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POLL RESULTS FLASH: Congress storms to power in Uttaranchal, gets absolute majority in Punjab.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh has won from Haidergarh constituency in Barabanki district.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal defeated his nearest rival, his cousin Mahesh Inder Singh an independent candidate by 23,929 votes from Lambi constituency.

Jyotiraditya Scindia of Congress won the Guna parliamentary seat defeating his nearest BJP rival by a margin of over a four and a half lakh votes.

Uttaranchal Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari won Kapkot seat defeating Congress candidate Chamu Singh Ghasial.

Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda has won the Kanakapura Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka.

Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Jagjit Singh (INC), retained Kartarpur (SC) seat defeating Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal (SAD) by over 3400 votes.     Details...

Sena gives a month's time, threatens to pull out Ministers
MUMBAI, FEB. 23. The Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray, has warned that Ministers belonging to his party in the Union Cabinet would quit if the National Democratic Alliance Government did not reconsider in a month its decision to change labour laws ...
Attack on workers' rights: Left parties
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. The Left parties today strongly condemned the Centre's decision to amend the Industrial Disputes Act and Labour Laws permitting lay-off, retrenchment and closure of industrial units and saw it as an attack on workers' ...
`Govt. committed to workers' security'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. Within 24 hours of the Union Cabinet agreeing to changes in ``lay-off'' rules in the private sector, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, suggested his Government's commitment to ``social security for workers'' remains ...
PM confers with colleagues on U.P.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. With barely a day left for the results of the elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly made known, the BJP leaders put their heads together on how best to cope with the task of government formation, given the strong possibility ...
Counting today
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. Counting of ballots for Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttaranchal and Manipur will be taken up tomorrow amidst tight security. The process will begin at 8 a.m. and all results are expected to be out by night. ...
Vikas Yadav, cousin held
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. The sensational Nitish Katara kidnapping-cum-murder mystery case which had the Delhi police on their toes all of this past week came to an abrupt end today with the arrest of the prime suspects, Vikas Yadav and his cousin ...
Sushma visit to Pak. a signal?
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. In a significant move, the Government has decided to send the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Sushma Swaraj, to Islamabad to participate in a SAARC ministerial conference. Official sources said Ms. Swaraj would ...
Id celebrated
New Delhi, Feb. 23 (PTI): Eid-Ul-Zuha, symbolising the spirit of sacrifice, was celebrated today in various parts of the country with religious piety and traditional fervour. In the capital, the main prayer was held at the ...
`Foreign troops not in J&K'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 23. The Defence Ministry today rejected a British media report about the presence of American and British troops in Jammu and Kashmir. ``India will not allow foreign troops in Jammu and Kashmir. The report is incorrect and ...
Forex reserves cross $50 b.
MUMBAI, FEB. 23. The country's forex reserves crossed the $50 billion mark and stood at $50,208 million as on February 15, mainly due to a surge in foreign currency assets. The RBI's weekly statistical report showed that foreign currency assets ...

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