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Centre to refer EC decision on Gujarat polls to President
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18.Responding to the Election Commission's firm no to early Assembly polls in Gujarat, the Union Cabinet today decided to make a Presidential reference to seek the Supreme Court's opinion on the EC's interpretation of Article 174 ...
Kashmir Committee for deferring elections
SRINAGAR, AUG. 18. The Kashmir Committee (KC), which wrapped up its three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir today, has suggested the deferment of Assembly elections in the State — a demand made by several quarters. The KC convener, Ram ...
EC reviews poll arrangements
SRINAGAR, AUG. 18.The Election Commission, headed by the Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, arrived here on a three days visit to reviews the overall arrangements for the polls scheduled to be held from September 16 to October ...
BJP will get yet another rebuff, says Opposition
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. Opposition parties were aghast that the Vajpayee Government had shown scant respect for a Constitutional authority like the Election Commission by its decision to make a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court on the ...
Police under pressure to wrap up Shivani murder case?
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. The Delhi Police is learnt to be under tremendous pressure from the Home Ministry to wrap up the Shivani murder case at the earliest after the name of the Union Information Technology Minister, Pramod Mahajan, was dragged into ...
Cabinet Committee firm on poll schedule
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18. An informal meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security this evening decided that there would be no revision of the electoral timetable in Jammu and Kashmir. The committee chose to reiterate the decision in the context of ...
One killed in police firing
BARABANKI, AUG. 18.One person was killed and several others injured when police opened fire on a mob which indulged in heavy brickbatting after laying siege to Asandra police station in the Barabanki district today. About 700 villagers, who ...
Fernandes to head Samata
NEW DELHI, AUG. 18.The Samata Party's national executive committee will be meeting here on September 1 with a one-point agenda — George Fernandes will be elected president of the party. Krishna Rao has already resigned as Samata Party ...
Shekhawat swearing-in
NEW DELHI, AUG 18.Bhairon Singh Shekhawat will be sworn-in as the country's 12th Vice-President here tomorrow. Mr. Shekhawat will be administered the oath of office by the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...
CPI(M) office attack: toll up
SILIGURI, AUG. 18.Two more persons died today, taking the toll in Saturday's Kamtapur Liberation Organisation's (KLO) attack on a CPI(M) office at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri to five. One person died while being shifted to North Bengal Medical College ...

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