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A special place for tribals in my heart: Sonia
JEYPORE (ORISSA), APRIL 18.The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said that she had as much concern for the tribal and poor people in the country as did Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and urged the people to vote for her ...

`Sonia will be PM if Congress gets a majority'
JAMMU, APRIL 18.The leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader, Manmohan Singh, today said that the foreign origin of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, was not a poll issue. He added that if the Congress got a ...

Fernandes criticises Congress ties with Laloo
DAVANGERE, APRIL 18. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, has said that the Congress should not have "stooped" to the level of seeking support from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Laloo Prasad Yadav, an accused in the fodder scam. It ...

I'm not responsible for the stampede: Tandon
LUCKNOW, APRIL 18. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Lalji Tandon, told presspersons here today that he was quitting as the convener of the election management committee of the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He said he had taken this ...

Indian researchers lead world's first search tool for 3-D shapes
BANGALORE, APRIL 18.You are working for a company that designs and manufactures precision mechanical engineering components — and has a data base of computer assisted design (CAD) drawings, running into millions. The ultimate frustration ...

Other Stories

  • 28 officials suspended
  • BJP looks ahead to a home run in Chhattisgarh
  • DGCA appoints official to probe Cessna crash
  • Campaigning ends in North-East
  • A safe track for Nitish Kumar
  • `Aircraft was arranged by Soundarya herself'
  • Campaigning ends in Maharashtra
  • Osama's name in Time list
  • DGCA collects plane wreckage
  • Case against Dharmendra
  • Venkaiah ridicules Congress demand
  • RBI CGM dead
  • CPI(M) leader criticises EC move
  • Union Minister escapes `bid on life'
  • Police recover arms near Mufti rally venue
  • `PM's comment was natural'

    Elections 2004
    BATTLEGROUND
    Making sense of the opinion polls
    There is a near consensus among the surveys on the outcome of the elections in 12 of the 18 big States, says Yogendra Yadav

    An uphill task for the BJP
    In Solapur, the stakes have never been so high as they are this time. While the BJP wants to retain the seat, bagged just few months ago, the Chief Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde needs to wrest it back since Solapur is his home constituency and the ...

    CANDIDATE WATCH
    Vithalbhai Pandya, Independent candidate, Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat
    Vithalbhai Pandya is not likely to get many votes, but his potential to embarrass the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, could be significant. The father of the assassinated former Gujarat Home Minister, Haren Pandya, Vithalbhai, is contesting ...

    In Jharkhand, BJP may find the going tough
    The campaign came to an end this evening in the northern part of Jharkhand, which goes to the polls on April 20. The trend is in favour of the alliance of the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Communist Party of ...

    Advantage Ananth Kumar
    In 1991, the Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, which is really Bangalore proper, turned against the Congress to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party; it has continued to do so ever since. The former Union minister and State BJP president, ...

    Many candidates with criminal past in Gujarat poll fray
    Over 50 per cent of the poll nominees of the BJP and the Congress in Gujarat possess high value assets. Twenty-five per cent of them also have a criminal record. These are some of the findings of an NGO report about the candidates in the fray for ...

    Koraput could spring a surprise
    Koraput, one of the country's most backward regions, has voted Congress since 1957. But the party appears to be facing an uphill task in the coming polls. In a straight contest, the party's nominee and former Chief Minister, Giridhar Gamang, ...

    Q & A: Narendra Modi
    A former "Prant-Pracharak" of the RSS, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, is the BJP's star campaigner in the State. But he strikes a much more mellow tone than he did during the "Gujarat Gaurav Rathyatra" ...

    POLL - POURRI
    Countering the campaign launched by the Congress against the BJP for failing to distribute cows as promised in its manifesto, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Raman Singh, said the Opposition had no other issue to raise. ...



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