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Narendra Modi kickstarts poll campaign in Gujarat


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the assembly polls in December, challenging the Congress to battle it ... Read more...

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Need national leaders from science, engineering: PM


August 18th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The country needs national leaders from science and engineering and not just politics, sports and cinema, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Saturday.The prime minister ... Read more...

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Goa’s water share important than party: Parrikar


August 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said that he would not listen to central leaders of his BJP if they press him to sacrifice Goa's ... Read more...

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At least 78 killed in western Myanmar clashes - UN


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities in western Myanmar have reportedly killed at least 78 people and displaced thousands last month, the United Nations (UN) said Friday.UN ... Read more...

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National leaders condole Dara Singh’s death (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Top national leaders of the country Thursday condoled the passing away of wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, describing him as an icon and a champion.Prime ... Read more...

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Gowda resigns, Shettar stakes claim, faces ministry-making hurdle (Afternoon Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday quit as Karnataka chief minister and Jagadish Sehttar staked claim to form the new government as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Shettar to be Karnataka CM Thursday, jockeying for power on (Roundup)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar is all set to take oath as chief minister Thursday amid indications that the unabashed jockeying for power in his ... Read more...

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Shettar to take oath as Karnataka CM Thursday, power struggle continues (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The warring factions in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday finally paved the way for Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to take over as ... Read more...

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BJP’s endless squabbles lead to poll talk (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party, particularly its patriarch L. K. Advani, is a strong advocate of fixed tenure for legislatures to avoid pre-term elections. However his ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis subsides, nine ministers withdraw resignations (Third Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) subsided Monday with nine ministers withdrawing their resignation after an assurance from party to considertheir ... Read more...

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Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists quit Karnataka ministry (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ministry Friday to pressure the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa loyalist ministers may quit Karnataka ministry


June 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Around ten Karnataka ministers will quit the ministry late Friday if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership does not commit to removing Chief Minister D.V. ... Read more...

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Bitter caste battles grip Congress and BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Casual visitors to Karnataka these days will find it hard to believe that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are India's national parties. They ... Read more...

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BJP in Karnataka back to bickering


June 19th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's faction-ridden Karnataka's government is again caught in a bitter row on continuation of Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda in office.Around 40 ... Read more...

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Roll back fuel price hike, Left demands


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government should roll back the petrol price hike, the four Left parties demanded Thursday, at the end of a day-long nationwide protests."The UPA government ... Read more...

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Bitter Yeddyurappa mocks BJP leadership


May 19th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday mocked his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) central leadership and blamed party general secretary H.N. Ananth Kumar for ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa calls his successor a ‘traitor’


May 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The factional fight in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday plunged to a new low with former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa calling his successor ... Read more...

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Seven Karnataka ministers loyal to Yeddyurappa offer to quit


May 12th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe corruption charges against B.S. Yeddyurappa, the former Karnataka chief minister secured ... Read more...

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Karnataka cabinet vacancies continue, MLAs restless (Karnataka Newsletter)


May 5th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 5 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly elections are less than a year away and an increasing number of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators are getting restive, not ... Read more...

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‘Fake barriers, bureaucracy posing hurdles in Indo-Bangla ties’


April 27th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Man-made obstacles and bureaucratic hassles are major hurdles in fostering relations between India and Bangladesh leading to distrust, underdevelopment and non-execution of a range of bilateral ... Read more...

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Facing possible CBI probe, Yeddyurappa banks on apex court (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) In a severe setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, a Supreme Court-appointed panel Friday recommended probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into ... Read more...

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Indecisive BJP leaves its Karnataka unit exasperated (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's claim to be a party with a difference has, for long, become the butt of ridicule. It may soon be dubbed ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leaders use drought for political gain (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka continues to sink deeper into the morass over its internal power struggle, with even the severe drought ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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Bribery charges against Yeddyurappa need probe: Panel


March 29th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) A Supreme Court panel has recommended a probe into the charges that former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's family members had received Rs.6 crore in ... Read more...

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Congress wins Lok Sabha bypoll, Gowda faces exit (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday wrested the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka from the crisis-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The loss could lead to the ... Read more...

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Karnataka bypoll fallout: Test for BJP, hope for Congress (News Analysis)


March 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) defeat in the Karnataka Lok Sabha bypoll Wednesday poses a difficult test for its national leaders - demonstrating that ... Read more...

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BJP crisis shadow over Karnataka budget (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will present the state budget Wednesday as a majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting B.S. ... Read more...

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Most Karnataka BJP rebels boycott assembly


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) A majority of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa boycotted the assembly session that began here Tuesday.The boycott ... Read more...

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BJP may chuck Gowda to save Karnataka government (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be left with little option but to chuck its Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to prevent a ... Read more...

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BJP’s southern foray: Tale of scams and compromises (News Analysis)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) maiden rule in Karnataka is set to end as a sordid tale of scandals and compromises.Two days ahead of the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh Yadav becomes UP’s youngest chief minister (Third Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Nine days after his Samajwadi Party (SP) won a thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was Thursday sworn in as the 33rd chief minister ... Read more...

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Badal to begin fifth term as chief minister Wednesday


March 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) With an expected crowd of over 50,000 people looking on, Parkash Singh Badal, 84, will become chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh BJP chief offers to quit


March 8th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Taking responsibility for the dismal performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, state unit chief Surya Pratap Shahi has ... Read more...

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India needs more young leaders: PM


January 28th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Calling for more Indian youth to take up leadership positions in all walks of life, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the young leaders ... Read more...

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