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Congress leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

March 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Amit Shah. He left the Congress earlier saying he was feeling neglected. "I am feeling grateful...

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Trivendra Rawat to take oath as Uttarakhand CM

March 18, 2017

Dehradun: Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah are likely to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Grounds here. Rawat will be sworn in as the nin...

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Manoj Sinha to be new Uttar Pradesh's CM

March 18, 2017

New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha is "almost" certain to be the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, even as BJP state President Keshav Prasad Maurya was still in the race, informed sources said on Saturday. A senior BJP leader, who declined to be named as the party was still keeping suspense over the post alive, told IANS that Sinha ...

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Andhra CM thanks Modi government for special assistance

March 16, 2017

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday thanked the central government for approving special assistance for the state. Making a statement in the state assembly, he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for approving the special assistance in funding externally aided projects and the irrigation component of the Pola...

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BJP's UP chief Keshav Maurya hospitalised

March 16, 2017

New Delhi: BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya was on Thursday admitted to the city based Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, following complaints of physical exertion, hospital authorities said. According to the hospital, Maurya was brought to the hospital in the afternoon following complaints of physical exertion. He was shifted to...

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Parrikar wins trust vote in Goa 22-16

March 16, 2017

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday won the trust vote in the Goa assembly, with 22 MLAs supporting his government. The Congress got the support of 16 legislators. Parrikar, whose BJP heads a coalition government with a slim majority, was sworn in as Chief Minister of the coastal state for the fourth time on Tuesday. Parrikar, who...

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Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering helped Congress in Punjab

March 15, 2017

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that EVMs may have been tampered with in Punjab, resulting in 20-25 per cent of AAP votes getting transferred to the SAD-BJP alliance and thus propping up the Congress to power. The Aam Aadmi Party leader told the media here that there were numerous booths where his party got onl...

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New Manipur CM assures Naga blockade will be lifted

March 15, 2017

Imphal: Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday said his first priority is to get lifted the indefinite economic blockade of the state imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC). He was speaking to reporters shortly after his swearing-in at Raj Bhavan here. The indefinite economic blockade imposed in the state from November 1, 2016...

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SC orders Goa assembly floor test

March 14, 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the swearing-in of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar as the Goa Chief Minister and ordered a floor test in the state assembly on March 16 at 11 a.m. Parrikar's swearing-in ceremony will go as per schedule today. This development came after the Congress moved the apex court challenging the ...

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NPF assures support to new Manipur government

March 14, 2017

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday brushed aside reports that his Naga People's Front (NPF) will not support the new non-Congress coalition government in Manipur. The NPF supremo said that it "did not put any pre-condition" before joining the BJP-led coalition arrangement in Manipur and such reports are absolutely fal...

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