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I offered friendship despite infiltration, says PM
BERLIN, MAY 29."I hope my political initiative will inspire action to end cross-border terrorism and to dismantle the infrastructure of support to it," the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said last night about his peace moves with regard to ...
What did the PM mean?
MUNICH, MAY 29. What did the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, mean when he used the word ``retire'' in an interview he gave to the German magazine, Der Speigel? To a question by The Hindu whether he would ``retire'' from his ...
VHP rejects BJP chief's suggestion on mosque
NEW DELHI, MAY 29. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is not at all pleased with the assertion of the Bharatiya Janata Party president, Venkaiah Naidu, in Rampur on Wednesday that his party would be prepared to allow a mosque to come up next to a Ram ...
`I was misunderstood'
HYDERABAD, MAY 29. The BJP president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today denied that he had suggested that a mosque be constructed beside the Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the meeting of ...
Sonia, Mulayam, Ajit Singh confer
NEW DELHI, MAY 29. Almost a year after the break-up of the Peoples' Front, a fresh effort was made today by Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh to regroup with the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal breaking bread together ...
Duty on import of set-top boxes reduced
NEW DELHI, MAY 29. The Finance Ministry today bailed out the Information and Broadcasting Ministry by slashing the customs duty on the import of Set-Top Boxes (STBs) needed to access television pay channels under the Conditional Access ...
BALASORE (ORISSA), MAY 29.The medium range surface-to-air missile, Akash, was successfully test-fired from the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-Sea, about 15 km from here, today. According to ITR sources, the missile was test-fired at 5 ...
Ambedkar's wife passes away
MUMBAI, MAY 29.Savita Ambedkar (94), wife of B.R. Ambedkar, died here today after a prolonged illness. She leaves behind three grandsons, including the former nominated Rajya Sabha member, Prakash Ambedkar, who heads a faction of the ...
Reprieve for Ambanis
NEW DELHI, MAY 29.The Delhi High Court today extended for a month the date of appearance of the Ambani brothers before a city court in connection with an Official Secrets Act case. The Reliance Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, and the Managing ...
Fire on train
ROURKELA, MAY 29. The parcel van of the Bilaspur-Danapur South Bihar Express caught fire near the Kalunga station, about 15 km from here, today. There was, however, no casualty. The incident occurred around 1.50 p.m. when the train was on the ...
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