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Saturday, September 20, 2003
North East People's Forum formed
GUWAHATI, SEPT. 19. A North East People's Forum comprising two national parties the BJP and the NCP and 13 regional ones was formally launched here today, with the biggest Opposition party in Assam, the Asom Gana Parishad refusing ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Jehadi groups step up recruitment of children
SRINAGAR, SEPT. 19.Early in July, a Lashkar-e-Taiba recruiter walked into the playground of the National High School at the small Bandipora village of Vijhar. The six children he spoke to claim, at least in front of their parents, that they were ...
OIC invites Geelani
SRINGAR, SEPT. 19.The Organisation of Islamic Conference has invited Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference, to attend a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Islamic countries in New York this month-end. In a ...
Pakistani youth finds his voice, family
RAMGARH (J&K), SEPT. 19.Amir Ali's speech returned on Friday when he heard over the telephone the voices of his family members in Multan, south-western Pakistan. Ali, a 23-year-old Pakistani, inadvertently strayed into Indian territory in ...
Zaheera's sister leaves Vadodara
VADODARA, SEPT. 19. Sahera, elder sister of the prime witness in the Best Bakery case, Zaheera Sheikh, had left the city ``bag and baggage" on Wednesday night along with her husband. The Police Commissioner, S.K. Sinha, today told UNI that Ms. ...
BJP celebrates Advani's `discharge' in Ayodhya case
MUMBAI, SEPT. 19. Most of the major political parties in Maharashtra today chose not to react to a Rae Bareli court's decision to file chargesheets against some Sangh Parivar leaders in the Ayodhya case, but the State BJP saw in the development a ...
In search of her lost brother
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19.Twenty four-year-old Alex Ratnasothy was the wanderer in his family. On a trip around the world, he was to return home to England in April. But he never got on to the flight, beginning an endless nightmare for his family. Alex ...
Call to decongest Chandni Chowk
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19.Suggesting that the wholesale markets and godowns here in Chandni Chowk need to be relocated to decongest the area, the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, Vijai Kapoor, said today that the Walled City was a symbol of the cultural ...
Amnesty for rejection of Malimath panel report
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19. Amnesty International has called for an outright rejection of the report of the Malimath Committee on reforms of the Criminal Justice System. The international human rights organisation said, ``the report was politically ...
Crackers fail to meet requisite norms
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19. While the Delhi Government may boast that pollution levels have fallen during Diwali over the past few years, the firecracker industry continues to openly flout the noise pollution standards. According to a test report by the ...
Youth Cong. to target voters on cycles
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 19.Yet another yatra is being undertaken in the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections due later this year. The Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress has decided to launch a Rajiv Gandhi Cycle Vikas Yatra from October 3 in all 70 Delhi ...
Row over Mamata's presence at RSS function
KOLKATA, SEPT. 19. The Trinamool Congress chief and Union Minister without portfolio, Mamata Banerjee, appears to have bought herself more trouble by attending a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh event in New Delhi last Monday. When Ms. Banerjee ...
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