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UPA set to return to power New Delhi,
The Congress-led UPA
is all set to retain power at the Centre by putting up an
impressive performance in states like Andhra Pradesh and
Tamil Nadu to overwhelm the BJP-led NDA.
wins eight seats in Punjab SAD
gets four, BJP one CHANDIGARH:
The Congress party has won eight out of 13 Lok Sabha seats of
Punjab while the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has won only four.
The BJP has won one seat.
BJP, Congress wake up
to Nitish’s Bihar New Delhi, May 15
In a precursor to the turn of events after results of the general
elections are announced tomorrow, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader
Nitish Kumar - on whom the BJP is banking heavily to form the government
- made a statement in Patna today hinting at keeping options beyond the
Country gets its
mandate today Counting of votes begins at 8 am;
For instant results see www.eciresults.nic.in New Delhi, May 15
Counting of votes polled in the nearly month-long Lok Sabha elections
will begin tomorrow, even as political parties began searching for new
friends and making up with foes fearing a fractured verdict.
CAST YOUR VOTE
The powerful troika —
Amma, Behenji & Didi New Delhi, May 15
They are fondly called Amma, Behenji and Didi by their army of
supporters. And no government perhaps can be formed without the
active support of all the three -- AIADMK general secretary J
Jayalalithaa, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati and Trinamool
Congress chief Mamata Bannerjee -- or at least two of them.
For votes, nomads made
residents of Sangrur Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 15
They are not permanent residents of any locality in the state. Nor do
they have any ration card. Still they got registered as voters at
certain villages in Sangrur district. They were promised free houses,
besides cash considerations. Cars took them to various polling booths,
but their return journey was not so comfortable.
More trouble for Ruby
Dhalla Toronto, May 15
Embattled Indian Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, who is facing charges of abuse
by her two former nannies, was in more trouble when an advocacy group
working for foreign workers testified in support of the nannies.
Case Runu Ghosh gets 3-yr jail
New Delhi, May 15
A Delhi court today sentenced former bureaucrat Runu Ghosh to three
years rigorous imprisonment for amassing disproportionate assets worth
Rs 20.94 lakh during the tenure of former Union Minister Sukh Ram. The
court also ordered forfeiture of the assets.
Bindra to be produced
in court on May 17 Zirakpur, May 15
A day after being arrested by the Delhi police in two separate cases of
cheating and fraud, Dr AS Bindra, father of Olympic gold winner Abhinav
Bindra, continued to be under observation at the Government Medical
College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
Three months, three
robberies Panchkula, May 15
It took four armed young men barely 10 minutes on Friday afternoon to
rob a State Bank of India ( SBI) branch in Panchkula of Rs. 11 lakh. The
ordeal for the bank staff and customers, held hostage at gun-point, did
not last long because the gang panicked at the sound of the hooter from
an approaching police patrol vehicle.
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