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NDA partners close ranks, Govt. confident of facing no-trust move
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16. Except for a somewhat contrary note struck by the DMK, partners in the National Democratic Alliance today closed ranks behind the Atal Behari Vajpayee Government, which is scheduled to face a motion of no-confidence in the Lok ...


Cong. bracing for battle
NEW DELHI, AUG. 16. The Congress held a strategy session today ahead of Monday's motion of no-confidence moved by its leader, Sonia Gandhi, against the Vajpayee Government in Parliament and identified the thrust areas to pillory it. As the ...
Bihar sends back Giriraj Kishore also
PATNA, AUG. 16. The Bihar Government sent back today yet another senior VHP leader, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, not allowing him to leave the Jaya Prakash Narain International Airport on arrival here. On Friday, the VHP general secretary, Praveen ...
Idi Amin dead
Jeddah, Aug. 16: Idi Amin, whose eight years as President of Uganda was a period of terror, died today, a hospital official said. Amin was 80, Ugandan officials said, though other sources had him born in 1925, according to media reports. ...
Bandh hits life in Tripura
AGARTALA, AUG. 16.Normal life was hit in Tripura today as shopkeepers downed their shutters, markets were closed and vehicles remained off the roads to mark the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by major political parties to protest against the killing ...
Pak. charge against India
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 16. Pakistan's State-controlled news agency, the Associated Press of Pakistan, claimed tonight that India is "preparing for a military action" in the Drass-Kargil sector. Quoting "well-placed intelligence sources", the agency ...
Power back in New York
NEW YORK, AUG. 16.Power was fully restored to New York city after almost 30 hours but north-eastern United States was still making efforts to recover from the fallout of the worst-ever power failure, even as a joint task force was set up by the ...
India loses to Holland
AMSTELVEEN (THE NETHERLANDS), AUG. 16.The ``five-minute zone'' again became the bugbear for India. Leading 3-0 with only seven minutes left, India should have closed its opening match against hosts Holland, which held its nerve and amazingly ...



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