Chetan Chauhan

Chetan Chauhan

Chetan Chauhan heads regional editions as Deputy National Affairs Editor. A journalist for over 20 years, he has written extensively on social sector with special focus on environment and political economy.

Articles by Chetan Chauhan
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Govt?s new year gift: More IIT, IIM seats

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2006 12:20 PM IST
For those aspiring to get into the IIMs and IITs, here is a New Year gift. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) plans to increase the number of students being admitted to the IITs and IIMs at all levels.
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Tigers dying, census confirms

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2006 02:16 AM IST
Results of the first count are in and there may be a shortfall of 150 tigers or more, writes Chetan Chauhan.
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IITs, IIMs to open doors for more

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2006 01:14 AM IST
DIDN'T GET through this year's CAT? Take heart, the ministry of human resources development plans to increase the intake of students at all levels in IIMs as well as IITs.
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IITs, IIMs to open doors for more

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2006 06:34 PM IST
The government wants these premiere institutes to open study centres in far-flung areas, reports Chetan Chauhan.
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Cong tightens grip, BJP beats retreat

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2004 02:04 PM IST
For the first time since 1989, the Congress is set to control all three-tiers of administration in the city ? MCD, Delhi government and the centre.
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Sajjan makes it with a huge margin in Outer Delhi

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2004 07:23 PM IST
At 1 p.m. when Outer Delhi Congress candidate Sajjan Kumar reached the Jharoda Kalan counting centre, his supporters wanted to celebrate the victory. But, the veteran leader was not in a hurry.
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Candidates, but not voters

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2004 03:29 AM IST
Candidates may have worked overtime since last fortnight, seeking votes for themselves. But some of them will very well vote or have already voted for candidates other than themselves.
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Missing names irk voters

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2004 10:25 AM IST
Varun Gandhi and Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit called the election office to check whether their names existed in the voters list.
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The Delhi elections roadmap

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2004 03:42 AM IST
Delhi voters are gearing up for the final countdown on May 10 with candidates ending their campaign on a feverish pitch.
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Punters bet on India

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2004 01:19 AM IST
The historic India-Pakistan cricket series is being termed as the biggest event in the satta market after the 1996 Cricket World Cup, writes Chetan Chauhan.
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Only in the 160s did we think that a miracle was possible

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2003 10:56 PM IST
After trailing one-nil in the three-Test series, we had do something out of the ordinary to save that series. The historic MCG provided the perfect setting, writes Chetan Chauhan.
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CONGRESS WRAP?UP: Overconfidence, delay may yet take their toll

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2003 08:53 AM IST
Banking on media reports giving the Congress a huge edge in the elections, the party appeared confident of its chances even before the campaign started.
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No voters in 99 polling booths

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2003 12:09 PM IST
Ninety-nine polling stations in Delhi are 'haunted' with not a single voter left. The polling stations are among the 9,107 booths which the CEO's office has identified for the December 1 election.
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Poll season boosts liquor sales

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2003 12:01 PM IST
The Excise Department?s revenue has been increasing ever since campaigning began. The sale is even higher than what is usually witnessed during festival season and New Year's eve.
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Congmen pull out stops to ensure audience for Sonia

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2003 11:55 AM IST
Therefore, to avoid traffic jams, Sonia will be flying the rally venues in a helicopter. And candidates will pull out all stops to ensure there are people to hear her after she lands.
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The man who knew all the questions

PTI | By Giridhar Jha/Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2003 04:26 PM IST
An interesting story doing the rounds about Ranjit Singh is that two of his domestic help are also studying medicine.
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Eunuchs lend colour to election

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2003 03:34 PM IST
The enunchs set out in the morning for door-to-door canvassing with their band of musicians and singers. For a change, it's not money that they want, but votes.
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Family members help out with poll campaign

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2003 03:28 PM IST
Election campaigning is getting to be a family affair for most politicians. Some of the top leaders are falling back on their family members, who are turning out to be good campaign managers.
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Leaders have lakhs of rupees, no cars

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2003 09:22 PM IST
The affidavits submitted along with poll application forms showed that many leaders did not own any cars.
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BJP faces rebellion, cracks down

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2003 02:26 PM IST
The BJP faced another rebellion when Dhanvanti Chandela, the party's candidate from Vishnu Garden, refused to contest demanding that the ticket be given to her husband.
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Gole Market

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2003 02:08 PM IST
The nation?s first citizen will be the biggest of the many VIPs who will cast their vote at Gole Market, the constituency of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
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Cong squabbles reach party HQ

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2003 05:40 PM IST
Over a dozen demonstrations were held against sitting MLAs and leaders said to have made the list of 40 cleared by the screening committee.
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SMS as poll-spend: EC in a bind

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2003 12:57 PM IST
Political parties can use cell phone SMS services for poll-related publicity without having to show it as poll expenditure. Chief Electoral Officer is still to figure out how to pinpoint amount spent for such SMS to voters, reports Chetan Chauhan.
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CAs eye poll windfall

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2003 12:32 PM IST
Coming week is going to be busy for many lawyers and CAs as it is mandatory for politicians applying for assembly poll tickets to submit five different affidavits to EC, reports Chetan Chauhan.
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No surprises in BJP first list, second may be different

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2003 01:16 PM IST
The first list of BJP candidates for assembly polls was easy. As foreseen, it includes the names of 13 of the 14 sitting legislators. It also contained names of candidates for many constituencies that are considered Congress strongholds.
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Poll tickets certain for at least 52 sitting MLAs

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2003 02:10 PM IST
Poll tickets are more or less certain for 52 of Delhi?s 70 sitting MLAs. They belong to both BJP and Congress, and their names are believed to have been cleared.
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BJP stalwarts try hard to reap 'Tandoor' verdict

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2003 01:16 PM IST
The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make the conviction of former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma in the tandoor case an election issue, writes Chetan Chauhan in Poll Diary.
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Assets details on EC site, leaders wary of tax raids

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2003 02:39 PM IST
Election Commission has decided that details of applicants? assets ?which they?ve to furnish to the poll panel ? will be put on EC website by November 18.
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Outcome of polls at 23 seats almost certain

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2003 06:19 PM IST
Predicting the outcome of an election may not always be an easy task but one may be able to make some safe guesses in at least 23 of the 70 Delhi constituencies.
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Heartland divorce with BSP may push BJP to Third Front

PTI | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2003 03:16 PM IST
As long as all was well between the BSP and BJP in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP?s Delhi unit had been toying with the idea of a poll pact with the BSP for the coming elections in the state.
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