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Wanted to launch new party but never thought of joining BJP: Capt Amarinder

Updated: May 18, 2017 01:23 IST      
Wanted to launch new party but never thought of joining BJP: Capt Amarinder
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab), May 18 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday categorically denied having ever toyed with the idea of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to differences with the Congress.

Dubbing it as a "misrepresentation" of facts, the Chief Minister dismissed the reports of joining the BJP.

He further said that though he wanted to launch his own party due to differences with the Congress leadership, the thought of joining the BJP never crossed his mind.

Captain Amarinder, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab Assembly polls after a decade, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister on March 16.(ANI)

Arunachal capital shutdown ends peacefully

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 20:18 IST     

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 21 (ANI): Kerala Congress MLA M. Vincent has been booked on charges of rape, stalking and abetment of suicide of a 51-year-old woman on Friday.

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'Farooq sahab is just playing a political game': PDP

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:33 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 21 (ANI): After former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah stirred up a statement suggesting that India should explore the option of 'third party' intervention to bring peace in Kashmir, the Ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) stated that the former is playing a political game.

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Centre likely to regulate social networking sites

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The Union Government is contemplating to regulate the functioning of social networking sites to ensure safety of the users' data.

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25 kg drugs seized from PoK borne trucks in J-K

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 19:13 IST     

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jul 21 (ANI): The police in Baramulla on Friday seized 25 kilograms of narcotic drugs from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) borne trucks near the Line of Control (LoC).

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Northeastern players prepare for World Wushu Championship

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:51 IST     

Imphal (Manipur) [India], July 21 (ANI): India's northeast region has produced tons of achievers in the field of sports and made the country proud at many international arenas.

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J-K Governor N.N. Vohra calls on Rajnath Singh

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:37 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Two staff members of New Delhi's Maharashtra Sadan were sacked after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sunil Gaikwad complained against them for misbehaving.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The Patiala House court on Friday granted bail to two accused involved in the Indian Army transfer racket case, Lieutenant Colonel Ranganathan Suvramani Moni and middleman Gaurav Kohli.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): At least two persons were killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand's Chamoli on Friday.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): A Delhi Court has sent Shivani Saxena, an accused in the Agusta Westland chopper scam to five-days of Enforcement Directorate remand.

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JD-U warns RJD not to test its patience anymore

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:06 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 21 (ANI): Once again training its guns on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, the Janata Dal (United) on Friday warned the former not to test its patience.

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Congress quashes report of Ambika Soni's resignation

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:05 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday refuted reports of senior Congress leader Ambika Soni had resigned.

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New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday claimed that it had not expelled Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly and senior party leader Shankersinh Vaghela.

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New Delhi [India] July 21 (ANI): A court has directed Delhi Police to de-seal the suite of a Delhi hotel where former union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead on January 17, 2014.

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Bank of Maharashtra's former zonal head arrested

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:44 IST     

Pune (Mahrashtra) [India] July 21 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested former Pune zone head, Bank of Maharashtra and a director of private company in an on-going investigation of a bank fraud case.

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Manipur's handloom sector exhibits rich cultural heritage

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:37 IST     

Ukhrul (Manipur) [India], July 21 (ANI): A handloom centre in Manipur's Ukhrul district has been promoting the state's rich cultural heritage through their intricate designs and motifs.

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Jhum farmer gets vocational training in Tripura

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:16 IST     

Agartala (Tripura) [India], July 21 (ANI): Tribal communities in Tripura have for long practiced jhum or shifting cultivation, a traditional method where forests are slashed and burnt to create land for agriculture.

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Pak again violates ceasefire in J-K's Nowgam sector

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 17:09 IST     

Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jul 21 (ANI): Once again Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district.

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Shankersinh Vaghela quits Congress, says 'will not join BJP'

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 16:22 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Veteran Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday resigned from the grand old party while asserting that he would not join any other political party.

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