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Jaitley is negotiator for talks on devolution of powers
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. In a major initiative, the Central Government today appointed the former Union Law Minister, Arun Jaitley, as the negotiator for talks on devolution of powers/autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Jaitley will talk to the Jammu ...
We will tackle militancy on our own: Advani
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. The adjournment motion on the Jammu massacre ended on a somewhat tame note after the Opposition parties chose to walk out before the vote in the Lok Sabha today, leaving the field wide open for a rejection of the motion by a ...
Pressure to withdraw some `harsh steps'
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. Worried about its disappearing middle-class support base, the Bharatiya Janata Party decided at its parliamentary party meeting here today that the Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, should meet party MPs some time next ...
Delayed monsoon worries Govt.
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.The Central Government is keeping a close watch on the crop and weather situation in view of the delayed monsoon which has hit kharif sowing in parts of central and north India. The Union Ministry of Agriculture has drawn up a ...
BJP polarising society: Sonia
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. One with the Government in the war against terrorism, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, nevertheless said there was no coherence or clarity in the official stance on national security issues and Jammu and Kashmir, and ...
Deshmukh expands team
MUMBAI, JULY 16. The Maharashtra Ministry was expanded today, with two Independents and members of two minor parties being inducted, in a bid to provide the much-needed stability to the Vilasrao Deshmukh Government, rocked by defections. Of ...
Tight security for Kalam
NEW DELHI, JULY 16.Latest intelligence inputs show that not only the Laskhar-e-Taiba but the Pakistan-backed Hizb-ul Mujahideen too is planning to target the Presidential candidate, A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam is in the Asiad village here in ...
19 injured in J&K blasts
SRINAGAR, JULY 16. Nineteen persons, including five paramilitary personnel, were injured in two grenade explosions in the Kashmir Valley since Monday, sources said today. They said militants hurled a hand grenade towards a CRPF patrol party in ...
14 convicted
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. A Delhi court today convicted 14 persons in the 17-year-old sensational Coomar Narain spy case, holding them guilty of passing on important military and other State secrets to foreign agents. Special Judge, R.K. Gauba, who ...
Retained
KOLKATA, JULY 16. The national selectors today decided to retain Mohammed Kaif and Dinesh Mongia in the cricket team now in England but said they would play only in the first class matches. — PTI ...

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