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EC rules out early polls in Gujarat
NEW DELHI, AUG.16. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today suffered a major setback with the Election Commission rejecting its demand for holding the Gujarat Assembly elections in October, saying that the law-and-order situation in the State ``is ...
Mahajan to sue Madhu Sharma
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.The Bharatiya Janata Party today decided to take head-on the allegations levelled against the party leader and Cabinet Minister, Pramod Mahajan, by "wholly rejecting all charges as malafide'' and by advising him to file a ...
Shabir Shah meets Kashmir panel
SRINAGAR, AUG. 16.The chief of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Shah, today accepted the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, for a dialogue on the Kashmir issue, but said a conducive atmosphere should be created by ...
India hails jailing of ultras by U.K.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16. India has noted with satisfaction the first convictions under the U.K. Anti-Terrorism Act, 2000 wherein two Germany-based members of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) have been handed down prison terms of 30 ...
31 killed in bus accident
JAMMU, AUG. 16.Thirtyone persons were killed and 28 injured when a bus skidded off the road and fell into a ditch in Poonch district of Jammu division. Police told The Hindu the bus, carrying 56 persons, was going to Poonch from Bandi ...
10 injured in violence
JAIPUR, AUG. 16.At least 10 persons, including policemen, were injured and a madrassa, some shops and houses gutted as communal violence broke out following the alleged kidnapping of a boy in Keru in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district yesterday, police ...
IAF copter crashes
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed near Leh in Jammu and Kashmir this morning, killing the pilot, Sqd. Ldr. Sanjay Bhardwaj, and the co-pilot, Flt. Lt. M. Trikha. An IAF spokesman said here the copter was ...
Coke divestment
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16.The U.S. cola giant, Coke, today announced divestment of 49 per cent stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., in favour of bottlers, employees and private investors. PTI ...

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