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Bangla immigrants go back
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The six-day-long standoff between the Border Security Force and the Bangladesh Rifles ended early this morning with 213 "Bangladeshi citizens'' returning to their country. The crossing over in the Cooch-Behar sector of the ...


No proof yet: Blix
LONDON, FEB 6.The chief of United Nations weapons inspectors, Hans Blix, who met the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, today, distanced himself from the United States' claims that Iraq clearly possessed weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Blix ...
Govt. move on Ayodhya draws all-round flak
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The Centre's appeal to the Supreme Court to get last year's March 13 stay on religious activities on the acquired 67 acres of land in Ayodhya vacated has once again heated up the political atmosphere with various political ...
SC orders Karnataka to release 4,500 cusecs a day to T.N.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of the Cauvery delta farmers in Tamil Nadu to save the standing `samba' crop by directing Karnataka to ensure an average release of 4,500 cusecs (amounting to 0.4 tmcft) of water a day ...
Dawood aides released by Dubai?
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6.Dubai has reportedly released associates of the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, who were taken into preventive custody but the CBI says it has no information about their detention or release. Informed sources here said ...
Modi rebuffed at CII meet
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6. Godhra continues to dog the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, wherever he goes. The issue was raised again today during an interactive session hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). And as was to be ...
Musharraf rejects claim
MOSCOW, FEB. 6. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today rejected India's claim that it had shot down an unmanned Pakistani spy plane in Kashmir. ``I only wish we had an unmanned spy aircraft,'' Gen. Musharraf told journalists here. An ...
Godhra: cleric detained
AHMEDABAD, FEB. 6.In a major breakthrough in the Sabarmati Express carnage case, the Gujarat police this morning detained a cleric at Godhra on charge of masterminding the ghastly crime last year. As soon as the news about Maulana Hussain ...
EC directive to TN
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6.The Election Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, that only Central Government employees shall be posted as Presiding Officers in all the polling booths in Sattankulam, where by-election will be held ...
Yasin Malik held
SRINAGAR, FEB. 6.Police today detained separatist leader and the chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik, while he was leading a protest march demanding that the Centre return the mortal remains of the ...
Kumaon University V-C resigns
DEHRA DUN, FEB. 6.The Kumaon University Vice-Chancellor, B. S. Rajput, who was indicted by an enquiry committee on charges of plagiarism, resigned today, an official statement said here. A high-powered committee has found Mr. Rajput and his ...
HC dismisses petition on HPCL, BPCL sell-off
NEW DELHI, FEB. 6.Government's disinvestment policy today got a boost as the Delhi High Court dismissed a petition, challenging the sale of equity in two oil PSUs — HPCL and BPCL — citing the Supreme Court judgment on privatisation of ...

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