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Supreme Court says 'no' to puja , orders status quo
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. The Supreme Court today turned down the Central Government's plea to permit ``bhoomi puja'' at the ``undisputed site'' in Ayodhya, and directed that ``no religious activity of any kind by anyone, either symbolic or actual, ...
It would not have been a violation: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today made it very clear that ``the Attorney-General, Soli Sorabjee, had presented the Government's views in the Supreme Court'' in the matter of allowing a ``symbolic puja'' on the ...
'This is not Parliament'
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. Even as the Attorney-General, Soli Sorabjee, was making his submissions in the packed court hall in the `Ayodhya dispute case,' counsel for certain Muslim organisations began airing their points of view, provoking the court ...
Allies upset over Govt. stand in court
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. The Vajpayee Government's discomfiture today was complete. The Opposition spoke in unison, it attacked the Government for behaving like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's ``handmaiden'' when it pleaded in the Supreme Court for ...
'Our programme as scheduled'
AYODHYA, MARCH 13. As security was further tightened here today, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad-controlled Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas insisted that the Supreme Court verdict had gone in its favour. Ashok Singhal, working president of the VHP and secretary, ...
Farooq demands arrest of BJP MP
JAMMU, MARCH 13. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, today demanded the immediate arrest of the BJP MP, Vinay Katiyar, for his alleged remarks about the holy relic of Prophet Mohammad at the Hazratbal shrine in ...
Sekhon asked to resign
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. Air Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who had reportedly approached the former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, for a prestigious posting, is understood to have been asked ...
New savings scheme soon
NEW DELHI, MARCH 13. Ruling out rollback in direct tax proposals, the Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today said the Government is considering a ``savings scheme'' to benefit employees of both public and private sector, specially those opting ...
Sikkim judge ends life
GANGTOK, MARCH 13. Unable to bear his prolonged illness, sitting High Court Judge, Justice Anup Deb, committed suicide early today. An ailing Justice Deb (59) hanged himself in the bedroom of his official residence here shortly after midnight ...

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