NEW DELHI: Making India a greater attraction for foreign tourists and working for the success of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here, will be the focus of the Tourism Ministry.
“Our preparations are in full swing to make the Commonwealth Games next year a grand success,” Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja told reporters after assuming charge […]
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday virtually put the newly inducted party Ministers on notice, suggesting that they “perform or perish.”
“Some of those who are inside can make way for others,” Ms. Gandhi said after the swearing-in of Ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. She was responding to a question whether the Congress […]
A battle royale is being fought once again between old adversaries for the prestigious Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. In the fray are Congress sitting MP and Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal, BJP candidate and former MP Satya Pal Jain and former Union Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party nominee Harmohan Dhawan.
Suddenly, it is monkeys that have taken a lead role in Himachal Pradesh’s electoral campaign. The continued destruction of crops by the monkeys and their raids into villages over the last few years have become major election issues with the farmers fuming over the mounting damage.
The worst hit areas are Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Sirmour, […]
Mr. Tathagata Roy, 60, member of the BJP national executive, is the senior in a family of four brothers of whom two are in politics. He finds himself locked in a stiff battle in Kolkata Uttar where he faces Md. Salim of the CPI(M) and Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress.
Mr. Saugata Roy is […]
The dynamics of elections appear to have changed. Earlier, money used to flow to the candidates from voters. Now, it is the reverse. BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu recalled how people used to welcome him with drums when he contested elections in Udayagiri district of Andhra Pradesh in 1978 and 1983. He would be taken […]
Staffers attached to Moradabad’s Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin are full of stories of the cricketer’s battle to come to terms with the backward constituency. Passing through the slum areas of Kaanth, he apparently wondered how people could live in such filth when he found even the momentary stop an ordeal. A Hyderabadi, Mr. Azharuddin has […]
DMK workers posing as Annadurai, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Periyar in Dindigul. PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN
By Vrinda Sharma in Chandigarh
One out of every 10 candidates contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Haryana has a criminal background, while three in every 10 candidates is a crorepati, according to National Election Watch (NEW).
A report released by NEW, on the education, assets and educational qualification of the candidates, states that for Haryana’s 10 […]