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SC to hear presidential reference today
NEW DELHI, AUG. 25.A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will begin hearing tomorrow the presidential reference made to it in the context of the Election Commission order deferring the announcement of a poll schedule for Gujarat on ...
Former Karnataka Minister kidnapped
BANGALORE, AUG. 25.Striking exactly two years after the abduction of the Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar, the forest brigand, Veerappan, on Sunday kidnapped the former Karnataka Minister of State for Agriculture Marketing, H. Nagappa, from his ...
Controversy over: Modi
AHMEDABAD, AUG. 25.A day after the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, rebuked him for the "indecorous insinuations" against the Chief Election Commissioner, J. M. Lyngdoh, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, today said the controversy ...
Govt. claim of consensus on poll reforms misleading: Cong.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 25. While by and large, political parties were not unhappy that the ordinance on electoral reforms had been promulgated, they did take different positions and blame the Government for not showing enough respect to the President, ...
India, Bangladesh to activate all task forces: Sinha
DHAKA, AUG. 25.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, has said that India and Bangladesh have decided to reactivate all the committees and task forces, including the Joint Working Group, to give a boost to bilateral relations. Mr. ...
Throw Modi Govt. out: Sonia
MORBI (GUJARAT), AUG. 25. Calling upon the people of Gujarat to "throw out'' the "irresponsible'' Modi Government, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party Government in the State and ...
Tehelka clears Jaya Jaitly
NEW DELHI, AUG. 25. The Tehelka news portal, in a surprising move, has removed the name of the former Samata Party president, Jaya Jaitly, from the ``corrected'' list of the persons to whom money was paid during the sting operation on the alleged ...
Minister escapes unhurt
DEHRA DUN, AUG. 25.The Uttaranchal Forest Minister, Nav Prabhat, escaped unhurt but two journalists accompanying him were injured in a scuffle with shopkeepers at Har ki Pauri in Hardwar today, police said. The incident occurred when the Minister ...
Inflation crosses 3 p.c.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 25. Inflation rate touched a new high of the year crossing three per cent in the week ended August 10, due to burgeoning prices of cereals, gram, vegetable oil, fodder, processed tea, cotton, textiles, minerals and metals. ...
Woman killed in shelling
JAMMU, AUG. 25. A woman was killed in shelling by Pakistani troops in Rajouri sector near the LoC. Police said Soma Devi was killed when a shell exploded inside her ...
Ban on LTTE to go
COLOMBO, AUG. 25.The Sri Lankan Government has decided to temporarily lift the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for a month from September 6, the state television said tonight. The lifting of the ban, imposed on the LTTE in January ...

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