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Vajpayee to chair Inter-State Council meet in Srinagar
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The issue of the Centre's right to suo motu deploy armed forces in the States and Article 356 of the Constitution which empowers the Centre to impose President's rule in a State form the core of the agenda for the ...

BJP fears Mayawati may seek dissolution of House
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The BJP is fearing that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, may recommend dissolution of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly to the State Governor "any time'' before the start of the House session and it has taken steps to ...
Pak. prisoners cannot be used as levers for bargaining: A-G
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The Attorney-General, Soli Sorabjee, has told the Government that Pakistani prisoners who had served their sentences in India and regarded as "security prisoners" could not be used as hostages or used as levers for ...
BJP's image damaged due to `some associates', says Advani
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, has said the BJP's image had been damaged to some extent because of ``some associates'' of the party. In a 50-minute programme produced by journalist, Mark Tully, for the current ...
Sea Harrier crashes
MUMBAI, AUG. 24. A Sea Harrier aircraft of the Navy today crashed in the sea while carrying out a routine training sortie off the coast of Goa. "The pilot has been rescued and is safe," a Navy spokesperson said. The authorities have ordered a ...
Khusroo dead
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. Former Chairman of the Finance Commission, A. M. Khusroo, died at a hospital here tonight, family sources said. He was 78. Mr. Khusroo, who was also a former Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and a former ...
BJP okays Apang's merger proposal
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. The BJP today gave the green signal to the Gegong Apang-led coalition parties in Arunachal Pradesh to merge with it, making Arunachal the first State in the Northeast to be solely governed by the party. After a high-level ...
ONGC staff call off stir
MUMBAI, AUG. 24.ONGC employees today called off their ``non-cooperation movement'' against the oil major's management following detailed discussions with the latter. The agitation was launched on August 13, two days after the helicopter crash ...
CBI grills U.P. officials
LUCKNOW, AUG. 24.Investigating the Taj Corridor case on a Supreme Court directive, the CBI questioned the Uttar Pradesh Environment Director, I.P. Singh, and other officials on the funding of the controversial project and collected documents ...
India loses to Pak.
AMSTELVEEN (HOLLAND), AUG. 24. India finished fourth in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament losing 3-4 to Pakistan in the bronze medal play-off here today.

Paes 'out of danger'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 24. Star tennis player Leander Paes is totally out of danger after the cyst found in his brain was diagnosed as a parasitic infection. Doctors said there was no chance of malignancy and the infection can be treated with drugs. He ...
Station master blamed for Ghatnandur accident
HYDERABAD, AUG. 24. The final report on the findings of the inquiry into the Secunderabad-Manmad Express accident at Ghatnandur railway station in Maharashtra, which claimed 18 lives in January last, has blamed the station master and a pointsman ...

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