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Assam
Hazarika drops Kalam's name, rakes up controversy
BOKO (ASSAM), APRIL 4. The legendary singer and BJP candidate from Guwahati, Bhupen Hazarika today, raked up a controversy when he sought to drum up support for his party by using President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's name. Addressing a party meeting ...

Bihar
CPI(ML) to stage protests against Advani's yatra
PATNA, APRIL 4.The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) has decided to stage protests against the Bharat Uday Yatra of the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K.Advani, when it enters Bihar on April 7. The CPI(ML) general secretary, Deepankar ...

Himachal Pradesh
BJP upbeat at Kashyap's candidature
SHIMLA, APRIL 4.Union Minister Rajnath Singh would address a collective meeting of workers from all the 17 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Shimla Parliamentary seat on April 10 in Solan, the home district of BJP candidate, H.N. Kashyap. The party ...

Jammu & Kashmir
Remembering a legend
JAMMU, APRIL 4.The birth centenary celebrations of the multi-dimensional personality of Indian cinema, Kundan Lal Saigal, were kicked off here today at his birth place. The State Government has announced that year-long celebrations will be ...

Jharkand
'No information of threat to Advani's yatra'
RANCHI, APRIL 4.The Jharkhand Government today said though it has got some `hints' about extremists calling a poll boycott in the state, no information has been received about the ultras' reported move to obstruct the Deputy Prime Minister L. K. ...

Madhya Pradesh
Simhasta Mahakumbh begins today
UJJAIN, APRIL 4. The first month-long Simhasta Mahakumbha of this century will begin with religious fervour and traditional gaiety tomorrow when lakhs of Sadhus, saints and devotees from different parts of the country would take a holy dip in the ...

Maharashtra
No women to represent constituencies dominated by them
MUMBAI, APRIL 4.Despite the voices raised over women's representation, the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra -- Rajapur, Satara, Ratnagiri and Karad -- which boasts of higher female voter ratio, find themselves devoid of a ...

Pune set for triangular fight
PUNE, APRIL 04.This cultural Capital of Maharashtra is set to witness a triangular contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with the presence of fiery former bureaucrat Arun Bhatia in the poll fray attracting considerable nation-wide ...

Pondicherry
'Congress misguiding people'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 4. The Congress is spoiling the name of the country and is also misguiding the people, said the international working president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Ashok Singhal, at a press conference here today. Mr. Singhal said a ...

SFI to woo voters through SMS
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 4. Members of the Students Federation of India (SFI) here will make use of modern technology to seek votes for the nominee sponsored by the Democratic Progressive Alliance (DPA) in the Lok Sabha poll here. The Pattali Makkal ...

Goondas Act will be enforced to check crimes: NJP
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 4. The New Justice Party (NJP), which is contesting the Pondicherry Lok Sabha seat, has promised that it will strive to raise the strength of police and enforce the Goondas Act to put an end to occurrence of crimes. The NJP ...

'Rangasamy should give up Home portfolio'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 4. The Freedom Fighters Association has called upon the Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, to give up the Home portfolio as incidents of heinous crimes had been on the increase in the Union Territory. The president, M. Periasamy, ...

'Provide police protection'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 4. The Puratchialar Ambedkar Thondarpadai (Pondicherry) has appealed to the police to deploy forces in localities where Scheduled Caste people are residing. The coordinator, C. Moorthi, said in a release today that the ...

Rajasthan
Brahmin Mahasabha to oppose BJP in polls
JAIPUR, APRIL 4. The Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha, which has been spearheading a campaign for reservation to Brahmins in jobs and education, today announced that it would oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections in view of its ...

'Target 25' a count too many
JAIPUR, APRIL 4.After its initial projection of "Target 25" in Rajasthan, the Bharatiya Janata Party is sounding not so confident about achieving this goal of winning all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the State. Even when the party is considered to ...

Salil Bhatt creates a new Veena
JAIPUR, APRIL 4.Salil Bhatt, the young Mohan Veena player and son of the legendary musician, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, has created a new version of the Veena to meet the requirements of depth, richness and continuity in his "dynamic style" of ...

West Bengal
A glamourous pollscape in Bengal
KOLKATA, APRIL 4. Pollscape in West Bengal has perhaps never been so starry and glamour-struck before. With the Congress fielding former beauty queen and champion swimmer Nafisa Ali against Coal and Mines Minister, Mamata Banerjee, from the ...



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