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Aerial vigil of booths to curb Maoist violence in Bihar
Patna, April 14(IANS) Two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters will monitor poll booths in areas hit by Maoist insurgency to counter the rebels who have called for boycott of the Lok Sabha elections, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:15:28 PM

Congress did not do justice to Ambedkar: Advani
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Tuesday lashed out at the Congress for not having done justice to Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:10:38 PM

I have no personal ambition to be PM: Jayalalitha
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalitha Tuesday asserted that she had no 'personal ambition' to become prime minister and said she would consult the Left, the PMK, the MDMK and 'other like minded parties' after the elections.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:05:51 PM

Air surveillance of poll booths in Jharkhand Maoist strongholds
Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) Security personnel will carry out continuous aerial monitoring of all voting booths in the six Lok Sabha constituencies of Jharkhand that will go to the polls Thursday since these areas are considered Maoist strongholds, officials said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:46:18 PM

Andhra Pradesh may be heading for hung assembly
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) As the curtains ring down Tuesday on campaigning for the first phase of the Andhra Pradesh assembly polls - and for round one of the parliamentary elections - the state appears to be heading towards its first hung assembly.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:34:23 PM

Assam heralds New Year amid campaign
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) The beat of drums and the rhythm of the bamboo flute, accompanied by gyrating Bihu dancers, is reverberating in the hills and valleys of Assam as the state celebrates Rongali Bihu or the Assamese New Year Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:44:13 AM

Sikh bodies flay political parties wooing sects in Punjab
Chandigarh/Amritsar, April 14 (IANS) They might be big vote banks for political parties but a number of radical Sikh organisations have openly come out against political parties in Punjab pampering certain sects to gain votes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:31:01 AM

NRI businessman tries ballot luck in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) An NRI businessman who returned to the country in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years abroad is trying his luck at the ballot in the Lok Sabha polls from Chandigarh.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:47:38 AM

Angry voters lay precondition for candidates in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 14 (IANS) 'Save our girl children from the clutches of traffickers, and then ask for votes', is what angry villagers of three Chhattisgarh constituencies are telling candidates when they come canvassing for votes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:45:27 AM

Calm but uneasy Nandigram awaits Lok Sabha polls
Nandigram (West Bengal), April 14 (IANS) This little pocket in West Bengal that has become a synonym for violence in Indian politics now looks calm, but there is uneasiness as the Lok Sabha elections near.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:44:02 AM

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