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President refers Gujarat poll tangle to Supreme Court
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. The Supreme Court today received a reference from the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, raising three important questions of law relating to the interpretation of Article 174, vis-a-vis the Election Commission's powers under ...
Modi revives 'Rath Yatra'
AHMEDABAD, AUG. 20. The Gujarat BJP unit has decided to revive the controversial ``Gaurav rath yatra'' of the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, from September 3. Announcing the programme to `kick off' the party's Assembly election campaign, the ...
We will play in Champions Trophy, says BCCI
BANGALORE, AUG. 20.The Working Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today unanimously decided that India would take part in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in Sri Lanka from September 12 "come what may". The BCCI ...
Players dare BCCI to send second-rung team
BANGALORE/LEEDS, AUG. 20.Top Indian cricketers were tonight set on a collision course with the establishment, deciding not to sign the agreement for ICC tournaments. The reaction of the players, now in England, came shortly after the Working ...
PM accepts Prabhu's resignation
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has reluctantly decided to accept the resignation of his Power Minister, Suresh Prabhu, though a formal announcement is unlikely till a date for the swearing-in of Mr. Prabhu's ...
Sinha rules out meeting with Pak. counterpart
KATHMANDU, AUG. 20."We have neither sent a request nor have we received a request" for a meeting with the Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Inam-ul-Haq, on the sidelines of the SAARC Ministerial meeting, the External Affairs ...
'Army will foil bid to disrupt J&K polls'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20. The Government has definite reports that Pakistan intends to step up violence in Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt the Assembly elections, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, said today and added that the armed forces would act ...
20 jawans killed
AGARTALA, AUG. 20.Twenty personnel of the Tripura State Rifles, escorting a sick colleague, were killed and four were injured when their truck was ambushed by heavily armed militants of the National Liberation Front of Tripura at Hirapur, near ...
Snag delays IA flight
JAMMU, AUG. 20.A minor snag in an Indian Airlines plane today led the pilot to apply the emergency brakes while taking off, causing sprain to the front row passengers and an airhostess, an airlines spokesman said here. Denying a report that ...
Plea rejected
NEW DELHI, AUG. 20.The Delhi High Court today rejected the plea of various allottees of petrol pumps and gas agencies to restore the supply of petrol, diesel and LPG to them despite the termination of their dealerships, saying no such direction ...
A 'big honour' for a versatile computer scientist
CHENNAI, AUG. 20.Madhu Sudan, who has won the Nevanlinna Prize, in recognition of his contributions to probabilistically checkable proofs, non-approximability of optimisation problems and error-correcting codes, was born in Chennai in 1966. He ...

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