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SC to hear Presidential reference on Monday
NEW DELHI, AUG. 29. Even as the Supreme Court observed today that the three-point Presidential reference on the standoff between the BJP and the Election Commission on the Gujarat elections be heard as expeditiously as possible, it adjourned the ...
ICC may relax deadline
DERBY, AUG. 29.The International Cricket Council is likely to reschedule its August 30 deadline for cricket boards to submit the list of their teams for the ICC Champions Trophy. On Wednesday, Sri Lanka's Cricket Board threw out its players' ...
Advocate meets Krishna, offers to mediate with Veerappan
BANGALORE, AUG. 29.A senior advocate, Venugopal, who had appeared on behalf of TADA detenues alleged to be aides of the forest brigand Veerappan, today volunteered to act as an emissary to negotiate the release of the abducted former Karnataka ...
Jayalalithaa's remarks evoke protest
NEW DELHI, AUG. 29. The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have made up its mind to rake up in a big way, once again, the issue of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin. The remarks of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, on ...
Congress, BJP on the warpath
NEW DELHI, AUG. 29.Political rivalry between the Congress and the BJP took an ugly turn here today with activists of both parties clashing outside each other's headquarters and rival leaders later accusing each other of indulging in violence. ...
Ranvir Sena chief held
PATNA, AUG. 29.In a major success in the drive against Ranvir Sena, the banned private militia of landlords in Bihar, police today arrested the outfit's chief, Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya, who masterminded more than 500 killings and carried a ...
Jayalalithaa drops two Ministers
CHENNAI, AUG 29.The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today dropped the Housing Minister, C. Durairaj, and the Rural Industries Minister, R. Vilwanathan, and allocated their portfolios to two other Ministers. Ms. Jayalalithaa `dropped' ...
Arjuna awards presented
AUG. 29.The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, today conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards on those who excelled in sports for 2001. The batsman V.V.S. Laxman and the former women's hockey captain, Sita Gusain, were among the ...
Election set aside
KATANI, AUG. 29. A local court today set aside the election of Kamla Jaan, a eunuch, as Mayor of Katni, on the ground that the post was reserved for women. The Additional District Judge, Virendra Singh, held as null and void the Mayoral ...
New Judges
NEW DELHI, AUG. 29. The President has appointed Pius Chakkalayil Kuriakose, Arinhal Karuvantevalapil Basheer, James Jeremias Miranda and Basant Raghavan to be the Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court for two years. ...

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