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strike on poll eve Phase-II polling today l
2,041 candidates l 140
seats New Delhi, April
In a grim reminder of the
violence during the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, Naxalites
today, on the eve of the second round of voting tomorrow, tried
to unleash a wave of terror in the states they are active in by
hijacking a train carrying nearly 700 passengers in Jharkhand's
Latehar district, bombing a BDO's office and killing a driver
after setting ablaze several trucks in Bihar.
HIJACKED, RELEASED: Relieved passengers of the train that was hijacked by Naxalites at Daltangunj railway station, Jharkhand, on Wednesday. The train was hijacked on the eve of the second phase of polling. — Reuters
Editor's Column Vital
issues that politicians hate to take up By H.K. Dua
is plenty of
heat and dust in the elections and desperate politicians
are running wild in different directions, worried like
school children on the eve of exams. Windbags among them
are wantonly indulging in rhetoric, bluff and bluster and
in many cases dirty tricks in a scramble for power. They
are out in the field promising, as they always do once in
five years, that now onwards they intend to serve the
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top LTTE guns surrender Two top LTTE leaders,
Velayuthan Thayanithi alias Daya Master and group’s translator George,
surrendered to the Sri Lanka Army yesterday as the military said it had
secured more than half of the no fire zone, trapping the leadership of
the LTTE. The two LTTE leaders had surrendered along with their family
members in the Puthumathalan area on Wednesday.
Recovery of black money
from foreign shores Centre assures
SC of details in 48 hours New Delhi, April 22
The Centre today assured the
Supreme Court that it would provide “within 48 hours” the details of
the steps it had taken to bring back the black money stashed away in
secret bank accounts oversees.
Ram gets bail in assets case
New Delhi, April 22
The Delhi High Court today granted
interim bail to former Union Communications Minister Sukhram, who was
sentenced to three years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case
by a lower court.
not to allow cops in Lalgarh; booths to be shifted Midnapore (WB), April 22
With tribals being adamant that
only the central forces could enter the Lalgarh area for the April 30
polls to Jhargram Lok Sabha seat, it was decided to move the polling
booths five km away, subject to the consent of the Election Commission.
Madhopur: Hotbed of caste politics Dausa/Sawai Madhopur, April
With tribal leader Kirori Lal Meena
contesting as an Independent from Dausa and Gujjar leader Kirori Singh
Bainsla in the poll fray as Congress candidate from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur,
the two neighbouring Lok Sabha seats are turning out to be hotbed of
caste politics in Rajasthan.
India Votes Arjun’s token
fight against daughter, son Madhya Pradesh’s most
fascinating and intriguing Lok Sabha election is taking place in the
Sidhi constituency in the Vindhyanchal region’s northeastern borders
touching Uttar Pradesh. Here, it is the story of high passions,
humiliation, honour and loyalty as well.
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune House, Sector 29-C,
Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172) 2655066. Fax: (91-172)
Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2006.