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Bid to break deadlock fails, Parliament adjourned again
The two Houses of Parliament plunged into chaos today and were adjourned yet again within minutes after an all- party meeting called by the Lok Sabha Speaker, Mr. G. M. C. Balayogi, failed to end the deadlock.

 2 killed in Kashmir blasts
Continuing with their `disregard' for the month- long ceasefire, separatist militants today triggered blasts in Srinagar and Chadoora in which at least two persons were killed and 19, including six paramilitary personnel, injured. Two special police officials also came under the attack and one of them was killed.

Give peace a chance: Lone
The senior Hurriyat leader, Mr. Abdul Gani Lone, returned to India this evening and reiterated that he stood by the views he had expressed in an interview to The Washington Post a few days ago. Mr. Lone's views have provoked quite a controversy in Srinagar.

What they say...
``I am duty-bound to follow and enforce the rules which have been given to me... and to ensure the business of the House is transacted in an orderly manner.'' - Speaker, Mr. G.M.C. Balayogi.

'PM remarks, NDA resolution not contradictory'
The Bharatiya Janata Party today defended the Prime Minister's controversial statements on the Ram temple, claiming that ``there was no contradiction'' between ``what he had told the media last week'' and the assertion in the National Democratic Alliance resolution yesterday that ``all parties to the dispute and every political party... must accept the verdict of the Supreme Court.''

A cover-up, says CPI(M)
The Left parties today kept up pressure on the BJP-led NDA government on the resignation of the three Union Ministers chargesheeted in the Ayodhya demolition case.

Bush vs. Gore in Supreme Court again
Lawyers for White House rivals, Mr. George Bush and Mr. Al Gore, opened oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court today in a historic session that could decide who becomes the 43rd U.S. President.

List steps taken to break deadlock: Delhi HC
The Delhi High Court today sought clarification from the Centre on the steps it proposed to take to restore normalcy in the postal sector and whether it was planning to impose the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to bring an end to the ongoing strike.

Two pilots grounded
The Director-General Civil Aviation, Mr. H.S. Khola, today grounded two Jet Airways pilots charging them with negligence while carrying out ``heavy landing'' of Boeing 737-400 with 122 people on board at Mangalore on Friday.

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