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Congress, BJP reject Gill's views
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 — Both the major national parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, today rejected the suggestion of the Chief Election Commissioner, Dr M.S. Gill, that the chief ministers of four states going for Assembly polls should step down before the elections The BJP dubbed the suggestion as ‘impractical’ while the Congress said it did not support or endorse the idea .

Rashtriya Loktantrik Morcha staging a dharna led by RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav in Patna on Wednesday demanding the acceptance of Sri Krishna Commission report and the arrest of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackrey—PTI photo.
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Sale of loose mustard oil banned, two dealers held
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 — Sale of mustard oil in Delhi was banned today as the dropsy epidemic caused by adulterated oil claimed 18 lives in the Capital.
Editor earns Akal Takht's wrath
AMRITSAR, Aug 26 — After Mr Tara Singh Heyar, Editor of Canada-based Indo-Canadian Times, Mr Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Editor, Ajit, and a member of the Rajya Sabha, has earned the wrath of Akal Takht.

Army monitoring recruitment
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 — The Army is closely scrutinising recruitment and movement of troops, specially those hailing from the border areas, while they are on leave, in a bid to check infiltration by the ISI.
Nepal inducts 13 Leftist ministers
KATHMANDU, Aug 26 — Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today inducted 13 Leftist ministers into his Cabinet in a reshuffle to form a coalition government.
Greater role for private sector okayed
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 — The government today approved giving a greater role for private participation in hydro-power generation in an attempt to solve the blackouts faced by the power sector.


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Punjab restrained from promoting three as DIGs
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — The Central Administrative Tribunal today restrained the Punjab Government from promoting three IPS officers to the rank of DIG.This order was delivered by the local Bench of the tribunal consisting of Mr Jasbir Singh Dhaliwal and Mr S.V. Vaish on an application filed by six Punjab cadre IPS officers.dot



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