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UP traders claim bandh a success, to keep up protests (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide strike called by opposition parties Thursday evoked a mixed response in Uttar Pradesh. While many shops and business establishments opened post lunch, normal life ... Read more...

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Shutdown paralyses life in Assam


September 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown sponsored by the opposition parties Thursday against hiked diesel prices and FDI in multi-brand retail trade drew a near-total response in Assam and affected ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples normal life in UP


September 20th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Normal life was crippled across the state Thursday in response to the shutdown call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi has invited Esha, Bharat: Hema Malini


July 1st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Hema Malini had invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her daughter Esha's wedding with Bharat Takhtani. She says that the ... Read more...

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Pranab leaves active politics: End of an era


June 25th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Respected among friends and foes alike, Pranab Mukherjee, the "most perfected politician of the current lot", will leave active politics Tuesday marking the end ... Read more...

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Miffed Shanta wants action against corruption (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


May 4th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) The rift between Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and another party leader Shanta Kumar has widened, with the latter accusing the ... Read more...

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Himachal never planned stadium at Annandale ground: BJP


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh Thursday refuted allegations that the state government wanted to take possession of Shimla's Annandale ground for ... Read more...

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Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said "national security ... Read more...

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Tough road ahead for Dhumal in election year (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) The induction of Khimi Ram into the Himachal Pradesh cabinet may increase the difficulties of the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government that ... Read more...

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BJP in damage control mode after rebels form new outfit (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 12 (IANS) A new political outfit, Himachal Lokhit Party, formed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels last week has turned into a headache for the ruling party ... Read more...

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Parties welcome poll announcement (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Political parties Saturday welcomed the announcement of assembly elections for five states, including the most populous and politically important state of Uttar Pradesh, from ... Read more...

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Congress, BSP playing games over Bundelkhand: BJP


November 9th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday accused the central and Uttar Pradesh governments of playing politics in the name of Bundelkhand and said the situation ... Read more...

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Let Modi concentrate on state first, says Katiyar


September 30th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) In a first vocal opposition to a national role for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's saffron brigade leader Vinay Katiyar ... Read more...

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Corruption, BSP ‘misrule’ main issues at BJP meet


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Corruption linked to the Congress-led government and "misrule" in Uttar Pradesh will be the focus of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day National Executive meeting ... Read more...

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Chidambaram should quit over terror list errors: BJP (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's resignation for putting out an erroneous terror list of India's 50 Most ... Read more...

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Chidambaram should quit for terror list errors: BJP (Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said union Home Minister P. Chidambaram should resign for putting out an erroneous terror list of India's 50 Most ... Read more...

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Where are Greater Noida’s ‘missing’ villagers, asks BJP


May 17th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) A day after Congress MP Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government had killed people in Greater Noida's Bhatta Parsaul village to quell the ... Read more...

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Hazare’s crusade gets mass support in Himachal


April 8th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) Various social and political organisations in Himachal Pradesh have come out in support of social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite fast in New Delhi for ... Read more...

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Peace talks an attempt to divert attention, says BJP


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Kalraj Mishra Thursday said peace talks with Pakistan during the World Cup semifinal in Mohali was the Congress' ... Read more...

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CPI-M student leader quits ahead of Kerala polls


March 24th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Sindhu Joy, a firebrand student leader of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Thursday quit the party saying she had been sidelined.Joy was a national ... Read more...

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Four BJP leaders detained at Srinagar airport


January 25th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) Four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were Tuesday detained by police at Srinagar international airport to prevent them from taking part in the proposed flag-hoisting at Lal ... Read more...

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Bring back money stashed in Swiss banks, demands BJP


December 25th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday condemned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for delaying to bring back the illegal money hoarded in Swiss banks. The BJP said ... Read more...

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Smiling faces turn red after Sen verdict


December 24th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 24 (IANS) It was a huge gathering of right activists and mediapersons outside at the district and sessions court Friday here as judge B.P. Varma prepared to rule in a ... Read more...

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Frisking Row: Sikh delegation meets US ambassador Roemer in New Delhi


December 15th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.15 (ANI): A Sikh delegation met United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer here on Wednesday to submit a memorandum to US President Barack Obama against hurting religious ... Read more...

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‘Mulayam Singh must seek pardon for Ayodhya comments’


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Saturday demanded that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav should seek pardon for his comments that the Allahabad High Court's verdict ... Read more...

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Resolve Ayodhya issue through talks: Vinay Katiyar to government


September 15th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Vinay Katiyar Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make attempts to resolve the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute through talks outside ... Read more...

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National Conference, Congress fuelling trouble in valley: BJP


August 21st, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir of "fuelling trouble" in the valley by "pandering" to the separatist ... Read more...

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Jats threaten to disrupt Delhi Commonwealth Games over jobs reservation demand


July 13th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Scores of Jats have gathered under the banner of the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshana Samiti (ABJASS) - All India Jats Protection Forum gathered in the national capital ... Read more...

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BJP asks Congress to make Emergency-related papers public


June 25th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded that the Congress-led central government make public documents related to the imposition of Emergency in the country in 1975. "The citizens ... Read more...

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Katiyar must apologise for objectionable posters: Congress


June 21st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Congress Monday demanded an unconditional apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Vinay Katiyar for issuing "objectionable posters linking Congress with terrorism", ahead of his ... Read more...

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BJP may move court against CBI in Sohrabuddin case


May 12th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is keeping its options open on approaching the apex court against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) exceeding its brief in the ... Read more...

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Prabhat Jha is new Madhya Pradesh BJP chief


May 8th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 8 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Prabhat Jha was Saturday elected unopposed as the president of the Madhya Pradesh unit of the party, ... Read more...

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Gujarat invites all Gujaratis for 50th anniversary


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Gujaratis from all over the world to converge on Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad to take part in year-long celebrations starting April 30 to ... Read more...

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