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Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Large number of summary investigations in Gujarat riot cases
The Supreme Court's direction on Monday ordering a fresh investigation and trial outside Gujarat in the Best Bakery case might open a can of worms for the Gujarat Government. Already under severe pressure from the Supreme Court and the National ...
`BJP had nothing to do with sari distribution function'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 13. The Bharatiya Janata Party today defended Lalji Tandon, former Minister and senior party leader in Uttar Pradesh, who for years has had the responsibility of nursing Lucknow, the Prime Minister's parliamentary ...
Uphill task for Lalji Tandon
LUCKNOW, APRIL 13.The Bharatiya Janata Party has been put to severe strain to overcome the "loss of face" it has suffered with the death of 22 slum-dwellers who came to receive free saris at a function organised to celebrate the birthday of the ...
Pakistan national's nomination rejected
JAMMU, APRIL 13.The Election Commission today rejected the nomination of a Pakistani national, who filed his papers as a Samajwadi Janata Party candidate for the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency going to elections on April 20. The Returning Officer, ...
Congress up against iron law of Indian democracy
Previous experience suggests that ruling parties seldom lose an election when they are enjoying their honeymoon period. Given this, the Congress will have to perform exceptionally well if it wants to reverse the outcome of the Assembly polls, which t he BJP won very comfortably, says Yogendra Yadav
Parties unite on re-opening historic road
In sharp contrast to previous poll campaigns in Jammu and Kashmir, the road network in the State has become the prime developmental issue for all political parties, as they canvass for votes in the remote villages. For instance, in the border ...
`Polls pass ex-servicemen by'
Ex-servicemen and their dependents continue to feel neglected by the political parties and think the electoral process has little to offer them, says the former Chief of Army Staff and Rajya Sabha MP, Shankar Roy Choudhury. Pointing out that over ...
It's royalty all the way
Dynastic rule appears to be the order of the day in the most backward region of Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput in western Orissa. This is evident from the number of people from the Singh Deo family, which ruled the erstwhile princely state, who are ...
ON THE ROAD WITH.../MULAYAM SINGH YADAV
At 65, he still remains a political dynamo
April 10, 2004. It's only 6.30 a.m., but 5, Vikramaditya Marg, Lucknow is a beehive of activity. The master of the house, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and president of the Samajwadi Party, is out on his morning walk in the ...
Sangma tells Garos: no ban on beef
The former Lok Sabha Speaker and Nationalist Trinamool Congress (NTC) candidate from the Tura constituency, Purno Agitok Sangma, is riled with the Congress. The reason: an alleged campaign by the Congress that cow slaughter would be banned by the ...
4 Sikkim Ministers denied re-nomination
The Sikkim Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling, who had expressed "dis-satisfaction" with his "team" while referring to his Government's drawbacks in an interview to this newspaper last month, has finally acted. Four Ministers and the Deputy ...
War of nerves between police and naxalites
It is a war of a different kind in the hilly regions of the tribal agency areas in north Andhra Pradesh. The tribals here regularly see handwritten posters pasted on walls by the outlawed People's War (PW) naxalites asking them to boycott the ...
A campaign to counter the BJP's "India Shining" was launched last week in Mumbai with a booklet titled, "Is India really Shining?" Compiled by "a group of professionals committed to a democratic India," the booklet is part of a "Vote with your ...
Daggubati Purandareswari, Congress candidate, Bapatla Lok Sabha seat
Q & A: Ram Madhav
'BJP committed to RSS ideology'
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