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Total understanding with Centre: Mufti
JAMMU, NOV. 27. Despite repeated provocation from the BJP members in the Assembly, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today avoided a confrontation with the Central Government on the issue of prisoners' release and said ...
'India will never be a theocratic state'
NEW DELHI, NOV. 27. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today maintained that India would never be a theocratic state and asserted that for the Vajpayee Government, the concept of Hindutva was the same as interpreted by the Supreme Court. ...
Jayalalithaa's objections ignored, names of 9 judges cleared
NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.Despite the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's reservations against certain persons, the Supreme Court collegium headed by the Chief Justice, G.B. Pattanaik, is understood to have cleared nine of the 11 names recommended ...
Sinha blames Pak. mission in Dhaka
NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, said today that the Pakistan mission in Dhaka had become the "nerve-centre'' of ISI activities encouraging terrorism in India. "The Government is fully aware that the Pakistani ...
War of words between India, Pak. escalates
ISLAMABAD, NOV. 27. There has been a spurt in the war of words between India and Pakistan since the assumption of office by the civilian setup led by the Prime Minister, Mir Zafrullah Khan Jamali, on November 23. The ray of hope of improvement ...
Reservation policy set aside
RANCHI, NOV. 27.In a setback to the Babulal Marandi Government, the Jharkhand High Court today set aside its reservation policy of preference to the tribals and long-settled outsiders in jobs but said a `local' could be preferred to a non-local ...
SC reserves judgment
NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on a petition filed by cellular operators challenging the Government's decision to allow basic operators to offer limited mobility services. — PTI ...
Badal courts arrest
CHANDIGARH, NOV. 27.The Shiromani Akali Dal president and former Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, today courted arrest as part of the party's state-wide ``Jail Bharo Andolan (fill the jails)'' against what he called the `anti-people' ...
Gas leakage
AHMEDABAD, NOV. 27.More than 800 persons were affected due to a gas leak from a factory in Kalamsar village in Gujarat's Anand district, about 125 km from here, on Monday and the authorities have ordered the closure of the factory. The ...
'Eelam option open'
COLOMBO, NOV. 27. Despite calls from the international community for a complete renunciation of a separate Tamil Eelam, the LTTE leader, V. Prabakaran, today remained unchanged that there was "no alternative'' to secession if Colombo rejected his ...
PM may not go to Pak.
NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.In the absence of any ``substance'' to the SAARC summit, to be held in Pakistan in January, it is ``very difficult'' for the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to go to Islamabad, the National Security Adviser, Brajesh ...

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