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5 militants killed
GUWAHATI, OCT. 22. The Army shot dead five National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants and recovered a huge amount of explosives in Assam today. After specific information, troops confronted a group of militants near the Barnadi ...
Factional fight to the fore in AGP
GUWAHATI, OCT. 22. The factional fight in the Asom Gana Parishad, the main Opposition party in the State, has now come to a head. An urgent meeting of the central executive committee, demanded by more than half of its 96 members, will be held on ...
Advocates boycott court
PATNA, OCT. 22. Lawyers of the Patna High Court today boycotted work in protest against the murder of their colleague, Pramod Kumar Jha, on Monday. They took out a procession to the Chief Minister, Rabri Devi's residence and submitted a ...
Jammu & Kashmir
State on the threshold of peace, says Mufti
SRINAGAR, OCT. 22. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today described his one-year rule as a "historic turning point" and said that the State was on the "threshold of peace and normality". In an exclusive interview to ...
Separatists welcome Centre's initiative
SRINAGAR, OCT. 22. Separatists in Kashmir have welcomed the Centre's move of appointing the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, as its representative to hold talks with the Hurriyat Conference. The only dissenting note was struck by the chairman ...
Huge explosives' haul near Thane
MUMBAI, OCT. 22.A top-level inter-departmental meeting is to be held in the next few days to draw up norms for storing and transporting explosive material in Maharashtra given that a lot of it is illegally floating around. Last night, the ...
Meteorite remnants on show
BHUBANESWAR, OCT. 22.A two-day exhibition of the remnants of the meteorite that lit up the Orissa skies on the evening of September 27 started at the office of the Geological Survey of India here today. The cosmic objects, collected from the ...
Bail for Amarinder
CHANDIGARH, OCT. 22. A city court today granted regular bail to the Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, who appeared for the first time in the defamation case filed against him by his predecessor, Parkash Singh Badal, one-and-a-half years ...
Congress woos Govt. employees in Rajasthan
JAIPUR, OCT. 22.In an obvious attempt to counter the effort of the Bharatiya Janata Party to win over the State employees, who are reportedly angry with the Congress Government, the PCC spokesman, Raghu Sharma, said promises being made by the BJP ...
SP releases first list
JAIPUR, OCT. 22.The Samajwadi Party has sent out a clear signal to the Congress on its role in the coming Assembly elections in Rajasthan. Its first list of 17 candidates for Rajasthan, released the other day in Delhi, gives the indication that ...
Nepal Communist leader sees bid to marginalise democracy
KOLKATA, OCT. 22. "The Palace and the Nepal Maoists are both, though in different ways, out to marginalise the democratic process in Nepal," the general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said. In an ...
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