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Modi resigns, gets Assembly dissolved
GANDHINAGAR, JULY 19.The Gujarat Governor, Sunder Singh Bhandari, has dissolved the State Assembly and accepted the resignation of the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. He has asked Mr. Modi to continue in the office till alternative arrangements ...
`Forgive me'
GANDHINAGAR, JULY 19. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has sought the ``forgiveness of the people with folded hands'' for any mistakes committed, either by his colleagues or him. In a written statement here this evening , he said: ...
U.S. rejects calls for a plebiscite
WASHINGTON, JULY 19. The Bush administration has brushed aside calls for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir saying that it was for India and Pakistan to settle the issue bilaterally. The United States also said that it saw the coming elections in ...
India welcomes statement
NEW DELHI, JULY 19.India today welcomed the U.S. statement that India and Pakistan should resolve their bilateral differences under the Shimla Agreement, saying it amounted to ``complete vindication'' of New Delhi's stand. India had all along ...
Pak. needs to take more steps: Straw
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, will be shuttling between New Delhi and Islamabad for "separate discussions'' with the two Governments on finding ways to further reduce tensions between the two countries. Mr. ...
It's misuse of POTA: Fernandes
CHENNAI, JULY 19.Defending the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and the actions of the MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, at the same time, the Defence Minister and NDA convenor, George Fernandes, today claimed that POTA was ...
Hindujas' plea
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. Citing an inordinate delay in the probe and initiation of the trial proceedings in the Bofors payoff case, the Hinduja brothers today sought the quashing of the CBI chargesheet against them just before the Special Judge was to ...
Malkani, Pondy Governor?
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. The veteran BJP leader, K.R. Malkani, is tipped to become the Governor of Pondicherry. The proposal was cleared by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and a formal announcement is expected in a day or two. Mr. Malkani is ...
Relief for victims
CHANDIGARH, JULY 19. The Haryana Government has decided to pay a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakhs to the next of kin of those persons who were killed in the State's territory during the November 1984 riots. — PTI ...
DCA to probe Xerox ModiCorp
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. The Department of Company Affairs (DCA) will soon begin investigations against Xerox ModiCorp and its associate companies under Section 237 of the Companies Act, which allows the books of Xerox and other associated companies ...
ISD rates cut
NEW DELHI, JULY 19. The Videsh Sanchar Nigam today cut by up to 40 per cent its international call rates to match rival Bharti but majority of Indian subscribers would be deprived of the immediate benefits of the price war among the international ...

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