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Petition against grant of bail to Kanchi Acharya in assault case
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5. The Tamil Nadu Government today filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of the bail granted by the Madras High Court on January 3 to the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, in the ...

Manmohan assessing role of National Security Adviser
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is involved in assessing the role and scope of the National Security Adviser (NSA) following the passing away of J.N. Dixit and the assigning of his duties to M. K. Narayanan, Special Adviser ...

Basu was sailing to Phuket when tsunami struck
KOLKATA, JAN. 5. The former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, says he felt the tsunami on board a cruise liner en route to Thailand from Singapore on the morning of December 26. In fact, Mr. Basu was on his way to the Thai resort of Phuket ...

Budget session may begin on February 25
New Delhi. Jan. 5. The budget session of Parliament will in all probability begin on February 25 with the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, addressing the joint sitting of both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. According to the tentative schedule ...

Scientists should help predict earthquakes, tsunamis: Kalam
AHMEDABAD, JAN. 5. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today asked scientists to take up the challenge of predicting earthquakes and tsunamis to avert heavy loss of lives and property. Addressing scientists and technocrats at the 92nd Indian ...

No problems about U.S. troops in Sri Lanka for relief work, says India
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5. India has no problems about American troops performing relief operations in the tsunami-affected Sri Lanka, the Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, said here today. He also said that the "core group" of nations coordinating relief ...

"Tsunami has brought about a global consensus"
CHENNAI, JAN. 5. The global sense of unity of purpose displayed in the wake of the tsunami disaster in Asia should be used to address issues such as environmental protection, for which India and China should take the initiative by ratifying the ...

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