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NPF assures support to new Manipur government

March 14, 2017

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday brushed aside reports that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will not support the new non-Congress coalition government in Manipur. The NPF supremo said that it "did not put any pre-condition" before joining the BJP-led coalition arrangement in Manipur and such reports are absolutely fal...

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Manipur CM Ibobi Singh to resign on Tuesday

March 13, 2017

IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh announced that he will tender his resignation on Tuesday evening. Governor Najma Heptulla had asked him to resign so that she could proceed with swearing in of the new Chief Minister. Ibobi Singh has been refusing to resign, pointing out that he enjoys majority support in the Assembly and there is n...

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Parrikar to be sworn in as Goa CM

March 13, 2017

Panaji: Manohar Parrikar today resigned as the Defence Minister to take over the new role as Goa Chief Minister. "I have tendered my resignation as Defence Minister. The resignation letter has been sent to the Prime Minister's Office this morning," Parrikar told PTI today. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has invited Parrikar to form the next governme...

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Himachal Governor, CM greets people on Holi

March 13, 2017

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday greeted people on Holi, the festival of colours. Devvrat said the festival has its own significance and identity. He hoped it would further strengthen the bond of brotherhood and would go a long way in promoting the unity and integrity of the country. I...

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Akhilesh concedes defeat, backs Mayawati on EVM probe demand

March 11, 2017

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday conceded defeat in the state and said the loss of his Samajwadi Party would be analysed. He also said that the alliance with the Congress will continue despite the defeat. "I accept the people's verdict. I congratulate the people for their choice," Akhilesh Yadav said at a press con...

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PM Modi congratulates Captain on Punjab polls win

March 11, 2017

New Delhi: Keeping aside the political rivalry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Congress chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh for his victory in the Punjab polls. "Spoke to @capt_amarinder & congratulated him on the win in Punjab. Also wished him a happy birthday & prayed for his long & healthy lif...

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We are disappointed with Punjab: AAP

March 11, 2017

NEW DELHI: The AAP said on Saturday it was disappointed it did not win the Punjab assembly election but added that even becoming the main opposition was an achievement. "We were hoping to form a government in Punjab," Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said. "We are disappointed with the result," he said, as vote count showed the Congress sweeping to...

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Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat loses from both seats

March 11, 2017

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday lost from both the Haridwar (Rural) and Kichcha seats, as the ruling Congress was handed a humiliating drubbing by the BJP in the hill state. Rawat lost the Haridwar (Rural) by 12,000 votes and the Kichcha seats. His defeat comes as the Congress state unit president Kishore Upadhyay c...

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UP Loss: Cong says votebank politics has defeated development

March 11, 2017

The Congress Party on Saturday attempted to downplay its dismal show in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, saying the people have kept votebank politics above development. Justifying his party's alliance with the Samajwadi Party, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the formula of association did not fail. "Akhilesh Yadav brought about development in t...

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Shivpal claims win for self

March 11, 2017

LUCKNOW: Former Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party President Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday said he will win easily in Jaswantnagar constituency. Having been sidelined by his nephew and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav was not involved in the election campaign. ...

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