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Decision on LS poll by Jan 14,
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BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan at a Press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Hyderabad, January 10
The Bharatiya Janata Party swung into election mode today with its general secretary Pramod Mahajan not only targeting Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, but also lifting the veil over the prevailing suspense of early poll. He said the two-day session of the party’s national executive would set the tone and timing of the next Lok Sabha elections.


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BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan at a Press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday. — AFP photo

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Cong gears up to defend Priyanka
New Delhi, January 10
In addition to building Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s brand image, the party’s spin doctors may also be required to defend her daughter, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. This follows BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan’s remarks in Hyderabad which made it clear that besides mounting an attack on Ms. Gandhi, they will also train their guns on Priyanka in case she does decide to campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.

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Islamabad, January 10
Ruling out chances of Islamabad accepting LoC as border to resolve the Kashmir issue, President Pervez Musharraf has indicated the holding of three rounds of talks between India and Pakistan at Foreign Secretary level, beginning next month, to work out a step-by-step approach to discuss Kashmir and other matters.

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Is Punjab sugar penicillin-laced?
Jalandhar, January 10
Are we consuming “harmful” chemicals along with the sugar supplied by certain cooperative sugar mills of the state? The answer is in the affirmative if one goes by the findings of a sugar manufacturing technologist of a cooperative sugar mill. But Sugarfed Punjab, the cooperative running 14 sugar mills of the state, denies such reports.

Advani urges NRIs to back Vajpayee
New Delhi, January 10
Literally appealing to the overseas Indians to rally behind Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the forthcoming General Election, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, today said the diaspora could reap the benefits only if India did not lag behind.
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