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7 Vaishno Devi pilgrims killed in blasts
JAMMU, JULY 21. Seven devotees, including a child, were killed and 38 injured, in two powerful explosions set off tonight by militants at Banganga near Katra on the way to the Vaishno Devi shrine, police sources here said. The toll may go up ...

CBI has not dropped charges in Ayodhya case: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The tabling of an adjournment motion by the Opposition alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation had "dropped" the charges of conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid against the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, and ...
SC raps T.N. staff but asks Govt. to take them back
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Tamil Nadu Government employees for resorting to a strike and "holding the State to ransom" and "bringing the administration to a grinding halt". It, however, suggested to ...
Antony Govt. rides out a storm
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, JULY 21. The A.K. Antony-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Government in Kerala today surmounted three major political hurdles. The first one was crossed when the Congress leader and former Chief Minister, K. Karunakaran, gave ...
CAS rollout from Sept. 1
NEW DELHI, JULY 21.Amid considerable speculation about a further deferment of the Conditional Access System (CAS) — at least in the Capital in view of the coming Assembly elections — the Government today decided to go ahead with the ...
Package for cane growers in all States
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. Bowing to pressure from other States, the Centre today decided to formulate a comprehensive package of relief to sugarcane farmers all over the country, revising its announcement made four days ago, by which assistance was to ...
Jeffrey Archer released
LONDON, JULY 21. Jeffrey Archer, writer of pulp fiction and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, was released from jail today after serving two years of a four-year sentence for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Lord ...
Panja back in Trinamool
KOLKATA, JULY 21.The Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee, today announced the withdrawal of suspension of the former Union Minister, Ajit Panja, from the party. Ms. Banerjee said Mr. Panja had issued a statement expressing his willingness ...
SIMI activists sentenced
NEW DELHI, JULY 21.A designated court today sentenced the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists, Mohammed Yasin Patel and Mohammed Afsal Jaffrey, to five-year imprisonment under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for their ...
U.S. soldier killed in Iraq
BAGHDAD, JULY 21.A U.S. soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in an attack here today. An improvised bomb went off and they came under small arms fire at 10.30 a.m., a U.S. spokesman said. ``Names have not been released, but the soldier ...
Bush warns Syria, Iran
CRAWFORD (TEXAS), JULY 21.The U.S. President, George W. Bush, today accused Syria and Iran of supporting "terrorists" that undermined West Asia peace efforts. "Today Syria and Iran continue to harbour and assist terrorists. This behaviour is ...
Develops complications
MUMBAI, JULY 21. Actor Vivek Oberoi, who had been operated upon for a leg fracture at the Hinduja hospital, developed breathing complications in the last four days as a result of which he was put on oxygen. Dr. Sanjay Agarwala said the actor ...

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