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Parliament nod for Central rule in Manipur
Parliament today approved the imposition of President's rule in Manipur. A statutory resolution seeking approval of the Presidential proclamation was adopted by voice vote by the Lok Sabha this evening.

Mosque demolished
A decrepit mosque built by a battalion of the Moghul army in the 16th century near Asind town in Bhilwara district of south Rajasthan was demolished by a mob of hoodlums and a temple built in its place on Friday last, sending shock waves across the State and leading to tension between the two communities.

PMO linked to UTI mess: Sena leader
The Government today suffered the mortification of coming under fire from one of its important allies over the Unit Trust of India debacle during a short duration debate in the Rajya Sabha.

Pankaj's 3 accomplices held
The Delhi police inched closer to unravelling the mystery behind the Phoolan Devi murder when the three absconding accomplices of Sher Singh Rana alias Pankaj, prime accused, were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police soon after they tried to surrender in a Saharanpur court this afternoon.

Three ultras holed up in mosque killed
Three pro-Pakistan Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants who were holed up inside a mosque at Goigam village, 24 km from here, were today killed in an encounter with security forces, even as the army moved in to assist the BSF in flushing them out of the shrine, a senior BSF official said.

Weapons found in Phoolan's residence
In a major development in the Phoolan Devi murder case, two countrymade pistols and five live cartridges were recovered from the late Samajwadi Party MP's 44 Ashoka Road residence today.

Lone blames Centre for foreign militants' influx
The senior Hurriyat leader, Mr. Abdul Gani Lone, today blamed the Centre for influx of foreign militants in Jammu and Kashmir. ``Had the Government of India offered negotiations in 1995-96, there would have been no question of foreign militants joining the Kashmiris in their freedom struggle in the State and thus making things complicated,'' Mr. Lone said here.

Moradabad killings stall Lok Sabha
The Lok Sabha was adjourned today for two hours as the Congress and the Samajwadi Party sought to raise during zero hour the issue of the recent killing of six persons belonging to a minority community in Moradabad.


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