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Congress gets lead in 50 more segments
CHANDIGARH, MAY 14.With less than a year to go for elections to the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the main opposition Congress has greatly improved its position getting a lead in 70 of the segments -- 50 more than the seats won by the party in the ...
Jai Prakash polled highest votes in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, MAY 14. The former Union Minister, Jai Prakash (Congress), who won the election to the Lok Sabha from Hissar constituency, polled the maximum percentage of votes among his own party candidates in Haryana. He secured 52.89 per cent of ...
A date with Venus on June 8
CHANDIGARH, MAY 14. A rare planetary alignment showing the transit of Venus across the disc of the Sun would occur on June 8 and India would be an ideal location to observe the entire sequence of the transit. A spokesman of the Haryana State ...
SHIMLA, MAY 14.The Congress is jubilant over its 3-1 win over the Bharatiya Janata Party in the State. The vote percentage has also gone up to 52 per cent from 41 per cent during last year's Vidhan Sabha elections. Being no different from the ...
Uma magic holds in M.P.
BHOPAL, MAY 14. The Bharatiya Janata Party has bagged 25 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, while the Congress has won four. The president of the BJP's State unit, Kailash Joshi, has registered the biggest victory margin. He ...
BJP garners more votes in urban areas
PONDICHERRY, MAY 14. Most of the political parties' functionaries in Pondicherry are of the opinion that the May 10 Lok Sabha poll verdict in the Union Territory indicates that there was a virtual anti-PMK mood among the urban-based voters when ...
Independents forfeit deposit in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, MAY 14.Five party sponsored candidates and all the 14 Independents, who contested the May 10 Lok Sabha poll in Pondicherry, forfeited their deposit as they failed to get one sixth of the total valid votes polled. There were in all 21 ...
`Promote integration through exchange of literature'
PONDICHERRY, MAY 14. ThePondicherry Lt Governor, N.N. Jha, has called for exchange of literature between the south and north to establish linguistic and national integration. Inaugurating a three-day annual Kamban Festival conducted by the ...
Pondy selected centre for All-India Civil Services exam
PONDICHERRY, MAY 14. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has included Pondicherry as one of the Centres to conduct the All India Civil Service (Preliminary) examination on May 16. The examination will be held both on the forenoon and ...
Five held for staging demonstration against Sonia
PONDICHERRY, MAY 14. Five volunteers of the Pondicherry based Desa Bakthhi peravai (forum for Patriotism), who staged a demonstration near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the beach road here to protest against the AICC president, Sonia Gandhi, ...
Anti-incumbency, dissidence and BSP hit Congress
CHANDIGARH, MAY 14. A day after holding internal dissidence in the party responsible for the Congress' dismal performance in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in Punjab, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, today set up a ministerial committee to ...
Development is my only agenda: Vasundhara
JAIPUR, MAY 14.The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, today expressed cautious optimism that the new Government at the Centre would not discriminate against the State even when it is ruled by a different political party. "When the welfare ...
U.S. varsity to honour folklorist
JAIPUR, MAY 14.The University of Columbia, U.S., will organise an international conference in New York on May 20 to honour the intellectual contributions of noted folklorist and pioneering cultural researcher of Rajasthan, Komal Kothari, who died ...
Post-poll ripple: BJP expels two
CHANDIGARH, MAY 14. Stung by the surprise defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat from Chandigarh, Satya Pal Jain, the local BJP leadership has not only expelled a former president of the party's State unit, ...
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