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Monday, March 29, 2004
NDA will make `Dream India' possible by 2020: Advani
AHMEDABAD, MARCH 28.The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has promised roads, schools, hospitals, drinking water and houses for all in the six-lakh villages in the country by 2020. Mr. Advani said that considering the performance of the ...
Mayawati calls for Dalit-minority unity
JAMMU, MARCH 28.The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, said here today that her party has little to gain from other parties in the electoral battle. Talking to reporters, Ms. Mayawati said, "The ...
Fernandes faces revolt in Muzaffarpur
PATNA, MARCH 28. Even as Jai Narain Nishad, MP of the dissolved Lok Sabha, declared his intention to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party, the entire Muzaffarpur unit of the party has resigned protesting the candidature of the Janata Dal(U) chief and ...
Congress disputes survey claims
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The Congress today demanded that data relating to pre-poll surveys being done by television channels be put in the public domain and suggested the drawing of norms for such exercises. Disputing the claim that the recent ...
Interesting battle on the cards in Kangra
With both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party having announced candidates for the Kangra Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh, campaigning has begun in right earnest. However, the flavour of the season is not politics but cricket in this ...
Ethnic minorities hold key to the outcome
While a triangular contest may favour the Congress, its position is not that secure. With the BJP poaching on its traditional social base, the party has to maintain its hold on the minorties in order to do well, writes Yogendra Yadav.
POLL THEME - THE DALIT FACTOR
Their journey from Ambedkar to Thackeray
Maharashtra's Dalits are beginning to see the Shiv Sena-BJP combine as a possible source of hope, writes Ranjit Hoskote.
Orissa's NGOs release their own agenda
Non-government and community-based organisations have not been able to do much to mitigate the sufferings of Orissa's poor despite their strong presence across the State. But a number of them have now come together to intervene in the Lok Sabha ...
Kishtwar residents hope polls will bring change
The promises of politicians during elections are indeed the stuff of jokes. But in the far-flung administrative blocks of Kishtwar tehsil of Jammu province, the people do not even get to hear these promises; the area is too remote and there are ...
Naxalite groups step up attacks ahead of polls
Violence and elections are almost synonymous in Bihar and Jharkhand for almost two decades now. Two recent events serve to underscore this point. First, the two banned naxalite groups, People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre (India), blew up ...
The new social equation in Bihar
The political combination formed in Bihar on Saturday between the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Lok Janshakti Party, the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party and the CPI (M) points towards a new consolidation of social forces in the State's ...
Getting the Chief Minister to campaign exclusively for themselves for two full days may be the dream of many candidates of the ruling UDF in Kerala. The dream came true for Jose K. Mani, the Kerala Congress (M) candidate in Muvattupuzha. ...
Q & A - Farooq Abdullah
'We don't want to ally with anybody'
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