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Centre, States differ on deployment of Army
NEW DELHI, MAY 13. The issue of the Centre's right to unilaterally deploy armed forces in the States divided the meeting of the Inter-State Council's standing committee here today. Several State Governments felt that the Army should be sent into ...
29 killed in Riyadh blasts
RIYADH, MAY 13. Attackers shot their way into three housing compounds in synchronised strikes in the Saudi capital and then set off multiple suicide car bombs, killing at least 29, including the nine attackers, officials reported on Tuesday. ...
Terrorism must end for talks: PM
MANALI, MAY 13. Maintaining that India was not setting any conditions, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said it was necessary that terrorist infrastructure across the border be dismantled and terrorism ended for a conducive ...
Shivshankar Menon new envoy to Pak.
NEW DELHI, MAY 13. Shivshankar Menon (53) has been "appointed" India's High Commissioner to Pakistan in succession to Vijay K.Nambiar, the External Affairs Ministry said today. Six days after India sought approval for Mr. Menon's candidature, ...
Partial rollback of phone tariffs
NEW DELHI, MAY 13. Bowing to political populism and electoral considerations, the Central Government today persuaded the two state-run phone companies to effect a partial rollback in tariffs. The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has increased the ...
Pak. to free prisoners
ISLAMABAD, MAY 13. The process set in motion for normalisation of Indo-Pakistan relations by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, with his April 17 statement at a public rally is beginning to take off with the first small steps promised by ...
Cyclone threat to A.P., Orissa
BHUBANESWAR, MAY 13.The severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal moved northwest and lay as a "very severe cyclonic storm" about 900 km south-southwest of Paradip at 2-30 p.m. today. The system is likely to intensify further in the ...
Left set to sweep polls
KOLKATA, MAY 13.The CPI(M)-led ruling Left Front today eclipsed the opposition Trinamool Congress-BJP and the Congress in West Bengal's panchayat elections, winning 406 of the 713 seats in the zilla parishads. The TC-BJP secured 17 seats and the ...
New IA fares
MUMBAI, MAY 13. Indian Airlines today announced new promotional fares, for both economy and business class passengers, under its "super saver" and "super saver-golden eagle" schemes effective May 15. IA officials said the fares would be ...
Historic win for West Indies
ST. JOHN'S, MAY 13. West Indies made the highest-ever fourth innings winning total to beat Australia by three wickets in the fourth and final Test on Tuesday and avoid an unprecedented home whitewash. West Indies, set 418 to win and 0-3 down in ...



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