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Govt. keeps its fingers crossed as VHP plans 'shila daan'
AYODHYA, MARCH 12. In what is being seen as an unprecedented climbdown, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad today effectively set aside its much-hyped plans to conduct a ``symbolic shila puja'' at the disputed site in Ayodhya on March 15. The VHP working ...
'Govt. will not allow movement of shilas'
LUCKNOW, MARCH 12. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposal to take out the carved stones from their work shop at Ayodhya for donation to the receiver of the acquired land is not feasible as things stand today. The Principal Secretary Home, Naresh ...
America will suffer if I am extradited: Omar Sheikh
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 12. Omar Sheikh, main suspect in the Daniel Pearl abduction case, today told the judge of an anti-terrorism court in Karachi that he would ``harm the interests of the United States'' if he were to be extradited there. Seeking ...
Talks only after cross-border terrorism ends: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has said that talks with Pakistan can begin only after it puts an end to cross-border terrorism. ``There is no basis for resumption of talks till cross-border terrorism stops,'' ...
All eyes on Supreme Court, U.P. Governor briefs PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 12. The stage is set for the keenly-awaited order of the Supreme Court on permitting or disallowing `shila puja' by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas on the Government-acquired land around the disputed site in ...
SPF wins trust vote
IMPHAL, MARCH 12. The Secular Progressive Front coalition Ministry in Manipur, headed by the senior Congress leader, Okram Ibobi Singh, today won a vote of confidence by voice vote in the 60-member Assembly. All the 36 members of the ruling front ...
Arms licences for diplomats
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 12. In a reflection of the security environment, the Pakistan Government has decided to issue arms licences to all foreign diplomats now posted in Karachi. A report in the Pakistan English daily, The News claimed that the ...
Jail-break in Bihar
JAMUI, MARCH 12. Eleven hard-core criminals escaped from Bihar's Jamui sub-jail last night after triggering a series of blasts that wounded two prison employees. The Minister of State for Revenue and Land Reforms, Prayag Choudhry, today said ...

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