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Thursday, July 18, 2002
Opposition, allies blast decision
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The entire Opposition and even some of the National Democratic Alliance partners in the Lok Sabha today took the Government to task for its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media. They said the ...
Sonia's statement `irresponsible': BJP
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The BJP today took strong exception to the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's charge that it was using the confrontation with Pakistan to polarise Indian society to stoke communal feelings. Joining issue with the Congress, ...
Fernandes pilots bill amid `boycott'
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Defence Minister, George Fernandes, today had to face rough weather in the Rajya Sabha as he rose to pilot the Coast Guard (Amendment) Bill, with almost the entire Opposition walking out in protest stating they did not ...
States facing delayed monsoon do not have crop insurance
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The three north-western States Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan where crops are most threatened by the delay in the monsoon had not opted for the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme of the Central Government. Now ...
Cong. demands white paper on drought
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The Congress today demanded that the Government come out with a white paper on the drought situation in the country and set up a National Task Force to address the problem that could well assume famine-like proportions. ...
SP stays away from non-Cong. parties' meet
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The Samajwadi Party today preferred to stay away from a meeting of non-Congress Opposition party leaders who decided to continue coordination in raising issues of public importance in Parliament.The non-Congress parties have ...
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