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National Conference concedes Ladakh seat to Congress
Srinagar, April 8 (IANS) The stalemate between Jammu and Kashmir's ruling partners over the candidate for the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat has ended. The Congress will field its candidate with support from the National Conference in the cold desert region of the state.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:49:06 PM

Chennai advocate urges poll panel to disqualify TDP candidates
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) S. Subramaniam Balaji, a city-based advocate, has accused the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of bribing people to vote for it and urged the Election Commission to disqualify the party's candidates for the Lok Sabha and Andhra Pradesh assembly polls.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:35:15 PM

Amar Singh does U-turn, won't quit Samajwadi Party
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) Hours after he publicly threatened to quit the Samajwadi Party owing to his ego clash with senior party leader Azam Khan, Amar Singh took a U-turn, claiming he had been misunderstood.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:28:59 PM

Maoists threaten to chop hands of voters in Bihar
Patna, April 8 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas have put up handwritten posters in Bihar's Gaya district threatening villagers that their hands would be chopped if they vote in the general election.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:28:49 PM

Mayawati accuses Election Commission of bias
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday accused the Election Commission of being biased in favour of the state's opposition parties.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:23:27 PM

No room for Korean coaches, setback for Indian archery
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) The Indian archery team has done well in the first stage of the ongoing World Cup competition, but its preparations for the next two stages has been affected because the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has refused accommodation to two coaches from South Korea who are here to oversee the selection trials.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:12:30 PM

Slogan war erupts in Bengal as election fever soars
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Some are saucy, some cheesy and some spirited. Slogans galore are being churned out by political parties in West Bengal in the hope of catching the voter's imagination ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:05:47 PM

Madras HC decides case sans parties; apex court frowns
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court has caught the Madras High Court deciding a civil dispute in the absence of both the feuding parties - in fact neither side knew that the case was being resolved on a particular day!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:01:55 PM

Polls bring Shekhar Suman home, and his mother is thrilled
Patna, April 8 (IANS) He left 26 years ago and got so busy pursuing a career in showbiz that he scarcely looked back. But Shekhar Suman is coming home for a long stretch to campaign as the Congress candidate from Patna Sahib and his mother can't stop smiling.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:57:03 AM

Poll code violation charges against Uttar Pradesh minister
Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh minister, who is also a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate for the Lok Sabha elections, faces poll code violation charges after he allegedly addressed a late night public gathering using loudspeakers.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 11:44:54 AM

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