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Himachal truckers increase freight charges


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The transporters at a prominent industrial hub in Himachal Pradesh have increased freight charges by over five percent following last week's hike in diesel price, a ... Read more...

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Virbhadra ready for graft case trial in lower court


August 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who took over as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief here Wednesday, said he was ready to stand trial in a ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Congress tries to mollify sulking Virbhadra


July 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday made efforts to mollify former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh after the septuagenarian leader offered to resign from party panels ... Read more...

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Congress appoints Virbhadra campaign committee chief for Himachal elections


July 17th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who resigned last month after corruption charges were framed against him by a court in Shimla, was Monday appointed ... Read more...

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Shimla polls: Stakes high for BJP, Congress


May 25th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, goes to the polls Sunday, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected ... Read more...

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Will Badal be NDA choice for vice president? (Punjab Newsletter)


May 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) His CV reads something like this: five-time chief minister, one of the seniormost political leaders in the country, widely networked, respected and acceptable to most ... Read more...

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Himachal Congress legislators knock on Sonia’s door (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Not too sure of an anti-incumbency wave carrying them to victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, opposition Congress legislators have knocked on party ... Read more...

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Congress legislators want seniors to come together (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Young Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh are leaving nothing to chance in the run up to the assembly polls later this year and trying to ... Read more...

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After ousting Congress, BJP has to deliver on promises (Goa Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The March polls marked a tectonic alteration in Goa's political topography, which for nearly three decades has been dominated by the Congress.The extent of the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh set to take over, promises a new UP (Roundup)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, a 38-year-old environmental engineer from Sydney, will be sworn in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Thursday. After the announcement Saturday, the new ... Read more...

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Badal vs Badal: who will be Punjab chief minister?


March 6th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) It was an election fought in the name of one Badal but led from the front by another, a two-pronged strategy that propelled the Shiromani ... Read more...

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All eyes on Lambi as Punjab heads for assembly polls


January 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) The importance of Punjab's Lambi assembly seat could be gauged from the fact that Saturday, the last day of campaigning for assembly elections in Punjab, ... Read more...

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Politics delay inauguration of Yamuna Expressway


January 14th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) The Jaypee group has postponed the opening of its mega project, the 165-km Yamuna Expressway, which originally was set to be opened on Jan 15, Uttar ... Read more...

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Mamata’s fire and bluster scorches Goa poll scene (Goa Newsletter)


January 11th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 11 (IANS) The famed moodswings of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and her partymen against the ruling Congress party seem to have got into a domino ... Read more...

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Everybody joins corruption chorus in Karnataka (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 19th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka is fast becoming a satirist's delight with its political heavyweights and public figures engaged, almost every day, in a slugfest over who is a ... Read more...

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Dhumal keeps date with fair, for long tenure


November 6th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal reached Sirmaur district late Saturday to participate in the decades old annual Renuka fair attending which, according to a ... Read more...

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With four-zero score, electoral nought for Congress (Roundup)


October 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hisar, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bruising electoral blow, India's ruling Congress Monday lost the deposit in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana, where Anna Hazare campaigned ... Read more...

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People in Hisar voted against corruption: BJP


October 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) People's anger against corruption had led to the Congress loss in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said ... Read more...

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By-polls: Congress gets zero out of four


October 17th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hisar, Oct 17 (IANS) India's ruling Congress finished third in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana where Anna Hazare had campaigned against it, and lost the other ... Read more...

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Will review Congress loss in Hisar: Pranab


October 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defeat is always "sad" and the Congress would be reviewing the party's loss in the parliamentary by-election in Hisar, Haryana, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Namesakes seek to confuse pitch in Haryana by-poll


October 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Namesakes seem to abound in Haryana's poll politics. While Bhajan Lal, a stalwart of Haryana's dusty and defection-ridden politics, had to contend with five of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu reverts to New Year in Chithirai again


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai (mid-April) will once again mark the official New Year in Tamil Nadu.Going back to the age-old tradition, ... Read more...

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Will British era building soon be Shimla spa? (With Image)


July 27th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) Yet another piece of this erstwhile Indian summer capital's colonial past is in danger of being lost, with a prime British era property expected to ... Read more...

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End of Lal era in Haryana politics


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 4 (IANS) For over three decades, Haryana's political scene has been dominated by three Lals. The trio of Devi Lal, Bansi Lal and Bhajan Lal have virtually shaped ... Read more...

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Congress wins absolute majority in Assam (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The ruling Congress party has secured an absolute majority in Assam, winning 72 seats in the 126 member legislature and leading in eight more seats. ... Read more...

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AGP blames machine manipulation for defeat


May 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Assam's beleaguered main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Friday blamed "manipulation of electronic voting machines (EVM) by the ruling Congress party" for its rout in ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ‘N’ factor - Oommen Chandy has it too!


May 13th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Almost all chief ministers of Kerala in its 54-year history have had one thing in common - the letter 'N' in their names. And Congress ... Read more...

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Committee to review Himachal land laws: Dhumal


May 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Following allegations by the opposition Congress party over land allocations in the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday said a committee of legislators ... Read more...

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Assam wants to replicate Bhutan model (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) Assam will replicate neighbouring Bhutan's model of Gross National Happiness as an index of the state's well-being if the Congress is voted back to power for ... Read more...

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55 percent polling recoded in West Bengal till 1 p.m.


April 27th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 27 (ANI): Over fifty five per cent voting was recorded till 1 p.m. in the third phase of West Bengal assembly polls in 75 seats covering Kolkata, North and South ... Read more...

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West Bengal polls: 34 per cent votes cast in first four hours


April 27th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 27 (ANI): Thirty four per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting in 75 constituencies in Kolkata and its neighbouring North and South 24-Parganas Districts of ... Read more...

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West Bengal polls: 18 percent votes cast in first two hours


April 27th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 27 (ANI): Over eighteen per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours of voting in 75 constituencies in Kolkata and its neighbouring North and South 24-Parganas Districts of ... Read more...

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Japan declares 20 km no-go zone around Fukushima n-plant


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the Fukushima prefecture as the government Thursday declared the 20-km evacuation area around the crippled nuclear power plant as ... Read more...

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Himachal to make law for confiscation of illegal property


April 8th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Accused of corruption by the opposition Congress party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh is all set to bring a new legislation ... Read more...

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