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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

North India

Outsider tag on me due to Azharuddin, says BJP Sawai Madhopur candidate

Tonk Sawai Madhopur BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria speaks to P Srinivasan and Abhinav on the outsider tag on him and the prospects of his party in the Lok Sabha polls.

Why outsiders Azhar and Jaunapuria have greater chance than locals in Sawai Madhopur?

Will Tonk Sawai Madhopur constituency vote for the two outsiders or parachutes candidates of Congress and BJP? They might, because in Rajasthan caste is the most deciding factor when it comes to choosing a candidate.

Gujjars root for BJP's Jaunapuria in Sawai Madhopur

There is a sudden flurry of activities in the market of Bamanwas in Sawai Madhopur district on Sunday. People are heard telling each other about the scheduled visit of BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria in their area.

Trouble in Dausa after villagers attack journalists

Four photojournalists and a driver were injured when a group of villagers attacked them at Santha village at Mahwa in Dausa district on Thursday. They also damaged their vehicle, cameras and laptops.

Jodhpur on swine flu alert, 1 killed

H1N1 influenza is back to haunt the city after a gap of two years

Akharas become favourite vote hunting ground for politicians in Rajasthan

Akharas have suddenly become a favourite hangout of the politicians this poll season.

Azharuddin bats on a sticky wicket in Tonk- Sawai Madhopur

Passing through the dusty lanes into the interiors of Tonk district, a cavalcade of at least ten SUVs heads towards a village in the district, as the area reverberates with slogans of ‘Azharuddin zindabad, Congress Party zindabad.’

Azhar batting for survival on a tricky wicket

If the elections were a cricket field, Mohammad Azharuddin would have dismissed his opponents with an elegant flick off his legs.
But Tonk- Sawai Madhopur is no Eden Gardens and the former Team India captain knows very well that this is the hardest wicket he is in, a vicious turner at times and a green-top at others.

Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary

About 10 days after the Hindustan Times revealed how illegally-built sprawling farmhouses have wiped out hundreds of acres of precious forestland in south Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, the forest department has finally set out on a demolition drive.

People are happy with my performance in Moradabad: Azharuddin

Mohd Azharuddin – wife Sangeeta Bijlani in tow – walks into villages for canvassing in the manner he used to enter cricket stadiums across the world. However, the pitches (village roads) in Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency are not quite the batting paradises he played on or the smooth outfields he dived on to stop the ball from going to the boundary.

HT pays homage to Khushwant Singh, announces plans to institute award in his name

HT Senior Resident Editor Sunita Aron announced plans to institute an award in the name of Khushwant Singh for original writing. The award may be announced during next year’s literary festival, she said.

Delhi's well-off want food benefits meant for poor

Delhi’s food and supplies department received 15.54 lakh applications for a food security card. Upon verification, the department found that 29,000 applications were filed by families that had an annual income of more than Rs. 1 lakh.

Can’t make Delhi suicide-proof, the city’s depressed need help

In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.

Lack of policing major cause for concern on JNU campus, say cops

Security and the enforcement of speed limit at south Delhi’s sprawling Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus depend on a measly network of around a hundred security guards.

Minor fire at Rajiv Chowk Metro station

A minor fire broke out on the roof of the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station, fire officials said Saturday.

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