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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Uttarakhand

Shoe-stopper greets Team Anna

One Kishen Lal, a 35-year-old shopkeeper from the Premnagar area in Dehradun hurled a shoe at the team, including Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia who are on a three-day tour of the state to campaign against corruption.

EC ban exit polls from Jan 28 to Mar 3

The Election Commission of India has banned exit polls during the entire period when elections to the five state Assemblies would be held.

Shoe hurled at Rahul near Dehradun

After team Anna it was Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's who faced shoe missile while addressing poll rally near Dehradun on Monday afternoon. Kuldeep Singh (26) hurled shoe towards Rahul's dais while latter dubbed him a 'BJP man'. Anupam Trivedi reports.

UPA most corrupt govt in my long career: Advani

Dubbing the Manmohan Singh government as the most corrupt, BJP leader LK Advani today said some of its ministers were already in jail while some were waiting for their turn and asked people to overthrow the UPA in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Use vote, not shoes, as weapon: Ramdev

Don't hurl shoes or slippers at politicians. If you don't like them, vote them out democratically. This is yoga guru Baba Ramdev's appeal to voters in five states going to the polls.

Quest for a safe option

Post delimitation, political bigwigs are scouting for safe assembly constituencies, writes Deep Joshi.

Winter blues grip politicos

All of a sudden, the importance of the weather phenomenon has increased. The meteorological department has assured the politicians of the hill state of all possible help during the elections, as far as weather prediction is concerned. HT reports.

'Congress vision document or division document?'

BJP today criticised the 'Vision Document' of Congress saying mention of religion-based quota made it look like a "division document" and asked the party to reconsider it in national interest.

Pioneers, straight from the hills

The Avani centre run by Rashmi Bharti and her husband brings eco-friendly livelihoods to villages in the Kumaon district. Aarefa Johari reports.

Green Tribunal stops GMR’s hydel project in Uttarakhand

MoEF approved the project despite rejection by FAC twice.

Uttarakhand agrees upon providing land to Army

Uttarakhand has agreed upon providing to the tune of 23 thousand acres land to Army for its crucial strategic projects in the hill state that shares boundary with Nepal and China.

Uttarakhand CM opposes NCTC

Accusing the Centre of "infringing" on federal rights of the states, Uttarakhand chief minister B C Khanduri on Sunday opposed the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Setback for BJP as EC receives only 30% postal ballots

In what appeared to be a setback for BJP in Uttarakhand, the Election Commission on Monday said it has received less than 30% of the postal ballots on which the ruling party is pinning its hopes.

Former CMs, ministers face stiff competition

The results would decide the fate of Khanduri who is locked in a tussle against Surendra Singh Negi. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and several ministers are also facing stiff competition in different constituencies.

Cong to form govt in Uttarakhand, to seek independents support

Congress tonight appeared on course to form government in Uttarakhand after it took a wafer-thin one seat advantage over ruling BJP in a cliff-hanger of a contest in state assembly polls. BJP fares poorly in UP, Khanduri loses in Uttarakhand
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