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This poll is an eye opener for everyone, including those who were linking UP civic polls with Gujarat Assembly polls."
This book will be an eye opener for those who think the Cold War was a mere sitzkreig as Warsaw Pact and NATO armies eyeballed each other across the Iron Curtain.
"Let this incident be an eye opener to everyone not to be persuaded by the promises of these groups," said Bulalacao.
I S L A M A B A D -- Despite tall claims of Inspector General (IG) Security, the incident of theft in a police picket is an eye opener. According to sources, an incident of theft occurred in a police picket situated in Bani Gala, where culprits entered in a police picket and stayed there for several hours and looted all the belongings of the police personnel, also stole the Rs35000 and 30 bore pistol of Gul Mahaz, a police personnel.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, had called Natwar Singh's book an eye opener.
ISLAMABAD -- The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that Kashmir has always been a victim of selective justice terming the recent effort of Tamil Nadu government to ensure release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers as a fresh eye opener.
"We were facing a strong opponent-a surprisingly strong opponent but it's a good eye opener at this point in time," said the German coach.
real eye opener! We take so much for granted over here!
"I think he will have found it a bit of an eye opener," said McNish.
"I think we got a good Munster final on Sunday and if you look at Cork's performance against Clare it was a real eye opener for the rest of the country because they raised the bar again," he said.