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Thursday, April 15, 2004
BJP cannot escape responsibility for Lucknow incident: Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 14.The controversy over the Lucknow tragedy continued to dog the Bharatiya Janata Party with the Opposition insisting that the party could not escape the responsibility of having organised the function where 22 women were killed ...
Lashkar commander killed, plot to kill leaders unearthed
SRINAGAR, APRIL 14.The Army today claimed to have scuttled a plot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba to target senior politicians in and outside the Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of elections when a top commander of the outfit was killed in Shalteng on the ...
Sonia makes frontal attack on BJP
MODASA (GUJARAT), APRIL 14. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said that the entire country was feeling ``relieved and satisfied'' over the Supreme Court judgment, ordering a retrial in the Best Bakery case outside Gujarat. Addressing ...
Congress demand for Lalji Tandon's prosecution absurd, says Venkaiah
SEDAM (GULBARGA DT.), APRIL 14. The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has dismissed the demand by the Congress for the prosecution of the senior BJP leader, Lalji Tandon, in connection with the stampede during the distribution of saris in Lucknow ...
Free access being given to foreign firms at port trust: Pawar
MUMBAI, APRIL 14. The Nationalist Congress Party leader, Sharad Pawar, today accused the Vajpayee Government of "unabashedly giving free access" to foreign companies for critical infrastructure projects such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust ...
POLL THEME/CRIMINALISATION OF POLITICS
Muscle and mafia links still matter in Uttar Pradesh
Despite the rhetoric, the major parties have not shied away from fielding candidates with police records, says J.P. Shukla
From the newsroom to the poll arena
Editors dabbling in politics are not new to Orissa, but the number of such journalist-politicians is growing of late. As a result, most of the Orissa newspapers continue to be used as tools in the hands of political parties, and readers get ...
POLL THEME/THE POTA FACTOR
In Borivali, a simmering anger against the police
The use of POTA has alienated Muslims in villages across Maharashtra; this could rebound on the Congress-NCP alliance, says Kalpana Sharma
Relief cheque bounces for want of funds
Last Monday, the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, pledged to bear the cost of educating the children of 26 policemen killed recently in a landmine blast in the Saranda forest area. But given the bitter experiences of the families of ...
Kalashnikovs, politics and the fate of candidates
It will not be about India and Pakistan or ethnicity and identity or development and corruption. The fate of candidates in the Kashmir Valley's three seats will instead depend on a dangerous liaison between the Kalashnikov and the politicians. It ...
Congress' counter-campaign on Sonia
The Congress has fielded the former the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, J.K. Jain, to run a counter to the BJP's campaign that the Congress president, Sonia Gandi, was of foreign origin. Dr. Jain, who says he has the unique advantage of having ...
Whatever happened to the infamous `gang of four' of the Emergency days? Ironically, some are dead, most are in the BJP, whose top leadership was sent to jail by these very people, and one had flirted with the BJP earlier, but is now "independent" ...
H.T. Sangliana, BJP candidate, Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat
Q & A: Ravi Shankar Prasad
'NDA is the best example of cooperative federalism'
Q & A: Pinarayi Vijayan
'Local issues will play a prominent role'
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