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PM, Sonia’s visit to Muzaffarnagar secular tourism: BJP

BJP Monday termed the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar as “secular tourism” and insisted that the government take appropriate action instead of doing votebank politics on the issue.

PM candidate should be named after polls: Jaswant Singh

Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh Saturday joined the voices within the party who are not in favour of naming Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate ahead of the elections, saying India does not have a presidential system of democracy.

Spain PM admits error of trust in corruption scandal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted for the first time Thursday he made a mistake in trusting a party colleague at the centre of a major corruption scandal but denied any wrongdoing and vowed to stay in power.

Nitish is PM material: Shatrughan Sinha

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha Tuesday dubbed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as “Prime Ministerial material” and said that he wanted to build bridges between the former partners BJP and the JD(U).

Shiv Sena not ready to back Narendra Modi for PM

Notwithstanding the hype created by BJP about Narendra Modi, its ally Shiv Sena Friday did not appear to be enthused about projecting him as the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Prime Ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha polls.

No decision yet on Rahul as PM candidate: Congress

Declaration of Rahul Gandhi as Prime Ministerial candidate cannot be ruled out, Congress hinted on Monday in the backdrop of conflicting statements from party leaders including Digvijay Singh.

Cong will not declare Rahul as PM candidate: Digvijay

The Congress will not declare Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate in the Lok Sabha elections, senior party leader Digvijay Singh hinted on Friday while dismissing suggestions that BJP’s projection of Narendra Modi is a challenge to it.

Sheikh Abdullah to be Qatar’ new PM


Qatar’s state minister for internal affairs is tipped to succeed powerful Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani as prime minister in an expected cabinet reshuffle by the new emir, sources said Wednesday.

Ashwani Kumar meets PM

Law minister Ashwani Kumar today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a day after the Supreme Court pulled up the government on the probe into the coal allocation scam.

Chit fund scam: Left leaders meet PM, seek CBI probe


Leaders of Left parties today met the Prime Minister and the finance minister and sought a CBI probe into the Ponzi scam in West Bengal and stringent measures to tackle fraudulent money pooling activities.

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