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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Seven UP rivers in spate


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda river in Palia ... Read more...

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Women Maoist cadres surrender in Bengal


July 30th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Weeks after Maoist top gun Bikram alias Arnab Dam was arrested, two female members of his squad Monday surrendered with their arms at the West Bengal ... Read more...

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Maoist strategist held in Bengal (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bikram alias Arnab Dam, a state committee member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), considered its top strategist after the late Koteshwar Rao alias ... Read more...

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Gujarat riots spurred Jundal’s radicalisation: Investigators


July 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat had spurred Abu Jundal, one of the handlers of the 26/11 attackers, to join the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror ... Read more...

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Absurd to suggest Narasimha Rao was indifferent to Babri razing: Naresh Chandra


July 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) It's "absurd and laughable" to suggest that P.V. Narsimha Rao was indifferent to the Dec 6, 1992 demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid and sequestered ... Read more...

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Modi meets Advani, Vajpayee


June 1st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) With divisions evident among the top ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi met senior party leader L. K. Advani ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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Two 1993 Jaipur blast accused jailed


April 24th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 24 (IANS) A designated TADA court here Tuesday convicted two men, Jalees Ansari and Abrar Rehmat Ansari, for a 1993 terror attack in Jaipur and jailed them for ... Read more...

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Hi-tech gang of ATM robbers busted


March 29th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police Wednesday busted an inter-state gang of robbers who used to swindle money by swiping ATM cards ... Read more...

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Mulayam says no to joining UPA government (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Scotching speculations, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday categorically dismissed reports that his party was going to join the United Progressive Alliance government ... Read more...

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Campaigning over, UP politicians unwind


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) A day after campaigning ended in Uttar Pradesh, politicians relaxed in their own ways. Mulayam Singh Yadav hit the treadmill, Kalraj Mishra slept till late while ... Read more...

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When we stood with pickaxes in Vadodara (10 years of Gujarat riots)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ten years ago, a madness, a maelstrom of sorts hit Gujarat. Hundreds died in its wake. Innocent lives lost, sacrificed on the altar of man's cruelty to man. I was there ... Read more...

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Temple not on people’s agenda in Ayodhya


February 9th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya, Feb 9 (IANS) The Ram temple was clearly not on the agenda of those who voted in this Hindu pilgrim town in the first phase of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Polling picks up pace in UP, 42 percent turnout till 3 p.m. (Fourth Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Election day in Uttar Pradesh started off cold and damp with people huddled indoors but the scene changed as it grew warmer and long queues ... Read more...

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Cold keeps voters indoors in UP (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Voting proceeded sluggishly in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday with the rain and cold keeping people away from polling booths in the state, where the first phase ... Read more...

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UP elections kick off


February 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Thousands queued up outside polling booths in Uttar Pradesh as the first of the seven-phase elections to choose a new assembly began Wednesday morning.Polling began at ... Read more...

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Slow start to UP elections (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh elections got off to a slow start Wednesday with people reluctant to move out early morning due to the cold and incessant ... Read more...

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Elections 2012: UP poll battle begins Wednesday


February 6th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The high-decibel battle for the ballot in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically crucial state, starts Wednesday, when 55 assembly constituencies go ... Read more...

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Advani kicks off BJP’s UP poll campaign with Ram temple


February 5th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 4 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani Saturday reiterated his commitment to a grand Ram temple in this Hindu holy town as he ... Read more...

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Petition seeking Narendra Modi’s deposition before Nanavati panel rejected (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In a reprieve for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the ... Read more...

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‘Narendra Modi needn’t depose before Nanavati panel’ (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In a breather for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto is against minority reservation; for Ram temple


January 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Friday said it was against the announced 4.5 percent reservation ... Read more...

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Congress betrayed Muslims: Mayawati


December 18th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday accused the Congress of betraying Muslims, saying the party had failed to check communal riots during its rule at ... Read more...

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Baba Ramdev played rabble-rouser, police tell apex court


November 28th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Delhi police Monday told the Supreme Court that yoga guru Baba Ramdev played rabble-rouser and was responsible for the events culminating in the police operation ... Read more...

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Are you ready for your date with 11.11.11?


November 10th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Thousands of weddings, hospital rooms fully booked for deliveries and many lining up to start a new venture - a lot more is waiting to ... Read more...

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On Kartik Purnima, thousands take holy dip


November 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) A large number of devotees converged on the pilgrim towns of Allahabad, Varanasi and Ayodhya Thursday for a holy dip in the Ganges and other rivers ... Read more...

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BJP to launch campaign against Mayawati


October 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) In its attempt to reach out to the masses in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the state 2012 assembly elections and exposing the alleged corruption in ... Read more...

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BJP units to chip in for Advani yatra


October 5th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Wednesday announced senior leader L.K. Advani's rathyatra for "clean politics and good governance" would start Oct 11 and said local ... Read more...

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Advani to launch ‘yatra’ against graft


September 8th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Two decades after his 'rath yatra' for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday said he will ... Read more...

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High alert in Uttar Pradesh


September 7th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) A high alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh Wednesday after a bomb blast in the national capital killed nine people.Uttar Pradesh Police spokesman D.P. Srivastava said ... Read more...

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New Indian overseas cultural centre in Seoul


June 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India has taken yet another step in furthering its cultural diplomacy in south-east Asia with a new Indian cultural centre in Seoul.President of the Indian ... Read more...

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Civil society members divided over Ramdev’s fast


June 4th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday drew thousands of supporters at the Ramlila Ground here for his fast against black money, some civil society ... Read more...

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19 years after Babri speech, legislator sent to jail (Lead)


May 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ramadhar Singh was Thursday sent by a court to 14 days judicial custody for making an inflammatory speech after the ... Read more...

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Muslim groups agree with Supreme Court’s ruling on Ayodhya


May 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Indian Muslim groups like the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Monday said they agreed with the stay on the Allahabad High Court ... Read more...

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