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Sushma Swaraj would make a dashing prime minister: Bal Thackeray


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the ... Read more...

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Uddhav says Digvijay is mad, never mind what granddad wrote


September 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Stung by Congress leader Digvijay Singh's statement that Maharashtra's Thackeray family originally hailed from Bihar, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray hit back Thursday, saying ... Read more...

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Nepal’s opposition parties to hold anti-PM rally


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a bid to exert pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to step down, a group of 19 Nepali political parties have decided to hold ... Read more...

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Armenian president dissolves government


May 31st, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Thursday signed a decree to dissolve government following the election of a new parliament. The dissolution followed the first session of ... Read more...

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Bombs hurled at Bangladesh Secretariat


April 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Sunday hurled two bombs at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka, one in front of the home ministry, but no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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‘Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy’


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections ... Read more...

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Government to root out Goa mining mafia: Governor (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented assault on the mining sector, Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said the government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the ... Read more...

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Government will root out Goa’s mining mafia: Governor


March 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said his government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the state.In his address to the newly-elected assembly on ... Read more...

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3,000 arrested in Bangladesh


March 10th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 10 (IANS) Over 3,000 people have been arrested till Saturday from all over Bangladesh ahead of a rally planned for March 12 by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist ... Read more...

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Kamat resigns as Goa chief minister


March 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Digambar Kamat Tuesday resigned as chief minister of Goa and blamed his Congress party's sidelining him ahead of the assembly elections for the debacle ... Read more...

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Goa’s political fate to be unveiled Tuesday


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Over 1,600 'loaded' electronic voting machines will Tuesday reveal which party rules the 10.26 lakh Goans who voted in record numbers for a new government.According to ... Read more...

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75 percent voting in Goa (Fourth Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) More than seven lakh people voted in Goa Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.Election Commission officials said the North Goa district with 23 seats reported ... Read more...

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Polling reaches 60 percent in Goa


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) With less than two hours left for polling in Goa to end, over 60 percent of 10.26 lakh voters had already exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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Over 42 percent voting in Goa (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Over 42 percent ballotting was reported in Goa by noon Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.North Goa district which reported 43.16 percent voting has 23 ... Read more...

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20 percent voting in first few hours in Goa (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Around 20 percent balloting was reported in Goa in the first two hours of elections to pick a 40-member assembly Saturday.North Goa district which reported ... Read more...

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Voting starts in Goa (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Polling for the single phase Goa assembly elections for 40 assembly seats began here Saturday morning.The electorate numbering 1,026,306 - men 511,111 and women 515,195 ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Goa


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Polling for the single phase Goa assembly elections began Saturday at 8 a.m.The total electorate numbering 10,26,306 (men 5,11,111, women 5,15,195) will seal the ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet recommends dissolution of assembly


February 24th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Friday recommended the dissolution of the 13th state assembly to the governor.With this, the way has been paved for constitution of the ... Read more...

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Rebels, relatives in fray for BMC elections


January 31st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Relatives of politicians as well as mafia dons and scores of rebels are in the fray for the Feb 16 polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal ... Read more...

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One dead in Bangladesh clash


January 30th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) An activist of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party died and several others were injured Monday when party activists clashed with police, a media report said. Four people ... Read more...

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Shutdown-plagued Manipur votes Saturday


January 27th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 279 candidates, including 14 women, are in the fray for Saturday's polls to the 60-member assembly in Manipur, battling debilitating blockades and ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray’s birthday passes as a low-key affair


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's 86th birthday Monday was a low-key affair due to the code of conduct in place ahead of the Mumbai civic ... Read more...

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MNS, SP to contest all BMC seats


January 9th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) As other political parties continued to squabble over seat-sharing, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samajwadi Party Monday announced their decision to contest all 227 ... Read more...

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Peeved Dalit leader quits Maharashtra opposition alliance


January 5th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Dalit leader and litterateur Namdeo Dhasal Thursday announced he was disassociating from the "grand alliance" of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and his ... Read more...

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Kishenji’s death not good for country: Shibu Soren


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 2 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren said the death of Maoist leader Kishenji was "not good for the country", inviting sharp reaction from political ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena, BJP and RPI announce alliance


November 14th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Nearly 23 years after the Shiv Sena joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the alliance Monday took into the fold a new partner, the ... Read more...

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BMC polls: Shiv Sena, BJP, RPI close to seat-sharing pact


November 7th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and its new ally, the Republican Party of India (RPI), Monday moved closer to finalising a seat sharing ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition to demand government’s dismissal


August 12th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) An all-party delegation of the Maharashtra opposition will call on Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday to demand the dismissal of the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance ... Read more...

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Pune deaths: Six policemen suspended


August 11th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Six policemen were suspended Thursday for firing on a farmers' rally in Pune district which left at least three people dead two days earlier."Six policemen have ... Read more...

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Pune deaths: Maharashtra opposition flays government, probe ordered (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) At the receiving end of the opposition's ire, Maharashtra's Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance government Wednesday ordered an inquiry by a retired high court judge ... Read more...

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Pune deaths: Opposition demands Maharashtra government’s dismissal


August 10th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Demanding the dismissal of the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance, the opposition staged a noisy protest in the Maharashtra assembly Wednesday over the police firing ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition flays Pune police firing deaths


August 9th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature witnessed uproarious scenes Tuesday as an angry opposition demanded a statement from the government on the police firing on a farmers' rally ... Read more...

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Congress in ‘negative shape’, says Gadkari


August 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 7 (IANS) Stating that the Congress is in a "negative shape", Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari Sunday said that his party should take advantage of ... Read more...

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers to advise on Mumbai CCTV project


July 20th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) International consulting major Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) would advise the Maharashtra government on its anti-terror project of installing CCTV cameras across Mumbai, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition parties plan rally Thursday


June 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Three Maharashtra opposition parties have made elaborate plans for their proposed 'Chale Jao' (quit office) rally against the ruling Democratic Front government here Thursday, an ... Read more...

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