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October 29, 1999
Longest general election comes to an end
NCP boycotts cabinet meeting in Maharashtra
30 per cent polling till noon in Dhubri

October 28, 1999
Election '99 trots towards finish line
Tight security for polls in Bihar

October 27, 1999
BJP vows electoral revenge for killing of candidate

October 26, 1999
Reservations for SCs and STs will be extended for another ten years: Narayanan
President unveils agenda for the next millennium
EC reviews arrangements for Oct 28 polls
BJP determined to nip dissidence in the bud

October 25, 1999
More 'introspection' on the cards for Congress
Cracks in Bihar's RJD grow wider
Violence exposes fissures in Karnataka BJP

October 24, 1999
Democratic Front government wins trust vote in Maharashtra

October 23, 1999
PM says it's time for hard decisions
Gamang's last days in power?

October 21, 1999
Sonia rejects Manmohan's resignation
Ranjit Deshmukh vents Vidarbha's ire, resigns as MLC leader
Maharashtra govt will make details of state's financial health public, says Deshmukh
Balayogi to be LS speaker again

October 19, 1999
The man Thackeray loves to hate
Economy and law and order are Deshmukh's priorities
No split in NCP, says Dwivedi
Deshmukh, Bhujbal sworn in
CM rides a dream - from Babhalgaon to Bombay
Samata Party demands Kalyan's removal
Sharad, Paswan back Hegde to clip Fernandes's wings
Krishna blesses devotees
RSS tightens grip on autonomous higher education

October 18, 1999
Loktantrik Congress urges BJP for decision on UP
Chhagan Bhujbal to be deputy CM

October 17, 1999
Mulayam blames Congress for formation of NDA government
'The mandate of '99 is a bond of trust between people and government'
PM's vision: a kinder, gentler and more tolerant society
Vilas Deshmukh to be Maharashtra's new chief minister
Congress, NCP agree to form government
BJP-Sena claims backing of 140 MLAs
NCP firm on speaker's post
All went in Cong's favour in AP except the final results
Mahanta accuses Congress of taking aid from ex-ULFA militants

October 16, 1999
Sharad Yadav offers Hegde party leadership
Jumbo government faces space, staff crunch
BJP national executive to meet on Nov 3 and 4
Cong, NCP sink differences for the sake of a 'stable alternative'
Governor gives Sena-BJP and Congress time till tomorrow
Narayan Rane stakes claim to form govt
Sena-BJP alliance to stake claim today
Kalyan urges high command for early decision on UP

October 15, 1999
Kalyan Singh should resign: UP Congress
Defiance cost Bakht his ministerial berth
Congress agrees to NCP's power-sharing formula
Bal Thackeray's statement stuns Sena-BJP camp
Pawar holds meet to review situation
Maharashtra crisis deepens, no govt in sight
Hegde reviewing ties with JD-U
BJP meet to end Sena stalemate
No end in sight to the Maharshtra tangle

October 14, 1999
Akalis opt of Cabinet, spark speculation
70-member Vajpayee ministry sworn in
Delight, disappointment greet new council of ministers
Bihar gets 11 representatives in Vajpayee ministry
Fernandes blamed for Hegde's exclusion
The Vajpayee cabinet: All old timers minus one
The Union Council of Ministers
BJP leader dubs swearing-in 'exercise in futility'
45 ministers take oath in Hindi, 25 prefer English
NCP does a volte-face in Maharashtra
Sena gives up, asks BJP to take lead in forming government
Karnataka BJP pleased to be rid of JD-U
Advani, Fernandes, Sinha, Jaswant, Joshi retain portfolios
Vajpayee puts the BJP ahead of allies
JD-U breaks off ties with BJP in Karnataka
13th Lok Sabha will meet on October 20

October 13, 1999
Sharief blasted for congratulating Vajpayee
NCP legislature party leader to be elected tomorrow
Vidarbha resents Vilasrao's elevation
DMK to join Vajpayee govt
DMK meet to decide on joining govt today
Sonia pre-empts rivals within the party
Loyalists deflect criticism from Sonia
Minorities have nothing to fear: PM
Sonia elected CPP chief
Sakshi Maharaj joins SP
RSP blames Marxists for lack of Left unity
60-member Union council likely to be sworn-in
Murasoli Maran to head DMK parliamentary party
NCP gives up claim on CM's post in Maharashtra
Sikkim CM reshuffles cabinet
Third front stands no chance in Madhya Pradesh
AGP moves towards a split
A mixed bag of victories and defeats in MP
Sangma says Sena-BJP government is the only option in Maharashtra
JD-U leaves selection of ministers to Vajpayee

