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 PM to clarify in Parliament
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today blamed the Opposition for starting the controversy on Ayodhya by raising the demand for the resignation of the three Ministers ``with an eye on December 6''.

Mamata 'embarrassed'
Even as the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, insisted that the NDA allies had no cause to be dissatisfied with his remarks on the Ayodhya controversy, Ms. Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress asserted that it was not proper for him to deviate from the common agenda and any deviation would only lead to a conflict within the ruling alliance.

 Advantage Al Gore
In a major victory for the U.S. Vice- President, Mr. Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court has reversed the ruling of a Circuit Court that refused to factor in disputed ballots, or what is known as `under-votes'.

 DMK against raising new issues on Ayodhya row
The DMK, a partner of the BJP-led Central Government, today expressed itself against any new issue being raised regarding the Ayodhya temple row, as the NDA's ``National Agenda for Governance'' had ``pledged to have a moratorium on contentious issues''.

TDP warns Centre
The Telugu Desam Party today warned the BJP- led Central Government that it would take a serious view of any deviations from the common minimum agenda and sought a clarification from the Prime Minister, Mr. A. B. Vajpayee, by Monday on his controversial statements on building the Ram temple at Ayodhya.

Sharif's deal for exile?
The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, has asked for the military Government's permission to seek medical treatment abroad for his heart ailment.

 Govt. ignoring us, say union leaders
The Government began deploying Home Guards at some key sorting and distribution centres in the metros even as the postal strike entered the fifth day today.


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