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A veteran and a newcomer in the fray
MUMBAI, MARCH 25.In a city whose unique brand is provided by Bollywood, no one is surprised that two Bollywood stars are contesting elections from Mumbai. While the Congress confirmed that film actor Govinda would seek election from Mumbai North ...

EC notice on free AI passes
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25. Taking a serious view of issue of free passes by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to high-level political functionaries to travel to London by Air India, the Election Commission today asked the Ministry to send ...

`Match' has been won: Advani
JALANDHAR, MARCH 25. Amid unprecedented security arrangements and protests by activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and radical Sikh organisations, the `Bharat Uday Yatra' of the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, crossed into Punjab ...

PM plays host to lensmen
NEW DELHI, MARCH 25.It was the photographers' day out. And the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, played host. About 90 lensmen from the print media — some veterans and some new kids on the block — clicked away to their hearts' ...

Cricket tour will help restore ties: Advani
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 25. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today expressed joy over the victory of the Indian cricket team in the one-day series against Pakistan and said that the ongoing cricket tour had generated "tremendous interest" in the ...

Other Stories

  • BJP discusses `Vision' document
  • TRAI seeks public opinion on ombudsman
  • Sena leader murdered
  • CBI teams to probe stamp paper scam cases
  • Kanchi Acharya plans `sadas' at Tirumala
  • PM wants probe into theft expedited
  • Mammootty denies taking up Coca-Cola's offer
  • Gogoi visits Karbi Anglong
  • 3,377 candidates disqualified
  • When security was a concern
  • Jayapradha discharged from I-T cases
  • `Porous Nepal, Bhutan borders facilitating drug trafficking'
  • British envoy hails peace efforts in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Appeal against High Court order, Swamy urges EC
  • Trishul test-fired
  • Congress `chargesheet' against Orissa coalition
  • States cannot enact laws relating to natural gas: Supreme Court
  • Agnivesh to contest against Vajpayee
  • Tohra suffers heart attack
  • CPI(M) to go to EC on Advani raking up temple issue
  • Anti-NDA parties close to accord in Bihar
  • More political prisoners in J&K to be released
  • Judicial remand for Madhumani
  • Ban on SIMI upheld
  • IAS officer arrested in Orissa

    Elections 2004
    BATTLEGROUND: JAMMU AND KASHMIR
    It will be a test of Indian democracy
    The contests for the six seats in the State of Jammu and Kashmir are unlikely to make a difference to the outcome of the coming Lok Sabha elections. But what happens in this election is going to make a lot of difference to the future of ...

    CANDIDATE WATCH
    Milind Deora, Congress candidate from Mumbai South
    Sitting in his well-appointed air-conditioned office, Milind Deora is not a typical Congressman. This 27-year-old son of the veteran Congress leader, Murli Deora, would probably be more at home in a corporate office than among the crowds in ...

    OFFTRACK
    A Dalit village's struggle to vote
    The polling day in the Arah constituency of Bihar has a special significance for the 400-odd Dalit voters of Saratua village in Bhojpur district. For the first time, the polling process will be overseen by a man belonging to their community, the ...

    An impassioned plea from Chennai's children
    Can politicians go to the hustings ignoring one-third of the country's population — even if it cannot vote? A third of India's estimated one billion people cannot vote, because they are underage. However, underage does not mean ...

    Angry fisherfolk may tilt the balance against Congress
    Kerala's fishing community is angry. Reason: the catch from the Arabian Sea is dwindling by the day. And the BJP-led Central Government's "backdoor" policy of letting highly-sophisticated foreign deep-sea fishing trawlers "plunder" the country's ...

    POLL-POURRI
    Watching the India-Pakistan cricket series with the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Laloo Prasad Yadav, is an experience. At his Tughlak road residence in Delhi, he matched the experts on TV with comments of his own, making everyone laugh. As ...

    Q & A: A.B. Bardhan
    He too is associated with Nagpur but is vehemently opposed to the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. Among the early successes he had was when he trounced Shyama Charan Shukla, son of the then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Ravi Shankar ...

    POLL THEME / THE DROUGHT FACTOR
    In Ahmednagar, drought is the main issue
    Ahmednagar district in western Maharashtra is geographically termed a rain-shadow area and meteorologically called an area of scarce rainfall. These fine distinctions of terminology mean little to the farmers here. For them it is a question of a ...



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