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EC seeks security plan from Home Ministry
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19.The Election Commission today held a crucial meeting with the Union Home Secretary, Anil Baijal, and discussed with him the Government's poll-preparedness. This is the first meeting of the Full Commission with Mr. Baijal. ...

Explosion rocks Amritsar court complex
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 19.Amritsar was today rocked by a powerful explosion. It occurred inside the complex which houses the offices of the district's civil and police administration as well as the district courts. About 20 persons are reported to have ...

New Bill in U.S. against outsourcing
WASHINGTON, FEB. 19. A new Bill against outsourcing of government contracts has been introduced in the United States Senate by Democrat, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. The idea is to ensure that tax dollars "remain invested" in workers at ...

Qureshi's move hasty: Ansari
SRINAGAR, FEB. 19. The decision of the People's Political Front chief, Fazal Haq Qureshi, to pull out from the All-Party Hurriyat Conference team holding talks with the Centre is a "little hasty," the Conference chief, Maulana Mohammad Abbas ...

Probe ordered into Iran train blast
NEYSHABOUR, FEB. 19. The Iranian President, Mohammad Khatami, today ordered an investigation into how railway wagons loaded with highly explosive cargoes managed to run away and explode, as the toll in Wednesday's disaster rose to 295. ...

Tejas achieves milestone
BANGALORE, FEB. 19.The Technology Demonstrator-1 version of the Light Combat Aircraft (Tejas) today achieved another milestone by crossing Mach 1.4 at a speed of 950 kmph approximately at 11 km altitude. It was the aircraft's 73rd flight test. ...

79 wardens transferred
NEW DELHI, FEB. 19.Seventynine wardens of the Tihar Jail were today transferred, two days after the escape of Sher Singh Rana, prime accused in the murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi from the high-security prison. Those shifted ...



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