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Govt. announces tough measures to tackle SARS
NEW DELHI, APRIL 24. With reports of fresh cases of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coming in from several countries, the Union Health Minister, Sushma Swaraj, today announced a series of measures to further boost the country's preparedness ...
MPs demand halt to divestment of oil majors
NEW DELHI APRIL 24. A determined Opposition today forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha, accusing the Government of surreptitiously going ahead with disinvestment of the profit-making HPCL and BPCL. The agitated MPs demanded an immediate end to ...
Hurriyat refuses to meet Vohra
SRINAGAR, APRIL 24. The All-Party Hurriyat Conference today officially rejected the Centre's peace offer by refusing to hold talks with the latter's interlocutor on Kashmir, N. N. Vohra, and instead sought a "meaningful" dialogue at the highest ...
S.K. Sinha new J&K Governor?
JAMMU, APRIL 24. S. K. Sinha, a retired Lieutenant General, is tipped to succeed G. C. Saxena as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on May 1. Mr. Saxena's term expires on May 2. Official sources said that the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, ...
A good offer, says Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 24. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today termed the latest peace initiative made by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, a "good offer". The subject figured briefly at an interactive session he had with a group ...
Tendulkar celebrates a quiet birthday
NEW DELHI, APRIL 24.Away from the media glare and the arc lights, Indian cricket's favourite son Sachin Tendulkar today celebrated his 30th birthday quietly. Millions of his fans the world over wished him good luck and many more years in ...
Compensation for Uphaar victims
NEW DELHI, APRIL 24. The Delhi High Court today awarded compensation of about Rs. 18 crores to the families of the 59 dead and 103 injured in the Uphaar fire case of June 13, 1997. It also ordered that around Rs. 4 crores be recovered from the ...
Policeman killed in blast
SRINAGAR, APRIL 24.One policeman was killed and three Bomb Disposal Squad personnel injured when militants set off two powerful IEDs in Tral village in Pulwama district, hours before the visit of the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, there.A ...
10 undertrials escape
PATNA, APRIL 24.Ten undertrials escaped from police custody after scaling jail walls in different parts of Bihar in the past 24 hours. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police and spokesman for the Bihar police, Rituraj, said four undertrials, who ...
HC directive on Jadeja
NEW DELHI, APRIL 24.The Delhi High Court today said the former Indian cricket captain, Ajay Jadeja, might be considered for playing first class cricket if he was entitled for selection. In their order, a Division Bench comprising Justice ...
Winnie convicted
PRETORIA, APRIL 24.A court convicted Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her broker, Addy Moolman, of fraud and theft today in connection with a bogus bank loan scandal. ``The state's evidence is overwhelming,'' said the magistrate at a Pretoria court. ...

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