric initiative is taking shape in Lucknow. A series of public ... Read more...

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Threats, diatribes take campaigning to new low


April 9th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnik Bangalore, April 9 (IANS) The manifestos of political parties appear to have sunk without a trace even before the elections begin. Instead, threat words like "chop off", "kick" and ... Read more...

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Political parties think alike on climate change


April 7th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India's major political parties may squabble over anything and everything, but they are united on how to tackle climate change. The Congress, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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How should companies fund politicians? Here’s a formula


April 4th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Now that most large political parties have released their poll manifestos, Robinder Sachdev is busy analysing them, not to cast his vote, but to ... Read more...

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Put measures to benefit older people in poll manifestos: NGOs


March 26th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Agewell Foundation, a consortium of over 1,500 NGOs across 540 districts of the country, has sent an open letter to political parties seeking measures for the welfare ... Read more...

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AGP denies joining NDA


March 5th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI):A pre-poll tie-up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have taken place, but the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has denied joining the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). ... Read more...

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Gilani rules out mid-term polls in Pakistan


January 12th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has ruled out mid-term elections in the country, saying that the PPP-led ruling coalition would complete its five-year term.Talking to ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi voter has faith in government, media on poll-eve


December 24th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) As Bangladesh prepares for its much delayed ninth general election next week, the mood is positive with voters putting their faith in the military-backed caretaker government, the Election ... Read more...

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Police in Madhya Pradesh need drastic reform (Comment)


November 2nd, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Elections in Madhya Pradesh are just around the corner. Manifestos are being readied. Promises are being made. People will vote. But there is little belief that whoever wins will drastically improve things.But ... Read more...

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