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Jayalalithaa, others acquitted in TANSI, hotel cases
CHENNAI, DEC. 4. In sensational judgments that brightened the political prospects of the AIADMK leader, Ms. Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court today acquitted her and all others, including her friend, Ms. N. Sasikalaa, of all charges in the ... More
Talks fail, Govt. to go ahead with POTO
NEW DELHI, DEC. 4. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today failed to convince the Opposition parties to give up their opposition to the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO). An all-party meeting, called by the ... More
Israel continues air strikes
RAMALLAH (WEST BANK), DEC. 4. Israel unleashed air strikes today also in retaliation for the Palestinian suicide bombings, and three missiles hit 50 meters from Mr. Yasser Arafat's office as the Palestinian leader worked inside. Mr. Arafat was ... More
Bonn delegates discuss seat distribution
KOENIGSWINTER (Germany), DEC. 4. Talks on Afghanistan's future hit the final stretch today as Afghan factions and U.N. mediators turned to filling seats on an interim administration. Work on distributing ministerial posts began hours after all ... More
Troops exchange fire
JAMMU, DEC. 4. Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy artillery fire at the Ramgarh, Kanachack, Arina, R.S.Pura and Samba sectors in the Jammu region overnight. Official sources said the two sides exchanged fire at Kandral, Narianpur and ... More
5 killed in suicide attack
JAMMU, DEC. 4. In yet another `fidayeen' attack on security forces two Army jawans and three militants were killed near the north Kashmir town of Handwara on Tuesday evening. Reports reaching here said that a group of militants attacked a ... More
Dikshit axes four Ministers
NEW DELHI, DEC. 4. The Congress dropped four of the six Ministers and inducted new faces in the Delhi Cabinet with a view to infusing dynamism and young blood. The new faces are Mr. Ajay Maken, Mr. Haroon Yusuf, Mr. Deep Chand Bandhu and Mr. Raj ... More
Laloo taken ill, advised rest
PATNA, DEC. 4. The RJD president, Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav, lodged in Beur jail here and to be produced before a CBI court on December 6, has taken ill and has been advised complete rest. Doctors said he had complained of cold and cough last ... More
Sri Lanka polls today
COLOMBO, DEC. 4.The Army and police in Sri Lanka have been put on maximum alert ahead of tomorrow's polling in Parliament elections. Over 40,000 policemen would be deployed all over the country to ensure peaceful polling at 10,000 booths for ... More

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