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Shekhawat is NDA candidate for Vice-President
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The former Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, is the National Democratic Alliance candidate for the August 12 Vice-Presidential election. The Opposition parties appear determined to oppose ...
Jayalalithaa pledges support
CHENNAI, JULY 17. The growing bonhomie between the BJP and the AIADMK found another expression today with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, supporting the NDA candidate for the Vice-Presidential election, ...
`Centre, J&K Govt. to blame'
JAMMU, JULY 17.Accusing the Central and State Governments of failure to prevent terrorist attacks in Jammu, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today said the Qasim Nagar massacre, which came barely two months after the one in Kaluchak, was an ...
Govt. in a fix over Vaiko arrest
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Vajpayee Government today found itself in a rather tight corner with the Opposition vehemently criticising the use of POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) against the MDMK leader, Vaiko, who is in jail for having made a ...
I-T raids on Modicorp offices
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The Government today tightened the screws on Xerox Modicorp with the Income Tax Department carrying out searches at 23 premises of the company in different parts of the country. Xerox Modicorp is currently facing charges of ...
Hopes rise as the sky opens up
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The fortnight-long excruciating wait for the revival of the southwest monsoon finally got a break today with the sky opening up in many parts of the country under the influence of the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal off ...
IRA `committed' to peace process
LONDON, JULY 17. In a dramatic move, widely noted for its huge symbolic significance, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has publicly apologised to the victims of its over 30-year bloody campaign and reaffirmed its "commitment" to the Northern ...
Ban on Gutka, paan masala in Maharashtra
MUMBAI, JULY 17.Addictive `gutka' and `paan masala', with or without tobacco, is being banned from August 1 in Maharashtra, where even school and college students are increasingly becoming their consumers. The ban covers the manufacture, ...
Curb terrorism: Straw
TOKYO, JULY 17. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, urged the Palestinian Authority today to further crack down on terrorists, while condemning a deadly bus attack in the West Bank. Speaking at a joint news conference here with the ...
Court rejects Hindujas' plea
NEW DELHI, JULY17. A Delhi court today rejected a plea by the Hinduja brothers seeking copies of certain official documents pertaining to the purchase of Bofors guns as the Defence Ministry said that making public these documents would affect the ...

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