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Election Commission decision on Gujarat in `a few days'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11. The three-member Election Commission, back here after a tour of Gujarat, has indicated that it will reveal its mind in "a few days" — on whether the situation is conducive to holding Assembly polls in the State or ...
Stage set for Vice-President poll
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11. The stage is set for the Vice-President's poll here tomorrow with a direct contest between the National Democratic Alliance-sponsored candidate, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and the Opposition's Sushil Kumar Shinde. Although the ...
EC should concentrate on polls: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11.Taking exception to the Chief Election Commissioner, J. M. Lyngdoh's focus on relief and rehabilitation measures in Gujarat, the ruling BJP today said there were several Relief Commissioners (RCs) to do that job and that the ...
CRPF men killed in naxalite ambush
BHUBANESWAR, AUG. 11.Seven security forces personnel were killed and five injured in a landmine blast triggered by naxalites of the People's War near a culvert at Gunupur sub-division of Orissa's Rayagada district today. Those killed include ...
Sharma's wife seeks appointment with Vajpayee
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 11. Madhu Sharma, wife of the Haryana IG (Prisons), Ravi Kant Sharma, has now sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to prevent her husband "being framed" by a "powerful person". Mr. Sharma's ...
Curbs on media during Kalam's visit
GANDHINAGAR, AUG. 11.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's visit to Gujarat from tomorrow close on the heels of the three-day study tour by the Chief Election Commissioner and his team has put the State administration on tenterhooks. The State ...
33 killed in cloudburst
DEHRA DUN, AUG. 11.At least 33 persons, including 18 women, were killed and several missing in a cloudburst that triggered heavy floods and landslides at four remote hilly villages of Tehri district of Uttaranchal in the wee hours of today. ...
8 militants killed
SRINAGAR, AUG. 11.Eight militants, including four Pakistani infiltrators, were among 11 persons killed and a counter-insurgent associated with Ikhwan injured in separate incidents in the Kashmir Valley since last night, an official spokesman said ...
Actress cites threat to life
MUMBAI, AUG. 11.Actress, Parveen Babi, urged the court to depute a Commissioner to her residence to record evidence against the actor accused, Sanjay Dutt, on his alleged role in the serial blasts case. Ms. Babi informed the designated judge, ...
Inflation rises to 2.85 p.c.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 11.An upward spiral in prices of manufactured products triggered a 0.12 per cent jump in the inflation rate for the third straight week to close at a 42-week high of 2.85 per cent on July 27, while the erratic monsoon offered ...

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