HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Ambitious leader but full of contradictions

The road to India’s newest state has been long and twisting. And the life of Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR), the father of Telangana, is similarly full of contradictions and about-turns.

Srinagar cool to polls, it's rural people who vote in Kashmir

Kashmiri woman
Barring some rallies over the past few weeks, Srinagar has seen no poll activity. While the valley is engulfed in the colours of spring, the poll colours are missing.

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Prez's son, daughter took Saradha money: minister

Abhijit Mukherjee
Madan Mitra, the sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, has challenged the Enforcement Directorate to go to Birbhum and announce how much money mopped up by the ponzi scheme was gobbled up by the son and daughter of the President.

Advani says those not voting should be barred from poll

 L K Advani
BJP leader L K Advani today batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Siding with Alagiri will be suicidal for the DMK cadre

MK Alagiri
In a state where staying in power is the only route to stay alive. After three years of Jayalalithaa’s rule, the DMK cadres see little sense in Alagiri’s call to defeat his parent party.

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No leads, probe into 7 'Hindu terror' cases stuck

Samjhauta blast
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into alleged right-wing Hindu terror strikes has hit a dead end with the anti-terror agency struggling to find credible evidence to unveil the masterminds.

Sonia, Rahul ignored Amethi: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal made no bones about mocking Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while campaigning in Amethi for Kumar Vishwas.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Tejpal's bail plea

Tarun Tejpal
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the bail plea of Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with allegedly raping a junior female colleague in Goa last year, and issued a notice to the Goa Police.

Uddhav-Modi to share stage for first time in Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray
Barely 24 hours after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a crowd at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex on Sunday, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sharing space with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the same spot.

Solar lights most sought-after poll-time freebies

A solar panel
Renewable energy may have missed the agenda of political parties but solar lights have caught the imagination of candidates as well as election officers.

Training period for IAS officers may be reduced

In its first attempt to overhaul the structure of training for the country’s premier civil service, a committee has asked the government to slash the duration down to 75 weeks. This would give young trainee officers more time to learn on the job.

Slow starter in TN, AAP may still change the game

Aam Aadmi Party logo, AAP
This time, elections in Tamil Nadu, will be different from just being a AIADMK-DMK fight. While the Congress is going alone in the state, the BJP has cobbled up a five-party alliance of regional parties. The entry of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made it a five-corner contest in many seats.
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