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Friday, April 16, 2004
Pre-poll violence on the rise
PATNA, APRIL 15.Pre-poll violence in Bihar is on an alarming rise raising fear of bloodshed during Lok Sabha election scheduled to he held on April 20, 26 and May 5. The attack on senior BJP leader and former leader of opposition in the State ...
Parties skip naxal-infested areas
RAIPUR, APRIL 15.Even as electioneering in Chhattisgarh has intensified with both ruling BJP and opposition Congress getting ready for the final round of campaigning for April 20 polls to 11 Lok Sabha seats and two Assembly by-elections, ...
Poll notification today
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 15.The notification for the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana on May 10 would be issued tomorrow, according to the Chief Electoral Officer, Urvashi Gulati. Candidates can file nominations between April 16 and 23 and scrutiny ...
Congress discord over candidate continues
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 15.The ruling Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana, which was facing a strong anti-incumbency factor in the State and feeling `jittery' over reports that the Congress could perform well in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, appears to ...
Jammu & Kashmir
No breakthrough in question paper theft case
JAMMU, APRIL 15.No breakthrough was in sight in the question paper theft case even as the police continued to interrogate the staff of the college from where the papers were stolen in mysterious circumstances. The question papers of different ...
Jamuna Devi's remarks embarrass Congress
BHOPAL, APRIL 15.The Leader of the Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Jamuna Devi, who was formerly the State Deputy Chief Minister, is in the eye of a storm as the Congressmen here are bewildered by her reported comments on their party ...
Veteran faces tough task in Shillong
SHILLONG, APRIL 15.A coming together of the regional parties under one umbrella in Shillong constituency has clouded the chance of septuagenarian Congressman P R Kyndiah to merrily sail to victory as he did in 1998 and 1999, when there were a ...
Textiles corporation should take over Swadeshi mill'
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 15. A joint action committee formed by trade unions of different political parties to ensure protection of the century-old Swadeshi Cotton Mill here has planned to stage a dharna at the mill here on April 21 to urge the ...
Police official assumes charge
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 15. Jaspal Singh, an IPS officer, assumed charge as Senior Superintendent of Police (Crime and Intelligence) here today. He earlier served in the Police department in the National Capital Territory of New Delhi, according to ...
RPI (Athwale) to contest in Pondy
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 15. The president of the State unit of the Republican Party of India (Athwale), S. Gnanamoorthy, today said that he would contest in the Pondicherry Lok Sabha seat and file the nomination tomorrow. Talking to presspersons, he ...
Keep a vigil on social welfare board functioning: CPI
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 15. N. Kalainathan, Secretary of the Pondicherry State unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI), today said election authorities should keep a vigil on the functioning of the Pondicherry State Social Welfare Advisory Board. ...
Sangrur `mandis' the poll hub
SANGRUR, APRIL 15.The shadow of harvesting looms large on electioneering in Sangrur Lok Sabha seat with a large number of voters flocking to the `mandis' and candidates preferring to interact with them in the market place itself. In the ...
SAD nominee holds edge in Ropar
KHARAR, APRIL 15.If one were to go by the previous Lok Sabha election result which saw Congress emerge victorious in 1999 and the present political scenario in Punjab's Ropar constituency (reserved), the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine has a ...
Gehlot puts an end to doubts over his campaign
JAIPUR, APRIL 15.The former Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, has finally come out of the cocoon he had woven round himself in the wake of losing the State Assembly elections last November. As everyone, except the State Congress leaders ...
Bhati's decision challenged
JAIPUR, APRIL 15.One of the founders of Samajik Nyaya Manch (Social Justice Front), Satya Narain Singh, has challenged the decision of Devi Singh Bhati and Lokendra Singh Kalvi to support the Bharatiya Janata Party in the coming Lok Sabha ...
BJP bid to humble Buta in Jalore
JAIPUR, APRIL 15.Jalore in western Rajasthan is witnessing a keen but interesting battle of ballots between Congress and BJP candidates, both outsiders. BJP has fielded Sushila, wife of former party President Bangaru Laxman, to take on ...
Jai Prakash hints at revolt
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 15.The sitting Congress MLA and contender for the party's nomination for the Hissar Lok Sabha seat, Jai Prakash, today demanded that disciplinary action be taken against the All-India Youth Congress president, Randeep Singh ...
`Lease hold system to be abolished'
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 15.The BJP candidate for the lone Chandigarh Parliamentary seat, Satya Pal Jain, will file his nomination papers tomorrow---the first day of filing nominations. A BJP spokesman said here that Mr.Jain would proceed in a big ...
Muslims sceptical over BJP's overtures
DEHRA DUN, APRIL 15.Adopting a new strategy, the Bharatiya Janata Party has launched an aggressive drive to woo Muslims in Uttaranchal. Although attendance at its meetings in Muslim areas has been good and some community leaders are praising the ...
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