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Congress likely to re-nominate Hamid Ansari


July 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Hamid Ansari is likely to be re-nominated for the Aug 7 vice presidential election as the Congress candidate, party sources said Monday, adding it ... Read more...

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BJP to field its own vice president candidate


July 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday it would field its own candidate for the post of vice president and would not support the ... Read more...

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Congress squeezing Trinamool to get support: BJP


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) After Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram expressed "concern" over the law and order situation in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the ... Read more...

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Modi wins, Joshi quits, BJP downplays conflict (Fourth Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) BJP's star chief minister, Narendra Modi of Gujarat, arrived here Thursday to a grand welcome to attend the national executive meet, with his bete noire ... Read more...

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BJP blames ‘government mismanagement’ for economic rating cut


April 25th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P;) lowering its outlook on India to negative from stable, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday ... Read more...

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Sort out trust deficit with army, BJP tells government (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday sought a "proactive" role by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in resolving the "rising trust deficit" between the ... Read more...

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BJP slams blacklisting of former ISRO chief (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi/Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday slammed the government over the blacklisting of former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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BJP slams blacklisting of ISRO chief


January 30th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday slammed the union defence ministry for the blacklisting of ISRO and accused the government of having lost its "grace ... Read more...

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Will government resettle Kashmiri Hindus, asks BJP


January 19th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday questioned the central government on its plans for rehabilitating Kashmiri Hindus."Twenty-two years before, on 19th Jan, 1990, an ... Read more...

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Pune bids tearful adieu to Anuj Bidve (Lead, changing dateline)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 7 (IANS) Thousands of Pune citizens braved the cold to join the family and relatives of Anuj Bidve, an Indian student slain in Britain, at his last ... Read more...

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BJP welcomes quick government action on traders trapped in China


January 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday welcomed the government's action in ensuring the release of two Indian traders trapped in China.Welcoming the government action, ... Read more...

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Russia’s growing ties with China matter of concern: BJP MP


October 14th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's recent visit to China has been noted in strategic circles in India, with a BJP MP saying Russia's increasing ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling JD-U is against Modi for PM’s post


September 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leaders have not only kept away from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast, but raised voices against Modi being projected ... Read more...

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Mayawati misguiding Dalits: BJP


September 14th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of misguiding the socially marginalised people, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded Mayawati to come up with the ... Read more...

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Khanduri again becomes Uttarkahand chief minister


September 11th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Sep 11 (IANS) B.C. Khanduri was Sunday sworn in for the second time as the chief minister of the poll-bound Uttarakhand. Khanduri, 76, a former union minister and ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamil Congress sues global terror expert


July 13th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 13 (IANS) The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), which claims to represent over 300,000 Tamils of Sri Lankan origin in Canada, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Sri Lankan-born ... Read more...

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Pranab’s office bugged following Sonia’s orders: BJP


July 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Alleging that union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's office was "bugged" following instructions from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa hailed for raising plight of Sri Lankan Tamils


June 9th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) The Canadian Tamil Congress Wednesday hailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for the passage of a resolution by the state assembly demanding economic sanctions against ... Read more...

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Way to power in Delhi via Uttar Pradesh, Gadkari tells party


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) Exhorting party workers to regain Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "fertile land" in Uttar Pradesh, party chief Nitin Gadkari Friday said this would also assist the ... Read more...

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Ramesh for ‘pause’ in Jaitapur nuclear plant project


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana (Punjab), April 23 (IANS) There should be a "pause" in the Jaitapur nuclear project, slated to come up in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, till formulation of a transparent atomic ... Read more...

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Left did nothing for Bengal minorities, says BJP


April 8th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Charging the ruling Left Front with doing nothing for the development of minorities in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday claimed that the ... Read more...

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BJP demands Sheila Dikshit’s resignation over Shunglu report


March 31st, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a mass demonstration here on Thursday demanding the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over her indictment by the ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora marks Sri Lanka independence day as black day


February 5th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) The Tamil diaspora in Canada marked Sri Lanka's independence day Friday as a "black day" by wearing black badges."We join the Tamils back home in marking this day ... Read more...

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Communists have no moral right to speak against Maoists: BJP


February 1st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain Tuesday said West Bengal's ruling communists have no moral right to speak against the violence by Maoists."Communists have no ... Read more...

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BJP’s Shahnawaz Hussain appeals to ICC to reconsider Eden


February 1st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain Tuesday appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reconsider the Eden Gardens as the venue of the India-England ... Read more...

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BJP, Shiv Sena slam Digvijay Singh over controversial remarks on Karkare


December 12th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena have criticized Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh over his controversial remarks on the slain Anti Terrorism ... Read more...

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Kerala Police to arrest ‘lottery king’ soon


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 22 (IANS) Lottery king Santiago Martin and his associate John Kennedy will soon be arrested after a court asked the Kerala Police to register a case of cheating against them, ... Read more...

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Court orders fraud case against Kerala lottery dealer


November 6th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) A court here Saturday directed Kerala Police to register a case of cheating against lottery wholesaler Santiago Martin and his associate John Kennedy.Judicial First Class Magistrate A.M. Basheer ... Read more...

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What structure should disputed site have - Some views


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) What structure should the disputed site in Ayodhya have, a temple, a mosque or just left bare? With the ruling on the Ayodhya verdict deferred by the ... Read more...

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VHP organises rally, demands Afzal’s hanging


August 1st, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) led a rally here Sunday demanding parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging. "He attacked not our parliament but our conscience and self-respect. He ... Read more...

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BJP leaders boycott Prime Minister’s lunch


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Friday refused to attend Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's lunch in protest against the CBI summoning Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah ... Read more...

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Congress-led UPA targeting our popular chief ministers: BJP


June 13th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government of conducting "systematic manoeuvres to destabilize and derail" non-Congress or non-UPA state ... Read more...

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Agatha Sangma, Maken among MPs to attend Yale meet


May 29th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 29 (IANS) The youngest minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet, Agatha Sangma, another youthful minister Ajay Maken as well as Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi ... Read more...

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BJP asks PM to break silence on 2G scam


May 20th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday questioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's silence on Union Communications Minister A. Raja's alleged acts of "corruption and nepotism" in the ... Read more...

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Ludhiana gets air link; Congress, Akalis claim credit


May 13th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 13 (IANS) It may boast of highest number of Mercedes and BMW cars and millionaires and billionaires but Punjab's most industrialised city, Ludhiana, got air connectivity after years as ... Read more...

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