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Make a new beginning, Vajpayee tells Modi
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. Will the Gujarat "formula'' be applied by the Bharatiya Janata Party in other States where elections are due next year? The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, who chaired the BJP parliamentary party meeting this morning, ...
Parliament attack case: Plea for lesser punishment
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.The Special POTA court today deferred pronouncement of the sentence in the December 13 Parliament attack case till tomorrow after hearing the defence arguments. Nitya Ramakrishnan, counsel for the accused, Afsan Guru alias ...
Delhi takes up Polaris CEO's detention with Jakarta
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Indonesian Ambassador, Zakaria Soemintaatmadja, was summoned to the External Affairs Ministry today in connection with the detention of Arun Jain, chairman, Polaris Software, in Jakarta, even as India, for the first time, ...
Lawyers' strike illegal: SC
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.Even as the Bar Council of India (BCI) has given a call for countrywide strike by lawyers tomorrow to protest against amendments to the Legal Services Authority Act, the Supreme Court today held that "lawyers have no right to ...
Hindutva storm will not be limited to Gujarat: Togadia
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has warned of a "storm ahead which was not going to be limited to Gujarat'' and indicated clearly that its next target would be five States — Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, ...
'No fly zones'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.The Rashtrapathi Bhavan and its surrounding areas, Tarapur Nuclear Plant, Aviation Research Centre - Bhubaneswar, Delhi and Mathura oil refineries and the `Tower of Silence' at the Malabar Hill in Mumbai have been declared as ...
SC nod for WiLL operations
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Supreme Court today permitted the Fixed Service Providers (FSPs) to provide Wireless in Local Loop (WiLL) mobility services and take in new subscribers. A three-Judge Bench, comprising the Chief Justice G.B. Pattanaik, ...
No move to cut Army size
NEW DELHI, DEC 17.The Government has reversed plans to reduce the manpower in the Army due to the delicate security situation on the borders as well as within the country. It is averse to disengaging the Army from counter-insurgency duties till ...
Missile ship induction today
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.The indigenously built INS Pralaya, which will be armed with surface-to-surface missiles to meet the challenges in the western theatre, will be commissioned into the Indian Navy tomorrow. It is an upgraded version of the six ...

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