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Anna’s decision to break off shocking, says Kejriwal


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal Thursday described as "shocking, unbelievable and sad" Anna Hazare's decision to break with his former Team Anna members and ... Read more...

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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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Two more arrested for vandalising Mayawati’s statue


August 28th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The Lucknow police Tuesday arrested two more persons in connection with the July 26 vandalism of former UP chief minister Mayawati's statue.The two arrested youth were ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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It’s raining political parties in hill state (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) Elections are due in December and mainstream parties like the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Trinamool Congress are queuing up to test the political ... Read more...

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Dismiss legislator’s plea on mosque, court urged


August 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A political outfit Thursday urged the Delhi High Court to dismiss legislator Shoaib Iqbal's plea seeking restrictions on the demolition of a mosque constructed at ... Read more...

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Anyone can float a political party: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought to downplay moves of Team Anna towards forming a "political alternative", saying the constitution gave everyone a ... Read more...

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Ban construction at excavated site, ASI tells court (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court not to allow any activity or construction at the purported excavated mosque site ... Read more...

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Ban construction at excavated site, ASI tells court


July 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court not to allow any activity or construction at the purported excavated mosque site ... Read more...

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Odisha-based party to contest election in 12 states


July 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Kalinga Sena, a fringe political outfit in Odisha Sunday said it has decided to field candidates in 12 states, including in Odisha, in the next Lok ... Read more...

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Rushdie slams Imran Khan at India Today conclave


March 18th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP to take call on errant MP within week


February 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership would within a week take a final call on the "anti-party" activities of its Himachal Pradesh MP Rajan ... Read more...

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NSS supremo P.K.Narayana Panicker dead


February 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Changnacherry (Kerala) Feb 29 (IANS) P.K. Narayana Panicker, considered to be one of the leading lights of the Nair Service Society (NSS), the social organisation of the Kerala's Nair ... Read more...

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BJP appoints new Himachal unit chief


February 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to pacify the rebels in its Himachal Pradesh unit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday appointed a new president for the state.Satpal ... Read more...

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No truck with BJP rebels: Nadda


February 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have no truck with rebels who have floated a new political outfit in Himachal Pradesh, BJP general secretary J.P. ... Read more...

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BJP in damage control mode after rebels form new outfit (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) A new political outfit, Himachal Lokhit Party, formed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels last week has turned into a headache for the ruling party ... Read more...

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BSP’s Satish Misra charged with poll code violation


February 10th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday charged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Misra of violating the model code of conduct.A show cause notice was ... Read more...

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Mayawati our leader and will always be so, say Dalits


February 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) Allegations of corruption against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati find no takers in large parts of this Dalit land where people from socially marginalised communities ... Read more...

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Ruling BJP in trouble ahead of assembly polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 5 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh have warmed up to assembly election fever. Ahead of the house's tenure ending in December, a faction of the ruling BJP ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP leaders quit to protest graft


February 1st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) With assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh due this year, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a jolt Wednesday with some senior leaders resigning from ... Read more...

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Malegaon blast accused to contest Uttar Pradesh polls


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) A key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Major (retd) Ramesh Upadhyay, will contest the Uttar Pradesh assemble polls from Bairia constituency, an official said ... Read more...

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All eyes on Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh (UP Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) In the absence of a wave and no issue that could have an emotional sway on voters, the Muslim vote seems to be the one ... Read more...

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Priyanka returns to campaign in Amethi (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 16 (IANS) After a long break from grassroots politics, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra campaigned in her brother Rahul Gandhi's constituency Monday, claiming ... Read more...

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Lok Bhalai Party merges with Akali Dal in Punjab


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Nov 23 (IANS) Led by its president and former union minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) Wednesday announced its merger with Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali ... Read more...

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Badal asks Ramoowalia to rejoin Akali Dal


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Nov 22 (IANS) Ahead of the state assembly elections slated for early next year, Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked former ... Read more...

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Mayawati siphoning development funds to BSP candidates: BJP


October 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of illegally sanctioning developmental funds to her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates for campaigning during the upcoming state assembly ... Read more...

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Don’t need certificate from politicians: Ramdev


September 20th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Calling upon people to stand united against corruption, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Tuesday said " I don't need any certificate" from any political outfit to prove ... Read more...

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Will support political party that fights graft: Hazare


September 13th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday said he is ready to campaign for and support a like-minded non-Congress, non-BJP political outfit that is corruption-free but ... Read more...

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Bihar stocks RSS books in government schools, says JD-U rebel


July 31st, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 31 (IANS) The Bihar government led by Nitish Kumar, utilising government funds for school libraries, purchased books propagating the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology a rebel Janata ... Read more...

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Opposition demands CBI probe in Bihar land deals


July 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Opposition members in the Bihar assembly Wednesday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allotment of ... Read more...

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Under attack, Nitish to probe Bihar land bonanza (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Under attack, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday ordered a probe into the allotment of land to family members of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) ... Read more...

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Nitish orders probe into Bihar land scam


July 19th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday ordered a probe into an alleged land scam in which children of leaders of the ruling Janata Dal-United-Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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JD-U rebels form political outfit


June 21st, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) Dissidents in Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Tuesday formed a political outfit to highlight Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged failures, a rebel leader said.Named Nav ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party attacks Mayawati government


June 8th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 8 (IANS) The opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has accused the Mayawati government of being a corrupt and despotic political outfit, bent on ruining the ... Read more...

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BJP to make vision document for Uttar Pradesh’s development


June 4th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Planning to prepare a roadmap for development in Uttar Pradesh ahead of assembly elections in 2012, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Saturday constituted a ... Read more...

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