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Farooq escapes attempt on life
SRINAGAR, JUNE 15. Militants today made an attempt on the life of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, by firing two grenades at the venue of a function attended by him at Hamza colony in Bemina near here. Mr. Abdullah, who ...
Much-delayed Cabinet reshuffle on the cards?
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, is once again reported to be "thinking'' of undertaking the much-delayed and much-promised reshuffle as well as expansion of his Council of Ministers. If — and, it is a big ...
PM calls on President
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, called on the President, K.R. Narayanan, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening. Though Mr. Vajpayee's 50-minute meeting with the President was described as ``routine'', official ...
Petrol, diesel prices hiked again
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15. State-run oil companies tonight hiked the price, for the second time in 15 days, of petrol and diesel by up to 30 paise a litre, to offset hardened international crude prices. As per the new prices, effective from ...
Forces to stay in forward areas: Fernandes
VIJAYAWADA, JUNE 15. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today said that the armed forces would be retained in the forward areas as long as necessary and the morale of the forces was at its peak. Addressing the two-day national council ...
FBI inspects blast site
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 15.FBI agents and other foreign experts today examined the site of a powerful car bomb outside the U.S. consulate in Karachi that killed 10 persons, officials said. The 20-member team conducted a two-and-a-half hour ...
Kalam may file papers on Tuesday
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15. The Presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is likely to reach the capital on Monday well in time for filing his nomination papers. Well-placed sources indicated here that the ...
EC resents move to replace T.N. poll chief
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15. The Election Commission has taken exception to the Tamil Nadu Government's "unilateral'' move to replace the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the State, Mrityunjay Sarangi. Sources told The Hindu that the State ...
Save Punjab, says BJP-SAD
NEW DELHI, JUNE 15.Alleging that the constitutional machinery has collapsed in Punjab, the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal MLAs and MPs from the State today sought the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's immediate intervention to ``save the ...
42 hurt as trains derail
MIRZAPUR, JUNE 15.At least 25 persons were injured as four bogies of the Swarn Jayanti Express derailed when a truck rammed it at an unmanned level crossing near Swarn Nagri railway station here today, Railway sources said. Five of the seriously ...
England beats Denmark
NIIGATA, (Japan), June 15. England celebrated the Queen's official birthday today by joining arch-rivals Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a resounding 3-0 victory over Denmark. After a Rio Ferdinand header in the ...

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