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The Chief of the Army Staff, General V.P. Malik, taking the salute at the Army Day parade in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI
The Chief of the Army Staff, General V.P. Malik, taking the salute at the Army Day parade in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI
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CWC to approach President
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — The Congress Working Committee today decided to approach President K.R. Narayanan to seek his intervention on the issue of the controversial circular issued by the Gujarat Government lifting the ban on state government employees for participating in RSS activities.

Uma Bharati submits resignation
BHOPAL, Jan 15 — Union Minister of State for Tourism Uma Bharati today said she had faxed her resignation to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, giving a new turn to the controversy involving alleged beating of the Bharatiya Janata Party corporators here on Thursday.

Central team quizzes Karmapa
DHARAMSALA, Jan 15 —A high-level central intelligence team extensively questioned the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorjee, at the GyutoTantrik University here.
China detains monks
Saturday, Jan 15
Friday, Jan 14
Thursday, Jan 13
Wednesday, Jan 12
Tuesday, Jan 11
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Sunday, Jan 9

UP powermen strike work
LUCKNOW, Jan 15 — The UP Government today went ahead with its move to trifurcate the state electricity board even as power workers went on an indefinite strike in defiance of the court order, resulting in a “considerable” drop in electricity generation throughout the state.

Protest over ST by Delhi traders
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — Many markets remained closed today in the Capital as thousands of traders staged a demonstration at Old Secretariat in protest against the imposition of uniform sales tax.

Pak told to hand over hijackers
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — India today formally asked Pakistan to extradite the five Pakistani hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC 814 in accordance with the international conventions and the SAARC regional convention on terrorism.

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We lack guts, says Farooq
CHANDIGARH, Jan 15 — The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, said here today that India did not have the guts to confront Pakistan, and Pakistan was aware of this. The said: ‘‘I must tell you India does not have the guts to fight Pakistan.
Vows to fight till the end

Ex-SDM, 5 others booked
AMBALA, Jan 15 — The local police registered a case against a former SDM, earlier posted at Ambala, and five others on the complaint of the Senior Superintendent of Police, Fatehgarh Sahib, last evening for allegedly preparing forged registration papers of vehicles.
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