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Thursday, May 06, 2004
Minister's resignation turned down
GUWAHATI, MAY 5.The resignation drama of the Assam Minister for Planning and Development, Himanta Biswa Sharma, over the crude oil pilferage scam in the State has turned out to be much ado about nothing, the Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, ...
Virbhadra flays NDA Government
SHIMLA, MAY 5. The Himachal Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh, said today that the NDA Government at the Centre was the weakest ever in the history of the nation. Addressing election rallies at Gaggal and Ner Chowk in the Mandi Lok Sabha ...
Jammu & Kashmir
A flawed election in a fallen paradise
AHRABAL, MAY 5."Few countries," wrote the imperial bureaucrat Sir Walter Lawrence in 1895, "can offer anything grander than the deep green mountain tarn of Konsar Nag in the Pir Panjal range, the waters of which make a wild entrance into the ...
50-55 per cent polling
BHOPAL, MAY 5.In the third phase of polling in Madhya Pradesh today, in which 12 of the 29 Parliamentary constituencies were covered, barring a few constituencies the voter turn-out was modest The turnout was obviously low during the day due to ...
Uma Bharti terms Simhasta a grand success
UJJAIN, MAY 5. The month-long Simhasta Mahakumbha in this temple city of Lord Mahakal, which is also one of the sacred Jyotirlingas, reached its climax with the third Shahi Snan (royal bath) on Tuesday. The whole event is being hailed as a ...
Voters boycott polls to highlight water woes
BHOPAL, MAY 5.As the 1.52-crore electorate, including 73 lakh women, exercised their franchise today across 12 of 29 constituencies within Madhya Pradesh, some interesting sights were witnessed. Voters in polling centre number 181 at Gughra in ...
Blasts accused turns approver
MUMBAI, MAY 5. In a dramatic development in a packed Special POTA court, hearing the cases of those accused for the series of bomb blasts in Mumbai in 2002 and 2003, one of the accused was allowed to turn approver today. The Special Public ...
Feast of two comets on May 21
MUMBAI, MAY 5.Sky gazers will have a feast of two of the familiar comets, Near Earth Telescope Comet (NEAT) and Lincoln Near Earth Telescope (LINEAR), when they will make closest approach to Earth on May 21. Interestingly the paths of these ...
Rangasamy campaigns in Tirubuvanai
PONDICHERRY, MAY 5. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, braving inclement weather, today campaigned in the Oussudu and Tirubuvanai (both reserved) Assembly constituencies seeking votes for the Pattali Makkal Katchi nominee for the Pondicherry Lok ...
Three school kids die
LUDHIANA, MAY 5.Three school children, aged four to nine years, died and 15 others in the age group of three to 12 years, were injured when a van carrying them collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing near Gill road in the city this ...
EC's assurance to Election Watch
JAIPUR, MAY 5.The Election Commission has assured the Rajasthan Election Watch of action on its complaint against the conduct of a State Government employees' union which had given out an appeal to its members to support the Bharatiya Janata ...
Rajasthan records 52 p.c. polling
JAIPUR, MAY 5.Nearly 52 per cent of the 3.47 crore voters in Rajasthan exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections in sweltering heat with the maximum temperature hovering between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius today. Polling ...
45 p.c. polling
LUCKNOW, MAY 5. Nearly 45 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise today in Uttar Pradesh in the second phase of polling. Barring some minor clashes between supporters of rival political parties, the polling was peaceful. The ...
Advani fails to draw crowds at Hardwar
HARDWAR, MAY 5.The Bharatiya Janata Party's star campaigner and Deputy Prime Minister, Lal Krishna Advani, attracted a meagre crowd at an election rally in the heart of Hardwar city today much to the chagrin of the organisers. The party has ...
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