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Govt. will abide by SC directive on `puja': PM
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today made it clear that the proposed ``symbolic puja'' by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on March 15 at Ayodhya would be allowed to take place only if there were no objections from the ...
Restrictions in Ayodhya continue
AYODHYA, MARCH 9. Restrictions imposed in Ayodhya in the wake of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed symbolic `bhoomi puja' on March 15 remained in force with continued suspension of train services, despite an announcement by the Union Minister of ...
Opposition blasts `puja' move
NEW DELHI, MARCH. 9. All the main Opposition parties, the Congress, the CPI(M) and the CPI, today deplored the Government's decision to permit `puja' at Ayodhya near the disputed site and the lifting of restrictions on kar sevaks. ``The status ...
Pak. prepared to sign anti-terrorism pact: Sattar
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 9. The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Abdul Sattar, has said that in the context of India's allegations of infiltration and cross-border terrorism, Islamabad was ready to ink an agreement with New Delhi not to allow its territory to ...
`Ready for extradition treaty with India'
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 9. Pakistan said today it had dropped the idea of sending its list of people wanted from India and urged New Delhi to come to the negotiating table to conclude an extradition treaty to deal with issues of fugitives from each ...
Advani turns down Pak. invitation
GHAZIABAD, MARCH 9. The Union Home Minister, L. K. Advani, today turned down an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart, Moinuddin Haider, to visit Pakistan for discussing any issue, including the handing over of 20 terrorists sought by India, ...
Rollback of LPG price hike?
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. In a first hint at a possible rollback of some of his budget proposals, the Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today indicated that he would discuss the LPG price rise issue with the Prime Minister, Atal Behari ...
Blast scares pilgrims
JAMMU, MARCH 9. Panic gripped pilgrims following a blast on the Katra-Vaishno Devi road in Jammu on Friday night. No one was injured, official sources said here today. The blast left two vehicles damaged. Security had been stepped up at Katra ...
Rally attacked
COLOMBO, MARCH 9. A grenade exploded at an election rally of the ruling National United Front near the Sri Lankan capital on Friday, killing four persons and wounding 20, police and a party official said today. ``Someone threw a grenade,'' ...
BJP's RS nominees
NEW DELHI, MARCH 9. The BJP president, Jana Krishnamurthy, and Shatrughan Sinha, film star, were today nominated by the party for the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat and Bihar. The former party chief, Bangaru Laxman's name did not figure in ...

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