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Tuesday, April 06, 2004
PM seeks vote to safeguard 'stability'
LUCKNOW, APRIL 5. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is contesting from the Lucknow constituency, today sought a clear majority for the National Democratic Alliance Government in the coming Lok Sabha elections to safeguard political ...
Pakistan offers dates for nuclear talks
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5.India today confirmed that Pakistan had offered to hold talks on May 25 and 26 between experts of the two countries to discuss nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) as envisaged in the joint statement issued by the ...
Supreme Court grants bail to Swiss couple
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The Supreme Court today granted bail to a Swiss couple convicted by a trial court in Maharashtra for sexual exploitation of children and permitted by the Bombay High Court to leave the country on payment of compensation of Rs. ...
Congress, BJP trade charges over rifles purchase
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The purchase of AK-47 assault rifles by the Union Home Ministry for the paramilitary forces has got mired in controversy with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party trading charges today. While the BJP said the ...
Centre denies irregularities in AK-47 deal
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5.The Home Ministry today denied allegations of irregularities in the acquisition of AK-47 rifles for Central para military forces and State forces, saying the total value of the deal with M/s Kintex of Bulgaria was Rs. 53 crores ...
POLL THEME/THE LEFT
Communists struggle to maintain a toehold
In eastern U.P., once a bastion of the CPI, the party is struggling to come to terms with the rise of casteism and communalism, says Javed M. Ansari.
BJP functionaries quit in Manipur
The Manipur unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been plunged into a crisis after its vice president N. Tombi, and one of the general secretaries, Sarath Singh, resigned from the party in view of the ban on campaigning imposed by the ...
In Rajasthan, Muslims face a dilemma
Rajasthan's Muslims face a dilemma when it comes to the elections this time. While tactical voting as a strategy to maximise political gains has worked for them in the past, it is not likely to pay dividends this time with the Congress voted out ...
'EC should seek court direction on opinion polls'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The former Chief Election Commissioner, M.S. Gill, has suggested that the Election Commission move the Supreme Court before the first phase of polling on April 20 for a "considered decision and direction" on exit and opinion ...
Aya Ram, gaya Ram now in Karnataka
Switching parties may be nothing new in an election year, but in Karnataka it has been carried to the limit, says A. Jayaram.
It's Mehbooba versus Mehboob here
The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti's, decision to contest the Lok Sabha election from Anantnag, spices up what would have otherwise been a rather unremarkable race in Kashmir. Ms. Mufti will be up against the ...
Rice mills flourish despite shortage of grain
In February, a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) got together under the banner of the Ekta Parishad, to take out a rally advocating support for the `No Land, No Vote' platform. The `Bhumiadhikar rally,' that started from Kalahandi ...
The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly, B.D. Kalla, says that his playing host to the public who were turned away from the Raj Bhawan on April 1 was not politically motivated. However, the Governor, Madan Lal Khurana, is not ...
Balgopal Mishra, Independent candidate, Bolangir
Q&A: A.K. Antony
'It will be a clash of ideologies'
Q&A: Omar Abdullah
'We can never ally with the BJP'
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