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Hindutva a way of life: Venkaiah Naidu
HYDERABAD, MARCH 31.The Bharatiya Janata Party president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has denied that his party was trying to push the Hindutva agenda through the "back door" and asserted that the party's campaign for the coming elections would focus on ...
Advani hopeful of Ayodhya solution soon
SURENDRANAGAR (GUJARAT), MARCH 31. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today expressed the confidence that a Ram temple would be constructed in Ayodhya ``without any acrimony and with the consent of all'' after the elections. Talking to ...
`BJP document, yet another public deception exercise'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31. The Congress today described the Bharatiya Janata Party's "Vision Document 2004'' as yet another exercise in "public deception and self-delusion'' while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said it was primarily a "list of ...
Lashkar still has its way in Pakistan
SRINAGAR, MARCH 31. Just three months ago, it looked like Pakistan was finally getting serious about cracking down on anti-India terror. While there is plenty of evidence that Pakistan has shut down the terror tap cross-border ...
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31. Senior Akali Dal leader and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Gurucharan Singh Tohra died in a private hospital here late tonight. He was 79. The death came at around 40 minutes past midnight, after he suffered ...
R.K. Laxman among eminent persons honoured
CHENNAI, MARCH. 31.The Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Sri Jayendra Saraswati, today honoured people who have excelled in their fields of activity and contributed significantly to the betterment of society. Cartoonist R.K. Laxman, ...
POLL THEME/THE DEBT TRAP
The poor underbelly of a prosperous State
Caught in a vicious debt trap, peasants have been reduced to a state of servitude in the Bhatinda region, says Gargi Parsai.
The mother of all rath yatras
With elections looming, road shows are the flavour of the day. The BJP leader, L.K. Advani, breezed through Andhra Pradesh some time back with his Bharat UdayYatra. A week before, the road show by the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, gave the ...
Muslim group to back Vajpayee
With the onset of the election season, it is time for new parties, political outfits and support groups to sprout. And sure enough, there is a new organisation on the scene: the `Atal Bihari Vajpayee Himayat Committee.' As the name suggests, ...
Jayashree Mahanta files papers from Dhubri
GUWAHATI, MARCH 31. Jayashree Goswami Mahanta, a former Rajya Sabha member and wife of the former Chief Minister, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, resigned from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today and filed her nomination from the Dhubri Lok Sabha ...
POLL THEME/THE SHIVAJI FACTOR
Politics and the cult of the Chhatrapati
The iconic status of the Maratha king is such that both the Congress-NCP and the Shiv Sena-BJP are trying to claim his mantle, says Ranjit Hoskote.
No academic exercise this
Whoever said that Generation X is a lot of youngsters concerned exclusively with the pursuit of good life got it dead wrong. A group of college students in Pune city are all set to prove that the younger generation is also concerned about the ...
Polls leave this village on India-China border cold
The election trail of Sikkim's leaders ends short of where icy gales begin buffeting the tiny village of Kupup. Perched at an altitude of more than 13,000 feet, it is barely four km away from the Nathu La pass and India's border with China. The ...
Shrimant Maharajkumar Maloji Raje Shahu Chhatrapati, 16th in the line of descendants of Shivaji Maharaj from his Kolhapur branch, has quit the Shiv Sena, founded with the former Maratha ruler as its icon, and joined the NCP. "I was ...
Flush-out operations of militants stepped up in Hazaribagh
HAZARIBAGH, MARCH 31. Authorities stepped up flush-out operations of militants in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh parliamentary constituency today for conducting the Lok Sabha elections in a peaceful manner. During the past few days, five militants ...
Q & A : Murali Manohar Joshi
'No party is an untouchable'
Q & A : Ram Vilas Paswan
'We'll bowl them out for zero'
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