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  • Congress government should resign on moral grounds: BC Khanduri May 20, 2014

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Tuesday said the Harish Rawat-led Congress government in the hill state should resign on moral grounds after the drubbing it received in the Lok Sabha elections. "Where is the morality or ethics in Congress. They are facing so many corruption charges. I had resigned...
  • LS polls: Harak Singh Rawat files nominations papers April 19, 2014

    Congress candidate from Pauri Harak Singh Rawat files his nomination papers on Saturday for the May 7 polling. PCC chief Yashpal Arya and CM Harish Rawat were also present on the occasion. Rawat will be contesting against BJP candidate former chief minister Major General (retired) BC Khanduri from the constituency. Khanduri had filed...
  • Modi wave sweeping nation, says BC Khanduri April 8, 2014

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and BJP leader BC Khanduri on Monday said a Narendra Modi wave is sweeping the entire country. "After a very long time, an environment has been created where people have already decided that Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India," he told poll meetings here...
  • Centre's assurance of funds to BRO a poll gimmick: BC Khanduri February 10, 2014

    Casting doubts on Union Minister Oscar Fernandes's ssurance that the BRO will be given all the money required for road repair work in Uttarakhand, former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday said it might just be a pre-poll promise never to be fulfilled. "I have long been raising the issue...
  • Replacing Vijay Bahuguna with Harish Rawat will not help Congress: BC Khanduri February 3, 2014

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Sunday said changing guard in the state will not bring any change to Congress' image. "In the last ten years, Congress government was mired in corrupt practices and replacing Vijay Bahuguna with Harish Rawat as the state Chief Minister will not bring any change...
  • Uttarakhand's new Lokayukta Bill a fraud on people: Khanduri January 22, 2014

    The provisions of the new Lokayukta bill passed by the Uttarakhand Assembly will lead to the creation of a toothless anti-corruption body which will only help patronise the corrupt and perpetuate corruption, former Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Wednesday said. "It is a blatant fraud on the people of the state....
  • Bahuguna govt stalling Lokayukta Act purposely: BC Khanduri October 22, 2013

    Accusing the Uttarakhand government of shying away from implementation of the Lokayukta Act, former Chief Minister BC Khanduri on Tuesday said the Bahuguna government was out to "stall" the act as it wanted the "corruption industry" in the state to flourish. Taking exception to Bahuguna citing "constitutional discrepancies" in the Act,...
  • HC dismisses pleas of MBBS students to bar re-counselling October 1, 2013

    The Madras High Court, on Monday, dismissed the pleas filed by seven MBBS aspiring candidates, belonging to MBC and BC Muslims, holding that if counselling was re-done, it will be against the students placed more meritorious than the petitioners. The petitioners sought a direction from the court to treat them as...
  • 15 babies die in Kolkata hospital in three days due to acute infection September 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Fifteen crib deaths were reported at the state-run BC Roy child Hospital since Tuesday. Health Services director BR Satpathy said that the babies were aged within one year and initial investigations revealed that they were suffering from acute infection and most of the cases were referred cases from the...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition September 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirty-five infants have died at BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata in the last five days. Reports suggested that the children suffered from malnutrition. The hospital authorities have claimed that a sudden spurt in number of terminally-ill patients referred from other hospitals led to the infant deaths. The State Health Department...
  • BC Khanduri expresses concern over Chinese incursion August 6, 2013

    Expressing concern at Chinese troops recently stopping an Army patrol party near the LAC in Ladakh, former Uttarakhand chief minister BC Khanduri on Tuesday asked the Centre whether it intended repeating the history of 1962 by not taking the matter seriously. "Stopping of an Army's patrol party in Trade Junction area...
  • LK Advani's eligibility as PM candidate can't be doubted: BJP leader June 11, 2013

    Dehradun: BJP leader BC Khanduri who skipped the party's national executive in Goa has hailed Narendra Modi's appointment as the party's campaign committee chief even as he said LK Advani's eligibility as a prime ministerial candidate cannot be doubted. "At a time when UPA has crossed all limits of corruption, BJP...
  • Confederation of All India Traders to protest against FDI in retail March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday announced a countrywide "Sampark Yatra" across the country from April 1, 2013, to protest against the government's decision to allow FDI in retail. "The yatra will make people and traders aware about the attempts being made by the government to...
  • AP: Row over engg fee cap for BC, EBC students August 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ministers Danam Nagender and Mukesh Goud, who have lately become partners in dissent, on Tuesday distanced themselves from the government's proposal to cap the reimbursement of tuition fee of engineering students at Rs 31,0000 per annum. Their ruse? It goes against the interests of backward class students. As for student...
  • AP: Fee payback capped at Rs 31,000 for BC, EBCs August 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Students hoping to avail the government’s fee reimbursement scheme can now hope to get a maximum benefit of Rs 31,000 per annum. If the fee they are charged by their college exceeds that, they would have to approach a bank to raise the rest. After weeks of grappling with...
  • WB: Nine infants die in Malda hospital April 6, 2012

