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Naveen Patnaik to expand ministry


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday hinted at an expansion of his ministry."The ministry expansion will take place today (Thursday). The new ministers will be sworn ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP dissidents set July 5 deadline for CM’s ouster


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) Dissidents in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday set a July 5 deadline for the party's central leadership to remove Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda ... Read more...

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Action sought against another CPI-M leader


June 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 26 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran Tuesday asked the Kerala government to take seriously a CPI-M leader's speech threatening to kill a dissident leader who ... Read more...

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Dissident leader upset but rules out split in BJD


May 30th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) Grievances in Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have increased but there are no plans for a split, senior leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra said Wednesday amid speculation that ... Read more...

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Secession call lands another Nepal minister in hot water


September 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after a senior minister and powerful leader from the Terai plains internationally embarrassed Nepal's Maoist government by saying he was praying for ... Read more...

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Janata Dal-United rebels hint at new party in Bihar


June 20th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 20 (1ANS) Dissidents in Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) met in the state capital Monday and hinted at forming a new party to highlight Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's failure, ... Read more...

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Chinese premier arrives on three-day visit next week


December 7th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will arrive here on a three-day state visit next week, attempting to put onto track bilateral relations which had hit a ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress dissidents revolt ahead of civic polls


November 18th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 18 (IANS) The internal feud in the opposition Congress in Tripura took an ugly turn Thursday when the dissident faction locked the party head office here to protest the nomination ... Read more...

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Liu Xiabao’s Nobel prize similar to mine: Dalai Lama


October 29th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday compared the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese imprisoned dissident leader Liu Xiaobo with the one he received in 1989, stating ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama asks China to free Nobel winner Liu


October 8th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 8 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Friday urged the Chinese leadership to release jailed dissident leader and writer Liu Xiaobo, who has been named for this year's Nobel Peace ... Read more...

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Musharraf asks close aides to assemble in Abu Dhabi to discuss future course of action


January 17th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.17 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has summoned his close aides to Abu Dhabi to decide on his future course of action in politics and his long awaited ... Read more...

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Karnataka, its crisis, controversies and elections (Letter from Bangalore)


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 22 (IANS) Karnataka is fast becoming a state that lives on crisis, controversies and elections. Political parties are busy drawing up strategies for the Dec 18 election to fill 25 ... Read more...

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Central BJP leaders gag Karnataka’s warring groups, hum unity tune


November 18th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) Rival factions in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were Wednesday told by the party central leaders to stop airing their differences in the media, with the ... Read more...

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An amiable BJP leader who became an unlikely dissident hero (Lead)


November 16th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. KarnicBangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Karnataka Assembly Speaker Jagadish Shettar, a prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the state, Monday quit his post to return to active politics at ... Read more...

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Free for all in Karnataka BJP, government (Letter from Bangalore)


November 15th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) It's free for all in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the state government even though it just about survived a dissident assault to ... Read more...

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BJP resolves Karnataka muddle, Sushma to play key role (Roundup)


November 8th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday ended the two-week-old crisis in its first government in Karnataka by assigning a key role in the state affairs to senior ... Read more...

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BJP says Karnataka crisis over, details under wraps (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday heaved a sigh of relief as it announced an end to the 14-day crisis in its Karnataka unit, triggered by ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa extends Delhi stay, Reddy flies to Hyderabad (Lead)


November 6th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership Friday directed Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to stay back in Delhi as they searched for a formula to ... Read more...

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Karnataka muddle lingers on, no solution after 12 days


November 6th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) Ever since the crisis in the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first government in Karnataka broke out, all major players involved have been saying that solution would ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa shunts out senior official, dissidents unimpressed


November 6th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday shunted out his principal secretary to buy peace with dissident ministers and legislators but they remained firm on the demand ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s dissident leaders refuse to meet Yeddyurappa


November 5th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 5(ANI): The political turmoil within the ruling BJP in Karnataka seems far from ending as the state's dissident leader turned down Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's offer to hold talks ... Read more...

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All Karnataka action centered in Delhi these days


November 4th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Karnataka is in political turmoil, but Delhi is where the action is being played out with all prominent leaders of the state, ruling as well as ... Read more...

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No future for Musharraf in politics, says Rashid


July 20th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 20 (ANI): Former President Pervez Musharraf should not join politics, as it would be a big mistake, said Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.Talking to Daily Times ... Read more...

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Ramesh Pokhriyal to be the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand


June 24th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi June24 (ANI): Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will be the New Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu announced this after the meeting of the Uttarakhand BJP legislative party ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress leaders make peace


June 9th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 9 (IANS) A major dissident leader has ended an unsuccessful bitter battle with Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu saying it would help make the party ... Read more...

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Obama urged to end Bush’s Cuba embargo


December 11th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Cuban dissidents in exile and US academics have urged president-elect Barack Obama to ease restrictions on travel and remittances to Cuba as a first step toward normalizing relations ... Read more...

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No future alliance with PPP: PML-N


August 30th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Aug 30 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Asif has told media persons here that there is no possibility of an alliance with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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BJP’s Chhattisgarh legislator resigns


April 2nd, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, April 2 (IANS) Shivpratap Singh, a senior tribal leader of Chhattisgarh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has resigned from the state assembly after being elected to the Rajya Sabha. Assembly Speaker ... Read more...

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Malaysia diverting Indian issue: dissident leader


March 24th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia's decision to sign a pact with India to protect workers of Indian origin is meant to prevent New Delhi from coming to the aid of Malaysians of ... Read more...

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Vora, Shivpratap elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 19th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer Motilal Vora and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Shivpratap Singh were Wednesday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh. While the ... Read more...

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Two Haryana Congress legislators disqualified


March 14th, 2008 - 12:55 am ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) Two sitting legislators of the ruling Congress party in Haryana were Thursday disqualified from their assembly seats. Speaker Raghubir Singh Kadian ordered the disqualification of the two legislators ... Read more...

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