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Chautala silent on Minister's resignation
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 31. The Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, is understood to have forwarded the State Cooperation Minister, Kartar Singh Bhadana's letter of resignation to the Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, on Wednesday, according to Raj ...
`States not consulted on Vision Document'
SHIMLA, MARCH 31.The president of the Himachal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Suresh Bhardwaj, said today that none of the State units of the party had been consulted in framing the all-important Vision Document of the party released in New ...
Jammu & Kashmir
War of words over J&K Bill
JAMMU, MARCH 31.The controversial Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill, 2004 has become a hot poll issue in the State and the campaign has seen a ``war of words'' among political parties. Not only the archrivals, the ruling People's ...
NC flays PDP-led Government
SRINAGAR, MARCH 31.The opposition National Conference kicked off its election campaign in the state by launching a scathing attack on the PDP-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. Claiming that the ruling coalition was practising ...
`Kashmiris must have final say in resolving issue'
SRINAGAR, MARCH 31.Hailing the leadership of India and Pakistan for initiating the peace process, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, said people of the state should get an opportunity to have the final say in the ...
Bid to flush out ultras
HAZARIBAGH, MARCH 31. Extremist flush-out operations were stepped up by the authorities in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh Parliamentary Constituency to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in a peaceful manner. During the past few days, five extremists ...
Life term for murder
MEDINI NAGAR (JHARKHAND), MARCH 31.Seven persons including three of a family were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by two District Session courts in Jharkhand today. Palamu District Fast Track Additional District and Session Judge, Subodh ...
M.P. puts poll details on the Net
BHOPAL, MARCH 31.The Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh has launched a website aimed at providing the latest election-related information to candidates and voters. The website can be accessed at
Question paper leak: exam cancelled
MUMBAI, MARCH 31. In the second such incident within a fortnight, the question paper of the Mumbai University's B.Com final year Financial Accounting and Auditing subject was leaked, prompting a last-minute cancellation of the examination ...
BJP leader escapes bid on life
IMPHAL, MARCH 31.Six suspected insurgents entered the house of the Manipur BJP vice-president, Naorem Tombi, on Tuesday night and opened fire, police sources said today. However, he escaped unhurt. The sources said Mr. Tombi, along with some ...
`Senas' fighting for electoral wars of leaders
BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 31. When the BJD strongman and Works Minister, Nalinikanta Mohanty, was dropped from the ministry and subsequently expelled from the party by the Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, two and half years ago, his supporters in his ...
EC observers for Pondy
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 31. The Election Commission has appointed Deepa Krishan, an IRS officer, as expenditure observer for the Pondicherry Lok Sabha constituency. (The Union Territory goes to the polls on May 10). The Chief Electoral Officer ...
Congress will seek revocation of AIADMK, BJP recognition
PONDICHERRY, MARCH 31. The Pradesh Congress Committee president, V. Narayanasamy, MP, today said the party would soon write to the Election Commission seeking rescinding of the recognition of the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the ...
HC orders re-auction of liquor vends
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 31.The Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the recent auction for allotment of liquor vends to contractors in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts. The Court ruled that the auction violated the provisions of ...
Women find little space in Lok Sabha polls in Rajasthan
JAIPUR, MARCH 31. Despite an increase in the number of women contesting in the polls, many of them have not been able to prove their mettle at the hustings. The first general elections in 1952 saw not a single woman returning to the lower ...
Rebels making it tough for BJP, Congress
JAIPUR, MARCH 31.Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress are facing opposition from their local workers in the choice of official nominees in various Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan. There is resentment in party ranks over the ...
Congress has admitted defeat before polls: Rajnath
LUCKNOW, MARCH 31.The Union Minister for Agriculture, Rajnath Singh, today said that the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections as released by the Congress so far indicated that "it had accepted defeat even before the elections were ...
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