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New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Wednesday said a leader cannot be a prime ministerial candidate just because "he is a crowd puller".
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Only right-wing Hindutva leaders can guarantee the security of Muslims in India, BJP leader Uma Bharti said Sunday, as she defended Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, facing fire over handling of 2002 riots in his state.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress Friday questioned what the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government did to ensure the release of Sarabjit Singh when it was in power, adding that the focus should now be on other Indians in Pakistani jails.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in Lahore Thursday following a brutal assault in a jail, accused Pakistan of backstabbing India and called for all political parties to come together and strengthen the government's hands.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore hospital following a brutal attack on him in a high-security jail there.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital this morning after a murderous attack in jail last week, on Thursday lashed out at Pakistan for her brother's death and called for a war against the country.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed its delight over Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi's comment that he sees reflection of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in national president Rajnath Singh.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): Members of Parliament representing the BJP, the Left and the DMK have submitted privilege notices against Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman P C Chacko for the manner in which the JPC draft report on the 2G spectrum scam was leaked to the media even before it reached most of the 30 panel members.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Sunday set a deadline before the BJP asking it to name the party's prime ministerial candidate by December.
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Tuesday accused the UPA government of discriminating against non-Congress ruled states.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) BJP's Delhi unit chief Vijay Goel said Saturday L.K. Advani will head a party government after the next election but later sought to clarify he meant it would be formed under the veteran leader's guidance.
New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday downplayed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's remark that it was time for him to repay his 'debt to Mother India'.
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will conduct an inquiry into the purchase of 108 ambulances under a centrally-sponsored scheme by the previous BJP regime, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Monday.
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Odiya and Bihari labourers hired on contract for Goa's mining industry need to be "shunted" out of the state as the mining ban is forcing them towards crime, Congress legislator Vishwajeet Rane alleged Tuesday.
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are set to roll out a red carpet for entrepreneurs.
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are set to roll out a red carpet for entrepreneurs.
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday quoted a poem by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to open his budget speech in the state assembly.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's preparations for next year's general election have been hit by several snags - all of them predictable.
Shimla, March 13 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday walked out from the Himachal Pradesh assembly over the state government's move to change names of schemes and projects named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly on the first day of the budget session as the opposition BJP members protested the speaker's delaying a decision on their two adjournment motions.
Ghaziabad, March 7 (IANS) The 19-year-old class 12 student, who was raped by three men on the night of March 2, had fought hard to save herself from her assailants, police here said Thursday.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday urged party chief Rajnath Singh to adopt "zero tolerance" against corruption and cautioned party leaders against indiscipline and speaking out of turn before TV cameras.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Projecting itself as the only alternative to the Congress, the BJP Sunday called upon party workers to "awaken the country" and "generate a hope for decisive change" in the Lok Sabha elections.
Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Public transport and banking were affected in the Rajasthan capital Wednesday on the first day of the two-day countrywide strike called by various unions protesting the government's alleged anti-people and anti-labour policies and inability to control price rise.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As more high-profile names cropped up in connection with bribery allegations in the $750 million VVIP chopper deal, the Indian government Friday put the contract with Italian firm Finmevcanica on hold and began the process to cancel it.
Timeline of the $750-million AgustaWestland chopper deal:
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) With debate raging in the BJP over making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Tuesday said Delhi is far for the party, immaterial of who leads it in general election.
Dharamsala, Jan 11 (IANS) Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday over the death of a young man in police firing two days ago in Shimla.
Dharamsala, Jan 10 (IANS) BJP leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday took exception to the reported move of the state government to stop offering ration card holders free bags that carry photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray kicked up a storm once again when he said that the perpetrators of the recent Delhi gang-rape were from Bihar.
New Delhi, Dec.25 (ANI): Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) greeted former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday on Tuesday and celebrated it as a good governance day.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 89 today.
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday rejected former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director U.S. Mishra's allegation that there was political pressure during the probe against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati in the disproportionate assets case.
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Wednesday said the claims made by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi that Sir Creek was being "handed over" to Pakistan was "unsubstantiated" and "mischievous" as they came a day before the first phase of theassembly elections in the state.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Alok Joshi, a 1976 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, has been appointed chief of India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Agra, Nov 25 (IANS) The homeless in Agra have a new refuge to escape the biting cold this winter ?? a night shelter opened by voluntary organisation Sri Nathji Nishulk Jal Sewa on the city's MG Road.
