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Defeated in assembly polls they made it to parliament
Jammu, May 17 (IANS) Three of the six newly elected MPs from Jammu and Kashmir had lost the assembly polls last year.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:10:05 PM

Muslim-peasant factor, alliance arithmetic sink Left in Bengal
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Singed by Muslim anger and mauled by peasants' rage, the Left citadel in West Bengal gave way in these Lok Sabha elections, unable to withstand the determined onslaught of an opposition alliance stitched by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:09:50 PM

150 newly elected MPs have criminal records
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) As many as 150 newly elected MPs of the 15th Lok Sabha have criminal cases pending against them while nearly 300 have declared assets worth more than Rs.10 million, a study by an NGO reveals.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:04:53 PM

Most Tamil actors no show in general elections
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Not-so-popular actors D. Napoleon and J.K. Ritheesh, contesting on DMK tickets, were able to register big victories in the Lok Sabha elections while the DMDK, AISMK, LDMK and NMK, led by actors Vijaykanth, Sarath Kumar, T. Rajendherr and Karthick, respectively, suffered total defeat.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:00:46 PM

Captain's knock - Vijaykant scores 0/40 but helps Chidambaram
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who barely escaped defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, should thank the DMDK of actor Vijaykant - also known as 'Captain' after his character in Tamil film Captain Prabhakaran - which drew a blank in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry but took vital votes away from Chidambaram's main opponent.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:35:04 PM

MNS sees victory in defeat, eyes assembly
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Some may be calling it a spoilsport, but the controversial Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) of Raj Thackeray is rejoicing despite its defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and is now eyeing the assembly polls later this year.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:18:34 PM

Each Left party to review poll reverses individually
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties Sunday announced that each party will individually review the reverses suffered by them in the 2009 general elections.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:15:58 PM

Chiranjeevi, Jayaprakash Narayan among new faces in Andhra assembly
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state assembly will have 132 new faces but some of them are not unfamiliar to the people in the state.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:15:43 PM

Meena beats Bainsla, Congress' Rajasthan tally is 20
Jaipur, May 17 (IANS) The Congress has won 20 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan, as central minister Namonarain Meena defeated Gujjar leader K.S. Bainsla of the BJP from the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency after a recount Sunday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 4:56:12 PM

BJP to decide on opposition leader: RSS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sunday said it would support the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) every decision if Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani steps down.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 4:56:02 PM

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