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Another pre-poll sop for over 300,000 ‘babus’ (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Less than two months before the assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has apparently made a contribution towards his vote bank by announcing ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Congress not serious about Muslims’ welfare: Azam Khan


August 12th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying it was only using Muslims ... Read more...

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Congress importing illegal migrants in Assam: Jaitley


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Thursday accused the government of treating the Assam violence as a law and order problem and said the ruling Congress was ... Read more...

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Assam is sitting on time bomb: Ravi Shankar


August 9th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 9 (IANS) "Assam is sitting on a time bomb," spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar warned Thursday.He also told the media here after visiting refugee camps housing Bodo ... Read more...

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Shinde seeks united effort for Assam peace, BJP slams vote-bank politics (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) It was not the first time Assam saw violence, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday, stressing that it was the duty of all political parties ... Read more...

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Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check infiltration.Taking part in ... 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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Modi appreciators being victimised, says BJP


July 30th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday said those appreciating Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi were becoming "victim of the worst kind of vote bank politics" ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav for action against caste panchayats


July 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Slamming Taliban-style diktats by a caste panchayat in Uttar Pradesh against women, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav deamnded action against such "unconstitutional" groups.Talking ... Read more...

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Vokkaligas protest Gowda’s removal in Karnataka


July 9th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Vokkaligas, including lawmakers and cadres across various parties, Monday protested against the move of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to oust D.V.Sadananda ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Vaghela (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Shankarsinh Vaghela


July 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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RSS questions Nitish Kumar’s ’secular PM’ comments


June 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for insisting on a secular prime minister, the RSS has sought to know why there ... Read more...

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Congress was never serious about Muslim quota: Azam Khan


June 14th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh has blamed the Congress for failing to get reservation for Muslims, and said the latter was never serious ... Read more...

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BJP hails apex court decision on minority quota


June 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's refusal to stay Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision quashing the minority sub-quota.Talking to reporters ... 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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Akhilesh firefights as ministers, officials embarrass government (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) "Even if god forms a government in Uttar Pradesh, crime cannot be controlled," said minister Durga Prasad Yadav. Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan wants ... Read more...

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Haj subsidy to end in 10 years, rules Supreme Court (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian government's Haj subsidy for pilgrims should be phased out of over the next 10 years, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, spelling the beginning ... Read more...

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Centre trying to trample on rights of states: BJP


May 7th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Seizing on the United Progressive Alliance's inability to push through its proposed anti-terror hub due to opposition by several non-Congress chief ministers, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Muslim-Dalit political party launched


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) A former police officer, who once arrested absconding underworld don Chhota Shakil, Tuesday launched a new political party-Awami Vikas Party (AVP) to "strengthen" Muslim and Dalit ... Read more...

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Mayawati readies for first appearance after poll debacle


April 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 14 (IANS) A mass marriage, thousands of people and illuminations in a 10 km area... the stage is set for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati to ... Read more...

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Mayawati fast-tracks preparations for Lok Sabha polls


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Humbled in the Uttar Pradesh elections, theBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has fast-tracked preparations for the general elections due in 2014.And keeping in line with ... Read more...

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Muslims in India are being misled: Salman Rushdie (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses" as also bestsellers like "Midnight's Children" and "Shame", Saturday denounced "disgraceful vote bank ... Read more...

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Mayawati quits, warns against SP’s hooliganism (Third Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh was likely to witness a wave of hooliganism as the Samajwadi Party (SP) had been voted back to power in the state, outgoing ... Read more...

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Congress’s Muslim card, Ajit Singh’s Jat clout on test in Tuesday’s poll (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) The Muslim card, played heavily by the Congress party, will be on test Tuesday when 68 Uttar Pradesh assembly constituencies go to poll during the ... Read more...

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BJP for Khurshid’s removal, Congress reaction mixed (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for "denigrating" the Election Commission over his promise for ... Read more...

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Trinamool in Goa like mushroom in monsoon: Congress


February 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) The Congress Monday compared the newly-emerged Trinamool Congress in Goa to a mushroom growing in the monsoon, saying the party had just come up at ... Read more...

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Reservation for Muslims unacceptable: VHP


February 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 12 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday termed union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's remarks on reservations for backward Muslims "unacceptable" and threatened a nation-wide campaign against the ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto is against minority reservation; for Ram temple


January 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Friday said it was against the announced 4.5 percent reservation ... Read more...

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Vote bank politics shields illegal Bangladeshis: Court (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Petty vote bank politics prevents firm, resolute and intense government action against nearly three crore Bangladeshis illegally staying in India, a Delhi court said while ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rajasthan on calling off Rushdie address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to play down the decision of the party-led Rajasthan government against allowing Salman Rushdie to address the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Vote bank politics shields illegal Bangladeshis: Court


January 24th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Petty vote bank politics prevents firm, resolute and intense government action against nearly three crore Bangladeshis illegally staying in India, a Delhi court said while ... Read more...

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Rushdie episode worst communal vote bank politics: BJP (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
JalandharNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the government for "bowing to fundamentalists" and cancelling Salman Rushdie's Jaipur visit and said the celebrated author ... Read more...

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