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Channel NewsAsia
India's Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chiefhave a lot of experience, so he used to make mistakes sometimes. But now he has
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 hours ago
have a lot of experience, so he used to make mistakes sometimes. But now he has become more seasoned," veteran party leader Virbhadra Singh told AFP ahead of Monday's announcement. Congress has ruled India for most of the period since independence... Read more
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asianage
Modi believes in eating up the fruits of others' labour: Rahul Gandhinamed former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidat
asianage / Posted 6 hours ago
named former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate and the Congress is banking upon incumbent Virbhadra Singh, who is facing court cases over corruption charges. In 2015, the CBI filed a case against Virbhadra Singh... Read more
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The Hindu
Congress riposte to Shah’s dareand the trade deficit expanding. If this was not enough, a fresh crisis is brew
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
and the trade deficit expanding. If this was not enough, a fresh crisis is brewing with price rise (inflation) raising its ugly head,” Mr. Singh said. The Congress has named Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh its face for the Himachal Pradesh electi... Read more
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The Hindu
Will form govt. in Himachal: Congresscould have been held along with the Gujarat Assembly polls in December. Despit
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
could have been held along with the Gujarat Assembly polls in December. Despite his repeated tussles with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who wanted his removal as chief of the Congress State unit before the elections, he gave credit for the... Read more
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The Hindu
Record turnout: on the Himachal electionstax and the effects of demonetisation. The BJP hit back by focussing on the cor
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
tax and the effects of demonetisation. The BJP hit back by focussing on the corruption cases faced by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The star campaigners of both parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi,... Read more
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asianage
74 per cent vote in Himachal, highest in state pollsvice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed three. The BJP made corruption its main
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed three. The BJP made corruption its main poll plank, targeting chief minister Virbhadra Singh, while the Congress focussed on the ill effects of demonetisation and hasty implementation of the Goods and... Read more
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The Hindu
297 EVMS hit snag in Himachalgrandson, all of whom have now joined the BJP. Talking to reporters the octogen
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
grandson, all of whom have now joined the BJP. Talking to reporters the octogenarian leader said the present Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was responsible for this plight of Congress in Mandi as well as the entire State. Mr. Virbhadra Singh voted... Read more
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asianage
Himachal Pradesh polls: Voter turnout highest at 74 per cent, says ECas critical to ensure free and fair elections in the state. Congress leader an
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
as critical to ensure free and fair elections in the state. Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is fighting against Dhumal to be the next head of the state. The counting of votes will take place on... Read more
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Himachal records highest ever polling, BJP confident of reducing Congress to single digitfour independents and one seat is vacant. "People have given their mandate. Th
dna / Posted 10 days ago
four independents and one seat is vacant. "People have given their mandate. The five-year corrupt rule of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is going to end. We will get over 60 seats and the Congress tally will be confined to single digit. It will... Read more
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Phayul
Exile Tibetans vote in Himachal assembly electionsand the final result of the 68-member Legislative Assembly will be announced on
Phayul / Posted 10 days ago
and the final result of the 68-member Legislative Assembly will be announced on December 18 along with Gujarat polls, which will be held next month. This assembly election will be the last election of six-time CM and incumbent CM Virbhadra Singh (8... Read more
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Gulf News
More than 72 per cent turnout in Himachal assembly electionsThe main contest is between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party
Gulf News / Posted 10 days ago
The main contest is between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).The Congress has projected incumbent Virbhadra Singh as its Chief Ministerial candidate, while former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal is the BJP’s. Both are... Read more
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The Hindu
Himachal Pradesh records 74% turnoutVoting closed by Thursday evening in the hill State of Himachal Pradesh, where
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
Voting closed by Thursday evening in the hill State of Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP is seeking to dislodge the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government on the issue of corruption while deflecting attacks by rivals on demonetisation and GST. Till 5... Read more
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Cash crunch hits Congress, Virbhadra Singh forced to take cars instead of choppersAt the crack of dawn, a restless Virbhadra Singh was ready to cast his vote in
dna / Posted 10 days ago
