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Violence marks elections in naxal affected States
Varun freed on parole
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the release of BJP candidate Varun Gandhi on parole till May 1 to enable him to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls. He was asked to give an undertaking that he would not make speeches ...
It’s cars versus ‘karyakarthas’ in Bhandara-Gondiya
MUMBAI: Did Ms. Sonia Gandhi’s visit here help Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel pull through this time in Bhandara-Gondiya? It’s a question many were asking at the close of polls across Vidarbha on Thursday. But that ...
Inflation close to zero
New Delhi: Inflation eased to 0.18 per cent, a new low in over 30 years, although vegetables cost 25 per cent more than it did a year ago and so did other food items — making it a political scoring point in Parliamentary polls underway ...
Ajmal ‘Kasab’ gets a new lawyer
Special court trying 26/11 cases appoints Abbas Kazmi
“I’ll do my best to defend Ajmal”
Mumbai: Ajmal’s new lawyer Abbas Kazmi, in his address to the media after the court proceedings, spoke of his client’s flippant attitude. “From my meeting with Ajmal, I can say that he does not understand the gravity, the ...
Support growing for Third Front, says Karat
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday criticised the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party for ridiculing the Third Front. It said the front had put its full strength and effort to bring the real issues before people ...
Sporadic incidents in Assam
80 per cent turnout in Nagaland, 65 per cent in Meghalaya
Mamata gives a call to usher in change
Trinamool Congress chief leads a campaign for Jadavpur candidate
Kandhamal voters defy naxal threat
KANDHAMAL: People came out to vote in large numbers in communal violence-hit Kandhamal district of Orissa on Thursday. Neither the naxal threat nor the fear of communal violence deterred the voters. Polling was entirely peaceful without ...
EVMs snatched in Malkangiri
BHUBANESWAR: Elections to 10 Parliamentary constituencies and 70 Assembly segments of Orissa passed off by and large peacefully on Thursday even as Maoists attacked eight polling booths. Although an average of 53 per cent of the ...
A pitched battle in Uttar Pradesh
Even though it has to cope with anti-incumbency, the BSP has the advantage. The Samajwadi Party faces a decline in Muslim support, while the Congress and the BJP are fighting to be back in the reckoning
The son also rises
MISSION STATEMENT: I stand for the youth and their expectations. Creating job opportunities in the region and addressing unemployment are my top priorities. At 28, Nilesh Rane is perhaps the youngest among the contenders in this ...
Leftwing extremism threat to both election authorities and the CPI(M)
The high stakes in Kuppam
It is a proxy war between Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo, N. Chandrababu Naidu, and his bete noire, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy in Kuppam, nestling at the confluence of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Though ...
Rajapaksa visits Kilinochchi
LTTE forcibly holding civilians in NFZ, says U.N.
Sri Lankan Tamil MPs meet Narayanan, Menon
NEW DELHI: A four-member Sri Lankan Tamil MPs team, led by R. Sambandan and belonging to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), called on National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon here, seeking India’s ...
CLB nod for Tech Mahindra to acquire Satyam
Government nominees will continue till further orders
Sehwag-Gambhir show set to sizzle
Delhi Daredevils has the wares and talent to go all the way
Mumbai Indians promises a turnaround this season
Bangalore: There are vibrant clues in the air for Mumbai Indians, the most expensive franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as the second season of frenetic cricket begins this weekend. Skipper Sachin Tendulkar is in ominous form ...
Knight Riders’ preparations hampered by captaincy issues
Bangalore: A touch of gold and a hint of flames are the recurring images that flicker through advertisements and websites dedicated to Kolkata Knight Riders. The shades are perhaps reflective of the star power of team owner Shah Rukh ...
Tamil Nadu will decide next Prime Minister if AIADMK front sweeps polls: Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will decide who will be the Prime Minister of the country if the AIADMK-led alliance wins all the 40 seats in the State and Puducherry, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa said on Thursday. Launching the campaign on ...
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