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Vice presidential hopefull Jaswant Singh comes full circle


July 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had once expelled Jaswant Singh for his laudatory views on Pakistan's founder, Monday managed to build consensus on him ... Read more...

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Divorce, India, partition on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
The book case this weekend is lighthearted and peppy - matching the mood as a new year begins.1. "Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce"; Written by Judy Balan; Published by ... Read more...

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‘From BJP’s Hanuman, I am now its Ravana’


June 24th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) "From BJP's Hanuman, I am now its Ravana." These were the words of Lok Sabha MP and former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh in this Himachal Pradesh town on ... Read more...

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Partition ‘most traumatic event’ of 20th century, India-Pak should accept reality:Singh


April 17th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.17 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh has described the bifurcation of the Indian subcontinent as the 'most traumatic event' of the 20th century and said that both India and Pakistan ... Read more...

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History should not block path of South Asian peace and stability: Zardari


April 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.15 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that history should not block the path of peace and stability in the region, and urged South Asian leaders to work to ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh goes ga-ga over Jinnah in Pakistan


April 15th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr. 15 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh's enormous love for Mohammed Ali Jinnah was once again on show during the launch of his controversial, yet popular book: "Jinnah - ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak ‘Berlin Wall’ must be brought down: Jaswant Singh


April 14th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.14 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh has said it is time that the 'Berlin Wall' erected between India and Pakistan following the 1965 war be demolished.Interacting with media persons ... Read more...

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Jaswant firm on Jinnah remarks


April 12th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 12 (IANS) Former Indian external affairs minister Jaswant Singh said Monday he stood by the stand he had taken in his book on Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah that ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to launch “Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence” in Islamabad on April 14


April 10th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh would formally launch his controversial yet popular book- "Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence" in Islamabad on April 14.Many noted politicians, parliamentarians and former ministers both from ... Read more...

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India is a country with small heart: PML-Q secretary general


February 13th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.13 (ANI): Describing India as a country with a 'small heart', Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed has said orthodox elements dominate India's political fibre, which reflected ... Read more...

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The year when Indian non-fiction came of age (Flashback 2009)


December 13th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
(Attn Editors: The literature yearender is the first of the yearenders. The rest will follow this week). By Madhusree ChatterjeeNew Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian non-fiction came into its own in 2009, feel ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh’s book to hit Pakistan in Dec


November 14th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov.14 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's controversial yet famous book 'Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence' would hit bookstalls in Pakistan next month.However, even before the original copies of the ... Read more...

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RSS chief to visit Shimla Nov 7


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 2 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is set to visit the Himachal Pradesh capital for two days starting Nov 7, the organisation's spokesperson said Monday. "RSS chief ... 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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Wendy Doniger, Hilary Mantel week’s top authors


October 15th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History" topped the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel topped the fiction ... Read more...

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‘The Idea of Justice’, ‘The Lost Symbol’ top bestseller list


October 8th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Amartya Sen's "The Idea of Justice" climbed eight steps to reach the number one spot in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to lead group of non-BJP, non-Congress MPs


October 4th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Sacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh will lead the Lok Morcha, a group of Independent MPs who have come together due to "commonality of ... Read more...

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Sardar Patel had warned Nehru against China, says Modi


October 1st, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 1(ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had warned first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru against China in November 1950.Modi ... Read more...

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Jaswant joins Dan Brown in bestseller list - again


October 1st, 2009 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh's controversial "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" continues as No.1 for the fifth consecutive week in the non-fiction section while Dan ... Read more...

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No drop in popularity of Jaswant’s book on Jinnah


September 25th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The controversial book "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh continued to dominate the non-fiction section of the bestseller list ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists, rebel groups pose threat to India, says Jaswant Singh


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh has said that the rise of Maoists in Nepal and the rebel groups taking sanctuary there pose a ... Read more...

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Police swoop on sellers of Jaswant Singh’s pirated book in Pak


September 18th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep.18 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah has sent the Pakistani book piracy nexus working overtime, but it has also landed people ... Read more...

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Three held in Pakistan with pirated editions of Jaswant’s book


September 18th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 18 (IANS) Three people have been arrested for selling pirated editions of former Indian minister Jaswant Singh's book "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" in this Pakistani city, authorities said. The Federal ... Read more...

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Jaswant’s book on Jinnah stays on top


September 17th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" by Jaswant Singh -- who was expelled from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following its publication -- continued to top the non-fiction ... 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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My book brings India and Pakistan closer: Jaswant Singh


September 13th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sep 13 (ANI): Former Union Minister and author of the controversial book 'Jinnah: India-Partition Independence,' Jaswant Singh, said here on Saturday that his book will bring India and Pakistan closer.Speaking ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Minister reveals his liking for ‘patient’ Manmohan Singh


September 12th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.12 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has a special liking for Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, as the latter gave him a patient hearing when the two leaders ... 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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Now Shekhawat backs Jaswant, questions expulsion


September 10th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Thursday came out in support of expelled Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh and questioned the party's decision. "The way Jaswant was ... Read more...

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Jaswant’s book on Jinnah stays atop bestseller list


September 10th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh retained the No.1 position among bestselling books in the non-fiction section this week. ... Read more...

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Gujarat Govt may appeal against HC verdict in Jaswant Singh’s book ban case


September 8th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 8 (ANI): The Gujarat Government is planning to file an appeal against the state High Court's verdict against its decision of banning Jaswant Singh's controversial book on Mohammad Ali ... 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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Jaswant Singh likely to visit Pak in Oct to launch his


September 6th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.6 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh is likely to visit Pakistan ext month to launch his controversial yet popular book 'Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence.'"I may ... Read more...

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India allows Jaswant Singh to visit Pakistan


September 6th, 2009 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian government has allowed expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh to visit Pakistan Sep 26 to promote his book "Jinnah: India, Partition and Independence", ... Read more...

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