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Sunday, April 04, 2004
`NDA manifesto will include foreign origin issue'
BANGALORE, APRIL 3.The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, who is the convener of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), says that the issue of barring people of foreign origin from holding Constitutional posts will form part of the NDA's ...
Jalan flays HRD Ministry for `interference' in IIMs
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 3.The former Reserve Bank of India Governor, Bimal Jalan, has castigated the Union Human Resources Development Ministry for the "unwarranted interference'' in the affairs of the Indian Institutes of Management and said the whole ...
Varun Gandhi `displeased' with Modi's remarks
SURAT, APRIL 3. Varun Gandhi, son of the former Union Minister, Maneka Gandhi, today expressed ``displeasure'' over the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi's ``derogatory'' remarks against his aunt and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, and her ...
`Foreign origin issue is of concern to the nation'
NELLORE, APRIL 3.The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today joined issue with the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, on the foreign origin issue, saying it was a matter concerning the entire country and not his party alone. Asked about Ms. ...
50 years of efforts cannot be negated: Pitroda
MUMBAI, APRIL 3.The grey hair and the jet-black beard are still in place, and so is Sam Pitroda's ability to churn out one-liners. The man responsible for India's telecom revolution by making long-distance telephony available in the remotest ...
POLL THEME/THE ENVIRONMENT
Conservation given short shrift in play for votes
The changes in forest land regulation, made with an eye on the vote bank, are a serious environmental threat, writes Lyla Bavadam
Tribals vow to vote for development
Mandadhari Debburma and her fellow villagers of this tribal hamlet, about seven km off the Indo-Bangladesh border, have mustered enough courage to foil any attempts by the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) to keep them away from ...
POLL THEME/THE TRIBAL VOTE
For the Lambadas, voting is `a sacred duty'
In Telangana's tribal belt, the deserted hamlets come back to life during elections, as the Lambadas head back to exercise their franchise, says W. Chandrakanth
In J&K, people seek opening of road links
The ceasefire along the International border and the Line of Control is leaving its mark on the election campaign here with political parties demanding that the road links with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir be opened. This is in sharp contrast with ...
Vidarbha's farmers caught in a vicious cycle
For the debt-ridden farmers of this region, neither elections nor Governments are of any help.
Tea crisis is campaign focus
The tea crisis is set to dominate campaigning for the 2004 Lok Sabha election in the picturesque Nilgiris district. While national and State issues will also figure in the polls, the prolonged crisis in the tea industry and the long-standing ...
POLL - POURRI
The "number 13 syndrome" is likely to haunt the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and the prospects of the NDA coalition in the coming elections, if the AICC planning and panchayat raj cell in-charge and senior Congress leader, Manishankar ...
Q & A : Pranab Mukherjee
`I want to win a Lok Sabha election'
Q & A : Manik Sarkar
`The Congress is still secular'
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