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New UP Congress chief inherits a legacy of failures (News Analysis)


September 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Will Nirmal Khatri, the little-known newly appointed Uttar Pradesh state Congress president, be able to turn the fortunes of India's grand old party and bring ... Read more...

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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Congress MP Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the party ... Read more...

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Nirmal Khatri appointed UP Congress chief


August 28th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Veteran Congress member Nirmal Khatri has been appointed Uttar Pradesh Congress president, replacing Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who had put in her papers after the ... Read more...

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No electricity, no vote: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) In a piece of good news for the millions of power-starved in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday announced that he will not ask for votes ... Read more...

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Akhilesh asks party’s youth to work for Lok Sabha win


August 7th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav Monday assured the party's youth wing that promises made to the youths will soon be ... Read more...

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Keshubhai Patel quits BJP, may float new party


August 4th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel resigned from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday and is expected to announce a new party soon ahead ... Read more...

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BJP sweeps corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the municipal corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, winning 8 major corporations of the 12 that went to polls ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress, CPI-M trade charges of wooing militants


June 27th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) With assembly polls in Tripura drawing closer, the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress are accusing each other of using militants to sway votes.Leaders of ... Read more...

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Congress loses after 25 years in Shimla municipal polls


May 28th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 28 (IANS) In a major setback to the ruling Congress, the party faced a humiliating defeat in elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, its 25-year-old bastion, months ahead ... Read more...

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BSP runs for cover as skeletons tumble out (News Analysis)


May 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) The skeletons are tumbling out of the corruption cupboard but Uttar Pradesh's former ruling party, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), is unusually quiet -- not ... Read more...

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Two UP Congress leaders hitch onto Samajwadi Party bicycle (News Analysis)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie evident at the recent meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ties between the state's ruling ... Read more...

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Civic polls: Did trifurcation move boomerang?


April 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's hopes to replicate her winning streak in assembly polls in the civic elections came to naught with the Congress ... Read more...

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UP BJP leaders blame Kushwaha episode for debacle


April 17th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The disconnect and the discontent straining the national and the Uttar Pradesh unit leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is slowly trickling out ... Read more...

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Shifting of officials continues in UP


March 31st, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Continuing its bureaucratic reshuffling, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday shifted nine Indian Administrative Service (IAS), eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, 25 Provincial Civil Service (PCS) ... Read more...

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Dhumal government woos its babus with eye on polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Close to half of the annual budget of debt-ridden Himachal Pradesh is being spent on its 'babus' - both serving and retired.According to budget estimates ... Read more...

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Deposit Rs.50,000 for case against Delhi Speaker, BJP leader told


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader to deposit cost of Rs.50,000 with the court to pursue his plea seeking ... Read more...

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Kalraj Mishra quits Rajya Sabha


March 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Kalraj Mishra Wednesday quit his upper house seat following his election to the Uttar Pradesh assembly.According ... Read more...

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BJP crisis shadow over Karnataka budget (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will present the state budget Wednesday as a majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting B.S. ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leadership tussle reaches breaking point (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Leadership tussle in the faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Sunday reached a breaking point with scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa setting ... 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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‘Trinamool leaders, not Mamata, to attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’ (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, a Trinamool ... Read more...

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‘Mamata won’t attend Akhilesh, Badal’s swearing-in’


March 11th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Ending all speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided against attending the swearing in ceremonies of the new state governments in Punjab and ... Read more...

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Mayawati calls meet to take stock of rout


March 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Amid hectic activity in the Samajwadi Party (SP) camp for the swearing in of the new chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, and government formation, outgoing Chief ... Read more...

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Mulayam leads Holi celebrations in UP


March 8th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Holi was celebrated across Uttar Pradesh with fervour and an added dash of political celebrations as triumphant Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders, led by party chief ... Read more...

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Dhumal in please-all mode in election year (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is on a spree to please-all ahead of the state assembly polls later this year.The debt-ridden state, which ... Read more...

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Kejriwal, thousands sent back without voting in Ghaziabad


February 29th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of people, including Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, were turned away from polling booths in Ghaziabad and could not vote in the state assembly ... Read more...

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Adarsh land scam misconception, media hype: Deshmukh


February 21st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Vilasrao Deshmukh Tuesday scoffed at speculation over his alleged involvement in the Adarsh Society land scam in Mumbai and claimed ... Read more...

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BJP appoints new Himachal unit chief


February 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to pacify the rebels in its Himachal Pradesh unit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday appointed a new president for the state.Satpal ... Read more...

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In a UP first, voters boycott poll for no development


February 19th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Protesting against the lack of development, voters at the Patna polling station in Tindwari assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh's Banda district boycotted the assemblypolls Sunday.Election ... Read more...

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The chill returns to Agra


February 18th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 18 (IANS) The sudden return of intense cold continued unabated across north India, as temperatures dipped across the region. Bright sunshine in most places could not provide any ... Read more...

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Present situation not ripe for third front, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Stressing need for unity of the Left and democratic forces in the country, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the present ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle


February 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its four-day state conference in West Bengal Wednesday to discuss its future agenda. This is the first time in three ... Read more...

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Vote Congress to transform UP, says Rahul Gandhi


February 14th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday appealed to voters to bring his party to power to radically transform Uttar Pradesh.He said the Bharatiya Janata Party, ... Read more...

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PM may intervene in Khurshid-Election Commission row


February 13th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to discuss with senior ministers and party leaders the Election Commission complaint against Law Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

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