India’s next president: still mired in uncertainty (Roundup)

June 14th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Manmohan Singh would continue as prime minister till 2014, the Congress declared emphatically Thursday but the crucial question of who would be India's 13th ... Read more...

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Goa chief minister to pen ‘hilarious, bestselling’ memoir (Goa Newsletter)

May 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who single-handedly scripted the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the recently held Goa polls, may soon be 'scripting' yet another ... Read more...

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Ex-high court judge to screen goons for NSA detention in Goa

September 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) The Goa government has formed a committee headed by a former Bombay High Court judge to screen anti-social elements fit to be arrested under the National ... Read more...

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Fruits of illegal mining reached BJP’s top echelons: Congress (Lead)

July 25th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress Monday alleged the party was not taking action against its chief minister in Karnataka, ... Read more...

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Greater Noida: Gateway for Congress to western Uttar Pradesh? (Comment)

May 15th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
The political drama that preceded the arrest and release of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at Bhatta-Parsaul village is the beginning of the second phase of the Congress' ambitious plan ... Read more...

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In YSR’s loss, Congress will miss its mascot of governance

September 3rd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) With Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's death, the Congress party will not only miss its most powerful regional satrap but also its mascot of good governance, whose work ... Read more...

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UPA won most seats from states of Third Front partners

May 16th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The bulk of seats in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's stunning victory came mostly from the states where the Third Front partners had expected to do ... Read more...

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Singh is king! Kingmakers are out…

May 16th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Kingmakers are out. There is only one king in this election. And that's Manmohan Singh, the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress-led UPA ... Read more...

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Ahead of judgement day, fence-sitters await their time

May 14th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) They are the fence-sitters, whose loyalties could tilt either way. With 48 hours to go for the outcome of the elections that is widely predicted to ... Read more...

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‘Fourth front’ takes off from Mulayam land

April 9th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Saefai (Uttar Pradesh), April 9 (IANS) Three regional satraps raised their first poll battle cry Thursday when Mulayam Singh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad ... Read more...

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AIFF president asks Goa chief minister to transfer academy land

February 21st, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) acting-president and cabinet minister Praful Patel Saturday asked Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat to broker peace between warring local football satraps within eight ... Read more...

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Congress must throw weight behind its regional leaders (Commentary)

June 3rd, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Gilles Verniers The successive defeats of the Congress in regional elections in the past 12 months show such commonalities that one may wonder if the Grand Old Party has any capacity of ... Read more...

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