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Friday, August 15, 2003
Kalam pays homage to martyrs
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today set a new tradition by paying homage to martyred soldiers on the eve of Independence Day. Army sources said the President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, would ...
Kalam, PM greet Musharraf, Jamali
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, have greeted their Pakistani counterparts, Pervez Musharraf and Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence ...
Opposition protests to Shekhawat
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.Carrying forward their non-cooperation with the Government, the Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha today decided not to participate in the proceedings of the House for the remaining period of the monsoon session. The ...
Shatrughan look-alike arrested
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. Balbir Singh, the Shatrughan Sinha look-alike who breached Parliament security on August 8, has been arrested. Acting on a formal complaint by Dinesh Singh, the Security Assistant posted at Gate No. 2 of Parliament who was ...
Protest over PAC issue continues
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. The Opposition demand for a statement by the Prime Minister on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) imbroglio led to a stalemate in both the Houses of Parliament. In the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition Benches remained empty till ...
Parliamentary norms violated: Cong.
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. Opposition and ruling party members continue to trade charges on the political controversy related to the Public Accounts Committee report even as this has led to the tabling of the no-confidence motion against the Government ...
Military officers discount Musharraf offer
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14. Senior military officers have dismissed the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's offer of a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) as a "gimmick". His proposal might soon become defunct since it is clubbed with demands ...
Not surprised, says India
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.India today said it was not surprised at the comments made by the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, in a speech to mark his country's Independence Day during which he referred to the oft-repeated statement ...
'Minority institutions have preferential right'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14.The Supreme Court today ruled that the minority educational institutions had a preferential right to admit students of their own community or language and no such rights existed so far as the non- minority educational ...
'Trincomalee oil tanks vulnerable to attacks by LTTE, says Kadirgamar
NEW DELHI, AUG. 14."I am seeking to sensitise India to the looming danger (from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) particularly to the port of Trincomalee. The port of Trincomalee is today ringed by the LTTE," the former Sri Lankan Foreign ...
Last respects to jawan
Family members paying their last respects to the mortal remains of Beli Ram, whose body was discovered after 35 years, at the Naiwaal migrant camp in Akhnoor, near Jammu on Thursday. The skeletal remains of the jawan, who died in an AN-12 ...
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