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Centre offers to help Bihar tackle caste killings
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today expressed the Centre's willingness to assist the Bihar Government in its bid to put an end to caste-related killings in the State. The offer of assistance came after a review meeting summoned this afternoon by the Prime Minister.

Laloo blames it on BJP-RSS-Ranvir Sena nexus
The Bihar Government today announced fresh administrative measures to cope with the growing incidents of massacre in the State, while the RJD blamed the BJP-RSS-Ranvir Sena nexus to destabilise the Rabri Devi Government.

J&K Assembly session on autonomy begins today
Amid tight security arrangements, the special session of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly begins here tomorrow to deliberate on the issue of greater autonomy to the State in the light of State Autonomy Committee (SAC) report, which has been cleared by the Cabinet.

 LTTE to be kept out of interim council
The Sri Lankan President, Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga, today ruled out the participation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a proposed interim council to administer the embattled north- east of the island.

Police under Concurrent List?
There is a growing feeling in the Union Home Ministry that the level of cooperation between the Centre and the States, in matters having a bearing on the country's internal security, is wanting in many respects.

 Charles to wed in Scotland?
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, both divorced, are exploring the possibility of marriage in the Church of Scotland, the Sunday Times reported, quoting a source close to one of Queen Elizabeth's chaplains.

Key witness found dead
An eyewitness to the murder of Brother George in Mathura on June 7 died ``mysteriously'' in police custody yesterday, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India said here today.

2 killed in blasts at Red Fort
Two persons, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed and about a dozen others injured in two powerful bomb blasts near Red Fort here on Sunday evening. The injured, mostly from Jahangirpuri, have been admitted to JPN Hospital.

 Ties with India stronger than friendship: Arafat
Notwithstanding the ever-growing Indo-Israeli ties, Palestinian leader, Mr. Yasser Arafat, has said that relations with India were much stronger than friendship.


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