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Cong. to move no-trust motion against U.P. Speaker
NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. After strained relations in the last couple of years, the Congress and the Samajwadi Party have begun to smoke the peace pipe, thanks ironically to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati. The breakthrough came at the ...
Key witness in Raja Bhaiya case shot dead
LUCKNOW, FEB. 3.A key witness in the controversial POTA case against the jailed independent legislator, Raja Bhaiya, and his father was shot dead by unidentified persons at Kunda in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh today. Rajendra Yadav, ...
Tension on Indo-Bangla border
KOLKATA, FEB. 3. Tension is running high along the Indo-Bangladesh border at the Satgachi outpost in Coochbehar district of West Bengal where three days ago the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) resisted a move by 213 Bangladeshis to re-enter their ...
Issue taken up with envoy
NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. As the fate of 213 persons stranded on the "zero line'' between Bangladesh and India remained undecided, a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs, Mira Shankar, met with the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, ...
Govt. to create strategic oil reserves
NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. The Government has decided to create strategic crude oil reserves for meeting 45 days domestic consumption over the next three years to meet any eventuality leading to supply disruption. The cost of creating these reserves ...
U.S. plane grounded in Mumbai
MUMBAI, FEB. 3. In the second intrusion by a foreign plane in three days, a private American Boeing 757 on a flight from Karachi to Male was grounded here today after it was found overflying Indian airspace without permission. Air Traffic ...
PM calls CRA meet on Feb. 10
NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has convened a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority here on February 10 to decide on the distress-sharing of Cauvery waters between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Kerala. The ...
5 Dawood aides detained in Dubai
NEW DELHI, FEB. 3. Authorities in Dubai detained five aides of the Pakistan-based underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, informed sources said tonight. Although it was not immediately clear who the five were, reports reaching here indicate that they ...
Naxals kill 4 police officers
RAIPUR, FEB. 3.Four police officials, including a company commander were killed, and a naxal was shot dead in a two-hour-long encounter between security personnel and the Peoples' War Group (PWG) extremists who made a futile attempt to hijack a ...
HC upholds invalidation of Eunuch's election
JABALPUR, FEB. 3.The Madhya Pradesh High Court today upheld an election tribunal order setting aside the election of a eunuch, Kamala Jaan, to the post of Mayor of the Katni civic body. Justice S.P. Khare, in his order, held that the eunuch ...
Moody's upgrades foreign currency rating
MUMBAI, FEB. 3.The global rating agency, Moody's, today upgraded India's foreign currency debt and projected a stable outlook. However, it cautioned about the deteriorating fiscal situation which limited faster growth prospects. The agency ...

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