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Portman to campaign for Obama


August 26th, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman will campaign for US President Barack Obama during a rally in Las Vegas.The Oscar winner will join political heavyweights like Valerie ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks legal opinion on court notices to ministers


March 13th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday began seeking legal opinion on how to defend the six ministers who were served notices by the Supreme Court in a ... Read more...

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57 percent turnout estimated in UP poll’s fourth phase (Evening Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Starting on a sluggish note, voting across 56 constituencies, including Lucknow, in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday picked up pace ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in UP, young Lucknow voters queue up (Third Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in 56 constituencies that voted in the fourth round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday, with young voters turning up in ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in UP after slow start (Second Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The morning chill initially kept many voters in the confines of their homes in Uttar Pradesh, but picked up as the day progressed Sunday when ... Read more...

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Everybody joins corruption chorus in Karnataka (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 19th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka is fast becoming a satirist's delight with its political heavyweights and public figures engaged, almost every day, in a slugfest over who is a ... Read more...

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83 percent votes cast in Bengal fifth phase (Roundup)


May 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) An estimated 83 percent voting was recorded in three Maoist-affected districts as well as parts of Burdwan in the fifth and penultimate phase of the ... Read more...

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Polling ends in Bengal, 83 percent votes cast


May 7th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) At least 83 percent voting was recorded in 38 constituencies that went to the polls Saturday in the fifth round of West Bengal assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in fifth round of Bengal polls (Fourth Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) At least 74 percent of votes were cast by late afternoon Saturday in brisk polling in four West Bengal districts -- three of them Maoist-affected ... Read more...

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Thunderstorms hit Bengal campaign of Rahul, Advani (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) Thunderstorms in large parts of West Bengal's Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts Thursday poured water on the campaign plans of several political heavyweights.While senior ... Read more...

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Bad weather stalls campaigning in north Bengal


April 14th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) Thunderstorms in large parts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal Thursday poured water on the campaign plans of several political ... Read more...

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National leaders to campaign in Bengal next week


April 8th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) The canvassing for the West Bengal assembly elections is set to reach a high with national political heavyweights hitting the campaign trail across the state ... Read more...

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A PIL that unravelled one of India’s biggest scams


August 28th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Bamang Tago, a civil rights leader, did not have the faintest idea that a PIL (public interest litigation) he filed way back in 2004 could ... Read more...

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Manisha Koirala weds Nepali businessman, grand feast on Sunday


June 19th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) In a fairytale wedding, Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala tied the knot with Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal in a traditional Nepali ceremony Saturday morning after an ... Read more...

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Kalmadi furious, dubs ministry’s guidelines draconian


May 3rd, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In a show of strength the political heavyweights stood shoulder to shoulder with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Suresh Kalmadi Monday as he dubbed as "draconian" the ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress sets up Manipur unit


February 13th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Feb 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has set up a party unit in Manipur. The party already has units in Tripura, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in India's northeast. Trinamool Congress chief ... Read more...

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Women’s panel for slapping serious charges against Rathore (Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Tuesday appealed to the central and Haryana governments to slap serious charges against former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, convicted in ... Read more...

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Counting of votes begins in Karnataka


May 16th, 2009 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Counting of votes cast for the Lok Sabha elections began Saturday morning amid tight security in Karnataka, poll officials said. Even as majority of the 23,000 counting staff ... Read more...

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Pranab, Mamata joint rallies draw huge crowds in West Bengal


April 19th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee Sunday teamed up to woo the electorate in West Bengal for the Lok Saha polls. The two leaders hopped ... Read more...

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Ajay Makan, Vijender Gupta and Jagdish Mukhi file nominations


April 17th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Political heavyweights from Delhi such as Congress candidate from New Delhi constituency Ajay Makan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Vijender Gupta and former Delhi minister Jagdish ... Read more...

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Sonia or Modi? Goans, make a choice (Poll Prattle)


April 14th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Two political heavyweights will come visiting Goa on Wednesday - Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. They ... Read more...

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Former premier leads Nepal to bypoll voting


April 10th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) The architect of Nepal's peace process and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala led the voting Friday as the Himalayan republic held its first bypoll to elect lawmakers ... Read more...

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Nominations close in Mumbai, Thane for the last phase


April 9th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Nominations for the last 10 of Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha constituencies - six in Mumbai and four in neighbouring Thane that go to the polls April 30 ... Read more...

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Candidate abducted, violence in Nepal on by-poll eve


April 9th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) More than a dozen people were injured and a candidate was abducted as violence erupted in southern Nepal Thursday on the eve of by-elections for six ... Read more...

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Politicians seek divine blessings for polls


April 5th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) With the Lok Sabha polling dates fast approaching, many political heavyweights have descended at the well-known Pitambara Shakti Peeth temple in Madhya Pradesh to seek divine blessings ... Read more...

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Mamata, Salim face action for defacing walls


March 25th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Four political heavyweights in West Bengal, including Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Mohammed Salim, have been booked for allegedly defacing walls ... Read more...

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Political brickbatting on the rise as general elections near


March 7th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed the Central Government for what they termed as a failure to check flow of illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Addressing a election ... Read more...

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Kin of martyrs of Mumbai attacks honoured in capital


December 15th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) At least a thousand people paid their homage to the martyrs of the November 26 Mumbai terror strikes in a touching ceremony at the Pragati Maidan in ... Read more...

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Brown to visit India for a day


December 13th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will arrive here this evening to further diplomatic ties between India and the UK, especially in a scenario that has developed after the ... Read more...

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All roads lead to Yerran Naidu’s residence (Political Prattle)


July 20th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jul 20 (IANS) It seemed anybody who was somebody in the 'Third Front' was present at the luncheon meeting hosted by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader K. Yerran Naidu's residence ... Read more...

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89-year-old woman to contest Malaysia poll


February 26th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Xinhua) An 89-year-old woman has made headlines after she filed nomination papers to contest the parliamentary seat of Kuala Terengganu in northern Malaysia. Maimun Yusof, great-grandmother of 19 ... Read more...

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