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`World Bank policies promote globalisation'
MUMBAI, JAN. 21. A group of international activists at the World Social Forum (WSF) here shared their experiences on how they got together to conduct an international audit of World Bank debts to examine how governments utilised those funds. ...

System for electronic filing of returns launched
NEW DELHI, JAN. 21. The Centre today launched the Tax Information Network (TIN), which envisages electronic filing of returns. Billed as a major forward movement towards simplification of tax administration, this recommendation originally made in ...

Liberhan panel deprived of crucial investigative staff
NEW DELHI, JAN. 21.Even as the Justice M.S. Liberhan Commission battles a March 31 deadline to submit its report, it is finding itself bereft of its crucial investigative staff. An investigation by The Hindu found that the Commission ...

Decision on sops unethical: Congress
NEW DELHI. JAN. 21. The Congress today criticised the latest in the series of "sops'' by the Vajpayee Government stating that the move to give concessions to the people after having declared its intention to go in for early Lok Sabha polls was ...

BJP CMs for change in environment laws
NEW DELHI, JAN. 21. With the general elections looming large on the horizon, the Chief Ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled States today suggested drastic changes in the laws that regulate the country's coastline and forest areas. It ...

Oil cess planned to fund strategic reserves
NEW DELHI, JAN. 21. The Government is considering the possibility of a marginal cess on petroleum products to fund the proposed strategic crude oil reserves being set up to prevent the country from facing any supply shocks. The cess is one of the ...

Music, march and message as WSF meet ends
MUMBAI, JAN. 21. The six-day World Social Forum concluded today with a march, a meeting, and music. Many of the thousands who attended the WSF, held in a suburb of Mumbai, marched to the city's Azad Maidan for the closing ceremony. As ...

Fresh snow, rain cripple North
NEW DELHI, JAN. 21.Fresh snowfall in higher hills in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal today dipped mercury considerably reviving cold wave conditions in North India which was drenched by sharp showers hitting normal life. ...

`Infiltration is still on'
JAMMU, JAN. 21. The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Lt. General (retd.) S.K. Sinha, has said infiltration of terrorists is continuing along the Line of Control though there is no cross-border shelling since the ceasefire. After visiting the ...

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  • Inflation will be brought down: Jaswant
  • `Krishi' channel launched
  • PM stumped for a moment
  • Task force report soon on bio-diesel
  • Conference asks soft drink MNCs to end water exploitation
  • Congress disputes Sangma claim
  • M. Arunachalam dead
  • Ashok Chakra award for Special Forces commando
  • Political activism grows younger
  • Court dismisses pleas against Advani, Singhal
  • Correction
  • Rajya Sabha to meet on January 30
  • CBI files Interpol report



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