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Ups and downs of Trinamool-Congress relations


September 19th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress' decision to withdraw from the UPA appears a logical climax of the constant friction between Mamata Banerjee's party and the Congress over a ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Himachal


July 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Polling for the presidential election ended peacefully in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh Thursday with 67 legislators in the 68-seat assembly casting their votes.The polling that ... Read more...

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Himachal offers sops to employees


June 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Barely months ahead of the assembly elections, the Himachal Pradesh government Monday decided to give additional financial incentives to its employees and pensioners.A cabinet meeting, presided ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s easy win in Tripura bypoll


June 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 15 (IANS) Eight months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday retained the Nalchar seat by increasing ... Read more...

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Record 95 percent turnout in Tripura by-poll


June 12th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 12 (IANS) Braving soaring summer heat, a record 95 percent of the 33,392-strong electorate Tuesday cast their votes in the significant by-election from the Nalchar assembly constituency in ... Read more...

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Goa’s Manohar Parrikar no longer riding pillion (Profile)


March 7th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) First elected chief minister after a dramatic coup Oct 24, 2000, Manohar Parrikar was expected to arrive that night at the state secretariat, where journalists, ... Read more...

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Digvijay evades question on alliances in UP


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday evaded comment whether the party would be entering any alliance in Uttar Pradesh, saying everyone should wait for ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands vote in UP (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands voted Saturday in 60 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in the seventh and final phase of polling to pick a 403-seat assembly in ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house forecast (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house prediction


February 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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65 per cent voting in Punjab (Evening Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Around 65 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters had cast their ballots by 5 p.m. Monday to pick a new state assembly, while thousands ... Read more...

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Rahul for Amarinder as Punjab chief minister


January 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tarn Taran/Ferozepur (Punjab), Jan 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said Amarinder Singh will be the chief minister of Punjab if the Congress is voted to power ... Read more...

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Huge sums of money seized in Uttar Pradesh


January 10th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) More than Rs.23 crore of unaccounted money has been seized in Uttar Pradesh since the Election Commission cracked its whip ahead of assembly elections.Chief electoral officer ... Read more...

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Akalis field Olympian Pargat Singh, Sukhbir Badal files nomination


January 9th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Monday announced that former Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh will be the party's candidate for the Jalandhar Cantt ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh opposition walks out over ‘favours to BALCO’


September 8th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress staged a walkout from the state assembly Thursday, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of overlooking alleged illegal construction activities being ... Read more...

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Tynsong is new Meghalaya forests minister


August 4th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 4 (IANS) Meghalaya minister Prestone Tynsong, who was re-inducted into the cabinet by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma earlier this week, was Thursday given the charge of forests ... Read more...

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Sacked Meghalaya minister re-inducted


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of the Congress re-inducted Prestone Tynsong in the cabinet Tuesday, two months after he was sacked for anti-party activities. Governor R.S. ... Read more...

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Four Meghalaya legislators demand Sangma’s resignation


July 8th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 8 (IANS) Demanding Chief Minister Mukul Sangma's resignation, four Meghalaya Congress legislators have threatened to quit, even as party president Sonia Gandhi meets him and and his ... Read more...

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BSP to lose power, SP will be No.1: poll


June 29th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is sure to be voted out in Uttar Pradesh next year while the Samajwadi Party (SP) will sit on ... Read more...

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Bengal win justifies Congress-Trinamool alliance: Pranab


May 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the resounding win of the Congress-Trinamool Congress combine in the West Bengal assembly elections was a justification of ... Read more...

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AIADMK wave sinks DMK in Tamil Nadu (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The AIADMK was Friday all set to storm back to power in Tamil Nadu on its own steam with a massive mandate throwing out the ruling ... Read more...

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Mamata tsunami sweeps away 34 years of Left rule in Bengal (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress and its allies swept the assembly polls in West Bengal Friday ending the Left Front's unprecedented 34-year rule in the state.Of ... Read more...

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2G plays nemesis for DMK in Tamil Nadu polls: Analysts


May 13th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The anti-incumbency factor has historically played a major role in Tamil Nadu, but this time the 2G spectrum scam and the alleged involvement of the ... Read more...

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Vote count begins in West Bengal


May 13th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Counting of the millions of votes polled in staggered elections in West Bengal began Friday morning, with the ruling Left Front widely tipped to be crushed ... Read more...

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Bengal’s ‘red fort’ faces challenge as voting begins Monday


April 17th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Will West Bengal's 34-year-old "red fort" crumble in a combined Trinamool Congress-Congress charge? Over 56 million voters will provide the answer when the state ... Read more...

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1,373 nominations for Kerala polls


March 27th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) A total of 1,373 candidates have submitted their nominations for the April 13 polls for Kerala's 140-seat assembly, state election officials said Saturday. Saturday was the last ... Read more...

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Suspense about Jagan group even as council polls begin


March 17th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh assembly members began casting their votes to elect 10 members to the state legislative council even as suspense continues about who the legislators ... Read more...

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Bihar Police recovers landmine in Gaya


November 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya PratapGaya (Bihar), Nov.21 (ANI): Bihar Police recovered a five-kilogram landmine in Gaya district over the weekend.Officials said the landmine with a 600-metre-wire was kept for targeting police vehicles.Police suspect the ... Read more...

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Maoists engineer blast in Gaya, two killed


November 20th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya (Bihar), Nov 20 (ANI): At least two security personnel lost their lives and over seven others were injured in a bomb that exploded in Bihar's Gaya District during the voting ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Voting begins for final phase


November 20th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Patna. Nov.20 (ANI): Polling for the sixth and the final phase of Bihar elections began in 26 of the 243 assemblies on Saturday morning.The 26 constituencies are spread over Rohtas, ... Read more...

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Elaborate security in place for last phase of Bihar Assembly polls


November 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 19 (ANI): Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair poll during the sixth and last phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Saturday.Of the twenty-six assembly ... Read more...

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Campaigning for final phase of Bihar assembly elections ends today


November 18th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 18 (ANI): Campaigning for the sixth and last phase of Bihar Assembly elections comes to end this evening.Twenty-six constituencies including 18 Naxal hit spread over five districts from Magadh ... Read more...

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Non-Congress Governments responsible for Bihar’s backwardness: Sonia Gandhi


November 17th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
Bhabhua/ Buxar (Bihar), Nov 17 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday held the non-Congress Governments during the past 20 years in Bihar responsible for its backwardness."This is time that people ... Read more...

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Four million vote in peaceful fifth phase of Bihar polls (Intro-Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the Bihar assembly elections' fifth and penultimate phase, which was largely peaceful except ... Read more...

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Four million vote in fifth phase of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) More than four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections that ... Read more...

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