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Thursday, March 07, 2002
SP MLA shot in front of U.P. Raj Bhavan
LUCKNOW, MARCH 6. The Samajwadi Party MLA from Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh, Manzoor Ahmed, was shot dead at the gates of the Raj Bhavan here today while taking part in a dharna along with party activists to protest against the ``failure'' ...
Governor recommends President's Rule in U.P.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Vishnu Kant Shastri has recommended to the President, K.R. Narayanan that the State be brought under the President's Rule as there was no possibility of a stable government from the newly-elected ...
We never gave assurance on accepting a court verdict: VHP
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today virtually undid whatever little progress had been achieved yesterday by publicly announcing that it had ``never given any assurance to anyone that it would abide by a judicial verdict in ...
Muslim board threatens to pull out
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board tonight threatened to pull out of the ongoing peace moves to end the Ayodhya impasse if the VHP `backs out' of the commitment given to the mediator, Kanchi Sankaracharya that it would ...
Arundathi Roy jailed for contempt of court
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The Supreme Court today convicted the Booker Prize winner, Arundathi Roy, for having ``committed criminal contempt of this court by scandalising its authority with mala fide intentions'' and sentenced her to a ``symbolic ...
Sonia to lead Opposition dharna in Parliament today
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. The Opposition has decided to step up the heat on the Government over the Gujarat issue. The Leader of the Opposition and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, will lead a dharna of Opposition MPs in Parliament tomorrow, and on ...
U.S. curbs on steel imports
WASHINGTON, MARCH 6. The United States has slapped tariffs of up to 30 per cent on the imports of steel in a bid to help the struggling industry at home. The move, that has won cautious endorsementdomestically but has set the stage for a trade ...
`Omar Sheikh was seen with Pearl'
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 6. A witness told a Karachi court today that he saw Omar Sheikh, chief suspect in the abduction of Daniel Pearl, whisk away the Wall Street Journal reporter from a restaurant. ``Omar took Pearl by the hand into a white car ...
Bihar stops RSS meet
PATNA, MARCH 6. The Bihar Government has come down heavily on the Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh and stopped the commencement of its three-day programme in Gaya on Tuesday. The Gaya police conducted raids today to evict the RSS leaders from the ...
Probe panel appointed
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 6. K.G. Shah, a retired judge of the Gujarat High Court, will inquire into the Godhra train carnage and the subsequent outbreak of violence in different parts of the State. A State Government spokesman said here tonight that ...
PDS prices to be cut
NEW DELHI, MARCH 6. For giving a big push to the lifting of grains under the Public Distribution System, the Government will increase the allocation per family and reduce the prices for both below and above the poverty line families. ...
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