HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014


Modi-Naidu rally gets star power from Pawan Kalyan

It was at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Delhi in August last year that BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed a party rally and gave a call to the Telugu Desam Party to join forces to oust the Congress from power.

LS polls: Mystery of the missing Manpreet Badal

Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal’s rival with a similar name, and from the same Badal village, has gone missing after filing his nomination for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat. Even his mother does not know the son’s whereabouts.

Modi wave in Tamil Nadu? What's changing on the ground

Surely, this is one of the most improbable places for the BJP’s lotus to bloom. Tamil Nadu is the birthplace of an atheist Dravidian movement with a history of agitating against Hindi. And the BJP has always been seen as a Hindu party dominated by Hindi-speaking northerners.

Why BJP's plan of full reforms is easier said than done

One advantage of not being in power is that we can dream of reshaping the world exactly as we please. The BJP has had this luxury for some time — now the reality is about to hit it, writes Abhijit Banerjee.

Kejriwal to take out padyatra for nomination today

Unlike other candidates who have held road shows, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal will take out a padyatra for his nomination procession in Varanasi on Wednesday.

Why still no action on black money: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for not implementing its three-year-old direction to set up a special investigating team (SIT) to probe all cases of black money and to disclose information the Centre had got from Germany about those who have stashed money in banks in Liechtenstein — a landlocked country in central Europe bordering Switzerland and Austria.

'Turbulence probably downed Super Hercules'

Initial findings of a probe into the crash of the Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules on March 28 indicate that it may have gone down due to turbulence caused by another C-130J flying ahead of it, a source told HT.

Uddhav ahead in battle of Senas after Modi boost

At an election rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Narendra Modi sent out a clear message to his supporters, that they should be wary of outsiders. In other words, that they should vote for the Shiv Sena and not the MNS.

Pains a lot when people say I’ve become bigger than the party, says Narendra Modi

BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday debunked accusations of a personality cult around him, insisting that remarks that he had grown bigger than the party caused him 'a lot of pain'.

AAP to promote Varanasi as global spiritual capital

Fostering development while upholding tradition will be the crux of the AAP’s  manifesto for the ancient city of Varanasi, where the party’s chief, Arvind Kejriwal, will take on BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi and Congress leader Ajay Rai in one of the key battles of the ongoing LS elections.

Telangana tangle: Voters are caught between KCR, Modi

Supporters of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao in key parliamentary constituencies present a dichotomy. They want to see BJP’s Narendra Modi as the next prime minister but will vote only for TRS candidates in both assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Yamuna drying up but politics flows along ghats

Politicians of various hues have promised to restore the glory of the Yamuna in Mathura. They have panned past projects to save the river and promised to replace them with better ones.

Advantage BJP in Wasseypur

Wasseypur, a small Muslim-dominated town in Dhanbad made famous by the Anurag Kashyap-directed film Gangs of Wasseypur, stands divided this election. The choice is between the Congress, and Trinamool Congress (TMC) which is making its debut in Dhanbad.

Oh deer! Animals get voters’ goat in Himachal

Marauding monkeys have always been a major poll issue in Himachal Pradesh. Other wild animals – from fruit bats to deer and leopards – have joined them in the list of villains this time.

Veerappan’s nephew to fight Modi in Varanasi

PN Ramachandran, the nephew of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, filed his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Monday. The 34-year-old Ramachandran is the son of Veerappan’s sister and a native of Nagamarai Puture.
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