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Thursday, May 06, 2004
Business Line celebrates Mumbai launch
Mumbai. May 5. The tenth anniversary of The Hindu Business Line, and the launch of its Mumbai edition, were marked simultaneously by an elegant dinner function here on Tuesday night in which the leading lights of Mumbai's corporate world, ...
Fernandes rules out downsizing Army
CUDDALORE, MAY 5. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, has ruled out any move to downsize the Army as a reciprocal gesture to Pakistan cutting down its military strength by 50,000 personnel. Replying to a question at a press conference in ...
EVMs evoke misgivings abroad
BANGALORE, MAY 5.India's ongoing tryst with the new era of paperless voting is attracting more than its fair share of interest abroad, even as fears about the robustness of the basic technology led two governments elsewhere, to cancel electronic ...
Supreme Court to hear appeal against Patna High Court order
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a special leave petition filed by the Election Commission challenging a Patna High Court judgment directing it to disqualify those candidates who are contesting the elections from jails and ...
Panic in NDA evident: Congress
NEW DELHI, MAY 5.The Congress claimed to be winning as many as 38 of the 83 Lok Sabha seats which went to the polls today. It said the panic in the National Democratic Alliance was evident from its varied statements, including the petition of the ...
'Third Front not possible now'
THRISSUR, MAY 5. The CPI general secretary, A.B. Bardhan, has made it clear that even though the `Third Front' excluding the BJP and the Congress is a good strategic concept, "it is not something that can be achieved in this Lok Sabha ...
BJP review meeting today
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. After today's polling in 83 Lok Sabha constituencies viewed by the Bharatiya Janata Party as a "make or break" phase in the elections the party president, Venkaiah Naidu, will review the electoral performance ...
Godhra: Centre to decide on protection of witnesses tomorrow
NEW DELHI, MAY 5.The Centre today informed the Supreme Court that it would indicate on Friday the areas and cluster of colonies in Gujarat affected by the post-Godhra riots that could be given protection by the Central forces. The ...
Shunglu panel alleges mismanagement in three IIMs
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The Shunglu Committee, constituted by the Human Resource Development Ministry, has found several irregularities and mismanagement in the functioning of the three Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) of Ahmedabad, Bangalore and ...
The arithmetic of alliance and anti-incumbency
In Tamil Nadu, alliance arithmetic is overwhelmingly in favour of the DMK-led Front, says Yogendra Yadav
POLL THEME/STATES AND MONEY
Does economic development influence voting patterns?
More than development is needed to stay on in power, but its neglect is a sure-shot recipe for being voted out of office, says, Alok Mukherjee
The introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) has made life simpler for polling officers but it has left weaker sections vulnerable to threats of post-poll intimidation. During the good old days of paper ballot voting, the Election ...
Will Mamata get a run for her money?
There cannot perhaps be a more intriguing battle than the one set to unfold in the Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency. For, it is here that the well-oiled election machinery of the CPI (M) is taking on the Nationalist Trinamool Congress leader, ...
Mani Shankar Aiyar ahead, but faces a challenge
In the Mayiladuturai constituency in Tamil Nadu's deltaic region, the contest is essentially between the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader, Jayalalithaa's charisma and the strength of the Democratic Progressive Alliance aided by the ...
The campaign in Ladakh is as quiet as the hills
There are flags all over but none of them represents a political party. The traditional religious flags and buntings flutter atop homes, viharas and commercial establishments seem to leave no space for anything else. No hoardings, no banners, no ...
Where even politicians fear to tread
Udhampur Parliamentary segment has seen some energetic campaigning, but there are some pockets here that have been left untouched by the politicians because of their inaccessibility and the fear of militant attacks. The Marmat area of Doda ...
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