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Uphold tradition of tolerance, says Narayanan
NEW DELHI, JULY 24.The President, K.R. Narayanan, today cautioned the citizens against "the poison of communalism'' and warned that unless we discovered our tradition of tolerance we would be jeopardising "the coherence of this vast country as a ...
Centre announces steps to tackle drought situation
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Centre today declared its preparedness to face, what was described by the Agriculture Minister, Ajit Singh, as the ``most widespread drought in 10 years or even longer''. Preliminary assessment showed that 320 of 524 ...
'Constitutional compulsion' to hold elections in Gujarat, BJP tells EC
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Bharatiya Janata Party today told the Election Commission that it was now a ``constitutional and democratic imperative that elections be held in Gujarat at the earliest'' and emphasised that Article 174 of the Constitution ...
Hurriyat for 'unconditional talks'
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) is ready to hold "genuine and unconditional talks'' at the highest level with the Centre on the Kashmir issue. Stating this here today, the former Hurriyat chairman, Mirwaiz Umer ...
24 injured in Anantnag blast
SRINAGAR JULY 24. At least 24 persons, including four policemen, were injured in a blast in Anantnag town of South Kashmir, the route of the Amarnath yatra. Police sources told The Hindu that militants lobbed a grenade at a BSF vehicle ...
Jharkhand bandh: 5 killed
RANCHI, JULY 24. The day-long Jharkhand bandh in support of the new domicile policy favouring pre-1932 settlers turned violent with bandh supporters resorting to arson and targeting the post-1932 settlers and industrial houses and public ...
Immigration rules tightened
SILICON VALLEY, JULY 24.The United States is clamping down on immigrants, including green-card-holders, with the Justice Department announcing that it intends to use criminal penalties against non-citizens who fail to notify the Government change ...
Secretary for Kalam
NEW DELHI, JULY 24.P. Madhavan Nair, Defence Production Secretary, has been appointed Secretary to the President, a post lying vacant for nearly two years, official sources said today. A 1967 batch IAS officer, Mr. Nair's name was accepted by ...
Internet telephony
NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) today announced entry into the Internet long distance telephony. ISD calls to the U.S. and the U.K will now cost just Rs 4.80 per minute. The service would be available from Personal ...

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