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Communal violence casts a shadow on Uttar Pradesh


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Frequent bouts of communal violence in Uttar Pradesh have tarnished Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's election promise to ensure law and order in India's most populous ... Read more...

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Cheated by rains, UP falls back to traditional coolers (Feature)


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) 'Khus ka itra' and 'Mitti ka itra', lemon grass shower dips, mattha, nariyal paani, phalse ka sharbat, keora water, rose water, lassi, bael ka sharbet, phalooda ... Read more...

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Orders from top: UP Police in makeover drive


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) From monitoring bloating waistlines to logging on to Facebook to leveraging the benefits of IT, the 125,000-strong Uttar Pradesh Police, hitherto infamous for its acts ... Read more...

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Goa, Punjab results disappointing; UP vote share up: Sonia (Third Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) In her first address to party MPs since the poor showing in the assembly polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed her deep disappointment ... Read more...

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Poll results disappointing, shed factionalism: Sonia (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) In her first address to party MPs since the poor showing in the assembly polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday expressed her deep disappointment ... Read more...

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Akhilesh government to roll out ‘red carpet’ for scribes


April 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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All support to UP on central-aided projects: Jairam Ramesh


March 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday assured Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that no central-aided projects in the state would be left hanging at ... Read more...

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Akhilesh so far, walks in the shadow of Mulayam (News Analysis)


March 20th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) It may be a little too early to call it the end of the political honeymoon for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. But his choices ... Read more...

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Will make UP crime free, says olice chief


March 19th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's new police chief Ambreesh Chandra Sharma Monday pledged to help make the country's most populous state crime free.Talking to reporters after taking charge, Sharma ... Read more...

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Akhilesh drops out of India Today conclave


March 15th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday dropped out of the India Today conclave 2012 because of official engagements."Akhilesh Yadav is now not attending ... Read more...

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Akhilesh becomes UP chief minister (Second Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Nine days after his Samajwadi Party won a thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in Thursday as the 33rd chief minister of India's ... Read more...

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Akhilesh sworn in as UP chief minister (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as the 33rd chief minister of India's most politically crucial state Uttar Pradesh Thursday.The 38-year-old, the youngest ... Read more...

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Akhilesh set to take over, promises a new UP (Roundup)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, a 38-year-old environmental engineer from Sydney, will be sworn in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Thursday. After the announcement Saturday, the new ... Read more...

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Congress should understand regional aspirations, say experts


March 8th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Following its dismal performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress needs to urgently work out its strategy for the 2014 general elections, start rebuilding the ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress bruised (Intro Roundup)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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Mulayam Singh Yadav: the Phoenix rises again (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) He is diminutive but a never say die fighter, having learnt his skills as a young wrestler. On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav, aged 72, proved ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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Mulayam Singh Yadav: the Phoenix rises again


March 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) He is diminutive but a never say die fighter, having learnt his skills as a young wrestler. On Tuesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav, aged 72, proved ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress wounded (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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UP lesson: Party workers more important than leaders (Comment)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Why did the Congress do badly in Uttar Pradesh? The answer is simple: it had a weak organisation. A similar answer explains the BJP's woes also.And why did the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners


March 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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Early Holi for supporters of Hanuman devotee Mulayam


March 6th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Hundreds of jubilant supporters splashed Holi colour on each other Tuesday and cheered and danced as former wrestler and Hanuman devotee Mulayam Singh Yadav led ... Read more...

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UP set for hung house, SP leads, BSP routed (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was headed for a hung verdict Tuesday with the Samajwadi Party (SP) leading the four-horse race but expected to fall short of a ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s dissolution recommendation yet to reach governor (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) A day after the Mayawati cabinet recommended dissolution of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, the governor was yet to receive the recommendation late Monday, Raj Bhavan ... Read more...

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Everyone supported us, cautious Mulayam says


March 5th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) Widely tipped to bag Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday declined to comment on the likely electoral outcome Tuesday but said "all sections" ... Read more...

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High voter turnout a victory: Poll panel


March 5th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Whatever be the political result of the assembly elections, for India's poll panel the high voter turnout in the five states is a sign of ... Read more...

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India awaits vote count with fingers crossed


March 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Millions of votes polled in five states in India's biggest popularity test since the 2009 Lok Sabha battle will be counted Tuesday with political ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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BJP can’t form government in UP, says Rajnath (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In a stunning admission a day before vote count, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh admitted Monday that his party may not be able ... Read more...

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Mayawati cabinet passes resolution to dissolve assembly


March 5th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has passed a resoultion recommending dissolution of the 403-member assembly here late Sunday.The decision was taken after the chief minister's office ... Read more...

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UP may go to Samajwadi, blow to Rahul as vote ends (Night Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party was most likely to take power in Uttar Pradesh amid a hung assembly, exit polls said Saturday as staggered balloting ended ... Read more...

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Hung assembly, Samajwadi Party to be largest party: Exit polls (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh but India's most populous state will have a hung assembly, exit ... Read more...

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Digvijay evades question on alliances in UP


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday evaded comment whether the party would be entering any alliance in Uttar Pradesh, saying everyone should wait for ... Read more...

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Voters throng polling centres in UP


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Election officials beamed with joy Saturday as millions thronged voting centres in the seventh and final round of polling, creating new records.Even two hours before the ... Read more...

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