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Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Govt.'s plea against Advani rejected
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. The Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal filed by the Bihar Government against a 1996 judgment of the Patna High Court expunging certain remarks in the Bhagalpur Riots Commission report relating to the Deputy Prime ...
Violence in Bihar over scanty relief
MUNGER, SEPT. 16. Irked by scanty relief, flood-hit people vented their anger on Government officials and vehicles at Naugarhi in Bihar's Munger district today, official sources said. A mob at the Naugarhi relief centre overturned the ...
Hindus seek protection
AHMEDABAD, SEPT. 16. Members of the Hindu community living in the Bapunagar locality in old Ahmedabad claimed to be living in a State of tension and terror due to Muslim militancy. Deposing before the Nanavati-Shah judicial inquiry commission ...
Globalisation takes its toll on the arts
SHIMLA, SEPT. 16. "Globalisation and commercialisation are taking their toll in the field of literature also and this is at the cost of regional, national and cultural identities", observed Sukrita Paul Kumar, poet and critic at a seminar on ...
Jammu & Kashmir
NCM forms panel on Kashmiri Pandits
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) today decided to set up a committee comprising some of its members besides representatives of Muslim and Kashmiri Pandit organisations to interact with the Jammu and Kashmir ...
Hurriyat faction strikes a conciliatory note
JAMMU, SEPT. 16. A day after the senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, became the chairman of the rebel faction of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, the Moulvi Abbas Ansari-led faction of the conglomerate today tried to put up a brave ...
Militant killed in inter-group rivalry
JAMMU, SEPT. 16. A commander of the Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Nazir Mohd Khan, was shot dead by men of the Hizb-ul Mujahideen (Babar group) in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Sources said the bullet-riddled body of Nazir, a resident of Kaskoot, ...
Former Councillors lobbying for Assembly tickets
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. Unmindful of their poor performance in the 2002 municipal polls, about two dozen ex-BJP Councillors including three former Mayors and a Deputy-Mayor - who faced humiliating defeats - - have begun lobbying for the party ...
Resentment over BJP survey on public mood
Notice to Khurana on Sheila plea
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16A Joint Registrar of the Delhi High Court today issued a notice to the Delhi unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Madan Lal Khurana, on a civil defamation suit filed against him by the Chief Minister, Sheila ...
State seeks Rs. 1,714 cr.
BHUBANESWAR, SEPT. 16. The Orissa Government has sought financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 1,714 crores from the Centre for relief and restoration work in the flood-affected districts of the State. A memorandum in this regard was ...
CM faces flak from party men
CHANDIGARH, SEPT. 16. An uneasy calm prevailed in the ruling Congress camp in Punjab today after some of its Ministers and legislators decided to confront the Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, on various counts. Some heated arguments were reported ...
Many hurt in firing
JAIPUR, SEPT. 16. Over a dozen people sustained injuries when the police fired on an angry mob in Aklera town of Jhalawar district this afternoon. A total of 25 rounds were fired to quell the mob, injuring at least one person seriously, when ...
PIL against Rajiv statue dismissed
JAIPUR, SEPT. 16.The Rajasthan High Court today dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against a statue of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the busy Nai Sadak area of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's own town, Jodhpur. This ...
Flood situation worsens further
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 16.The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh worsened again today as the water levels of all the rivers began rising following heavy rainfall throughout the state in the past 24 hours, inundating fresh areas and taking the death toll ...
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