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UP to hold students union polls on Lyngdoh panel pattern


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Students union polls in Uttar Pradesh would be held on the basis of recommendations made by the high-powered Lyngdoh Committee, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered ... Read more...

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Credibility of parliamentary system getting questioned: Somnath


August 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Observing that the "workability of democratic set-up of the country was getting questioned", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday called for initiatives to get ... Read more...

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It’s people’s victory, says Jagan’s mother


June 15th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma described the party's victory in the Andhra Pradesh by-elections as "people's victory"."We got justice in the people's court ... Read more...

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Kolkata engineer designs wonder rickshaw (With Images)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A Kolkata engineer has designed a cycle-rickshaw that uses passenger load to push the vehicle and reduces the puller's drudgery by using bumps on the road ... Read more...

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Law Commission can’t define an ‘influential person’!


June 10th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Amid growing demand that influential people involved in criminal cases should be investigated and tried quickly, the Law Commission has said it is not feasible ... Read more...

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Electoral reforms key to good governance: EC chief


April 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Strongly advocating electoral reforms to disallow candidates with criminal background from contesting elections, poll panel chief S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said free and fair voting will ... Read more...

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Will government now hobble towards 2014? (Comment)


March 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
The assembly election results are not all good news for the country, the government that leads it and states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.While the setbacks suffered by the ... Read more...

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Trinamool complains to EC against money power in UP polls


February 16th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which is contesting the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Thursday complained to the Election Commission alleging that political parties, including its ... Read more...

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Will not campaign against any party: Team Anna


January 20th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Team Anna Friday said they would not campaign against any party in the poll-bound states and their campaign will revolve around land acquisition and ... Read more...

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Poll panel makes huge seizure of unaccounted cash in Uttar Pradesh


January 14th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) Seizure of about Rs.40 lakh from two places in poll bound Uttar Pradesh Friday took the recovery of unaccounted money in the state to Rs.27 crore ... Read more...

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What Anna factor? Parties fail to break caste barriers


January 6th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 6 (IANS) Anna Hazare's efforts to inject a degree of sanity in political behaviour appears to have made no impact on political strategies and selection of candidates ... Read more...

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‘Agneepath’ rare action film with scope for music: Atul-Ajay


December 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Action films are usually about muscle power and stunts, but Karan Johar's remake of Bollywood classic "Agneepath" provided many sequences for songs, according to ... Read more...

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Omar lashes out at separatists’ ‘hooliganism’


December 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, usually known for his soft words for the separatists, Thursday lashed out at them, accusing them of indulging in ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal’s 25-year-rule: resolve or pipedream? (Punjab Newsletter)


December 11th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) At every rally he addresses in the run-up to the Punjab assembly elections, Shiromani Akali Dal president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal raises the ... Read more...

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Six land mafia members arrested in Haryana


November 27th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 27 (IANS) Tightening the noose around the land mafia in the state, the Haryana Police have arrested six people from Karnal for forging documents and using muscle power ... Read more...

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Written exam to select MNS candidates for polls


November 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Now all aspiring political leaders for the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will have to prove their mettle by passing exams with flying colours.Aiming ... Read more...

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Left, Congress trade unions flay Mamata government


September 12th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The labour arms of the Left parties and the Congress Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of committing atrocities on the working class and ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha may also shift question hour: Speaker


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) After the Rajya Sabha shifted its question hour to the afternoon to save it from adjournments, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the lower ... Read more...

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CPI-M kept us in dark on policy making, says Left partner


May 17th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Accusing the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of keeping other Left Front partners in the dark on policy matters in West Bengal, a former minister Tuesday ... Read more...

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Tripura’s Left government promises corrective measures


May 14th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 14 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government, the only state where the Communists are in power after their ouster in West Bengal and Kerala, Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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CPI-M reports predict losses in West Bengal, Kerala


May 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) seems resigned to losing power in West Bengal and Kerala -- after studying reports from its units in ... Read more...

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Truth is out on Gujarat riots: Teesta Setalvad


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Social activist Teesta Setalvad Friday said the truth has finally come out on the 2002 Gujarat riots as a senior police officer blamed Chief ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare reiterates Aug 15 deadline for Lokpal Bill


April 18th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare has reiterated that the Aug 15 deadline for passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill was set in stone, warning that failure ... Read more...

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Left fears ‘Trinamool-Maoist’ violence during Bengal polls


April 13th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Fearing trouble from the "Trinamool Congress-Maoist nexus", Left parties Wednesday asked the Election Commission to take preventive steps against violence in the upcoming West ... Read more...

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BJP activists caned in Uttar Pradesh


March 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were caned in various districts of Uttar Pradesh Tuesday after they clashed with the police, set up road ... Read more...

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BJP activists caned in Lucknow


March 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were caned here Monday as they clashed with the police during a protest against the Uttar Pradesh government.The ... Read more...

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EC appoints about 1000 observers for Assembly polls


March 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Election Commission on Thursday appointed about 1000 observers for the general elections to the legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.Chief ... Read more...

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Mirchpur violence: Apex court tells Haryana to rein in protesters (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday pulled up the Haryana government for failing to clear an 11-day-long blockade of the national highway by the Jat community protesting the arrests ... Read more...

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South Asian election commissioners exchanging best practices


January 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Chief election commissioners of South Asian countries are meeting here to exchange ideas and best practices to promote electoral democracies in the region.The two-conference, jointly organized by ... Read more...

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Government to pump in Rs 6 bn to fight Maoists


January 13th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government is pumping in Rs.580 crore (Rs 5.8 billion) under a special security scheme which would include strengthening road connectivity and recruiting 12,000 ... Read more...

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Deols set to create ‘Apne’ magic with ‘Yamla Pagla…’ (Movie Preview)


January 10th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) After wowing the audiences with their heartwarming peformances in "Apne", the Deol trio - Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby - are set to tickle the audiences' funny ... Read more...

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No ‘politics of vote’ in Assam, says Varun Gandhi


November 26th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off its campaign for next year's assembly elections in Assam, with MP Varun Gandhi claiming his party would desist from indulging ... Read more...

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Two JD-U candidates haven’t aged since 2005


October 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 26 (IANS) Looks like two Bihar legislators have not aged since the last assembly elections in 2005. One is still aged 41 in official records while another has actually gotten ... Read more...

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For Bihar women candidates, husband’s muscle power could backfire


October 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) They are the wives and widows of 'bahubalis' - as criminal-turned-politicians known for their muscle power are known in Bihar. But their political rivals are ... Read more...

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Election panel calls all-party meeting Monday


October 4th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by the Election Commission here Monday is to discuss issues like paid news, increasing trend of money and muscle power in elections, and ... Read more...

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