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PM for temple at disputed site
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today just stopped short of articulating his party's old formula for resolving the Ayodhya tangle, which was `Mandir wahin banayenge.' (We will build the temple only at the disputed site).

Trinamool, TDP seek explanation
Two major supporters of the Vajpayee Government, one inside and one outside the Government, sought an explanation from the Prime Minister on his remarks on the Ayodhya dispute, especially the comment that the task of building the Ram temple had remained incomplete; and at least one party seems less than satisfied.

 Come up with ideas, Sattar tells New Delhi
The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdul Sattar, has urged India to come up with ideas to resolve the Kashmir conflict if the formulation put forth by Pakistan was not acceptable to it.

ULFA guns down 26
In the continuing massacre of non-Assamese people, a five-man group of ULFA militants gunned down 26 persons and injured 16 others, mostly Hindi and Bengali-speaking, at Sonpura near Arunachal border in Upper Assam around 5.30 p.m. today.

Gore pinning hopes on Florida SC ruling
The crucial Florida Supreme Court hearing, that would to a large extent determine if the Vice-President, Mr. Al Gore, still has a shot at the Presidency, began on Thursday.

 Basu takes to the streets
The veteran Marxist leader, Mr. Jyoti Basu, today took on the role of spearheading an agitation with ease, to protest against the indifference of the Centre in providing relief funds to flood-hit West Bengal.

SC orders closure of polluting units in Delhi
The Supreme Court, while reserving orders on the issue of contempt against the Chief Secretary, Delhi Government and the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, ordered the closure of all polluting industrial units operating in the residential and non-conforming areas of Delhi within four weeks.

3 killed in Kashmir blasts
Three persons were killed and 38, including three CRPF jawans, were injured in attacks by militants in Kupwara and Kishtwar today, the 10th day of the ceasefire. Two militants were killed in an encounter in Poonch.

Navy changes tack
The Navy today said the security guard injured in the `shootout' at the residence of the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar, has ``amended his statement.''

NBW against Rajesh Khanna
A local court today issued a non-bailable warrant(NBW) of arrest against actor, Rajesh Khanna, after he failed to appear in a bunch of cases concerning tax evasion.

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