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Parties seek ban on opinion polls from the date of notification
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6.Participants at an all-party meeting convened here today by the Election Commission were unanimous that opinion polls should be banned from the date of notification of the poll process. All the parties were also of the view ...
Few signs of an electoral wave as yet
The Congress needs a huge swing of 10 percent at the Lok Sabha level, and even more at the Assembly level, if it wants to carry Orissa, writes Yogendra Yadav.
THE GREG CHAPPELL COLUMN
Foot soldier to Commander-in-Chief
Yuvraj Singh's brilliant knock in the second Test against Pakistan has given the Indian selection panel some food for thought. Getting his opportunity because of the back injury to his captain, he has taken the chance firmly in both hands. The ...
Protect border with Bangladesh, says Vajpayee
GUWAHATI, APRIL 6. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today expressed the apprehension that the Assamese would be reduced to a minority if the border with Bangladesh is not protected to check infiltration. Launching the Bharatiya Janata ...
Sonia files papers in Rae Bareli, talks of serious threat to life
NEW DELHI, APRIL 6. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, said today that she feared a "very serious threat" to her life. "Yes, there is certainly a very serious threat to us as there was in the case of my mother-in-law [Indira Gandhi] and my ...
Rajapakse is new Sri Lankan PM
COLOMBO, APRIL 6. The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, today appointed the former Leader of Opposition, Mahinda Rajapakse, as the island-nation's new Prime Minister. A lawyer by profession and senior vice-president of the Sri Lanka ...
30 Iraqis killed in violence
FALLUJAH (IRAQ), APRIL 6. The U.S. troops battled resistance forces today on the edge of Fallujah in an operation to crush the unrest there, as violence inspired by supporters of an anti-American Shia Muslim cleric again spread to at least four ...
Quake in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, APRIL 6.An earthquake shook Srinagar and adjoining areas today, meteorological office sources said. There were no reports of any casualty or damage to life and property. The quake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, was felt at 2.45 ...
'Al-Qaeda tape' claims Iraq attacks
DUBAI, APRIL 6.A man claiming to be a senior Al-Qaeda figure that the United States believes is operating in Iraq has released a tape, calling on the country's Sunnis to fight Shias and claiming responsibility for high-profile attacks (including ...
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