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High Court bars Amethi’s name change


September 21st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday struck down the notification of the then Mayawati government, changing the name of Amethi district to Chattrapati ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to defy party, government;go to Kudankulam


September 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran Communist and Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is firm on going to Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam Tuesday, defying both his CPI-M's directive and a request ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has failed to make a mark, says BJP


September 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Amid speculation of Rahul Gandhi assuming a larger role in the Congress, the BJP Tuesday said his performance over the years speaks for itself ... Read more...

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UPCC chief wants utility before loyalty from cadres


September 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) The new president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Nirmal Khatri Tuesday told party workers and leaders that loyalty to the party was no longer ... Read more...

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SP doesn’t favour FDI in retail: Akhilesh


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday said that the Samajwadi Party government did not favour FDI in retail as this would harm the interests of ... Read more...

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Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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A night safari soon in Greater Noida


August 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Preliminary work on the first night safari in India is likely to begin soon in Greater Noida, a growing suburban town of Delhi.The Greater Noida ... Read more...

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Minister’s involvement only with Modi’s consent: Congress on Naroda


August 29th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the court verdict convicting a former Gujarat minister and 31 others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, saying that ... Read more...

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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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Virbhadra Singh meets Sonia, supporters


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh here Tuesday met his supporters in an apparent bid to exert pressure on the Congress top brass about his ... Read more...

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Beni Prasad Verma embarrasses Congress again


August 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma, already drawing flack Monday for his remark about price-rise being "beneficial" for farmers, later in the day aggravated ... Read more...

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Unemployment allowance to be given from September: Akhilesh


August 14th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced that the provision of taking work from beneficiaries of the unemployment allowance has been done away with ... Read more...

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UP plagued by lawlessness: BJP


August 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said Uttar Pradesh was in the grip of a "jungle raj" (lawlessness) and accused the Samajwadi Party government headed ... Read more...

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BSP protests renaming of Lucknow’s Kanshi Ram park


August 7th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) took to the streets here Tuesday to protest against renaming a park commemorating its idealogue and founder Kanshi Ram after ... Read more...

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Party or government for Rahul? Both, say Congress members


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Will it be party, government or both for Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his enhanced role ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election? ... Read more...

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Course correction if Mulayam wishes it: Akhilesh


August 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's Samajwadi Party government would be happy to undertake any course correction if party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav suggests it, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said ... Read more...

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Congress members harming party prospects in Gujarat: Shastri


July 31st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress leader Anil Shastri Monday said Congress leaders were making the party's prospects in Gujarat weaker in an election year with their controversial comments.The ... Read more...

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Mayawati statue vandalised in Lucknow, BSP stages protests (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists held demonstrations across Uttar Pradesh Thursday after a life-size statue of former chief minister and party supremo Mayawati was vandalised ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s statue vandalised, BSP warns of consequences


July 26th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Four unidentified miscreants vandalised a life-size statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati in a Lucknow park Thursday, police said. The ... Read more...

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Impasse with Congress could end, signals NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid signals from Nationalist Congress Party that a solution could be found to its current impasse with the Congress, its leaders are expected to ... Read more...

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Will play more proactive role in party, government: Rahul


July 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said he would be playing "a more proactive role in the party and the government"."I will play more ... Read more...

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Spanish government approves austerity package


July 14th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Spain's conservative Popular Party government has approved a new austerity package, its fourth in seven months, saying the measures it contains are justified by the country's ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka CM, promises graft-free regime (Roundup)


July 12th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) A 34-member ministry headed by Jagadish Shettar Thursday took office in Karnataka, the third Bharatiya Janata Party government in fours years, with two deputy chief ... Read more...

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BJP gives Karnataka third chief minister in four years (Second lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka, hit by dissidence and corruption, Thursday scored another first with Jagadish Shettar becoming the party's third chief minister ... Read more...

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Shettar sworn in as Karnataka chief minister


July 12th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar was Thursday sworn in as Karnataka chief minister, becoming the third Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to head the party government in four ... Read more...

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Absurd to suggest Narasimha Rao was indifferent to Babri razing: Naresh Chandra


July 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) It's "absurd and laughable" to suggest that P.V. Narsimha Rao was indifferent to the Dec 6, 1992 demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid and sequestered ... Read more...

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In Mulayam’s deal, more central funds for Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) For all those who wondered on the reasons behind Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's sudden U-turn in supporting Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Dismissed Belgaum council members seek Thackeray’s support


July 8th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Days after Karnataka's Bharatiya Janta Party government dismissed the elected council of Belgaum's civic body, former mayor Manda Balekundri Sunday met Shiv Sena supremo Bal ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi wants party unity in Himachal assembly polls


July 2nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), July 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday told partymen to remain united to oust the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government in Himachal Pradesh in ... Read more...

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Virbhadra calls graft case ‘concocted’


June 25th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday refuted the charge of corruption against him, terming it a "concocted case" and a ... Read more...

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BSP stages walk out over power crisis in Uttar Pradesh


June 20th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Angry at the incessant power cuts in Uttar Pradesh and dissatisfied with the government response to its concern on the issue, the opposition Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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Mayawati plotted land scam in Noida: Minister


June 15th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav Thursday accused the previous Mayawati government of plotting a multi-crore rupee scam involving irrigation department land in Noida ... Read more...

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Allahabad High Court ex-judge commits suicide (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Former Allahabad High Court judge M.A. Khan committed suicide early Thursday by jumping from his fourth-floor flat in the posh Gomtinagar area of Lucknow.Police said ... Read more...

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Pakistan tycoon dares apex court chief justice


June 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistani tycoon Malik Riaz, against whom contempt of court proceedings have been initiated after he accused Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of turning a blind ... Read more...

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UP local bodies’ election will go ahead: Supreme Court (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) In a breather for the less than three-month-old Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court Monday declined to stall the election of chairpersons ... Read more...

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