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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
EC to appeal against Patna HC order
NEW DELHI, MAY 4.The Election Commission has decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court tomorrow challenging an order of the Patna High Court banning candidates who are in jail from contesting the Lok Sabha elections and asking the Commission ...
Congress alone can provide leadership: Sonia
DHULIAN (WEST BENGAL), MAY 4.In a clear signal to the Left parties and the Samajwadi Party, toying with the idea of forming a Third Front in the backdrop of the exit poll predictions of a hung Parliament, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, ...
BJP 'vigilance squads' for third phase
NEW DELHI, MAY 4. The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to position "vigilance squads'' (nigrani dal) comprising its youth cadre at thousands of booths in a large number of Lok Sabha constituencies which go to the polls tomorrow. The ...
EC deputes more observers for Madhepura
PATNA, MAY 4. Amid tight security within the State and along the Indo-Nepal border, 12 constituencies in the State go to the polls tomorrow. All eyes are on Madhepura where the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Laloo Prasad Yadav, and the Janata Dal ...
Exit polls exposed Opposition: Jaitley
JAMMU, MAY 4.Disagreeing with the results of exit polls, the Union Law Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson, Arun Jaitley, has said that the only beneficiary of these exercises is the National Democratic Alliance as the generation of ...
Concern over plight of Indians working for contractors in Iraq
NEW DELHI, MAY 4. The External Affairs Ministry today expressed "concern" at the disturbing reports about the conditions in which some Indian nationals were being forced to work for "contractors" in Iraq. A Press Trust of India report from ...
Reuters photographer bags many awards
MUMBAI, MAY 4. Reuters photographer Arko Datta bagged most of the awards in the Mumbai Press Photo Contest 2004 organised by the Mumbai Press Club. Mr. Datta was adjudged the best general news photographer of the year and also the outstanding ...
Of wafer thin margins and intricate alliances
Although the two fronts in the State are of roughly equal strength, the electoral dice is loaded in favour of the UDF, says Yogendra Yadav
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Vitriol and adrenaline as Didi does her rounds
The firebrand Nationalist Trinamool Congress leader is nursing a sore throat; she's taking homeopathic medicine to relieve the symptoms. Not really surprising, considering that she's been campaigning 8-12 hours a day for nearly three weeks. "The ...
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Balance in Sagar tilted in favour of BJP?
The main contest for the Sagar reserved parliamentary seat in Madhya Pradesh is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. And, a close assessment of the ground scenario indicates that the balance is more in favour of the BJP candidate, ...
In drought hit Gobi, water takes centre stage
Water. That's the issue at the centre stage of the election battle in Gobichettipalayam, where the former Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president, E.V.K.S. Elangovan, is taking on the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)'s local ...
Opium is not exactly the religion of the masses in Rajasthan, but in the Lok Sabha constituencies in the western parts of the State, it is part of the people's lifestyle. Opium is offered as manuhar (hospitality) to visitors in many ...
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