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CPI-M hails victory in Shimla polls


May 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday hailed the election of its candidates Sanjay Chauhan and Tikendar Panwar as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, calling ... Read more...

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64 percent polling in Shimla municipal polls (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, saw 64.08 percent polling Sunday, an official said here. The Congress and the BJP are locked ... Read more...

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No religion-based reservation, says Mamata


May 18th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday rubbished demands of reservation for Muslims on the basis of religion and said the idea cannot work as ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists torch gram panchayat in Maharashtra


May 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gondia (Maharashtra), May 16 (IANS) A gram panchayat building was burnt down by suspected Maoists in the remote village of Toyagondi in Gondia district in eastern Maharashtra, police said here ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader held for Kerala murder


May 16th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 16 (IANS) A CPI-M leader in Kerala was arrested here Wednesday after he allegedly admitted that he had former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan murdered for "personal reasons".According to ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader, four others held for Chandrasekharan murder


May 15th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 15 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and four others were Tuesday arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of former party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan. ... Read more...

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Congress snubs Yeddyurappa over Sonia praise (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa praised Sonia Gandhi, the Congress snubbed him Monday, saying their party president doesn't need ... Read more...

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Congress snubs Yeddyurappa over Sonia praise


May 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress Monday snubbed Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over his praise of party chief Sonia Gandhi, saying ... Read more...

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Kerala EC wants photo-ID cards for local polls too


May 14th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) Monday decided to request the state government to amend the laws and make photo-ID cards mandatory for the electorate in ... Read more...

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Nobody expecting mid-term poll: Karat


May 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat Sunday said that nobody is expecting mid-term Lok Sabha elections, reacting to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's comment that there ... Read more...

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Gadkari in Assam to review party activities


May 12th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari arrived in Assam Saturday on a two-day visit to review party activities in the northeastern states.His visit assumes significance ... Read more...

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Russian court declines considering election suit


April 28th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court has turned down a lawsuit against the presidential elections' outcome that saw Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win by a landslide March 4, ... Read more...

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Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27


April 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be ... Read more...

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By-polls in two Bengal assembly constituencies June 12


April 25th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) By-elections in two West Bengal Assembly constituencies - Daspur and Bankura - will be held June 12, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.Both the Assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states on June 12


April 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced bye-polls for 27 seats in eight states to be held June 12.Counting will be on June 15, a statement said ... Read more...

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Should be mayor in Islamabad, like in Delhi: Gilani


April 24th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The government plans to hold local bodies elections in Islamabad and the capital will then have a mayor like the one in New Delhi, ... Read more...

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Munda recommends CBI probe in Rajya Sabha polls


April 19th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Thursday recommended a CBI probe in the 2010 and 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, it was officially stated here.The Election Commission of ... Read more...

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BJP nominates Ahluwalia for Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday decided to nominate party senior leader S.S. Ahluwalia for the forthcoming biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from ... Read more...

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Counting of votes in MCD polls begins


April 17th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Counting of votes in the Delhi municipal elections began here at 8 a.m., and the fate 2,423 candidates will be out in a few ... Read more...

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Busy day for MCD helpline staff on poll day


April 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) It was a busy day for the staff attending calls at the helpline for the municipal polls Sunday, the day when voters elected 272 councillors.A ... Read more...

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Cloudy skies, light rain keep Delhi cool (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Cloudy skies and light rainfall in some areas Saturday kept Delhi's maximum temperature six notches below normal at 29.6 degrees Celsius. The met department has ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena candidate in MCD polls attacked


April 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A 25-year-old Shiv Sena candidate in Sunday's Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls was stabbed by two unidentified people Thursday, police said adding that ... Read more...

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Metro to begin an hour earlier for MCD polls


April 11th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Metro services in the capital will begin an hour earlier from the normal start of 6 a.m. to facilitate the staff deputed for conducting the ... Read more...

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BJP worker killed, party councillor detained


April 11th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor has been detained for the murder of a party worker who was stabbed to death ahead of Sunday's ... Read more...

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Congress may go it alone in Bengal panchayat polls


April 7th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) West Bengal Congress president Pardip Bhattacharjee Saturday indicated that his party was ready to go it alone in the panchayat polls in the state slated to ... Read more...

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Rahul to meet Congress’ Uttar Pradesh legislators


April 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will hold meetings here April 5-6 with the party's legislators from Uttar Pradesh and some candidates who lost in ... Read more...

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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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BJP expels seven rebel councillors


April 2nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday expelled seven rebel councillors for six years for filing nomination against party candidates in the April 15 Municipal ... Read more...

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British teachers admit manipulating results


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A polls has found stressed British teachers feeling forced to manipulate exam results to maintain pupil pass percentage.Many feel their professionalism is at stake as they ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi wins Myanmar by-elections


April 1st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 1 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Sunday won the parliamentary by-elections, securing a seat in Myanmar's lower ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll before presidential election: CEC


March 31st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Saturday said the commission would like to hold Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand before the presidential elections."We would like to ... Read more...

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EC stops vote counting in Jharkhand, Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha polls


March 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Concerned over reports of money being used in the Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, the Election Commission Friday asked the returning officers of ... Read more...

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Fiji’s rival parties to unite for 2014 elections


March 27th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, March 27 (IANS) Ahead of the 2014 elections, leaders of Fiji's two rival political parties -- Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewe (SDL) ni Vanua Party and the Fiji Labour Party ... Read more...

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Myanmar president calls for cooperation for free, fair by-polls


March 26th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 25 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Sunday called on the government, political parties, media persons and voters to cooperate in making the upcoming April 1 by-elections free ... Read more...

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US to review aid to Mali after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US State Department said Thursday that it will review its annual aid to Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the African country.State Department spokeswoman ... Read more...

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