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Thursday, April 08, 2004
Tipu's sword is Mallya's
BANGALORE, APRIL 7. The legendary sword last used by Tipu Sultan is back in Karnataka, 205 years after the British invaders took it as a battle trophy after the `Tiger of Mysore' fell in battle at Srirangapatna on May 4, 1799. Vijay Mallya, ...
India, Pakistan put off talks on bus service
NEW DELHI, APRIL 7.India and Pakistan today decided to postpone the technical-level talks on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service scheduled to be held in Islamabad on April 8 and 9, the Ministry of External Affairs announced. "After mutual ...
NDA manifesto to be released today
NEW DELHI, APRIL 7. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will release the National Democratic Alliance manifesto for Elections 2004 tomorrow. While the NDA convener and Janata Dal (United) leader, George Fernandes, and other alliance ...
Give NDA another chance: PM
RAJAHMUNDRY, APRIL 7. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today charged the Congress with failing to play the role of a constructive Opposition and appealed to the people to give the National Democratic Alliance a stronger mandate because ...
India deserves a better deal, says Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 7. The Congress today came down heavily on the "fiscal indiscipline" of the National Democratic Alliance Government and pointed to the combined public debt of the Centre and the States at 8.5 per cent of the gross domestic ...
Bihar, U.P. Governments did not aid country's growth: Advani
GOPALGANJ, APRIL 7.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani today recalled the events 14 years ago when he was arrested in Bihar during his Ayodhya rath yatra. "The people across the border in Uttar Pradesh waited for me for 14 years. They felt ...
Nobel heist: CBI receives spate of telephone calls
KOLKATA, APRIL 7.The Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, Sujit Kumar Basu, has said that ``a spate of telephone calls had started pouring in at a special cell in the Rabindra Bhavan complex ever since the CBI announced a cash award of ...
Where equal pay for equal work does not apply
NEW DELHI, APRIL 7.The Supreme Court has held that "employees performing similar jobs but having different educational qualifications can be treated differently" with a higher pay and the doctrine of ``equal pay for equal work'' would not ...
POLL THEME/THE MUSLIM VOTE
The politics of the 'strategic vote'
The community faces a challenge when it comes to deciding who to vote for in the changed circumstances, writes K.K. Katyal.
Ayodhya lukewarm to Advani
Mahant Ram Saran Das, junior priest at the Hanuman Garhi, one of Ayodhya's most prominent temples, doesn't mince words when it comes to a subject close to his heart, the construction of the Ram mandir in the temple town. "We have heard these ...
At the cutting edge of campaigning
E-campaigning is the most personal method and the cheapest way of approaching the voter, says the BJP's Kirit Somaiya, whose campaign is aimed at the middle class in his constituency.
Centre scales down West Bengal request for troops
Polling officials in West Bengal are revising the list of "hypersensitive and sensitive" polling stations for the coming Lok Sabha elections following information from New Delhi that only 150 of the 350 companies of paramilitary forces sought by ...
Votes for sale in Kollam, bids open
No retirement for him yet
By June, it will be two years since Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, handed over the presidentship of the National Conference to his son Omar. The unstated idea was Omar would take over the reins of the Government in ...
Q&A: Arun Jaitley
Accountability must be strengthened: Arun Jaitley, who went from student leader to Minister
AASU deadline for parties
The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has set an April 16 deadline for political parties and candidates in the State to spell out how they would tackle the issues confronting the State. These range from the sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border ...
Q&A: Deepankar Bhattacharya
In the 12 years since shedding its underground existence, the CPI-ML has come to field candidates in 16 States and two Union Territories. Its general secretary, Deepankar Bhattacharya, tells K. Balchand about the repression the ...
One for the road, but this one is too much!
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