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Ranjan Srivastava leads HT’s coverage from Bhopal. He has spent more than two decades in journalism in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, covering political and other affairs. For the past 16 years, he has been working in Madhya Pradesh.

Articles by Ranjan

Chouhan deals power punch

BUDHNI WAS supposed to go to polls today. Instead, the assembly constituency saw Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan roll out a ?padyatra? to expose the Kaikayis and Manthras of the Congress, who stalled Lord Ram?s coronation.

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Published on Apr 25, 2006 01:17 PM IST
None | By, Budhni

No flowers to welcome Advani

FLOWERS - A strict ?No?. Flower petals- ?Yes?. The State BJP has instructed its workers not to shower flowers on the ex-Bharatiya Janata Party national president LK Advani, not to say of coconut etc., while welcoming him during his Bharat Suraksha Yatra in the state.

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Published on Apr 16, 2006 01:29 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Shivraj does not want party bigwigs in Budhni

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan considers the Budhni by-election too small for the party?s Central leaders to campaign in the constituency and, therefore, does not want any of them to come here. However, Sushma Swaraj would be visiting the constituency in the last leg of electioneering to strengthen the party?s position.

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Published on Apr 14, 2006 01:04 PM IST
None | By, Budhni

?I never scolded him?

DEMURE, A little portly and Pallu in place - Sadhna Singh?s looks is an unmistakable Bhartiya Nari. But in campaigning for her husband, she is leaving no stone unturned.

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Published on Apr 14, 2006 01:04 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Chouhan files nomination

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today filed his nomination papers as the BJP nominee for the assembly by-election from Budhni in Sehore district, where polling is scheduled on April 24.

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Published on Apr 05, 2006 01:41 PM IST
None | By, Sehore

Ministers out to appease Goddess of power

HEALTH MINISTER Ajay Vishnoi?s health may not suggest so but he has been keeping off food-grains for months from April 1 every year for the last 15 years. He says it is not part of any spiritual ritual. Last year he shunned grains for 100 days at a stretch.

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Published on Apr 04, 2006 12:47 AM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Uma sings, Shejwar dances the tango

The humdrum of politics took a pause. The air was filled with melody as a musical evening was unspooled at the B-2 Civil Lines bungalow today. Its occupant Uma Bharti, forgetting for a moment the fiery script of the Janadesh rally at Delhi, sang a few film songs. And her lieutenant Dr Gaurishankar Shejwar danced the tango. Others soon joined the party.

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Published on Mar 26, 2006 12:51 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

MLAs want and understand laptop now

HOW TIMES have changed. Seven-eight years back when there was talk of the Digvijay Singh government offering laptops to MLAs, the media was hugely sceptical.

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Published on Mar 25, 2006 02:00 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Foes in House, friends outside

CONGRESS MLA Ramniwas Rawat , who had broken his spectacles in the scuffle in the House , urgently needed to go to an optician for its repair. Imagine who offered him lift? None other than Jayant Mallayya, one of the ministers who had shoved the MLA away while trying to approach the Chief Minister?s chair !

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Published on Mar 10, 2006 01:53 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Daunting task ahead for Jatia

SITUATION COULD not have been more ironical for the BJP in the State. It has a chief minister with no experience in administration and now State president without much organisational experience.

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Published on Feb 27, 2006 02:52 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

CM avoids Uma but Joshi talks to her

UMA BHARTI and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today attended same religious function at Jamunia village in Ichhawar Assembly segment with a difference of a few hours, obviously to avoid facing each other. They had gone to the village on invitation of former minister and MLA Karan Singh Verma.

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Published on Feb 27, 2006 01:16 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Hunt gone awry

A local police party killed a Congressman who was helping them track down a bear, reports Priya Ranjan Sahu.

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Updated on Feb 16, 2006 05:09 PM IST
None | ByPriya Ranjan Sahu, Sambalpur

BJP in quandary over State president

THE BJP is in a quandary over successor of Shivraj Singh Chouhan on the post of State president. Soon after Chouhan took over as chief minister, it was expected that he would relinquish the State president?s post like Sushil Kumar Modi did in Bihar after being sworn in as deputy chief minister.

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Published on Feb 03, 2006 04:01 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

CM showers sops in Uma bastion

WITHOUT EVEN once mentioning Uma Bharti?s name, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today made it loud and clear to the people of Bundelkhand that he rather than the expelled BJP leader could take care of the peoples? developmental aspirations better.

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Published on Jan 28, 2006 11:54 AM IST
None | By, Sagar

New BJP chief by month-end

NOMINATION OF Shivraj Singh Chouhan?s successor on the post of State BJP president has been deferred till month end. Earlier, Chief Minister Chouhan was expected to be relieved of his duel responsibility following his return from New Delhi where he had gone to attend the BJP?s national council meet.

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Published on Jan 23, 2006 02:33 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Ministers want more powers in districts

?GIVE US more powers in the districts? was the demand from certain ministers at the dinner hosted by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his Cabinet colleagues at Kerwa Guesthouse tonight. Some other ministers expressed concern over the conduct of a section of the party MLAs.

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Published on Jan 18, 2006 12:50 PM IST
None | By, Bhopal

Shivraj on Uma footprints with a different mission

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan seems to have decided to undertake the same route Uma Bharti took in Madhya Pradesh during her ongoing Ram-Roti Padyatra.

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Published on Jan 10, 2006 12:55 PM IST
PTI | By, Bhopal

New panels soon for development: CM

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced here setting up of a three-tier Deendayal Antyoday committees at the village, block and district levels to ensure effective implementation of the development schemes up to the grassroots level.

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Updated on Jan 09, 2006 04:39 PM IST
PTI | By, Raisen

Gujarat minister shies away from Sanjay Joshi episode

GUJARAT MINISTER for Education, Woman and Child Welfare, Sports, Youth and Cultural Affairs Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel tonight curtly brushed away queries on the Sanjay Joshi CD episode.

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Published on Jan 04, 2006 02:34 PM IST
PTI | By, Bhopal

Wordwatch|Potato protests

British farmers are raising much ado about the term couch potato. They say it demeans the versatile vegetable.

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Published on Jun 25, 2005 08:19 PM IST
None | ByAmitabh Ranjan

Wordwatch|Potato protests

British farmers are raising much ado about the term couch potato. They say it demeans the versatile vegetable.

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Published on Jun 25, 2005 08:19 PM IST
PTI | ByAmitabh Ranjan

Loving others

Love is not a quantity, it is a quality and a quality of certain category that grows by giving and caring.

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Updated on Feb 16, 2004 11:17 PM IST
PTI | ByNilanshu Ranjan

Archaic functioning symbolises Indore Cong office

The Indore Congress unit functions in an archiac manner and is devoid of any high-tech facilities which could have helped the party in a big way during election time.

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Published on Nov 19, 2003 08:46 PM IST
PTI | By, Indore

Bitter squabbles plague both BJP, Cong

After about three decades of industrialisation, the dreams the Dewas people cherished for themselves and their next generations have evaporated into thin air.

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Published on Nov 17, 2003 02:07 PM IST
PTI | By, Dewas
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