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VHP, Bajrang Dal men storm Orissa Assembly
BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 16. In an ugly show of mob fury, around 500 activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal and the Durga Vahini stormed the Orissa Assembly building this afternoon and indulged in massive vandalism causing extensive ...
Court is the final authority, says PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said in the Lok Sabha today that the ``shilas'' (stone slabs) accepted from the Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) would be used only if the Supreme Court ...
Ayodhya security curbs to be eased
LUCKNOW, MARCH 16. The Uttar Pradesh Governor, Vishnu Kant Shastri, today said the security restrictions in Ayodhya, imposed in the wake of the `shila daan' programme by the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, would be relaxed gradually from ...
Renewed violence in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD, MARCH 16. At least three persons have been killed, one in Ahmedabad and two in Baroda, in incidents of stabbing and police firing in renewed violence in various parts of Gujarat since Friday night. Almost half of Baroda city (and ...
LPG to cost Rs. 20 less
NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. Even as international crude prices are rising, the Government has rolled back the prices of liquified petroleum gas (cooking gas) by Rs. 20 a cylinder, due to pressure from the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies in the ...
'Blast' in parcel room
RAJKOT, MARCH 16. An explosion-type sound in the parcel room at the Rajkot airport caused panic early this morning. The Rajkot Police Commissioner, Upendra Singh, said a ``marine shell'' used by the ships in the high seas sending smoke up to ...
Violence in Bangalore
BANGALORE, MARCH 16. In a fresh bout of violence today at Jagjivan Ram Nagar here, which witnessed communal clashes on Friday night, three persons, including a sub-inspector, were injured soon after V.Somanna, Binnypet MLA, visited the area. ...
Suspension of LTC lifted
NEW DELHI, MARCH 16. The Government has partially lifted the suspension of leave travel concession (LTC) and allowance for public sector enterprises. The employees of those public sector enterprises which have implemented wage revision with ...
US missile test successful
Washington, March 16. The Pentagon scored its fourth successful missile interception when a ground-based interceptor missile destroyed a dummy warhead over the Pacific in a test, Pentagon officials said. ``Intercept was achieved at 9:41 p.m. ...

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