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 Fake currency being pumped in: Vajpayee
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today indirectly charged Pakistan with attempting to disrupt India's economy by pumping in fake currency notes, even as he said that this country had the potential to become a big power which ``all friends and enemies are aware of''.

PM for non-partisan experts on review panel
In an attempt to broadbase the proposed Constitution Review Commission, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, is believed to have instructed that to the extent possible first-rate, non-partisan constitutional experts should be anointed as members.

 No 'Water' shooting in India: Singhal
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today said filmmaker, Ms. Deepa Mehta, will not be allowed to shoot her proposed film Water in any part of the country as its script outraged the ``ancient Indian culture and traditions''. The VHP president, Mr. Ashok singhal, told reporters here that ``the script of the film smacks of a conspiracy by the votaries of western culture to tarnish the image of widowhood in India''.

Probe ordered into bus burning
A CB CID inquiry has been ordered into the Dharmapuri bus burning incident in which three women undergraduates of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University were charred to death on Wednesday.

 'It is not an omnibus review'
The former Chief Justice, Mr. Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah, who heads the National Commission for the review of the Constitution, has made it clear that the 11-member body would not sit in judgment over the collective wisdom of the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution.

9 more Haryana Ministers quit
Nine more Haryana Ministers have quit the Om Parkash Chautala-led Indian National Lok Dal Government following denial of party nomination for the February 22 Assembly polls, official sources said today.

Bihar poll: panel formed
The Chief Election Commissioner, Dr. M. S. Gill, today said a standing committee, comprising senior officers, had been constituted in Bihar to monitor the security arrangements and the developments for the three-phase election to the 324- member Assembly.

Left coalition to launch campaign against Trinamul-BJP
The ruling Left coalition has decided to launch a campaign across West Bengal to mobilise popular opinion against the Trinamul Congress-BJP combine's ``calculated move'' to stall the development of the State by instigating violence.

CPI(M) goes soft on Saifuddin
The CPI(M) leadership today took a somewhat soft line towards its former MP, Mr. Saifuddin Choudhury, an advocate of inner-party democracy. The party merely issued him a stricture, saying he would do well to stay away from discussing the party's internal affairs in public.

Bajrang Dal bid foiled in Gujarat
Police today foiled a bid by Bajrang Dal activists to lock up the Gujarat Pradesh Congress(I) Committee headquarters here to protest against the Madhya Pradesh Congress(I) Chief Minister, Mr. Digvijay Singh, refusing the Dal permission for holding its national convention in Bhopal from February 18.

 Brothers become militants' victims
Tragedy struck two brothers who were travelling in a car when militants detonated two IEDs in Eidgah locality of Srinagar this morning when a BSF ambulance was going to Soura. The car was behind the ambulance.


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