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All options are open, including with Left: PM
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Exuding remarkable confidence over the poll outcome, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the Congress and its allies would form the next government, but left the door open for the Left parties, saying 'all options are open'.

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:25:29 PM

Politician booked for casteist remarks against Mayawati
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) A case was filed Monday against Rashid Umar Ansari, the national secretary of the Peace Party of India, for making casteist remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati at a public meeting, police said Monday.

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:19:58 PM

Campaigning ends for Manipur's seat
Imphal, April 20 (IANS) Campaigning for the second phase of election in Manipur - scheduled a day before the rest of the country - ended Monday, with preparations for the voting almost complete, election officials said.

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:10:49 PM

When Rahul shook hand with an Assam slum dweller
Dhubri (Assam), April 20 (IANS) For Rita Devi Raut and her two little children it was like a dream when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi suddenly walked into their rickety mud-and-thatch hut Monday in Assam.

Monday, April 20, 2009 8:04:06 PM

We'll form next government, says Manmohan but keeps Left option open
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed confidence that the Congress and its allies would form the next government, but left the door open for the Left parties, saying 'all options are open'.

Monday, April 20, 2009 7:48:05 PM

Somnath Chatterjee has revealed his pro-Congress stance: Karat
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Lashing out at Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee for his comment that withdrawal of support by the Left parties to the UPA government was a mistake, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday said it revealed his 'pro-Congress stand'.

Monday, April 20, 2009 7:35:06 PM

Rane blames Shiv Sena for cousin's murder, CID to probe
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane Monday evening blamed rival Shiv Sena for the abduction and murder of his cousin in the state's Sindhudurg district. The case has been handed over to the state Crime Investigation Department (CID), police said.

Monday, April 20, 2009 7:17:47 PM

Campaign heats up in tandem with mercury
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The political temperature rose in tandem with the mercury Monday, three days before round two of India's general elections. The Congress came under attack from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) while Congress leaders continued to target Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani.

Monday, April 20, 2009 7:17:26 PM

Radical Sikh bodies reject sect chief's 'apology' offer
Amritsar, April 20 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisations Monday rejected an offer made by controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh to offer a conditional 'apology' before the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion.

Monday, April 20, 2009 7:10:11 PM

Amar Singh-Azam Khan spat out in open at Samajwadi Party event
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) Bringing his rift with senior party colleague Mohammad Azam Khan in the open, Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh Monday lashed out at him at a grand party function to lend support to film star-turned-politician Jayaprada, the party candidate for the Rampur Lok Sabha seat.

Monday, April 20, 2009 6:53:55 PM

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