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Awarded
Fali Nariman, the 2002 Justice Prize of Peter Gruber foundation. The lawyer and independent RS member will receive the $150,000 prize next month.

 


To Be Curbed
The powers of Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga. Constitutional affairs minister G.L. Peiris said the laws would be amended to restrain the president’s executive power to dismiss Parliament.




Appointed
P. Shankar, as the Central Vigilance Commissioner. Shankar, Planning Commission secretary at the time of his appointment, replaces N. Vittal. Vittal’s term ends on September 2.

Ruled
By the Bombay High Court, that not allowing a Muslim girl to wear a headscarf in school doesn’t violate her fundamental rights.

To Be Banned
Shorts, at the Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati, according to a dress code intended by the trust.

 

 

Married
Oscar-winner Nicholas cage and Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis who was earlier briefly married to Michael Jackson.

 



Departed
L. Mitrokhin, Russian Indologist. A "walking encyclopaedia on India", he said Jesus had been here and is buried in Kashmir.
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