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Tone down rhetoric, TNCC leaders told
The Congress leadership today continued efforts at finding a way out of the logjam in Tamil Nadu. The party president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, held extensive consultations, first with the leaders of the TNCC, and later with Tamil Maanila Congress chief, Mr. G. K. Moopanar, and the CPI(M) politburo member, Mr. Sitaram Yechury.

 LCA makes maiden public flight
Ending two days of speculation, the indigenously- built supersonic Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) finally made its maiden public flight here at the `Aero-India 2001' international airshow on Friday afternoon.

India to release 160 Pak. fishermen
India has decided to unilaterally release 160 Pakistani fishermen as part of its ongoing effort to generate goodwill. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said India had asked Pakistan to make urgent arrangements for their repatriation.

Lashkar attack on police control room
Suspected militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba attacked the highly-guarded police control room in Srinagar this evening, killing one policeman and injuring three others, including an SP.

Raghavan asked to continue, to move court
Anguished over insinuations made against him before the Bangalore bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), the CBI Director, Mr. R.K.Raghavan, has decided to speak out.

 World's biggest Census begins
A mammoth exercise to put an exact figure to India's population began here today at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the First Citizen, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, leading the nation into the first millennial Census and the 14th in an unbroken series dating back to 1872.

Paswan for CBI probe into Bihar violence
The Union Communications Minister and Lok Janshakti chief, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, today demanded a CBI inquiry into the incidents in Samastipur, Bihar where 5 Janshakti workers and 2 BJP men were killed by unknown assailants on January 15.

RDX recovered in Bhuj
The Army tonight recovered 24-kg of RDX which had remained buried under the debris of the Bhuj district police headquarters after the building collapsed in the devastating earthquake on January 26.


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