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Mahajan to sue Jaya
Sends missive to
AIADMK chief
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 — The relationship between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its main ally AIDMK touched a new low today when BJP leader Pramod Mahajan dared AIDMK supremo J. Jayalalitha to name him directly instead of making oblique references that he had taken a bribe.


Top Akali and BJP leaders, including Mr Jaswant Singh, Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, at a function held on Thursday at Longowal village to observe Sant Harchand Singh Longowal's 13th death anniversary. —Tribune photo
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Jaya’s allies not for withdrawal
CHENNAI, Aug 20 — The All-India Anna DMK-led front in Tamil Nadu, together commanding 27 MPs, may be on the verge of a collapse on the issue of continued support to the Vajpayee-led government at the Centre.
Probe in case of proof: PM
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said the government would investigate AIADMK chief Jayalalitha’s charge if she provided proof as the BJP seemed bracing up for a "tough" line.
BJP to focus on Jaya
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 — The three-day meeting of the national executive of the BJP, will deliberate upon the conduct and behaviour of the AIADMK chief, Ms Jayalalitha, which has impaired the image and performance of the government.
PM gives Rs 12.5 million relief
38 bodies found; little hope for survivors
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today sanctioned Rs 12.5 million from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for disbursement among families of 250 persons feared to have died in the landslides in Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Four buried alive in HP
SHIMLA, Aug 20 — Four persons were buried alive and one was injured in house collapses following torrential rains in Himachal Pradesh
RBI package to check sliding rupee
MUMBAI, Aug 20 — Reserve Bank of India RBI today announced a package of measures to check the sliding rupee.


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Gill’s sentence upheld
but diluted

CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today upheld the conviction of former Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr K.P.S. Gill, for outraging the modesty of Mrs Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior Punjab cadre I.A.S. officer.Mr Justice R.L. Anand, who handed down this order, however, modified the lower court judgement .
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