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday it is extremely unfortunate that Balasaheb Thackeray is no more, and added that the Shiv Sena patriarch's 'inspiration and motivation will always give us great strength for national reconstruction and socio-economic transformation of the country'.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The BJP Thursday welcomed Xi Jinping taking over as the new general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and hoped that the new leadership will work with India on sensitive issues in a mutually acceptable manner.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The BJP members Thursday ended their boycott of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation issue and reiterated their demand for calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as witnesses.
Muzaffarpur, Oct 29 (ANI): Two FIRs have been filed in Bihar's Vaishali district against former MLA Vijay Kumar Shukla alias Munna Shukla, who is serving jail term in connection with the murder of former minister Brij Bihari Prasad.
New Delhi, Oct.21 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday urged the ruling Congress party to monitor the airfares of private airlines and take strict action against those found guilty of exploiting the public.
New Delhi, Oct.21 (ANI): There is evidence that relatives of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani were involved in corruption and wrong-doing, claimed Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday in an interview to a television channel.
Mumbai, Oct.20 (ANI): Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Saturday urged leaders of Maharashtra and the 'Bihar lobby' in the media to learn lessons from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and not compromise when it comes to protecting the dignity of Maharashtra before the world.
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Saturday mocked the "silence" of all Biharis and BJP leaders from the state over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's reported anti-Bihari tirade.
Lucknow, Oct 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested that parliamentarians should explore possibilities of amending rules to ensure that both houses are able to transact routine business.
Shimla, Oct 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Sunday stopped the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh from distributing free PDS bags carrying photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): The mortal remains of former National Security Advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra were consigned to flames at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium here on Monday.
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The US embassy here Sunday condoled the passing away of India's first national security adviser Brajesh Mishra, describing him as "an extraordinary champion" of close India-US ties.
New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of former National Security Advisor and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Brajesh Mishra.
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the death of former National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra, describing him as "one of the most able and influential public servants of his generation".
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the passing away of Brajesh Mishra, India's first national security adviser (NSA).
India's first-ever national security adviser (NSA) and key aid to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Brajesh Mishra passed away Friday night at a private hospital in New Delhi just a day before his 85th birthday, informed a government official..........
New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Former National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra passed away in New Delhi yesterday following a heart attack. He was 84.
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India's first-ever national security adviser Brajesh Mishra passed away Friday night at a private hospital in the national capital. He was 84.
Surajkund (Haryana), Sep 28 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on the UPA Government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said the ruling Congress Party has found a new ally in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to manage its allies till 2014.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) At least one person was killed and over a dozen injured Tuesday following a stampede at the famous Panki Hanuman temple on the outskirts of Kanpur, police said.
Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday said his party was prepared for a mid-term poll. He also held that the prime minister had much explaining to do on matters concerning the economy.
Chennai, Sept 19 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said that the crucial talks over the issue of sharing water from River Cauvery have failed, and added that she will again approach the Supreme Court to seek justice.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Demanding a rollback of the UPA's recent economic decisions, the BJP Wednesday said it was considering the demand for a special session of parliament over the government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail not having a majority support in the Lok Sabha.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery river on a daily basis water to Tamil Nadu between Sep 20 and Oct 15.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to call for a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a Bihari youth in Kerala.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will chair the much-awaited meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) for the first time in nine years on Wednesday to discuss the demand made by Tamil Nadu for releasing more water by Karnataka.
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) programme.
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Sunday expressed his admiration for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and said she was best suited to becoming the next prime minister but her party played down his remarks and said any such decision would be taken at an appropriate time.
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Stung by Congress leader Digvijay Singh's statement that Maharashtra's Thackeray family originally hailed from Bihar, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray hit back Thursday, saying Digvijay was "mad".
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday reiterated the party's old demand of a "permit system" to check influx of migrants from Bihar and other places into Mumbai.
