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UPA still has substantial majority: Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said that the UPA had "substantial majority" in the Lok Sabha despite the Trinamool Congress deciding to withdraw support, but hoped ... 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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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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Ansari files nomination for vice presidential contest


July 18th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Hamid Ansari Wednesday filed his nomination papers for being re-elected as vice president in the presence of senior United Progressive Alliance leaders, including Prime ... Read more...

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BJP for vice presidential contest, to seek NDA nod (Second Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will contest the Aug 7 vice presidential poll but failed to decide its candidate due to ... Read more...

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BJP for vice presidential contest, to seek NDA nod (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will contest the Aug 7 vice presidential poll but failed to decide its candidate due to ... Read more...

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Congress leaders tell Mukherjee he will be missed (Third Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress Monday bid farewell to its presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee with glowing praise from leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president ... Read more...

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Presidential run-up more damaging for BJP than Congress (Comment)


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The convoluted course which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) followed before choosing Purno Sangma as its presidential candidate has not only exposed the fissures at its top but may have ... Read more...

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Presidential contest: NDA, Left divided over Pranab; BJP backs Sangma (Roundup)


June 21st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It is official. UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee will face former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July 19 presidential election. The BJP Thursday ... Read more...

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Congress ready for presidential contest


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said contest was part of democracy and hoped that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pranab Mukherjee will be the next president.The ... Read more...

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SP view on presidential poll on candidates’ merit: Mulayam


June 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide its stance on the presidential polls after the Congress officially declares ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP mum on presidential race


May 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A day after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked people not to speculate on who the next president will be, both the Congress and Bharatiya ... Read more...

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BJP tries to bridge gaps on presidential contest (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Indore, May 2 (IANS) Amid differences over the presidential contest, the BJP Wednesday tried to bridge the gap with its leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president ... Read more...

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Congress not afraid of presidential contest


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it did not fear a presidential contest and that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's remark that Vice President Hamid Ansari lacked ... Read more...

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How will assembly polls affect Congress?


January 30th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) They may be battles for control of five states. But the overall outcome will mean a lot to the Congress and to the United ... Read more...

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Bin-Laden’s death a ‘wake-up call’ for GOP contenders intending to defeat Obama


May 4th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The death of Osama bin-Laden has come as a 'wake-up call' for the potential Republican candidates of the challenge they will face to defeat US President Barack ... Read more...

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Obama will get a boost, but spike may not last


May 4th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to receive a strong boost in the polls with the historic announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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2012 Republican election is most wide-open GOP race in 50 years: Gallup


March 8th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.8 (ANI): The Republican presidential contest for 2012 is going to be most wide open GOP race in 50 years, according to Gallup analysis.For more than half-a-century, the race for ... Read more...

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Poll shows ex-Arkansas Governor Huckabee a hit with southern voters


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 2 (ANI): A new poll shows former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leading a field of prospective Republican candidates among southern voters.Huckabee easily led former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ... Read more...

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Palin’s popularity plummets to all time low even among Republican voters, finds poll


February 15th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will struggle in crucial states if she chooses to run for the 2012 presidential elections, with a latest WMUR Granite State Poll ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean Returns to Haitian Presidential Race


August 23rd, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): If recent reports are to be believed, Wyclef Jeans might not be out from the Haitian Presidential contest. In some recent news it was heard that ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin Criticizes Obama’s Nuclear Policy at the GOP Conference


April 10th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American President Barack Obama and Republican Sarah Palin exchanged blows from a distance over nuclear strategy with each inquiring about the other's knowledge on the ... Read more...

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Fonseka to face court martial next week


March 11th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former army chief, General Sarath Fonseka, arrested after losing the country's January presidential contest, will face court martial next week, it was announced Thursday. Fonseka will face ... Read more...

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US hails Sri Lanka election


January 28th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 28 (IANS) The US has congratulated Sri Lanka for the first nationwide election in decades and President Mahinda Rajapaksa on winning the presidential contest. "We look forward to continuing ... Read more...

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Fonseka shouldn’t leave Sri Lanka, says president’s brother (Interview)


January 28th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka should not leave Sri Lanka as he needs to answer "a lot of allegations against him", President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ... Read more...

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MIC to fight for inclusion of Tamil language and literature subjects in curriculum


June 19th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 19 (ANI): In a bid to enable Malay Tamil students to take Tamil language and literature subjects, the Malaysian Indian Congress has said it wants to extend the ... Read more...

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Washington lobbyist denies having affair with McCain


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A high-powered Washington lobbyist has denied having any affair with Senator John McCain, as was reported by The New York Times a year ago during the US ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Hasselbeck now stuns all with her support for Barack Obama


November 6th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): American co-host on the talk show The View Elizabeth Hasselbeck stunned viewers when she began supporting president-elect Barack Obama.Hasselbeck, who had campaigned with John McCain''s running mate ... Read more...

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Republicans post-poll meet to witness million post-mortems and finger-pointing


October 30th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 30 (ANI): Apprehending an embarrassing defeat in the Nov 4 poll, senior Republicans have planned to meet at a rural retreat in Virginia within a few days after ... Read more...

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Obama adds over 150 million dollars to his campaign kitty


October 20th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.20 (ANI): Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has added over 150 million dollars in September to his campaign kitty. His campaign released this figure on Sunday, a day before it ... Read more...

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Biden terms McCain erratic


October 13th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Scranton (Pennsylvania, US), Oct.13 (ANI): Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden has said that the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain has stooped to stunts and ugly inferences because it was ... Read more...

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U.S. presidential race turning increasingly negative


October 10th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.10 (ANI): The presidential contest between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain is reported to be getting increasingly negative with just 25 days to go for the polls. According to ... Read more...

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Most American voters worry about economy


October 1st, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): American voters are deeply divided over the terms of the governments 700 billion dollar economic rescue package but overwhelmingly fear that the House of Representatives rejection of ... Read more...

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Team Obama flies to the UK for crucial votes


September 25th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.25 (ANI): The Democratic Party has been quietly deploying the full machinery of electioneering here, ranging from telephone canvassing to on-the-street campaigning by volunteers around the UK. According to The Independent, ... Read more...

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Palin Vs Hillary presidential contest predicted for 2012


September 13th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.13 (ANI): The 2012 presidential election may very well turn out to be an all woman affair, with Republican greenhorn Sarah Palin taking on veteran Hillary Clinton. Palin is an "authentic ... Read more...

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