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‘Donations run India’s political parties, sources largely unknown’ (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Donations make a major part of the funds on which political parties run in India, but most of these parties do not disclose the ... Read more...

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‘Congress richest party, BJP next’


September 10th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress is the richest political party in India, followed by rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reveals data collected by think-tanks Association for Democratic ... Read more...

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Bitter caste battles grip Congress and BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Casual visitors to Karnataka these days will find it hard to believe that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are India's national parties. They ... Read more...

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Jharkhand by-poll: AJSU leads; BJP, Congress trail


June 15th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 15 (IANS) The All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) candidate was leading in the Hatia by-poll while the two national parties, the BJP and Congress, were trailing in the ... Read more...

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MNF chief Zoramthanga blames EVMs for defeat of regional parties


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga Thursday blamed the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) for defeat of regional parties like ... Read more...

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Mayawati fast-tracks preparations for Lok Sabha polls


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Humbled in the Uttar Pradesh elections, theBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fast-tracked preparations for the general elections due in 2014.And keeping in line with ... Read more...

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Congress defeated for opposing Lokpal bill: Kiran Bedi


March 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Tuesday said the Congress party had performed badly in state elections because it was blatantly against an effective Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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SP and Akali Dal score big, Congress bruised (Afternoon Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Akali Dal emerged big winners Tuesday, with one poised to govern Uttar Pradesh and the other breaking a ... Read more...

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UP politics still ‘caste’ in stone


February 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In a tired replay, the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday stood out most for its narrow emotional appeals by all ... Read more...

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Mayawati tries to gain foothold in Uttarakhand


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), Jan 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Mayawati is doing her best to break the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress monopoly ... Read more...

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State elections: Fair ballot, rivetting battles expected (Comment)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mayawati's statues and her election symbol of elephants carved out of stone have been covered, the Congress' pro-Muslim sops have been shot down, the officials believed to be biased in ... Read more...

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Quraishi to review Uttar Pradesh poll preparedness


November 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi, along with an Election Commission team, will Monday review poll preparations in the state, a statement said.Quraishi and election ... Read more...

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Kerala wants national parties’ clear stand on Mullaperiyar


November 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph Friday made a call to all national political parties in the country to clearly state their stand on the ... Read more...

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Rethinking donations from mining firms: BJP


October 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has launched a political campaign against illegal mining in Goa, has said that henceforth it would accept donations from ... Read more...

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Political donations common practice: mining firm Sesa Goa


October 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Political parties requested Vedanta Resources-owned mining firm Sesa Goa for donations as part of "common practice", the multinational group said Friday as the spectre of the ... Read more...

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Don’t act in haste, Azad tells Telangana leaders


July 1st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) The central leadership of the Congress has advised its MPs and state legislators from the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh not to act in haste ... Read more...

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Post-poll: weak national parties, strong regional ones (Comment)


May 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
The peculiarity of the latest election results is they will please no major national party. Instead, three regional outfits - the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the AIADMK in Tamil ... Read more...

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When a table, ceiling fan, cycle are banned near Bengal poll booths


April 18th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Sipping coconut water while standing outside a polling station, sitting under a ceiling fan or even using a table inside a poll booth can get banned ... Read more...

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EC meets political parties to explain new instructions for forthcoming elections


March 9th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Election Commission of India held a session for the representatives of all national parties and recognized state parties of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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Karachi University clashes reflect Pak city’s demographic turf war


January 25th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 25(ANI): Although Karachi is a hideout for Taliban insurgents, the Pakistani metropolis' violence is rooted in a demographic turf war, not religion, according to analysts.Karachi 's long-dominant political ... Read more...

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AGP may again forge ties with BJP


December 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) may revive ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of next year's assembly elections in a bid to dethrone ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa rules out quitting over land scam charges


November 20th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hubli/New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Within hours of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deferring a decision on his future, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, hit by allegations of favouring kin with ... Read more...

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India’s political class under attack over brazen corruption


November 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A chief minister allegedly undervalues precious state land and sells it cheap to his sons. Another's mother-in-law gets a seafront flat meant for ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar seeks votes for jailed JD-U candidate


November 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar never tires of speaking out against lawlessness. But having campaigned for some candidates with criminal record, he is now seeking ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM criticizes timing of Wikileaks disclosure


October 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 24 (ANI): Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's office has criticized the timing of the release by Wikileaks of almost 400,000 secret US military documents about the conflict there.It said WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Nitish, Modi, Lalu seeking votes for criminals


October 16th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 16 (IANS) For a state seeking to erase the taint of corruption and lawlessness, this sure is a step backwards. Bihar, which goes to polls beginning Oct ... Read more...

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EVMs should provide acknowledgement of choice to voter: BJP (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday told the Election Commission that it should evolve a mechanism to ensure that a voter using the Electronic Voting Machine ... 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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Election Commission to discuss paid news at all-party meet today


October 4th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Amid concern over the alarming proportion of paid news in the Indian media and the growing use of money power in polls, the Election Commission will hold ... Read more...

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Election Commission calls all-party meeting on Oct. 4


September 27th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls, the Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on October 4 to discuss issues relating to use of money and muscle ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Kashmir Valley


September 21st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Authorities relaxed curfew in Srinagar and other major towns of the Kashmir Valley for four hours Tuesday following improvement in the overall law and order situation. "Curfew has been ... Read more...

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Diluting AFSPA dangerous: Congress tells delegation in Jammu


September 21st, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Withdrawing or tampering with the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir would be "dangerous", the state's Congress unit told the visiting all-party delegation here ... Read more...

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PDP to attend PM’s all party-meet on Kashmir


September 15th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), which stayed away from the earlier all-party meetings to discuss the Kashmir Valley unrest, will on Wednesday attend ... Read more...

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BJP hints at fighting Assam polls on its own


September 7th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday hinted at fighting next year's assembly elections in Assam on its own and claimed it would put up a better performance ... Read more...

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