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MPs’ delegation calls on Akhilesh, seeks end of malnutrition


September 5th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A delegation of MPs - part of the Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition (CAAM) - met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and asked him to ... Read more...

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Akhilesh withdraws Rs.20 lakh largesse for legislators (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Faced with widespread criticism of his decision to allow legislators to buy cars worth Rs.20 lakh from the local area development (LAD) funds, Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins first assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh


June 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ditched the Trinamool Congress for the UPA's presidential candidate, the Mamata Banerjee-led party stunned the SP government ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in UP by-election at Mant


June 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Brisk voting was reported from Uttar Pradesh's Mant legislative assembly constituency where by-election is being held Tuesday.According to Election Commission officials, around ... Read more...

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Congress top brass meets, presidential nominee likely next week


June 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Amid indications that Congress could declare its presidential candidate next week, the party's top leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and chief Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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After NCP, RLD supports Ramdev on black money


June 7th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh Thursday praised yoga guru Baba Ramdev for spreading awareness on the issue of black money, but noted ... Read more...

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Hardly a contest in Mant seat


May 30th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 30 (IANS) Though the Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) have fielded a joint candidate, it looks like a one-sided contest for the Mant assembly seat here in ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Congress’ prospects brighten, Pranab leads race


May 6th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Having made the first moves in the presidential polls by reaching out to its allies, the Congress has brightened the prospects of sending its ... 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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New mayor for south Delhi civic agency


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) After its nominees won the mayoral elections unopposed in the east and north municipal corporations in the national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Mata Prasad Pandey elected UP assembly speaker


April 13th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mata Prasad Pandey was Friday elected unopposed speaker of the Uttar Pradesh state assembly.This would be the second stint for ... Read more...

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Jayant Chaudhary quits assembly seat


March 20th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Jayant Chaudhary, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP from Mathura who was elected to the Uttar Pradesh assembly from Mant, gave up his assembly seat Tuesday.Son ... Read more...

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Notification issued for UP Rajya Sabha seats


March 12th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) Notification for elections for 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh was issued here Monday.The March 30 polls are being keenly watched as outgoing chief ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress bruised (Intro Roundup)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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On Delhi’s edge, BSP holds sway (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 6 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may have lost power in Uttar Pradesh but it kept in sway in areas bordering the national capital, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh: Prominent winners and losers


March 6th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in Uttar Pradesh:Winners:1. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Lucknow Cantt, Congress2. Kalraj Mishra, Lucknow East, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)3. Abhishek Misra (ex-professor ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for SP and Akali, Congress wounded (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a day of grand wins and bruising defeats. As counting ended Tuesday for elections in five states, the Samajwadi Party (SP) surged ... Read more...

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Akhilesh steals show in contest of young campaigners


March 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Three young leaders put their heart and soul in the campaign in Uttar Pradesh, but it was Akhilesh Yadav who walked away with the ... Read more...

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SP and Akali Dal score big, Congress bruised (Afternoon Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Akali Dal emerged big winners Tuesday, with one poised to govern Uttar Pradesh and the other breaking a ... Read more...

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On Delhi’s edge, BSP is king


March 6th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 6 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may have lost power in Uttar Pradesh but it reigned supreme in areas which border the national capital.By ... Read more...

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Dalit land remains loyal to Mayawati


March 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 6 (IANS) Agra, the Dalit capital of northern India, Tuesday dominantly stood by Chief Minister Mayawati even as her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered blows elsewhere in ... Read more...

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Day after UP polls, parties assess performance


March 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) A day after the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh assembly polls ended, political parties spent Sunday assessing their performance - some scaling down their anticipated numbers, while ... Read more...

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Hung assembly, Samajwadi Party to be largest party: Exit polls (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh but India's most populous state will have a hung assembly, exit ... Read more...

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High voter turnout in sixth phase too (Evening Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with millions voting peacefully in the sixth and penultimate round of ... Read more...

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Steady, brisk polling in round 6 of UP polls (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of voters queued up outside polling booths in western Uttar Pradesh Tuesday for the sixth and penultimate round of the assembly elections being held ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in round six of UP polls (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The sixth and penultimate phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections got off to a brisk start Tuesday with an impressive 9.7 percent voter turnout in ... Read more...

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Congress’s Muslim card, Ajit Singh’s Jat clout on test in Tuesday’s poll (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) The Muslim card, played heavily by the Congress party, will be on test Tuesday when 68 Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies go to poll during the ... Read more...

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Forced land acquisition will be Mayawati’s Waterloo: Jayant Chaudhary (Interview)


February 27th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
This is the last interview done by IANS political editor George Joseph, who passed away early Monday following a massive heart attack. By George Joseph Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) ... Read more...

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Penultimate round of UP polls on Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) The penultimate round of elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly will be held Tuesday with more than 1,000 candidates, including Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief ... Read more...

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Jayant, Rahul woo first-time voters, Gen Next


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined hands Wednesday in this newly-formed district headquarters to woo first-time ... Read more...

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Agra set for mega Mayawati rally


February 21st, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is set to hold a mega rally in Agra Tuesday, one of the biggest during the seven-phased assembly elections.People from ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi slams Mayawati, says UP suffering due to scams


February 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Scams and looters have denied people in Uttar Pradesh of gains from central government funds for development, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said while attacking ... Read more...

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Who’ll lead Congress in UP? Not Rahul, says party


February 8th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress has not projected any chief minister in the hotly contested Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday and "youth icon" Rahul Gandhi is ... Read more...

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Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey


February 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion ... Read more...

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