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 Govt. committed to Lok Pal: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today reiterated his Government's commitment to put in place a new Lok Pal regime ``with adequate powers to deal with charges of corruption against anyone, including the Prime Minister''.

Bid to disrupt Bengal Governor's address
The budget session of the West Bengal Assembly is bound to be a stormy one, if the inaugural session today was anything to go by.

 Pilgrim Sonia visits Sangam
The Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, today visited the Kumbh Mela, ignoring the advice of the local administration, and took a dip in the Sangam, confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.

CBI to quiz Hindujas till Jan. 30
The three Hinduja brothers will remain grounded in the Capital for one more week as the CBI proceeds ahead with their further questioning in the Bofors payoffs case.

Jaswant visit 'exceeded expectation'
It is not always easy for any two nations to pick up the pieces of a bilateral relationship after nearly two decades of looking away from each other. And that precisely was the objective of the External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh's just-concluded mission to Saudi Arabia.

Long battle likely for Quattrocchi extradition
Lawyers for Mr. Ottavio Quattrocchi, Italian businessman wanted by India in the Bofors case, filed two separate applications in the Malaysian High Court here to stay ongoing proceedings in the extradition case at the sessions court and quash all extradition proceedings.

Curbs on Taliban: Pak. holds the key to success
India has held intensive discussions with the United States and Turkey on the fallout of international sanctions on the Taliban and ways to bring peace to strife-torn Afghanistan in the future.


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