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Ghauri test escalating arms race: Patil
BANGALORE, MAY 30.The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil said today that the testing of nuclear-capable ``Ghauri'' missile by Pakistan was ``escalating the arms race." ``It [Ghauri test] is escalating the arms race,'' Mr. Patil told reporters ...

Saudi commandos free hostages/8 Indians among 22 killed
MANAMA, MAY 30.Saudi Arabia's elite commandos ended a 25-hour hostage drama by storming a residential complex in the oil city of Al Khobar in the early hours of today, freeing dozens of people held captive by an Al-Qaeda affiliated militant group ...

Tight security for Chapra repoll
PATNA, MAY 30. The election to the Chapra Lok Sabha constituency would be held tomorrow for the second time following the countermanding of the one held on April 26 on grounds of poll malpractice. The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and Railway ...

We were not consulted on Speaker's choice: Fernandes
NEW DELHI, MAY 30.The National Democratic Alliance will meet here on Tuesday on the eve of the Parliament session to discuss its floor strategy. It is possible that the NDA may challenge the ruling United Progressive Alliance's candidature of the ...

Left parties criticise NDA tactics
NEW DELHI, MAY 30. The Left parties said today that projecting the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, as a "parallel power structure" to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, at the Centre was part of a "deep conspiracy to drive a wedge between Dr. ...

Business as usual for Schumacher
NUERBURGRING (GERMANY), MAY 30. Michael Schumacher rebounded from his crash at Monaco by winning the European Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello was second almost 18 seconds behind, the fourth time this ...

Envoy-level office for NRIs, PIOs to be closed
NEW DELHI, MAY 30.The Centre today announced that the office of the Ambassador-at-large in-charge of the Non-Resident Indians and People of Indian Origin would be closed from tomorrow. An External Affairs Ministry spokesman said Bishm ...

Nepal bus blast kills one
KATHMANDU, MAY 30. Maoists triggered an explosion in a bus near the capital's Royal Nepal Airlines office today killing one and injuring at least 21, police said. The rebels detonated the bomb inside a Chitawan-bound bus on New Road, the heart of ...

Religious scholar gunned down
ISLAMABAD, MAY 30. In what is believed to be a sectarian attack, Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, Sunni religious scholar, was gunned down today in Karachi. There were disturbances in different parts of the city due to the incident which took place in ...

Grading system for CBSE
NEW DELHI, MAY 30.The clamour among students for every extra mark will become a thing of the past with the Central Board of Senior Education set to introduce a grading system for its Class X examination from 2006. The Secondary School ...

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