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Thursday, March 18, 2004
No need to stop Advani's `yatra': Mulayam
VARANASI, MARCH 17.The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president, Mulayam Singh Yadav, said today that there was no need to stop the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's `Bharat Uday Yatra' unless it disrupted law and order. ...
Poll, security personnel from outside for Bengal planned
KOLKATA, MARCH 17.The Election Commission (EC) today announced that it was considering bringing polling personnel and security forces from outside West Bengal and deploying them in polling stations across the State. Disclosing this to ...
Supreme Court moved to stop `Bharat Uday Yatra'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.The Supreme Court has been moved to restrain the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, from proceeding with the "Bharat Uday Yatra" being taken by him from March 17 on the ground that his speeches might result in communal ...
`U.S. did not buy Pakistani position in 1965'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.The United States did not buy the Pakistani pitch in 1965 that there was a "clear-cut" case of "Indian aggression" in the border conflicts over the Dahagram enclave and the Rann of Kutch. A recently declassified U.S. State ...
End bickering, Sonia tells party men
VADODARA, MARCH 17. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today urged party workers to shed factionalism and unite for the party's better prospects in the coming Lok Sabha elections, urging people to oust the BJP from power. Winding up her ...
EC to re-examine exit-polls issue
KOLKATA, MARCH 17.The Election Commission today said that it would `re-examine' the controversial issue of allowing the media to publish results of exit polls before the end of polling, following complaints from parties. ``We shall re-examine ...
Midnight meetings take toll on BJP leader
West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Tathagata Ray now realises why his main rival in the State BJP, Tapan Sikdar, never bothered to cultivate the Nationalist Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is widely thought to possess ...
Quota issue worries BJP in North Karnataka
Both the Congress and the Janata Dal (S) have made the amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution a major election issue.
Making inroads into the tribal belt
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has woven an intricate network through its numerous affiliates to reach out to the tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to promote `Hindutva.' Operating as social workers under different names, the ...
ELECTIONS - 2004
The importance of being Kalyan Singh
The return of Kalyan Singh to the former party will have an impact on its prospects in the Lodh heartland of Uttar Pradesh. The BJP cound stand to gain in 11 Lok Sabha seats in the region, writes Venkatesh Ramakrishnan.
Congress launches e-war
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.To match the Bharatiya Janata Party's high-tech electioneering, the Congress is set to embark on an e-campaign for the Lok Sabha elections at the initiative of its front organisation, the National Students' Union of India ...
`We had no choice but to vote BJP'
Four generations of Fateh Mohammad's family have lived in Maliya, or to be more specific, in the Bhimsar area of Maliya taluka in Rajkot district. Maliya consists of 12 little hamlets, says the talkative Fatebhai. In his village, most people are ...
Election fever along the Line of Control
The election fever is running high and the mood near the Line of Control is no different. And for a change, the poll campaign is not under a shadow of fear. Most of the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to name their candidates but ...
In the Hindi heartland, royals gird for electoral battle
Three decades after being stripped of their privileges, scions of ruling families still continue to dominate public life.
Ex-servicemen nurse a grouse
"Jawan aur Bhagwan ko musibet mein yaad kiya jata hai" (Soldiers and God are remembered only during a crisis)." There is a touch of bitterness in the voice of Lt. Col. (retd.) Vijai Ghildial, Chairman of the Uttarkhand Ex-servicemen ...
Formal seat-sharing negotiations between the Congress leadership and the RJD chief, Laloo Prasad Yadav, are yet to begin. But Congress ticket aspirants from Bihar realise that it is Mr. Yadav who will call the shots. There are almost as many ...
KOLKATA, MARCH 17.With the bold and the beautiful lending shine to party bandwagons in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, cine personalities who prefer not to enter the political arena look on with interest and a few with disdain. "I hope ...
Q & A: Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy
'TDP rule is a saga of deprivation'
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