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Bar Council of India chairman comes out in support of Modi


Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra on Saturday came out openly in support of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, underscoring the need for “a stable government and a strong leadership for stemming the rot” that has seeped ...

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Live webcasting at 40 UP polling stations


Live webcasting will take place at 40 sensitive polling stations across Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Saturday. A technical team under an assistant returning officer in all the districts will have district information technology officers from the National ...

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Bigger role for Priyanka Gandhi? Congress leader’s remarks spark buzz


In perhaps the strongest push yet for bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of the Congress, senior party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi has said that Rajiv Gandhi spoke to him about his daughter’s political aptitude way back in 1990. While ...

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Robert Vadra may not be seen much in Gandhi bastions in UP


Unlike in previous elections, Robert Vadra may this time maintain a low profile in Rae Bareli and Amethi, the constituencies of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. A sign of what appears to be the leadership’s tactical ...

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Rahul believes ‘absent’ PM has dented Congress chances


As Congress hunts for an antidote to the ‘Modi effect’, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s “absent” leadership is being seen as a key factor prompting voters to eye the Gujarat chief minister with favour. Five years after his policies were credited ...

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BJP fields Smriti Irani against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi


TV star-turned-BJP politician Smriti Irani will take on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi turning the contest into a high profile clash with Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas already in the fray. Irani will spice up the contest with Vishwas camping in ...

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US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns


In a sudden development, US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. “US ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US mission town hall meeting ...

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Nikelani-Ananth kumar debate abandoned after chaos


A discussion organized by Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) on Saturday for the candidates of Bangalore south Lok Sabha constituency had to be abandoned midway due to the ruckus by the Congress and BJP workers. The event was organized at ...

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