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Action against defecting NCP legislators difficult: Meghalaya speaker


September 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday hinted it would be difficult to take action against the 12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who have joined the ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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Singh Deo quits as BJP assembly leader


August 27th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo Monday resigned as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Odisha assembly, a day ahead of the monsoon session."I have received ... Read more...

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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Kerala court stays Varkala poll cancellation order (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday suspended its earlier order cancelling the election to the Kerala assembly from Varkala constituency and gave a month to the ... Read more...

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Dhumal announces sops on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 15 (IANS) In the run up to assembly elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday announced sops for government employees and pensioners."The government will ... Read more...

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After cross-voting woes, Yeddyurappa takes on BJP, Sangma


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's woes in Karnataka just keep mounting. As if the embarrassment of heavy voting by its legislators for Pranab Mukherjee was not ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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BJP loses faces in Karnataka as Pranab gets more votes (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit seem to have voted for UPA ... Read more...

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Cross-voting in Karnataka setback to Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Cross-voting by BJP legislators in Karnataka resulted in UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee polling more votes than his rival P.A. Sangma in the presidential election.Out ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Himachal


July 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Polling for the presidential election ended peacefully in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh Thursday with 67 legislators in the 68-seat assembly casting their votes.The polling that ... Read more...

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Jagan leaves jail to vote in presidential poll (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former Andhra Pradesh minister Mopidevi Venkatramna Thursday cast their votes in the presidential election.Jagan, as the ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker first to vote presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Polling to elect India's new president proceeded smoothly and briskly in the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday with speaker Nadendla Manohar the first to cast ... Read more...

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No ministry, so Karnataka BJP legislator quits


July 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday suffered a jolt as legislator Halady Srinivas Shetty quit the assembly after he was not made a minister."My ... Read more...

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Sangma arrives in Odisha to seek support


July 15th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma arrived in Odisha Sunday to seek support for the July 19 poll.Chief whip of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rabi ... Read more...

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Pranab in Odisha to seek support


July 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Odisha Wednesday evening to gather support for himself in the July 19 election to the high ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka CM Thursday, jockeying for power on (Roundup)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar is all set to take oath as chief minister Thursday amid indications that the unabashed jockeying for power in his ... Read more...

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Shettar to take oath as Karnataka CM Thursday, power struggle continues (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The warring factions in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday finally paved the way for Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to take over as ... Read more...

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Jockeying for power in Karnataka delays leadership change


July 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hopes for a smooth leadership change in Karnataka were dashed Tuesday as supporters of outgoing chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review Himachal’s poll preparedness


July 9th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Members of the Election Commission of India will visit Shimla this week to review Himachal Pradesh's preparedness for the assembly polls, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Sangma to campaign in Odisha July 15


July 6th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Opposition candidate P.A. Sangma will visit Odisha July 15 to campaign for the presidential election, a leader of the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal, which is ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Odisha July 11


July 1st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee will visit Odisha July 11 to campaign in the state for the presidential election, the Congress said Sunday.The former finance minister ... Read more...

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Patnaik leaves for Delhi to back Sangma


June 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left for New Delhi from here Wednesday to be present while former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma filed his nomination ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik is Sangma’s proposer for president’s poll (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday emerged as the first proposer for former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the July 19 presidential election.Sangma's son ... Read more...

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Presidential election: Sangma’s son meets Patnaik


June 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Conrad Sangma, the son of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here to campaign for his father who is ... Read more...

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Sangma’s exit will not impact Meghalaya unit: NCP


June 20th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday said that the resignation of P.A. Sangma won't have any impact on the party in Meghalaya."Sangma has resigned from the ... Read more...

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MIM chief Owaisi meets Jagan in jail


June 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) In a significant development, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president and Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi called on YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy ... Read more...

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Banking on YSR legacy, Jagan emerges a key force (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Feeling sidelined in the Congress, the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had once toyed with the idea of floating a regional party. But his son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Indiscipline plagues both BJP, Congress (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition Congress are facing the same problem - indiscipline, and it seems this malaise will only worsen ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda says Tunisia’s constitution violates Quran


June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, June 12 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's ruling Islamist party has "violated" the Quran by accepting a constitution that is not based solely on Islamic law, Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ... Read more...

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CPI-M on back foot as Kerala assembly session starts Monday (Letter from Kerala)


June 10th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Following the murder of a former CPI-M leader and the widening rift within its ranks, the party, after a long time, would be seen on the ... Read more...

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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Lead, correcting para four of Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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