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    Final hearing in Ayodhya case on Dec. 16
    LUCKNOW, NOV 2. In an Ayodhya-related case lying dormant for a few years now, the BJP president, L.K. Advani, and some other senior party leaders were issued notices today by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The notices were ...

    Heavy polling in U.S.
    DALLAS, NOV. 2. Americans stood in long lines today to vote in the first presidential election since the United States plunged into its war on terrorism, with both the candidates claiming their candidacies were vital to the country's welfare. ...

    Petrol pump cases were pending for five years
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 2.The request of the Central Bureau of Investigation for sanction to prosecute the former Union Petroleum Minister and Congress leader, Captain Satish Sharma, and other accused in the petrol pump and gas agencies allotment scam ...

    Buta Singh appointed Bihar Governor
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 2. Former Union minister and senior Congress leader, Buta Singh, was today appointed Governor of Bihar while a senior politician from Maharashtra, Pratibha Patil, was named the Governor of Rajasthan. ...

    Chandrika coming today, to discuss peace process
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 2. The Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, will arrive in the capital on Wednesday night for a five-day working visit to India. This will be her first visit to India since the Congress-led Government took power in May ...

    Govt. invites Hurriyat for talks
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 2.The Home Ministry has sent an official invitation to the Hurriyat for talks. The talks would coincide with the Home Minister, Shivraj Patil's visit to Kashmir next week. ...

    Naveen injured in Assembly scuffle
    BHUBANESWAR, NOV. 2. The Orissa Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, was today injured during a scuffle in the Assembly over the Government's agreement with a private company for bauxite mining. During question hour, the Congress members expressed ...

    MiG-21 crashes
    JAIPUR, NOV. 2.A MiG-21 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed during a night sortie at Rohi near Bikaner in Rajasthanlast night after taking off from the Nal air base, police said today. The pilot bailed out safely and there was no casualty or ...

    VSNL, Cisco ink broadband pact
    MUMBAI, NOV. 2.Tata group company Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited and global networking major Cisco Systems Inc. today signed a Rs. 500-crore agreement to deploy broadband Metro Ethernet solution. It will offer broadband services at less than Rs. ...

    Centre, states strike deal on VAT
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 2.The Centre today agreed on a three-tier system of compensation to States implementing the value-added tax from April next year. All the States, except three, said they were ready with the necessary legislation. ...

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