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Campaigning for Phase-III of elections ends today
EC notice to GJM president
KOLKATA: The Election Commission has served a notice on Bimal Gurung, president of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), for his alleged derogatory comments against West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the State’s Minister ...
Congress, BJP hail decision
NEW DELHI: The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday welcomed the Sri Lankan government’s decision to end combat operations in the island’s embattled zone. The Congress described the development as an important first ...
India announces Rs. 100-cr. grant
NEW DELHI: India on Monday announced a grant of Rs. 100 crore for providing humanitarian relief to civilians being evacuated from the conflict zone in northern Sri Lanka. It welcomed Colombo’s announcement that combat operations ...
“A victory for India’s efforts”
SIVAGANGA: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said Sri Lanka’s decision to stop combat operations was a victory for the strenuous efforts taken by the Government of India, particularly in the past 72 hours. Welcoming the ...
Jaswant’s hopes pinned on Gorkha vote
The political hills-plains divide in West Bengal’s Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency could not be sharper as the State readies for polls: the issue of a separate Gorkhaland State, a demand raised by the principal political party in the ...
Keeping himself up to date
“Choice is between liberal nationalism and a communal Frankenstein”
Can and able
In an unprecedented voter outreach programme designed to give a voice to persons with disabilities, activist Mithu Alur’s Campaign for The Disabled Vote, has reached out across all six constituencies in the city of Mumbai, and garnered ...
All in the family
For the first time in the political life of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, all his family members are on the campaign trail. His daughters and daughters-in-law are stumping for the former Prime Minister and the Janata Dal (S). ...
India on swine flu alert
NEW DELHI: With the World Health Organisation designating swine influenza outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern, India on Monday put on alert all international airports and ports for identifying persons with suspected ...
For son and daughter
Pawar: posturing now, pragmatism after polls
New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has expressed the view that the mutual antipathy displayed by the Congress and the Left parties is “posturing” during electioneering and he has no doubt both sides will show ...
From Nehru to Rahul
There is good news for Gandhi family watchers in the form of a website launched by anonymous well-wishers of the parivar. The site, pressbrief.in, is a veritable treasure house of videos, audios and rare photographs featuring the Gandhis. You can ...
What’s in a name?
Candidates with identical names in at least five of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan are set to leave voters confused and may even affect the prospects of nominees of the mainstream parties. There are three contestants with the name ...
How Advani learnt Kannada
At a largely attended election rally in Hassan in Karnataka on Saturday, BJP leader L. K. Advani recalled his 19-month stay in Central Jail in Bangalore during the Emergency and said that, during his stay there, he learnt Kannada. After the ...
Sikkim BJP feels let down
With no star campaigner for the BJP in Sikkim, where Assembly and Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 30, the party’s State unit is feeling let down. A number of high-profile BJP leaders like Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Shatrughan Sinha and ...
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