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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... Read more...

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Akhilesh promises a new Agra


June 19th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 19 (IANS) After a series of interactive sessions, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given his nod for a slew of projects that will change the profile ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

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Saudi women petition king for right to drive


June 15th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Six hundred women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition asking the king to grant women the right to drive. Saudi Arabia is the only country ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP sweep Punjab civic polls (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance made a clean sweep in the municipal election in Punjab Sunday winning four municipal corporations, three ... Read more...

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Over 30 per cent polling in Punjab municipal poll


June 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) An estimated 30-35 percent voter turnout was recorded in the municipal elections in Punjab Sunday till 2 p.m., officials said here. The ruling SAD-BJP combine ... Read more...

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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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A tale of two union ministers


May 24th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) They both belong to Shimla and are union cabinet ministers but when it comes to begging for votes for their Congress party, they belong to ... Read more...

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Congress MCD debacle: Dikshit indicates cabinet reshuffle


April 19th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After the Congress's debacle in the Delhi municipal elections, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday hinted at a reshuffle in her government saying there is ... Read more...

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Civic poll loss not a referendum on me: Dikhit (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday took "full responsibility" for the Congress defeat in the civic polls, but said the verdict was not a ... Read more...

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Counting of votes in MCD polls begins


April 17th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Counting of votes in the Delhi municipal elections began here at 8 a.m., and the fate 2,423 candidates will be out in a few ... Read more...

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‘Ripples of Afghan violence can reach Kashmir’


April 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Recent events in Afghanistan will have a long term bearing on Kashmir, Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) the army's Srinagar based 15th corps, ... Read more...

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Don’t know the candidate, voting for Sheila (Sidelights)


April 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) How many people knew the name of the candidate they voted for in Sunday's municipal elections in the national capital? It seems very few, ... Read more...

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Vote for clean candidate, not on party line: Delhi RWAs appeal


April 14th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi. April 14 (IANS) Resident Welfare Association's (RWAs) of Delhi have made an appeal to its citizens to come out and vote for clean candidates with good image rather ... Read more...

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Bhagidari will be introduced if Congress wins: Dikshit


April 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday promised to introduce her government's "successful" Bhagidari scheme into the civic body if the Congress party is voted to ... Read more...

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‘Criminal charges against 9 percent MCD poll nominees’


April 10th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Tweenty-three percent of the candidates in the April 15 municipal elections here are millionaires while nearly nine percent have criminal charges against them, think ... Read more...

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MCD polls: BJP candidates rush to file papers, anger among workers


March 26th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates rushed to fill nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on the last day Monday, angry ... Read more...

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45 percent voting in Mumbai civic polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In a show of voter apathy, Mumbai Thursday marked a turnout of 45 percent in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In all the 10 ... Read more...

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45 percent voting in Mumbai civic elections


February 16th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In a show of voter apathy, Mumbai marked a turnout of 45 percent in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the richest civic body in ... Read more...

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Courts can’t decide poll dates: Supreme Court (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Dismissing a petition seeking rescheduling of elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court Friday declined to interfere in the conduct of assembly elections ... Read more...

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Courts can’t decide poll dates: Supreme Court


January 13th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to interfere in the conduct of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, dismissing a petition seeking rescheduling of elections ... Read more...

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Congress misleading on Ambedkar memorial, Thackeray warns Dalits


January 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Monday asked Dalits not to get "misled" by the central government's assurance that the Indu Mills land in south-central Mumbai would be ... Read more...

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Madrid’s first woman mayor takes office


December 28th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Ana Botella, the wife of former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar, was sworn-in Tuesday as Madrid's first woman mayor.She succeeds Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, mayor of the ... Read more...

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Voting progresses for Chandigarh’s municipal elections (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting in the 26 wards of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation progressed smoothly Saturday with 35 percent polling till 3 p.m., election officials said here.Polling began ... Read more...

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Voting begins for Chandigarh’s municipal elections


December 17th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Voting for the 26 wards of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation began Saturday morning, election officials said here.The rush of voters at the 452 polling booths ... Read more...

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Kashmir to hold municipal polls March 2012


December 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Polls to various municipal corporations and committees in Jammu and Kashmir would be held March 2012, a minister announced Tuesday.Minister of State for Home and Urban ... Read more...

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Home ministry nod for MCD’s trifurcation


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The union home ministry Wednesday approved the proposed trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday. "The home minister (P. ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to deploy army in crucial civic poll


October 16th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Election Commission Sunday decided to deploy the army for ensuring free and fair mayoral polls of the Narayanganj city corporation slated for Oct ... Read more...

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UN chief hails voting rights for Saudi women


September 30th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the decision to grant voting rights to women in Saudi Arabia."The secretary-general welcomes recent announcements by the custodian of ... Read more...

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Saudi women get right to vote


September 25th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) King Abdullah said Sunday that women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to vote, run in municipal elections and be appointed to the consultative Shura ... Read more...

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Congress, NC may part ways for municipal polls


September 15th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling partners may go separate ways in the forthcoming municipal elections with state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz telling party workers that the polls ... Read more...

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Meghalaya defers civic polls


July 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday again postponed the first-ever civic polls in the three districts of Garo Hills scheduled for next month, fearing breakdown of law-and-order situation ... Read more...

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Voting rights for Saudi women mooted


June 7th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS) The Saudi Majlis al-Shura consultative council has advised the country's government to allow women to vote in municipal elections under the Islamic law, RIA Novosti quoted ... Read more...

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Spain’s defence minister resigns to vie for premiership


May 27th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Defence Minister Carme Chacon said Thursday she is stepping down from the Spanish government to seek the ruling Socialist party's nomination for prime minister in the ... Read more...

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Spaniards defy ban on pre-election protests


May 19th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Chanting a cry of resistance from Spain's 1936-1939 civil war, thousands of mainly young people thronged this capital's Puerta del Sol square Wednesday night in defiance ... Read more...

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