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Three sentenced to death in Parliament attack case
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. The special POTA court today sentenced to death S.A.R. Geelani, Shaukat Hussain Guru, and Mohammed Afzal — the three men convicted of conspiring with the five terrorists (killed in a shootout with the security forces), ...
Interest on kharif loans waived in drought-hit States
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. To mitigate the sufferings of farmers in 14 drought-hit States, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today announced in Parliament a complete waiver of interest on loans taken by them for the damaged-failed kharif ...
PM toeing RSS-VHP line: CPI(M)
NEW DELHI, DEC.18.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's remarks that Muslims had not strongly condemned the Godhra carnage came under severe attack from the Opposition which accused him of attempting to raise ``divisive issues'' and toeing ...
Lawyers defy SC, strike work
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18. Defying the Supreme Court order banning strikes, lawyers across the country today struck work to protest the amendments introduced to the Legal Services Authority Act. The vice-chairman of the Bar Council of India, Adish C. ...
Modi hints at small cabinet
GANDHINAGAR, DEC. 18.The Gujarat Governor, Sunder Singh Bhandari, has invited the leader of the BJP legislature party, Narendra Modi, to form the Government in the State. The invitation was handed over to Mr. Modi when a BJP delegation led by ...
Grenade blast: BSF men injured
SRINAGAR, DEC. 18.Four persons, including three BSF personnel, were today injured when militants lobbed grenades at their vehicle and a CRPF camp in the Kashmir Valley. The militants attacked their vehicle at Yaripora in Anantnag district. A ...
JPC may pin UTI fiasco on Sinha
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18.The Joint Parliamentary Committee, probing the stock scam, is likely to fix responsibility on the former Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, for the UTI fiasco and name Ketan Parekh as the ``key player.'' Short of pointing Mr. ...
CJI won't name judge for Tehelka probe panel
NEW DELHI, DEC. 18.The outgoing Chief Justice of India, G.B. Pattanaik, has declined to recommend the name of a retired judge of the Supreme Court to head the Tehelka Commission, following the resignation of K. Venkataswami, retired judge of the ...
World Cup probables
KOLKATA, DEC. 18.The selectors today opted for fresh blood in India's team for the cricket World Cup in February by picking five new faces, including Sunil Gavaskar's son Rohan and three new opening bowlers, in the list of 30 ...

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