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Allies reassured of adherence to NDA agenda
NEW DELHI MARCH 22. At a stormy meeting of National Democratic Alliance leaders here this evening, a renewed commitment to adhere to the letter and spirit of the common NDA agenda was made after the BJP's allies articulated their "unhappiness" at ...
President convenes joint session on POTO
The President, K. R. Narayanan, has convened a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, March 26, to consider and adopt the Prevention of Terrorism Bill, a day after the defeat of the Bill on POTO in the Rajya Sabha. The ...
Gujarat backtracks
In an apparent bid to wriggle out of the tight spot it finds itself in over the alleged discriminatory use of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), the Gujarat Government, on the eve of the joint session of Parliament, has decided to ...
VHP denies plans for `asthi yatra'
Under attack from secular parties, the NDA constituents and minority organisations, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today denied it had any plans to take the ashes of the Godhra train carnage victims to all parts of the country. While stating ...
RSS stands by resolution
The leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, K. S. Sudarshan, today reiterated the Sangh's stand on Muslims as articulated in the March 17 "Bangalore Resolution." The resolution had categorically stated, in response to the Godhra incidents, ...
Hand over 20 terrorists to India: U.S.
. The United States has asked Pakistan to hand over to India the 20 terrorists sought by New Delhi or try and convict them in Pakistan. ``We have asked the Pakistanis to hand these terrorists over to India or try them in their own country and ...
U.S. staff asked to leave
The United States has ordered the departure of all non-emergency staff and dependents from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad due to the security situation, the U.S. State Department said today. ``We will be identifying non-emergency personnel and ...
Omar ordered to stand trial
The British-born militant, Sheikh Omar, was today formally charged with kidnap and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and ordered to stand trial in a Pakistan court. '`The formal trial will commence on March ...
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SC rejects plea against PM
The Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and five others on the ground that by allowing `shila daan' on March 15 outside the acquired area at ...
SC nod for some textbooks
The Supreme Court today permitted the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to publish and market all textbooks for secondary education except those relating to History and Religion, coming under Social Sciences stream ...
42 injured in Kashmir blasts
Atleast 42 persons were injured in two separate grenade blasts in Anantnag and Shopian today. Reports reaching here said that a grenade was thrown in a market near Jamia Masjid in Shopian an hour before the Friday prayers. It exploded on the ...

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