Dalits want to be decision-makers and have a share in political power, declared Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, during a rally in Madurai. The Bahujan Samaj Party leader, who is trying to expand her reach, has put up candidates for all the 39 seats in the State.
Her party is unlikely to have much of […]
ARANI: The newly-formed Arani Parliamentary constituency displays divergent political moods and poll issues that include the backward status of agriculture in Gingee and livelihood problems created by the Special Economic Zone near Cheyyar.
Electors expect the candidates to come up with a practicable agenda to redeem the troubled Arani silk industry from its present […]
T. Ramakrishnan and Shyam Ranganathan
Sonia says they should be secured within the framework of the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987
Sonia Gandhi asks voters to repeat 2004 poll result Jayalalithaa’s demand for Eelam strange: Karunanidhi
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DMK president and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi addressing an election meeting in Chennai on Sunday. UPA chairperson […]
T. Ramakrishnan and Priscilla Jebaraj
“Such a political settlement in Sri Lanka will be durable”
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Wishing a fast recovery: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on Saturday. Beside Mr. Karunanidhi is his wife, Dayalu Ammal. CHENNAI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh […]
Sujay Mehdudia, Kangra
In Himachal, the BJP and the Congress have not fielded any women
Women voters constitute nearly half (49 per cent) of the electorate in Himachal Pradesh and are pro-active when it comes to voting, but they have been given a raw deal when it comes to giving them tickets.
Both the ruling BJP and the […]
Bardhan warns that feelings of people in its support will be consolidated if “genocidal attack” continues
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CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan addressing a public meeting in Chennai on Friday. CHENNAI: CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan on Friday said his party had not yet talked about a separate Eelam. The party […]
U.P. Government to move Supreme Court now
LUCKNOW: The State Advisory Board of the Allahabad High Court on Friday recommended the revocation of the National Security Act (NSA) slapped on Bharatiya Janata Party’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi. It cited lack of sufficient grounds to press forward the case under the law against him.
The Uttar […]
Himalayan Niti Abhiyan wants political parties to implement an agenda for sustainable development
‘The stress is on preventing the destructive utilisation of natural resources’
Shimla: The Himalayan Niti Abhiyan, a federation of grassroots environmental movements, has released an alternative vision statement for Himachal Pradesh in the campaign for the Lok Sabha election.
A boy walks with […]
Raktima Bose, Kolkata
People say CPI(M) has brought prosperity and jobs to the district
Bardhaman has been a Left citadel since the early 1970s when West Bengal voted the Left Front to power.
The district, with its three Lok Sabha constituencies (after delimitation) — Asansol, Bardhaman Purba (SC) and Bardhaman-Durgapur — goes to the polls on May 7, […]
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s observations on Bofors case accused Ottavio Quattrocchi proved that the decision to withdraw the Red Corner Notice (RCN) against the Italian businessman was a political move.
In a statement, the BJP described the withdrawal of the RCN against Mr. Quattrocchi as a […]