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Sonia says Manmohan will be Prime Minister; L.K. Advani offers to quit as leader
Advani firm on quitting
NEW DELHI: BJP leader L.K. Advani on Saturday evening offered to resign as Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok Sabha. However, general secretary Arun Jaitley later told reporters that members of the board tried to persuade him not ...
Congress retains power in A.P.
UPA wins 33 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats
DMK front wins 28 seats
CHENNAI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-Congress combine won 28 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the Lok Sabha election. While the DMK captured 18 seats, its allies, the Congress and the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, won nine seats ...
BJD landslide in Orissa
BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Janata Dal, headed by Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, registered a landslide victory in the Assembly elections. The party secured a majority in the 147-member House, bagging over 100 seats. It contested 129 ...
Left is out but UPA foreign policy may not swing right
The world is not what it was when Left parties withdrew support
Congress shocks BJP in Rajasthan
JAIPUR: In a dramatic reversal of fortunes in Rajasthan, the Congress grabbed 19 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats, leaving just four — exactly the number it won in the 2004 elections — to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Of the ...
Dramatic turnaround for Congress in U.P.
Samajwadi Party bags 23 seats, which is a decline from the 35 it won in 2004
A major setback for Left, says CPI(M)
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Karat should quit, says Somnath
NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has suggested that Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat should consider resignation “if he has a conscience” as the party had received the worst drubbing ...
The Manmohan Singh impact
Congress has bucked anti-incumbency because Dr. Singh has reinforced its reputation as a party of responsible governance
Disbelief in Congress over its stunning performance
Dr. Singh wants all secular parties to help provide a stable government
The coming of age of Rahul
NEW DELHI: Barely did the Congress touch the 200-seat mark in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, when the first noises began. Jyotiraditya Scindia, who won from Guna in Madhya Pradesh, went live on television asking for Rahul Gandhi to be made ...
NC-Congress makes clean sweep in J&K
“It is the happiest day of my life,” says Farooq
MNS gives Congress-NCP a sweep
MUMBAI: The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine has swept the Lok Sabha polls in Mumbai, thanks apparently to a massive division in the Marathi votes by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The NCP opened its account in ...
New Election Commission website develops snags
New Delhi: The Election Commission’s new website, created to provide the Lok Sabha election trends and results, developed snags in the morning and evening on Saturday. The server crashed for over two hours in the evening and ...
Hayden does it again for Super Kings
Mumbai Indians’ chances of a semifinal berth appear slimmer after this loss
Kings XI will have to perform or perish
Yuvraj Singh’s side has to win to remain in contention for a semifinal slot
Rohit’s heroics takes Chargers through
Johannesburg: Deccan Chargers piled on the misery for Kolkata Knight Riders with a thrilling six-wicket win at the Wanderers on Saturday. Chasing Kolkata’s 160 for five, Deccan began its last over requiring 21 for a win. Three ...
Nanmangalam forest home to rare territorial orchids: study
CHENNAI: The 320-hectare Nanmangalam Reserved Forest, located about 10 km from Velachery, is home to some of the rare territorial orchids, according to a recent study. The State Forest Department has entrusted the work of data collection ...
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