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Saturday, December 18, 2004
Government, Opposition in war of nerves
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. Parliament may have functioned more or less smoothly barring a walkout or a short adjournment this winter session, but in the background, a war of nerves is being fought between the ruling benches and the ...
Sankararaman murder case: a status report
CHENNAI, DEC. 17. With the Supreme Court refusing to provide interim bail or relief to the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, he might have to cool his heels in the Vellore prison till the apex court hears his application on January ...
`Refer Rural Employment Bill to select panel'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17.The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today said the proposed National Rural Employment Guarantee Bill should be referred to a Joint Select Committee to be examined in detail. Responding to the Bill cleared by the Union ...
Decline U.S. requests to take part in Iraq-type ventures: British historian
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The most immediate task in international politics is to turn America's current megalomania into a rational foreign policy, the eminent British historian, Eric Hobsbawm, said tonight. Delivering the Second Nikhil Chakravarty ...
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh may gain
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The 12th Finance Commission is said to have raised the States' share in the devolution of all taxes to 30.5 per cent from the current 29.5 per cent and recommended a system of incentive-linked grants to the States which ...
The Hindu petition against defamation law admitted
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Supreme Court today admitted three writ petitions filed by the Editor of The Hindu, N. Ravi, and two others challenging the constitutional validity of Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal ...
Amartya Sen makes a case for argumentative tradition
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. It was an afternoon date with probably the country's most famous "argumentative" Indian Amartya Sen. With a large crowd gathering at the India Habitat Centre here to hear Professor Sen hold forth on "India: Large and ...
Stir outside Assembly
KOLKATA, DEC. 17. Police rounded up 22 activists of the Congress' student wing, Chhatra Parishad, including two women, for staging noisy demonstration in front of the prohibitory order-bound Assembly today. ...
NEW DELHI, DEC. 17. The Delhi police today arrested the chief executive officer of on-line auction site, baazee.com, Avnish Bajaj. This follows the circulation of a lewd MMS depicting two students of Delhi Public School in a sexual act. ...
GIRIDIH (JHARKHAND), DEC. 17.The Union Coal Minister and Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha chief, Shibu Soren, was hospitalised following chest pain and hypertension early this morning. ...
Hope dies slowly in Wayanad
WAYANAD (Kerala): It's a theatre called Hope. Only, there isn't any left. "The last two years killed us," says Manager Babu Thomas in Padichira. "Before that it ran well for almost 20. We lost Rs.60,000 each year in 2002 and 2003. After that, it ...
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