October 12, 1999
Naidu says no to slice of government
Jharkhand Congressmen revolt, demand BPCC chief's ouster
CPP to elect leader on Tuesday
Congress leads in vote share with 28 per cent
Naidu will do a Jayalalitha on Vajpayee: Mayawati
AGP rules out joining NDA
PM under intense pressure over portfolios
President invites Vajpayee to form govt
PM will build two-tier ministry
Mahajan, Thackeray to discuss chief ministership issue
BJP, allies lose in 278 Vidhan Sabha seats in UP
SP increases voter base in UP, but loses in vote %age
Vajpayee under intense pressure over portfolios
Pawan Chamling sworn-in as Sikkim CM
Kith and kin make it to the Lok Sabha from MP
BJP got 2.67 pc votes more than Congress in MP, but 18 seats more
Mukut Mithi sworn in as Arunachal CM
Congress, NCP continue to fight over CM's post in Maharashtra
Krishna is 16th Karnataka CM
Krishna sworn in as Karnataka CM
Powerful groups out to dislodge Fernandes, Sinha
JD (U) MPs discuss matters other than cabinet formation
Vajpayee elected leader of BJP's parliamentary party
People want Chhattisgarh soon
Mithi takes over as Arunachal CM
Naidu's nine-member cabinet sworn in
Chandrababu Naidu sworn in
Four swearing-ins and a deadlock

October 11, 1999
Vajpayee to be sworn-in as PM on Wednesday
Thirteenth Lok Sabha constituted
Congress blames Jaya for TN debacle
Stalemate in Maharashtra continues
Reverse spurs ritual resignation
Naidu invited to form government in AP
S M Krishna is new Karnataka CM
Mukut Mithi to be sworn in Arunachal CM tomorrow
Pawan Chamling re-elected SDP legislature party leader

October 10, 1999
DMK's Balu is the soundest winner in Tamil Nadu
NCP won't support Congress in Maharashtra: Sangma
Athawale asks governor to check numbers
Vajpayee, Thackeray empowered to select new leader
Vajpayee's charisma fails in his home state
Bhosale speaks to Bhujbal, seeks support
Pilot rules out challenge to Sonia's leadership
Vajpayee starts blueprinting new government
25 MPs re-elected in MP, 7 defeated
Naik against backing Congress
Sangma's views spark confusion
LS to be constituted tomorrow
An exit policy for pollsters
I am ready to own up for BJP's debacle: Kalyan
Jaya mum on fate of tie-up with Congress
Barnala blames split, corruption for Akali rout


October 9, 1999
Vajpayee offers an olive branch to the opposition
Ackerman congratulates Vajpayee on win
Rajnath Singh briefs Vajpayee, Thakre on UP
TDP extends support to NDA
'The industry is happy with the verdict'
Pawar disappointed with NCP's performance in Maharashtra
NDA meeting reiterates commitment to NAG
Markets upbeat, Sensex crosses 5,000 mark
Mamata elected leader of Trinamul parliamentary party
Race to form the next govt in Maharashtra hots up
Sena-BJP wins 28 LS seats in Maharashtra
Laloo pledges to carry the fight forward
New Karnataka govt will review JH Patel's decisions
No hiccups expected this time in govt formation
Farooq announces fresh friendship with Vajpayee
BJP, JD-U fly high in Bihar
Congress demands that Mahanta step down
TDP emerges winner despite losses
22 first timers make it to LS from AP
Vajpayee urges TDP to join ministry
Antony says Cong-NCP alliance possible in Maharashtra

October 8, 1999
Senior leaders discuss Maharashtra situation with Sonia
DMK mulls over joining NDA government at Centre
DMK front makes solid gains in TN
Sunil Dutt wins in Bombay North-West
Most stars fail to dazzle voters
Congress has suffered losses: Sonia
SDF heading for absolute majority in Sikkim
SDF sweeps Sikkim
Sonia breaks all records in Amethi
Sharad Yadav not interested in cabinet berth
Anti-incumbency rules in Karnataka
BJP inching closer to 300 mark
Congress suffers total eclipse in Orissa
BJP wins 29 seats in MP
BJP win buoys markets
Hung assembly in Maharashtra; Congress emerges as the largest party
Sena-BJP wins 28 LS seats in Maharashtra
Break for some, heartbreak for others
Kith and kin battle for mantle
UDF alleges Left foul play in Kannur, Kasargod
CPI sinks without trace in Kerala
Jaffer Sharief throws hat in Karnataka ring
Bad show for BJP in Karnataka
In Karnataka many bigwigs bite the dust
Organisational problems caused Congress debacle in MP: Kamal Nath
Kalyan owns 'full moral responsibility' for poor showing
We will respect the public mandate, says Digvijay Singh
TDP must join govt at Centre: Dattatreya
Samosas will never taste the same again
BJP alliance wins 40 in Bihar; Laloo loses
Congress in Karnataka, TDP-BJP in AP, but it is a hung assembly in Maharashtra
Congress sweeps Assam; AGP decimated
TDP gets majority on its own in AP
Spectacular show by TDP, BJP in AP
TDP, BJP set to sweep AP
BJP sweeps south Gujarat
BJP bags just 29 seats, Congress nine, and the SP 24 in UP
TDP sweep vote of confidence for Naidu
BJP threatens to change Bihar's political profile
Naidu becomes just fourth AP CM to return his party to power

