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Vajpayee files papers, says he wanted to retire
LUCKNOW, APRIL 15. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, again triggered speculation about his retirement plans as he filed his nomination papers today from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency here. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party ...

`Line-up decided'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15. The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said today the line of succession after him in the Bharatiya Janata Party had been decided, but declined to reveal it. ``There is a consensus within the party as to who will ...

Saffronisation, Adivasis and the politics of south Gujarat
Danubhai Vasava is one of the lucky few in Kadvali village of Bharuch, south Gujarat. He will be able to vote during this election. Many others will not be there on polling day. More than half of Kadvali's residents have locked up their homes and ...

Normal rainfall forecast
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15.The country is likely to have normal rainfall during the coming southwest monsoon season, according to the annual forecast released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here today. As per the forecast, the rainfall ...

Rajendra Babu to be new Chief Justice of India
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has appointed Justice S. Rajendra Babu, seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, as the 34th Chief Justice of India with effect from May 2. He will succeed Justice V.N. Khare, who retires on ...

Fifth double for Dravid, India heads for win
RAWALPINDI, APRIL 15.Rahul Dravid smashed a career-best 270 today as injury-hit Pakistan edged toward defeat in the third and decisive Test against India after conceding a massive lead. Dravid's innings propelled the visitors' total to 600 ...

Two jawans killed
JAMMU, APRIL 15. A Border Security Force vehicle was blown up today by militants in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans were killed and five ...

Diplomat killed in Iraq
BAGHDAD, APRIL 15. A senior Iranian diplomat, Khalil Naimi, was shot dead close to Tehran's diplomatic mission here today. Meanwhile, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, one of the four Italian security guards abducted outside the Capital, was killed by his ...

Report sent
LUCKNOW, APRIL 15.The Uttar Pradesh Government has sent an interim report to the Election Commission on Monday's stampede here during a function on the occasion of the BJP leader, Lalji Tandon's birthday. The stampede left 22 persons dead. - ...

Bomb scare
NEW DELHI, APRIL 15.A polythene bag found in the Supreme Court library created a scare today and a senior advocate was detained for questioning. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad took the bag to an isolated spot and that the bag contained ...



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