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Banking on YSR legacy, Jagan emerges a key force (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Feeling sidelined in the Congress, the late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had once toyed with the idea of floating a regional party. But his son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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YSRCP sweeps Andhra by-polls, bags one Lok Sabha, 15 assembly seats (Fourth Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress party and main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) Friday ... Read more...

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YSR Congress Party wins Nellore Lok Sabha, 14 assembly seats (Third Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) bagged the Nellore Lok Sabha and 14 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh, after results of the state by-polls were declared ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in dock for poll result, opposition demands resignation (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday refused to dismiss a case against union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for allegedly manipulating elections in his Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Like Mayawati like Manohar: Social engineering redux in Goa (Goa Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 11 (IANS) If Mayawati stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2007 riding on the electoral shoulders of Brahmins and Dalits, Manohar Parrikar has similarly rewritten the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh assembly to take up no-trust motion Friday


December 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh state assembly will hold a detailed discussion Friday on a no-confidence motion brought by the opposition Congress against the Bharatiya Janata Party regime ... Read more...

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Murmurs in Congress over Kerala cabinet selection


May 29th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The Congress party's Kerala unit has overlooked merit and experience in selecting its nine ministers in the 20-member Oomen Chandy cabinet, a senior party legislator said ... Read more...

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Chandy to be sworn-in Kerala chief minister Wednesday (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy will be sworn-in as Kerala's 21st chief minister Wednesday, a party official said here Sunday.The swearing-in of the rest of ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy to be Kerala chief minister (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Kerala's veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy was Sunday elected leader of the Congress legislature party by its 38 members. His name has been cleared by ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan resigns, Congress introspective (Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) A day after the Left Democratic Front led by him lost the assembly polls, V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday resigned as the Kerala chief minister while the Congress-led ... Read more...

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Left accepts defeat in West Bengal, Kerala (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday accepted defeat in West Bengal, where a Trinamool Congress wave crushed it, and in Kerala, where it narrowly ... Read more...

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Congress on ‘wait, watch’ mode, DMK firm on pull out (Roundup)


March 6th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) continued on shaky grounds Sunday as ally DMK remained adamant on walking out of the Manmohan Singh government ... Read more...

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JD-S legislator quits assembly, may join BJP


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular legislator Sanganna Karadi Thursday quit the Karnataka assembly and his party, indicating he would join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).The resignation of ... Read more...

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PRP’s merger with Congress may benefit TDP, Jagan (News Analysis)


February 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The merger of Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh has changed political equations in the state ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi’s PRP merges with Congress (Roundup)


February 6th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) In a major realignment of political forces in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi Sunday announced the merger of his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi’s PRP joins Congress (Lead)


February 6th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi Sunday announced the merger of his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the Congress after a meeting with Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi to meet Sonia Gandhi Sunday


February 5th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief K. Chiranjeevi will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Sunday to discuss proposals including the merger of his party with ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi authorised to decide on tie-up with Congress


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) Thursday authorised its president K. Chiranjeevi to take a decision on the proposed alliance with the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh.A crucial ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi’s PRP to decide on Congress offer soon


February 1st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Actor-turned politician K.Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) Tuesday said it would decide within three to four days on the Congress party's invitation to join its government in ... Read more...

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Court reserves judgment on Karnataka legislators’ plea


February 1st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 1 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday concluded hearing arguments over the plea of five independent legislators against their disqualification from the assembly for rebelling against Chief Minister B.S. ... Read more...

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Jagan continues 48-hour fast for farmers


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Congress parliament member Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Wednesday continued his 48-hour hunger strike, demanding the Andhra Pradesh government to come to the rescue of farmers who lost ... Read more...

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BJP government in Karnataka wins second trust vote (Evening Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka Thursday survived a second trust vote in the state assembly with a slender majority, getting 106 votes ... Read more...

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Prasar Bharati faces graft probe, ex-judge to supervise board


July 27th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday ordered a vigilance probe into alleged financial irregularities in public broadcaster Prasar Bharati and also appointed a retired judge to supervise its ... Read more...

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Karnataka jinx works again (News Analysis)


May 16th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party won 19 of the 28 seats in Karnataka Saturday, one more than its 2004 tally, but there was little to ... Read more...

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CPI (M) urges Nepal to find a democratic solution


May 4th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May. 4 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has urged Nepal to find a democratic solution of the current political turmoil."We do not want to interfere in their internal affairs. ... Read more...

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High stakes for ruling BJP in Karnataka’s first phase (Poll curtainraiser - Karnataka)


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) Less than a year after it captured power in Karnataka for the first time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) again faces the electorate in a high stake ... Read more...

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Shiela Dikshit may get third chance, says Star News


November 7th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) A survey by Star News and Nielsen has predicted that the Shiela Dikshit led-Congress government might get a third chance in Delhi, winning a slender majority in ... Read more...

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BJP ‘high command’ key to new Karnataka government’s stability (News Analysis)


June 8th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership faces a piquant situation of having to do a Congress act to prevent the party's first government in Karnataka ... Read more...

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Don’t make Karnataka another Gujarat, Congress tells BJP


May 29th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) The Congress said Thursday it would offer "constructive support" to the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka and would do nothing to destabilise it, but warned ... Read more...

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