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  • Hamid Ansari and Manmohan Singh
    Jul 15, 2012 00:21 IST

    Ansari gets UPA nod, set to return as VP

    M Hamid Ansari is all set to become the second Indian — after Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — for a second term in the vice president's office. HT reports. The scholar diplomat | Ready for a repeat act

  • anti-government slogans
    Jul 15, 2012 00:34 IST

    VP poll: NDA meet on July 16

    With UPA declaring Hamid Ansari as its vice-presidential poll candidate, BJP on Saturday decided to go for a contest but maintained it will finalise its nominee after consulting NDA allies. The BJP core group met here on Saturday evening after UPA's announcement.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jul 15, 2012 14:37 IST

    Pranab meets NC-Congress and PDP members to drum up support

    UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee today met members of the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition and opposition PDP to drum up support for his bid to enter the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan
    Jul 16, 2012 19:18 IST

    Not just a figurehead: why a President is important

    The Prime Minister and his cabinet wield all executive powers at the centre in India, unlike Presidential systems like that in the US. But the election of India's 14th President on July 19 is not just a token process to select a figurehead.

  • Party position in Presidential race
    Jul 16, 2012 19:34 IST

    How the Presidential elections work

    Here is a look at how the election to the highest office in the country works. Votes of MLAs from different states

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Jul 17, 2012 16:50 IST

    Mamata gets off her high horse, will back Pranab

    Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday made a dramatic turnaround, announcing that her party would support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential polls - albeit with "a heavy heart". Saubhadra Chatterji reports. Taming of the maverick

  • PA Sangma
    Jul 18, 2012 19:10 IST

    Sangma thanks Jayalalithaa for support, winds up campaign

    Presidential candidate purno Sangma met Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday.

  • Party position in Presidential race
    Jul 18, 2012 21:10 IST

    Prez race: Stage all set for Pranab, Sangma face off

    India will elect a new president tomorrow in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed PA Sangma.

  • Pranab Mukherjee and PA Sangma
    Jul 18, 2012 23:32 IST

    Presidential poll today, it's advantage UPA

    As the voting to elect the next President takes place on Thursday, the Congress-led UPA has established a clear edge over the opposition not only in terms of electoral arithmetic, but also by some apt political management. HT reports. All set for Prez poll

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav
    Jul 19, 2012 08:48 IST

    Prez poll: Mulayam almost voted for Sangma

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yaday, who had pledged his support to UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, today almost voted for opposition candidate PA Sangma but realised his mistake and rectified it. All set for Prez poll | Prez poll: Advantage UPA

  • Members of Parliament
    Jul 19, 2012 21:09 IST

    Prez polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi by today

    With the voting in the presidential poll over on Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road to reach the Parliament House by today evening ahead of counting on Sunday.

  • Party position in Presidential race
    Jul 19, 2012 21:35 IST

    At least 72% turnout in Presidential poll

    At least 72% of MPs and MLAs across the country today voted to elect a new President in a race in which UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee is set to win with a huge margin over PA Sangma who is backed by some opposition parties.

  • Party position in Presidential race
    Jul 20, 2012 00:04 IST

    Prez poll: 72% turnout, all eyes on victory margin

    As polling to elect the 14th President saw high turnout across the country along expected lines, all eyes are now on the victory margin of the UPA's candidate Pranab Mukherjee over his competitor PA Sangma.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav
    Jul 20, 2012 14:48 IST

    EC rejects Mulayam's vote in Prez poll

    The Election Commission today rejected Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's vote in the Presidential poll and directed the Returning Officer not to count it as the secrecy of the ballot had been violated.

  • President poll ballot box
    Jul 22, 2012 02:17 IST

    President poll ballot boxes travel executive class

    With UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee virtually set to become the 14th President of India, the drama surrounding his candidature and his winnability took many twists and turns.