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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

India

Gandhis rallying for each other

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The all-out opposition attack on Rahul Gandhi has forced Congress president Sonia Gandhi to lead the counter-offensive in the family’s bastion – the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency— where she will address a rally on Saturday.

Modi mounts assault on Dravidian parties

Modi
Modi is the first political leader posing a serious challenge to the two Dravidian parties in four decades since the Congress was edged out of power in the state in 1967.

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SP leader Mulayam Singh dreams of PM post

Mulayam Singh Yadav
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that third front would form the government at the Centre, with SP as its largest component, and said he would stake claim for the Prime Minister’s post.

At exit gate, UPA government tries to sneak in lokpal

singh
Barely a month away from completing its term, the UPA government is trying to push through the appointment of India’s first ever lokpal — a corruption watchdog to probe allegations against public officers in high places.

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It’s war, but Rahul Gandhi’s young army missing

A thoughtful Rahul Gandhi watches the India Vs West Indies Test match.
In May 2012, the Youth Congress boasted of being the only organisation in the world to have more than 1.3 crore members. Two years later, when Congress desperately needs this youth wing, it has gone missing.

BJP creeping up on Mamata, expects 10 seats

Mamata Banerjee
From red to green to saffron — Bengal’s political journey will look colourful if the BJP manages to push its vote share from a measly 6% in 2009 to more than 15% this time, as is being claimed by its leaders.

After Dhowan news, top Admiral seeks retirement

Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha
Hours after the government announced Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new navy chief, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday applied for voluntary retirement after being passed over for the top job.

Coalgate: CBI questions Jharkhand ex-CM Koda

Madhu Koda
CBI has questioned former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of a state coal block in 2008 to two firms of Congress’s Lok Sabha MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal.

Train deviates 700km, arrives 26 hrs late

passenger train
Exhausted passengers of the Okha-Ernakulam Express train finally reached their destination, Ernakulam on Wednesday evening, 26 hours later than the scheduled arrival time.

Rahul Gandhi slams Shivraj's govt, attacks policies

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi also brought the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam into the centre stage by accusing the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government for being responsible for the scam and also for shielding the real masterminds.

Spitfire Mayawati keeps her calm, speaks no evil

Mayawati addressing a rally
The provocative slogans that one associated the BSP with are missing, perhaps indicative of the inclusive politics Mayawati adopted in the 2007 assembly polls.

Amit Shah promises to behave, EC allows him to campaign

Amit Shah
The election commission on Thursday allowed Amit Shah to resume his campaign in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP leader told the commission he would not use derogatory or abusive language.
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