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Politics of fronts detrimental: Sonia
BERHAMPUR (ORISSA): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday came down on the latest attempts by leaders of different parties to amalgamate themselves into ‘fronts’ to grab power. “Every other day we are hearing ...
Families who fought infiltrators left out in the cold
North Kashmir villagers confront terror wave — and government apathy
Sanjay Dutt is now SP general secretary
NEW DELHI: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been denied permission by the Supreme Court to contest elections, was made national general secretary of the Samajwadi Party on Thursday. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav, who made the announcement, said ...
Chidambaram won’t rule out understanding with Left if necessary
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday ruled out any rethink on Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister if the Congress is within the striking distance of power. “He is our candidate for Prime Minister and all others ...
‘BJP is ill-equipped to fight terrorism’
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday equated communalism with terrorism and asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party was ill-equipped to fight terror because of its divisive communal agenda. “We ...
ELECTIONS 2009 - LOOKOUT
Dancing to her own tune
After Mallika Sarabhai announced she would take on the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani in Gandhinagar, V.R. Krishna Iyer, former judge of the Supreme Court, wrote to her: “Values must matter in politics and public ...
ELECTIONS 2009 - KEY CONSTITUENCY/KHAMMAM
A battle royale on the cards
For long a bastion of Communism, revolution still hangs in the air in Khammam. Thoroughly identified with the Left movement that grew as an offshoot of the Telangana armed struggle, it has also been the operational base for half a dozen left wing ...
A baul’s plea for peace
An English teacher by profession and a baul (mystic minstrel) by passion, Sukanta Dari of West Bengal’s Howrah district has hit the road ahead of the elections not to campaign for or against any particular political party, but to spread ...
Lok Sabha only rule?
Conscious that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has remained a member of the Rajya Sabha throughout his tenure, L.K. Advani has suggested that if the NDA came to power, the Constitution will be amended to ensure that the PM should be from the Lok ...
Sole astronaut ideates on India’s space future
For Rakesh Sharma, a silver jubilee occasion
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