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Jaswant promises to take up Gorkhaland with Centre
Faults Left Front government on Darjeeling
BJP for consensus on debarring candidates
Purnia (Bihar): Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad, under the Election Commission scanner for his remark on the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Varun Gandhi, for his alleged anti-Muslim speech, on Friday changed tack, claiming what he ...
Karat: Left opposes only defence deals with Israel
KOZHIKODE: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Friday said Left parties opposed only India-Israel collaboration on security and defence matters. Speaking at a meet-the-press at the Kozhikode Press Club, ...
Threat level pretty high, says Chidambaram
New Delhi: The threat level in the country was “pretty high” with four Pakistan-based terror outfits “working in consort” and there was mention of the Taliban in intercepts of their conversations, Home Minister P. ...
Nominations for Phase-IV begin today
NEW DELHI: The filing of nominations for the Phase-IV of general elections, scheduled for May 7, covering 85 constituencies in seven States and the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi will begin on Saturday with President Pratibha Patil ...
“IPL could have been in two parts”
New Delhi: Home Minister P. Chidambaram reckons the Indian Premier League could have been held in India in two parts if the organisers had taken into account the security concerns and not put pressure on the State governments. ...
Sharad Pawar won’t fit the bill, says Uddhav
MUMBAI: Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said there was no suitable candidate for Prime Minister from Maharashtra right now. “I don’t think Sharad Pawar is the only Maharashtrian,” he said in ...
Tribal M.Tech kicks IT job, jumps into poll fray
BHUBANESWAR: A 35-year-old tribal from Orissa, who overcame poverty and obtained an M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is contesting the Assembly elections from Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district. His aim: to bring ...
Retired principal throws shoe at Jindal
Kurukshetra: A retired school principal, claiming to be a Congressman, on Friday hurled a shoe at party MP Navin Jindal, at a meeting here. The 62-year-old Rajmal Singh Saharan, who retired as the Principal of a Government School in ...
In an attempt to woo voters, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from West Bengal’s Uluberia constituency, Rahul Chakroborty, plans to organise mythological plays for the electorate. An engineer, Mr. Chakroborty believes that folk ...
On his knees to bring back Naidu
He’s a one-man army with a single prayer on his lips: bring N. Chandrababu Naidu back as Chief Minister. To see his dream come true, he has since 2007 climbed 24 hill shrines on his knees, including the famed Lord Venkateswara temple on ...
EC dumps Rock On
The Election Commission was keen on using a song from the film ‘Rock On!’ to inspire Delhiites to cast their votes but it proved to be an expensive proposition. So it has now opted for the song ‘Dance pe chance mar le’ ...
Seething anger on the banks of Ganga
Voters, who have lost homes and land, say politicians haven’t fulfilled their promises
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