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Rival's grudge can mar Congress edge
MOHINDERGARH, APRIL 30.This prestigious constituency in Haryana is likely to witness a triangular fight among the Congress nominee, Inderjit Singh, the outgoing BJP Member of Parliament, Sudha Yadav, and the Samajwadi Party candidate, Raghu ...

Chautala sees INLD role in Centre
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30.The Haryana Chief Minister and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief, Om Prakash Chautala, today asserted that the new Central Government would be formed with the support of the INLD and both the Congress and the BJP would ...

CII to focus on `Brand North'
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30.The Northern Region of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has identified 10 key priorities for the year ahead, with a special thrust on activities at the State-level. It would work building "Brand North'' to ensure ...

Haryana saw highest turnout in 1977
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30.Haryana experienced the highest ever poll percentage of 73.26 for Lok Sabha elections in 1977 when only 50 candidates, including two women, had contested the elections. And the lowest poll percentage of 63.68 was recorded in ...

CLP leader sent to jail
GODDA (JHARKHAND), APRIL 30.The Congress Legislature Party leader, Furkan Ansari, who was arrested yesterday under the Arms Act, was sent to jail today. Police said it had filed an FIR under various sections, including Arms Act, against Mr. ...

Heart transplantation pioneer selected for award
MUMBAI, APRIL 30.P Venugopal, Professor and Chief of Cardio-Thoracic Centre at the Delhi-based All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), has been selected for the 23rd Rameshwardas Birla National Award for his contribution to modern ...

Dietary management of diabetes highlighted
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 30. The additional professor of Physiology, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi), S.C. Mahapatra, has underscored the need to manage diabetes through simple dietary and lifestyle modifications. He was ...

May Day greetings
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 30. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today greeted the people on the eve of May Day, saying that the development witnessed today was the outcome of sustained and tireless labour of the working class. The industry and ...

Workshop for self-help group women
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 30. The Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Krishi Vigyan Kendra here on Wednesday, conducted a special workshop on `rural entrepreneurship development and marketing' for women members of self-help groups. The Director of Civil Supplies ...

Affidavits posted on web site
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 30. The affidavits of candidates contesting the Pondicherry Lok Sabha seat have been posted on its official web site:, the Chief Electoral Officer, M. Sathiyavathy, said today. Details will be ...

Wives' day out for campaigning
JALANDHAR, APRIL 30. Although the candidates are leaving no stone unturned in their aggressive campaigning, the day for wives also start early in the morning for electioneering in the far-flung areas of constituency. Interestingly, candidates ...

Exit polls harming country: BJP
JAIPUR, APRIL 30. The Bharatiya Janata Party said today that the exit polls on the Lok Sabha elections were doing a great disservice to the nation by creating panic in the stock market and instability in the currency value. The party wanted the ...

Dalits' rights a non-issue in reserved seat
TONK (RAJASTHAN), APRIL 30.A former Dalit civil servant, N.K. Bairwa, who resigned as the Chairman of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) recently to contest as the Congress candidate from this reserved Lok Sabha constituency, south of ...

And now a row on age
JAIPUR, APRIL 30.After the fusillade between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the marriage of Dharmendra, the film-star candidate from Bikaner Lok Sabha seat, another salvo has been fired, this time, on the age of senior Congress ...

Union Territories
Snow, squalls disrupt normal life
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 30.Renewed spells of widespread snowfall on higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and squalls of over 74 km per hour velocity, accompanied by spells of hailstorms and rains in the past 24 hours, disrupted life at ...

Uttar Pradesh
Number of voters increase, candidates decrease in U.P.
LUCKNOW, APRIL 30.Even though the number of voters in Uttar Pradesh has increased by over seven million during the last five years, the number of contesting candidates has gone down as compared to the 1999 Lok Sabha polls. Altogether, 1,138 ...

Contract killer gunned down
LUCKNOW, APRIL 30.A notorious criminal, who used to carry out murders on contract, was gunned down by the police under Surajpur police station area in Ghaziabad district last evening. Police here today said that acting on a tip-off a police ...

BJP's chargesheet against Tiwari Government
DEHRA DUN, APRIL 30. The Uttaranchal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today released a 45-point chargesheet against the N D Tiwari-led Congress government in the State for its ``various acts of omission and commission.'' The ...

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