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Hard decisions inevitable: Sinha
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. With some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders blaming the Union budget for the defeat in the Delhi civic polls, the Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today sought to deflect some of the criticism coming his way. "Popularity and ...
Let Vajpayee keep distance: VHP
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. While announcing its decision not to celebrate Holi this year in memory of the victims of the Godhra outrage, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad today blamed the string of electoral defeats suffered by the Bharatiya Janata Party on ...
Indian pressure neutralised: Pak.
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 28.Pakistan has claimed that it has neutralised the pressure India tried to build on Islamabad by deploying troops along the borders through diplomatic and defensive strategies and urged New Delhi to withdraw its troops. ``We ...
Massive 20 per cent swing after Lok Sabha poll
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The huge gap of 16 per cent between the BJP and the Congress in the total votes polled for the civic elections resulted in the latter's historic victory with little more than four-fifths of the 134 seats in the MCD House ...
BJP rethink on Hindutva politics?
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28.The mandate in Delhi has certainly gone against the Bharatiya Janata Party, but it does not know why. The general mood is going against the BJP, that much is being conceded after the defeats in the Assembly elections in Uttar ...
Revive the spirit of tolerance: President
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The President, K.R. Narayanan, today came as close as he could to expressing publicly his unhappiness over the happenings in Gujarat. In his Holi message to the nation, the President noted that "at this moment when ...
U.S. welcomes India's anti-terrorism law
WASHINGTON, MARCH 28.Even as the Prevention of Terrorism Act has come under severe criticism in India by the Opposition parties, the Bush administration has given its stamp of ``approval'' to the measure saying that India ``seems'' to have gone ...
'Safe passage' to Rajkhowa
Guwahati, March 28. The Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, has offered a ``safe passage'' to the ULFA chairman, Arabindo Rajkhowa, to visit his ailing father in the State. Mr. Rajkhowa's 102-year-old father, Umakanta Rajkonwar, was admitted ...
Nabbed at airport
JAMMU, March 28. A suspected terrorist was arrested by the security forces from the runway of the Jammu airport in the wee hours today, police said. Security personnel saw a person moving suspiciously near the runway and when the personnel ...
Passport fee hiked
New Delhi, March 28. The Government today announced a steep hike in passport fee with applicants for ordinary new passports having to pay Rs.1,000 instead of the existing Rs. 300 per application with effect from April 1. Announcing the hike, ...
High alert in Gujarat for Holi
AHMEDABAD, MARCH 28. The Gujarat Government is not taking any chances for the Holi festival tomorrow. Even as sporadic violence continued, the situation had become tense in view of the festival and the provocative leaflets making the rounds ...

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