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Wednesday, April 21, 2004
57 p.c. turnout in Orissa
BHUBANESWAR, APRIL 20. The first phase of polling for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Orissa was by and large peaceful, barring stray incidents of violence. Initial reports placed the voter turnout at 57 per cent. The percentage could go ...
Voters defy boycott call in naxal areas
MUMBAI, APRIL 20. Barring three incidents of naxalites shooting at polling parties at three places and an attempted ambush of a police party, the voting in 24 constituencies of Maharashtra that went to the polls today was peaceful and an overall ...
EVMs manipulated at Barh, allege Dalits
BARH, APRIL 20.Allegations of manipulation of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were made today at this constituency, the native place of the Railway Minister, Nitish Kumar. At Kalyanbigha, native village of Mr. Kumar, where the Kurmis are ...
The Hindu journalists attacked near Bangalore
BANGALORE, APRIL 20. A reporter and a photographer of The Hindu , Bangalore were roughed up by a mob at Jadagenahalli in Hoskote taluk of Bangalore rural district on Tuesday. The vehicle hired by them for election coverage was damaged. ...
There's not much going for the Congress here
Things look bleak for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. If the iron law of Indian democracy was to apply here and the BJP repeats its victory in the Assembly elections held four months ago, it will pick up every single Lok Sabha seat in the State. ...
Kuppam: the TDP's pocket borough
As the campaign for the Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency moves into top gear, all eyes in the Congress are on the Kuppam Assembly segment which has been a constant thorn in its flesh. The TDP has not lost an election from here since ...
Dahanu: pollution, power and the polls
A 500 MW power plant is occupying centre stage in the Lok Sabha election to the Dahanu constituency. Reliance Energy's 500 MW thermal power plant earlier run by the Bombay Suburban Electric Supply Ltd (BSES) is in the eye of the ...
ON THE ROAD WITH.../RABRI DEVI
`Laloo is the hero, I am the heroine'
"I'm the heroine," declares the Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, as she hits the trail in support of her party's candidates across the State. It would be easy to dismiss this as just hype, but the truth is she might well be a bigger performer than her ...
Bangarappa vs Bangarappa
The winds of change are blowing through Sorab in Shimoga district of Karnataka. An anti-Bangarappa wave is discernible for the first time since 1967 when Sarekoppa Bangarappa made his entry into electoral politics from this Assembly constituency. ...
NDA failed to fulfil promises: Sonia
CHIKKODI (BELGAUM DISTRICT), APRIL 20. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today called upon voters to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and "save the nation." Urging the voters to compare the achievements of the Congress Government in ...
Another book, another row
The Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit chief, R. R. Patil, has been asked by the party bosses to do what could be almost impossible: wriggle himself and the party out of the spot he walked them into by insisting a book which carried ...
Rabin Deb, CPI (M) candidate, Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat
Rabin Deb, Chief Whip of the Left Front in the West Bengal Assembly and CPI (M) MLA, claims he is not overawed by the stature of Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress, his opponent for the Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat in the coming polls. ...
Q & A: Uma Bharti
By virtue of being the Prime Minister's constituency, Lucknow is not expected to spring any surprises. After all, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is supposed to be the country's only statesman, and there appears to be no giant-killer ...
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