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Navin Patnaik's Biju Janta Dal may officially join the Third Front on Monday after splitting with BJP over seat-sharing issue.

Government lawyers break ranks

Express Buzz 07.03.2009
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Defying the dictum of the Madras High Court Advocates’ Association (MHAA), the government advocates attended the proceedings in the High Court, on Thursday.


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With both the Congress and the Samajwadi Party standing their ground, the alliance appears to be on a sticky wicket in Uttar Pradesh, which is gearing up for “friendly contests” in over a dozen constituencies out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats that the...

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Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti vice-chairperson Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee on Friday lauded the United Progressive Alliance government for its handling of the issue of acquiring the “priceless” belongings of Mahatma Gandhi at an auction in New York.


Chidambaram cancels Karnataka visit

Vinay Kumar Hindu 07.03.2009
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Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has cancelled his visit to Karnataka where he was scheduled to undertake a review of the security situation on Saturday, citing communication from the State government which said the Chief Minister would not be a...

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BJP on Thursday announced names of 46 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections which included names from Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.


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Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday gave a break to claims about his above-the-fray approach and got down to a stinging attack on CPM, which he represented in the Lok Sabha for over three decades.

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Urges party to stay united and ensure Manmohan Singh is back as PM


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It was nothing less than viva-voce examinations. And the results were declared on the spot. The five-hour long meeting at BSP headquarters on Tuesday saw chief minister Mayawati reviewing preparations made by candidates in each and every parliame...

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Three months is an eternity in politics. Around last November, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was on the mat as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) turbo-charged by serial terror strikes and price rise, looked to emerge winner. Then ass...


Lok Sabha polls: Partnerships key to 5-day Test

Diwakar & Akshaya Mukul Times of India 03.03.2009
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The dance of democracy has begun. The Election Commission on Monday called the dates for the 15th Lok Sabha election, setting thestage for a month-long gruelling battle among three main contending blocs in five phases across the country.

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The Third Front — a political alternative to the United Progressive Alliance and the National Democratic Alliance — will be formally launched on March 12.


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Violence by activists of Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MRPS) continues unabated in various parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee may have pushed the Nano out of Singur but she has found her way into the hearts of the rural voter in Communist Bengal. And riding that wave of popularity she has now tied up with Congress, the party she h...


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With hundreds of party cadres lining up on either side of the road and cheering him up, chief minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi on Sunday returned home after a 34-day stay at a city hospital where he underwent a spinal cord surgery, during...

Report on clashes in a week, says Srikrishna

Deepa H Ramakrishnan Hindu 02.03.2009
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Justice B.N. Srikrishna, probing the February 19 police-lawyer clashes in the Madras High Court, said on Sunday that he will submit his report to the Supreme Court within one week.


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The state has appointed six parliamentary secretaries in the government. This unprecedented move, which comes right before parliamentary elections, is an effort to bring about regional balance which was lacking in the government till now.

'Abhaya Hastam': Sonia praises SHGs

Times Of India 28.02.2009
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Congress party president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday showered praises on self-help groups in the state for their remarkable progress in empowering women.


It's Tandon vs Dutt in Atal's Lucknow

Deepak Gidwani DNA 28.02.2009
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At last, it's not the glamorous Hema Malini but a portly 75-year-old local politician, Lalji Tandon, who will step into former PM AB Vajpayee's shoes for the Lok Sabha election in this city of nawabs.

The Left is still open to UPA

Sumanta Ray Chadhuri DNA 28.02.2009
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The chances of the Left supporting the Congress-led UPA in case of a hung parliament after the Lok Sabha elections brightened on Friday when nonagenarian CPI(M) leader and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu gave hints to the effect.



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