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    Tehelka Commission wound up
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. The Central Government today decided to wind up the Tehelka Commission headed by Justice S.N. Phukan and, instead, ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into all allegations of corruption, including those ...

    A humbug, says Fernandes
    PUNE, OCT. 4. Describing the Centre's decision to scrap the Tehelka Commission as a ``humbug,'' the former Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today said it showed ``distrust'' in Justice S.N. Phukan. ``How can the investigation of a case which ...

    No intimation: Phukan
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. Justice S.N. Phukan today said it was the prerogative of the Government to scrap the Commission but made it clear he had not been told about it. "I have nothing to say at this moment as I have not received any communication ...

    Food-for-work scheme soon: Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. Reiterating his Government's commitment to providing 100 days employment to all able-bodied persons in rural areas, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said today that the new comprehensive food-for-work programme would be ...

    Justice will be done to Vidarbha: Sonia
    PAUNI (MAHARASHTRA), OCT 4. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today kickstarted the Congress campaign for Maharashtra Assembly polls by striking on the Vidarbha chord. At her first public meeting in the tribal constituency in Bhandara ...

    Bank stir plan off
    VADODARA, OCT. 4.The proposed two-day nationwide bank strike from tomorrow has been called off. This follows the Indian Bank Association (IBA) agreeing for fresh negotiations with the United Forum of Bank Unions. — PTI ...

    Set aside erroneous POTA court order, says Vaiko
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4. Vaiko, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary, and eight other partymen today moved the Supreme Court challenging the September 3 POTA court order declining to accept an application filed by the public ...

    Security alert in N.E.States
    GUWAHATI, OCT. 4.The North-eastern States were today put on high-security alert ahead of tomorrow's bandh called by the North-East Students Organisation. They are seeking the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. — ...

    Sensex zooms past 5 month high
    MUMBAI, OCT. 4.Riding piggyback on sustained and heavy FII inflows, the market today zoomed past new five-month high to end at 5766.30.

    — PTI

    Nilamani Routray dead
    BHUBANESWAR, OCT. 4. The former Orissa Chief Minister, Nilamani Routray, died at the Shriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack this morning. He was 84. He is survived by his son, Bijayshree Routray, now the Health and Family ...

    Railway unveils new bonus plan
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.The Railway Ministry has announced Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 59 days' wages for the financial year 2003-2004. This will benefit 13.78 lakh non-gazetted Group B, C and D railway ...

    21 killed in Baghdad blast
    BAGHDAD, OCT. 4.Twenty-one persons were killed and 96 injured when two car bombs were exploded by militants near the main U.S. headquarters and major hotels here today. — AP ...

    Pak beats India in hockey series
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 4.Pakistan beat India 3-1 to win the fifth test of the Friendship hockey series here today. Sohail Abbas' world-record-equalling goal sealed India's fate. — UNI ...

    Gilchrist column from today
    Starting today, the Australian cricket captain, Adam Gilchrist, will write an exclusive weekly column for The Hindu . The column will appear every Tuesday until the end of the four-Test series between India and Australia. ...

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