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RSS questions Nitish Kumar’s ’secular PM’ comments


June 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for insisting on a secular prime minister, the RSS has sought to know why there ... Read more...

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Pranab yet again appeals to Trinamool


June 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) In a fresh appeal apparently aimed at the Trinamool Congress, UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged all political parties to vote for him."I am ... Read more...

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I’m very much in presidential race: Sangma


June 21st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced its support to P.A. Sangma for the presidential poll, the former Lok Sabha speaker said ... Read more...

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Bihar minister dares Nitish to sack him


June 20th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A BJP minister in Bihar Wednesday dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him, saying he will keep supporting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi."I will ... Read more...

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Congress ready for presidential contest


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said contest was part of democracy and hoped that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee will be the next president.The ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav dodges queries on Modi as PM row


June 20th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid speculation about the Janata Dal (United) splitting from the NDA over Narendra Modi's projection as the prime ministerial candidate, JD(U) chief Sharad ... 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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BJP in a fix, allies divided on presidential candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With contrasting stands among its allies on the presidential election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to be in a fix.Shiv Sena, a part ... Read more...

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NDA PM should be like Vajpayee: Sushil Modi


June 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) The NDA's prime ministerial candidate should be as liberal a person as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi ... Read more...

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Name PM candidate now, Sena tells NDA


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Hours after announcing its support for UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded that the NDA should declare its prime ministerial candidate ... Read more...

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Thackeray supports Pranab for presidency


June 19th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Tuesday announced unconditional support to Congress presidential candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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Kalam opts out of presidential fight (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he won't contest the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, spiking what could have ... Read more...

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President’s poll: BJP core committee to meet Monday


June 18th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) core group is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the presidential election and whether it should pit a candidate of its ... Read more...

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Would like to see Pranab challenged: Subramanian Swamy


June 16th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Saturday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for naming former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as a presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Left parties to meet June 21 to discuss presidential poll


June 16th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties will be meeting here June 21 to discuss the presidential election, officials said Saturday."We will meet June 21 to ... Read more...

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Notification for presidential poll issued (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday issued the notification for the presidential election to be held July 19. The last day for filing nominations is June ... Read more...

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NDA declines comment on Pranab’s candidature for presidency


June 15th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav Friday declined to comment on the candidature of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as ruling UPA nominee for ... Read more...

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NDA partners will decide on presidential issue: Sharad Yadav


June 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Janata Dal-United chief and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav has said the alliance partners would sit together to decide their next move ... Read more...

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BJP to send Swamy as emissary to Mulayam


June 15th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential elections, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is sending Subramanian Swamy as an emissary to Samajwadi Paryy (SP) chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: BJP woos Jayalalithaa, NDA to meet Friday (Third Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday made an attempt to bring to its side non-UPA parties, such as AIADMK, for the presidential polls, as ... Read more...

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NDA to meet Friday over presidential polls


June 14th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) On a day when it joined hands with the AIADMK to garner support for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced ... Read more...

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JD-U miffed about last minute news of NDA meet


June 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A divide seemed to appear in the National Democratic Alliance ahead of the presidential polls with ally Janata Dal-United expressing displeasure over the last minute ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to go with NDA on presidential poll


June 12th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will go with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections, party patron and ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Ramdev-Pawar meet


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday downplayed yoga guru Baba Ramdev's meeting with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ally and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar over the black ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Delhi unsuccessful, says Dikshit


May 31st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday described the opposition called 'Bharat Bandh' - a nation-wide shutdown - over petrol price hike in Delhi as total ... Read more...

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People disappointed with BJP too, says Advani


May 31st, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Former BJP president L.K. Advani said Thursday that while people were angry with the UPA government, they were upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Highways blocked in Punjab, life affected in Haryana


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Hundreds of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Thursday blocked traffic on highways across Punjab following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left ... Read more...

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Train traffic disrupted, shops closed in Bihar


May 31st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left parties in Bihar against the hike in petrol prices Thursday impacted life across the ... Read more...

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BJD calls Odisha shutdown against petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Friday called for a statewide shutdown May 31 to protest the hike in petrol prices by oil marketing companies.At an ... Read more...

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NDA calls shutdown May 31 against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Thursday called a Bharat Bandh (nationwide shutdown) on May 31 against petrol price hike.The decision was announced by the NDA's ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U to meet on presidential candidate


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were set to meet their Janata Dal-United (JD-U) counterparts Wednesday, a day after the allies differed over the presidential ... Read more...

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NDA gets an Army Public School


April 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha condemns Team Anna’s derogatory remarks (Fourth Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Parliamentarians cutting across party lines Tuesday lashed out at social activist Anna Hazare and his team members for using intemperate language against MPs. A ... Read more...

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