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  • Choppy Sensex ends flat on low reform hopes; oil & gas down Mar 07, 2012 03:52 PM IST

    Choppy Sensex ends flat on low reform hopes; oil & gas down

    It was highly volatile session for the BSE Sensex on Wednesday, which traded in a negative terrain for major part of session.

  • UP Polls: Amar congratulates SP leader for sweeping UP Polls Mar 07, 2012 03:42 PM IST

    UP Polls: Amar congratulates SP leader for sweeping UP Polls

    Congratulating Mulayam Singh Yadav for sweeping UP assembly polls, his former confidant Amar Singh today said the electorate preferred SP's "immediate" relief like unemployment allowance than his long term plan to divide the state into smaller units for speedy development.

  • Elections 2012: Sonia Gandhi defends Congress after poll flop Mar 07, 2012 02:56 PM IST

    Elections 2012: Sonia Gandhi defends Congress after poll flop

    Under siege after its trouncing in the assembly elections, Congress party brought leader Sonia Gandhi out for a rare news conference on Wednesday to stamp out a growing sense of crisis.

  • Elections 2012: BJP begins efforts to form new govt in Uttarakhand Mar 07, 2012 02:02 PM IST

    Elections 2012: BJP begins efforts to form new govt in Uttarakhand

    Despite falling short of majority, ruling BJP in Uttarakhand today began efforts to form the government with its senior leaders trying to establish contact with Independent MLAs and the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD).

  • Union Budget 2012: Populism may trump reforms in India Mar 07, 2012 01:56 PM IST

    Union Budget 2012: Populism may trump reforms in India

    The Congress party's drubbing in Assembly elections proved beyond doubt that its populist politics failed to resonate with voters.

  • UP Polls: Majority of Muslim votes went to SP: Mayawati Mar 07, 2012 01:46 PM IST

    UP Polls: Majority of Muslim votes went to SP: Mayawati

    Accusing Congress and BJP of raising the minority sub-quota issue mid-way during the UP polls for their political gains, BSP supremo Mayawati today said this helped in large-scale transfer of Muslim votes to Samajwadi Party.

  • Elections 2012: Samajwadi Party workers want Akhilesh Yadav as CM Mar 07, 2012 01:42 PM IST

    Elections 2012: Samajwadi Party workers want Akhilesh Yadav as CM

    A number of Samajwadi Party Parliamentary Board members today pitched for state president Akhilesh Yadav as the Chief Minister.

  • Oil companies down on fuel price hike delay fears Mar 07, 2012 12:52 PM IST

    Oil companies down on fuel price hike delay fears

    Shares in oil marketing companies -- HPCL, BPCL, IOC -- fell on fears the much anticipated fuel price hike would get delayed, two dealers said.

  • Elections 2012: Sonia meets Cong gen secys to discuss poll results Mar 07, 2012 12:02 PM IST

    Elections 2012: Sonia meets Cong gen secys to discuss poll results

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi today held a meeting of party general secretaries and office bearers to discuss the outcome of the Assembly elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, and the reasons behind it.

  • Elections 2012: Mayawati tenders resignation Mar 07, 2012 11:32 AM IST

    Elections 2012: Mayawati tenders resignation

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today tendered her resignation to Governor B L Joshi after facing a rout in the assembly elections.

  • Rupee likely to extend its recent losses: N Subramanian Mar 07, 2012 08:20 AM IST

    Rupee likely to extend its recent losses: N Subramanian

    The rupee is likely to extend its recent losses after a poor show by the Congress in state elections, says N Subramanian, Pinnacle Forex.

  • Sugar stocks get sweeter; ADAG pack take beating: Udayan Mar 06, 2012 09:27 PM IST

    Sugar stocks get sweeter; ADAG pack take beating: Udayan

    It was a topsy-turvy session as the Samajwadi Party swept the UP assembly with a thumping majority, says CNBC-TV18's managing editor Udayan Mukherjee.

  • Ramdev sees poll results as people's verdict against graft Mar 06, 2012 08:50 PM IST

    Ramdev sees poll results as people's verdict against graft

    Yoga guru Ramdev today sought to claim victory in Congress' poor show in the Assembly elections, and announced another round of anti-government protest during the monsoon session of Parliament.

