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Pakistan passes political test with little fuss: Daily


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Despite drama worthy of a political thriller, the system managed to elect a new prime minister with relatively little fuss. But the choice may be ... Read more...

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Trinamool passes popularity test, with twin failures (West Bengal newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has passed its first major popularity test, bagging four of the state's six civic bodies after contesting the elections on ... Read more...

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All set for Punjab vote count


March 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) All arrangements have been made for counting of votes Tuesday for 117 assembly seats in Punjab, Election Commission officials said Monday evening.The counting begins at ... Read more...

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Polling booth No.106: Where the feuding Badals converge


January 30th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Badal (Punjab), Jan 30 (IANS) Located in a government school in Badal village of Lambi assembly seat in Punjab, polling booth No.106 may be a nondescript place but it ... Read more...

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Bright and sunny as polling picks up in Punjab (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday with over 15 percent of 1.76 crore voters casting ... Read more...

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Polling under way in Punjab (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Casting of votes started across 19,841 polling stations in Punjab's 117 assembly seats at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Despite the winter ... Read more...

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1.76 crore Punjab residents to vote Monday


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) Over 1.76 crore voters are eligible for casting their vote during the one-day election to 117 assembly seats in Punjab Monday (Jan 30), Election Commission ... Read more...

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All eyes on Lambi as Punjab heads for assembly polls


January 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) The importance of Punjab's Lambi assembly seat could be gauged from the fact that Saturday, the last day of campaigning for assembly elections in Punjab, ... Read more...

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‘Clouds’ galore over Punjab’s electoral skies


January 26th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The recent cold wave may have partially abated from Punjab, but political clouds continue to loom over the state. The state's ruling first family Badal (which ... Read more...

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‘Big-ticket reforms can alter perception of policy paralysis’


November 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Some big-ticket reforms proposed over the next couple of months, such as foreign investment in multi-brand retail, pension fund and aviation, will help fend widespread ... Read more...

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Ramdas Athawale’s RPI prepares to sup with Shiv Sena, BJP


May 9th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Signalling a potential re-alignment of political forces in Maharashtra, a prominent Dalit party Monday agreed to join hands with the saffron brigade on common issues ... Read more...

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I am depending on father’s and Mamata’s vote bank, says Pranab’s son


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) He has shed his corporate image to look the part. Congress candidate Abhijit Mukherjee admits he is depending on the vote bank of Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s Left Front woos Muslims, women


February 14th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Faced with arguably its toughest political test in the coming assembly polls, West Bengal's ruling Left Front Sunday wooed two crucial segments of voters - Muslims and ... Read more...

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Hooda faces acid test in bypoll against Chautalas


January 18th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Ellenabad (Haryana) Jan 18 (IANS) Tucked away in a remote corner of Haryana, close to the state's boundary with Rajasthan, the dusty constituency of Ellenabad is shaping up for ... Read more...

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Hooda faces majority test in assembly Wednesday


October 27th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Haryana chief minister for a second consecutive term Bhupinder Singh Hooda faces his first political test Wednesday when he has to prove the majority of the Congress ... Read more...

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Tripura votes in local body polls, test for Left Front


July 20th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) The ruling Left Front in Tripura faced a political test Monday as the state's three-tier local bodies went to the polls. An electorate of over a million will ... Read more...

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2,041 candidates face political test in second phase of LS polls


April 17th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 17 (ANI): The second phase of general elections will witness a total of 2,041 candidates, including 121 women contestants' political fate being put to vote for the 141 Lok ... Read more...

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PM flashes ‘V-sign’ ahead of crucial trust vote


July 21st, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday flashed the victory V-sign as he entered the Parliament House complex where his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government faces its toughest political ... Read more...

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All eyes on President Pratibha Patil Wednesday


July 9th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil was Wednesday at the centre of the gathering political storm with Left parties scheduled to visit her with letters withdrawing their support to the ... Read more...

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