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BJP challenges opposition to debate over special category status to Andhra

Accusing the opposition parties for criticising the union government over special category status to Andhra Pradesh despite its announcement of a special economic package, the BJP on Sunday challenged them for an open debate on the issue.

Tuki for continuing Special Category status for Northeastern states

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Friday appealed to the Centre for continuing the Special Category Status for North Eastern States with the corresponding benefits.

Sri Lanka national players get pay hike in new contracts

Sri Lanka Cricket, which had a bitter dispute with its players over payments last year, has announced a seven per cent hike for them across all categories in its latest list of contracts issued here.

Special category status to AP: Planning Commission`s proposal on Friday

Planning Commission is likely to come out soon with a Cabinet note on providing `special category` status to Andhra Pradesh for development of the Seemandhra region.

Raghuram Rajan panel report will help Bihar get more funds: Nitish Kumar

Expressing happiness over the Raghu Rajan report, Nitish Kumar said it will pave the way for getting more funds from the Centre for development.

Special status linked to peoples sentiment: Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar on Monday said special category for Bihar was linked with sentiment of all the citizens.

`Special category status for Bihar after criteria change`

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram Saturday said that Bihar will be accorded special category status after the change of criteria.

Special category: Is it not political bargaining, asks Naveen

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Thursday questioned the Centre`s intentions of revisiting the criteria for according special category status to states.

Nitish makes strong pitch for special category status to Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made a strong pitch for it, alleging the Centre`s IMG did not consider the issue with seriousness.

‘Fight for special state category will continue’

The demand for granting special state category status to Bihar had now become the common people`s demand, CM Nitish Kumar said.

Nitish demands special category status for Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday make a fresh demand that the Centre should give "special category" status to the state to help attract more private investment.