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Thursday, April 27, 2006
Congress hails Nepal developments
Sonia congratulates G.P. Koirala
Blackwill sees nod for nuclear deal by June
"The approval will come on the basis of strategic long-term relation with India"
Commission withdraws observer
Massive security for third-phase poll in West Bengal
BJP to take "ideological stand" on office of profit issue
Party does not want legislature separated from executive
ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2006
The battle for Chennai
The city has traditionally been a DMK stronghold, but the AIADMK has been making inroads of late, says V. Jayanth
League's grip slipping?
The LDF is upbeat because of the perceived disenchantment with the IUML
ON THE ROAD WITH VAIKO
A trademark shawl and fiery rhetoric
Gripping the ends of the red-bordered black shawl, Vaiko launches into his election speech: his target is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and he wades into the attack in his trademark style. It's a scene that is by now familiar to crowds ...
The debate over development
Politics has always overshadowed other issues in Kerala but in this election, development has received unprecedented attention. All agree that Kerala needs faster development and more employment opportunities. However, sharp differences exist ...
Q & A
"We have kept our promises"
The former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, who presided over the State for more than 23 years, said at the launch of the Left Front's campaign for the Assembly elections that his desire to was to see it "break all records and be ...
In the cashew belt, a lingering sense of unease
The extremists may have gone underground, but authorities are not taking any chances, says S. Dorairaj
Language no bar
Though he spoke in English, Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu (in picture) struck a chord with the audience at an election rally in Madurai. The audience did not wait for the Tamil translation to react. It burst into ...
Bauls get a hearing in West Bengal
Take the Bolpur Express to Santiniketan, Tagore's abode of peace, and the chances are that you will run into some bauls. Dressed in red flowing garments, these are the wandering minstrels of Bengal who sing folk songs. Forced to innovate to ...
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