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    BJP should rededicate itself to Hindutva: Naidu
    MUMBAI, JUNE 22. Expressing confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party "will come back to power," the party president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said today that the "foremost task" for the BJP was "rededicating" itself to Hindutva, not forgetting that ...

    Customary start to the Henman soap opera
    LONDON, JUNE 22.WANTED: A new scriptwriter for a long-running play at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Requirements: Fantastic powers of imagination, a natural inclination to ignore reality, and a total ...

    Keshubhai shuns Mumbai meet
    GANDHINAGAR, JUNE 22. Keshubhai Patel, the principal rival of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has refused to go to Mumbai for the Bharatiya Janata Party national executive committee meeting. Mr. Patel cited "ill-health" as the reason ...

    'Mini-emergency' in Gujarat
    GANDHINAGAR, JUNE 22. The former Chief Minister, Keshubhai Patel today vowed to apprise the party high command of what he described as an "atmosphere of fear" and a state of "mini-emergency" prevailing in Gujarat. Talking to reporters here, he ...

    India, Pakistan to reopen consulates in Karachi, Mumbai
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 22.India and Pakistan have agreed in principle to reopen their consulates in Karachi and Mumbai, the External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, told this correspondent from Qingdao, China, today after a meeting with his Pakistani ...

    Celebrity marriage comes to an end
    ISLAMABAD, JUNE 22.One of the most talked-about marriages in the international cricket world is over. Imran Khan, cricketing legend-turned-political crusader, said on Tuesday he had divorced his wife, the British socialite, Ms. Jemima. "I sadly ...

    Rescrutinise nominations: poll panel
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 22.The Election Commission today directed the Returning Officer for the elections to the 11 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh to rescrutinise on June 24 the rejected nominations of two Congress candidates — Harendra ...

    Pistol parcel: one held
    PATNA, JUNE 22.The Patna police today arrested Mahesh Sao for sending a parcel containing a country-made pistol and a spent cartridge to the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Delhi police and the Rural SP, Patna, B.B. Sinha, conducted the ...

    Gujarat sending report on encounter
    GANDHINAGAR, JUNE 22.The Gujarat police today said it was sending a report to the Union Home Ministry on the two alleged Pakistani terrorists killed in an encounter along with two other LeT militants, and a request to be forwarded to Pakistan for ...

    South Korean beheaded
    CAIRO, JUNE 22. An Iraqi militant group has beheaded its South Korean hostage, the pan-Arab satellite channel, Al-Jazeera reported today. The channel said it had received a video tape saying he had been executed. Kim Sun-Il, 33, who works for ...

    Over 100 killed in Chechen raid
    MOSCOW, JUNE 22.Over 100 persons, including an acting Interior Minister and 18 security men, were killed and several hundred wounded after 200 suspected Chechen rebels attacked Government installations in Ingushetia province, bordering Chechnya. ...

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