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A birthday tradition at Lodhi Gardens

New delhi, Aug. 25 -- At 6am every December 28, a motley group of politicians, lawyers, journalists and businessmen used to assemble at the green benches across the Bada Gumbad in Lodhi Gardens to cel... Read More


Served as BJP's troubleshooter in multiple arenas

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Through his life, Arun Jaitley wore many hats: Activist, lawyer, politician, cricket administrator, minister and a friend. The affable Delhi-born leader rose through the ranks o... Read More


Whether in Oppn or govt, he left an indelible mark on Parliament

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- August 18, 2011 was a watershed day in the Rajya Sabha. Soumitra Sen, a Calcutta high court justice, was on the verge of becoming the first judge in the country to be impeached. ... Read More


Priyanka flays UP govt over roti, salt in Mirzapur school

VARANASI, Aug. 25 -- : Condemning the matter of only chappatis and salts being served to the children at a government primary school in Mirzapur, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit o... Read More


Rae Bareli will shine bright this Diwali, courtesy Jaitley

LUCKNOW, Aug. 25 -- Ten days before he was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi on August 9, former finance minister Arun Jaitley, 66, had signed a letter requesting release of Rs.25 million (Rs.2.5 crore) fo... Read More


BJP leaders' letters 'recommending' appointment go viral, draw flak

GORAKHPUR, Aug. 25 -- Images of letters written on the letterheads of BJP leaders, including MP Hareesh Dwivedi, Harraya MLA Ajay Singh, Sadar MLA Dyaram Chowdhary and district president Pawan Kasaudh... Read More


BJP reaches out to 'ignored sections' in membership drive

LUCKNOW, Aug. 25 -- Vegetable vendors, porters, milk and betel leaf sellers, daily wagers, IAS and PCS aspirants and waiters are among the nearly one million (10 lakh) new members enrolled by the ruli... Read More


SP state, district execs dissolved

Lucknow, Aug. 25 -- Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav dissolved on Friday the state and district executives of the party. The move is being seen as a step to gear up the party cadre f... Read More


Lawyer, Leader, Minister, Friend

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Arun Jaitley, former finance, defence and law minister; former leader of the House and leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, one of the Bharatiya Janata Party's tallest fi... Read More


Jaitley: The architect of first NDA govt in Bihar

Patna, Aug. 25 -- Bihar NDA leaders enjoyed a special relationship with Arun Jaitley, who was not only instrumental in installing the alliance's maiden government in the state in 2005, but also manage... Read More