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August 31, 1999
Congress accuses PM of sugargate scam
Goa goes against the grain again
Vajpayee woos Rajasthan's Jats with reservation promise
Ghulam Nabi accepts BJP's challenge for debate on Kargil
Chaos in Bihar JD-U as chief quits
CID to probe blasts in Andhra minister's house
Election Commission asks parties to maintain dignity

August 29, 1999
Organisation calls for voting on the Web
Karan Singh not to contest
Sonia not to be projected as PM: Margaret Alva
BJP-Congress ad war hots up
Bhagwat likens Vajpayee to Hitler
Satire on Naidu is a huge draw
In Nanded, it's a fight between BJP and Congress
Scindia's fate will be decided in MP's first round
Jaya Prada will not contest against Jaipal Reddy
K K Tewari, Kalpnath Rai's widow get Congress tickets
Security stepped up in Kutch on poll eve
ISI planning to disrupt election, assassinate top politicians
Deve Gowda still eyes the top slot
BJP to share power witl allies even if it wins majority
Allies may have forced Sonia to backtrack on coalition government
Sonia targets government on Kargil, stability

August 28, 1999
BJP rules in south Bihar, the RJD in the north
Bombay, Madras HCs quash petitions against Sonia
NC hunts for votes among homeless
No ban on raising Kargil, says EC
Diplomats will be allowed to witness polls
Ribeiro calls for ending Thackeray's 'one-man rule'
Poll panel turns down JD-S plea on AIR, DD timings

August 27, 1999
JDU-BJP cracking under internal strains
Inquiry ordered into PM's Gujarat meet
September 3-5 will be dry days in Delhi
Satish Sharma to take on Arun Nehru
Mahatma's grand daughter opposes Sonia's bid for prime ministership
Haryana gets ready for another round of 'Lal' salaam
Fewer women to contest in Maharashtra
Kargil is no issue in Madurai
Don't favour ruling party, EC tells state govts

August 26, 1999
Kargil victory gives BJP the edge over Vaghela
Situation right for J&K polls, says EC
BJD's dominance worries ally BJP
PIL against Sonia's candidature
Jaya lacks Sonia's stature: Lalit Mohan Singh
Thamaraikani reiterates charges against Jaya
DMK govt's dismissal will be priority: Nedunchezhian
Jharkhand Front releases manifesto
Khurana challenges Tytler to prove innocence on riot charges
Maharashtra Police ready for the polls
RPI (Athawale) releases its final list
Congress, JMM-S wait for full moon
Bihar to deploy boats during poll
'I cannot take orders from every Tom, Dick and Harry'
A survey of the poll scene in Punjab

August 25, 1999
Why the RJD-JD pact collapsed
Close contest of a different kind
AIADMK makes amends for slighting Sonia
Christian organisation calls for BJP's defeat
Sonia Gandhi and the people she trusts
EVMs make poll process neat and placid
EVMs to be made universal in next general election: Gill

August 24, 1999
Ram temple out for now, clarifies Govindacharya
CPI rejects Laloo's offer, to go it alone in Bihar
Congress-RJD tie-up faces uncertain future
Jharkhand Peoples Party merges with JMM
Jaya's slight likely to leave Sonia smarting
Congress plays down Jayalalitha's absence
Sonia holds a slight edge in Bellary
Hema Malini campaigns for Vinod Khanna in Gurdaspur
DMK exploits Rajnikanth's charisma despite his warning
Congress likely to have it easy in Secunderabad
NCP manifesto promises fixed term for Lok Sabha
Reality bites in Bellary
Jaya's slight likely to leave Sonia smarting
Reserve 'special treatment' for Bihar, BJP tells EC
Govindacharya's statement on Ayodhya surprises Vajpayee
BJP objects to Manmohan ad, family clarifies

August 23, 1999
Jaya keeps Sonia waiting, then fails to turn up
Quattrocchi was paid Bofors money, asserts Advani
Sonia blames BJP for Indian soldiers killed in Kargil
Sushma targets Sonia's foreign origin
BJP too objects to Congress hoarding on Bofors

