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June 30, 2003

'I don't trust love marriages'
'Women have to become bold. They have to take the initiative. No one is going to help them,' says female role model Nisha Sharma.

June 26, 2003

'Only one community cannot build the nation'
'What is soft Hindutva? Hindutva itself is soft. Had it not been soft and flexible, no other religion would have entered our country,' says actor-politician Sunil Dutt.

June 24, 2003

'We have an upper hand over terrorists'
'After Operation Sarp Vinash, we have a tight grip over terrorism in the state. Now things are very much under control,' says outgoing J&K Governor Girish Chandra Saxena.

June 20, 2003

'Troops can only go under UN aegis'
'If our troops do not go under the UN aegis, they would be serving under the Anglo-American authority who are occupied powers,' says Kunwar Natwar Singh.

June 17, 2003

'Iran has experienced democracy since the revolution'
'These demonstrations you could only see in Iran, because we are enjoying this democratic system, which in our area is quite unique,' says Iran's envoy to India, Siavosh Yaghoobi.

June 16, 2003

'Sheila Dikshit hasn't added an extra drop of water!'
'The water supply that the citizens of Delhi are getting is the same as what it was during the BJP's time,' says former Delhi chief minister Madan Lal Khurana.

June 12, 2003

'Unrealistic to expect J&K militancy to vanish'
'For far too long, violence and bloodshed has wracked the state. We have made a positive start. But, of course, we have to travel a long way,' says senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

June 11, 2003

'By 2020 we should become a developed country'
'The potential is so great that we do aspire to see that the 21st century becomes our century,' says Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, in the third part of his interview.

June 10, 2003

'I see no difficulty in talks with Pakistan'
'Today, so far as Kashmir is concerned we will discuss and we will settle [it],' says Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, in the second part of his interview.

June 9, 2003

'Dialogue, no cover to abandon national interest'
'This government is keen to see that we don't leave behind a continuing legacy of confrontation and war as we have seen in last 55 years,' says Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in an exclusive interview.

June 6, 2003

'Is it wrong to be proactive?'
'Through my contacts in the army and the central government, I tried to get as much help for Assam as possible. If this is a sin, I am certainly guilty!' Newly appointed J & K Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha [retd] looks back at his stint in Assam.

June 5, 2003

'We will never lower our guard against communal forces'
'Our party is known for its struggle against communalism, particularly of the Hindutva variety which threatens society,' says Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

June 4, 2003

'We need to see firm and credible steps by Pak'
'Pakistan needs to end cross-border terrorism, and dismantle the infrastructure of support to terrorism. Otherwise, the atmosphere can be vitiated, and the attempts derailed at any stage. This is the only way to ensure success,' says External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha.

June 2, 2003

'Once we are united, the UP govt has to go'
'The aim is to bring relief to the people of Uttar Pradesh. To get them their freedom from this government,' says Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh.


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