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    Nepal's King dismisses Government, assumes power
    KATHMANDU, FEB. 1. King Gyanendra today dismissed Nepal's Government and declared a state of Emergency, cutting off his Himalayan nation from the rest of the world as telephone and Internet lines were snapped, flights diverted and civil liberties ...

    ``India will not interfere''
    GUWAHATI, FEB.1. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today said that India had no intention to interfere in the internal affairs of Nepal. ``Nepal is our close neighbour," he told reporters here. — ...

    A serious setback to democracy, says India
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 1.New Delhi today described the seizure of power by King Gyanendra in Nepal as a "serious setback" to the cause of democracy and said it "cannot but be a cause of grave concern to India." The Cabinet Committee on Security met ...

    King to attend SAARC meet
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 1. Nepal King Gyanendra will participate in the February 6 SAARC summit to be held in Dhaka, the Bangladesh High Commission spokesman, Anwarul Haq, said here tonight. The King conveyed the message to the Bangladesh Foreign ...

    Narain to make Formula One debut
    MUMBAI, FEB. 1. Narain Karthikeyan will make his Formula One racing debut at the Albert Park circuit, Melbourne, Australia, on March 6. The 29-year-old Chennai-born Narain has been the face of motor racing in India for many years and since 2001 ...

    Goa Governor asks Parrikar to seek vote of confidence
    PANAJI, FEB. 1. The Goa Governor, S.C. Jamir, today asked the Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, to seek a vote of confidence on Wednesday in the State Assembly following the 32-month-old Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government losing the ...

    Patil reviews Assam Accord
    GUWAHATI, FEB. 1. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, today called for the strengthening of anti-infiltration measures along the India-Bangladesh border. He suggested the erection of high-quality barbed wire fences and strong vigil along the ...

    Guidelines issued on poultry feed
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 1.The Centre has formulated regulatory guidelines on poultry feed and is moving towards making them mandatory, besides setting up of certifying agencies and testing labs. This comes in the wake of avian influenza (bird flu) virus ...

    Aftershocks rock Andaman and Nicobar
    PORT BLAIR, FEB. 1.Three medium intensity aftershocks rattled the Andaman and Nicobar Islands since last night. Two were epicentred off the east coast of Car Nicobar Island. — ...

    Delhi bans mobiles in schools
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 1.The Delhi Government today decided to ban students from using mobile phones in state-run schools. This comes close on the heels of the MMS sex scandal involving two city school students. — ...

    Togadia granted bail
    BELGUAM, FEB. 1. A local court today granted bail to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Praveen Togadia, in a case accusing him of delivering a provocative speech at a public meeting here two years ago. — ...

    Nanavati report on February 3
    NEW DELHI, FEB.1. Justice G.T. Nanavati, who probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, will submit his report to the Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, on February 3, official sources said tonight. ...

    Bail extended for Lalu
    PATNA, FEB.1. The Patna High Court today extended by another three months the provisional bail of the RJD supremo and Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, in a disproportionate assets case. Justice S.K. Singh fixed April 29 as the next date for ...

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