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Friday, March 18, 2005
Elders demand rollback of taxes
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17. Most of the Rajya Sabha Members participating in the debate on the Union budget today demanded a rollback of the fringe benefit tax and the cess on cash withdrawals. Jairam Ramesh (Congress) was the only one who considered ...
PM sets right confusion over media briefings
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.From day one, the Manmohan Singh Government has not been able to get its media act together in the perception of journalists. Even the simplest of communication exercise is not undertaken. For example, there is confusion over ...
Vote on account for Railways okayed
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.Parliament today approved the vote on account for Railways for 2005-06 after the Rajya Sabha adopted and returned the Appropriation Bills concerned. Earlier, the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, assured the Rajya Sabha that his ...
Manmohan defends special entry system for bus service
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17. Defending the special entry permit system for the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service, scheduled to begin from April 7, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today asserted that it would not, in any way, compromise India's ...
India aspires for greater strategic autonomy: Saran
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.India aspires to achieve a greater strategic autonomy for itself after emerging as a major economic player, the Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, said today. "The current assumption is that India's ambitions will mesh in with ...
Include people in peace talks: Yasin Malik
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17.The chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Yasin Malik, has expressed his desire to meet the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and the Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf, to convey to them the ...
Manmohan sets up task force on status of tigers
NEW DELHI, MARCH 17. Responding to the reports of disappearances of tigers from the reserve forests of the country, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today ordered the setting up of a task force to look into the matter. The decision was ...
IIM-Kozhikode is going places
KOZHIKODE, MARCH 17.Working his way up from where the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama stepped ashore in 1498 while still in his 20s, Gaurav Chandra Agarwal has just landed a dream job in the United States. He has also created history of sorts: ...
Malik's aunt happy
FEROZEPUR (PUNJAB), MARCH 17. A Canadian court's decision to acquit the two main accused in the Kanishka bombing case has left the families of those killed in the crash stunned but a relative of one of the accused, Ripudaman Singh Malik, has ...
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