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Counting in Haryana advanced to February 23
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. Realising a long gap, the Election Commission today decided to advance to February 23 the counting of votes in the Haryana Assembly election that was held on February 3. The counting, originally scheduled for February 27 ...
EC a `tool of Congress': Chautala
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 17. Launching a scathing attack on the Election Commission, the Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, today said it had become a "tool of the Congress made of retired bureaucrats rewarded for their loyalty to the ...
BCCI suggests one-day match in Ahmedabad, Test in Kolkata
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. Ahmedabad was today scrapped as a Test venue during the coming Pakistan tour with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suggesting an additional one-day match there as a possible compromise following Pakistan's ...
Pakistan Cricket Board's reply likely today
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 17. The PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, denied reports that Pakistan had agreed to play an additional one-dayer at Ahmedabad and maintained that the Board had not received any proposal from the BCCI. Reacting to news reports in a ...
Repoll today in 262 Bihar booths
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. The Election Commission today ordered repoll in 290 booths in Bihar and Jharkhand where voting took place on February 15. Repoll will be held tomorrow in 262 places in Bihar and 28 in Jharkhand along with three Assembly ...
Cabinet approves Rs. 821-crore package for Andamans
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. The Union Cabinet today approved a Rs. 821.88-crore relief and rehabilitation package for the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The immediate relief and response assistance is to the tune of Rs. 313.19 crores while ...
We should set aside our suspicions: Natwar
LAHORE, FEB. 17. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, said that once India and Pakistan are able to set aside their suspicions through a continuous process of confidence-building, he was sure that they would be able to tackle some of the ...
Pledges aid for Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, FEB. 17. Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has pledged a Rs.65 million financial assistance package for the tsunami-affected Sri Lanka. She also pledged to build 300 houses for the affected ...
After bus, train to Pakistan
LAHORE, FEB. 17. Pakistan's green signal for the Khokhrapar-Munabao rail service between Sindh and Rajasthan has been facilitated by the decision to go ahead with the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service in Islamabad, Indian officials ...
I feel at home in West Bengal: Taslima
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17. After 10 years in self-imposed exile from Bangladesh, controversial writer Taslima Nasreen today sought Indian citizenship saying she "dreams of living in West Bengal where I feel at home." Ms. Nasreen, who was here this ...
Assam Rifles men killed
IMPHAL, FEB. 17.Five Assam Rifles personnel were shot dead in an ambush by Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup cadres at Kumbi area of Bishenpur district yesterday, police said today. UNI ...
New SEBI Chairman
NEW DELHI, FEB. 17.The Chairman and Managing Director of the Industrial Development Bank of India, M. Damodaran, was today appointed Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India. He succeeds G. N. Bajpai, who retires tomorrow. ...
LONDON, FEB. 17. About 30 kilograms of plutonium, enough to make seven or eight nuclear bombs, has apparently disappeared from Britain's largest nuclear plant at Sellafield, a media report said ...
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