    Malda: Nine babies died within a space of 12 hours at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the district where barely two months back 20 newborns had died. Of the the nine babies, who died between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, seven were aged between one and 26 days...
  • GAIL eyes project stakes, long-term deals March 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The government owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd is evaluating several proposals for equity stakes and long-term supply deals in the United States, Middle East and Southeast Asia, its chairman said on Saturday. The company's strategy is part of the country's efforts to secure overseas energy supplies to satisfy rising...
  • U'khand: Khanduri resigns, BJP to stake claim March 7, 2012

    Dehradun: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BC Khanduri resigned as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday. He submitted his resignation to the Uttarakhand Governor on Wednesday evening. Uttarakhand is still anybody's game. Even as the BJP is one short of the Congress' tally, it said it will stake claim to...
  • Uttarakhand: All options open for BJP, says Rajnath March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which got 31 seats, one short of the Congress, in Uttarakhand Assembly elections, on Wednesday began efforts to form the government with its senior leaders trying to establish contact with Independent MLAs and the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD). The BJP is also in...
  • Uttarakhand: Congress, BJP in the race to form govt March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In the battle for Uttarakhand, both the Congress and the BJP are attempting to form the government after a photo finish on Tuesday. It's a classic cliff hanger that Uttarakhand has thrown up in which the Congress has an edge of just one seat over BJP. The party...
  • Uttarakhand: Independents, smaller parties hold the key March 7, 2012

    Three independents, Mantri Prasad Netani, Dinesh Dhanai, and Harish Durgapal are the Congress rebels who the party will try and woo. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Who will form the government? March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: One state that hasn't thrown up a decisive verdict in the Assembly Elections 2012 verdict is Uttarakhand - the Congress and the BJP are running neck to neck in the state. One of them needs to cross the halfway mark of 35 in order to form the government....
  • Uttarakhand: Cong edges out BJP in a photo finish March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand proved to be a cliff-hanger of a contest with the Congress emerging as the single largest party winning 32 seats, securing a wafer-thin lead over ruling BJP's 31 in the 70-member Assembly. As the counting progressed during the day, the state witnessed a see-saw battle in which the...
  • Could not give due time to constituency: Khanduri March 6, 2012

    Dehra Dun: Having lost to Congress in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand chief minister BC Khanduri on Tuesday tried to put up a brave face as he thanked the voters for giving BJP their "blessings" in the state and admitted that he could not devote "due time" to his constituency. "I am really thankful...
  • BJP's Khanduri loses in Uttarakhand March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost from the Kotdwar assembly constituency. Khanduri was defeated by his nearest rival SS Negi of the Congress by 4,623 votes. Soon after, Khanduri said that he was not in the race of Chief Minister's post. "I had only 3 months...
  • Uttarakhand: BJP, Cong locked in a see-saw battle March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: The leads keeps on swinging between the two main political parties in Uttarakhand where the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are locked in a nail-biting see-saw battle. The trends indicate that Uttarakhand is poised for a hung assembly. The ruling party has won 25 seats, including Sitarganj and...
  • BJP, Congress neck-and-neck in Uttarakhand March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: The contest in Uttarakhand has gone to the wires with BJP and Congress in a neck and neck race with advantage to the saffron party ruling the state at the moment. The trends show, it's the BSP and Independents who would hold the key in the formation of the...
  • Uttarakhand headed for hung Assembly March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: In Uttarakhand, a sea-saw battle was being witnessed between the ruling BJP and Congress. Latest trends showed that Congress was leading in 29 seats in the 70-member Assembly and BJP followed closely with 28. Others were leading in 13 seats. Clearing indicating a hung assembly in Uttarakhand, ETV projects...
  • Uttarakhand headed for hung Assembly March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand is headed for a hung Assembly after the initial trends indicated that both the Congress and the ruling BJP are neck-and-neck. ETV projects 31 seats for the Congress, 27 for the BJP, 6 for BSP and 6 for others. In Uttarakhand, the polling was held on January 30. The...
  • BJP, Congress involved in close fight in Uttarakhand March 6, 2012

    Dehradun: Initial trends indicated Congress in a neck-and-neck fight with BJP with the Congress leading at 2 seats while the BJP at 1. Others are ahead at 2 seats. Counting of votes for Uttarakhand assembly elections began amid tight security on Tuesday. The results of an election are being declared after...