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    Saldanha backs Parrikar, setback to Congress move
    PANAJI, JAN. 31. Political developments in Goa took a curious turn today with the Tourism Minister and United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP) MLA, Matanhy Saldanha, backing the Manohar Parrikar Government on his arrival from Spain, giving a jolt to ...

    Sonia promises to improve law and order situation in Bihar
    ARRAH, JAN. 31. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today launched her party's campaign in Bihar by promising the people that the next government would be run on the basis of an agreed agenda and would address the pressing issues of the ...

    Advani: why is Sonia silent?
    BHABHUA/BUXAR/ARA (BIHAR), JAN. 31. Accusing the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, of maintaining "silence" over the kidnapping of school children, the Bharatiya Janata Party today charged the ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress with ...

    Major cleared of rape charges but dismissed
    SRINAGAR, JAN. 31.A general court martial (GCM) has dismissed from service Major Rehman Hussain, who is an accused in the much publicised rape case of Handwara. The incident occurred in November last year. He was, however, acquitted of the rape ...

    Stay refused to MTNL
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 31. The telecom tribunal today refused to grant a stay, sought by MTNL, on the new Access Deficit Regime starting tomorrow, paving the way for lower long distance mobile calls. — ...

    Nanavati panel seeks more time
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 31. The Nanavati Commission investigating the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has requested the Centre to extend today's deadline for submission of its report till the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, returns to the capital. — ...

    GDP growth rate revised upwards to 8.5 p.c. for 2003-04
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.Economic growth in 2003-04 is now estimated at 8.5 per cent as against 8.2 per cent earlier, according to the quick estimates of national income released today by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO). The improved growth ...

    Judev tape issue: Court stays journalists' arrest
    NEW DELHI, JAN. 31.The Supreme Court today restrained the Central Bureau of Investigation from arresting two journalists involved in a sting operation showing in videotapes the former Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Dilip Singh Judev, ...

    Hillary faints
    BUFFALO (NEW YORK), JAN. 31.Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton collapsed on Monday during a speech, moments after complaining about a stomach virus. "She fainted after not feeling well, got medical attention and is proceeding with her planned ...

    'Ready for talks'
    GUWAHATI, JAN. 31. Jnanpith award winner Indira Goswami today said the Centre is ready to talk to the ULFA abroad also and the outfit has been communicated of this development last night. — ...

    57 ultras surrender
    RANGIYA (ASSAM), JAN. 31. Fifty-seven ultras, including 34 ULFA militants, today laid down arms at the headquarters of the 21 Mountain division of the Army here today. — ...

    Sensex zooms 137 points on PF reforms
    MUMBAI, JAN. 31. The Bombay Stock Exchange sensitive index gained 136.84 points today, recording its fourth straight gain, to close at a record 6555.94, as the Central Government allowed non-government pension funds to invest in stock markets and ...

    Blast damages ordnance unit
    NAGPUR, JAN. 31. The assembly unit of the ordnance factory at Bhadravati in Chandrapur district near here was today completely damaged after a large number of bombs kept there exploded, police said. However, there was no loss of life or major ...

    Martina to play in Hyderabad
    HYDERABAD, JAN. 31. Martina Navratilova will take part in the doubles event of the $140,000 Hyderabad Open WTA tennis championship beginning here on February 7. — ...

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