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Dharam Singh, Siddaramaiah sworn in
BANGALORE, MAY 28. The first-ever coalition Government in Karnataka was ushered in today, after a two-week-long exercise in government formation. The Congress leader, Dharam Singh Narayan Singh, and the State president of the Janata Dal ...

Bofors howitzer faces new tests
NEW DELHI, MAY 28. In the first week of June, the Army is scheduled to begin a new round of tests on three 155-millimetre, 52-calibre towed howitzer systems competing for a contract estimated to be worth Rs. 12,000 crores. The changed political ...

Modi will not be removed, says Venkaiah Naidu
NEW DELHI, MAY 28.The Bharatiya Janata Party president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today ruled out replacing the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, despite the electoral setback suffered by the party in the State and party MLAs defying him. Mr. ...

Sensex crashes
MUMBAI, MAY 28.Frenzied selling across the board sent the sensex crashing by 223.16 points to close at 4835.39 at the Bombay Stock Exchange today, after market operators appeared disillusioned over the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) released by ...

Drought aid for Maharashtra
NEW DELHI, MAY 28.As the UPA Government has decided to reconstitute the Task Force on Disaster Management, which managed the National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF), the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today sanctioned drought relief worth Rs. ...

Iyad Allawi to be Iraqi PM
MANAMA, MAY 28.Iyad Allawi has been chosen to take over the post of the Prime Minister of Iraq from June 30. The appointment of Mr. Allawi, a Shia Muslim, was unanimously endorsed by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. Mr. Allawi's ...

U.S. soldiers attacked
ABU GHRAIB, MAY 28.U.S. soldiers escorting a convoy of prisoners released from the Abu Ghraib prison came under attack on a highway today, forcing the buses to stop. The prisoners had just left the prison, the centre of a scandal involving ...

Armed escorts on all trains
PATNA, MAY 28.The Railway Minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav, today expressed serious concern over the dacoity in the Delhi-bound Farakka Express and ordered the deployment of armed escorts on all trains for the security of passengers. ``I have sent ...

Case against Shahabuddin
PATNA, MAY 28.An FIR has been lodged against the RJD strongman, Mohammed Shahabuddin, and his three supporters for allegedly masterminding an attack on the house of the defeated JD (U) nominee, Om Prakash Yadav, in Bihar's Siwan district, police ...



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