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Saturday, March 27, 2004
Fernandes shifts to Muzaffarpur, Sharad Yadav to take on Laloo
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. The National Democratic Alliance convener and president of the Janata Dal (United), George Fernandes, has shifted his constituency from Nalanda to Muzaffarpur in Bihar, amid speculation that the Union Railway Minister, Nitish ...
Second round of Centre-Hurriyat talks today
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. The second round of the talks between the Central Government and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference is scheduled to be held here tomorrow amid indications that the focus would be on the alleged human rights violations in ...
Denied ticket, Uma Bharti's brother revolts
BHOPAL, MARCH 26. The brother of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti and former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, Swami Prasad Lodhi, today announced his "firm" intention to contest the coming elections at "any cost" after being denied the ticket ...
BJP to issue `chargesheet' against Mulayam Government
LUCKNOW, MARCH 26. The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to issue a ``chargesheet'' against the Uttar Pradesh Government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav to highlight its ``misrule''. Talking to newspersons today, the BJP leader in-charge of ...
4 District Magistrates removed in Bihar
PATNA, MARCH 26. The Election Commission today ordered the Bihar Government to remove four District Magistrates and three Superintendents of Police from their posts immediately and effect replacements. The Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. ...
Court order to dailies
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. The Delhi High Court today refused to restrain the Times of India from claiming to be the No. 1 daily in the Capital. However, it asked the TOI not to mention the name of Hindustan Times in any of its reports ...
`BJP set to sweep western region'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. Showing a sweep for the BJP in western India, an opinion poll conducted for NDTV and the Indian Express by A.C. Nielson gave 27 seats to the BJP in Maharashtra and 20 to the Congress, besides one to others, while in ...
POLL THEME / THE LIQUOR FACTOR
The battle of the bottle in Andhra Pradesh
It is a bottle battle. Royal Stag, Black Knight, Golden Eagle, gumdumba or arrack. The forms are many but the impact of all of them is the same on Andhra life a day's hard-earned money going down the drain, broken families and misery for ...
BJP claims making inroads into Assam tea belt
The Bharatiya Janata Party claims that it has made inroads into the tea garden voters, considered to be a traditional vote bank of the Congress in Assam. Briefing mediapersons about the BJP's poll preparations in Assam, the party's central ...
Seeking votes in the name of `water'
"Cast your vote for water." The call sounds strange and funny. But behind this seemingly amusing appeal lurks the farming community's anger and frustration with the "opportunistic" politicians who exploit this vital element for cheap gains. Water ...
At the epicentre of militant activity in West Bengal
Elections are the last thing on the minds of the residents of Pukhuri village in the Kumargram gram panchayat area, tucked away in the dusty fringes of north Bengal's Alipurduar [ST] Lok Sabha constituency, flanked in the east by Assam and in the ...
Congress to back rebel Trinamool candidate
The Congress has announced its support to the rebel Trinamool Congress candidate, Sudip Bandopadhyay, who is contesting from the Kolkata North-West parliamentary constituency as an Independent. The Bengal Congress president Pranab Mukherjee, ...
For the Social justice Front, the party is over
The Rajasthan Samajik Nyaya Manch, a political party that was registered on the eve of the State Assembly elections in November 2003 to promote reservation for the poor among the forward castes, is on the verge of disintegration. After coming ...
Campaigning over phone
CUDDAPAH, MARCH 25. The Telugu Desam Party leaders in Rayachoti Assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh are not using the conventional door-to-door canvassing with fanfare, owing to the naxalite threats to ruling party and BJP ...
Simmering discontent plagues parties in AP
As temperatures, political and otherwise, rise sharply in Andhra Pradesh, top leaders of the principal parties are learning a new lesson that the cadre cannot be taken for granted or indiscipline just be wished away. The Telugu Desam, the ...
POLL - POURRI
This election might become a tale of candidates who almost stood. Among them is film actress, activist and until recently Rajya Sabha MP, Shabana Azmi. She was recently approached by the Congress to contest from the difficult Mumbai North ...
Q & A: Amar Singh
Q & A: Jayaprakash Narayan
As many as 1,500 candidates in the 1996 parliamentary elections had criminal records and 40 of them got elected to the 11th Lok Sabha, going by the Election Commission estimates. The picture in the State legislatures is worse. Of the 4,072 ...
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