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Late Akali minister's son to contest as independent
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Just a day after immersing the ashes of his father, senior cabinet minister and Akali Dal leader Kanwaljit Singh, Jasjit Singh Bunny Friday resigned from Punjab's ruling party and announced he would contest the Lok Sabha elections as an independent.

Friday, April 03, 2009 5:07:35 PM

Hindi belt troika teams up to shore slipping vote banks (News Analysis)
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Three of the Hindi heartbelt's most influential politicians -- Lalu Prasad, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan -- teamed up here Friday to consolidate their core vote bank of Muslims and Yadavs and reach out to voters beyond their traditional turfs.

Friday, April 03, 2009 5:02:04 PM

Fire in Ghaziabad meat processing unit
Ghaziabad, April 3 (IANS) A major fire broke out Friday in a meat processing unit here owned by a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Delhi's Chandni Chowk constituency, a fire officer said.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:58:57 PM

Bulls have it for fourth straight week (Weekly Review)
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bulls, backed by strong global bourses, continued to have an upper hand at the Indian equities markets for the fourth consecutive trading week ending Thursday, with a key index gaining about 3 percent from its previous weekly close.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:52:09 PM

BJP manifesto reflects struggle to transform image (News Analysis)
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto, released Friday, is a curious mix of promises reflecting its dilemma - clinging on to its Hindutva agenda partially while trying to woo the middle-class and young voters - to take on the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:47:17 PM

Tamil Nadu police denied permission to hold rally
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Friday denied permission to police personnel to hold a rally April 16 that was aimed to be a show of strength vis-a-vis lawyers and courts, a police official said.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:46:47 PM

Will never ride Nano, is made of peoples' blood: Mamata
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) For Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, riding the little Nano is a big 'No-No', as it is made with the 'blood of people'.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:40:54 PM

BJP promises Gorkhaland, GJM joins NDA
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Holding out the promise of a separate state of Gorkhaland, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday got another ally in the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is set to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and support BJP candidate Jaswant Singh for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:27:59 PM

No 'fourth front', we are part of UPA: Lalu
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The coming together of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Samajwadi Party and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is not a 'fourth front' and they are still part of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), RJD chief Lalu Prasad said here Friday.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:24:57 PM

This Mickkey is no mouse
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) For someone nicknamed Mickky, Goa Tourism Minister Francisco Pacheco is no mouse when it comes to a slugfest.

Friday, April 03, 2009 4:17:12 PM

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