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Tuesday, April 13, 2004, Chandigarh, India
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21 die in PMís constituency
Stampede during distribution of sarees in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 12
ďIt was Mr Lalji Tandonís birthday, but we received Ďdeathí as a gift,Ē said Ketaki Devi, whose mother-in- law was among 21 women who died in a stampede during free distribution of sarees in a function organised to celebrate senior BJP leader Lalji Tandonís birthday today.

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Policemen and civilians stand near the scene of a stampede during a rally in Lucknow on Monday. At least 21 women were crushed to death Policemen and civilians stand near the scene of a stampede during a rally in Lucknow on Monday. At least 21 women were crushed to death. They had gathered  there  to collect free sarees distributed by BJPís Lalji Tandon as part of his 70th birthday celebrations. 
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Lucknow, April 12
An anguished Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee tonight consoled the family members of those who were killed in a stampede in his Lok Sabha constituency during a saree distribution on the occasion of birthday of senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon.

Supreme Court orders retrial in Best Bakery case
New Delhi, April 12
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today ordered re-investigation in the Best Bakery carnage during the Gujarat riots and re-trial of the case in Maharashtra to ensure fairness of justice.
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New Delhi, April 12
The All-India pre-medical and pre-dental entrance examination, which was cancelled following the incident of paper leak, will now be held on April 17, the CBSE announced here today.

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Punjabís plea for re-probe in Bhattal case shot down
New Delhi, April 12
Rajinder Kaur BhattalThe Supreme Court today dismissed Punjab Governmentís petition seeking a re-investigation into the corruption case against Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, pertaining to alleged misappropriation of Rs 20 lakh from the Chief Ministerís relief fund when she was heading the Congress government in the state.

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New Delhi, April 12
Former minister Sukh Ram, who was expelled from the Congress eight years ago after he was embroiled in a telecom scam, rejoined the party today.

Jogiís cassettes to boost Cong campaign
Ajit JogiMahasamund, April 12
The sound and fury of electoral battle in this sprawling constituency may have lost its feverish pitch after Congress candidate Ajit Jogi suffered severe injuries in a road accident, but the contest is still intense.


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St Johnís (Antigua), April 12

West Indies skipper Brian Lara became the first batsman to make 400 Test runs on the third day of the fourth Test against England here today.

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