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6 convicted in Purulia case
CALCUTTA, Jan 31 — A city court today convicted British arms dealer Peter James Gifron Von Kalkstein Bleach and five Latvians in the Purulia armsdrop case but deferred the sentence till February 2.

4 discharged in hawala case
NEW DELHI, Jan 31 — A special court today discharged former Neyveli Lignite Corporation Chairman M.P. Narayanan and three other former NLC officials in the Rs 64 crore Jain hawala case, stating that there was no substantial evidence against them.

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NEW DELHI, Jan 31 — India today strongly reacted to an official British proposal of taking cash bonds of 10,000 for visits to the UK from short-term visitors saying that “we reserve the right to take reciprocal action”.

A survivor of the Kenya Airways flight 431 calls out a prayer as he is brought ashore from a rescue boat.
A survivor of the Kenya Airways flight 431 calls out a prayer as he is brought ashore from a rescue boat early on Monday in Abidjan. At least 10 persons are believed to have survived the crash. The Airbus 310 plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after take-off from the Abidjan airport late on Sunday, with 169 passengers and 10 crew members aboard, heading towards Lagos, Nigeria — AP/PTI

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169 feared dead in plane crash
ABIDJAN, Jan 31 — A Kenyan airliner crashed off the Ivory Coast last night, scattering corpses and wreckage in the sea, but rescuers and Kenya Airways said early today that at least 10 persons survived.

Papers filed amid protests
SOLAN, Jan 31 — Angry protests by supporters of the union minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, marked the filing of nomination papers for the byelection for the Solan Assembly seat by the Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal-backed BJP candidate, Mr Rajiv Bindal, here today.

 

Jammu and Kashmir Government employees resume work in Srinagar on Monday

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Jammu and Kashmir Government employees resume work in Srinagar on Monday after calling off their 42-day-old strike. — Photo Amin War

J&K staff strike called off
JAMMU, Jan 31 — Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, has succeeded where the cabinet subcommittee had failed by resolving the 42-day administrative crisis following an indefinite staff strike. The strike was called to protest against non-payment of two instalments of DA and arrears of the Fifth Pay Commission.
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