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‘Bharat Bandh’ passes off peacefully in Rajasthan (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) Barring sporadic incidents of minor scuffles and violence, the Bharat Bandh called by various opposition parties and traders passed off peacefully in Rajasthan Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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Shutdown evokes mixed response in Andhra (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A nationwide shutdown called by the opposition to protest the government's economic measures evoked mixed response in Andhra Pradesh Thursday.Buses of the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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Shutdown widespread in Rajasthan


September 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and other parties witnessed widespread response in Rajasthan Thursday with traders associations extending support to it.Markets, ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Coalgate: Rajnath demands probe by SC judge


September 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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Sting illegal, Bangaru tells court


September 4th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman Tuesday sought suspension of his four-year jail term in a bribery case and told the Delhi High Court that ... Read more...

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Badal takes up cause of Punjabi farmers in Gujarat


September 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari over the grievance of Punjabi farmers of ... Read more...

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Bihar politicians slam Uddhav Thackeray


September 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Bihar's political leaders, cutting across party lines, Tuesday slammed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray for his remarks that a permit system should be implemented for ... Read more...

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Kejriwal to court arrest


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal said Monday that he and five other India Against Corruption (IAC) members would court arrest to voice their protest against ... Read more...

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Police battle anti-graft protesters outside PM’s house, Hazare for second freedom movement (Intro Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police used tear gas and water cannons as hundreds of anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal staged noisy protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Police use force on protests near PM, Sonia houses (Evening Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Police used tear gas and water cannons as hundreds of anti-corruption activists led by Arvind Kejriwal staged noisy protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Kejriwal arrested, vows to protest again (Third Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and six others were detained here Sunday while trying to stage protests near Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence and two ... Read more...

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Will continue protest outside PM residence: Kejriwal (Second Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Soon after he was released from police detention, anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal said they would continue to protest outside the residences of prime minister, ... Read more...

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Six Delhi Metro stations to stay open


August 26th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The six metro stations which were ordered to be shut Sunday in view of protests outside the prime minister's residence, will remain open, a ... Read more...

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Kejriwal calls for protests against Congress, BJP


August 25th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal accused both Congress and BJP of looting Rs.1.85 lakh crore through the allocation of coal blocks to private ... Read more...

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Six metro stations to shut Sunday


August 24th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Six Delhi Metro stations around Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence will be shut Sunday as activist Arvind Kejriwal has called for a protest there, ... Read more...

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Blame illegal immigrants for northeast tensions: Gadkari


August 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 24 (IANS) Illegal immigrants were to be blamed for triggering the mass exodus of northeastern people from southern states, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said."The attacks on northeastern ... Read more...

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Kejriwal calls for protests outside PM’s, BJP chief’s residences


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Charging the Congress and the BJP with looting the country through the allocation of coal blocks, activist and former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal ... Read more...

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BJP backs government on Pakistan-based elements stoking violence


August 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it backed the government's stand that the violence in northeast India and the return of the region's ... Read more...

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Educational aid for poor: BJP to raise issue in parliament


August 18th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise in parliament the issue of educational assistance to all poor students regardless of religion, said a leader of ... Read more...

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Mamata’s comment on court judgments flayed by parties


August 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that judicial orders could be bought for money drew flak from political parties Wednesday, including the Congress.The Congress, ... Read more...

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BJP doesn’t expect political support from Ramdev: Gadkari


August 13th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lending support to Baba Ramdev's agitation against black money and corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Monday said his party does not ... Read more...

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UP plagued by lawlessness: BJP


August 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said Uttar Pradesh was in the grip of a "jungle raj" (lawlessness) and accused the Samajwadi Party government headed ... Read more...

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BJP plans brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6


July 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a two-day brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6, a party leader said Sunday.Laxmikant Bajpayi, state BJP president, ... Read more...

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BJP announces stir for farmers


July 26th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led central government with apathy towards farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced a nationwide stir from Aug 3 to 8."The ... Read more...

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Gadkari visits Bal Thackeray in hospital


July 26th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Thursday visited ailing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, who is admitted in a hospital here, party officials said.Gadkari was accompanied by Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Congressmen indicted in report on illegal mining: Goa BJP


July 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Goa, which is yet to be made public, has named senior Congress functionaries for being involved in ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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BJP leaders meet in Chhattisgarh


June 28th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 28 (IANS) A two-day brainstorming session of the Chhattisgarh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began here Thursday to decide a strategy for next year's assembly ... Read more...

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Race for Raisina Hill on, Pranab, Sangma file nominations (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The race to elect India's 13th president formally began Thursday with both UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee and his rival Purno Sangma filing their nominations ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July 19 ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity


June 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July ... Read more...

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War rages in Bihar between BJP, JD-U (Bihar Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) A vocal war is raging in Bihar between the two parties which rule the state -- the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Chief ... Read more...

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Heading to Himachal hills this week? Think twice


June 18th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) If you are planning a retreat this week to Himachal's cool hills to escape from the sizzling plains - think twice. There is a fair ... Read more...

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