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SC admits petition against Bodo accord
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. The Supreme Court today admitted a petition filed by the Bodoland Autonomous Council challenging the Memorandum of Settlement between the Centre, the Assam Government and the Bodo Liberation Tigers for the creation of Bodo ...
PW blasts police station
SASARAM, APRIL 17. Activists of the outlawed People's War blasted the Nauhatta police station building in Rohtas district of Bihar by detonating a landmine, police said. Immediately after the blast late last night, there was an exchange of fire ...
Protest against VHP action
AHMEDABAD, APRIL 17.Several voluntary organisations staged a demonstration in front of the Surendranagar District Collector's office today to protest against the ransacking of a health centre by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal ...
Jammu & Kashmir
Week-long hunger strike over disappearances begins
SRINAGAR, APRIL 17.On the eve of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's two-day visit to Kashmir, over a dozen members of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) began a week-long hunger strike here demanding an impartial ...
Blast on eve of PM's visit
SRINAGAR, APRIL 17. Three people were killed and several others, including some security forces personnel, were injured in various incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last night as militants stepped up attacks ahead of the Prime Minister, Atal ...
Two LeT militants nabbed
MUMBAI, APRIL 17.Two militants belonging to Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) , were nabbed by police in the neighbouring Thane district. The Thane police Commissioner, S. M. Shangari, dsaid here today that the LeT members were assigned to target VVIPs and ...
CM seeks to pacify Cabinet colleagues
IMPHAL, APRIL 17.The Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi, has criticised his Cabinet colleagues, who have launched a frontal attack on him for not releasing departmental funds. Mr. Ibobi, who is facing an ouster campaign, appealed to them not to ...
DDA okays another populist project
Heritage Day leaves a bitter impression
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. While a far corner of the world is facing destruction of its heritage for political gains, closer home the past is being lost, albeit for less "grander'' reasons. Given lack of political will along with public disinterest, ...
'Togadia not charged with sedition'
JAIPUR, APRIL 17.The Rajasthan Government today made it clear that the charges levelled against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Pravin Togadia, did not include ``sedition''. Mr. Togadia, under judicial custody after he was arrested near Ajmer ...
People will prefer drinking water to trishuls: Gehlot
JAIPUR, APRIL 17.The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, today accused Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders of trying to function like an extra-constitutional authority. "Ever since the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government came to ...
Not a vindictive act, says Mayawati
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. Responding to the sharp criticism over the slew of cases filed by her Government against the Samajwadi Party chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and his colleagues, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, today justified the move ...
Mansarovar yatra route altered
PITHORAGARH, APRIL 17. The route of the Kailash Mansarovar yatra has been altered this year to enable the pilgrims to visit the cave shrine of Patal Bhuvneshwar. ``Following the long-pending demand of devotees, the return route of the yatra ...
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