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Advani rejects demand for President's rule in Gujarat
NEW DELHI, JULY 23. Rejecting the Opposition demand for imposition of President's rule in Gujarat, the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today said the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, did not need a "certificate" from the Opposition parties but ...
Kapil is `Cricketer of the Century'
LONDON, JULY 23.India's World Cup winning captain, Kapil Dev, was tonight declared the "Indian Cricketer of the Century". The "Haryana Hurricane" was selected ahead of 15 other illustrious cricketers — including Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil ...
Drought-hit States seek more relief
NEW DELHI, JULY 23. Four States — Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab — where delayed monsoon has hit the kharif crop, have sought increased allocation of foodgrains in the Targeted Public Distribution System. These ...
BJP allies strike a different note
NEW DELHI, JULY 23.Demands for the dismissal of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, and the imposition of President's rule ahead of the proposed Assembly elections in the State dominated the debate in both the Houses of Parliament today. ...
Pak. not to open its airspace in the `near future'
ISLAMABAD, JULY 23. Six weeks after India offered to open its airspace for over-flight facilities to Pakistani aircraft on a reciprocal basis, Islamabad has said that it will not open its airspace for Indian passenger aircraft in the "near ...
PM skips parliamentary party meet
NEW DELHI, JULY 23.Today was one of those rare days when the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, skipped the parliamentary wing meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Last week he attended it, but gave the floor to the Deputy Prime Minister, ...
Privatise UTI in one year: JPC
NEW DELHI, JULY 23. The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the stock market scam and related matters has recommended in its draft report that the public sector Unit Trust of India (UTI) be privatised within one year. The recommendation ...
Grenade blast in Rajouri
JAMMU, JULY 23.A girl was killed and 17 others were injured in a grenade attack in Rajouri district of Jammu region tonight. Police sources told The Hindu that at around 9 p.m. militants hurled a grenade on a police party which was ...
JD (U) splits
PATNA, JULY 23.The ruling RJD is all set to have a majority of its own in the Bihar Assembly very soon with four legislators of the JD (U) Legislature Party breaking away and forming their own group, the JD (Jaya Prakash), as a first step in that ...
Hamas leader killed
GAZA CITY, July 23. An Israeli warplane attacked a house in a crowded, rundown Gaza City neighbourhood early today, killing a leading Hamas militant and at least 11 other Palestinians, including women and children. The air strike came as ...
Maruti cuts prices
NEW DELHI, JULY 23.Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) today effected price cuts ranging from Rs. 15,000 - 18,000 on three variants of Maruti 800, the country's largest selling car. While Maruti 800 `Standard' (Euro-I) and Maruti 800 `Deluxe' (Euro-II) ...

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