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Chavan to enter Maharashtra legislature through upper house
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday opted for a soft alternative to enter the Maharashtra legislature -- through the legislative council, or upper house, instead of facing the electorate.

Friday, March 11, 2011 7:38:53 PM

Dignity, trust vital for alliance with Trinamool: Congress leader
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) Dignity and trust are vital for forging alliance with the Trinamool Congress, West Bengal's Congress president Manas Bhuniya said Friday even as seat sharing talks between the two parties for the assembly polls continued.

Friday, March 11, 2011 7:31:52 PM

Legislator lies down on Jharkhand assembly table
Ranchi, March 11 (IANS) A day after a legislator tore off his clothes in the Jharkhand assembly, another opposition legislator Friday kept up the histrionics as he stood on the officials' table in front of the speaker's podium, raised the issue of drought and famine and then lay down on the table.

Friday, March 11, 2011 6:59:20 PM

Will Vayalar Ravi's daughter contest from Kottayam?
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi's dentist daughter Lekshmy is being tipped to contest the Kottayam assembly seat that her mother had won in 2001.

Friday, March 11, 2011 6:25:09 PM

'Rice politics' becomes major poll issue in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) The Kerala government's announcement of a scheme to sell rice at Rs.2 a kg to all ration card holders, which was later blocked by the election commission, has become a major poll campaign issue in the state.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:36:51 PM

West Bengal to have web-based maps of polling booths
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The Election Commission will install web-based geographic information system (GIS) in West Bengal's polling booths to help the state chief electoral officer track them on his website.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:30:26 PM

Telangana march violence was pre-planned: Chief minister
Hyderabad, March 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday said the violence during the Telangana 'million march' in Hyderabad a day earlier was pre-planned, and admitted police lapses in dealing with the situation.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:20:29 PM

PDP to hold first major public meet in Jammu
Jammu, March 11 (IANS) In what is seen as a major development, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is all set to hold Sunday its first major public meeting in Jammu in four years.

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:52:20 PM

CBI questions Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife in 2G scam
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and his second wife Dayalu Ammal were Friday questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2G scam.

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:14:35 PM

Tibetans committed to struggle: PM of government-in-exile
Dharamsala, March 11 (IANS) The Dalai Lama may have declared his intension to step down from politics but Tibetans remain committed to the struggle for their homeland, says Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:04:52 PM

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