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Monday, March 15, 2004
Sonia's "desire for unearned power," says Mahajan
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Bharatiya Janata Party today charged the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, with "an arrogant disrespect for democracy'' and an "intense desire for unearned power.'' The party general secretary in-charge of elections and ...
Unwarranted charges: Congress
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. The Congress today assailed the BJP leader, Pramod Mahajan's statement that its party chief, Sonia Gandhi, was "power hungry" and suggested a healthy debate on all the issues facing the country. "Mr. Mahajan's statement ...
India rejects Musharraf's contention on joint statement
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14.India today rejected the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's contention that there was any "so-called central or core" issue of Jammu and Kashmir in the January 6 joint press statement issued by the two countries. In the ...
V.C. Shukla in BJP list
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14.The Bharatiya Janata Party's central election committee today finalised the list of candidates for the Orissa Lok Sabha seats, clearing names for eight of the nine seats it will contest. Juel Oraon will contest again from ...
Vilayat Khan dead
MUMBAI, MARCH 14. Renowned sitarist and music director Ustad Vilayat Khan passed away here on Saturday. He was 76 and is survived by his wife, two sons, Shujaat Khan and Hidayat Khan, and two daughters. Ustad Vilayat Khan, who occupies an ...
Ganglords and policemen jump into the fray
Mafia dons and former police officers promise to spice up the electoral race in Mumbai. Kalpana Sharma explores why they have chosen to throw their hats into the ring.
Q & A: Mulayam Singh Yadav
"Uttar Pradesh is where the biggest battle of General Elections 2004 will be fought and the Samajwadi Party is all set to face up to the challenge." Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and President of the Samajwadi ...
Come clean, NGOs tell political parties
NEW DELHI, MARCH 14. Over 22 non-governmental organisations led by the former Naval Chief, Admiral (retd.) R.H. Tahiliani, and an 85-year-old freedom fighter have come together to ask political parties to make their stand on corruption clear in ...
Enterprise is the name of the game. And during elections, it is the most enterprising who make hay while the sun shines. Even during normal days, the pavement leading to the AICC headquarters at 24 Akbar Road is peppered with hawkers, vending ...
Never mind the pollsters, the race is still open
Starting today, we begin a series of analytical articles by well-known political scientist Yogendra Yadav on the coming Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections. In his maiden piece, Yadav takes a bird's eye view of the electoral prospects of the two m ajor political fronts across the country.
In the lap of paradise, the politics of hate
With summer setting in, hordes of tourists have begun to descend on Leh, hoping to experience paradise. If they hang around long enough, they will also be treated to one of the most ugly election campaigns in India. Seen from the outside, the ...
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