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SC quashes cancellation of petrol pump allotments
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. Strongly indicting the Central Government, the Supreme Court today quashed the omnibus notification issued by it on August 9 cancelling all the 3,760 allotments (except 413 cases) of petrol pumps, gas and kerosene dealerships ...
PDP MLA shot dead
JAMMU, DEC. 20. The one-and-a-half month-old coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir suffered a setback today when militants shot dead the People's Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly, Abdul Aziz Mir, in Pampore town of south ...
Three girls killed
JAMMU, DEC. 20.In a terrorist act, an unidentified group of militants shot dead three girl students in Rajouri district of Jammu region late on Thursday night. Police denied an agency report that the killings were linked to the alleged campaign ...
Polaris executives released
SINGAPORE, DEC. 20. Responding to intense diplomatic pressure from India, the Indonesian police today freed the two detained executives of the Chennai-based Polaris Software Labs on the understanding that they would fully cooperate with the ...
VHP rakes up Ram temple issue again
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today declared its intention to rake up the Ram temple issue once again. A warning was issued that after a "dharam sansad" on February 22 and 23, 2003 in Delhi, an announcement would be made for ...
Dara Singh's mother honoured
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. In an apparent endorsement of Dara Singh, prime accused in the killing of the Australian missionary, Graham Staines, and his two children, the VHP president, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, honoured his mother and gave her Rs. 25,000 at ...
Cong. resents `clean chit' to Sinha
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20. A day after the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the stock scam presented its report, the Congress today protested the remarks of the JPC chairman, Shri Prakash Mani Tripathi, giving a `clean chit' to the then Finance ...
18 policemen killed
JAMSHEDPUR, DEC. 20In a major attack by heavily-armed Maoist rebels on a convoy in the Saranda forest at Bitkilsoya in West Singhbum district of Jharkhand, 18 policemen were killed and 20 seriously injured on Thursday. The Orissa DIG, (Western ...
Police firing in U.P. town
LUCKNOW, DEC. 20.Three students were killed and six seriously injured when police opened fire to disperse a violent mob at Pharenda town in Maharajganj district of eastern Uttar Pradesh today. The incident was a sequel to the murder of the ...
Lecturer shot dead in Delhi
NEW DELHI, DEC. 20.A Delhi University lecturer was shot dead by an unidentified assailant at the Shradhanand College campus in North Delhi today. M. N. Singh was shot at point blank range by the assailant and a manhunt has been launched to nab ...
Teresa to be beatified
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 20.The late Mother Teresa will be beatified on October 19, Brian Kolodiejkhuk, the main supporter of her beatification, the last stage before sainthood, said today. The Vatican earlier officially recognised a miracle ...
Togadia speech banned
NAGPUR, DEC. 20.The Maharahstra Government today said it had banned the VHP leader, Praveen Togadia, from addressing public meetings but there was no bar on his entry into the State The Deputy Chief Minister, Chhagan Bhujbal, said the move ...

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