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BJP meeting discusses shape of party
NEW DELHI, MAY 21.A high-level meeting of the BJP leaders at the residence of the outgoing Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today discussed the constitution of new office-bearers and the national executive, a task which is expected to be ...

More funding for education, health
CHENNAI, MAY 21. The new United Progressive Alliance Government has promised increased funding for education and health services. According to the draft Common Minimum Programme, public spending in education will be raised to at least six per ...

BJP ignored Hindus' interests: Singhal
BANGALORE, MAY 21. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad international president, Ashok Singhal, said here on Friday that the people had rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha elections as its leaders had "ignored" the interests of the ...

Somnath Chatterjee offered Speaker's post
NEW DELHI, MAY 21. The Congress has offered the key post of Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parliamentary Party leader, Somnath Chatterjee. Confirming the offer, Mr. Chatterjee told The Hindu ...

A rare spectacle
HYDERABAD, MAY 21. It was like an earthen urn glowing warmly in the night sky, the wick flickering in the night sky. Was it Alladdin's magic lamp? Could one rub it and bring out the genie and all the goodies of the world? This was the ...

Draft CMP promises state funding of elections
CHENNAI, MAY 21. As part of its commitment to electoral reforms, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will initiate steps to introduce state funding of elections as early as possible. The 16-page draft of the Common Minimum Programme of the ...

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  • Manmohan's appointment welcomed
  • Election Commission orders deployment of Central forces in Chapra
  • NHRC seeks report on suicides in J&K
  • Bhutan, Bangladesh help sought for tracing MiG-27
  • Kakrapar atomic power station shut down
  • Will strive to remove urban, rural disparities: Chamling
  • `Non-ratification of Kyoto Protocol a hurdle'
  • India, Pakistan to discuss common fishing zone
  • Monsoon set to advance further
  • No plans to reduce troops in J&K: Vij
  • Centre scraps sugar buffer stock
  • New Chief Justice for Chhattisgarh
  • BARC launches probe
  • Diplomatic corps watching allotment of key portfolios
  • `Mulayam should resign'



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