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16 killed as violence mars J&K polls
ANANTNAG/ PULWAMA, OCT. 1. A low to moderate turnout, boycott of polls and many militant attacks marked the third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir today. As many as 27 attacks by militants took place in which at least 16 persons were killed ...
U.S. panel for naming India, Pak. as 'countries of concern'
WASHINGTON, OCT. 1. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, designate India, along with others, as ``Countries of Particular Concern'' under the ...
8 bus passengers gunned down
HIRANAGAR MOTH (KATHUA), OCT. 1. Terrorists today mowed down eight persons and injured at least a dozen in the Hiranagar area of Kathua district of Jammu region. The modus operandi of the terrorists bore a striking resemblance to the Kaluchak ...
SC reserves judgment
NEW DELHI, OCT. 1.The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a three-point Presidential Reference questioning the validity of the Election Commission's controversial order deferring polls in Gujarat and refused to pass any interim order on ...
Fresh warrant against Salem
NEW DELHI, OCT. 1. A Delhi court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants against the Dubai-based underworld don, Abu Salem, on a request from the Delhi Police that the order was required for his extradition to India from Portugal. Salem was ...
Closer to sainthood
VATICAN CITY, Oct. 1. The Vatican today approved of a miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, moving the nun a step closer to sainthood, Vatican sources said. The move means that Mother Teresa, known as the 'saint of the gutter' will likely be ...
Bihar bandh partial
Patna, Oct. 1. Disruption of rail and road traffic, dharnas and demonstrations marked an otherwise peaceful State-wide bandh called by the Left parties to protest, among other things, the "deteriorating" law and order in Bihar. While the bandh ...
Salman tests positive for alcohol
MUMBAI, OCT. 1. The medical test conducted on the actor, Salman Khan, who allegedly rammed his car into a bakery, killing one person and injuring four others, has "revealed traces of alcohol beyond permissible limits in his blood", a top police ...
Gopalaswamy is new Home Secretary
NEW DELHI, OCT. 1. The Union Culture Secretary, N Gopalaswamy, will be the new Home Secretary, sources said today. A 1966 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Mr. Gopalaswamy is expected to join his new assignment by the middle of this month. ...

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