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 Jayalalitha's papers rejected
The nomination of the former Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary, Ms. Jayalalitha, for the Tamil Nadu Assembly election was rejected in all the four constituencies where she filed her papers.

Jayalalitha alleges pressure, Karunanidhi sees no wave
While the AIADMK general secretary, Ms. Jayalalitha, alleged that the returning officers had rejected her nomination papers ``under duress'', the DMK president, Mr. M. Karunanidhi, said the ``law had taken its course''.

Jayalalitha to campaign with redoubled vigour
Notwithstanding her disqualification from contesting election, the AIADMK general secretary, Ms. Jayalalitha, today declared that she was the chief ministerial candidate of the AIADMK-led front.

Will BJP go back on JPC probe?
For the first time since March 13, the Lok Sabha had a regular day, minus any organised interruptions and adjournments. Instead, it was a Lok Sabha with a purpose: to hurry up with the financial business.

BDR attack repulsed
Close on the heels of the killing of 16 BSF men, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel made an abortive bid to occupy a border outpost in Karimganj district of Assam last night, but were repulsed, a top BSF official said today.

Usability of GSAT-1 in doubt
With all its liquid propellant gone in coping with an unexpected contingency, the useability of the GSAT-1, put into orbit on the first launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), is in doubt.

Govt. ready for JPC probe into stock market crash
The Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, today told the Rajya Sabha that the Government had no objection to setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the recent stock market crash.

MEA silent on latest border skirmish
India today declined comment on the alleged attempt by Bangladesh to occupy a border outpost in Assam and the reported troop build up by the latter's paramilitary forces at the border.

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