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BJP replaces Gowda with Shettar in Karnataka (Roundup)


July 8th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Buckling under mounting pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP Sunday said D.V. Sadananda Gowda was being replaced as the Karnataka chief minister by Rural ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi indicates major shakeup in Uttar Pradesh Congress


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday dropped enough hints about a major shake up in the Uttar Pradesh unit of the party, saying no one ... Read more...

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Congress game for ’secular government’ in UP: Jaiswal (Interview)


March 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) In an implicit admission that the Congress may not do as well as it wanted to, central Steel Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal Monday said it ... Read more...

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State polls to impact Congress-Trinamool ties: West Bengal Congress chief (Interview)


February 27th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) The outcome of ongoing assembly elections in five states will have an impact on the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance in West Bengal, state Congress chief Pradip ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, slam Mayawati (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, flay Mayawati (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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CPI-M for more women members


February 1st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday said it was looking to induct more women members."In Tripura, 25 percent of the total of 76,636 CPI-M ... Read more...

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Mayawati flays poll panel for draping statues (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who turned 56 Sunday, lashed out at the Election Commission (EC) for veiling her statues and that of the Bahujan ... Read more...

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If Congress wants, they can leave: Mamata (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Ties between West Bengal's ruling partners sunk to a new low Saturday with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee angrily telling the Congress that it was free ... Read more...

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Trinamool old guard defends turf against new entrants


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress holding the reins of power in West Bengal, infighting over alleged sharing of spoils has given shape to what analysts have ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases second list of candidates


December 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday announced the names of 15 more candidates for the Jan 30 state polls, including that of party president and ... Read more...

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Left pits woman professor against Mamata


September 1st, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) The Left Front, ousted from power after 34 years, Thursday said it would field a woman professor against West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in ... Read more...

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Jailed Maoist leader not allowed to vote


May 10th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Chhatradhar Mahato, the jailed convenor of a pro-Maoist tribal group in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, was perhaps the only candidate in the state assembly elections ... Read more...

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Vastanvi praises Assam opposition leader Ajmal


April 29th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 29 (IANS) Skipping the convention of not commenting on politics or endorsing politicians, the prestigious Darul-Uloom Islamic seminary's vice chancellor Friday praised Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) ... Read more...

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Mamata will run Bengal well: Pranab


April 11th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Brushing aside allegations by the state's ruling Marxists that the railways were being run inefficiently by Mamata Banerjee, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said ... Read more...

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91-year-old woman takes on Kerala legislator


April 9th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sherthalai (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) When K.R. Gowri, 91, was first sworn in as a legislator in the first Kerala assembly in 1957 and then as a minister, Sherthalai legislator ... Read more...

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West Bengal CM files nomination papers in Jadavpore


April 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Jadavpore, Apr 5 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee filed his nomination on Tuesday as a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate from the Jadavpore constituency for the state polls.Bhattacharjee went ... Read more...

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Defeat of ruling parties certain in all five state polls: Naidu


April 4th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 4 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said he was confident that all the ruling parties in the states of Assam, West Bengal, ... Read more...

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West Bengal farmers criticize government over water shortage


March 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Nayagram (West Bengal), Mar.28 (ANI): Ahead of the state polls in West Bengal, farmers have criticised the state government over poor water supply in Nayagram.Amar Kinkar Jana, a farmer, said that since ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee’s son joins Congress ahead of WB polls


March 14th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 14 (ANI): As West Bengal gears up for the April-May Assembly polls, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday joined the Congress and is likely to ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress to use internet campaign during West Bengal polls


March 14th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 14 (ANI): In an endeavor to give a hi-tech touch to the party's poll campaign and to appeal to the young generation, Trinamool Congress has roped in IT wizard and ... Read more...

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WB polls: Security stepped up in Darjeeling


March 13th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Mar 13 (ANI): The administration has beefed up security measures here to prevent malpractices in the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls.Security personnel have put up check-posts on inter-state roads connecting the ... Read more...

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Left Front announces list of candidates for Bengal polls


March 13th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 13 (ANI): West Bengal's ruling Left Front on Sunday announced the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly polls.The Left Front has announced candidates for 292 seats, which has 149 ... Read more...

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India puts off US strategic dialogue due to state polls


March 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India Friday said it has decided to postpone the second round of its strategic dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and US ... Read more...

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BJP candidate in Kerala charged for violating election code of conduct


March 7th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Palakkad (Kerala), Mar.7 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP) candidate was charged with violating the Code of Conduct of the Election Commission, ahead of state polls in Kerala.C. Uday Bhaskar, a candidate ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Congress chief awaits high command nod


March 6th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, March 6 (IANS) State Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala Sunday said that his candidature for the upcoming state polls will be decided by the party high command.Speaking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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BJP to field Muslim candidates for Assam elections


March 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar.6 (ANI): Eyeing the critical Muslim vote-bank ahead of the upcoming polls in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field Muslim candidates in the upcoming elections.Announcing the ... Read more...

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West Bengal polls to be acid test for Left Front, says CPI-M leader


March 5th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 5(ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammad Salim on Saturday termed the forthcoming West Bengal polls as an acid test for the Left Front."Every poll is a struggle for ... Read more...

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Hope Trinamool forms next government in Bengal: Pranab


January 28th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said he hoped the Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee forms the next government in West ... Read more...

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Asom Gana Parishad splits from BJP in Assam


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Sep. 23 (ANI): The regional Asom Gana Parishad (Assam Peoples Association) party broke its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the State polls in 2011.BJP ... Read more...

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Maoists set ablaze BJP leader’s house in Bihar


September 9th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Maoists Thursday set on fire the house of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Bihar's Gaya district, police said. Over two dozen armed rebels set ablaze BJP ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb skips politburo meet in New Delhi


June 5th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee didn't attend the politburo meet of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which commenced here on Saturday after the party's defeat ... Read more...

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Tarun Gogoi now looking for a hat-trick


May 21st, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) With nine successive years in office and one year left in his present term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is now aiming for a ... Read more...

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More Indian paramilitary troops to join anti-Maoist operations


December 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that India would renew anti-Maoist operations with the deployment of additional paramilitary troops.Chidambaram revealed this at a meeting with the ... Read more...

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Difficulties in making voting compulsory: Poll panel chief


December 21st, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla Monday said there were difficulties in making voting compulsory in the country due to the huge size of the electorate. Participating in ... Read more...

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