Lucknow, March 28
By managing to surrender before a local court, Pilibhit BJP candidate Varun Gandhi today virtually rode a saffron wave electrifying the political atmosphere and using the law to draw maximum political mileage.
BJP candidate Varun Gandhi on his way to surrender at a court in Pilibhit on Saturday. — PTI
seeks early resumption Islamabad, March 28
Reaching out to India,
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari today pressed for early
resumption of the composite dialogue process, stalled since the
Mumbai attacks, and said Kashmir and other outstanding issues
between the two countries should be settled peacefully.
to steer clear of Kashmir issue The United States
remains supportive of efforts made by India and Pakistan to
reduce tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals but,
mindful of India’s sensitivities on the matter, has not
offered to help resolve the Kashmir issue, a senior State
Department official said on Friday.
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G20 Summit Modest gifts
for world leaders London, March 28
As the British Prime Minister
prepares to play host to the key G20 summit in London next week, Gordon
Brown plans to present modest gifts to the world leaders, anxious not to
appear lavish amid the worst economic crisis in decades.
Anti-Sikh Riots CBI files final
report against Tytler New Delhi, March 28
The CBI today filed its final
report on investigation into a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, allegedly
involving senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, to a court here as
members of the community demanded extreme punishment for him.
Velu resign New Delhi, March 28
PMK members in the Union Council of
Ministers — Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and Minister of State
for Railways R Velu---today resigned from their positions, two days
after their party walked out on the Congress-led UPA. “Velu and myself
have submitted our resignation.
calls CPM’s Third Front doctrine bogus Kolkata,
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata
Banerjee alleged that the CPM’s Third Front doctrine was bogus and she
was sure the party’s attempt of forming the Third Front would
ultimately be a flop show.
on number of vehicles for campaign goes Chandigarh, March
Expect electoral chaos to
spill out on roads during these elections. The Election
Commission of India has withdrawn the restriction imposed on the
number of vehicles that can be used by the candidates during
campaigning. Earlier a candidate was allowed the use of only
three vehicles at a time.
parties ignoring hockey stars: Olympians Jalandhar, March 28
Olympians are unhappy with
all national and regional political parties for ignoring hockey
players as compared to cricketers. Five cricketers including,
Madan Lal (Congress candidate from Hamirpur in Himachal), Chetan
Sharma (BSP, Faridabad in Haryana), Navjot Sidhu (BJP,
Amritsar), Kirti Azad (BJP, Darbanga in Bihar), Mohammad
Azharuddin (Congress, Muradabad in UP) are trying their luck in
this Lok Sabha elections.
Akalis switch over to Congress Patiala/Mohali, March 28
The SAD suffered a major setback
when four senior party leaders and old Tohra loyalist deserted the
party. While three of the leaders — a former MLA and the president of
the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal), Inderjit Singh Zeera, former MLA
Ranjit Singh Chajjalwaddi and Rajanbir Singh, the son of late Punjab
Finance Minister Balwant Singh, joined the Congress at a meeting held at
Capt Amarinder Singh’s Moti Bagh palace at Patiala.
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