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Uttaranchal Bill introduced
Noisy protest by Akalis, Trinamool Congress
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — Two adjournments, noisy scenes, a scuffle and protests marked the day’s proceedings as the Government introduced Bills for the creation of Uttaranchal and Chhattisgarh states in Lok Sabha but held back one relating to Vananchal.

Military Hospital gutted
SHIMLA, Dec 22 — The historic building housing the Military Hospital here was reduced to ashes in a devastating fire early today. Five fire tenders, including one of the Army, battled the flame for three hours but failed to save the structure.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Russian Premier Yevgeny Primakov
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Russian Premier Yevgeny Primakov at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI
Strategic partnership planned
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov today concluded a fruitful two-day official visit to India during which the two sides reaffirmed their determination to impart a qualitatively new character and long-term perspective to their ties.
India may buy 200 MBTs
Pact unnerves Pak
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Rajya Sabha passes Patents Bill
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — The Rajya Sabha tonight passed the controversial Patents (Amendment) Bill with 83 members voting for and 43 against after rejecting about 40 amendments, including one for referring the Bill to a parliamentary select committee.

Akal Takht can intervene: Tohra
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Dec 22 — Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra, president of the SGPC, while addressing a gathering today at Chanarthal village near here, criticised those Sikhs and Panthic leaders who suggest that Akal Takht should not interfere in the political affairs of the Sikhs.
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Prasada points finger at Advani, says raid ordered to ‘embarrass’ PM
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — Senior Congress leader Jitendra Prasada today charged that Home Minister L.K. Advani had got the alleged front man of Dawood Ibrahim, Romesh Sharma’s house raided in search of information with which he could embarrass Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

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