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Prime Minister calls for change in West Bengal amidst polls


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 23(ANI): Campaigning in West Bengal amidst the six phase provincial polls spread over three weeks, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday called for a change in government.Addressing an ... Read more...

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CPM confident of winning West Bengal polls


March 26th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 26(ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Gautam Deb has said that the alliance between Trinamool Congress and the Congress party would not affect his party's performance in the forthcoming ... Read more...

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Siliguri sex workers demand equal status ahead of polls


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, (West Bengal), Mar.24 (ANI): Demanding equal status and respect in society, sex workers in Siliguri have urged regional political parties to address their concerns ahead of provincial polls.Hundreds of sex workers ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi pledges to resolve fishermen killing issue with Sri Lanka


March 20th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar.20 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has pledged to find a solution to the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.Releasing the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK's) ... Read more...

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Chief Election Commissioner reviews election preparedness in Assam


March 7th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 7(ANI): Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi along with two election commissioners have arrived in Guwahati on Monday to review the poll preparedness in Assam.The Election commission is scheduled to meet ... Read more...

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Bengali director to make film on Mamta Banerjee


November 27th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Nov.27 (ANI): A Bengali filmmaker has decided to make a film based on the political life of Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.Director Bidyut Sarkar will begin the ... Read more...

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Maoists in Bihar ideologically weak: Sharad Yadav


October 27th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Patna (Bihar), Oct. 27 (ANI): Maoists in Bihar are ideologically weak, Janata Dal-United (JD -U) chief Sharad Yadav said on Wednesday."The ultras in Bihar are pseudo-Maoists, and carry out their nefarious ... Read more...

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West Bengal to take decision on separate Gorkha state by mid-August


July 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, July 26 (ANI): 'Gorkha Janmukti Morcha' (GJM) spokespersonHarka Bahadur Chhetri has said the West Bengal government has been asked to take a decision on formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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Tie up with Nitish is not ‘compulsion’, says BJP leader Giriraj Singh


June 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by saying the BJP's tie-up with the Janata Dal (United) party ... Read more...

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Confident Sri Lanka to hold elections before April 2010


October 14th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct.14 (ANI): Sri Lanka will hold both presidential and parliamentary elections before April 2010, the BBC quoted its state radio, as saying.The holding of the presidential poll nearly two years ... Read more...

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No alliance with Congress for Haryana polls, says Om Prakash Chautala


August 28th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Aug 28 (ANI): Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Om Prakash Chautala has said that his party would not tie up with Congress party for the ensuing provincial polls in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition wins in provincial polls (Lead)


February 15th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ruling coalition party registered a landslide victory at the poll held Saturday for two provincial councils, refreshing its mandate to conduct its fight-to-finish military campaign ... Read more...

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Ruling UPFA wins Lanka provincial polls


February 15th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.15 (ANI): The ruling United People''s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Sri Lanka has won the provincial elections held on Saturday. According to results announced on Sunday, of the 40 polling divisions ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial polls


February 15th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has swept provincial elections held Saturday, according to results announced Sunday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa's UPFA will thus retain control of both ... Read more...

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Ruling party expected to win provincial polls in Sri Lanka


February 14th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 14 (DPA) Sri Lanka's ruling party was poised to win elections being held Saturday in two of the nine provinces in what is widely seen as a prelude to snap ... Read more...

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Iraq holds provincial polls amid tight security (Lead)


February 1st, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 31 (DPA) Iraqis cast their ballots Saturday in provincial elections in the largest elections yet in the country's history, as receding violence created conditions which were more secure than those ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah flays separatists in Kashmir ahead of Assembly polls


October 24th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Jammu, Oct 24 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir''s National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah has slammed the separatist groups for boycotting forthcoming Assembly provincial polls.Abdullah said the separatists were trying to take ... Read more...

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Grenade blast wounds 21 civilians in Sri Lanka


September 29th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 29 (IANS) At least 21 civilians were wounded in a grenade explosion in Sri Lanka's eastern Batticaloa district Monday evening, defence sources said. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said an ... Read more...

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Amid war, Rajapaksa’s coalition sweeps provincial polls (Lead)


August 24th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling coalition Sunday retained power in both the provincial councils that went to the polls a day earlier, with analysts crediting the victory to the war ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka provincial polls register high voter turnout (Lead)


August 23rd, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Voting for two of Sri Lanka's nine provincial councils ended Saturday evening with nearly 70 percent of little over two million eligible voters casting their votes in the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka holds provincial polls amid tight security


August 23rd, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Voting for two of Sri Lanka's nine provincial councils was held Saturday amid tight security with both the ruling coalition and the main opposition parties predicting their victory.Balloting ... Read more...

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Muslim leader quits parliament to fight provincial poll


April 2nd, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 2 (IANS) Rauf Hakeem, one of Sri Lanka's most prominent Muslim leaders, Wednesday resigned from parliament with two other party MPs to contest eastern provincial elections aiming to ... Read more...

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AICC session begins, Indo-US nuke deal and Nandigram likely to be discussed


November 17th, 2007 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The seventeenth All India Congress Committee (AICC) session that began here today is likely to take up the issues of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal and Nandigram ... Read more...

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