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Friday, March 01, 2002
Muslim leaders condemn violence
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. In a remarkable act of civic responsibility and political maturity, ranking Muslim leaders have condemned the ``barbaric and brutal violence at Godhra.'' This public condemnation comes in the wake of the obvious inference that ...
Bardhan criticises Gujarat for inaction
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. The CPI general secretary, A.B. Bardhan, today said that the Gujarat Government was not taking steps to prevent the spread of violence in the State. Mr. Bardhan said the disturbance was caused by ``anti- social'' elements ...
VHP accuses Vajpayee of 'criminal negligence'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. An unrelenting Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) accused the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, of ``criminal negligence'' and held the Union Government responsible for the attack on the Sabarmati Express in which 57 people were ...
Deploy Army in Gujarat: Cong.
NEW DELHI, FEB 28. In a meeting with the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, late this evening, the Congress strongly demanded the Army be called out in Gujarat to control the outbreak of communal violence. A delegation led by the Congress ...
Will Gujarat conflagration be contained?
NEW DELHI, FEB. 28. Any junior IPS officer could have predicted that there would be backlash and violence during the ``Gujarat bandh'' call given by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Yet there was neither administrative preparedness nor willingness to ...
Deepening structural reforms, regenerating industrial growth
The following are excerpts of the Union Budget speech of the Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, in Parlaiment on Thursday: PART A Sir, I rise to present the budget for the year 2002-03. The year 2001, the first year of the millennium, was a ...
Proposals to widen tax base, encourage compliance
I have formulated my tax proposals against the backdrop of the current economic slow-down. My tax proposals are intended to revive demand, promote investment, accelerate economic growth and enhance productivity. They are also aimed at widening ...
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