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Elections within six months rule mandatory: Centre
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 17. The Centre today submitted in the Supreme Court, hearing the three-point Presidential reference on Gujarat, that Article 174 (1) of the Constitution — which provides that there should not be a gap of more than six ...
No need for special court on Ayodhya: Mayawati
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 17. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today castigated her political adversaries for creating "unnecessary noise'' over issuing a fresh notification in the Babri Masjid demolition case on the ground that this was ...
Iraq agrees to unconditional weapons inspections
UNITED NATIONS, SEPT. 17.Under the threat of military action by the United States and pressure from the Arab states, Iraq has agreed to admit United Nations weapons inspectors without conditions. But the U.S. has expressed scepticism about ...
`Sri Lanka peace talks frank, constructive'
SATTAHIP (Thailand) Sept. 17. The Sri Lanka peace talks now taking place between Colombo and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the Sattahip Naval Base, was ``frank and constructive'' in the second day today, according to ...
Delhi metro train makes trial run
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 17. The much-awaited Metro train made its maiden trial run from Shastri Park this morning, taking Delhiites a step closer to their long-cherished dream of having a hassle-free transport system. The gleaming silver-coloured train ...
JPC to summon Sinha, Jaswant
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 17. The Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the stock scam and the temporary freeze on UTI US-64 scheme today decided to summon the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh and his predecessors, Yashwant Sinha, P. Chidambaram and ...
Snag in VIPs' chopper
MADIKERI, SEPT. 17.A technical snag in an IAF helicopter forced the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, and the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, to disembark from the chopper minutes before take-off here today. The Ministers later travelled ...
Lawyers drop boycott plan
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 17.The Bar Council of India has withdrawn its call for boycott of courts throughout the country on September 18 against the amendments made to the Civil Procedure Code. A decision to this effect was taken today after the BCI ...
Curfew in Gujarat town
AHMEDABAD, SEPT. 17.An indefinite curfew was clamped in Borsad in Anand district in central Gujarat following outbreak of communal violence this morning. At least one person was killed and a dozen others injured in police firing and stone ...
Scribe shot at, injured
SRINAGAR, SEPT. 17.Sofi Ghulam Mohammad, editor of Srinagar Times, a leading Urdu daily, was shot at and injured by militants along with his guard in Buchwara locality here this evening. Elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir, at least six people, ...

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