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The most competent leader in the Bharatiya Janata Party politics Lal Krishna Advani is simultaneously a prolific writer, well-versed politician, good man and humble personality. This present political personality was born of a well to do family in Karachi of undivided India or present Pakistan before the independence in November 1927. Advani is a mature leader in BJP and has served as the home minister of the Government of India in the first term of the government by Bharatiya Janata Party and the Deputy Prime minister in the second term of the government from 1999 to 2004. Advani made his debut in politics by his entry in to RSS in 1942 and later on Bharatiya Jana Sangha and was elected to parliament in 1970 parliamentary poll. The significant political career of this veteran commenced in 1980 in the formation of Bharatiya Janata party by the great politician of the time Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1980. Advani is one of the mature leaders in Indian politics and a lot of changes have taken place both in Indian politics and the Bharatiya Janata party?s. His Ratha yatra to attain the support of the people for his party is much reputed. Advani has been awarded with the outstanding parliamentarian award in 1999 for his excellent leading of the party and role on various issues in the parliament. He is the strongest leader in BJP and is nominated as the prime ministerial candidate for the party in 2009 general elections. Despite these accomplishments L.K. Advani has been dragged to controversy over many issues like Babri Masjid Demolition where under his leadership Hindus demolished the Masjid for the construction of Ram temple thus hurting the consent of the Muslims. Jinnah appreciation issue is another matter that pushes him to conflict. In spite of all these controversies and hurdles Advani stands as one of the most undisputed leaders in Indian politics and the political organization of Bharatiya Janata party.
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Kathmandu, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): In a dramatic and positive development in Nepali politics, the major political parties have reached a deal on power sharing and are formalizing the agreement on Thursday.
Bangalore, May 2 (IANS) Undeterred by a cloudy sky and threat of rain, thousands thronged the Chinnaswamy stadium late Wednesday to root for home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL-V) T20 here.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a crucial step, India is likely to invite Pakistan for a regional conference of investors on Afghanistan here next month that is aimed at creating regional support for economic stability of the violence-torn country.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Tuesday said that a political approach was needed to counter the Taliban, and added that the Hamid Karzai-led government would be willing to talk with only those groups who recognise and respect the democratic set up and the sanctity of human rights.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to the 2014 withdrawal of international forces from the violence-torn country.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Tuesday said India would ensure that Afghanistan does not become "a target for extremist forces"
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces, indicating increased security cooperation between the two countries in the run-up to the withdrawal of international forces from the violence-torn country.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of India and Afghanistan met here on Tuesday and reviewed progress in bilateral ties.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its 'unwavering commitment' to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become 'a target for extremist forces' and stressed that New Delhi's security was intertwined with that of Kabul's stability.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Building upon their landmark strategic pact, India and Afghanistan will Tuesday hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted partnership council and explore ways of bolstering intelligence sharing system in the wake of recent serial terror strikes in the violence-afflicted country.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Ending the post-Fukushima lull, India and Japan Monday decided to resume their civil nuclear deal negotiations and initiated key steps, including the launch of two dialogues in areas of maritime and cyber security, to deepen their strategic ties.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Ending the post-Fukushima lull, India and Japan Monday decided to resume negotiations on their civil nuclear deal and launched two separate dialogues in the domains of maritime and cyber security.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Actor-turned model Rajneesh Duggal says for any celebrity, handling fame is the most arduous task and feels some times it takes a toll on their growth.
Doha, April 29 (IANS) Aditya Mehta defeated compatriot Pankaj Advani in the final to give India the Asian Snooker Championship title after eight years here Sunday.
Doha, April 28 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani and national champion Aditya Mehta entered the final of the Asian Snooker Championship here Saturday to set up an intriguing title clash.
Doha, April 28 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta continued to make steady progress as both the Indian top seeds reached the semi-finals of the Asian snooker championship here Saturday.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul will arrive here Monday on a three-day visit to India during which the two sides will discuss the future of their bilateral relations.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday discussed what he called the "alarming situation" in Syria with India and stressed that violence must end immediately before for the deployment of 300 monitors which has been sanctioned by the Security Council.
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba will pay a two-day official visit to India beginning on April 29 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.
Doha, April 27 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta, the top two seeds, entered the quarter-finals of the Asian snooker championship here Friday.
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said India is committed to achieving the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a trip to India early next month ahead of the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington co-chaired by her and Indian Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The US has not threatened to impose sanctions on India for having economic relations with Iran, parliament was told Thursday.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship to be played here May 4-9.
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday disclosed that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has asked Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to take firm action to curb terrorism to enhance bilateral ties.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Seeking closer ties through a sustained talks process and a step by step approach to solve outstanding issues, India and Pakistan are likely to sign a "liberalised visa agreement" when their home secretaries meet in Islamabad next month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan are likely to sign a "liberalised visa agreement" when home secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad next month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday.
