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Tuesday, March 09, 2004
BJP threatens stir against J&K Bill
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. "There is no question that whatever your compulsions, the Bill curtails the rights of women," the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, said in her letter to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, while ...
CWC meet to finalise manifesto
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.Having carried forward its preparations for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, has called a meeting of the Working Committee to finalise the party's manifesto. The manifesto, which was prepared by a ...
Congress will implement poll manifesto in toto: Sonia
GUWAHATI, MARCH 8. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today kicked off her party's election campaign in Assam by promising that the Congress would implement its election manifesto in toto if voted to power. She was addressing the ...
POTA review panel is there to check misuse of powers: Supreme Court
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. Declining to interfere with a judgment of the Madras High Court, holding that the Central Review Committee under the Prevention of Terrorism Act was empowered to hear the cases against the MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, and ...
No negotiations before polls: Muslim Board
New Delhi. March 8. The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today made it clear that there was no room for negotiation on the contentious Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi issue till the elections were over. It also cautioned the Government ...
Iran offers to bear 50 p.c. of gas pipeline project cost
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.Teheran has offered to bear half the cost of a gas pipeline from Iran to India, a leading Iranian energy expert, Narsi Ghorban, said today. Arguing in favour of an overland pipeline as opposed to an under sea pipeline, Dr. ...
'Bid to bring communal agenda to the fore'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today expressed apprehension that the impending `India Shining' yatra by the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, was an attempt to bring to the fore the communal agenda of the Bharatiya ...
Prasar Bharati's last hope
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. Prasar Bharati has apparently tapped and ``exhausted'' all avenues including diplomatic channels to secure for Doordarshan the terrestrial telecast rights of the India-Pakistan cricket series scheduled to begin ...
'Provision needed in ballot to reject candidates'
CHENNAI, MARCH 8.The president of the Voters Awareness Campaign, Era Sezhiyan, has requested the Election Commission to introduce in the coming general elections an additional box in the ballot paper for ensuring the voter's right to record his ...
Pawar can retain 'clock'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.The Election Commission today held that the group led by Sharad Pawar was the real Nationalist Congress Party as it had a far superior numerical support in the organisational and legislature wings of the party and was entitled ...
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