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SC to examine plea to bar criminals from voting


September 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to examine a plea seeking to bar people with criminal background from getting registered as voters and contesting elections to ... Read more...

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Scuffles, brawls in parliament, state assemblies (Timeline)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Rajya Sabha Wednesday witnessed high drama as a scuffle broke out between a Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal and BSP member Avtar Singh Karimpuri as a bill on quotas ... Read more...

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Advani urges Pranab for simultaneous polls, fixed legislture terms


August 12th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called upon President Pranab Mukherjee to take the initiative for bringing the country out of "perpetual election mode" and ... Read more...

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Vote count on for presidential poll (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with the ruling UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee holding a clear winning edge over his ... Read more...

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Pranab favourite as lawmakers vote for new president (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is advantage Pranab Mukherjee, the UPA's candidate, as Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect the country's 13th president, recording a massive turnout that ... Read more...

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Ballot papers not EVMs for presidential poll


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Why are ballot papers and not electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the presidential election as is the norm in parliamentary polls? This is because ... Read more...

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Pranab named for president, trips Mamata with wide support (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The UPA Friday named Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, one of India's most versatile politicians, as its presidential candidate, tripping mercurial ally Mamata Banerjee and ... Read more...

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We are happy with the presidential candidate: Lalu


June 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Friday said "he was happy" with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) announcing Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as ... Read more...

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My father most suitable candidate for president’s post: Abhijit Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Soon after the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate, his son Abhijit Mukherjee expressed happiness and ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee is UPA’s man for president (Third Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the government's most reliable troubleshooter, was Friday named the United Progessive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for president and found backing from ... Read more...

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Congratulations Pranab Da, tweets Omar Abdullah (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Within minutes of the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being the ruling UPA's presidential candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated ... Read more...

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Pranab is UPA’s choice for president (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential nominee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced Friday and appealed to all political parties ... Read more...

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Congratulations Pranab Da, tweets Omar Abdullah


June 15th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Within minutes of the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being the ruling UPA's presidential candidate, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah congratulated ... Read more...

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UPA names Pranab as presidential candidate (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was Friday evening named the UPA candidate for next month's presidential elections.Congress president Sonia Gandhi made the formal announcement after ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

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IAC’s ‘Expose corruption yatra’ in UP from June 5


May 17th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Team Anna and volunteers of India Against Corruption (IAC) would June 5 kickstart a statewide 'Anna Sandesh Yatra' from Ballia town of eastern Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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PM congratulates assembly polls winners


March 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday congratulated Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Parrikar and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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Gram sabhas above assemblies, parliament, says Hazare (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Village councils above parliament, says Anna


January 26th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Union budget likely to be presented in mid-March: Mukherjee


January 25th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The union budget for the 2012-13 financial year would be presented around mid-March after the election process for electing five new state assemblies gets ... Read more...

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Premji expects quicker policy initiatives after assembly polls


January 21st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Wipro chairman Azim Premji Friday hoped that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would get pro-active on policy initiatives after the elections to the five ... Read more...

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Courts can’t decide poll dates: Supreme Court (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Dismissing a petition seeking rescheduling of elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Supreme Court Friday declined to interfere in the conduct of assembly elections ... Read more...

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CBI must be independent: BSP


December 29th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Accusing the Congress-led government of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Thursday said the investigative agency must be ... Read more...

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State assemblies: fewer sittings, scarcer debates


December 29th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Although they form the backbone of Indian democracy, most state assemblies in India don't hold sufficient number of sittings or debates on legislation and ... Read more...

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Five states to go to polls January-March (Second Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Elections will be held to the Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assemblies between Jan 28 and March 3, 2012, and votes ... Read more...

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Retail FDI implementation after next year’s assembly polls: PM (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Dec 17 (IANS) In the back drop of corporate and foreign investors being miffed over the government suspending its decision on foreign equity in ... Read more...

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FDI in retail after assembly polls next year: PM


December 17th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Dec 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government will take up for implementation the suspended cabinet decision on foreign equity in ... Read more...

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Bhutanese PM to speak in India on gross national happiness


December 13th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) After successfully implementing gross national happiness -- an alternative development indicator -- in his country, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigme Y. Thinley will be ... Read more...

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Notice to centre on MPs facing criminal charges


November 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking fast tracking of trial of cases against 162 MPs ... Read more...

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Ramesh favours women’s reservation bill


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday advocated the passage of the contentious women's reservation bill, to improve women's participation in parliament and the state assemblies.The ... Read more...

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Protest against fee hike in private schools


October 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A group of people protested at Rajghat Sunday against private schools in the national capital hiking their fees, calling it arbitrary.The rally was organised ... Read more...

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Hazare’s indefinite fast unconstitutional: Pranab


August 14th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday termed as unconstitutional Anna Hazare's demand for a strong anti-graft law and said the social activist cannot go on ... Read more...

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Governors are political agents of UPA, says Gadkari


July 30th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Saturday came down heavily on state governors, saying that they were acting like political agents of the United ... Read more...

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Governor not in RTI ambit? Court asks for affidavit


July 18th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday asked the Goa governor to state on oath that he, the president of India and speakers of ... Read more...

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Speaker to meet politicians on women’s reservation bill


July 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will Thursday again try to build consensus at an all-party meet over the controversial women's reservation bill hanging fire ... Read more...

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