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BJP ready with strategy if ruling favours Opposition
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22.The parliamentary deadlock is expected to end tomorrow when the Deputy Speaker and presiding officer of the Lok Sabha, P.M. Sayeed, will decide under what rule the discussion on the Gujarat violence will be conducted in the ...
Delhi rejects `foreign interference'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22.Signalling a rejection of foreign interference in Gujarat, India today took strong exception to the remarks by the Finnish Foreign Minister on the communal strife in the State. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, ...
Four killed in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 22.At least four persons were killed in stabbing and police firing and 20 others injured today as violence spread to newer areas in Ahmedabad, where the toll in the last 24 hours has risen to 22. An indefinite curfew was ...
Gujarat won't have long-term fallout: Sinha
WASHINGTON, APRIL 22.The Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, has admitted that the communal violence and carnage in Gujarat has had an effect on the Indian economy, but maintained that there would not be long-term fallouts. "What has ...
Chandrika holds talks with Jaswant
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, arrived here today for a wide-exchange of views with the Indian leadership in the backdrop of the possibility that peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE ...
Mayawati govt. by this week?
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. The political arrangement between the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party is close to being finalised and before this week is out, a Mayawati government is expected to be installed in Lucknow. The two parties ...
Punjab cancels 639 PSC recruitments
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 22.The Punjab Government has cancelled the appointments of 639 people to posts recommended by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in the light of the arrest of its chairman, Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu. The Chief Minister, ...
VC sacked
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 22.The Controversial Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, who is under a cloud for offences, including a rape charge, has been sacked with immediate effect to ``prevent further deterioration of the ...
ISD rates set to fall
NEW DELHI, APRIL 22. International long distance telephony tariffs are set to fall significantly with the Bharti group announcing up to 50 per cent reduction in call charges. It has decided to charge Rs. 24 a minute for an ISD call to the ...
Pearl case trial begins
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 22.Omar Sheikh and three other accused in the Daniel Pearl abduction and murder case are believed to have pleaded innocence today before the judge of an anti-terrorism court in ...
Gulshan case
MUMBAI, APRIL 22.Nearly five years after the audio king, Gulshan Kumar, was gunned down in suburban Juhu, the trial judge M. L. Tahilyani, today began delivering his verdict in a jam-packed court room with the accused, lawyers and media personnel ...

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