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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Unruly scenes, walkout mar vote-on-account in W.Bengal
KOLKATA, MARCH 15.Amid unruly scenes and walkout by the main Opposition, Trinamool Congress (TC), the West Bengal Finance Minister, Ashim Dasgupta, today presented the vote-on-account in the Assembly without any new tax but proposed to increase ...
India to raise n-proliferation, outsourcing issues with Powell
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15.India's concerns about nuclear proliferation from Pakistan and the American position on business process outsourcing will be taken up during the talks the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, will have with his interlocutors ...
Where story-tellers hold sway
In Chhattisgarh's tribal heartland, the story-tellers' sermons help check conversions, if not bring the converts back into the Hindu fold.
Ire over power tariffs may upset poll arithmetic
Farmers are up in arms against Chief Minister Narendra Modi over increased power tariffs. The snowballing protest could well affect the poll outcome, says Jyotirmaya Sharma.
Q & A: T.S. Krishnamurthy
'The Commission should be recognised as a team'
Q & A: B.S. Yediyurappa
Once bitten, twice shy. Projected as the chief ministerial candidate in the 1999 Assembly elections in Karnataka and having failed at the hustings, the seniormost BJP leader here, B.S. Yediyurappa, is cautious this time round. So is the ...
Raman Singh to contest from Dongargaon
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, will contest for the Assembly in a byelection from Dongargaon in Rajnandgaon district of the State. Mr. Singh had not contested the elections held in December. Addressing a ...
A David who takes on Goliaths
Come general elections and K.Padmarajan is all girded up for battle. Mr. Padmarajan, a resident of Mettur in Tamil Nadu, is getting ready to take on the Prime Minister, A.B.Vajpayee, in Lucknow and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) candidate, ...
Spectre of dissidence haunts Congress
Factionalism in the Congress is hardly new in Kerala, but this time the squabbles are of a totally different order. Girish Menon analyses the fallout of this on the party's electoral prospects.
BJP names candidates for J&K
Iftikar Sadiq, grandson of the late former Chief Minister, Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq, is among the six candidates whose names were announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party today for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Sadiq, who joined ...
"It is gur (jaggery)-fail, not feel-good for sugarcane growers who have not been paid their dues," was what the Bharatiya Kisan Union leader, Mahendra Singh Tikait, had to say about the "feel good factor." There was no electricity in his village, ...
In Kokrajhar, refugees wait to cast their vote
Salami Hazda, Samila Tudu and Dusmi Lakra may have been deprived of their basic rights for the last eight years in this sub-human makeshift relief camp. But that has not dampened the enthusiasm of the three, who have just turned 18, to exercise ...
Put population on agenda, parties told
The Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (IAPPD) has appealed to all political parties to include in their manifestoes issues related to population stabilisation, demographic sustainability and gender ...
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