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BSP headed for a split, claims SP
LUCKNOW, SEPT. 5.Samajwadi Party sources claimed here today that the Bahujan Samaj Party legislature group in Uttar Pradesh was on the verge of a split with 40 out of a total of 109 party MLAs having joined the ranks of dissidents. They would ...

Engine blade 'nicks' in Sukhoi-30 squadron
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5. The only complete squadron of India's frontline Sukhoi-30K fighters has been effectively grounded following the detection of `nicks' in the engine blades. The Indian Air Force wants the defective parts replaced free of cost ...
Curfew clamped on Godhra
AHMEDABAD, SEPT. 5. An indefinite curfew has been clamped in three police station areas in Godhra in central Gujarat after communal violence erupted during the immersion of Ganesh idols this evening. Police fired at least four rounds after the ...
`No troops to Iraq even with U.N. mandate'
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5.The Vajpayee Government is unlikely to re-open the question of deploying Indian troops in Iraq, irrespective of the nature and content of the new United Nations Security Council resolution being negotiated by the United States. ...
PIL challenges electricity tax
CHENNAI, SEPT. 5. The Tamil Nadu Government decision to levy an electricity tax on domestic consumer connections for the first time has been challenged in the Madras High Court. In a public interest litigation petition, the Voice (Consumer ...
Copter flies sorties over Kathua
JAMMU, SEPT. 5.Security forces today pressed a helicopter into service to spot seven Lashker-e-Taiba militants who have engaged troops in a gunbattle for the last four days, in Ghati area of Kathua district, official sources said. A ...
India, U.S. begin exercises
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5.Indian and American special forces today began a two-week exercise close to the Chinese and Pakistani borders in the snow-bound Karakoram ranges. An American Hercules military transport plane landed in Delhi and took off ...
SC reserves verdict
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5. The issue of privatisation of the oil PSUs — HPCL and BPCL — today hung in the balance as the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on petitions challenging the Union Government's decision to sell the majority of its ...
Notice to Liberhan panel
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5. The Delhi High Court today issued a notice to the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry probing the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on an application by the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh, ...
Regular bail to ex-judge
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 5. The Delhi High Court today granted regular bail to the former judge, Shameet Mukherjee, who is an accused in the DDA scam case, as the CBI did not oppose grant of the relief to him. — ...
Trishul 'ready' for trials
BANGALORE, SEPT. 5. The surface-to-air missile, Trishul, meant for all the three services of the armed forces, is ready for user trials again, the Director of the Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Prahalada, told presspersons here ...
Order expected
BANGALORE, SEPT. 5.The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited expects shortly an order for 12 limited series production units of the Intermediate Jet Trainer, with delivery starting 2005, N.R. Mohanty, HAL Chairman, said ...
Man held
MUMBAI, SEPT. 5.The Central Industrial Security Force today arrested a person from the Mumbai airport and recovered a bullet from him. The person was to board a domestic flight to Hyderabad, but during the screening of his baggage the bullet was ...

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