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Pranab won’t be rubber-stamp president (Comment)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pranab Mukherjee's relatively uneventful, to use a post-operative surgical term, journey to Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the Congress' few success stories of late. What made it possible was the ... Read more...

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After cross-voting woes, Yeddyurappa takes on BJP, Sangma


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's woes in Karnataka just keep mounting. As if the embarrassment of heavy voting by its legislators for Pranab Mukherjee was not ... Read more...

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Caste equation scores over clean administration in Karnataka (News Analysis) (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's propensity to score self-goals has become legendary. Now it has shot itself, not in the foot but at what it flaunts ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday formally announced Jagadish Shettar as the new chief minister of Karnataka, replacing D.V. Sadananda Gowda."According to ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis subsides, nine ministers withdraw resignations (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) subsided Monday with nine ministers withdrawing their resignation after an assurance from party to considertheir ... Read more...

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BJP’s messy Karnataka story set to continue (News Analysis)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka story has already left a bitter taste, not just in the state but across the country. Its maiden rule ... Read more...

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Leadership tussle in Karnataka leaves CM embarrassed


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 28 (IANS) The tussle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued Thursday as the central party leadership snubbed the beleaguered Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Did Mamata miscalculate on presidential poll?


June 15th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) For long used to getting her way with even national-level political parties - much bigger than her Trinamool Congress - in negotiations and hard bargaining, ... Read more...

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BJP bows to Modi, Joshi quits party (Roundup)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi, a bitter foe of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, resigned from the party Friday, exposing simmering divisions ... Read more...

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Sanjay Joshi, Modi’s foe, quits BJP (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Sanjay Joshi, a bitter foe of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Friday resigned from the party, exposing divisions ... Read more...

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Modi rule akin to Emergency: Suresh Mehta


May 30th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 30 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Suresh Mehta Wednesday said the Narendra Modi regime was akin to the Emergency rule of 1975-77."Even if we are unsure that ... Read more...

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BJP promises NDA government at centre by 2014


May 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari Friday asserted that the party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government would rule the centre after the 2014 general elections."A ... Read more...

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President race: Mamata hedges on Pranab, backs Meira, Kalam (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the presidential race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or ... Read more...

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Is BJP resurrecting Keshubhai to take on Modi? (Gujarat Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 19 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel seems to be returning to active politics after almost five years in political exile. And this has set ... Read more...

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Congress snubs Yeddyurappa over Sonia praise (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa praised Sonia Gandhi, the Congress snubbed him Monday, saying their party president doesn't need ... Read more...

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BJP faces embarrassment, trouble as polls near (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Ruling Karnataka for the first time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will complete four years in power May 30 with little to cheer and much ... Read more...

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Sad that Ahluwalia lost: BJP


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday said it was sad that senior party leader S.S. Ahluwalia could not be re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand."We ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leadership tussle reaches breaking point (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Leadership tussle in the faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Sunday reached a breaking point with scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa setting ... Read more...

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Porngate unfortunate, say BJP leaders (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad/New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership Wednesday termed as "unfortunate" the three party ministers being caught watching porn in the Karnataka assembly and ... Read more...

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Rift in Goa BJP settled: Gadkari


February 5th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) still hasn't finalised its chief ministerial candidate for the March 3 polls in Goa, even as party president Nitin Gadkari ... Read more...

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MGP minister quits Goa coalition government


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) A minister from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) resigned from the Congress-led coalition government in Goa Thursday as the regional party's coalition talks with the ... Read more...

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Bright sun brings highest turnout in Uttarakhand (Third Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) Bright sunshine, and the consequent let up in the cold conditions, resulted in the highest turnout of voters in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, which ... Read more...

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Congress takes potshots at caste rivalry in Goa BJP


January 30th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) The Congress has described the growing rift between two senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run up to the March 3 ... Read more...

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Jaspal Rana quits BJP, joins Congress


January 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) In a boost to the Congress ahead of Uttarakhand assembly polls, former international shooter Jaspal Rana Tuesday joined the party after quitting the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Rahul attacks BJP for not backing statutory status to Lokpal


December 30th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Saharanpur, Dec 30 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not supporting constitutional status to the Lokpal and ... Read more...

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Advani yatra gets Mayawati’s green signal


October 12th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday evening gave its go-ahead to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra for holding a rally at ... Read more...

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On Day 11, parliament set to discuss Jan Lokpal bill


August 26th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The parliament was all set to discuss the Jan Lokpal bill Friday, the 11th day of Anna Hazare's fast. He has lost seven kg ... Read more...

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BJP’s unsavoury week ends on stormy note


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) It was a week the BJP would like to forget.Slogan-shouting and jostling marred the election of D.V. Sadananda Gowda as the new leader of Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa finally told to quit, seeks time till July 31 (Intro Roundup)


July 29th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked its first chief minister in south India, Karnataka's B.S. Yeddyurappa, to step down after being indicted in ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa to resign, but after July 31


July 29th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday relented to resign but sought time till July 31 even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Defiant Yeddyurappa told to quit; successor on Friday (Roundup)


July 28th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked its first chief minister in south India, Karnataka's B.S. Yeddyurappa, to step down after the state's ombudsman ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers abide by decision to dump Yeddyurappa


July 28th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) The powerful Reddy brothers - Revenue Minister G. Karunakara and Tourism Minister G. Janardhana Thursday agreed to abide by the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leadership's ... Read more...

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Tensions heighten ahead of illegal mining report


July 27th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 27 (IANS) The battlelines appeared drawn Wednesday ahead of Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde submitting his report on illegal mining, naming Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa amongst others. ... Read more...

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Fruits of illegal mining reached BJP’s top echelons: Congress (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress Monday alleged the party was not taking action against its chief minister in Karnataka, ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa should resign, says CPI-M


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday sought the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over his alleged involvement in illegal mining in the ... Read more...

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