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Left Front running dictatorship in West Bengal: Sonia Gandhi
Lalgola (West Bengal), April 27 (IANS) Assailing West Bengal's Left Front (LF) government for 'running a dictatorship', Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed concern at the Communist rulers' failure to 'improve the lot of the minorities' and the poor.

Monday, April 27, 2009 1:56:12 PM

Karunanidhi ends fast as Sri Lanka ends 'combat operations'
Chennai/Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi ended Monday a hunger strike in support of a ceasefire in Sri Lanka after Colombo said it was ending 'combat operations' against the Tamil Tigers.

Monday, April 27, 2009 1:25:56 PM

Karunanidhi ends hunger strike
Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi ended here Monday a hunger strike he began in the morning to demand a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

Monday, April 27, 2009 12:38:54 PM

Poverty-stricken Purulia grittily awaits another election
Purulia (West Bengal), April 27 (IANS) For 57-year-old Sheikh Babua, a rickshaw-puller in West Bengal's Purulia district, the Lok Sabha polls hardly hold any importance. He believes there will be no change in his near 'primitive' existence irrespective of who comes to power. But he is determined to vote nevertheless.

Monday, April 27, 2009 12:03:45 PM

Kapil Sibal rides a solar rickshaw to campaign
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Sibal, who is also the sitting MP of the Chandni Chowk constituency, Monday took a break from car rides and instead chose to campaign on the soleckshaw - a different kind of rickshaw - attracting the attention of many.

Monday, April 27, 2009 12:00:19 PM

Jayaprada issued notice for violating poll code
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Actress-turned-politician Jayaprada, who is the Samajwadi Party candidate for Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Lok Sabha seat, has been issued a notice for allegedly violating the model code of conduct during polls, an official said Monday.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:52:55 AM

Re-polling underway in Chhattisgarh amid Maoist threat
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Re-polling was underway Monday in 25 booths in three Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh where Maoists had disrupted the electoral process Thursday.

Monday, April 27, 2009 11:52:40 AM

Karunanidhi on fast over Sri Lankan Tamils, PM concerned
Chennai/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi began an indefinite hunger strike in Chennai Monday to protest 'cruel acts' against Tamils in Sri Lanka, prompting a concerned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to phone him to say India was trying to influence Colombo to end its hostilities.

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:54:48 AM

A newspaper hawker who made it to parliament
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) It could qualify as a real rags to riches story with a lot of determination and guts thrown in. A strong contender for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former MP Satya Pal Jain has come a long way from being a newspaper hawker.

Monday, April 27, 2009 10:04:05 AM

Election authorities gear up to thwart Maoist challenge in West Bengal
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Amidst Indian Air Force (IAF) surveillance, huge deployment of central forces and shortened polling hours, three Maoist-infested western districts of West Bengal vote April 30 in the shadow of increased terror strikes by the radical left group in eastern India.

Monday, April 27, 2009 9:43:08 AM

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