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Thursday, August 08, 2002
Parliament deadlocked over petrol pump scam
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. The impasse in Parliament over the petrol pump scam continued for the fourth consecutive day today with both the Government and the Opposition sticking to their guns, resulting in the two Houses being adjourned within minutes ...
Many Opposition leaders wrote for allotment: BJP
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. Cornered by the petrol pump allotment scandal, the Bharatiya Janata Party today launched a counter-attack. While it has not yet been able to produce the promised list of Congress beneficiaries of the petroleum largesse, it did ...
Tehelka reporter arrested, granted bail
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. The tehelka.com reporter, Anirudh Bahal, who was part of the team which investigated corruption in defence deals, was today arrested by the South Delhi police on charges of assaulting and threatening a Central Bureau of ...
Right to education a distant dream?
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. A piquant situation has arisen with the Centre yet to forward to the President for his assent the Constitution (93rd Amendment) Bill, 2001 making the "right to education" a fundamental right. The Bill was passed by Parliament ...
Probe ordered into `sati'
BHOPAL, AUG. 7.The Madhya Pradesh Government today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the "sati" self-immolation by a woman on the funeral pyre of the husband committed by a 65-year-old woman, Kuttu Bai, in Tamali Patna village of ...
Bomb hurled at U.P. MLA
LUCKNOW, AUG. 7. The Uttar Pradesh MLA, Atiq Ahmed, was injured when a bomb was hurled at him inside a court premises in Allahabad today, while on his way, under police custody, to appear in a criminal case. Mr. Ahmed was being brought from ...
EC to visit Gujarat for spot assessment
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7. In a significant decision, the three-member Election Commission headed by the Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, will undertake a three-day visit to Gujarat from tomorrow for a spot assessment of the situation to decide ...
R.K Sharma in Himachal?
NEW DELHI, AUG. 7.The Haryana IG (Prisons), R.K. Sharma, prime suspect in the case on the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar is said to have been traced in Himachal Pradesh, even as a court here issued a non-bailable warrant against him, the ...
Vaiko's Remand extended
CHENNAI, AUG. 7. The Special Court for Prevention of Terrorism Act cases today extended till September 4 the remand of the MDMK general secretary, Vaiko, and eight others, arrested under the provisions of POTA for pro-LTTE speeches. The special ...
Manipur CM's house attacked
IMPHAL, AUG 7.The ancestral houses of the Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi, and the State Power Minister, Govindas Konthoujam, were damaged when some extremists opened fire on Tuesday night. About 15 persons raided Mr. Ibobi's house in ...
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