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PM offers to hold talks with insurgents
GUWAHATI, APRIL 6.The Prime Minister today offered to hold talks with the militant outfits of the northeast such as the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) provided they gave up violence. Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's election ...
Sonia's foreign origin issue is a statement of fact: AIADMK
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. The AIADMK today asserted before the Election Commission that raising the foreign origin issue of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, was a statement of fact and did not violate the model code of conduct. In response to ...
Not entering electoral politics now: Priyanka
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6.Priyanka Vadra today indicated that she had no immediate plans to enter electoral politics but was ready to campaign extensively for the Congress. ``I am happy with the service I am rendering to the people of Amethi and Rae ...
'Options open on understanding in U.P.'
RAE BARELI, APRIL 6. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and her son, Rahul Gandhi, said today that they were unperturbed by the personal attacks made against them by the Bharatiya Janata Party. "We think that if Mr. Narendra Modi [the ...
We will build temple: Advani
AYODHYA, APRIL 6. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today reiterated that Ayodhya had a special significance for him and the BJP was committed to constructing a Ram temple at the Ram Janambhoomi here. Attacking the erstwhile National ...
Few signs of an electoral wave as yet
The Congress needs a huge swing of 10 percent at the Lok Sabha level, and even more at the Assembly level, if it wants to carry Orissa, writes Yogendra Yadav.
The Jaish-e-Mohammad's code of conduct
It isn't particularly threatening to look at, just an untidy scrawl hand-writing running across a sheet of crumpled paper which someone pasted on to the walls of the village mosque. But in the small southern Kashmir village of Mitari, near ...
POLL THEME/WOMEN'S RESERVATION
33 p.c. seats for women? You've got to be joking
If Bihar is anything to go by, gender discrimination is rife when it comes to nominating women candidates, says K. Balchand.
After two boycotts, Ukhrul is raring to vote
M.K.S. Hungam, secretary, and fellow villagers of Hundung in Ukhrul district home to the NSCN (IM) general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, and other top rung leaders of the militant outfit bordering Myanmar are eagerly awaiting the ...
A 'royal' battle on the cards
Orissa may be economically poor. But it has many things to flaunt the Mahanadi, Lord Jagannath at Puri, the Konark Sun temple, the Chilka lake, Olive Ridley turtles, Nandini Satpathy, Nandita Das and its Maharajas. Forget that the State ...
PDP, Congress leaders resign in Kashmir
The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) and its coalition partner, the Congress, have been jolted by the resignation of two of their leaders. Nazir Ahmed Khan, the president of the youth wing of the PDP, has resigned from the party after he ...
Party leaders, whether secular or otherwise, make it a point to visit temples and shrines of different faiths in order to boost their credentials with the voters; such visits are an integral part of campaigning. In other words, it is more a ...
Q&A: Sharad Yadav
No NDA Government without us
Moushumi Chatterjee, Congress candidate, Kolkata North-east
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