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Abdul Kalam elected President
NEW DELHI, JULY 18.The 71-year-old scientist, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will be the next President of India. He was declared elected today by R.C. Tripathi, Secretary-General of the Rajya Sabha, who was also returning officer for the Presidential ...
3 militants killed in J&K encounter
SRINAGAR, JULY 18.Three foreign militants were killed and nine security personnel injured in a day-long encounter at Banihal on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway today, while three soldiers, including a JCO, were killed in another encounter at ...
Cabinet nod to scrap CAT
NEW DELHI, JULY 18.The way for the abolition of the Central Administrative Tribunal and the State Administrative Tribunals was paved today with the Union Cabinet giving the green signal for a Bill to amend legislation governing these bodies. ...
Opposition fields Sushil Kumar Shinde
NEW DELHI, JULY 18. The Opposition today decided to force a "principled contest'' for the office of Vice-President by fielding a senior Congress leader, Sushil Kumar Shinde, for the elections due on August 12. He would take on the NDA candidate, ...
Life term for Bihar Minister
PATNA, JULY 18.Bihar's Animal Husbandry Minister, Ramashray Sahni, was today remanded to jail after he was awarded a life term by the First Fast Track Court, Samastipur, in a murder case dating back to 1982. The Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, ...
Women with knife held
NEW DELHI, JULY 18.Police today detained a woman while she was entering the Parliament House with a knife. The woman, identified as Sunita, was caught by the Watch and Ward staff at the reception and handed over to the police after she ...
10-year RI for 12 in espionage case
NEW DELHI, JULY 18. As many as 12 former staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Secretariat were today sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in the sensational Coomar Narain espionage case of 1985. The ...
Ban on import of sugar
JULY 18.Dhaka today temporarily banned the import of sugar and milk powder from India through all land routes to check duty evasion by a section of traders. — PTI ...

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