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Do or die ballot tomorrow with fiefs under test

By Neeraj Bajpai & Malladi Rama Rao New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Palpable anxiety is discernible in the air across 117 constituencies where voting tomorrow will mark the end of bitterly fought no holds scramble for 349 seats, accounting for more than 60 per cent of Lok Sabha strength.

   It is a do or die battle for the resurgent BJP and beleaguered Congress as also to the pugnacious regional players like AIADMK, RJD, SP, and Trinamool, who have walked the extra mile hoping to hop into the driver's seat or at least emerge as the kingmakers.

: 23/04/2014 | : 7:03 PM |


LS tryst : Stage set for Phase VI polls in 12 states for 117 seats

New Delhi/Chennai/Lucknow, Apr 23 (UNI) An 180-million electoral college prepared for Phase VI polls in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies, spread across 12 states and one Union Territory tomorrow, amid stepped-up security.

   Involved in the phase six of the tryst with the 16th Lok Sabha are Uttar Pradesh (12 seats), Tamil Nadu (39), Maharashtra (19), Madhya Pradesh (10), Assam (six), Bihar (seven), Chhattisgarh (seven), Rajasthan (five), West Bengal (six), Jharkhand (four), Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag and the erstwhile French protectorate of Puducherry.

: 23/04/2014 | : 7:39 PM |


British daily Pakistan backs NaMo as India’s next premier

London, Apr 23 (UNI) Pakistan backs Narendra Modi as India's next Prime Minister, says a British daily adding that Islamabad believes the man accused of permitting the 2002 post-Godhra violence is 'the strong leader with whom it needs to negotiate peace'.

   'Pakistan wants the controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister because it believes he will provide the strong leadership necessary for peace talks,' The Telegraph said quoting Pakistani diplomats.

: 23/04/2014 | : 2:31 PM |


EC issues fresh notice to Azam Khan, seeks reply by Friday

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The Election Commission today issued a fresh notice to Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making allegations against it and circumventing ban and asked him to reply by Friday.

   Cracking the whip on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Mr Khan, the EC on April 12 had banned them from holding public meetings, processions or road shows in Uttar Pradesh and asked authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against them.

: 23/04/2014 | : 6:31 PM |


Modi calls UPA anti-Gujarat praises Advani

Ahmedabad, Apr 23 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today kicked off campaigning for the general elections in his home state addressing five rallies where he slammed the Congress-led Central government terming it ''anti-Gujarat'' which ''tried to derail'' the growth journey of the BJP-ruled state.

   In his rally at Gandhinagar, Mr Modi also heaped praises on BJP veteran leader L K Advani saying that the party patriarch helps him like a father.

: 23/04/2014 | : 10:10 PM |


SC constitutes panel for govt advertisements

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The top court today constituted a three-member panel to lay down guidelines for government advertisements to media houses, including electronic and print media.

   The apex court has granted three months' time to the committee to complete the job.

: 23/04/2014 | : 7:16 PM |



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