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Chidambaram writes to 40 key politicians

Manan Kumar Express Buzz 02.04.2009
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Not leaving anything to chance, Home Minister P Chidambaram has written to 40 prominent politicians warning them that they could face terror attacks during the election campaign and asked them not to take chances with their security.

Rahul hits out at Oppn leaders on terror

Sonali Das & Uttam Mukherjee Times of India 02.04.2009
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The youth face of the Congress on Wednesday sent out a loud and clear message that it would not tolerate any kind of baseless rhetoric from Opposition stalwarts.


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Amid chanting of mantras, breaking of coconuts and a tilak ceremony, the desi Air Force One took to the skies on its inaugural VVIP flight on Wednesday, with President Pratibha Patil heading for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

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According to Government sources, an attack similar to the Lahore siege is possible in India.


Will Varun’s item number help BJP?

Neerja Chowdhury Express Buzz 01.04.2009
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Varun Gandhi is a masala ‘item number’ to help an otherwise flat film to sell. So quipped a young BJP leader in what was an apt summation of the situation.

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The induction of Neera Yadav, who gained widespread notoriety for being voted the second most corrupt officer in Uttar Pradesh, has left the BJP quite tongue-tied.


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Rahul Gandhi hit the campaign trail in Maharashtra on Tuesday addressing a huge gathering at Wardha.

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Intelligence sources claim they have thwarted a plot to kill BJP leader Varun Gandhi, sources told Times of India that Dawood aide Chhota Shakeel had ordered the elimination of Varun Gandhi on the 28th of March, the day he was to surrender at the ...


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Holding out an olive branch to partners who have parted company with the Congress and are now actively opposing it, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the “last word” had not yet been uttered on ties with estranged allies who might yet...

All eyes to be on India, China at G20 summit

Shankar Raghuraman Times of India 01.04.2009
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On Board The PM's Aircraft: Manmohan Singh strode on the red carpeted tarmac, climbed the stairs leading up to his private suite in the Boeing 747, waved back within a minimalist arc as he is wont to, and went in. He was 30 minutes late, but look...


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Barely 24 hours after Anjali Waghmare was appointed the lawyer of 26/11 terrorist, Ajmal Qasab, her Worli residence in Mumbai was attacked by Shiv Sena activists.

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Varun Gandhi's hate speech has gained a great amount of media coverage and people from all walks of life hold a view on the incident, one way or the either. Has the Varun Gandhi controversy created voter polarisation? Will the Hindus be on one sid...


Cong has suffered paralytic stroke: Advani

Law Kumar Mishra & Uttam Mukherjee Times of India 31.03.2009
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L K Advani launched a withering broadside against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi here on Monday. "Lagta hai Congress ko lakwa maar diya hai (Congress has suffered paralytic stroke, it seems)," said the NDA's prime m...

Election Commission notice to Mulayam

J. Balaji Hindu 31.03.2009
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The Election Commission on Monday issued notice to Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh for allegedly threatening the Mainpuri District Magistrate-cum-Returning Officer, S. Minishti, for the cancellation of the gun licences of SP workers.


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As campaigning for the polls enters the decisive stage, JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar seems unperturbed by the coming together of Lalu Prasad, Ram Vilas Paswan and Mulayam Singh Yadav. Not because he — unlike others — doesn't aspire to be...

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An election victory may not depend on the skills of a minor street orator, but political parties in Tamil Nadu take this business rather seriously. In fact, the range of their artillery is a matter of pride for every Dravidian party.


BJP names 3 more nominees for Orissa

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced the names of three more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Orissa.

Pawar attacks BJP for supporting Varun

Prakash Joshi Times of India 30.03.2009
Pawar attacks BJP for supporting Varun

Union agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party for defending Varun Gandhi for making provocative statements, challenging the secular fabric of the country.


Neera, husband join BJP

Times of India 30.03.2009
Neera Yadav

Two trusted members of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's coterie - former chief secretary Neera Yadav and her husband Mahendra Singh Yadav -left him for the saffron camp on Sunday. The high-profile couple was inducted into the BJP by party presiden...

BJP vows to bring back black money

Times of India 30.03.2009
BJP vows to bring back black money

BJP on Sunday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who'll be travelling to London on April 2 to attend the G-20 summit, to use the opportunity to impress upon the western powers to share information about India's wealth stashed up in Swiss banks a...



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