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Saturday, January 04, 2003
Bihar bandh turns violent
PATNA, JAN. 3.The dawn-to-dusk Bihar bandh, called by the Opposition parties today to protest the killing of three youths by some policemen in a `fake encounter' last week, was marred by violence and burning of vehicles at several places. At ...
PM expresses concern over exodus of scientists
BANGALORE, JAN. 3. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today unveiled a new National Science and Technology Policy that seeks to infuse vitality into the S&T system so that it could squarely face the challenges of globalisation in terms of ...
18 killed as train derails
GHATNANDUR (MAHARASHTRA), JAN. 3. Eighteen persons were killed and 55 injured when three coaches of the Secunderabad-Manmad Express derailed after the engine driver applied emergency brakes to avoid collision with a stationary goods train at the ...
'Pak. dual stand exposed'
BANGALORE, JAN. 3.Pakistan's ``dual'' stand on terrorism stands exposed, the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said here today. He told presspersons at the Bangalore airport before leaving for Delhi that the world had come to know about ...
Decision on four metro airports deferred
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.The Union Cabinet today authorised the Finance and Civil Aviation Ministries to jointly explore the possibility of Government funding for "fast track" modernisation of the four metro airports to international standards "in the ...
LPG prices will increase, says Ram Naik
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3. After steeply increasing the petrol and diesel prices yesterday, the Government is all set to increase the retail prices of LPG and kerosene by 5 to 10 per cent in the wake of a sharp rise in the international prices. ``The ...
4 charged under POTA
MUMBAI, JAN. 3.Four persons, alleged to have masterminded the December 2 Ghatkopar bus bomb blast, were today charged under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) by police, even as a special court further remanded the accused to police custody ...
Bodo militants held
GANGTOK, JAN. 3.In a major breakthrough, the Sikkim police nabbed four militants, including a top leader of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), from a hideout here and booked them under the POTA. This was the first case of arrest ...
Sunita Rani absolved
NEW DELHI, JAN. 3.Distance runner Sunita Rani's ordeal was finally over today with the world athletics body absolving the athlete of doping charges, paving the way for her participation in international events and return of medals snatched from ...
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