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BJP to consult allies on demand for special session of parliament


September 19th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Demanding a rollback of the UPA's recent economic decisions, the BJP Wednesday said it was considering the demand for a special session of parliament over ... Read more...

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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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UPA a total failure: BJP


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday termed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) a "total failure", and compared it with the party-led National Democratic Alliance which "functioned ... Read more...

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L’Oreal to set up Rs.400 crore plant in Himachal


July 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has shown keen interest in setting up a facility in Himachal Pradesh, the first in north India, state Industries Minister Kishan ... Read more...

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I will win: Sangma (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Gadkari slams UPA government for rampant inflation


July 8th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government for the price rise, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday said that ... Read more...

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BJP backs Sangma for presidential election (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced its support to former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the presidential election.The BJP said it would ... Read more...

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‘Parliament fractious, state issues pervasive’ (May 13 is 60th anniversary of Indian parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Has the quality of debates in parliament declined over the decades and is politics no longer a mission to serve the people? Are MPs ... Read more...

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Why didn’t Advani bring back black money, asks Sonia


February 25th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Questioning Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani's credentials as an anti-corruption crusader, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Saturday asked why he had taken no steps to ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh - a political acrobat


December 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.This farmer-turned former ... Read more...

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Haryana keen to develop hydropower with Himachal


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Haryana is keen to forge mutual cooperation with Himachal Pradesh in hydropower and tourism sectors, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa: Tamil Nadu’s iron woman is chief minister once more


May 13th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Jayaram Jayalalithaa, set to be Tamil Nadu's chief minister for a third time, began life as a small-time movie actress before becoming one of India's most ... Read more...

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Centre will inquire into allegation that Ananth Kumar leaked cabinet secrets: Narayanasamy


December 27th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy on Monday said the Central Government will inquire into the allegation that cabinet secrets were leaked by Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Excise duty exemption for Himachal industry extended


December 25th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to extend excise duty exemption for all industrial units set up in the state before March 31 this year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister ... Read more...

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BJP holds rally against Abdullah’s remarks


October 7th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 7 (IANS) Around 30 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were injured Thursday in a cane charge by police when they were holding a protest march here against Chief Minister ... Read more...

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BJP leaders to ask PM for further excise waiver for hill states


June 14th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including party president Nitin Gadkari and parliamentary party chairman L.K. Advani will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ... Read more...

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PM speaks to Sushma on n-bill, BJP says redraft it


May 4th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj said Tuesday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had spoken to her on the nuclear safety bill and indicated ... Read more...

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After Uma, Govindacharya quits his organisation


April 4th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) Close on the heels of Uma Bharti's resignation from the president's post of her party, Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJS), her mentor and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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A new Manmohan Singh takes a bow (Comment)


March 6th, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The man who seemed incapable of raising his voice has changed. The soft-spoken Manmohan Singh is no longer as mild-mannered as before. Behind the amiable exterior, a hint of ... Read more...

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George Fernandes in hospital with neurological problem (Lead)


January 9th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Veteran politician George Fernandes was Saturday being treated for s neurological problem at a private hospital here. He was admitted to the hospital Friday forenoon, the hospital ... Read more...

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South Block alone cannot frame foreign policy: Omar


December 14th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said South Block, which houses the external affairs ministry, alone cannot frame India's foreign policy in the present-day world. "Gone ... Read more...

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BJP demands statement from PM on Babri demolition


November 26th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the central government's role on the day the Babri mosque was razed ... Read more...

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Rajnath takes on Sonia over stable government in Jharkhand


November 21st, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 21 (IANS) Campaigning for the imminent assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Saturday took on Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the issue of providing stable government ... Read more...

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BSP big winner in Uttar Pradesh, SP routed (Roundup)


November 10th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday emerged as the clear winner in by-elections to 11 assembly constituencies while its sworn political adversary Samajwadi ... Read more...

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BJP workers celebrate Advani’s 83rd birthday


November 8th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 8 (ANI): BJP workers and supporters wished senior leader Lal Krishna Advani on his 83rd birthday with bouquets, gifts and sweets.Born on November 8, 1927 in Karachi, Advani has ... Read more...

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Tracking Jammu and Kashmir’s rail history


October 28th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 28 (IANS) When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday flagged off a train bedecked with flowers on the 18-km stretch between Qazigund and Anantnag in the Kashmir Valley, he actualised ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal gets back job in father’s government


August 10th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Having remained out of power for about 40 days, Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was Monday sworn in as deputy chief minister in the Punjab government ... Read more...

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SIMI activist remanded to police custody in Himachal


July 31st, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh court Friday sent an activist of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) to 12 days of police custody, officials said. Mohd Akil Kureshi ... Read more...

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What about war crimes? - Kargil hero’s family to government


July 26th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) A decade ago Captain Saurabh Kalia and five of his men were captured by insurgents in the icy hills of Kargil and tortured for days before their mutilated ... Read more...

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Advani asks party leaders to avoid fascination for being in news


July 6th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishan Advani on Monday expressed concern at the party leaders developing a habit of becoming news for the sake of ... Read more...

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Himachal to get piped gas by next year: Dhumal


June 4th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will be connected to the gas pipeline by next year, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Thursday. "The industrial hub of the state, the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh area, ... Read more...

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Karia Munda, a tribal’s journey from farmer to Deputy Speaker (Profile)


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 2 (IANS) Karia Munda, 72, named Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has come a long way from being a farmer. The calm-looking ... Read more...

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BJP picks tribal leader for deputy speaker’s post


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday decided to nominate senior tribal leader from Jharkhand, Karia Munda, for the post of deputy speaker in the Lok Sabha, ... Read more...

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‘Khamosh’, Shatrughan Sinha tells Shekhar Suman after poll win


May 18th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) "Khamosh!" is what Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha has to say to actor Shekhar Suman after defeating him from Bihar's Patna Saheb parliamentary constituency.Sinha, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand temporary teachers to field poll candidates


March 24th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 24 (IANS) Unhappy with their payscales and working conditions, temporary teachers in Jharkhand have decided to either field their own candidates for the elections or support those who will fulfil ... Read more...

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