October 7, 1999
Mamata wins Calcutta South
Vajpayee wins by 123,000 votes
Tripura sees red
DMK wins two seats in TN
NDA comfortably ahead in TN
Sensex sheds 11 points
SDF gains absolute majority in Sikkim assembly polls
BJP bags 15 seats in Rajasthan
Akali Dal-Badal suffers setback, Congress gains in Punjab
BJP inching towards majority
BJP wins 22 seats; Congress gets 7
Congress faces rout in Orissa
Pall of gloom over Manmohan's home
BJP on a winning streak in MP
Manmohan Singh loses
BJP wins five seats
BJP wins two LS seats in Maharashtra
BJP leads the pack in Maharashtra with three wins
Patna HC stays Madhepura result
UDF makes gain in Christian, Muslim belts of Kerala
NC swallows valley, set to take Ladakh
J H Patel, Yediyurappa defeated as Congress wins majority in Karnataka
Congress wins 10 LS seats in Karnataka, set for more gains
Jagmohan wins from New Delhi
BJP-INLD combine sweeps Haryana
BJP on a winning streak in Gujarat
Goa elects BJP MPs for the first time
BJP blanks out Congress in Delhi
Vajpayee's men take the lead in Bihar
It may swing either way in Assam
TDP-BJP alliance seems set to sweep AP assembly
TDP-BJP alliance may sweep AP
BJP-TDP alliance leads in 16 LS seats
TDP wins 5 assembly seats, Cong 2, BJP 2 and MIM 3 in AP
BJP finds results 'satisfactory'

October 6, 1999
Gill is happy with the way the election went
Bihar poll ends in peace
EC rejects Sharad Yadav's demand
Sharad Yadav begins indefinite dharna
Tight security for counting tomorrow
EC acts on complaints about EVMs in Bangalore seats
Elections saw the best of times, the worst of times
HC judgement on booth-wise counting stayed


October 5, 1999
Surjeet promises third front 'immediately'
Six arrested in Orissa for booth capturing
Amethi results on October 7
NDA shouldn't be invited to form govt, says Swamy
Repolling in 3 UP booths
Sharad Yadav threatens indefinite fast
EC orders repoll in 166 booths in Bihar
Election Commission lifts Model Code of Conduct
35 per cent vote in Outer Manipur despite Naga boycott call
'This is happening because we are Muslims'
'Technology is not the issue... It is about managing the change'
NC polling agent killed as 14 per cent vote in Anantnag
21 hurt; 7% polling in Anantnag
20 hurt in Anantnag
Low turnout, violence mar Anantnag poll

October 4, 1999
40 pc polling in Rae Bareili till 1300 hrs
Estimated 40 per cent polling, six killed in violence
RJD leader killed in Bihar violence
5 policemen killed in Assam, 7 in Tripura
55-60 pc voting in Amethi; 28% in Lucknow
Lucknow verdict may not thrill Vajpayee
DD exit poll gives NDA 287 seats
56 pc polling recorded in final phase
55 pc polling recorded in Orissa
Arunachal bucks the trend, sees peaceful polls
About 65 per cent turnout in violence-marred Tripura polls
70 pc polling in Bengal despite shadow of violence
14 killed in final phase of polling
Security forces on 'maximum alert' for Anantnag polling
51 per cent polling in UP
50 to 55 per cent voting in Hoshangabad and Vidisha
77 per cent polling in Sikkim
60 per cent voting in Narasaraopet
80 per cent cast their vote in Lakshadweep
Gill is a satisfied man

October 3, 1999
All the prime minister's men
Longest ever poll process finally ends tomorrow
JD-U asks EC to defer poll in Bihar

October 2, 1999
'My goal is to bring together Mulayam Singh and Kalyan Singh under a common banner'
'We will see him again during the next election'
Black Cat on the prowl in Bansgaon
Assam prepares for poll amidst fear of insurgency
Get ready for some of the biggest electoral battles
BJP urges EC to keep state ministers off Madhepura
Election process will conclude by October 10
Floods threaten polls in Bihar
Tight security for the fifth phase

October 1, 1999
Uma Bharti prefers Rabri to Sonia
Sonia hopeful of a majority for Congress
NDA is not an alliance, says Congress
Another Anantnag candidate escapes militant attack
ULFA ambushes Assam minister, 4 killed
HC asks CBI to probe Narasaraopet blast
Congress sure of winning 20 UP seats
IAF choppers pressed into duty in Tripura
Bihar takes special steps to prevent poll violence
Ghosi: Where the Rais wash their dirty linen

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