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Vajpayee puts Modi on notice
NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, is believed to have done a bit of plain-speaking with the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, on the State Government's inability to bring the month-long violence under control. ...
New taxes in T.N. to mop up Rs. 690 cr.
CHENNAI, MARCH 27. Moving ahead with fiscal reforms to overcome the financial crisis, the Tamil Nadu Finance Minister, C. Ponnaiyan, imposed new levies, including an infrastructure surcharge of five per cent on sales tax paid on almost all ...
BJP, BJD hit by cross-voting in RS polls
NEW DELHI, MARCH 27.The liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, and the former Union Minister, Dilip Ray, today notched up shock victories as cross-voting dealt a blow to BJP and its ally BJD in the Rajya Sabha biennial elections that saw the maiden entry of ...
Keep off stagnant Hindutva: PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. In a clear disapproval of the recent actions of the so-called practitioners of Hindutva, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, tonight said it would be better to ``keep a distance'' from the kind of Hindutva being ...
Don't become pawns, RSS tells Muslims
NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh today justified its recently- adopted resolution — ``let Muslims understand that their real safety lies in the goodwill of the majority'' — describing it as ``a statement of ...
Most States may not invoke POTA?
NEW DELHI, MARCH 27. The build-up against the implementation of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), which was adopted by a joint session of Parliament, appears to have begun with the CPI (M) and some Congress-ruled States announcing their ...
LTTE-Govt. talks in May?
COLOMBO, MARCH 27.The Sri Lankan Government says it expects the long-awaited peace talks with the LTTE to begin in May this year. The Cabinet spokesman and senior Minister, G. L. Peiris, said today that the two sides had decided to hold direct ...
Azhar shifted to residence
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 27. The Pakistan Government has shifted Masood Azhar, leader of the banned outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad, from prison to his house in Bahawalpur in Punjab. Azhar has been under detention since December 25 last. He was shifted on ...
Suicide attack
JERUSALEM, MARCH 27.A suicide bomber killed 12 Israelis and injured atleast 70 in a crowded hotel in the northern town of Netanya late tonight, at the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover. Around 70 persons were injured, including 15 ...

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