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Can postpone Uttar Pradesh school exams for polls: CEC
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With the Mayawati government having announced holding of high school and state board examinations between January and April next year, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Wednesday said the panel can get the examinations in Uttar Pradesh postponed if it affects the assembly poll schedule in the state.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 11:55:11 PM

Rahul favours younger leaders in Congress
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Striking an upbeat note about the prospects of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next year, party leader Rahul Gandhi has pitched for younger leadership in the organisation at various levels and stressed that the absence of leaders in the 40-50 age group was a ''big handicap''.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:37:01 PM

India will need 5,057 tonnes of uranium in 12th Plan
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India would require an estimated 5,057 tonnes of uranium during the 12th Five Year Plan period from 2012-2017, union Minister V. Narayanasamy said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:11:18 PM

Bill providing for death sentence for sabotage of pipelines passed
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Wednesday accorded to a bill that makes acts of terrorism aimed at destruction of oil and gas pipelines and probable cause of loss of life punishable with death sentence.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:34:19 PM

Karnataka chief minister sure of winning Thursday''s bypoll
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is locked in a straight fight with the Congress nominee in Thursday''s bypoll to the legislative council which he has to win to remain in the post.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:29:18 PM

Lokpal bill in parliament Thursday, Sonia says she will fight for it
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday and will be discussed during parliament''s extended session Dec 27, amid solid backing from Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and the threat of a fast by Anna Hazare.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:05:03 PM

Tough-talking Sonia says she will fight for Lokpal
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Hitting out at those behind ''a deliberate and malicious misinformation'' campaign against the Congress, party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she was ready to fight for the anti-graft Lokpal in the Lok Sabha and urged Congress MPs not to be defeatist.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:02:12 PM

Team Anna to move court against ground charges
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Anna Hazare''s India Against Corruption (IAC) group said it will move court Thursday against the Rs.3.77 lakh daily rental demanded by city authorities for allowing it to protest at MMRDA grounds from Dec 27.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:40:57 PM

Malicious misinformation that Congress is not tackling graft: Sonia
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Taking on social activist Anna Hazare and his team, Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said there was a ''deliberate and malicious misinformation'' campaign that the Congress was not tackling corruption.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:57:32 PM

Don''t be defeatist: Sonia to Congress MPs
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the Congress will do well in the assembly polls next year, party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday asked her MPs not to be defeatist as ''we have every reason to be satisfied with what we have achieved''.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:46:30 PM

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