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Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

TMC Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

Amarinder, Jaitley keep tabs on each other

Arun Jaitley rally in Amritsar
In the hotly-contested Amritsar seat, the Congress and Akali-BJP are busy playing spy games. As much time, if not more, is going into monitoring the daily campaign schedule of each other by both the main rival camps as planning their own.

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What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in Uttar Pradesh

Amit Shah
Beginning his innings with attacking the minority appeasement policies of the SP government, Amit Shah chose to move to picking on the BSP by sending 403 GPRS chariots in as many assembly segments, especially in the Dalit and OBC- dominated localities.

Mumbai cops forced us to confess, claims Yasin

Yasin Bhatkal
Accused in various terror cases spread across India, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar claimed before a special NIA court that the Maharashtra Police forced them to sign confessions that are now being used against them.

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How low can low be

Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav’s atrocious rape remark followed by his Mumbai representative Abu Asim Azmi’s definition of Islam and women rightly enraged the country. But perhaps it was too late, writes Sunita Aron.

New kid on the block: Misa Bharti gets ready for big fight

Misa Bharti
It may be her first election, but Misa Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad clearly has sharp political instincts.

'Modi zaroori, Joshi majboori' posters in Kanpur

Murli Manohar Joshi
Murli Manohar Joshi is facing heat in Kanpur for "there is no Modi wave" statement he made in Hyderabad a few days ago. The hurt cadre calls him a "compulsion" and Modi a "necessity".

Modi’s headstart has Cong worried

BJP Narendra Modi
A senior party functionary admitted that the Congress campaign has been slow compared to the BJP’s in general and Modi’s in particular in the first four phases that began on April 7.

Cong decries Baru's book as 'mother of all plants'

Sanjaya Baru
The Congress on Tuesday called the PM’s former media advisor Sanjaya Baru’s book as 'mother of all plants', saying his account is 'baseless and riddled with contradictions' as he had no privileged access or inside knowledge.

Cong, BJP spar over Rajnath's meeting with Muslim clerics

Rajnath Singh
Congress and BJP on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh's meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of 'double-speak' and the opposition party hitting back.

Modi effect?
Jharkhand workers get paid leave from Gujarat factories for poll days

Gujarat labourers
Scores of workers have been granted leave by factory owners in Gujarat and Maharashtra on polling days, a phenomenon attributed to 'Modi wave'. Several workers from Jharkhand were returning to their workplaces after voting on April 10 in the third phase of the elections.

Admiral Dhowan tipped to be next navy chief

Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan
Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan is likely to be the new navy chief, with the defence ministry sending his name to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for final approval, a top official told HT.
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