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Parties take hawala route to fund polls

Huge amounts of black money are being pumped into the constituencies headed for bypolls through hawala.

Sources say that at least Rs15 to Rs20 crore has been channelled by a political party to consti

P. Chidambaram faces trial in LS election case

The Madurai Bench of Madras high court on Thursday rejected Home Minister P. Chidambaram's plea to remove a petition filed by AIADMK leader R.S.

Chidambaram should quit; his continuance a blot on democracy: Jaya


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday demanded the resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram or his removal in the wake of the Madras High Court rejecting his plea over an election p

Madras HC has struck down allegations in petition: Chidambaram's lawyer


Home Minister P. Chidambaram's lawyer on Thursday said the Madras High Court has struck down the allegations against the returning officer, other government servants and bank officials and alleged 'co

Chidambaram refuses to quit, says Madras HC order is not setback

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday dismissed the possibility of a resignation after the Madras High Court ruled that he must 'face trial' in the 2009 Lok Soabha elections case.

Greek election campaign heats up


Greece's election campaign warmed up on Thursday as the conservatives released a new alarmist campaign ad and police sought a neo-Nazi MP over an assault of two female lawmakers live on TV.

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Petrol to be cheaper by Rs1.19 per litre in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government late on Wednesday decided to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) by 2 per cent on petrol, bringing its price down by Rs1.19 per litre, a move which has been approved by the Election

We can fight and win on our own, Trinamool tells Congress

In a strong message to ally Congress after winning elections to four of six civic bodies, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said the victory was a strong indicator of its might in the

Speaker miffed on frequent by-polls in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar has expressed serious displeasure over the frequent by-elections forced by resignation of sitting legislators.

"The state has witnessed 65 by-election

Polling gets underway for by-election in Kerala

Voting for the assembly by-election from Neyyattinkara segment near Thiruvananthapuram got underway on Saturday morning on a brisk note. Candidates of the ruling Congress-led UDF, CPI(M)-led LDF and B

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