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Saturday, March 20, 2004
New passport for overseas citizens of India
NEW DELHI, MARCH 19.It may not be the blue passport that Indian nationals carry, but it will be a new passport. As a follow-up to Parliament permitting the creation of a new category of dual citizens or "overseas citizens of India" in December, ...
Enforce the code strictly, CEC tells observers
NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. The Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, today called upon poll observers to strictly enforce the model code of conduct during the coming elections to the Lok Sabha and the four State Assemblies. Addressing a ...
EC wants Central forces in sensitive constituencies
NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. Demands from all quarters for deployment of Central para-military forces during elections are hard to meet by the Union Home Ministry. The Election Commission too wants the Central forces to be stationed at sensitive and ...
Transfer order surprising: Basu
KOLKATA, MARCH 19.The day after the Election Commission ordered transfer of three senior IPS officers in West Bengal following complaints of bias, the ruling Communists today sought a justification for the order, careful about not getting into a ...
Parties vie for the Lingayat vote
The BJP's assiduous wooing of the community has helped it to become the No. 2 party in Karnataka, says M. Madan Mohan.
The grim reality behind the `feel good' factor
Simmering discontent with government policies runs deep in this district, which shows signs of all-round development with wide new roads, private educational institutions and sprawling residential complexes. However, the economic well-being has ...
Cash crunch hits parties in West Bengal
Returning to her South Kolkata home from an election tour of the nearby districts one day last week, Mamata Banerjee, chairperson of the Nationalist Trinamool Congress, turned round in the front seat of her car and asked her lady companion at the ...
Campaigns go hi-tech in Kerala
Campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections is going hi-tech in Kerala, with the rival political combinations planning to use e-mail, short messaging service and video films to drive home their message. Compared to the conventional style of ...
Power reforms continue to haunt Naidu
Naidu may be upbeat about the success of his ambitious reform programme, but that is of little consolation to farmers in the backward regions of the State, says S. Nagesh Kumar
BJP faces ire over nominations
The Bharatiya Janata Party faces serious internal conflicts after the announcement of its first list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh, with workers in nearly 20 constituencies openly expressing their anger over the ...
Congress, PDP wrangle over Baramulla
Electioneering is yet to gain momentum in Jammu and Kashmir but much heat is being generated over the North Kashmir constituency of Baramulla where the two main partners of the ruling coalition seem set on a collision course. The seat has ...
When the Human Resource Development Minister, Murli Manohar Joshi, walked into the central BJP office at the regular press briefing time, there was a flurry. The assembled journalists wondered what he was doing there as he had not been seen near ...
Q & A: K. Karunakaran
'The conditions are ripe for a Congress-Left national alliance'
Q & A: Pawan Kumar Chamling
'Democracy is yet to mature in Sikkim'
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