At the crack of dawn, a restless Virbhadra Singh was ready to cast his vote in the nearest polling station in Rampur. Once he did that around 7am, the octogenarian CM left for Shimla. In the last two weeks, the six-time CM and member of the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: Over 54% polling recorded till 2 pmCongress leader and incumbent Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh i
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
Congress leader and incumbent Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is fighting against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Prem Kumar Dhumal, two-time Chief Minister of the state, while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting 42 seats,... Read more
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The Hindu
Himachal polls: 13.72 per cent voting in first two hourscent, Theog 19 per cent, Rampur 18 per cent and Shimla (Urban) and Rohroo 16 pe
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
cent, Theog 19 per cent, Rampur 18 per cent and Shimla (Urban) and Rohroo 16 per cent, Election Department. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh exercised his franchise at Rampur while former chief minister P K Dhumal cast his vote at Samirpur along with... Read more
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Business Standard India
Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls: BJP, Cong slug it out for 68 seats todayfaces. Both are struggling for their political survival. One is veteran Congre
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
faces. Both are struggling for their political survival. One is veteran Congress leader and incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 83, who is pushing hard to get to the helm for the seventh time. The other is the BJP's Prem Kumar Dhumal,... Read more
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asianage
Himachal poll begins: Fate of Cong's Virbhadra, BJP's Dhumal to be sealedPradesh on Thursday morning, wherein 338 candidates are contesting across 68 se
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
Pradesh on Thursday morning, wherein 338 candidates are contesting across 68 seats in the hill state. Congress Party's Virbhadra Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party's Prem Kumar Dhumal are the Chief Ministerial candidates in the two-cornered... Read more
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dna
Himachal Elections 2017 Live: Voting begins in all 68 constituencies; keen contest between Congressstate of Himachal Pradesh began on Thursday morning where 337 candidates includ
dna / Posted 11 days ago
state of Himachal Pradesh began on Thursday morning where 337 candidates including 62 MLAs are in the fray. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 10 ministers, eight Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Deputy Speaker Jagat Singh Negi, former chief minister... Read more
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dna
PM Modi’s language shows his arrogance says Virbhadra SinghA day before the polls CM Virbhadra Singh is taking a break from his continuous
dna / Posted 11 days ago
A day before the polls CM Virbhadra Singh is taking a break from his continuous campaign trail at Holly Lodge in Shimla, before he takes off for Rampur to cast his vote in the wee hours of Thursday. Most of his travel is by road, believing his 83... Read more
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asianage
Himachal Pradesh to vote today, BJP victory seems likelyNew Delhi: With just a few hours left for Himachal Pradesh to choose whether to
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
New Delhi: With just a few hours left for Himachal Pradesh to choose whether to give another chance to the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress or to give a mandate to the P.K. Dhumal-led BJP this time, many political pundits are favouring the latter. Most... Read more
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Business Standard India
Himachal Pradesh goes to polls todayJanata Party (BJP) is confident of a massive win, while the Congress claims the
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
Janata Party (BJP) is confident of a massive win, while the Congress claims there is no anti-incumbency against the Virbhadra Singh government. However, both parties are saddled with infighting. The BJP had to announce its chief ministerial... Read more
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dna
Himachal Elections 2017: Polling for all 68 constituencies on Thursday, keen contest between Congand the BJP locking horns in all 68 constituencies where 337 candidates includi
dna / Posted 11 days ago
and the BJP locking horns in all 68 constituencies where 337 candidates including 62 MLAs are in the fray. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 10 ministers, eight Chief Parliamentary secretaries, Deputy Speaker Jagat Singh Negi, former chief minister... Read more
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asianage
Himachal to go to polls tomorrow as Congress, BJP fight it out in 68 constituenciesand the BJP locking horns in all 68 constituencies where 337 candidates includi
asianage / Posted 12 days ago
and the BJP locking horns in all 68 constituencies where 337 candidates including 62 MLAs are in the fray. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, 10 ministers, eight Chief Parliamentary secretaries, Deputy Speaker Jagat Singh Negi, former chief minister... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Himachal election: Boom in assets of 60 MLAsfor re-election saw an increase in their assets since 2012. Yet two of them did
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 12 days ago
for re-election saw an increase in their assets since 2012. Yet two of them did not. Among the pair is Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, whose assets declined from Rs34 crore to Rs30.5 crore. The other was Dhani Ram Shandil, the social justice... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
High-decibel campaign ends, Himachal Pradesh goes to polls on November 9Trivendra Rawat and chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal turned out fo
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 12 days ago
Trivendra Rawat and chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal turned out for the BJP, while for the Congress, CM Virbhadra Singh and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh were lead campaigners on the last day. “The use of money power in Himachal... Read more
