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Wednesday, March 17, 2004
BJP-JD(U) hammer out accord in Bihar
NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. The protracted seat-sharing negotiations between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (United) have more or less concluded barring two seats in Bihar after the BJP decided to concede six seats to its ...
Congress defends decision to field Gill
NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. The Congress today defended its move to field the former Chief Election Commissioner, M.S. Gill, for the Rajya Sabha, from Punjab. Responding to the Bharatiya Janata Party's criticism, the Congress said it was prepared to ...
Improved Indo-Pak. ties have brought Hindus, Muslims closer: Advani
BIDAR, MARCH 16. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, said today that the efforts of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government to improve relations between India and Pakistan had succeeded in defusing tension between Hindus and Muslims ...
Sonia charms women voters
BULSAR, MARCH 16. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, charmed many voters, particularly women, during her `road show' in parts of south Gujarat and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman that began with the unfortunate ...
CPI keeps open option of joining a secular government
NEW DELHI, MARCH. 16.The Communist Party of India today asserted that the party's option of joining a secular government would depend on the "equation of forces'' and now it was committed to defeating the forces led by the Bharatiya Janata ...
Even in jail, Raja Bhaiyya is a force to reckon with
The strongman from Pratapgarh district may be in jail, but his word is law in an area dominated by the Thakurs
THE TELANGANA ISSUE
Political parties and the summer of discontent
The separatist sentiment in this region of Andhra Pradesh is so strong that political parties have been forced to re-engineer their poll strategies, says K. Venkateshwarlu.
ON THE ROAD WITH...MAYAWATI
The BSP launches its roadshow in Haryana
There's just one chair and table on the dais. A tattered sofa reposes discreetly at the back of the 20-feet rostrum draped in the party's signature blue colour. "Madam had ordered its removal. All our leaders including the two MLAs from Haryana ...
Army choppers to keep naxals in check
A new phase in anti-extremist operations is to begin shortly in Andhra Pradesh with the police planning to use military helicopters to take on the People's War (PW) naxalites in intensified combing operations before the State goes to the ...
The business of `black-marking' voters
It is a `black mark' that does not erase easily. When millions turn out for the greatest exercise in democracy in the world during April and May, one company can take pride in the fact that it has left an impression on the voting public. ...
In this age of mobile phones and SMS (Short Message Service), the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress have embarked on a "message war." And what better occasion to spread the good word than when the Indian cricket team won a cliff-hanger in ...
Q & A: Jyoti Basu
'It will be a hung Parliament'
The BJP's challenges in a traditional stronghold
The BJP's position in Gujarat may not be as comfortable as it looks. Over the years it has lost ground in Kutch-Saurashtra and and in the northern regions of the State. If the Congress can get its act together, there is no reason why it can't increas e its tally, writes Yogendra Yadav.
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