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Sunday, March 21, 2004
Congressmen should ponder over `leadership issue': Advani
CHHINDWARA (MADHYA PRADESH), MARCH 20.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, said today that people across the country had started viewing the Congress as an ``irresponsible party'' and would reject it in the coming Lok Sabha elections. He ...
Poll panel stops a near-complete Modi `yatra'
VADODARA, MARCH 20. The "Narmada Pujan Yatra" launched by the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, to "celebrate" the Narmada Control Authority's permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 110.64 metres was suspended at Dabhoi ...
Congress, NCP formalise agreement
NEW DELHI, MARCH 20.The Congress today formalised its seat-sharing arrangement with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 48 seats in the State, the Congress will contest 26 and the NCP 18. The ...
Lok Satta puts 51 on A.P. watch list
HYDERABAD, MARCH 20. The Lok Satta has released, as part of its Andhra Pradesh Election Watch 2004, a list of 51 names of prospective candidates for the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections who have criminal cases pending against them or have ...
CPI(M) criticises Government's education policy
NEW DELHI, MARCH 20.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today charged the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government with "commercialising and communalising'' education and also questioned its claim about expansion of ...
Varun denies anti-Sonia remark
NEW DELHI, MARCH 20.Feroze Varun Gandhi today dismissed the statement attributed to him that "India will never be ruled by a person with white skin'' as a deliberate attempt to create mischief. Responding to a reaction by the Congress, Mr. ...
Pakistan greets Indian `invaders' with warmth
LAHORE, MARCH 20. They are coming by planes, trains and bus loads the Indians in their thousands to back their national cricket team when it takes on Pakistan at the Gadhaffi Stadium here tomorrow and again on Wednesday. For once the ...
Congress responsible for stalling Women Reservation Bill: Vajpayee
BEED (MAHARASHTRA), MARCH 20. Blaming the Congress for stalling the Women Reservation Bill, the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said today that the BJP and its allies would pass the legislation after getting a decisive mandate in the coming ...
Vajpayee promises second green revolution
BEED (MAHARASHTRA), MARCH 20. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, today unveiled a blueprint of the developmental works that would be taken up if the National Democratic Alliance is voted back to power. Interlinking of rivers, ushering in a ...
CONGRESS & MEDIA
Sonia's poll managers get media act together
The party, still smarting under its December 2003 poll debacle, has decided to put in place a communications strategy that will be in sync with its political strategy, says Anita Joshua.
Forces brace for elections, at gunpoint
Top military officials have warned New Delhi that elections will be taking place in summer, when Pakistan could lift restraints on cross-border terrorism.
Tribal party woos Gond vote in M.P.
The Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) is expected to play an important role in deciding the outcome of the elections in the Gondwana region of Madhya Pradesh. The Party's influence is likely to be felt most in the Chhindwada, Balaghat and Mandla Lok ...
The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has often criticised the CPI (M) for engaging the Congress in a kushti (wrestling match) in West Bengal and Kerala while extending to it a hand of friendship (dosti) in New Delhi. Perhaps he ...
Q & A: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
'We don't want to treat Muslims as a vote-bank'
Campaigning without leaders
In Jammu and Kashmir, with hardly a month left for the first phase of the polls to begin, the State Ministers are spending most of their time holding meetings with senior party functionaries leaving the smaller level functionaries to run the ...
A test for Narendra Modi
Not too long ago, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, was seen by the Bharatiya Janata Party as a man who had successfully executed the Hindutva experiment in Gujarat. In a State that has often been called the laboratory of Hindutva, Mr. ...
Q & A: Sharad Pawar
Post-poll alliances the key
AGP complains of phone tapping
The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has lodged a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) alleging that telephone calls of leaders of the opposition party have been `tapped' at the behest of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his officers. ...
For Delhi's jobless, it certainly isn't shining
It is not rosy picture; there are more than 11 lakh registered unemployed people in the Capital.
Chaos governs issue of photo ID cards
The turnout is massive and the queue serpentine. The atmosphere is almost festive; there is a constant murmur of conversation and excited chatter. You could be forgiven for thinking it is election day at a polling station. But the people here are ...
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