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Edible oil to be imported
Steps to curb price rise
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 — Alarmed by the rising prices of essential commodities, the Union Government has swung into action to contain the trend. As a first step, the government has placed the import of split soyabean seeds and sunflower seeds in the Open General Licence list by which the prices of edible oils are expected to come down.


Govt not vulnerable, says Vajpayee

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today asserted that his government was not "instable" or "susceptible" to pressures from its allies and dismissed as ‘’mere rhetoric’’ the Opposition claim of providing an alternative if the BJP-led coalition fell under its ‘’own weight.’’
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Warring jathedars agree on mediation by SGPC
AMRITSAR, Aug 28 — All three warring jathedars are unanimous in the view that the SGPC should intervene to sort out differences among them on important Sikh affairs.
Takht chief insists
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Tohra to hold meeting

Badal calls it family affair
  More states ban mustard oil
Dropsy toll mounts
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 — More states today banned the sale of mustard oil while others mounted intense oil-sample collection drives as the dreaded dropsy claimed three more lives in the national capital since last evening, taking the toll to 22. However, unofficial reports put the toll at 35.


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Pak to go by the Quran, asserts Sharif
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 — Bowing to mounting pressure from fundamentalist parties in the wake of US missile attacks on Afghanistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today announced that his government is taking "concrete and historic" measures by making Islam as the supreme law of Pakistan.
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