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Saturday, April 03, 2004
No one must be coerced to vote, says CEC
SRINAGAR, APRIL 2. The Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, said here today that no one should coerce people to vote in the coming elections, and action would be taken against those preventing people from exercising their ...
Kalam stresses geo-political importance of Siachen
NEW DELHI, APRIL 2. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the first President to visit the Siachen Glacier the world's highest battlefield today stressed its geo-political importance and advised jawans to take better care of ...
Parties welcome ban on ads
NEW DELHI, APRIL 2. All major political parties have welcomed the Supreme Court's interim order banning the telecast of political or surrogate advertisements on television channels and cable networks which offend "the law of the land, morality, ...
Defence expert confirms Congress version
NEW DELHI, APRIL 2. What exactly was the decision taken on restarting India's nuclear weaponisation programme in a top Cabinet Committee in 1979 when Morarji Desai was the Prime Minister and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the External Affairs ...
My absence will not affect campaign: Pawar
POLL THEME/THE MUSLIM VOTE
Muslims have few choices in Maharashtra
Despite its anger with the State Government, the community may end up voting for Congress-NCP alliance, says Kalpana Sharma
Pollsters wrong: Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, APRIL 2. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, today debunked the opinion polls that predicted a "paltry number of seats" for the AIADMK-BJP alliance in the State. "Most of these opinion polls employ ...
Searching for jobs, they leave their votes behind
Pancho Bai, an elderly widow, stays alone in her house in Kurumpuri village in Nuapada district (undivided Kalahandi) in Orissa between January and May. The rest of the family migrates to neighbouring Chhattisgarh to work as casual labourers in a ...
Minister's rally attacked
BHOPAL, APRIL 2.The Union Minister of State for Coal, Prahlad Patel's election rally was attacked today near Chhindwara by a mob that allegedly comprised supporters of the senior Congress leader, Kamal Nath. According to information received ...
POLL THEME/THE INSURGENCY FACTOR
Terrorist violence takes centre stage
Both the ruling Left Front and the Opposition are making the extremist issue the central plank of their campaign, writes Sushanta Talukdar.
An innocuous report in a Hindi daily has provoked the JD (U) into "questioning" the Congress' "double standards." The (unconfirmed) news report said the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's son, Rahul Gandhi, had asked for the doors of 10, Janpath ...
Elections could set tone for Bihar's future
While the NDA seems dependent on `upper caste' votes, the RJD alliance appears to be formidable, winning back the support of the Dussadhs, a Scheduled Caste community.
Goa CM promises low-key campaign
Goa will see a different kind of election this time, if Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is to be believed. Mr. Parrikar promises no fanfare and no large public meetings. Yet, he is confident that he can pull off a win quietly. Further, he says, ...
Q & A : Mehbooba Mufti.
'All roads to peace lead from Kashmir'
Q & A : Sitaram Yechury
'GDP growth has actually shrunk'
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