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Monday, April 19, 2004
AASU to resist NDA's river-linking agenda
GUWAHATI, APRIL 18.The All-Assam Students Union (AASU) today vowed to oppose any move to link the Brahmaputra and its tributaries with other rivers in the country as part of the river linking project proposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led ...
Protest against `police excess'
GUWAHATI, APRIL 18. The Journalist Union of Assam and the Journalist Action Committee today demanded a judicial probe into an alleged incident of police forcing a journalist of a local vernacular daily and several other people to kneel down on ...
Wind blowing in favour of BJP: Bharti
Vajpayee for debate on foreign origin issue
BHANDARA (MAHARASHTRA), APRIL 18.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on Saturday called upon voters to ponder over the question of allowing foreign-born persons to be the President or Prime Minister of the country and take a decision on ...
Ghatkopar blast accused released
MUMBAI, APRIL 18. The Special POTA court here yesterday released Zahir Ahmed Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, an accused in the Ghatkopar bomb blasts case, as the Review Committee on POTA had found no prima facie case against him. Through a ruling, in ...
Fear of naxals keeps politicians away
KORAPUT, APRIL 18.The Orissa Transport and Cooperation Minister and BJP leader, Arabinda Dhali, is apprehensive about going to the interiors of the Malkangiri Assembly constituency to seek votes as the People's War is active in these inaccessible ...
Congress forms poll campaign committees
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 18. The ruling Congress has formed election campaign committees and each Minister including the Chief Minister has been assigned certain constituencies to coordinate poll-related activities and hold campaign meetings. The Union ...
Jakhar treading a new territory to enter Lok Sabha
JAIPUR, APRIL 18. The former Lok Sabha Speaker and senior Congress leader, Balram Jakhar, is treading a new territory by shifting to Churu parliamentary constituency to get a berth in the Lower House. Jakhar, who lost to Subhash Meharia of ...
`BJP conspiring to divide Muslim vote'
JAIPUR, APRIL 18.The All India Milli Council today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of conspiring to divide the votes of Muslims with the intention of weakening their political power. "The BJP is making an all-out attempt to implement its ...
Mayawati hails EC directive
LUCKNOW, APRIL 18.The Bahujan Samaj Party leader, Mayawati, has praised the Election Commission for its directives to take action against the Bharatiya Janata Party and its leader, Lalji Tandon, for the stampede in which 22 persons were killed ...
Water crisis may hit Congress prospects
CHAMBA (UTTARANCHAL), APRIL 18.Kamla, a teenager, treks nearly five km everyday to fetch drinking water in plastic cans. Her six-year- old brother, Vikas, helps her in this effort. This saga of human suffering stretches right through the Garwhal ...
CPI(M) leader criticises EC move
KOLKATA, APRIL 18.The chairman of the ruling Left Front in West Bengal, Biman Bose, has criticised the reported move of the Election Commission to deploy poll personnel from outside the State for the coming Lok Sabha elections. "If it [the ...
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