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to India Tuesday.
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Granules India Ltd., a fast growing pharmaceutical manufacturing company, has posted a growth of 37 percent in revenues for 2011-12.
New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Central Government to sack Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval for apparently defending the contention of the Italian Government that their country's ship - the Enrica Lexie - was in international waters and not in Indian waters when its security personnel killed two Keralite fishermen in February this year.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The two Non-Resident Indian (NRI) children in Norway who were taken into the custody by that country's Child Welfare Services on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents, returned to India Tuesday.
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday welcomed a Norway court's decision to allow two Indian kids to return home in the company of their paternal uncle.
New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, Apr 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has reportedly spoken to Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, over the killing of K Sheshadri Rao, a young Odia student, at Boston.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday condemned the abduction of the Collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District, Alex Paul Menon, and asked the Maoists to come forward for talks.
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the candidature of S S Ahluwalia for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand.
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New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the victory in the Delhi civic polls coming as a shot in the arm for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party's top leadership met here Wednesday morning to discuss it's strategy for future polls.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Looking to further expand India's ties with Spain, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be on a three-day visit to Madrid from April 19 for bilateral discussions with his counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, officials said here Tuesday.
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, who earlier this month became the first Indian to win five Asian titles, was felicitated by the Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA), here Tuesday.
Abu Dhabi/New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India Monday conveyed its 'profound concern' to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the wave of terror attacks in his country and hoped that Afghanistan will sort out its issues without resorting to mindless violence.
Abu Dhabi, Apr 16 (ANI): Expressing profound concern over the violence in Kabul, xternal Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said India believes that Afghanistan will have to sort out the issues among themselves in a civilized manner without resorting to mindless violence.
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Sunday informed that all Indians in Afghanistan are safe following a multiple terrorist attack in Kabul and other cities.
Abu Dhabi, Apr 15 (ANI): During his visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE), External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Sunday met Indian envoys in the region at a meeting in Abu Dhabi.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to over 1.75 million Indians, are set to sign agreements on double taxation and consular issues after the foreign ministers of the two countries hold talks in Abu Dhabi Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from April 14 to 16.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed for an early meeting to firm up the contours of their proposed maritime dialogue.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday flagged India-Russia bilateral ties, which are in their 65th year, as "a model of depth and understanding" between any two nations.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has raised the issue of the Indian traders in Shanghai with China and suggested that the matter be brought to a speedy and satisfactory resolution.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to prevent Afghanistan from sliding back into becoming a safe haven for terrorists. They also underlined the need for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue and the Syrian crisis through dialogue.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia Friday held their 11th trilateral meeting and underlined their major role in addressing key global challenges against the backdrop of dynamic shifts in the world order.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Dissatisfied with the apology tendered by the United States over Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's detention at the New York airport, Minister of State for External Affairs, Maharani Preneet Kaur on Friday said this kind of repetition needs looking into and more than an apology will have to take place.
Moscow, Apr 13 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said India, Russia and China (IRC) foreign ministers mechanism has emerged as an important platform for close political coordination amongst the three countries.
Moscow, Apr 13 (ANI): Stating that the relationship between India and Russia has evolved in different ways over the last six and a half decades, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said as emerging and responsible stakeholders in an ever-changing international system, the close relations between the two nations serve as an anchor and as pivot of durable peace.
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday expressed his displeasure on the detention of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at a New York airport, saying there should be an end to such incidents.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Building upon the success of the BRICS summit, the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting Friday to cement new pathways of cooperation and attempt to harmonise their positions on key international issues.
Bhubaneshwar, Apr 12 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday freed Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco after keeping him in captivity for 29 days.
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Wednesday met Sri Lankan opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinge and discussed the speedy resettlement of displaced Tamils in the island nation.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Montenegro Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Milan Rocen arrives here Tuesday night on a three-day official visit of India.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will visit Moscow, Russia, on Friday to attend the 11th trilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): The Foreign Minister of Montenegro, Milan Rocen, will pay a three-day official visit to India beginning today at the invitation of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Sri Lankan leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, who is currently on a visit to New Delhi, called on External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday during which the duo discussed the speedy resettlement of displaced Tamils in the island nation.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is visiting Moscow for a trilateral meet Friday with his Russian and Chinese counterparts to discuss "regional and global issues" and ways to strengthen ties.
A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage that caused a nearly two-year long deep freeze in the ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Congress President has reportedly skipped the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardarai at the former's official residence, 7 Race Course Road.
