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Four-phase elections in J&K announced
NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. The Election Commission today announced a four-phase schedule for the elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. The polls, to be held on September 16 and 24 and October 1 and 8, would be notified on August 22 and 31 and ...
No disqualification unless convicted
NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. Political parties across the spectrum today unanimously agreed to bring in legislation that would not disqualify a candidate from contesting elections for being chargesheeted in heinous crimes and decided that all elected ...
Militants step up activities
SRINAGAR, AUG. 2.On the day the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election schedule was announced, militants stepped up their activities and killed a BSF commandant along with his guard. And on the Line of Control, shelling from across the border ...
Remove Kannappan, says Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, AUG. 2. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today asked the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to oust the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Union Minister of State for Non-Conventional Energy Sources, M. ...
Uproar over allotment of petrol pumps
NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. Parliament witnessed tumultuous scenes today over a report that the Petroleum Ministry had favoured the supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party in allotting petrol pumps and gas agencies. While the demand for the suspension ...
T.N. Chaturvedi, Karnataka Governor
NEW DELHI, AUG. 2. A former Union Home Secretary and former Comptroller and Auditor-General, T.N.Chaturvedi, has been appointed the next Governor of Karnataka replacing Rama Devi whose term expired on July 25. A member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr. ...
Judgments reserved
NEW DELHI, AUG. 2.The Supreme Court today reserved judgments in two cases relating to `minority rights' and `national curriculum framework 2000'. While the minority issue was heard by a 11-judge Bench from April 2, a three-Judge Bench heard ...
Mafia threat to Gujarat Minister
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 2.Pakistan-based underworld don, Chhota Shakeel, has allegedly threatened to kill the Gujarat Minister of State for Fisheries, Purushottam Solanki, if he did not pay Rs.5 crores, sources today said. — PTI ...
Ganguly, skipper for ICC trophy
MUMBAI, AUG 2.Sourav Ganguly has been retained as the skipper of the Indian cricket team for the ICC Champions Trophy limited-overs tournament in Sri Lanka from September 12 to 30. ...

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