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asianage
Will totally change GST after coming to power in 2019, says Rahul Gandhicredit." "Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, while
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
credit." "Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, while the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, followed the teachings of Bhagwat Gita :'kam karo aur phal ki chinta mat karo' and worked relentlessly," he... Read more
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The Hindu
Top BJP leaders fan out across the hill StateUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led Cong
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday blamed the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in Himachal Pradesh for not providing security to women in the State. He was responding to slogans raised on the recent rape and murder of a schoolgirl,... Read more
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asianage
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi over lack of jobs, targets GSTany effort.” “Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, w
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
any effort.” “Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, while the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, follows Bagwat Gita’s teaching of ‘kam karo aur phal ki chinta mat karo’ and works relentlessly,” he... Read more
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dna
Himachal polls: Rahul Gandhi cites Niti Aayog report to counter PM Modi's corruption allegationscredit". "Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, while
dna / Posted 13 days ago
credit". "Modiji is very quick in taking the credit but poor in working, while the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, followed the teachings of Bhagwat Gita :'kam karo aur phal ki chinta mat karo' and worked relentlessly," he... Read more
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The Hindu
Rahul rakes up GST, demonetisation in Himachalin the middle After the meetings at Paonta Sahib and Chamba, Mr. Gandhi persua
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
in the middle After the meetings at Paonta Sahib and Chamba, Mr. Gandhi persuaded Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to accompany him for the rally in support of senior leader G.S. Bali at Nagrota Bagwan. Mr. Singh was... Read more
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Gulf News
Declaration as CM face turns Dhumal a favourite in Sujanpurwork he has done. His supporters say if the Congress wins, he could be a possib
Gulf News / Posted 13 days ago
work he has done. His supporters say if the Congress wins, he could be a possible deputy chief minister. But chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who addressed a rally on Sunday, kept silence over the issue.Sujanpur is famous for its celebrations during... Read more
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asianage
Nehru, Gandhi failed to remove poverty, says Nitin Gadkariresources told the rally in Kullu district. The state Assembly election is sch
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
resources told the rally in Kullu district. The state Assembly election is scheduled on November 9. He also accused CM Virbhadra Singh of being involved in corruption. The election is not between BJP and Congress but for the future of the... Read more
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asianage
State's development vanishes wherever Congress forms government: Rajnath SinghBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Arki constituency, Ratan Pal Singh,
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Arki constituency, Ratan Pal Singh, who would be pitted against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh from the Congress. Continuing his criticism of the Himachal government over the development in the state,... Read more
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dna
Himachal elections 2017:CM Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya faces tough challenge from his protege Pramod SharmaThe prestige of chief minister Virbhadra Singh is at stake in Shimla (Rural) co
dna / Posted 13 days ago
The prestige of chief minister Virbhadra Singh is at stake in Shimla (Rural) constituency where his son Vikramaditya is facing a stiff challenge from the chief minister's protege Pramod Sharma, who is contesting as a BJP candidate. The announcement... Read more
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asianage
Congress equates PM's 'Mitron' to Gabbar's 'kitne aadmi the'Modi's charge that the Congress had conceded defeat and its senior leaders had
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
Modi's charge that the Congress had conceded defeat and its senior leaders had fled the field, leaving chief minister Virbhadra Singh to campaign alone. "Our chief minister is so strong that he has scared the daylights out of them. The BJP... Read more
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dna
PM Modi has his own interpretation of Gita, he believes in eating the fruits of others' labour: Rahul Gandhinamed former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidat
dna / Posted 14 days ago
named former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate and the Congress is banking upon incumbent Virbhadra Singh, who is facing court cases over corruption charges. In 2015, the CBI filed a case against Virbhadra Singh... Read more
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asianage
Ensure proper security of VVPAT machines: Himachal CM to ECDharamshala: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Virbhadra Sing
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh on Sunday urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure proper security of Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines from the day of voting for the Assembly... Read more
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asianage
Modi claims Cong has ‘fled’ Himachal, it’s ‘one-sided race’reiterated that the state needs to be freed of five danavs (demons) — “mining m
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
