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Mulayam says Third front after polls, admits PM ambitions (Roundup)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time made clear his prime ministerial ambitions Thursday but in a shift of stance, declared the ... Read more...

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Early Lok Sabha polls likely: Mulayam (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha elections could be held before 2014, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Friday while declaring he would like to strike equations ... Read more...

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BJP dares SP to withdraw support to centre


September 13th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday made light of the Samajwadi Party's (SP) pitch for a Third Front and its criticism of the central ... Read more...

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SP to ensure next government will need its support (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Dismissing the UPA spearhead Congress as 'scam-tainted", the Samajwadi Party Wednesday urged regional parties to forge a Third Front and said it was determined to ... Read more...

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SP plans Third Front, Congress says Delhi far away (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Mocking the Samajwadi Party's (SP) plans of forging a Third Front before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Congress leader and HRD minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said ... Read more...

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We have sown seeds of Third Front: SP (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it had sowed the seeds ... Read more...

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We’ve sown seeds for Third Front: SP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all regional parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come together, the Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it has ... Read more...

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Congress rejects NCP’s pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya


August 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday rejected the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) proposal for pre-poll alliance with the Congress for the next assembly elections in ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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Protests against moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Protest rallies and demonstrations were held across Karnataka Sunday condemning the violent moral policing of a pro-Hindu outfit whose eight activists were arrested for ... Read more...

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Northeast’s lawmakers vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Except legislators of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), most of the lawmakers from the northeastern states cast their votes ... Read more...

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Pranab will out-do Sangma in northeast: Congress


July 19th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 19 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee would garner more votes in the northeastern states than his rival Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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‘Sangma not representative of tribals’


July 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) A key tribal organisation Thursday slammed NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma for proclaiming himself a representative of the community and accused him of playing the ... Read more...

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Mukherjee has majority support in northeast


July 7th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has won the support of all key regional parties in the northeast, Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro said here.Of the eight ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks support in northeast


July 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Friday sought the support of leaders of the Congress and other regional parties of the northeastern states ... Read more...

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Indian MPs go to Yale to learn leadership issues


June 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Eleven Indian parliamentarians from seven national and regional parties are here for interactions with senior US government officials and thought leaders as part of a ... Read more...

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Pranab relaxes at home on first day out of active politics


June 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A day after bidding goodbye to more than four decades of active politics and stepping down as finance minister to contest the presidential election, Pranab ... Read more...

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Pranab resigns, PM keeps finance ministry (Third Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, a union minister for decades together, Tuesday resigned from the cabinet to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of ... Read more...

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Pranab resigns, PM may keep finance ministry (Second Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance."Today, ... Read more...

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Mukherjee steps down as finance minister (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance."Today, ... Read more...

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Shibu Soren to decide JMM’s stand on presidential poll


June 24th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Sunday authorised party chief Shibu Soren to decide the party's stand for the July 19 presidential poll even as it ... Read more...

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Mamata plays pivot in presidential talk


June 13th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday emerged as a pivotal figure in deciding a consensus presidential candidate as she flitted in and out of ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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MNF chief Zoramthanga blames EVMs for defeat of regional parties


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Mizo National Front (MNF) president and former Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga Thursday blamed the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) for defeat of regional parties like ... Read more...

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Northeast politicians want to join BJP: Gadkari


May 13th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Several politicians from the northeastern states want to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its president, Nitin Gadkari, said here Sunday."Several senior leaders from various ... Read more...

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Congress seems ahead in presidential sweepstakes, BJP stuck


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress seems to have taken a head-start over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presidential poll campaign as it deftly moves for ... 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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Time not yet ripe for third front: CPI


April 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India’s next president?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ... Read more...

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Northeast parties press for repealing army’s special powers


April 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas, was reiterated by ... Read more...

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‘Regional cinema, regional parties rule India’


March 21st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) "Office Office" fame actor Sanjay Mishra draws a parallel between regional movies and regional political parties, saying both are doing well in their respective ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected Goa assembly Speaker (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, elected in the March 3 polls ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected unopposed as Goa speaker


March 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, who was elected in the March ... Read more...

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Mamata blames Left Front for ‘brutal’ land laws


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) With her government facing flak on farmer's suicides, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday slammed a law framed by the previous Left Front government ... Read more...

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‘Trinamool leaders, not Mamata, to attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’ (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a Trinamool ... Read more...

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