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Chavez bumps opposition hopeful from airwaves


September 18th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves for an ... Read more...

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Venezuelan presidential candidate says women are his weakness


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him ... Read more...

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Indian-American’s anti-Obama film making waves in US


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) An anti-Obama film by an Indian-American conservative author that has rocked the box office is set to make further inroads across the nation, thanks to ... Read more...

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India gets high praise in Republican platform


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Seeking a stronger relationship with India, the Republican Party platform set to be adopted as the foreign policy plank of its presidential candidate Mitt Romney, ... Read more...

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Sikh faith leader to offer invocation at Republican convention


August 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) In a move aimed at providing a healing touch to the Sikh community in the aftermath of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, a Sikh faith ... Read more...

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Meghalaya NCP legislators join NPP


August 24th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Friday started his new political innings with the National People's Party (NPP).His sons James K. Sangma and Conrad K. Sangma ... Read more...

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Sangma to lead National People’s Party


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 23 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma will float the National People's Party (NPP) here in Meghalaya Friday, an aide said Thursday."The NPP will be led by ... Read more...

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Sangma to file election petition Tuesday (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Purno Sangma to file election petition Tuesday


August 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma, who lost the presidential election to Pranab Mukherjee, will Tuesday file an election petition challenging Mukherjee's election ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs told to attend UPA lunch


August 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) In a bid to repair the strained ties with Congress, the Trinamool Congress leadership has asked its MPs to attend the lunch hosted by UPA ... Read more...

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US has ’solemn duty’ to stop nuclear Iran: Romney


July 30th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, currently on a visit to Israel, emphasized that America has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to prevent Iran from ... Read more...

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Pranab’s election unfortunate: Kejriwal


July 24th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Terming the election of Pranab Mukherjee to the post of president as "unfortunate", Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal alleged that his supporters have deceived ... Read more...

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Pawar unlikely to attend PM’s dinner for president


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is unlikely to attend the farewell dinner for outgoing President Pratibha Patil being hosted ... Read more...

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Sangma gets less than expected votes from MPs


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) P. A. Sangma, whose candidature for the presidential elections was backed by key opposition parites, not only pulled less than expected votes in some ... Read more...

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Sangma gets fewer votes in Meghalaya; none in Nagaland, Kerala


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate Purno Sangma got fewer votes than UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in his home state of Meghalaya and scored a duck in ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia to visit Pranab residence to congratulate him


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IAN) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are to visit the house of president-elect Pranab Mukherjee to congratulate him on his victory.Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Pranab’s sister predicted he will be president


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) As a young MP, Pranab Mukherjee told his sister that he wanted to be born a well-bred horse in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in his next ... Read more...

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‘Relaxed’ Pranab awaiting presidential results


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee had a breakfast of milk and fruits for breakfast and was relaxed and "eagerly awaiting the outcome" of the ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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Injured Munda, jailed Koda vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, recuperating from injuries in a May 9 chopper crash, and former chief minister Madhu Koda, in jail in ... Read more...

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FIFA’s Bin Hammam ban annulled


July 19th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-FIFA presidential candidate Mohammed bin Hammam Thursday saw his life ban from the organization overturned on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on ... Read more...

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PM, Pranab and Sonia vote in presidential election


July 19th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Thursday voted to elect India's new ... Read more...

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Sangma thanks Jayalalithaa for support, winds up campaign


July 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa here Wednesday.The meeting assumes significance as it comes just a day ahead of the ... Read more...

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Trinamool, SP, BSP leaders attend Sonia’s lunch


July 18th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a UPA show of strength a day before the presidential poll, all its constituents, including the Trinamool Congress, marked their presence at a ... Read more...

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No grudge against Mamata, says Sangma


July 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Wednesday said he holds no grudge against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for supporting Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Increase coordination with UPA partners, Mamata tells Congress


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Asking the Congress to pace up the coordination and consultations with its UPA allies on policy matters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice on Romney’s ticket could change the tide


July 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the date for the next US polls draw closer, observers are keenly observing the voter taste and preferences in a bid to determine which candidate is ... Read more...

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JD-U is with Jaswant Singh: Nitish


July 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post."The NDA is ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh as NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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NDA names Jaswant as vice presidential candidate


July 16th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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NDA to finalise nominee for vice president Monday


July 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet here Monday to finalise its vice presidential candidate.The meeting comes two days after ruling ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to back NDA’s vice-presidential nominee


July 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Unlike the presidential elections, the Shiv Sena will remain with the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the vice presidential poll Aug 7, a party ... Read more...

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Pranab visits Kashmir on poll campaign


July 15th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 15 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived here Sunday to meet Jammu and Kashmir leaders ahead of the July 19 poll, even as ... Read more...

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Dhumal reaches out to Mamata on vice presidential poll


July 15th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has said that if the Trinamool Congress approaches his party to seek support for ... Read more...

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Expelled Jammu and Kashmir legislators to support Sangma


July 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 15 (IANS) Seven legislators, who were expelled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for cross-voting in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council elections last year, have pledged ... Read more...

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