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President dissolves 14th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday dissolved the 14th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the outgoing cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Monday, May 18, 2009 2:37:59 PM

Independent MP from Ladakh joins UPA
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir joined the National Conference Monday bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly elected Lok Sabha.

Monday, May 18, 2009 2:00:40 PM

No question of Karat resigning: CPI-M
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday stated there was no question of its general secretary Prakash Karat resigning from his post over the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

Monday, May 18, 2009 1:57:08 PM

Uttar Pradesh keeps tradition of electing just one independent
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha election results in Uttar Pradesh may have come as a surprise to various political parties but the state has kept up its tradition of not favouring independents, with only one such candidate elected to parliament, as in previous polls.

Monday, May 18, 2009 1:55:26 PM

Maharashtra Congress hopes for more ministerial berths
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Buoyed by an unexpected poll bounty, the Maharashtra unit of the Congress is hoping for half-a-dozen ministerial berths for its MPs in New Delhi, say party leaders.

Monday, May 18, 2009 1:34:36 PM

Independent MP from Ladakh joins UPA
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir Monday joined the National Conference bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly elected Lok Sabha.

Monday, May 18, 2009 1:27:16 PM

Karunanidhi to meet Sonia Gandhi Tuesday
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday to discuss the formation of the new council of ministers at the centre and secure cabinet berths for his party MPs.

Monday, May 18, 2009 12:54:08 PM

JD-S offers support to UPA, wants 'development in Karnataka'
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy Monday offered his party's support to the Congress-led government at the centre but wanted assurance of development in his state Karnataka. His party had fought against the Congress in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

Monday, May 18, 2009 12:34:25 PM

SDF wave hits Sikkim, majority of opponents lose deposits
Gangtok, May 18 (IANS) With Chief Minister Pawan Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) sweeping the elections, over 64 percent of assembly poll nominees and 70 percent of the candidates for the state's lone Lok Sabha seat have lost their deposits.

Monday, May 18, 2009 12:21:03 PM

Unconditional support to government: Lalu
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Outgoing Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Monday said that his party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), would extend unconditional support to the new United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Monday, May 18, 2009 12:19:17 PM

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