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Obama extends “warmest greetings” to Pakistan on National Day


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 23(ANI): US President Barack Obama has extended his "warmest greetings" on the Pakistan Day to President Asif Ali Zardari and the countrymen."On the anniversary of your republic day this ... Read more...

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Congress leaders attack BJP, RSS on terror links


January 29th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Congress general secretaries Shakeel Ahmed and Digvijay Singh Friday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on ... Read more...

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Zardari’s dual office case verdict will have far-reaching effects: LHC


November 25th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 25 (ANI): A full bench of the Lahore High Court has postponed the hearing of petitions against President Asif Zardari over dual office issue for further arguments to December 13, ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Jinnah’s 133rd birth anniversary


December 25th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) The 133rd birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was celebrated across the country Friday. The day began with special prayers in mosques for the ... Read more...

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BJP will bounce back, prophecies Sushma Swaraj


October 31st, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Saturday said the party would come out of its present crisis and that her word can be taken ... Read more...

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Jaswant wonders at Advani’s silence for month on sacking


September 22nd, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 22 (IANS) Sacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Tuesday reacted coldly to party veteran L.K. Advani's comments that he was not in favour of his expulsion, saying ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh reaffirms his support for Gorkhaland


September 16th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bagdogra (West Bengal), Sept 16 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh has said that his support to the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state remains unchanged despite his ... Read more...

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‘Jaswant, Joshi, Advani, Sushma don’t talk to each other’


September 11th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Murali Manohar Joshi, L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and their former colleague Jaswant Singh have stopped talking to each other, according to Indian ... Read more...

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Shekhawat says Jaswant’s expulsion wrong


September 10th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 10(ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said the decision to expel Jaswant Singh was wrong."The way Jaswant Singh ... Read more...

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Jaswant defies BJP, holds parliamentary panel meet (Lead)


September 7th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Monday convened a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament, defying the party's call that he ... Read more...

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Jaswant holds parliamentary panel meet, defying BJP


September 7th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Monday convened a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament, defying the party's call to ... Read more...

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Action against party men who discuss ‘Jinnah’: Rajnath Singh


September 6th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 6(ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Sunday warned the party members to avoid talking about Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the man who BJP holds responsible for ... Read more...

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A Q Khan a free man again


September 1st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1(ANI): A Q Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist, widely regarded as the founder of Pakistan's nuclear program, is a free man again and many consider that he may share the secrets ... Read more...

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Khandelwal writes to Advani, Rajnath and RSS Chief over Jaswant issue


August 31st, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.31 (ANI): Former BJP general secretary and vice-president Pyarelal Khandelwal on Monday, in a letter written to L.K.Advani, Rajnath Singh and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat questioned the ouster of Jaswant ... Read more...

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BJP says Jaswant should quit as parliament panel chief


August 31st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said expelled party veteran Jaswant Singh should on moral grounds step down as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ... Read more...

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Congress party terms BJP’s internal crisis “unfortunate”


August 30th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): Congress party on Sunday termed the internal crisis in the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "unfortunate."Expressing concern over the crisis in the BJP, senior Congress ... Read more...

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RSS chief Bhagwat to speak out on BJP crisis


August 28th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will Friday address a press conference here, speaking out for the first time since the expulsion of former union ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh meets Mohan Bhagwat to discuss BJP crisis


August 28th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat here late Thursday evening in the wake of the crisis gripping ... Read more...

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Advani knew of Kandahar, say Brajesh Mishra, Yashwant Sinha (Lead)


August 27th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday faced more embarrassment with Brajesh Mishra, who was national security advisor (NSA) during the party-led NDA government, as well as ... Read more...

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‘I like Jaswant, he may join SP’


August 26th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IBNS) After senior leader Amar Singh, it’s time for Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to ‘welcome’ expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh to join ... Read more...

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Amar Singh invites Jaswant Singh to Samajwadi Party


August 25th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh Tuesday invited expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh to join his party and continue in active politics. ... Read more...

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BJP action against Arun Shourie likely Tuesday


August 25th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Terming the remarks of its leader Arun Shourie as "unfortunate", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources indicated here Tuesday morning that action against him is likely to ... Read more...

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BJP in ferment after Shourie calls it ‘kati patang’


August 24th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday indicated it would act against party leader Arun Shourie after he described it as a "kati patang" (adrift kite). "It (BJP) ... Read more...

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Jaswant says he didn’t know BJP was nervous about Jinnah


August 23rd, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Sunday said he never knew the party was so "narrow minded" to unceremoniously sack him for writing a ... Read more...

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Jaswant calls on Vajpayee to ’seek his blessings’


August 23rd, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Jaswant Singh Sunday called on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to "seek his blessings", four days after his expulsion from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... Read more...

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BJP mum on Jaswant, but there’s unease within (Lead)


August 20th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) While most Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, who are here for a three-day meeting to introspect on what ails the party, Thursday maintained a studied silence on ... Read more...

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BJP cannot shun support to Gorkhaland with Jaswant’s expulsion: GJM


August 19th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Aug.19 (ANI): Members of the ethnic Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Wednesday said that the expulsion of their legislator Jaswant Singh from the Bharatiya Janata Party would neither affect their demand ... Read more...

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Demonstration against Jaswant’s book on Jinnah


August 19th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Activists of the Rashtrawadi Sena Party on Wednesday staged demonstration against former senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jaswant Singh showering encomium on founder ... Read more...

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BJP Expels Jaswant Singh For Praising Jinnah In His Book


August 19th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled one of their prime leaders, Jaswant Singh from the party on Wednesday for praising Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, in his new book called ... Read more...

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Jinnah, a bugbear for the Bharatiya Janata Party?


August 19th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) For the second time in five years, Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah has come to haunt the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party which espouses the ... Read more...

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Emotional Jaswant Singh “saddened” by his expulsion from BJP


August 19th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Aug.19 (ANI): A shattered and emotionally overwrought Jaswant Singh on Wednesday said that his expulsion from the Bharatiya Janata Party for writing a book in which he described the founder ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh committed ideological heresy (Comment)


August 19th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Just as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) idea of India is that of a Hindu nation and not a multicultural one, Jaswant Singh's interpretation of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's ... Read more...

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Book controversy not new for Jaswant Singh


August 19th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Senior leader Jaswant Singh has been expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his book praising Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, but this ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh expelled from BJP


August 19th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday expelled senior leader Jaswant Singh from the primary membership of the party two days after the release of his book praising ... Read more...

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Jaswant’s views on Jinnah not ours, says BJP


August 18th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday disassociated itself from senior party leader Jaswant Singh's praise for Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, saying it "does not represent ... Read more...

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