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BJP, Cong. rally support ahead of budget session
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. There was hectic political activity here today ahead of the budget session of Parliament opening tomorrow. And with a number of States going to the polls — four later this month and five at the end of the year — ...
'Move on Ayodhya in line with all-party consensus'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16.The Vajpayee Government today told its partners in the National Democratic Alliance that its move to approach the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case was in line with the opinion arrived at in an all-party meeting. The meeting ...
Angry fans target Kaif's house
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16.Mohd. Kaif's house in Allahabad was attacked while Kolkata witnessed a mock funeral procession of the Indian cricket team as a cricket-crazy nation today vented its ire over the utter non-performance of the team in the World ...
U.S. `no' to help India set up n-plants
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16.The United States has declined to help India set up nuclear power plants, highly-placed sources told this correspondent. It was also not keen on civilian space cooperation with India at this stage. The issue of possible ...
Pakistan to go ahead with SAF games
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 16. Pakistan is going ahead with the ninth South Asian Federation (SAF) Games scheduled to begin here from March 29 despite the reported decision of New Delhi to stay away. Islamabad feels betrayed over the "last minute" pull ...
Unity within and outside Parliament, says Opposition
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The Opposition parties today took the first step towards closing ranks, in a bid to take on the Government. Leaders of all the major Opposition parties met over dinner at the residence of the Leader of the Opposition in Lok ...
Acquired land cannot be transferred: Verma
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. The former Chief Justice of India, J.S. Verma, has categorically stated that the 1994 Supreme Court order on the acquisition of land in Ayodhya had specifically forbidden the handing over of any part of the 67 acres of ...
Mob storms temple
AHMEDABAD, FEB. 16. A 1500-strong mob today stormed the Swaminarayan temple, about 50 km from here, damaging furniture and burning posters following a dispute over who will head the trust which runs the shrine, prompting imposition of indefinite ...
Rushdie wooing Sophie Dahl?
LONDON, FEB. 16.After breaking off with Padma Lakshmi, novelist Salman Rushdie is reported to be trying to woo Sophie Dahl, the controversial model and grand-daughter of the children's writer Roald Dahl. An unnamed friend of Mr. Rushdie has ...
Seven killed in Bihar
NAWADA (BIHAR), FEB. 16.In a fresh flare-up of gang-rivalry in four days over sand mining contracts, seven persons, including Kailash Singh, father of the Bihar MLA, Aruna Devi, and Nunulal Singh, a relative of the Jharkhand Mines Minister, ...
Move on oil prices deferred
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. Oil companies today decided to defer a decision on the revision of the prices of petrol and diesel. ``All oil companies are monitoring the developments in the Gulf region with renewed hopes that the U.S. allies may defer an ...
Inflation at 2-year high
NEW DELHI, FEB. 16. Inflation rose to a two-year high of 4.86 per cent for the week ended February 1. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) change, which was a mere 1.13 per cent in the year-ago period, rose by another 0.25 per cent in the latest ...
Fleming spoils Proteas' party
JOHANNESBURG, FEB. 16. Great knocks are played once in a while. Stephen Fleming played one that must be regarded in that class. Nothing — a target of 307 (subsequently reduced to 226), South Africa's bowling, power failure, rain stoppages ...

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