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CPI-M, Forward Bloc to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to skip poll (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach consensus on the presidential election with two of the four parties, including the CPI-M, supporting UPA candidate ... Read more...

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Left parties divided over supporting Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday failed to reach a consensus on the presidential election with two of the four Left parties supporting UPA candidate Pranab ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Mexico, Brazil


June 16th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) With the presidential poll issue resolved, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Saturday for Mexico and Brazil on a long overseas trip to attend the ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends for Andhra by-elections


June 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) A bitter campaign came to an end Sunday in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly constituencies for Tuesday's by-poll, which are ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in ... Read more...

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Elections ahead, Congress, BJP reach out to mining lobby (Goa Newsletter)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 28 (IANS) And suddenly illegal mining no longer seems to be a major poll issue in Goa!The mega illegal mining scam, which had rocked the state for ... Read more...

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Has Mayawati set agenda for assembly polls?


November 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Has Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati set the agenda for the upcoming assembly polls with the proposal for four-way division of the state?Some analysts ... Read more...

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Badal wants conspiracy behind SGPC poll muddle probed


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought unearthing of the "conspiracy" to mislead the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the voting rights of Sehajdhari ... Read more...

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Ice cream parlour sex case is Kerala poll issue


April 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 12 (IANS) A two-decade-old sex scandal in Kerala, dubbed the "ice cream parlour" case in which the image of a well-known opposition politician took a beating, is ... Read more...

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Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue


March 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 12 (ANI): Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for ... Read more...

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‘Rice politics’ becomes major poll issue in Kerala


March 11th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) The Kerala government's announcement of a scheme to sell rice at Rs.2 a kg to all ration card holders, which was later blocked by the election ... Read more...

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The scandal that shook India two decades ago (Bofors Chronology)


March 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events in the 1980s Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets Kapil Sibal over student union poll issue


October 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi met Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal here today to discuss the issue of student elections not being held in three ... Read more...

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Hockey India chief to meet FIH observer on poll issue


January 10th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) During a crucial meeting here Monday, Hockey India (HI) would face a tough task of granting affiliations to the remaining states so that elections can be held ... Read more...

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Haryana No.1? It’s a hot poll issue


October 11th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) It might sound like a David Dhawan film title, but actually "Haryana No.1" is the one poll issue that has ignited the passions of most ... Read more...

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UPA must bring us development, peace, says northeast


May 23rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) Economic stimuli and peace - that's what India's restive northeastern region is looking for as the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government begins its second ... Read more...

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Congress puts up impressive show across Andhra Pradesh


May 17th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Congress party did not just retain power in Andhra Pradesh with a comfortable majority, but it put up an impressive show in all regions of ... Read more...

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‘Environment very much an issue in this campaign’


May 13th, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Environment was an integral part of the issues discussed during this election campaign, says one of the top environmentalists in India.As the country Wednesday ended ... Read more...

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Hooch tragedy is now poll issue in West Bengal


May 6th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With the official toll reaching 20 in West Bengal's hooch tragedy, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the main opposition Trinamool Congress are trying to gain poll ... Read more...

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No poll issue this: child health a casualty in Madhya Pradesh


May 4th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) It was not even an election issue in a state that ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani touts as a model of governance. ... Read more...

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Education becomes a poll issue in Sikkim


April 25th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok (Sikkim), Apr 25 (ANI): Political parties have made education a key poll issue in Sikkim to woo young voters.Youth in the age group of 19-29 years form 40 percent ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi among 324 candidates for 17 Lok Sabha seats (Poll curtainraiser - Uttar Pradesh)


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's electoral fate will be decided in the second phase of the country's 2009 general elections Thursday. As many as 324 aspirants are in ... Read more...

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Inflation, a major poll issue in Himachal Pradesh


April 19th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BhartiHamirpur/Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Apr 19 (ANI): Price rise has become a major poll issue in Himachal Pradesh as zooming prices of basic commodities pinch the voters' pockets.As inflation hitting hard ... Read more...

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We’ll not bow down before terrorism: Sonia


April 18th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday asserted that her party "will never bow down before terrorism" and said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was making terror a poll ... Read more...

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In Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh, Maoism not a poll issue


April 15th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 15 (IANS) Over 1,000 lives have been lost in Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh since 2005 but Maoism hardly finds a mention during the poll season with both the main ... Read more...

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Israeli missile deal major poll issue: CPI-M


April 15th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said a $1.4 billion missile deal India has signed with Israel would be a major issue during the Lok Sabha polls, ... Read more...

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Insurgency, Naga integration main poll issue in state


April 14th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, April 14 (IANS) The Congress and the Nagaland People's Front (NPF) are locked in a direct fight for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Nagaland, elections for which will be ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s development formula across India if NDA wins: Modi promises


April 13th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the Gujarat development formula would be implemented in the country if the party-led ... Read more...

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With no Telangana sentiment, TRS is on sticky wicket


April 12th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) With only four days to go for the first phase of elections in Andhra Pradesh, separate statehood to Telangana seems no longer a key poll issue ... Read more...

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Harassed parents threaten to make school fee hike poll issue


April 9th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Hike in school fees and then in development and activities fee in many Delhi schools has become a major cause of concern to many parents. Tired of ... Read more...

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Special powers for armed forces main poll issue in northeast


April 8th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, April 8 (IANS) The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958 (AFSPA) has become a major poll issue ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in the northeastern region ... Read more...

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4,000 trouble makers identified in Orissa’s Kandhamal


April 7th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) At least 4,000 people have been identified as possible trouble makers ahead of polls in Orissa's Kandhamal district, which saw communal violence that killed at least 38 people ... Read more...

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BJP fully backs Varun, says Rajnath Singh (Third Lead)


April 6th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make the "harassment and torture" of its jailed young leader Varun Gandhi a poll issue, party president Rajnath Singh ... Read more...

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