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Manifestos give insights into party priorities
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11. Election manifestos may not be taken seriously by the people and, as such, may not influence the electoral fortunes of the respective parties. But they do serve a useful purpose, offering opportunities for a meaningful ...

Question paper leak: two held
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.The Crime Branch arrested on Saturday two persons, including a Nagpur Medical College student, for allegedly leaking the question papers of the All-India Pre-Medical Test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education ...

Army proposals to overcome shortage of officers
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.The Army is discussing proposals to overcome the shortage of officers that is close to the 13,000 mark. It hopes to make the short service commission (SSC) more attractive, increase the enrolment of lady officers and further ...

NDA tarnishing me: Sonia
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today charged the BJP-led NDA Government with trying to rake up the Bofors issue and tarnish her name, after failing to counter her charges in Parliament on various issues, including the ...

Motivated allegations, says Congress
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.Describing the latest revelations in The Asian Age as ``nothing new'' and ``motivated,'' the Congress today said the Outlook magazine carried an interview with the Swedish investigator, Sten Lindstrom, in April ...

Counter-questions, diversionary tactics: Jaitley
BANGALORE, APRIL 11. The Union Law Minister, Arun Jaitley, today accused the Congress of attempting to shield its president, Sonia Gandhi, in the context of `new revelations' about the Bofors scandal, by raising counter-questions. He told ...

Kapil Sibal indicts AK-47 deal with Bulgarian firm
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11.Repeating its allegations of irregularities in the AK-47 rifle deal, the Congress today sought to know why preferential treatment was given to the Bulgarian armaments firm, Kintex, which it said had a ``questionable track ...

New contraceptive for women
NEW DELHI, APRIL 11. Mirena, a contraceptive for women is the latest intra-uterine device being promoted for use in India and for giving "an informed choice to women." It is comparable to Copper-T. Although at Rs. 7,500 a piece (for five years' ...

Congress, NDA agree on China
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    Elections 2004
    BATTLEGROUND
    Outcome hinges on incumbency, Telangana factors
    No matter what the opinion and exit polls might say, Andhra Pradesh is one State where the race is too close to call, say Yogendra Yadav and K.C. Suri

    POLL THEME: STRATEGIC VOTING
    `Horses for courses' strategy for A.P. Muslims
    Don't be surprised if a section of the community votes Congress in the Lok Sabha poll and backs the TDP in the Assembly election, says J. S. Ifthekar

    OFFTRACK
    Powerlooms without power
    The clatter of the lakhs of powerlooms cannot be heard. On a Friday morning, India's largest centre for powerlooms has no power. And no water. And for many of its workers, no hope. Just 50 km from Mumbai, the township of Bhiwandi has seen little ...

    Q&A: 'It will be a new beginning for the BJP'
    It is a formidable task for the BJP to register a victory in Kerala, which has been ruled for many years either by the LDF or the UDF. It is the only southern State from where people have not yet elected a BJP MP or MLA. Will the trend change ...

    POLL-POURRI
    Bets are off
    In 2002, some Delhi-based journalists covering the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started a betting scheme. For Rs. 100 a shot, journalists could bet on how many seats the National Conference would win. The person who came closest to the ...

    POLL-POURRI
    A game of cards
    The obsession of the newly-appointed Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, Narain Singh, with playing cards has caught the fancy of his opponents, within his party and without. Mr. Singh reportedly used to spend hours playing "Paplu" (a game).The ...

    POLL-POURRI
    Feel good shoes
    The feel good factor of the BJP-led NDA Government appears to have percolated very deep, and a footwear seller in Anantapur seems to be among those who have taken a cue from it to boost his business. The seller has recently introduced a feel good ...

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