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Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Manipulating the manipulators
CHENNAI, MARCH 23. The Union Minister for Disinvestment, Information Technology and Communications, Arun Shourie, today justified the way he talked up the market response to mega capital issues by the public sector Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ...
NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. Eminent jurist and champion of human rights, Justice V.M. Tarkunde, died here on Monday after prolonged illness. He was 94. The former Prime Minister, I.K. Gujral, the Law Minister, Arun Jaitley, and the Attorney-General, ...
Development agenda with Ayodhya footnote
WESTERN U.P., MARCH 23. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's "Bharat Uday Yatra'' hurtled through five Lok Sabha constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh today highlighting the development agenda on which the Bharatiya Janata Party is seeking ...
Omar among five NC nominees
SRINAGAR, MARCH 23. The National Conference president, Omar Abdullah, will contest the coming Lok Sabha elections again from the Srinagar-Budgam constituency. Abdur Rasheed Shaheen will contest again from Baramulla. But the party nominated three ...
Alliance set to alter poll equation
Will the coming Lok Sabha election in Jharkhand be a verdict on the working of the BJP-led government in the state? And, will Jharkhand follow Uttaranchal and Chhattisgarh in throwing out the incumbent party in the first elections being held ...
Nafisa Ali, Congress candidate from South Kolkata
To many, she is a former beauty queen; to some she is a champion swimmer and to a few she is a dedicated social worker. The person in question is Nafisa Ali, the Congress challenger to the Nationalist Trinamool Congress supremo, Mamata Banerjee, ...
POLL THEME / ETHNIC IDENTITY
Tribal communities keep their options open
The Bhutias and Lepchas of Sikkim, who claim to be the original inhabitants of this Himalayan State have been, over the decades, reduced to a minority in most of the constituencies reserved for them; but their support is critical to any contender ...
All set to break his own record?
The smallest constituency in the world's largest democracy has been playing a major role in the parliamentary system, thanks to a man who has tasted victory in all his electoral battles. P.M. Sayeed, Deputy Speaker of the dissolved Lok Sabha, who ...
Gallant villagers let down by political parties
Chain Singh would not have lost seven of his relatives on the night of April 7, 2002 if the political parties had kept their promise during the last parliamentary elections to equip the Village Defence Committees (VDCs) with sophisticated weapons ...
Another Statehood demand gains ground
While the demand for a separate Telangana State, carved out of Andhra Pradesh, and a similar one for creating Vidarbha State from Maharashtra are grabbing the headlines in the run-up to the coming elections, the demand for a separate Koshal State ...
In Punjab, a division along caste lines
Far away from the glitter of `Shining India,' the Dalits in Punjab are finding themselves subjected to increased discrimination after having exercised their `free will' in the recent elections to the State Assembly and panchayats. They are now ...
POLL - POURRI
The DMK president, M. Karunanidhi, has so far addressed all his election meetings in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai from the same spot that the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, delivered her speeches. And, it is not ...
Q & A: Vaiko
After 19 months of detention for making a pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam speech, the first MP to be held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), Vaiko, looks unperturbed. However, his stand on several issues, ...
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