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Election fever grips Agra
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) With campaigning formally ending Sunday evening, candidates in the 68 Uttar Pradesh constituencies in 13 districts of Agra, Meerut and Aligarh are going house to house to seek votes.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 5:00:34 PM

Punjab village ends up voting for wrong constituency
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 26 (IANS) Electors in a village in Punjab''s Hoshiarpur district have ended up casting their votes for the wrong constituency and its candidates in the Jan 30 assembly polls.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:10:19 PM

Congress to form own government in UP: Ramesh
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Congress is fighting the Uttar Pradesh election to form its own government and stressed that it was ''not a make-or-break'' election for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:14:02 PM

A strike call that has galvanised the Mamata government (West Bengal Newsletter)
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The general strike called by 11 central trade unions Tuesday has emerged as the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal, with the Mamata Banerjee government pulling out all stops to ensure it does not succeed while the opposition Left Front seems determined to extend it to a general shutdown.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:49:22 PM

CPI-M to launch stir for reserving jobs for Muslims
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, a leader of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Sunday.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:32:44 PM

Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander (A decade since Gujarat riots)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The story of Gujarat is more about the triumph of politics of hatred, symbolised by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, than the development indicators he talks about, says social activist and National Advisory Council member Harsh Mander, who runs an NGO that helps survivors of the 2002 carnage.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:32:32 PM

Politics of hatred has triumphed in Gujarat: Harsh Mander (A decade since Gujarat riots)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The story of Gujarat is more about the triumph of politics of hatred, symbolised by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, than the development indicators he talks about, says social activist and National Advisory Council member Harsh Mander, who runs an NGO that helps survivors of the 2002 carnage.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 12:11:12 PM

Give freedom to states in use of rural funds: Ramesh
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has made a strong pitch for flexibility in use of funds under his ministry and suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that 50 percent of his ministry''s annual allocation be given to states as flexi-funds by the end of 12th Plan.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:44:15 AM

For the sake of power, BJP lives with indiscipline (Karnataka Newsletter)
Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani had once famously warned his party against "Congressisation". By that he meant being self-serving, undisciplined and hankering for power, traits for which the Congress has been slammed for years.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:06:05 AM

Youth can bring reform: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The youth of this country can bring reforms in the system if they are aware, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said here Saturday.

Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:58:48 PM

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