Patna, Sept 2 (ANI): Reacting sharply to Maharashtra Nanirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's anti-north Indian and specifically anti-Bihari rhetoric, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday described Thackeray as being a person of unsound mind, and questioned the Maharashtra Government's inaction in cracking the administrative whip on him.
Mumbai/Patna, Sep 1 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Asim Azmi on Saturday demanded that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and his party should be declared a militant and hate mongering party.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Monday threatened to go on strike after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to revoke action against five doctors for dereliction of duty leading to the death of a Bihari youth.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after it walked out of the joint parliamentary committee meeting on 2G spectrum allocation, the Bharatiya Janata Party called the Congress 'thethar' (obstinate), blaming it for not letting the panel function properly.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned again after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition continued to press for Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocations.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes within the proceedings began on Thursday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition sticking to their demand for Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocations.
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday walked out from a meeting of the committee, calling it a "kangaroo court".
New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday said the government is ready to discuss the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocations,
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Downplaying the significance of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming visit to western sanctions hit Iran, the US has hoped he would convey to Tehran the importance of meeting its international obligations.
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In a visit laden with immense symbolic significance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads to Iran Aug 28 to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, a trip that is expected to not only reinforce India's enduring commitment to the movement but also underline New Delhi's strategic intent to deepen ties with sanctions-hit Tehran.
Agra, Aug 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has criticized the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre over poor governance and policy paralysis.
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Amid tightening Western sanctions targeting Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads to Iran to attend the Aug 30-31 Non-Aligned Movement summit - an important visit that will require a deft balancing act as New Delhi cuts down Iranian oil imports and tries to keep bilateral ties on an even keel.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday termed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) a "total failure", and compared it with the party-led National Democratic Alliance which "functioned smoothly".
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): As the standoff between the ruling Congress Party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) intensifies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the UPA and its alliance is a total failure.
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday underlined the need to evolve a national consensus to solve the Kashmir problem "through democratic means".
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Amid Abu Jundal's revelations about the involvement of Pakistani state agencies in 26/11, former minister and MP Shashi Tharoor says that there is "a systematic effort" to shield the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack but says "it is in our interest to have peace with Pakistan" because development was not possible with troubled borders.
The Delhi High Court (HC) Wednesday has quashed Central Information Commission (CIC) order that had allowed to disclose the correspondence between then President K R Narayanan and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the Gujarat riots of 2002.............
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday rubbished Time magazine's description of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as an 'underachiever'.
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), July 8 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government for the price rise, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday said that inflation has broken all the records in eight years of its reign.
Veteran BJP leader L.K.Advani has defended Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that he has been systematically and viciously maligned
Bhubaneshwar, July 2 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ideologue K. N. Govindacharya has taken on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for his remarks on Sonia Gandhi vis-a-vis the 2004 elections, and urged him to disclose all facts to avoid being judged.
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday criticized former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for saying he was ready to appoint Sonia Gandhi as prime minister in 2004 despite intense lobbying against her.
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced its support to former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the presidential election.
Guwahati, June 20 (IANS) The bloody protest in Manipur that resulted in the infamous June 18 massacre in 2001, also known as the Great June Uprising, will soon come alive on screen.
Patna, June 19 (IANS) The NDA's prime ministerial candidate should be as liberal a person as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Tuesday.
In order to take the campaign for supporting APJ Abdul Kalam for President race a step ahead, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has finally taken the help of popular social networking site Facebook.
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin, who has worked in her husband Anurag Kashyap's directorial ventures, is not part of "Gangs Of Wasseypur" because, she says, she doesn't fit into village belle's character.
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has said the anti-corruption campaigns by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev are 'timely and valid'.
Vrindavan, June 4 (IANS) Ex-army chief General V.K. Singh has thrown his lot behind the anti-graft agitations led by social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, terming them 'timely and valid'.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Coinciding with L.K. Advani's implicit attack on party president Nitin Gadkari, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticized some of its leaders but without taking any names.
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In remarks that are bound to raise some eyebrows, former BJP president L.K. Advani said Thursday that people were not happy with the UPA government but they were upset with his party too.
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi appears to have emerged as a front-runner in the faction-ridden Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its prime ministerial candidate.
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari arrived in Assam Saturday on a two-day visit to review party activities in the northeastern states.