reiterated that the state needs to be freed of five danavs (demons) — “mining mafia, forest mafia, drug mafia, tender mafia and ‘transfer mafia”, for which the state needs to throw out the incumbent Virbhadra Singh-led Congr... Read more
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The Hindu
Battle for Mandi: father, son and scamthe former Union Minister Sukh Ram, after he defected from the Congress. Mr. S
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
the former Union Minister Sukh Ram, after he defected from the Congress. Mr. Sharma, the Rural Development Minister in the Virbhadra Singh government until three weeks ago, is now locked in a keen contest with Congress nominee Champa Thakur,... Read more
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Gulf News
Won’t indulge in vendetta politics if BJP wins Himachal poll: Dhumalthe safety, security and self-respect of the people, otherwise ruined by the Co
Gulf News / Posted 14 days ago
the safety, security and self-respect of the people, otherwise ruined by the Congress government led by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.“Safety, security and self-respect of people are the main responsibilities of any government. In the last... Read more
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Gulf News
Dhumal faces protege-turned-bete noire Rana in Sujanpurtime he is contesting from Sujanpur constituency where women outnumber men by o
Gulf News / Posted 14 days ago
time he is contesting from Sujanpur constituency where women outnumber men by over 2200 voters.Rana had extended support to Virbhadra Singh after winning the polls last time and had resigned to contest Lok Sabha polls from Hamirpur in 2014 while his... Read more
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dna
Congress has left the battlefield, it is one-sided contest in Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modirally in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur saying "corruption is the only identity of
dna / Posted 15 days ago
rally in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur saying "corruption is the only identity of the party". Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh for undergoing probe in connection with a Disproportionate Assets case worth Rs... Read more
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Gulf News
Modi betrayed ‘nation builders’ by sitting on Women’s Reservation Bill: VirbhadraBJP has gone back on its primary manifesto promise to women, CM says Shimla: H
Gulf News / Posted 15 days ago
BJP has gone back on its primary manifesto promise to women, CM says Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not moving the stalled Women’s Reservation Bill, accusing him of... Read more
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dna
Himachal Assembly Polls 2017: We lost two tallest leaders for nation, don’t need BJP’s certificate, says Anand Sharmaagainst the government. There are no FIRs, no inquiries. There are some old cas
dna / Posted 15 days ago
against the government. There are no FIRs, no inquiries. There are some old cases of disproportionate assets against CM Virbhadra Singh, which are sub-judice. There are allegations against the BJP, too. They have fielded the highest number of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Modi in Himachal LIVE: Congress has run away from the battlefield, says PM in Unaare crucial for the chief ministerial candidates for both parties --veteran Con
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 15 days ago
are crucial for the chief ministerial candidates for both parties --veteran Congress leader and incumbent chief minister Virbhadra Singh, 83, and BJP’s Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73. Below are the live updates: 11:51am: Congress has run away from the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Himachal polls: PM Modi says Cong has conceded defeat, seeks 3/4th majorityleaders generally do an intensive campaign in these last few days... It seems C
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
leaders generally do an intensive campaign in these last few days... It seems Congress leaders have left (Chief Minister) Virbhadra Singh to his fate. It seems they have not only left him to his fate but rather hung him by his fate," he said. Why... Read more
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dna
Himachal Pradesh an uphill contestthe poll-bound Himalayan state, the contest is on the twin poll planks of corru
dna / Posted 15 days ago
the poll-bound Himalayan state, the contest is on the twin poll planks of corruption and development. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is mired in a disproportionate assets case. But his contender from the BJP, former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, is... Read more
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asianage
Modi equates Cong to termites, says must be removed from Himachal Pradeshhim before he can raise a “storm” over benami assets. Mr Modi also launched a
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
him before he can raise a “storm” over benami assets. Mr Modi also launched a scathing attack on Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh who is facing corruption charges. He went on to add that if people elect a BJP chief minister in the state,... Read more
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Business Standard India
In Kasauli, it's a fight between technology and traditionyet again this time, with both parties leaving nothing to chance. The close co
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
yet again this time, with both parties leaving nothing to chance. The close contest last time has led to chief minister Virbhadra Singh himself taking a keen interest in the campaigning. The BJP, on the other hand, has set up one of its six war... Read more
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The Hindu
Congress leaders want to keep off Himachal, says PM Modirepeated potshots at the Congress leadership, Mr. Modi said senior Congress lea
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
repeated potshots at the Congress leadership, Mr. Modi said senior Congress leaders had abandoned Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The party appears to be taking a kind of revenge on the octogenarian Chief Minister, he said. The Prime... Read more
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