August 22, 1999
TDP manifesto has nothing new to offer
EC bans partisan ads by government departments
Hapur overtakes PM's Lucknow
Anant Nag to retire from politics
The Sons Also Rise in Karnataka
Laloo announces deal with Congress
'Ravana's Representative' brings swadeshi flock together
Jaya wanted corruption cases withdrawn: Vajpayee
BJP set on collision course with EC
Pictures of armed forces chiefs on BJP banners kick off storm
JMM manifesto harps on separate statehood
G V R Krishnamurty to tour J&K
Congress releases first list in Arunachal
Sena-BJP has the edge in Maharashtra: Outlook-CMS poll
AIADMK's Pandian is the favourite in Tirunelveli
Bellary contestants down to three
Media has to fight divisive forces, says Sonia
Jayashree Mahanta elected unopposed to RS
'Humiliated' Kailash Joshi to continue doing his duty
Congress makes Staines murder a poll issue
Manmohan denies reports of Sonia not being PM candidate
Shivraj Patil, Mukul Wasnik among hopefuls in Maharashtra

August 21, 1999
Caste will play a vital role in Bellary
In UP people will vote for Vajpayee, not BJP
Bihar Congress looks a gift horse in the mouth
'It's Jayalalitha who's the central electoral issue'
Jaya Prada faces her first big test
EC bans election ads in electronic media, restrains opinion polls
Air time allotted to Samata, Lok Shakti challenged

August 20, 1999
Laloo, Sonia fail to make any headway on Bihar alliance
Jayaprada to take on Jaipal Reddy
Khurana, Tytler go for each other's jugular
BJP will retain key portfolios this time
NCP partners have sorted matters out: Bhujbal
'Tis a Seshanian blunder, says Thackeray
Christians may tilt the scales in south Bihar
Congress intensifies attack on government's handling of Kargil
BJP out to exploit Kargil, says Ajit Singh
Azad blasts BJP for shadowing Sonia
Sushma, Sonia nominations found valid
BJP shuts the door on Anna Joshi in Pune, nominates city chief
Vajpayee government failed on all fronts, says Jaya
EC stays screening of Kargil documentaries
Uma Bharti forces BJP to shift her from Khajuraho
Sonia to contest from Amethi too
EC rejects plea to carry mediapersons on PM's aircraft
Only the scion of the Scindias is in the battle this time
Thamaraikkani provides firecrackers in Sivakasi
SDF, SSP declare candidates in Sikkim

August 19, 1999
Sonia, Sushma file papers for Bellary
Sonia's running scared of losing in Amethi: BJP
Backward Bellary hits big time with Sonia-Sushma clash
Congress, RJD fail to break seat-sharing deadlock
Reddy risks reputation at the altar of ideology
Srikant Jena may join the Congress
Ticket for Tytler earns Congress the wrath of Sikhs
Hazare calls off fast, not crusade
JMM to contest 56 LS seats
Big winner Kamal Nath back in the fray
Close contests forecast in 18 of 40 MP seats
Ganesh Naik resigns from Sena, to contest on NCP ticket
Murli Manohar Joshi to contest from Allahabad again
BJP likely to find it tough in Uttarakhand
EC rejects BJP's plaint against Kapil Sibal
Karunanidhi: a visionary, now with a mission too
Sarada to contest from Venkatagiri

August 18, 1999
Vajpayee issues fresh warning to Pakistan
'How can we satisfy them all?'
Third Front partners still thrashing it out in Tamil Nadu
Soren calls for unity among Jharkhand parties
Sahib Singh files nominations from Outer Delhi
BJP, JD-U reach agreement on seat-sharing
Notification issued for 2nd phase of elections
NCP will form government in Maharashtra, says Pawar
Pakistan yet to learn a lesson, Advani tells Goa rally
Patels hold sway in Gujarat
Manmohan warns of looming economic crisis

August 17, 1999
Congress pits Seshan against Advani in Gandhinagar
Congress fields 1984 riots accused
Sonia to contest Amethi, perhaps Bellary as well
NDA focuses on Vajpayee, Vajpayee and Vajpayee
Weather will count for more in this election than ever before
Notification tomorrow for second phase of poll
SC upholds poll panel's rules for use of official vehicles
Mayawati changes mind, sticks to Akbarpur
HVP-D merges with Chautala's Lok Dal
Paswan's Dalit Sena will back third front in TN
No dispute over 1984 riots, says Congress
Paswan's Dalit Sena will back third front in TN
No dispute over 1984 riots, says Congress
Section 144 clamped on 3 Bihar districts
Stars take to electoral firmament in TN
Congress nominates S C Shukla from Mahasamund