Mumbai, Apr 7 (ANI): Before Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's arrival in India on a day-long visit on Sunday, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has urged the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Government to ask Pakistan to act on extremist militant havens if it wants to boost bilateral ties.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari sans aides for around an hour Sunday, fuelling speculation of a more substantive outcome from what is seen as a personal visit high on symbolism.
Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday has expressed his concern over the published report of an English Daily 'The Indian Express' on 'unnoticed' Army Troop Movement towards capital that 'spooked' government.......
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of President Asif Ali Zardari's maiden visit here, India Friday pressed Pakistan for a judicial inquiry into Hafiz Saeed's role in masterminding the Mumbai terror attack and underlined that despite New Delhi providing enough evidence, Islamabad has chosen not to act against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief.
Islamabad, Apr 6(ANI): Pakistan has 'predictably' rejected Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna's claims regarding existence of evidence to nail Jammat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The South China Sea is the property of the world and must be free for trade to prosper, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday after China warned India against exploring oil in the area.
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Director Nikhil Advani, who has been lying low after the release of "Patiala House", is scripting his next fun masala film where he plans to rope in seven classic beauties of the film industry.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said the Indian Express report on the government getting spooked by an army movement highlighted a 'deep' trust deficit in the establishment.
Bangalore, Apr 6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Friday said India has handed over all evidence related to Jamaat-ud -Dawa (JD) chief Hafiz Saeed to Pakistan with regard to the latter's involvement in the planning and execution of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Bilateral issues are likely to be discussed when Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visits India Sunday, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday while asking Islamabad to probe Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed's role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) All bilateral issues are likely to be discussed during Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India Sunday, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) It seems like designing for men is the latest trend among female designers. Archana Kochhar is the latest to join the list, which aleady has names like Anita Dongre, Masaba Gupta and Krishna Mehta. She says men's interest in trends inspired her to try her handand that her collection is for metrosexual guys.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.
New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday conveyed to the Maldives the need for pushing reconciliation in the archipelago nation even as Male announced that President Mohammed Waheed Hasan will be coming to New Delhi next month.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit, India Tuesday welcomed the US announcement of a $10 million bounty for Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and upped the pressure on Islamabad to act against the 26/11 mastermind who has scaled up his tirade against New Delhi.
New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held talks with his Maldivian counterpart Abdul Samad Abdulla here as the Maldives government announced that President Mohammed Waheed Hasan will be coming to New Delhi next month.
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): External Affair Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday welcomed the U. S. Government's notification of a bounty of 10 million dollars Lashker-e-Taiba founder and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, saying it would send a strong message to the terrorists.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bolstered by the US unveiling a $10 million bounty for the capture of the Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, India is expected to up pressure for action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday.
Kochi, Apr 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the central government is mulling over abolishing the Haj subsidy after several Muslim organisations urged the government to remove it.
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New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla will meets his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday.
Kochi, Apr 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said only the country's judicial system was capable of resolving the impasse in killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian sailors.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Washington for the India-US strategic dialogue, the two countries held talks Monday on a host of bilateral and global issues that included the Iranian sanctions and the US visa fee hike that is hurting the Indian IT industry.
Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when the next round of PSKs are cleared.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With the political flux continuing in the Maldives, India is gearing up to hear two contrasting views on the situation in the the Indian Ocean island from Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla Tuesday and ousted president Mohamed Nasheed later this month.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Nearly two months after a sudden transfer of power in the Indian Ocean atoll nation, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla arrived here Monday on his first visit abroad to intensify consultations with India on the situation in his country.
Haridwar, Apr 1 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said that he will hold a daylong fast on June 3 at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar area to raise awareness against corruption and black money hoarded within the country and abroad.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Terming the Election Commission's move to scrap the Rajya Sabha election in Jharkhand a "landmark" decision, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday said it will deter "moneybags lacking political support" from jumping into the fray for the upper house.
Melbourne, Apr 1 (ANI): Sonia Tudor Jones, a Sydney-born former Australian model, has revealed that she is unashamed about wanting to bring ultra-intense Ashtanga yoga to the masses and is rejecting claims that she is turning the discipline into an overly-commercialised form of "McYoga".
Bangalore, Mar 31 (ANI): Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar has sought detailed discussion on porngate episode, saying the issue has dented the image of the state assembly.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Brazilian delegation led by President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed agreement on cultural exchange and technical cooperation with India.
Seoul, Mar 27 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said a result-orientated process of dialogue would help India and Pakistan resolve bilateral issues.
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani met here Tuesday and said the two countries had charted the right path to resolve their issues and decided to intensify dialogue.
Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has demanded for a expeditious investigations into the allegations of a bribe being offered to army chief.
Gandhinagar, Mar 27 (ANI): Comparing the Central Government to a terminally-ill patient due to a series of corruption cases, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani has sought expeditious investigation into allegations of a bribe being offered to army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh.