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Rahul to contest from Amethi, Sonia shifts to Rae Bareli
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. The Congress today announced the formal entry of Rahul Gandhi into electoral politics by declaring his candidature from Amethi, the constituency represented by his mother and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, in the dissolved ...

It was expected: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. The BJP tonight said the nomination of Rahul Gandhi, son of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, for the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency was expected because the party decides its future leadership on the basis of an ...

Inventing a tribe to further political ends
Last month, a group of young men gathered outside the Gujjar Hostel in Poonch, raised slogans, and then started throwing stones at the students housed inside. No one was hurt in the incident, which barely made it to even the inside pages of local ...

Bangarappa, Arif Khan in BJP list
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.The list of 52 Lok Sabha candidates released by the Bharatiya Janata Party here today includes some prominent political personalities who joined the party recently. The list covers several States, including the first list of ...

India rebounds well to square series
LAHORE, MARCH 21. Rahul `The Wall' Dravid and Mohammad Kaif today pulled off what looked like an impossible win after most of the top batsmen failed yet again, to level the five-match One-Day International cricket series, setting the stage for a ...

DPA to work out strategy to counter `foreign' origin campaign
MADURAI, MARCH 21. The State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), N.Varadarajan, today said that Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) partners would meet tomorrow the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president, M.Karunanidhi, to evolve ...

Bid to find alternative to Vajpayee in BJP, says Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, MARCH 21. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's statement made on Saturday, that he was contesting the election as he had fears that the country was sliding into anarchy threw enough hints that someone in the Bharatiya Janata Party ...

Congress, JMM arrive at poll pact
NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.The Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Soren) finally arrived at an electoral understanding in Jharkhand with the JMM agreeing to contest three of the 14 Lok Sabha seats and engage in a "friendly contest" in two other ...

Afghan Minister assassinated
KABUL, MARCH 21. Soldiers killed Afghanistan's Aviation Minister, Mirwais Sadiq, in the western city of Herat this afternoon, and hours of heavy factional fighting that followed claimed the lives of between 50 and 100 people, a top commander ...

500 Maoists killed: Army
KATHMANDU, MARCH 21. At least 500 Maoist rebels were killed and 200 injured in a battle with security forces in western Nepal, where the rebels attacked a district headquarters, freed some prisoners from a jail and looted a bank, the Royal Nepal ...

9 militants killed in J&K
SRINAGAR, MARCH 21. Nine militants and three security personnel were among 13 persons killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, where two militant hideouts were smashed, leading to the recovery of some arms and ammunition, including two ...

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