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Vajpayee advocates more power for Panchayats
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The two-day All-India Conference of Heads of Panchayats (all-India Panchayat Adhyaksha Sammelan) inaugurated here today, recognised the need for amending the Constitution to enable elected panchayats under the 73rd and 74th ...
Referendum in May
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 5. Pakistan would vote in the first week of May on a referendum whether the President, Pervez Musharraf, should continue for a further period of five years in office. ``Am I (Pervez Musharraf) required for Pakistan? If yes, ...
U.S. envoy holds talks with Arafat
NABLUS, APRIL 5. At least 14 Palestinians were killed early today in clashes with Israeli forces in the northern West Bank town of Nablus, even as the U.S. envoy, Anthony Zinni, today began talks with Yasser Arafat at the Palestinian President's ...
Stray incidents in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 5. A day after the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's peace mission to riot-torn Gujarat, the scale of violence showed considerable decline today. The normality was marred late in the evening with two incidents of stabbing ...
Diesel buses in Delhi to pay fine from today: SC
NEW DELHI, APRIL. 5.The Supreme Court today rejected the Centre's request for extension of the January 31 deadline to run diesel buses in the capital and said this plea ``clearly, is to frustrate the orders passed by this court with regard to ...
Bomb blasts near mosques, one killed
KOLKATA, APRIL 5.One person was killed and seven were injured in bomb blasts and brickbatting in front of three mosques during Friday prayers at Chandernagore in West Bengal's Hooghly district. Lathi-wielding policemen arrived on the scene ...
`Police not cooperating'
CHENNAI, APRIL 5 The drama over the Kuwaiti woman, Dhalal Falag al-Azmi, took an interesting turn today with the Counsellor in Kuwaiti Embassy, Nomeer Al-Kharuni, who airdashed to city from New Delhi, accusing the ``local police of not ...
Trial of Omar Sheikh begins
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 5.The trial of Omar Sheikh, the prime accused in the abduction and kidnap of Daniel Pearl, and three of his alleged accomplices started inside the main jail of Karachi today. The hearing was adjourned for a week shortly after ...
Bail for Afroze
MUMBAI, APRIL 5.The alleged Al-Qaeda terrorist, Mohammed Afroze, was today granted bail by a special court despite his dramatic oral retraction of his own bail petition. His lawyer, Mobin Solkar, had filed the bail petition but the Special ...

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