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Pak 'design' to sabotage polls
NEW DELHI, MAY 4. The Vajpayee Government is concerned over the stepped-up militant violence in Jammu and Kashmir, and these incidents of infiltration from across the border and the Line of Control are seen as part of an emerging "Pakistani ...
Modi Govt. doing well, says PM
GWALIOR, MAY 4. Virtually giving a clean chit to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, tonight said that although there was a provision to issue notice to a State Government under Article 355 of the ...
Musharraf refutes rigging charges
ISLAMABAD, MAY 4. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has expressed concern over Indian military exercises near the border, but at the same time was of the view that they did not pose any serious threat. ``I do not think at the moment ...
TDP rejects Speakership offer
HYDERABAD, MAY 4.The TDP has finally turned down the Bharatiya Janata Party's offer of Lok Sabha speakership, thus ending several days' suspense over the issue. ``We are not contesting for the post of Speaker'', the TDP president and Chief ...
Gill was in my mind: Modi
GANDHINAGAR, MAY 4.The Gujarat Government which yesterday said it had no knowledge about the Centre's decision to send the former Punjab police chief, K.P.S. Gill, to Gujarat today issued him the official appointment order as the Security Adviser ...
Tension as Mamata protests eviction
KOLKATA, MAY 5.Violence flared up today in Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee's south Kolkata constituency over eviction of illegal settlers along the railway tracks. Police later put off the operation as it could create a law and order ...
Hizb expels Majid Dar
ISLAMABAD, MAY 4. Dissensions in the Hizbul Mujahideen, one of the largest outfits engaged in military operations in Kashmir, came to fore today with the decision of the organisation to expel three ``senior commanders,'' including Majid Dar. An ...
Many dead in ferry mishap
DHAKA, MAY 4.Several passengers were feared drowned after a ferry carrying 150 people capsized midway in the Meghna river in central Bangladesh on Friday night, official said today. According to Bangladesh Television, so far only two bodies ...
Palestinian shot in church
BETHLEHEM, MAY 4.A Palestinian gunman was shot dead today by an Israeli sniper inside the besieged Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestinian and Israeli sources said. Israeli military sources said that the Palestinian, ``a highly wanted ...
Militants kill cattle grazers
JAMMU, MAY 4.Five cattle grazers were shot dead by militants in a remote village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today, official sources here said. Militants barged into the huts of the cattle grazers, picked up five persons and shot them ...
126 killed in Nigeria plane crash
Kano, Nigeria, May 4. At least 50 charred bodies have been recovered from buildings hit by an airliner in the Nigerian city of Kano today, a Government spokesman said. Seventy-six other people on board the plane died when it crashed. "I saw ...

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