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Central emissary receives 'shila'; Ayodhya breathes easy
AYODHYA, MARCH 15. The much-publicised ``shila daan'' ended peacefully here today at the Digambar Akhara, more than a km away from the acquired undisputed land, amid the chanting of Vedic hymns. Two carved stone slabs were handed over by the ...
Govt. has failed the nation: Sonia
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. The Leader of the Opposition, Sonia Gandhi, launched a scathing attack on the Government in the Lok Sabha today, accusing it of ``betraying the hopes and expectation of the people and failing the nation.'' In her 30-minute ...
Rao cleared in bribery case
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. The Delhi High Court today set aside the trial court judgment sentencing the former Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, and his then Cabinet colleague, Buta Singh, in the multi-crore Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MPs bribery ...
Rocca meets Ranil
JAFFNA, MARCH 15. The U.S. today conveyed a powerful message of support for the peace process in Sri Lanka by sending a top official to the heartland of the island's Tamil minority for a meeting with the Prime Minister, Ranil ...
Internet telephony
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. The Government today cleared the decks for introduction of Internet telephony. In another development, the specialised tribunal on telecom issues allowed private basic phone companies to offer limited mobility services in the ...
Extradition not now: Pak
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 15. Pakistan will not hand over the key suspect in the kidnapping of slain Wall Street journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, to the U.S. authorities until its own investigation is completed, official sources said today. A U.S. court ...
Damages on Span Motels to be used for flood protection: SC
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. In imposing `exemplary damages' of Rs.10 lakhs on Span Motels, the Supreme Court today directed that "the amount of special damages of ten lakhs of rupees, shall be remitted to the State Government in the department of ...
Pak. crackdown on publications, websites of militant outfits
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 15. It appears the activists of the five banned religious organisations in Pakistan have been asked to sign a `good behaviour bond' for a period of at least two years under the orders of courts and get formal approval from the ...
BJD expels Ray
BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 15. The ruling Biju Janata Dal in Orissa today expelled the senior leader and former Union Minister, Dilip Ray, who filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha poll in the State as an independent candidate. Mr. Ray was ...
Minor fire at Shastri Bhavan
NEW DELHI, MARCH 15. The computer room of a Ministry located in the Shastri Bhavan here was partially destroyed in a minor fire that broke out this evening. The fire broke at 7.30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Bhavan damaging computers ...

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