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  • May 11, 2009 10:28 ISTChidambaram fights caste, image issues in Sivaganga

    Chidambaram fights caste, image issues in Sivaganga

    Chidambaram fights caste, image issues in Sivaganga

  • May 08, 2009 17:43 ISTSri Lanka is now distant from Sriperumbudur

    Sri Lanka is now distant from Sriperumbudur

    Politically, the keenest shift in Sriperumbudur has lain in how the Congress has completely yielded this constituency, rich in symbolic significance, to its regional partner

  • Apr 27, 2009 12:53 ISTCong to face ire, Muslims look for a new banner

    Cong to face ire, Muslims look for a new banner

    Having failed to get enough tickets from the Congress, the Ulema has fielded a candidate on an SP ticket

  • Apr 23, 2009 11:12 ISTViolence: Orissa village decides to boycott polls

    Violence: Orissa village decides to boycott polls

    Residents of Dhinkia refuse to vote over face-off between farmers and South Korean steel maker

  • Apr 20, 2009 18:19 ISTThe criminal face of the second phase

    The criminal face of the second phase

    National Election Watch (NEW), an umbrella group of more than 1200 NGOs, released details of candidates contesting in the second phase from three states: Parties fielding those with some criminal record is no longer a mere aberration and has in fact almost become a norm

  • Apr 20, 2009 10:35 ISTAn ode to electoral sherpas: the backstory of a gigantic operation

    An ode to electoral sherpas: the backstory of a gigantic operation

    This is an attempt to bring forth one aspect of this incredible effort through an individual story of an election observer appointed by the Election Commission to ensure free and fair voting

  • Apr 20, 2009 10:24 ISTWith Congress in disarray, BJP has an edge

    With Congress in disarray, BJP has an edge

    Competing factions and charges-countercharges have weakened the Congress’ position in the central Indian state

  • Apr 16, 2009 11:23 ISTNext Lok Sabha may see more fresh faces

    Next Lok Sabha may see more fresh faces

    Mint is reviewing key metrics in the Lok Sabha since 1952, based on a compilation by PRS Legislative Research, an independent research initiative. Today, in the third part, we focus on members of Parliament (MPs) who are not grass-roots politicians

  • Apr 16, 2009 11:18 IST1st phase LS polls: Polling begins on moderate note

    1st phase LS polls: Polling begins on moderate note

    Voting began at 7 am in 124 constituencies and would end at 5 pm in most places, except in Naxal-infested areas where it would close at 3 pm

  • Apr 16, 2009 10:29 ISTA Muslim-dominated district in Kerala defies stereotypes

    A Muslim-dominated district in Kerala defies stereotypes

    Malappuram is the first district in India where at least one person in every household can use the Internet

  • Apr 16, 2009 09:44 ISTLok Sabha Elections 09 - The main losers

    Lok Sabha Elections 09 - The main losers

    The period leading to the current election has seen political maturity and discourse plummet to record lows, dampening the very spirit of democracy and politics. And the culprits range across the political spectrum.

  • Apr 15, 2009 12:40 ISTAsk CPM what happens when an insider goes outside

    Ask CPM what happens when an insider goes outside

    A.P. Abdullakutty from Kannur has defied all odds, addressing 117 public rallies against the Communist party during the run up to Thursday's parliament elections in Kerala.

  • Apr 15, 2009 00:25 ISTBridging the gap in Raghopur

    Bridging the gap in Raghopur

    Mint reporters fan out across the country for a bottom-up socio-economic review, using Indian Post’s six-digit PIN code as a metaphor

  • Apr 14, 2009 21:24 ISTAnother turn

    Another turn

    Do the 2009 elections mark a new turn in India’s political evolution?

  • Apr 14, 2009 15:04 ISTEC bans exit polls by media

    EC bans exit polls by media

    The ban would remain in force till the conclusion of poll in the last phase of elections, the EC said. The last phase of polling is on 13 May and the counting of votes is on 16 May