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Bill on POTO passed
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. The controversial Prevention of Terrorism Bill to replace the ordinance secured Parliamentary approval today in a historic joint sitting of Parliament, when the ruling National Democratic Alliance — as well as its old ...
1,800 killed in Afghan quake
KABUL, MARCH 26. More than 1,800 people are feared dead after a devastating earthquake wiped out a remote rural town in northern Afghanistan overnight, Afghan officials said today. Yussuf Nooristani, spokesman for the interim Afghan leader, ...
I cannot stand personal accusations: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. Once again, it seems, Sonia Gandhi, succeeded in provoking the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, into a personal offensive against her. Taking objections to Ms. Gandhi's reference to him earlier in the day, a bristling ...
An instrument of suppression: Sonia
New Delhi, March 26. Batting first from the Opposition in the joint sitting of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition, Sonia Gandhi, today gave what probably is her best parliamentary performance so far. Speaking soon after the Union Home ...
PM summons Modi
NEW DELHI,MARCH 26. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has summoned the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, here tomorrow to present him the "facts'' related to the continuous violence in Gujarat. It has not gone unnoticed by him that ...
Police drop POTO charge
Mumbai, March 26. In a sudden change of mind, police today moved a special court here to drop the POTO charge against the suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist, Mohammed Afroze Abdul Razak, while a city magistrate accepted a plea to withdraw robbery ...
Hurriyat office raided
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. Close on the heels of the arrest of the JKLF chief and senior Hurriyat Conference leader, Yasin Malik in connection with seizure of $ one lakh, the Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi police today swooped on the amalgam's office here ...
LTTE opens crucial talks
COLOMBO, MARCH 26. The LTTE supremo, Velupillai Prabakaran, today opened talks with Norwegian peace brokers in a bid tclear the way for crucial political negotiations with the Government, officials and the rebel radio saidPrabakaran was in talks ...
Army security not provided
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. The Defence Ministry today refuted media reports suggesting that the Army had taken over the security of the Taj complex in Agra. ``The reports are factually incorrect'', an Army spokesman said here. - PTI


Conditional nod for Bt cotton
NEW DELHI, MARCH 26. In a significant decision, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee today cleared the release of Bt cotton for commercial use on certain conditions. ``The terms are being finalised and they will be released tomorrow,'' ...

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