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Hurriyat ready for talks with Jethmalani panel
SRINAGAR, AUG. 12. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference said today that its participation in the coming elections was a "closed chapter" but it was ready to talk to the Kashmir Committee, headed by the former Union Law Minister, Ram ...
Resounding win for Shekhawat
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. The National Democratic Alliance candidate, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, was today elected the country's 12th Vice-President with a resounding margin. He defeated the joint Opposition candidate, Sushil Kumar Shinde, by 149 ...
We have no good words for Modi, victims tell Kalam
AHMEDABAD, AUG.12. The victims of the Gujarat communal riots poured their hearts out before the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who arrived here today on a two-day visit. ``It is the first time someone heard us so patiently,'' said 18-year-old ...
BJP lashes out at CEC
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. The Election Commission and the ruling BJP could be heading for a confrontation on the issue of elections in Gujarat. The BJP spokesperson, V.K. Malhotra, today directly charged the Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, ...
Mamata leads protest against bifurcation
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12. The Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, today staged a day-long sit-in protest against the bifurcation of the Eastern Railway in the capital here. She also kept away from the Vice-Presidential election. Despite an ...
New Pak. Foreign Secy.
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 12. Riaz H. Khokhar, till recently Pakistan's Ambassador to China, today took over as the new Foreign Secretary. Mr. Khokhar, known for his outspoken nature and candidness, has stepped into the shoes of Inam-ul Haq, who was ...
Parliament adjourns sine die
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12.After an entire week was lost following Opposition protests over the petrol pump allotment issue, Parliament adjourned sine die ahead of schedule today with the Lok Sabha Speaker, Manohar Joshi, regretting as ``national ...
Sharma files bail plea
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12.The Haryana Inspector General of Police, Ravi Kant Sharma, the prime suspect in the murder of the journalist, Shivani Bhatnagar, filed an interim bail plea in a city court today. The plea would come up for hearing tomorrow ...
'Sati' prevented
JAIPUR, AUG. 12.Days after a woman allegedly committed `sati' in a village in Madhya Pradesh, a similar incident was prevented in Dausa district of Rajasthan due to timely intervention by police. Twenty-four-year-old Khayal Bai Meena ...
Sidhu wants to resign
NEW DELHI, AUG. 12.The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, on a Presidential reference seeking his removal from the constitutional post due to his alleged involvement in ...

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