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Three former Chief Ministers and eight sitting MPs are among the candidates

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Considering that more than 40 per cent voters in India are youth, Google India has launched an official community, The Voice of Youth, on its social networking site Orkut. The community moderators have put up polls on various election-related topi...


Sushma counts Congress sins at rally

PRADUMAN CHOUBEY Telegraph 09.04.2009
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Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today hit the Congress where it hurts the most.

Lalu tries to play down `bulldozer statement'

Dipak Mishra Times of India 08.04.2009
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Under fire from BJP and the Kishanganj district administration for his objectionable remarks against BJP leader Varun Gandhi, railway minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday tried to play down his statement. "What I actually meant was that I would have `...


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Sikh journalist Jarnail Singh threw a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) clean chit to Congress Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Rahul slams 'anti-poor' govt

Mihir Ray, Ajit Nayak & Sudeep Guru Times of India 08.04.2009
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Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday kicked off his maiden election campaign in Orissa by a scathing criticism of the Naveen Patnaik government for its alleged anti-tribal and anti-poor policies


In Gujarat, BJP rides the Nano

Tanvir A Siddiqui Indian Express 08.04.2009
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The BJP is dreaming big in Gujarat with the small car. Party campaign managers will soon be distributing small Nano-model pen stands as part of its publicity efforts.

Rahul, Hema woo people in Orissa

Express Buzz 08.04.2009
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The State on Tuesday had two graceful star campaigners. Congress’ prime minister-in-waiting Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Hema Malini, who is still the crowd-puller with the ‘dream girl’ tag.


Arrests, kidnaps in Maoist citadel

Sukumar Mahato & Debajyoti Chakraborty Times of India 08.04.2009
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The Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) sent out a strong message on Tuesday on what to expect if the government and CPM go ahead with the plan to send police to the villages in Lalgarh.

When Varun turned much bigger than Advani, Modi

Omkar Sapre Economic Times 07.04.2009
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Varun Gandhi now tops the BJP’s visibility charts, proving marketers’ theories that no publicity is ever bad. His Pilibhit speech controversy has made him larger than life in just a fortnight, something many brands would long for. While the conte...


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Congress President and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday filed her nomination for Lok Sabha lections from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

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The state government on Monday sought the Election Commission's nod to send forces to Lalgarh before the election, which has remained out of bounds for the administration since last November.


Pawar is all praise for PM at Thane rally

Nitin Yeshwantrao Times of India 07.04.2009
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said economic growth, stability and curbing communalism were the key achievements of the UPA's five-year term and indicated that the partnership of secular and like-minded forces would continue after the 2009 Lok ...

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A day after four blasts ripped through Assam, killing eight people and injuring close to 60, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to go ahead with his visit to the state.


26/11 trial to begin on April 15

Rahi Gaikwad Hindu 07.04.2009
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The prosecution will begin the argument for the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks case on April 15, the Special Sessions Court said on Monday. The hearing will take place at Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail.

MK dumps four union ministers

T Muruganandham Express Buzz 06.04.2009
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The DMK’s list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections released on Sunday is a mixture of faces that are known and unknown in party circles.Of them, 11 will face parliamentary elections for the first time.


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Congress president Sonia Gandhi will file her Lok Sabha nomination on Monday and as per normal practice she'll be contesting from the Rae Bareily constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

A New Low for Rabri Devi

Patna Daily 06.04.2009
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Not known for having any class or sophistication, an extremely boorish Rabri Devi, the former Chief Minister of Bihar and the wife of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Saran on Saturday outclassed herself when she, at a pu...


Political deftness of Naveen babu

Vrinda Gopinath Express Buzz 06.04.2009
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IN the personality sweepstakes, the very private and privileged two-time Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wins hands down as the ultimate ‘frugalista’.

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In Himachal Pradesh more than 40 wooden houses were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a historical tribal village of Bruea in Kinnaur district.



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