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Monday, April 05, 2004
Why Vajpayee took the road to Chennai
NEW DELHI, APRIL 4.The last time the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was forced to travel by road was between Jaipur and Delhi on the night of December 24-25 last year when his VVIP plane was diverted from Delhi because of poor visibility. ...
My remarks against Sonia, Rahul a mistake: Modi
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 4. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has admitted that making certain remarks against the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and her family members, was a mistake and said he would be careful in future. At Patan during ...
It was a collision: IAF
NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) today denied that it lost two Jaguar aircraft along with their pilots near Srinagar on Friday due to faulty spares. "The crash was not linked to spares. It was due to a side-on collision between the ...
BJP, SP share view on foreign origin issue: Advani
ETAWAH, APRIL 4. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today said the BJP and the Samajwadi Party had the same view on the issue of a person of foreign origin becoming the Prime Minister. Addressing a public rally during the `Bharat Uday ...
Government bought AK-47s from 'tainted' firm: Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 4.The Congress today trained its guns on the Union Home Ministry for purchasing AK-47 assault rifles from a Bulgarian company "linked to terrorist organisations and the company involved in the Purulia arms drop case" despite a ...
`Ticket splitting' is a serious possibility
While the Lok Sabha elections may be reduced to a direct contest between the Congress and the BJP, the Assembly polls may turn out to be different, writes Yogendra Yadav
Ruined by imports, garlic farmers turn ire on BJP
Jeet Ram is a distressed man; hit by unprecedented imports of garlic in the past few years, the farmer says he has fallen upon hard times. His anger is mainly directed against the NDA Government at the Centre; and the BJP candidates in Himachal ...
POLL THEME / WATER POLITICS
Out here, water is the key poll issue
Three successive years of drought have made water the central plank of election campaigning in the State, writes V.Jayanth.
Another shot at Parliament
In the reserved Outer Manipur constituency, the Manipur People's Party (MPP) candidate, Kim Gangte, wants to get on with the job. Elected in 1998 on the CPI ticket, she regrets that her last term was too short to do some of the things she wanted ...
ON THE ROAD WITH ... L.K. ADVANI
Bharat Uday Yatra: short halts, a simple lunch
It is early morning as the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani's Bharat Uday Yatra, starts on its next lap from Jaipur, the 22nd day of his yatra, which began from Kanyakumari in the first phase. As the vehicles in the motorcade, pasted with ...
Ranks of surrendered militants swell
Some weeks ago, Abdul Ghani, along with his colleagues in the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit, planned to sabotage the electoral process in the State. Now, he has vowed to fight those wanting to wreck the process. A 6-member group of former militants, ...
"I'm the greatest." These words may well remind one of boxing great Mohammed Ali. But they were recently spoken by Laloo Prasad Yadav, certainly a political heavyweight, but wise enough not to challenge the boxing legend. "There isn't ...
Rahul Gandhi, Congress candidate, Amethi
Q & A: Shankarsinh Waghela
One of Gujarat's most flamboyant politicians, the former Chief Minister, Shankarsinh Waghela, was with the BJP before he was removed. He then formed the Rashtriya Janata Party. After it fizzled out, he joined the Congress. Best known ...
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