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FDI marks countdown for UPA: BJP


September 21st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after the government notified the decision to allow foreign equity in multi-brand retail, the BJP Friday said it marked the beginning of the ... Read more...

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Embarrassment piles on ruling BJP in Karnataka


September 18th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden, scam-scarred ruling BJP in Karnataka Tuesday faced embarrassment as a senior leader demanded the resignation of state party chief and another of a deputy ... Read more...

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Media should avoid sensationalism, says PM (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday urged the media to avoid sensationalism and rather focus on fair, objective and balanced reporting to ensure the unity ... Read more...

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My good wishes to Rahul, Mulayam now says


September 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) A day after the Samajwadi Party's direct attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked up a storm, its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Thursday extended his ... Read more...

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Goa iron ore scam may have a golden lining: Congress spokesman


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.Party spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu Thursday demanded that the central government should ... Read more...

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Congress asks CAG to respond to public debate on coal report


August 30th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Raising questions over the CAG's mandate to examine the profits of companies who have been allocated coal blocks, the Congress Thursday said the country's chief ... Read more...

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BJP to launch nationwide protest over coal blocks


August 29th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Sticking to its demand for cancelling allocation of 142 coal blocks and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation, the BJP Wednesday said it will launch ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP welcome death for Kasab


August 29th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence to Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case and sought ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM to go, vows to disrupt parliament (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After both houses of parliament were adjourned Tuesday over an alleged coal block scam, the BJP vowed not to let the houses function until ... Read more...

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Congress rejects BJP demand for PM’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress Friday rejected as "unwarranted" the BJP's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over coal block allocation and accused the ... Read more...

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BJP terms Shivpal Yadav’s comments reckless


August 10th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday termed as "reckless and bizarre" the reported remarks of Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav that hard-working officials ... 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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Anyone can float a political party: BJP


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought to downplay moves of Team Anna towards forming a "political alternative", saying the constitution gave everyone a ... Read more...

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Prime minister should answer on Assam violence: BJP


July 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday sought an answer from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the communal violence in Assam even as it blamed the state's Congress ... 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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Pawar meets Sonia to discuss ‘coalition issues’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) An aggrieved Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday, a day after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president and his lieutenant Praful Patel ... Read more...

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Unhappy Pawar, Patel offer to quit (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Thursday was embroiled in fresh ally trouble with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his lieutenant Praful Patel ... Read more...

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Why back Pranab, BJP asks Trinamool


July 17th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Miffed over Trinamool Congress's decision to support Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential polls, the BJP Tuesday said it was unable to understand what "compulsion" ... Read more...

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Outrage over diktat against women, villagers thrash cops (Roundup)


July 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Amid national outrage over a Uttar Pradesh panchayat's Taliban-style diktat against women, defiant villagers Friday thrashed two policemen for arresting two of the panchayat members.The ... 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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BJP opposes transfer of CBI officer probing Adarsh scam


July 6th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Maharashtra BJP Friday demanded that the union government should "put on hold" the transfer of the CBI joint director who led the probe into the ... Read more...

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Congress rejects Sangma appeal for debate with Mukherjee (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Congress Friday rejected presidential nominee P.A. Sangma's demand for a debate with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee even as Team Anna ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP, asks others to revisit stand on Pranab


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its decision to oppose UPA's presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress party Friday sought widest possible support ... Read more...

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President’s poll: BJP core committee to meet Monday (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Holding parleys across the political spectrum on the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is scheduled to meet Monday night to ... Read more...

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It’s people’s victory, says Jagan’s mother


June 15th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma described the party's victory in the Andhra Pradesh by-elections as "people's victory"."We got justice in the people's court ... Read more...

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NDA to meet Friday over presidential polls


June 14th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) On a day when it joined hands with the AIADMK to garner support for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Intro Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Countdown begins, presidential poll on July 19 (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission announced Tuesday that the presidential election would be held July 19, setting the ball rolling for the process to decide on ... Read more...

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Congress still silent over presidential candidate


June 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) On a day newly-appointed Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said dates for presidential elections will be announced soon, Congress Monday maintained silence over its ... Read more...

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Happy at CVC referring coal allocation case to CBI: BJP


June 1st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it was "happy" that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has referred the coal block allocation case to ... Read more...

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Advani, Sushma’s absence at rally pre-decided, no rift: BJP (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj will not attend the key party rally in Mumbai Friday evening due to prior engagements, ... Read more...

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Advani, Sushma to skip party rally in Mumbai


May 25th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj will not attend the key party rally in Mumbai Friday evening due to prior engagements, ... Read more...

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BJP resolution against Kashmir interlocutors’ report


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday passed a resolution against the Jammu and Kashmir interlocutors' report, saying that it was against Kashmir's integration with India.The resolution, ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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YSR party seeks CBI probe into cash seized from Chiranjeevi’s kin


May 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party Tuesday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the huge amount of money seized at the house of ... Read more...

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