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J&K polls will not be postponed, says Advani
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19.The NDA Government today made it clear that it did not favour either deferring the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir or bringing the State under Governor's rule. Talking to mediapersons here, the Deputy Prime Minister, ...
We are ready, says Lyngdoh
SRINAGAR, AUG. 19.The Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, today ruled out postponement of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said the Commission was ready for the elections to be held from September 16. On the Gujarat issue, ...
Shekhawat sworn in Vice-President
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was today sworn in the 12th Vice-President. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, administered the oath of office to Mr. Shekhawat at the Ashoka Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The 79-year-old senior ...
Govt. not on collision course with EC: Advani
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19. While maintaining that the Government is not headed for a collision course with the Election Commission in respect of the Gujarat Assembly polls, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, told presspersons here today that the ...
NHRC rejects Madhu Sharma's plea
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19. The National Human Rights Commission today rejected the complaint of Madhu Sharma, wife of the police officer, R. K. Sharma — prime accused in the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar — against the Delhi Police ...
Musharraf speech not helpful: Sinha
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19. The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said today that New Delhi had created conditions for "inclusive elections" in Jammu and Kashmir, but Pakistan was trying to rob these polls of their representative character. ...
P. Shankar, new CVC
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19. P. Shankar, Planning Commission Secretary, has been appointed the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). He would succeed Nagraj Vittal whose three-year term expires next month. Mr. Shankar, a senior Tamil Nadu cadre ...
SC on Lokpal
NEW DELHI, AUG. 19.With reports of a scam everyday, would it not be a better idea to appoint a Lokpal to look into corruption in public life, the Supreme Court today asked the Solicitor-General, Harish Salve. A three-judge bench observed this ...
U.P. firing: probe ordered
LUCKNOW, AUG. 19. The police firing in Barabanki rocked the U.P. Assembly today with a determined Opposition disrupting the proceedings forcing adjournment of the House for two hours prompting the Speaker to direct the Government to order a probe ...
Actress plea rejected
AUG. 19.A special court today rejected the plea of film actress, Parveen Babi, seeking permission to tender evidence against actor Sanjay Dutt for his alleged involvement in serial blasts case. — ...
8 killed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, AUG. 19.A Lieutenant-Colonel and two militants were among the eight persons killed in the shooting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, an official spokesman said today. Lt. Col. K.J. Singh was killed when militants ...
Cricketers say 'no'
LEEDS AUG. 19. Indian cricketers today refused to sign the agreement for the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka and accused the International Cricket Council of ``boycotting'' them. The players sent a letter to the Indian Cricket Board explaining ...
Situation conducive to polls: Bhandari
NEW DELHI, AUG.19. In sharp contrast to the Election Commission's view on the Gujarat Assembly polls, the Governor, S.S. Bhandari, today asserted that a "normal situation prevailed in the State for holding elections", and said that President's ...

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