  • Poll results a dampener to Congress Mar 06, 2012 08:02 PM IST

    Poll results a dampener to Congress

    The outcome of Assembly elections in five states today came as a dampener to Congress as it did poorly in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, lost Goa, retained Manipur and emerged the single largest party in Uttarakhand, where it could grab power.

  • Budget 2012: Experts discuss impact on reforms post poll results Mar 06, 2012 08:01 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Experts discuss impact on reforms post poll results

    Congress' worst nightmare has come true, with just one victory in the five states that went to the polls. Experts discuss the implications of the election results on reforms.

  • Congress emerges as single largest party in Uttarakhand Mar 06, 2012 07:48 PM IST

    Congress emerges as single largest party in Uttarakhand

    Congress today has emerged as the single largest party in Uttarakhand, enjoying an edge against ruling BJP in a nailbiting finish for half way mark in the elections to the 70-member assembly.

  • Congress sweeps Manipur by thumping majority Mar 06, 2012 07:42 PM IST

    Congress sweeps Manipur by thumping majority

    In perhaps the only solace to the Congress government in the state Assembly elections 2012, the Manipur electorate gave a thumping majority to the party, helping it win 42 seats out of 60.

  • Rahul accepts blame for Congress' poor show Mar 06, 2012 05:43 PM IST

    Rahul accepts blame for Congress' poor show

    Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has conceded defeat in Uttar Pradesh and has taken the responsibility for the poor show of the party.

  • Union Budget 2012: Nifty to be volatile till the Budget, say experts Mar 06, 2012 04:14 PM IST

    Union Budget 2012: Nifty to be volatile till the Budget, say experts

    The next big trigger for the market now is the Union Budget 2012. Experts believe that the market will be volatile till the Budget.

  • UP Polls: SP set to reach majority, celebrates victory Mar 06, 2012 03:29 PM IST

    UP Polls: SP set to reach majority, celebrates victory

    The Samajwadi Party has crossed the half-way mark in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections and looks all set to form the next government in the state. While the party has already won 31 seats, it is leading in 183 other seats, taking the total number to 214 as per the tally at around 2.40 pm.

  • Elections 2012: Samajwadi Party leading in Allahabad Mar 06, 2012 03:12 PM IST

    Elections 2012: Samajwadi Party leading in Allahabad

    The Samajwadi Party appears poised to sweep this district, home to the highest number of Assembly segments across Uttar Pradesh.

  • UP Polls: SP set to reach majority, celebrates victory Mar 06, 2012 02:44 PM IST

    UP Polls: SP set to reach majority, celebrates victory

    The Samajwadi Party has crossed the half-way mark in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections and looks all set to form the next government in the state. While the party has already won 31 seats, it is leading in 183 other seats, taking the total number to 214 as per the tally at around 2.40 pm.

  • Goa Elections 2012: BJP all set to oust Congress from power Mar 06, 2012 02:18 PM IST

    Goa Elections 2012: BJP all set to oust Congress from power

    The BJP seems set to form the government in Goa, winning 13 seats and leading in 7 others. Goa BJP leader Manohar Parrikar declared jubilantly that he would most likely be the next chief minister of the state.

  • Uttarakhand: Cliff-hanger as BJP, Cong equally placed Mar 06, 2012 02:15 PM IST

    Uttarakhand: Cliff-hanger as BJP, Cong equally placed

    The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were running neck-and-neck as results poured in for the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly. The trends show, it's the BSP and Independents who would hold the key in the formation of the government.

  • Manipur: Congress on a hat-trick, set to retain power Mar 06, 2012 02:12 PM IST

    Manipur: Congress on a hat-trick, set to retain power

    A clear lead for the Congress in Manipur. Congress is likely to return to power with Chief Minister Ibobi Singh on way to a hat-trick. The ruling party appears set to retain power in Manipur by bagging 17 seats and leading in 13 others in the 60-member Assembly as per the trends available for 43 seats.

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