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Thackeray bats for Sushma Swaraj as PM, BJP says decision later (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed admiration for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and termed her best suited to becoming the next prime minister ... Read more...

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Thackeray bats for Sushma Swaraj as PM, BJP says decision later (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the next ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Maharashtra will identify and categorise its more than 200 large or small wetlands and make a bid for UN recognition in order to get ... Read more...

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BJP to meet on reservation in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party will meet in the national capital late Tuesday to decide their strategy on the constitutional amendment bill for ... Read more...

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BSP welcomes cabinet nod for reservation in job promotion


September 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Tuesday welcomed the union cabinet's approval to a bill to give Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes reservation in job ... Read more...

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SP against promotion quota bill, BJP wants amendments


September 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Soon after the union cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill for reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Chidambaram can’t escape political onus of 2G decisions: BJP (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The BJP said Friday that Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was party to all the decisions on spectrum pricing as finance minister in 2008 and ... Read more...

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Don’t be happy about SC decision, opposition tells Congress


August 24th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government should not celebrate the Supreme Court verdict rejecting a plea seeking to make Finance Minister P. Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G ... Read more...

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Minister says price rise helps farmers, draws flak (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday stoked a controversy with his comment that he was "happy" with price rise as it was beneficial ... Read more...

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Minister says price rise beneficial for farmers, criticised


August 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma Monday stoked a controversy with his comment that price rise was beneficial for farmers. The opposition pounced ... Read more...

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BJP backs Ramdev’s agitation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday backed agitation of Baba Ramdev to bring back black money and said the issue had been raised by ... Read more...

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BJP brain-storming meet on in Agra


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 5 (IANS) A two-day brain-storming session of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) began here Sunday with top leaders expected to draw up a roadmap and action strategy for ... Read more...

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BJP stunned as Karnataka, Himachal, Jharkhand lawmakers cross-vote (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit and some in Himachal Pradesh and ... Read more...

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BJP loses faces in Karnataka as Pranab gets more votes (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party was stunned Sunday as around 16 of its legislators in the faction-ridden Karnataka unit seem to have voted for UPA ... Read more...

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BJP congratulates Pranab, to probe Karnataka cross-voting


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for his victory in the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday said it will look into cross-voting from Karnataka where ... Read more...

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Time’s criticism of PM reconfirms people’s views: BJP


July 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said Time magazine's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's handling of the government and the economy had "reconfirmed" ... Read more...

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No conspiracy against Mayawati: BJP


July 6th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday rubbished the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) allegation that there was a conspiracy against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress spat over Kalam’s Sonia as PM remark


June 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's comment that Sonia Gandhi never claimed the prime minister's post in 2004 has led to a war of words ... Read more...

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Country facing economic emergency: BJP


June 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Asserting that the country was facing an "economic emergency", the BJP Tuesday said that the government is trying to protect the business interests of ... Read more...

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BJP leaders court arrest over price rise


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Concluding their nationwide agitation against price rise, several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Friday courted arrest in various parts of the country.While party president ... Read more...

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Forest minister’s son flouts wildlife laws; probe on


June 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Maharashtra's wildlife warden has ordered a probe into a case involving Youth Congress workers, including Vishwajeet Kadam, son of Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam, for allegedly flouting ... Read more...

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BJP core group likely to meet today


June 16th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is likely to meet Saturday evening to discuss the presidential election, party sources said.The meeting comes a ... Read more...

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UPA playing checkmate game on presidential choice: BJP


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the Congress and its allies are playing "a game of checkmate" with the presidential elections and everything ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Delhi, autos add to woes (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown against petrol price hike hit normal life in the national capital Thursday, with commuters suffering the most due to street protests ... Read more...

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Harrowing time for Delhi as shutdown hits traffic (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) It was a harrowing morning for Delhiites Thursday as the shutdown against the fuel price hike hit vehicular movement in many parts of the ... Read more...

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NDA shutdown against petrol hike Thursday


May 30th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The BJP has accused the central government of increasing the petrol prices despite a fall in the global crude rates, as it stepped up ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over ‘land grab’


May 18th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha lost its question hour Friday to protests over the alleged involvement of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal in a land grab case.The upper ... Read more...

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BJD, AIADMK back Sangma for presidency (Intro Roundup)


May 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chief Ministers Naveen Patnaik of Orissa and J. Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu Thursday backed former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma for the presidency, giving ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha expresses concern over exorbitant airfares


May 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday expressed concern over exorbitant increase in air-fares, leading the government to promise that it will look into the issue.Raising the ... Read more...

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Lalu attacks Nitish over Modi handshake (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal ... Read more...

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Court warns youth not to threaten suicide


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday warned a youth, who threatened to commit suicide if his petition on sex change surgery was adjourned, saying that he cannot ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president


May 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the ... Read more...

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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel


April 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions ... Read more...

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Indian MPs in New Zealand to meet PM


April 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, leading an Indian parliamentary delegation, Thursday left for New Zealand on an official trip during which she will call ... Read more...

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J-K parties hope Manmohan-Zardari talks will help ease travel norms


April 5th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Political parties from Jammu and Kashmir Thursday hoped that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit here ... Read more...

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