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JD-U workers protest black market in fertilizer


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United activists Friday ransacked the party's state headquarters here protesting against rampant black market in fertilizers.Police said the slogan-shouting JD-U workers ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-III


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested its nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence ministry sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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Ramdev in Anna’s vacant spot? (Comment)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
It's a Third Front with a difference. While the earlier versions were non-Congressnon-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combinations, the group conjured up by Baba Ramdev at Delhi's Ramlila grounds included e.the ... Read more...

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India may test fire Agni II missile Thursday


August 8th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) India may test fire its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile Thursday from a base in Odisha, official sources said Wednesday.The test is likely ... Read more...

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Advani blog: Sena fumes, JD(U) welcomes prediction (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A political storm has stirred up over Bharatiya Janata Party veteran L.K. Advani's blog post predicting a non-Congress, non-BJP prime minister after the next ... Read more...

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JD(U) says Nitish eligible for PM, lauds Advani for blog


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Praising BJP leader L.K. Advani for predicting that the next prime minister could be from neither the Congress nor his own party, the Janata ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav rejects Advani’s prediction on 2014 polls


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav, who is also the convener of the NDA, Monday said he disagreed with veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Team Anna cannot be alternative to BJP: Gadkari


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday welcomed Anna Hazare and his team's announcement to enter the political arena but stressed that it ... Read more...

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Indian-American law student sues Preet Bharara


July 26th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 26 (IANS) A second-year Indian-American law student has filed a lawsuit against Manhattan's famed Indian-American US district attorney Preet Bharara and the US Marshals Service for seizing ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar congratulates Pranab, invites him to Bihar


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president and invited him to visit the state."I have congratulated ... Read more...

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Munda congratulates Mukherjee for becoming president


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee for being elected the 13th president of India, while the state Congress also celebrated the victory ... Read more...

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India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.Stating ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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JD-U is with Jaswant Singh: Nitish


July 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post."The NDA is ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh as NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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BJP for vice presidential contest, to seek NDA nod (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will contest the Aug 7 vice presidential poll but failed to decide its candidate due to ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav for action against caste panchayats


July 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Slamming Taliban-style diktats by a caste panchayat in Uttar Pradesh against women, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav deamnded action against such "unconstitutional" groups.Talking ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet Saturday evening to discuss the Aug 7 vice presidential poll amid lack of consensus in the National ... Read more...

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Sangma expects ‘miracle’ in presidential election (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 14 (IANS) Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma Saturday said he was expecting a "miracle" in his favour in the presidential election."I am supported by the main opposition BJP ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks support in Bihar


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 14 (IANS) Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma arrived here Saturday seeking support in the July 19 presidential election.Accompanied by BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Anant Kumar, Sangma ... Read more...

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Nitish may back Ansari as vice president (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) declares ... Read more...

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Nitish likely to support Ansari for vice president


July 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the ... Read more...

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Odisha reviews safety of anganwadi buildings


July 11th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 10 IANS) Odisha Tuesday sought information from all districts on the safety of the buildings of the state-run anganwadi centres after seven minors were killed when a wall of ... Read more...

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Sangma to canvass in Bihar July 14


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Opposition-backed presidential candidate P.A Sangma will visit Bihar capital July 14 to canvass for the July 19 poll, BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll with NDA allies


July 10th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Treading with caution over the vice presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to call a meeting of its National Democratic Alliance ... Read more...

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BJP will not encourage desertions from JD-U in Bihar: Modi


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) The BJP in Bihar will not allow leaders of alliance partner JD-U to join it, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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BJP’s Karnataka change victory of corruption: Congress


July 8th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Congress Sunday termed the change of leadership in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka as a "victory of corruption".The BJP's ally, ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks bail cancellation of 101 criminals


July 6th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 6 (IANS) In a bid to check increasing crime, the Bihar government has sought cancellation of bail to 101 criminals, including politicians and gangsters convicted for murder, kidnapping, ... Read more...

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BJP leader walks over to JD-U in Bihar


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Former Bihar legislator and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Jha Tuesday joined the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ... Read more...

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Pranab urges Mamata, others to support him in poll


July 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged uncommitted political parties, including Trinamool Congress, to support him in the July 19 poll.Mukherjee, on a ... Read more...

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JD-S to vote for Pranab Mukherjee


June 21st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular, with three Lok Sabha members and 26 legislators in Karnataka, said Thursday it will vote for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee ... Read more...

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