state assembly election

SC rejects plea against Chandrababu Naidu (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking initiation of proceedings against Telugu Desam Party supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu for recanting on his promise ... Read more...

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Election Commission to give tips to Jordan


March 17th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) After conducting a historic and successful state assembly polls, which saw an unprecedented rise in the voter turn out, Election Commission officials, including poll panel chief ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in UP, young Lucknow voters queue up (Third Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in 56 constituencies that voted in the fourth round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday, with young voters turning up in ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in UP after slow start (Second Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The morning chill initially kept many voters in the confines of their homes in Uttar Pradesh, but picked up as the day progressed Sunday when ... Read more...

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31 percent of UP third-phase candidates have criminal cases


February 14th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Nearly 31 percent of the candidates fielded by political parties for Wednesday's third phase poll of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh state assembly election have criminal ... Read more...

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UP 2012: Unpredictable outcome (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) Considering what is at stake, top leaders of all political parties have descended in Uttar Pradesh's poll arena to select its 16th assembly. However, unlike ... Read more...

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Over 77 percent voting in Punjab, one killed in violence (Roundup)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Over 77 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters cast their ballots Monday to pick a new state assembly. Election Commission (EC) officials said the final ... Read more...

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Three UP BJP leaders resign after elevation of Rajnath’s son


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The infighting within Bhartiya Janata Party's (BJP) Uttar Pradesh again came to the fore here Sunday, when three functionaries resigned from their positions to protest against ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party spokesman sacked


January 5th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 5 (IANS) Barely a day after contradicting Samajawadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav, party spokesman Mohan Singh was Thursday removed from his post.Mulayam Singh named ... Read more...

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Mayawati sacks yet another minister


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 2 (IANS) Yet another Uttar Pradesh minister was sacked by Chief Minister Mayawati Monday, taking to 11 the number of ministers axed over the past 10 days."Minister ... Read more...

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Mayawati sacks two more ministers


December 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) In a surprise move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday sacked two more of her ministers, taking to six the number of ministers dropped over ... Read more...

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Another union minister booked in Uttar Pradesh


November 24th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) After first information reports (FIR) against two central ministers for allegedly punching and kicking a protestor at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's recent rally in ... Read more...

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BSP calls Congress anti-Dalit


October 16th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Taking strong exception to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's criticism of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for building her own statues and monuments, the ruling ... Read more...

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Suspended BSP legislator joins Samajwadi Party


August 6th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) In the latest instance of defections in Uttar Pradesh, a suspended legislator of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Saturday switched loyalties to the Samajwadi Party.A ... Read more...

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Mayawati trains her gun at opposition


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) While renewing her attack against the Congress-led central government as well as her bĂȘte noire Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Mayawati Friday blasted the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling left takes ‘lesson’ from Bengal rout


May 13th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Chastened by the rout of neighbouring West Bengal's communist party that had ruled the Indian state for over three decades, Nepal's ruling left alliance said ... Read more...

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Maintain peace after results, Bengal parties told


May 12th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday issued guidelines for political parties in West Bengal to maintain peace and harmony after the declaration of state assembly election results May ... Read more...

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Bengal industry minister, Congress chief’s assets increase


April 28th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Assets declared by at least 12 sitting West Bengal legislators - including Industry Minister Nirupam Sen and state Congress chief Manas Bhuniya - contesting in the ... Read more...

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Cash for votes rains in Tamil Nadu, Rs 5.11 cr seized


April 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Trichy, Apr 5 (ANI): In yet another haul of unaccounted cash in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, six bags full of currency worth Rs 5.11 crore have been recovered in Trichy on Tuesday.The bags ... Read more...

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Ban on colour television distribution in Tamil Nadu


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) A day after the announcement of the date for the state assembly election, Tamil Nadu's chief electoral officer Wednesday ordered district collectors and heads of various ... Read more...

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PMK to be part of the DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu:


January 30th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30(ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said that the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) would be part of the DMK-Congress ... Read more...

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Mamata vows to wipe out CPI-M in Burdwan


December 6th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Burdwan, Dec 6 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has vowed to wipe the ruling Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) out from Burdwan District ahead of ... Read more...

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Villagers want police protection in Maoist affected Bihar


October 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGaya (Bihar), Oct.28 (ANI): Villagers from Nagwa Garh near Bihar's Gaya district have protested against removal of police posts which were set up to protect them against Maoists."The biggest ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma, Jethmalani file papers for Rajya Sabha poll


June 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 7 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani were among the six contestants who filed their nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha election ... Read more...

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Bengal speaker not to contest 2011 assembly polls


March 4th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Hasim Abdul Halim, who has been the West Bengal assembly speaker for the last 28 years, said Wednesday he would not ... Read more...

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Crorepati clerks in Uttar Pradesh government


December 24th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is notorious for its affluent politicians and bureaucrats. Now a new report by the state vigilance department says even clerks in the state government have ... Read more...

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Apex court denies Goa rape accused early hearing for bail


December 18th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday refused to give an urgent hearing to the anticipatory bail plea of a Goa politician John Fernandes, accused of raping a Russian woman. A ... Read more...

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Another former Jharkhand minister questioned in graft case


December 4th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Jharkhand minister Bandhu Tirkey was Friday interrogated by the vigilance bureau in a graft case in which former chief minister Madhu Koda is allegedly involved. Tirkey, who was ... Read more...

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UP by-polls prestige issue for ruling BSP


November 6th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 6 (IANS) The by-elections to 11 state assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh Saturday have become a prestige issue for the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi says Arunachal Pradesh very much a part of India


October 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Oct 15 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Arunachal Pradesh is very much a part of India.Addressing a press conference here, Rahul said: "Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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China should not interfere in Indian affairs: IAF vice-chief


October 14th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.14 (ANI): A day after China objected to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, the Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal P ... Read more...

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Numbers will decide Maharashtra chief minister: NCP


September 30th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday indicated it would not yield to pressure from alliance partner Congress in deciding the next Maharashtra chief minister if the party ... Read more...

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Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh epicentre of Maoist activities, says Chidambaram


September 25th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Sep 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Friday that the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have become the epicentre of Maoist activities in the country.The rebels have ... Read more...

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Congress to thrash out strategies in Uttar Pradesh


July 24th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) All newly elected Congress MPs are set to converge here Saturday for an open house session to discuss strategies and thrash out the party's course of action ... Read more...

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Arrested LeT activist a registered voter in Bihar


June 7th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Mohammed Umer Madani, who was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell Thursday, is still on the voters' list in his native village in Bihar's Madhubani ... Read more...

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