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  • Modi wave sweeping nation, says BC Khanduri 08-04-2014 01:03 PM

    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...
  • Centre's assurance of funds to BRO a poll gimmick: BC Khanduri 10-02-2014 08:47 AM

    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...
  • Replacing Vijay Bahuguna with Harish Rawat will not help Congress: BC Khanduri 03-02-2014 07:19 AM

    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...
  • Uttarakhand's new Lokayukta Bill a fraud on people: Khanduri 22-01-2014 07:29 PM

    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...
  • Bahuguna govt stalling Lokayukta Act purposely: BC Khanduri 22-10-2013 02:12 PM

    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...
  • HC dismisses pleas of MBBS students to bar re-counselling 01-10-2013 12:20 AM

    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...
  • 15 babies die in Kolkata hospital in three days due to acute infection 27-09-2013 10:35 AM

    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 07-09-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • BC Khanduri expresses concern over Chinese incursion 06-08-2013 07:01 PM

    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...
  • LK Advani's eligibility as PM candidate can't be doubted: BJP leader 11-06-2013 05:11 PM

    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,...
  • Uttarakhand: Cong declares list of 51 candidates 06-01-2012 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday declared a list of 51 candidates for the forthcoming elections to 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly. Harak Singh Rawat will be the Congress candidate from Rudraprayag seat while others in the fray include Jodh Singh Gunsola (Mussorie), Rajpal Singh Kharola (Rishikesh) and Satpal Brahmachari from Hardwar....
  • U'khand poll: Khanduri's aide refuses to contest 27-12-2011 02:27 PM

    Kotdwara: With just a month left for the Uttarakhand Assembly polls, Chief Minister BC Khanduri's close aide Bharat Singh Rawat's refusal to contest the elections has raised many eyebrows within BJP with many ticket aspirants terming it as a ploy to make way for his son. Rawat, who is a...
  • No change in poll dates: SY Quraishi 25-12-2011 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commission SY Quraishi on Sunday ruled out any change in the schedule announced for assembly elections in five states, saying a number of factors have been taken into account before finalising it. "There is no question of rescheduling of dates already announced. We have taken everything...
  • Unhappy with Uttarakhand poll schedule: Khanduri 24-12-2011 09:42 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister BC Khanduri said that it will be tough for the voters as winter will be at its peak. ...
  • 'FDI in retail will leave consumers suffering' 06-12-2011 11:55 AM

    Nagpur: The Central government's proposal to introduce FDI in the retail sector can spell doom for both consumers and traders as it will dry up the existing supply chain with foreign investors jacking up prices, exploiting the situation to their benefit, according to a top official of a traders body....
  • General in his labyrinth: Khanduri and the Uttarakhand Lok Ayukta Act

    Sine Qua Non |  Sumit Pande
    "War is too important to be left to the generals," said Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, French premier during World War I. Nicknamed "the Tiger", Clemenceau would...

  • Advani's yatra all set to enter Uttarakhand 16-11-2011 04:50 PM

    Dehradun: BJP leader LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra is all set to enter Uttarakhand on Thursday as authorities beefed up security for his public meetings. During his three-day programme in the poll-bound hill state, Advani will address four public meetings, including one at the Parade Ground here, they said. A...
  • WB: 6 infants die at Malda in the last 24 hours 10-11-2011 01:39 PM

    Kolkata: Reports on Thursday said that six infants died at the Malda District Hopsital in West Bengal within the last twenty-four hours. All the infants were allegedly malnourished and underweight and died after being critically ill, sources claimed. So far there have been no allegations of negligence or other complaints...
  • Will be grateful if Anna comes: Uttarakhand CM 08-11-2011 05:30 PM

    Chief Minister BC Khanduri said Anna Hazare wants to congratulate the Uttarakhand government for introducing the Lokpal Bill. ...
  • Uttarakhand Assembly passes Lokayukta Bill 02-11-2011 12:45 AM

    Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand Assembly on Tuesday night passed a bill to set up a Lokayukta which brings in its net the post of the Chief Minister, ministers, MLAs and government servants including IAS and IPS officers with a provision of life imprisonment or more severe punishment. After a marathon discussion,...
  • No guarantee to stop infant deaths: WB Govt 29-10-2011 07:57 PM

    West Bengal Director of Medical Education, however, said the Govt is trying to improve basic health infrastructure. ...
  • 12 kids die in a WB hospital in last 24 hours 28-10-2011 03:11 PM

    Kolkata: After BC Roy Hospital, 12 children death have been reported from Burdwan Medical College in the last 24 hours. Six of these children have died of encephalitis. Director of Medical Education and Bengal Health Commissioner have rushed to Burdwan to assess the situation. Meanwhile 4 more infants have died...
  • Kolkata: 4 more infants die in BC Roy Hospital 28-10-2011 01:33 PM

    Kolkata: Four more infants died in BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata on Friday. All four infants were admitted with low birth weights. No complaint has been registered over the deaths so far. This came even as the West Bengal tried to play down the infant deaths in Kolkata saying the...
  • Doctors haven't been negligent: Official on infant deaths 27-10-2011 10:37 PM

    West Bengal Director of Medical Education Sushanto Bandopadhyay said the infant mortality rate has come down. ...
  • Infant deaths: Centre gives clean chit to hospital 27-10-2011 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday gave a clean chit to the BC Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata where the crib death toll has risen to 13 in three days, saying there is nothing wrong with the health care institution. The Minister, however, said the Centre...
  • Kolkata: 12 infant deaths in 48 hours 27-10-2011 08:38 PM

    Kolkata: Twelve infant deaths in 48 hours. The thirteenth succumbed on Thursday morning at the state-run BC Roy Pediatric Hospital in Kolkata. Following the hue and cry over 18 crib deaths in quick succession in June this year, the hospital it seems is yet to take corrective action. The hospital...
  • BC Khanduri sworn in as new Uttarakhand CM 11-09-2011 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday was sworn in as the new Uttarakhand Chief Minister replacing Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who had resigned on Sunday. Nishank, after submitting his resignation, said, "I'm a party worker. I will do whatever the party wants me to do." After two long rounds of...
  • Nishank resigns as Uttarakhand Chief Minister 11-09-2011 02:29 PM

    Dehradun: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Sunday resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister paving the way for BC Khanduri to take over the top post. Nishank, along with some party leaders, went to Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation to Governor Margaret Alva, Raj Bhavan sources said. Seeking to salvage its...
  • Uttarakhand CM asked to step down 10-09-2011 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP top brass on Saturday held a meeting with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and conveyed to him that he will have to step down in the wake of a series of alleged scams facing state the government. Sources said Pokhriyal's exit from the Chief Minister's...