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Labor Day Unions Election


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Obama is going to spend part of his labor day campaigning in the United Auto Workers Rally in the city of Toledo where organized labor is ... Read more...

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Syria dismisses Obama threat as election ploy


August 21st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's threat to intervene in Syria is an element of his election campaign, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Kadri Jamil said Tuesday."As ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s young can change political landscape: daily


August 6th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) A staggering 40 million of Pakistan's 84.3 million voters are aged between 18 and 35 and have the "potential to change the country's political landscape", said ... Read more...

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From bullets to ballot, Syria prepares for polls


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) Amid a shaky truce and presence of UN monitors, Syria is bracing to hold its first multi-party parliamentary elections in five years next month that hopes ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to quit politics if he loses election


March 9th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 9 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will abandon his political career if he fails to win a second mandate as president in the upcoming elections.France ... Read more...

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Poll outcome will be solid for Congress: Rahul(Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday said the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls would be "solid" for his party. He also said he ... Read more...

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Comedian Roseanne Barr is in the running for the US Presidential elections


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Most people would think that this is comedian Roseanne Barr’s biggest joke, but they are in for a complete surprise as it is not a joke ... Read more...

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Delhi poll panel gets notice on MCD elections


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sought the state election commission's response to a plea that has challenged the earmarking of seats as reserved for the ... Read more...

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‘Musharraf will be arrested if he returns’


January 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf will definitely be arrested if he returns to the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said here Friday."In fact, ... Read more...

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Vote for clean candidates, Aamir says


January 10th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will urge people not to vote for candidates with criminal background in upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa ... Read more...

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NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to the law ... Read more...

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Will assembly polls lead to early Lok Sabha ballot?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Both the Congress and BJP are equally confident of sweeping the upcoming elections in five states, but some say a Congress rout could lead ... Read more...

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No chance of early elections in Pakistan: Gilani


December 31st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has dismissed any chance of early polls and said the general elections would be held after the country's parliament ... Read more...

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Congress using Muslims as vote bank through quota, says BJP


December 24th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand unit of the Bharatiya janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged that the central government's decision to give 4.5 per cent reservation to minorities was nothing ... Read more...

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New bank accounts mandatory for candidates


December 24th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) All candidates in the upcoming elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will have to open new bank accounts from which alone they ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh takes charge of ’sensitive’ civil aviation


December 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A day after being inducted into the union cabinet, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh Monday took charge of the civil aviation ministry, which ... Read more...

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With Lucknow in mind, Ajit Singh gets civil aviation (Roundup)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh was Sunday inducted into the union cabinet and given charge of the civil aviation ministry, days after ... Read more...

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Putin confirms Medvedev to be PM, given election win


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin confirmed to switch posts with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev if voters supported the pro-Kremlin United Russia party and Putin's candidacy ... Read more...

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Mayawati move a diversionary tactic, says Mulayam


November 21st, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday lambasted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for getting the assembly to pass a resolution for four-way division ... Read more...

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Medvedev, Putin harvest corn at farm


October 26th, 2011 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin put on a show of unity ahead of the upcoming elections by harvesting corn together at ... Read more...

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Expose Mayawati government through RTI, PILs: Congress


June 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) The Congress has decided to take recourse to the Right to Information (RTI) Act and legal routes to expose the "corrupt practices" of Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party eyes Lucknow after Agra meet


June 10th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is singularly focussed on how to seize power in Uttar Pradesh as it ended a two-day national convention here amid luxurious trappings. ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi slams Communist ‘misrule’ in West Bengal


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Apr 14 (ANI): Slamming the 34-year-old "misrule" of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)-led Left Front government, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today asked the people of West Bengal to elect ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb, Mamata hold simultaneous roadshows


April 10th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Howrah, April 9 (IANS) The twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah saw two main protagonists of the coming West Bengal assembly elections - Chief Minister Buddahdeb Bhattacharjee and Trinamool ... Read more...

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Jaitley predicts regime change in Tamil Nadu


April 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Monday said the DMK government in Tamil Nadu will ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee begins campaign for WB polls


March 27th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 27 (ANI): Eyeing a win in the upcoming West Bengal polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee began her poll campaign with a massive foot march here on Sunday ... Read more...

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CPM confident of winning West Bengal polls


March 26th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 26(ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Gautam Deb has said that the alliance between Trinamool Congress and the Congress party would not affect his party's performance in the forthcoming ... Read more...

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CPI-M to contest 85 seats in Kerala


March 14th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will contest 85 of the 140 Kerala assembly seats in the upcoming elections, it was announced here Monday.Left Democratic Front ... Read more...

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Transgender candidate to contest Tamil Nadu polls


March 12th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 12 (ANI): A transgender has filed an application to contest the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu.Representing the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party, Rose Venkatesan said: "Tamil Nadu is one ... Read more...

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‘Dark horse candidate’ will be formidable opponent to Obama: Richardson


March 7th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.7 (ANI): Former Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has said that a "dark horse candidate" will be the most formidable challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012 elections.He said: "A dark ... Read more...

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Eunuch to contest upcoming Tamil Nadu polls


March 6th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar.6 (ANI): Kalki, a eunuch, on the contention of being a woman, has sought the party ticket of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to contest in the upcoming elections in ... 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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Tunisia’s Islamist group to form political party


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 2 (IANS) Tunisia's main Islamist group Al-Nahda has been allowed to form a new political party by the country's interim government, a media report said Wednesday.Al-Nahda (The Awakening) ... Read more...

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Budget draws mixed reactions in Orissa


February 28th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's budget proposals presented Monday evoked mixed reactions in Orissa, with senior citizens happy at tax sops, housewives more concerned about price rise than ... Read more...

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