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U.S. paying attention to cross-border terrorism: Armitage
NEW DELHI, AUG. 23.India today made it clear that the United States had to decide for itself what it wanted to tell Pakistan on the issue of cross-border terrorism. Speaking to presspersons after a two-hour meeting with the visiting U.S. Deputy ...
Gujarat incidents indefensible: Advani
LONDON, AUG. 23.The Deputy Prime Minister, Lal Kishen Advani, has apologised for the Gujarat incidents, calling them a "blot'' on the Bharatiya Janata Party Government, "outrageous'' and "indefensible.'' And he was "sorry that this happened.'' ...
'EC cannnot hold up polls"
LONDON, AUG. 23. The Election Commission cannot hold up the elections in Gujarat as it is its duty to conduct elections, the Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani, told BBC today. There had been situations earlier — as in Assam — ...
Tendulkar, Ganguly make merry
LEEDS, AUG. 23. Standing up on the big toe of his back leg and dispatching Andrew Caddick over a leaping John Crawley at backward square leg and well in to the Eastern Stand was a piece of vignette Sachin Tendulkar allowed himself to display amid ...
Modi's remarks on CEC draw flak
NEW DELHI, AUG. 23. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi's ``intemperate attack'' on the Chief Election Commissioner, J. M. Lyngdoh, today drew flak from most Opposition parties and the Human Resource Development Minister, Murli Manohar ...
Despicable, says Lyngdoh
NEW DELHI, AUG. 23.The Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh today hit back at the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, for attacking him on religious grounds saying it was ``quite despicable'' and ``gossip of menials'' who have not heard ...
Islamabad claim a malicious propaganda, says New Delhi
NEW DELHI, AUG. 23.India today dismissed as "malicious'' Pakistani claims that its armed forces had attacked a Pakistani post across the Line of Control on Thursday employing artillery and air power. The Ministries of External Affairs and ...
Mahajan ready for any test
MUMBAI, AUG. 23.The Union Communications Minister, Pramod Mahajan, said here today that he was ready to undergo any test, provided the investigating agency wanted it, in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case. Mr. Mahajan told reporters that he was ...
Petrol pumps: probe begins
NEW DELHI, AUG. 23. The Government today began digging for dirt in allotments of petrol pumps and gas agencies done by non-BJP Governments between 1983 and 2000 to apparently see if there had been political favours in giving licences. ``The ...
Govt., LTTE talks in Sept.
COLOMBO, AUG. 23. The first round of talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would be held in Thailand between September 16 and September 18, it was officially announced today. The ...
R.K. Sharma suspended
CHANDIGARH, AUG. 23. In a significant development, the Haryana Government has suspended the controversial IPS officer, Ravi Kant Sharma, prime accused in the murder of Indian Express correspondent, Shivani Bhatnagar. Mr. Sharma, former ...

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