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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 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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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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Coalgate: Rajnath demands probe by SC judge


September 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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BJP to continue protest, unlikely to oblige on promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Despite BSP supremo Mayawati's request to let parliament function for passing a bill on reservations in promotions for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha airs concern over Pakistan Hindus’ plight


August 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha members across political divide Monday expressed concern over the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan and urged the government to spell out ... 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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Dismiss Assam government, says Rajnath Singh


July 27th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 27 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Friday said the central government should dismiss the Assam government for the communal clashes in the state.Singh told reporters here that ... Read more...

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BJP announces stir for farmers


July 26th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Charging the Congress-led central government with apathy towards farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced a nationwide stir from Aug 3 to 8."The ... Read more...

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Modi’s ‘hang me’ remark triggers Congress, BJP slug-fest (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A slug-fest broke out Thursday between the Congress and the BJP over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's controversial "Hang me if I am guilty" ... Read more...

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Indian lawmakers vote to elect new president (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect a new president in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Thousands attend Bal Apte’s funeral


July 18th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader, RSS ideologue and two-time Rajya Sabha member Bal Apte was cremated here Wednesday, with thousands attending the last rites.A mammoth funeral ... 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 stakes claim to form government


July 11th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislative leader Jagadish Shettar Wednesday staked claim to form the ruling party's third government in Karnataka. He will be sworn ... 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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Shettar elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) After day-long hankering over power spoils, Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday elected Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar as leader of its legislature wing, paving ... Read more...

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Jockeying for power in Karnataka delays leadership change


July 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hopes for a smooth leadership change in Karnataka were dashed Tuesday as supporters of outgoing chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ... Read more...

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Shettar meets Gowda, says will speak after taking oath


July 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Karnataka Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar, who will be the new chief minister, Sunday declined to comment on his imminent elevation, replacing D. V. Sadananda ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Evening Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Desperate to prevent a split in the party and save its government in Karnataka, the BJP Sunday announced that Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday formally announced Jagadish Shettar as the new chief minister of Karnataka, replacing D.V. Sadananda Gowda."According to ... Read more...

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BJP to campaign for Sangma


June 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will campaign aggressively for presidential candidate P.A. Sangma across the country, party officials said Thursday after a meeting attended ... Read more...

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BJP to contest presidential poll, undecided on candidate (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's top leaders Monday decided to put up a fight against UPA candidate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the ... Read more...

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BJP to contest presidential poll, undecided on candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's top leaders Monday decided to put up a fight against Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential poll ... Read more...

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Nepal’s constitutional crisis worries BJP


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday voiced concern over the constitutional crisis in neighbouring Nepal, terming it a "serious setback"."Major political parties and their ... Read more...

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BJP amends constitution to extend Gadkari’s term (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday passed an amendment to its constitution which will now enable party president Nitin Gadkari's term to be extended by ... Read more...

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BJP amends constitution to extend Gadkari’s term


May 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday passed an amendment to its constitution which will now enable the party to extend president Nitin Gadkari's term by ... Read more...

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BJP national executive meeting to be kept ’simple’


May 18th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national executive meeting here next week will be kept "simple" as Maharashtra is facing a severe drought, a senior party ... Read more...

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BJP wing to hold Kisan parliament in Delhi Saturday


May 11th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kisan Morcha will hold a two-day farmers' parliament Saturday and Sunday in New Delhi to discuss the issues faced by ... Read more...

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Withdraw cases against Bhatta farmers: Rajnath to Akhilesh


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Tuesday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking his "immediate and personal" intervention in withdrawing ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh wants Hindi in apex court


May 5th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 5 (IANS) BJP leader Rajnath Singh Saturday advocated the introduction of Hindi and other Indian languages in the Supreme Court of India.Singh, who was the chief guest ... Read more...

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BJP plans farmers’ parliament in Delhi May 12-13


April 14th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a farmers' parliament in New Delhi May 12-13 to highlight the plight of peasants.Kisan ... Read more...

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UP politicians rally behind bullion traders


March 26th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) With bullion traders across Uttar Pradesh going on an indefinite strike Monday against the service tax proposed by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on non-branded ... Read more...

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Kalraj Mishra quits Rajya Sabha


March 21st, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Kalraj Mishra Wednesday quit his upper house seat following his election to the Uttar Pradesh assembly.According ... Read more...

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Early elections not ruled out: Rajnath


March 17th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 17 (IANS) Citing political uncertainty, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Saturday that early Lok Sabha elections cannot be ruled out.In view of the infighting within the ... Read more...

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