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I did not want to quit on Chawla issue: Gopalaswami
NEW DELHI: The former Chief Election Commissioner, N. Gopalaswami, on Tuesday said he did not want to resign when the government turned down his suo motu recommendation seeking the removal of his colleague — Election ...
Situation in no-fire-zone is nothing short of catastrophic: Red Cross
Wants immediate action to prevent further mass casualties among civilians
Mayawati’s charge against Quraishi
LUCKNOW: In her scathing criticism of the Election Commission, Bahujan Samaj Party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday took umbrage at certain comments made by Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi against State officials ...
Mayawati promises reservation for poor among forward castes
“Congress and BJP responsible for poverty and unemployment”
Spain showers accolades on Indian democracy
“No other country has such immense diversity of 400 languages, 10 religions”
Prosecution wants probe into Ajmal’s age
There is a plethora of issues in water-starved Marathwada
Poor infrastructure; dismal situation on power, irrigation fronts
Broken promises, fading hopes
Haryana’s Mewat region set to slip back into its familiar backwardness once elections are over
Congress for cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday called for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Sri Lanka. Asked to react on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s demand that the Centre issue an ultimatum to Sri Lanka to declare an ...
BJP failed to implement Central schemes: Rahul
BHOPAL: On the last day of the electioneering on Tuesday for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh which go to polls on April 23, top leaders criss-crossed the State to attract voters. As the mercury soared and offered no relief from ...
Boats, carts and pachyderms
Using elephants, bullock carts and boats to reach polling stations, election officials in Assam on Tuesday set in motion the process of conducting the second and final phase of voting in 11 of the 14 parliamentary seats in the ...
Jethmalani seeks steps to bring back black money
New Delhi: The former Union Law Minister and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani and five other eminent personalities on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for a direction to the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India to take immediate steps to bring ...
“Not averse to joining Third Front govt.”
Panaji: “The Left parties are not averse to joining a Third Front government to ensure its stability, if the formation comes to power post-election,” stated A. B. Bardhan, general secretary of Communist Party of India here on ...
Ghazal singer Iqbal Bano dead
Lahore: Renowned India-born ghazal and classical singer Iqbal Bano, who was a household name in Pakistan, died here on Tuesday after a brief illness. She was 74. Ms. Bano, who was born in Delhi in 1935, studied under Ustad Chand ...
SIT report leak, betrayal of trust: Supreme Court
“In a way, report is charge sheet; copies not given to all”
BJP riding strong in Madhya Pradesh
Kamal Nath and Sushma Swaraj court controversies
Chenchus set to vote, but woes remain
Andhra Pradesh tribals live in pathetic conditions, with little or no access to health care
Another Kamal blooms in Chhindwara
The Commerce Minister will be difficult to overcome in his bailiwick
BJP, Sena playing divisive politics: Sonia
PUNE: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena of playing divisive politics in Maharashtra, saying voters had to make a choice between equality and discrimination, communal harmony and ...
EC rejects Varun’s plea
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has rejected the request of the BJP’s Pilibhit candidate, Varun Gandhi, for transfer of the district magistrate and the superintendent of police and the appointment of neutral observers in the ...
Choppers for vigil in naxalite-hit areas
RANCHI: Even as campaigning for the second phase of polling to eight Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand came to a close on Tuesday, the administration has decided to use choppers for vigil in naxalite-affected areas and to deploy additional security ...
Another case against Sanjay
LUCKNOW: Another case has been filed against film star and Samajwadi Party general secretary Sanjay Dutt for making certain objectionable remarks at an election meeting. The ADG, Law and Order, Brij Lal, told reporters here on Tuesday ...
Campaign ends for Phase II in Assam, Tripura
Guwahati: Non-stop swimming in the river Brahmaputra by a group of swimmers for a stretch of 25 km from the city to Sualkuchi — the silk village — bike rallies, processions and door-to-door campaign marked the last day’s ...
Public campaigning for first phase of LS elections ends in Karnataka
However, groups of 3 to 4 persons allowed to conduct door-to-door canvassing
Phase II: curtains on bitter campaign in A.P.
Will decide fate of YSR, Naidu, Chiranjeevi
Judge hurt in acid attack
KAKINADA: In a shocking incident, Additional District and Sessions Judge B. Nagamaruti Sarma came under acid attack by a litigant Aake Suryanarayana on the court premises here on Tuesday. Mr. Sarma was hearing a case in the morning when ...
‘Left not to back Congress alliance’
CPI(M) leader predicts political realignments
Kin awaiting news of missing sailor
ALAPPUZHA: More than a week after Febin James, 23, of Poonthopu here went missing from the cargo vessel MV ACX Pearl, there is no news of his whereabouts. His family, which has petitioned Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and Union ...
Former MLA booked for robbery, kidnap attempt
ETAH (UTTAR PRADESH): A former Samajwadi Party legislator has been booked for his alleged involvement in an attempt at kidnapping and robbing a Bahujan Samaj Party leader’s son in Aligang, police said on Tuesday. Dinesh Gupta, BSP ...
Centenarian General dead
NEW DELHI: Major General (retd.) U.C. Dubey, a centenarian, passed away here on Tuesday. Possibly the oldest surviving soldier who was a part of the King’s Commission for Indian Officers (KCIO), he saw action in Waziristan, Burma and ...
Soren makes a dramatic appearance
DUMKA (Jharkhand): “I have given you an independent Jharkhand State and have nothing more to offer,” Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Shibu Soren told his supporters and workers after making a dramatic but unannounced appearance at his ...
960 pilgrims selected for Kailash Yatra
New Delhi: As many as 960 people were selected for undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra later this year in 16 batches of 60 pilgrims each. Foreign Secretary ShivShankar Menon held the computerised draw for the pilgrimage, ...
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