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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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Sangma challenges Mukherjee’s election


August 21st, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president saying he held an office of profit while filing his ... 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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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 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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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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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Trinamool takes ‘painful’ decision to back Pranab (Roundup)


July 17th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) In a U-turn, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said her party will vote for UPA's Pranab Mukherjee in Thursday's presidential battle. She called the ... Read more...

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BJP, new Karnataka CM Shettar face tense days (News Analysis)


July 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and its new chief minister in Karnataka, Jagadish Shettar, face testing times with continued dissidence casting shadow over a crucial ... Read more...

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Sangma lashes out at Mukherjee, Khurshid


July 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Purno Sagma, the presidential candidate of the BJP, BJD, AIADMK and several other parties, Tuesday lashed out at UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, terming him ... Read more...

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Sangma to meet BJP legislators in Lucknow Wednesday


July 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Purno Sagma, the presidential candidate of the BJP, BJD, AIADMK and several other parties, will visit the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday to canvass support for ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks poll panel’s intervention on Pranab complaint


July 7th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Dissatisfied with the rejection of his complaint against UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Purno Sangma Saturday approached the Election Commission and also raked up ... Read more...

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Race for Raisina Hill on, Pranab, Sangma file nominations (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The race to elect India's 13th president formally began Thursday with both UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee and his rival Purno Sangma filing their nominations ... Read more...

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‘Sangma’s resignation act of frustration’


June 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister and Congress leader Mukul Manda Sangma Thursday termed the resignation of presidential candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma from his ... Read more...

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Determined to contest, Sangma quits NCP (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Wednesday quit the NCP, saying he was disappointed by his party's reluctance to back his presidential candidature.Speaking ... Read more...

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I have quit NCP, says Sangma


June 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Wednesday said he has quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) because it refused to endorse his presidential candidature."The disinclination ... Read more...

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Kalam out of presidential fight, BJP, Mamata red-faced (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday opted out of the presidential election after studying the "totality" of the situation, dealing a blow to the ... Read more...

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Pranab named for president, trips Mamata with wide support (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The UPA Friday named Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, one of India's most versatile politicians, as its presidential candidate, tripping mercurial ally Mamata Banerjee and ... Read more...

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India in state of drift: Jayalalithaa


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said the country was in a state of drift under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government."The average citizen sees ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sangma for presidency (Intro Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sagma for president (Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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Bloomers in Hillary’s gift raises hackles


May 9th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) A mat presented by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with two lines from a song of Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Patience, says Congress, amid presidential suspense (Roundup)


May 4th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday garnered more support for its likely presidential candidate but it still remained unclear who it will be -- Pranab Mukherjee, Hamid ... Read more...

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Meghalaya follows Bihar to declare assets


March 16th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Mar 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Wednesday said the government was working on a policy to make it mandatory for politicians, bureaucrats and government servants to declare their assets ... Read more...

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Northeast parties forge alliance for peace, progress


February 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven political parties in the northeastern states have decided to forge a strategic alliance, not led by either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ... Read more...

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Not returning to Congress, says Sangma


February 11th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Friday said he would not return to the Congress on political compulsions. "I am the monarch ... Read more...

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Meghalaya politicians advised not to travel to Assam


January 8th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) Authorities in Meghalaya's East Garo Hill district Saturday strongly advised ministers and legislators against venturing into riot-hit areas of Assam. The advisory note to all politicians was ... Read more...

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Curfew further relaxed in Meghalaya


January 8th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) With the situation in riot-hit areas limping to normalcy, authorities in Meghalaya Saturday further relaxed curfew in the Resublepara sub-division in East Garo Hills district.The curfew was relaxed ... Read more...

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Agatha Sangma, family escape mob fury in riot-hit Assam areas


January 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 7 (IANS) Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha K. Sangma, her brother and Meghalaya's Leader Of Opposition Conrad K. Sangma and their father and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno ... Read more...

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India should support Bangladesh’s war crimes trial: Sangma


June 27th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 27 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday said India should support Bangladesh in its effort to try all those accused of committing atrocities during the 1971 ... Read more...

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All-party team should visit Manipur: P.A. Sangma


May 9th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 9 (IANS) With the growing demand for President's Rule in Manipur, former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday suggested that an all-party delegation should visit the state to ... Read more...

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Sangma criticises Chidambaram’s Maoist policy


April 25th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 25 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday criticised Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged statement to "annihilate the tribal population" in a bid to ... Read more...

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Former Lok Sabha threatens agitation against uranium mining


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Thursday threatened to launch an agitation against the central government's proposal to conduct exploratory drilling for uranium inside the Balpakram ... Read more...

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In once hostile India, Sonia Gandhi reigns supreme (News Analysis)


June 8th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Just over a decade after she entered Indian politics amid charges that she was a foreigner, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is today arguably ... Read more...

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Sangma apologises to Sonia Gandhi for foreign origin remarks


June 5th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Friday said he had apologised to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for raising the ... Read more...

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