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3 days ago
To expand footprint, BJP now looks to 'blood bonds'

Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) Blood is certainly thicker than everything else. But now, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks to expand its footprint in Uttar Pradesh, especially in places where it is weak, the party is set to use blood as an important instrument to consolidate political loyalties. And so, as part of its expansion plans in the state, where it just romped home to power with a...

5 months ago
Modi must be tried for looting people's money: Anand Sharma

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be held accountable and tried for looting people's money. The Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha was reacting to the government's move to introduce a bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Income Tax rules and coming up with an income disclosure scheme called the Pradhan Mantr...

11 months ago
Children play pivotal role in making Chhattisgarh villages open-defecation free

Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Arti Rawte, an 11-year-old tribal girl from Dhobni village of Maoist-hit Rajanandgaon district in Chhattisgarh, used to wake up at four every morning -- not to study but keep a sharp lookout for villagers going out to defecate in the open and stop them from doing so. Her village has been declared 'Open Defecation Free', thanks to efforts of such spunky kids. I along...

1 year ago
Wadia Hospitals CEO receives Jan Kalyan Award

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) For her contribution to India's health care sector over the last couple of decades, Minnie Bodhanwala, CEO of Wadia Hospitals, has been bestowed with the Jan Kalyan Award by one of India's top brand management consultancies. Two hospitals of the group – Mumbai-based Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children and Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital – were also presented ...

1 year ago
Rajnath to visit Jammu on Wednesday

Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a day's visit, but no formal review of overall security in Jammu and Kashmir is part of his schedule, sources said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources told IANS that he will address party leaders and workers at the K.K. Resort in Talab Tillo Bohri locality of the city as part of 'Jan Kalyan Parv' pr...

1 year ago
Indian politics to revolve around BJP, says Jaitley

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the central pole of Indian politics and, in future, Indian politics will be guided along pro or anti BJP lines. Speaking during a press conference here, Jaitley also said the BJP is hopeful of winning the Bihar assembly election later this year as he termed the Rashtriya Ja...

3 years ago
UK and US-educated banker seeks changes in Bihar

Muzaffarpur -, May 5 - Akshya Verma, 28, an Oxford educated banker who quit his high-profile job in London, opted out of his sharp-cut business suits to wear kurta and jeans as he contests from Bihar's Muzaffarpur parliamentary constituency, a far cry from the world he had inhabited. Verma, an idealist, is not banking on the caste factor, a rarity in Bihar polls. He is rather experimenting...

4 years ago
120 Indian firms to participate in Dubai Arabplast fair

Bangalore, Dec 4 - About 120 Indian firms will participate in the 11th Arab International Plastics and Rubber Industry trade fair - from Jan 7-10 in Dubai to showcase their plastic products and machinery to boost exports in the Gulf region and penetrate West Asian and African markets. Organised by Al Fajer Information and Services in association with Messe Dusseldorf GmbH of Germany and oth...

5 years ago
Woman held for illegal liquor sale

Ghaziabad, July 9 - A 40-year-old woman was Saturday arrested for illegally stocking and selling liquor from her house in Loni area of Ghaziabad, police said. Preeti Kaur, a widow and member of social group Akhil Bharatiya Jan Kalyan Sabha, was held after a huge quantity of liquor was recovered from her house at Adesh Nagar area. Superintendent of Police - J.K. Shahi said: 'We have h...

5 years ago
Delhi NGOs to get Rs.96 lakh

New Delhi, July 8 - The Delhi government Friday sanctioned a total of Rs.96 lakh to a number of NGOs working in various fields. The amount was sanctioned Friday in Delhi Kalyan Samiti's meeting which was presided over by Chief Minister Shiela Diskhit. Delhi Kalyan Samiti is an autonomous body of the state government. While Rs.21.40 lakh has been sanctioned to Jan Kalyan H...

6 years ago
Birthday girl Mayawati announces Rs.4,000-crore projects

Lucknow, Jan 15 - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced some 600 new projects and welfare schemes worth Rs.4,000 crore on her 55th birthday Saturday. She also chose to give a new name - 'Jan Kalyankari Diwas' - - to her birthday that she used to earlier term as 'Arthik Sahyog Diwas' -. While her birthday was observed in each of the 72 districts of the state, the mega event ...

7 years ago
Eunuch to society, parent to abandoned infants

Bokaro -, June 7 - For 25 years, Raj Kumari has brought home abandoned children and showered them with love, care and education. Never mind that the eunuch community, to which she belongs, finds itself at the receiving end of Indian society's prejudices. The 49-year-old has picked up female and male infants from the roadside over the years and given them shelter in her house in a neighbo...

8 years ago
Supreme Court bench declines to hear Uttar Pradesh plea

New Delhi, Nov 12 - The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to hear a petition by the Uttar Pradesh government seeking the transfer to the apex court of cases pending before the Allahabad High Court challenging its notification to demolish government buildings to set up memorials to the late Bahujan Samaj Party - founder Kashi Ram. A bench of Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice Markandey Katj...

9 years ago
Court stays work on Mayawati's Ambedkar memorial

Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Friday stayed the construction work on the Rs.5-billion Ambedkar Memorial and the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan being built here by the Mayawati government as a tribute to her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) icons. The Lucknow bench order came on a supplementary application in a pending public suit moved by Gomti Nagar Jan Kalyan Maha Samiti. ...

9 years ago
Hooda launches signature campaign against female foeticide

Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Friday symbolically drove a special vehicle that will collect millions of signatures across the state as part of a campaign against female foeticide. The campaign initiated by the Janmajey Jan Kalyan charitable trust, a non-government organisation, will be taken across the state to sensitise people against female foeti...

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