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Ayodhya issue rocks Parliament
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. The Ayodhya issue rocked Parliament today as a determined Opposition forced an adjournment of both Houses, marking the ninth anniversary of the Babri Masjid. The Opposition put up a coordinated and united show, vociferously ... More
VHP 'firm', Muslims seek President's intervention
AYODHYA, DEC. 6. The ninth anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid here passed off peacefully with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders reiterating that they would begin construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site any time after ... More
Al-Qaeda planned WTC-type hit on Delhi: Bhujbal
MUMBAI, DEC. 6. The Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Chhagan Bhujbal, today told the Assembly that four suicide squads had been formed by the Al-Qaeda to carry out attacks on Parliament House in New Delhi and on targets in U.K. and ... More
Canberra `grateful'
SINGAPORE, DEC. 6. The Australian Foreign Minister, Mr. Alexander Downer, said today that Canberra was `grateful' for the arrest by Indian authorities of the terrorist said to have plotted strikes in India, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... More
Govt. may tone down POTO
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. In an effort to enlist wider parliamentary support for the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), the Union Cabinet today discussed the possibilities of toning down some of the provisions of the proposed law, ... More
Mullah Omar to give up Kandahar
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 6. The collapse of the Taliban appears to be complete this evening with the militia agreeing to surrender tomorrow the last of its main stronghold, Kandahar, to the local tribal leaders. The former Taliban Ambassador to ... More
UNP poised for a comeback
COLOMBO, DEC. 6. The United National Party (UNP) was today poised to make a comeback after a gap of seven years following its unassailable lead over the ruling People's Alliance (PA) in Sri Lanka's parliamentary election. A decision by ... More
Sharma new CBI Director
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. The acting CBI Director, Mr. P.C. Sharma, was today appointed full- time chief of the organisation. He had taken over as acting director from Mr. R.K. Raghavan who retired on April 30. As per the Supreme Court guidelines, ... More
Enron axes DPC staff
MUMBAI, DEC. 6. After filing for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., the Enron Corporation has axed over 150 employees in India but retained the Dabhol Power Company's Managing Director, Mr. K. Wade Cline, and few others on a contract basis as its ... More
Ministers sworn in
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. The new Ministers in the Delhi Cabinet - Mr. Ajay Maken, Mr. Deep Chand Bandhu, Mr. Haroon Yusuf and Mr. Raj Kumar Chauhan - were sworn in today but the political drama continued with the four axed Ministers boycotting the ... More
SC order on car seat belts
NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. The Supreme Court today made fastening of seat belts mandatory for front seat occupants in cars and directed the Chief Secretaries of the States and Union Territories to implement the same. A three-judge Bench comprising Mr. ... More
Infant killed in blast
JAMMU, DEC. 6. An infant was killed and 20 others injured in a powerful grenade blast in Srinagar today. Reports said militants hurled a grenade towards a BSF party purchasing vegetables near the Naaz Cinema at 3.30 p.m. The grenade missed the ... More

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