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PM discounts all talk of Hindu rashtra
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. Hindutva cannot be an election issue, it is a way of life, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said here today in his concluding remarks at the two-day Bharatiya Janata Party national executive committee meeting. He also ...


Congress going soft on terrorism, says BJP
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24.The Bharatiya Janata Party today adopted a political resolution hitting the Congress hard, alleging that it was "going soft on terrorism,'' while it patted itself on the back for its "commitment against terror'' and ...
Delhi gets Metro Railway
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. After long years of wait, Delhi got its metro rail today. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, was the first passenger on the Delhi Metro Railway when he boarded a gleaming new train at Kashmere Gate station here this ...
Polaris chief returns
CHENNAI, DEC. 24.Arun Jain, Chairman and Managing Director and CEO, Polaris Software, and the senior vice-president, Rajiv Malhotra, returned to India after 12 days of harrowing experience in Jakarta. The Indonesian authorities released Mr. ...
Musharraf raises Gujarat again
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 24. The Gujarat violence has "exposed the myth of Indian secularism,'' the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, said on Monday. At the banquet hosted in honour of the Iranian President, Seyed Mohammad Khatami, Gen. Musharraf ...
Naga talks put off
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. The visit of the leaders of the Naga insurgent group NSCN (I-M), who were expected here this weekend for crucial peace talks with the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has been postponed by about 10 days because of ...
Policeman's kin killed
JAMMU, DEC. 24. Militants killed two members of a police constable's family in Budhal area of Rajouri district of Jammu region late last night. About five Lashkar-e-Taiba militants swooped on the house of Pawan Kumar at Khawas village and asked ...
New post for Navy chief
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24.The Navy chief, Admiral Madhvendra Singh, will be the new chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, it was officially announced. Admiral Singh will take up his new assignment on December 31 following retirement of the Army ...
Sunita to get back medals
NEW DELHI, DEC. 24. Distance runner Sunita Rani today came one step closer to redemption with the Olympic Council of Asia receiving a "favourable" report from the International Olympic Committee recommending that doping charges against her be ...
UAE deported Al-Qaeda man
DUBAI, DEC. 24. After keeping it under wraps for over two months, the UAE today disclosed that Al-Qaeda's top Gulf operative, Abdel Raheem al Nashiri, was arrested and handed over to the United States, saying he was planning to blow up vital ...
Breakthrough
MUMBAI, DEC. 24.With the detention of three persons, the Mumbai Police tonight claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in two blast cases — aboard a bus in the Ghatkopar suburb and in Mumbai Central on December 2 and 6. The Mumbai Police ...
Violence in Vadodara
VADODARA, DEC. 24. Violence erupted in the sensitive Navapura area of the city tonight leaving several people injured in stone-throwing between members of two communities. Police lobbed teargas shells to bring the situation under control. The ...

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