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Congress hopes Karunakaran will relent
The Congress leadership today indicated it was unlikely to accept Mr. K. Karunakaran's resignation from the Congress Working Committee. ``He is one of the seniormost leaders of the party and for some reason he is unhappy at the moment, but there is no question of accepting his resignation,'' said the party general in-charge of Kerala, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad.

 Self-restraint only solution: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today exhorted the people to observe ``sayyam'' (self-restraint) and ``Aparigraha'' (not to accumulate wealth more than required), professed by Lord Mahavira as it was the only way to remove the malice of corruption.

 'Indians have done more for America'
Continuing his tryst with the real India that was glossed over during his Presidential visit, the former U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, put another hamlet of the country on the world map today with a whistle-stop tour of Rampur Maniharan village here this afternoon.

Cong. willing to give more seats to AIADMK in Pondy
The Congress(I) today indicated that it was prepared to offer a few more seats to the AIADMK in Pondicherry as a goodwill gesture.

Input costs growing, says IA
After holding out for some months against its competitor in the domestic sector and gaining traffic in the process, Indian Airlines is now planning to revise fares by 10 to 15 per cent on select routes.

Russian 'no' delays Pak. fighter plane project
Plans of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to acquire and build state-of-the-art fighter plane, Super-7, in collaboration with China, is believed to have run into rough weather following the Russian Government's decision of not supplying the engine.

Indian offer not serious: JKLF chief
Mr. Amanullah Khan, chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, has said that the Indian Government's offer of talks to all peace-loving people in Kashmir falls far short of being a ``serious and result-bearing gesture'' as it lacks the basic ingredients.

Another case against Verma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered another case of disproportionate assets against the suspended Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Mr. B.P.Verma.


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