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JNU goes to students’ union polls Friday


September 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections will take place here Friday with around 30 candidates fighting for the posts of president, vice-president, ... Read more...

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Presidential polls dead issue, Mamata my younger sister: Mulayam


September 13th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Warming up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday called her "my younger sister" and said the July ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party has no immediate plans for third front: Nanda


September 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Ruling out any immediate chances of forging a third front, a senior Samajwadi Party leader Sunday said his party wanted good relations with all parties ... Read more...

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Sangma’s political party gets new avatar


August 24th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is all set to merge with the Manipur-based National People's Party (NPP). Purno A Sangma, the defeated ... Read more...

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Mamata government to give civic reception to president


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Pranab’s election in apex court (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president of India, and claimed Mukherjee held an office of profit ... Read more...

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Result satisfying, NDA intact: Jaswant Singh


August 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who lost the vice presidential race to incumbent Hamid Ansari Tuesday, said he was satisfied with the result which showed ... Read more...

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BJD to abstain in vice-presidential poll


August 5th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Sunday decided to abstain from voting in the vice presidential election Aug 7.Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik announced the ... 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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Sonia to host lunch for MPs of UPA, outside supporters Monday


August 5th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will host a lunch for MPs of the ruling alliance and supporting parties Monday, a day ahead of the vice ... Read more...

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Mamata scores major points against Left (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee scored some major political points against her arch rival Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) when its labour wing, the Centre ... Read more...

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Nitish meets Jaswant, pledges support


July 26th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday met NDA's vice-presidential candidate Jaswant Singh and expressed full support to him.Nitish Kumar, who ... Read more...

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BJP dissociates itself from Sangma’s petition plan (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as Purno Sangma is preparing to file an election petition against Pranab Mukherjee's nomination in the presidential poll, the BJP Wednesday dissociated itself ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is India’s 13th president


July 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee took oath as India's 13th president at an impressive ceremony full of pomp and pageantry in the Central Hall of parliament here ... Read more...

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Impasse with Congress could end, signals NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid signals from Nationalist Congress Party that a solution could be found to its current impasse with the Congress, its leaders are expected to ... Read more...

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NDA reviews vice presidential poll strategy


July 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With the Aug 7 vice presidential poll set to be fought between incumbent Hamid Ansari and BJP's Jaswant Singh, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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No comment on Guru clemency: President-elect Pranab (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday refused comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra leaders congratulate Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Political leaders and industrialists in Maharashtra congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his victory in the presidential poll and wished him the best in his tenure in ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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Krishna congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on winning the presidential poll by a huge margin.In a statement released to the media here, ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Sangma’s tribal card draws bouquets, brickbats in Meghalaya


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) The people in Meghalaya, home state of opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A. Sangma, were glued to their TVs as counting in the presidential poll went on ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Munda congratulates Mukherjee for becoming president


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for being elected the 13th president of India, while the state Congress also celebrated the victory ... Read more...

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Pranab to be sworn in president at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee will be sworn-in at 11.30 a.m. on July 25 as the 13th president of India.Mukherjee, who defeated opposition-backed P.A. Sangma in the ... Read more...

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BJP loses faces in Karnataka as Pranab gets more votes (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit seem to have voted for UPA ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu governor congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president.In his message, Rosaiah said: "Please accept my heartiest congratulations ... Read more...

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Nation lost chance to have tribal president: Sangma


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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President Patil hosting At Home for ministers, judges


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil is hosting an At Home at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday evening - among the last few events she will be hosting ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia congratulate Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president.Manmohan Singh came to Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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Facebook: The new battlefield in Bengal politics


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) With the Who's Who of West Bengal's politics swearing by the appeal of Facebook, it seems the social networking site is rapidly turning into a ... Read more...

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Vote count on for presidential poll (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with the ruling UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee holding a clear winning edge over his ... Read more...

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Counting of presidential poll votes begins (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee looking set to win.Senior Congress leaders including Home Minister ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Presidential poll outcome Sunday


July 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Victory of Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling UPA's candidate for the presidential poll held Thursday, is a foregone conclusion, but the final outcome will be ... Read more...

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