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Opposition calls it directionless
NEW DELHI, JULY 6. There were no surprises in the way political parties reacted to the Railway Budget today: The Congress and its partners and the supporters of the United Progressive Alliance Government were liberal in their praise for the ...

Plan outlay of Rs. 11,265 cr. proposed
NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today proposed an Annual Plan outlay of Rs. 11,265 crores for the current fiscal year. Presenting the Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha, Mr. Prasad said that if the outlay of Rs. 2,933 crores ...

32 new trains proposed
NEW DELHI, JULY 6.The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today proposed as many as 32 new trains in the rail budget for 2004-05. His predecessor, Nitish Kumar, had proposed 18 pairs of Sampark Kranti Express trains in the interim rail budget of ...

Natwar rules out sending troops to Iraq
NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, today emphasised in the Lok Sabha that the question of sending Indian troops to Iraq did not arise and that the United Progressive Alliance Government was being guided by the ...

Weakening monsoon causes concern
NEW DELHI, JULY 6.With indications that the monsoon would become weak after July 8, the Agriculture Ministry is closely monitoring the situation. The Ministry is already concerned at the scanty rainfall in ``pockets'' of northwest and ...

MALNUTRITION DEATHS - I
A tragedy beyond numbers
DHARNI (MAHARASHTRA), JULY 6. An 11-month-old boy admitted for severe malnutrition at the upgraded rural hospital in Dharni, has blisters all over his bony chest. His mother, Janu, from Lavada village nearby, says he has been ill for several ...

Pitching for girls' education
CHENNAI, JULY 6.The Indian cricket team will now pitch for the cause of the education of the girl child. On behalf of the team, captain Sourav Ganguly and coach John Wright pledged on Tuesday their support to the United Nations Children's ...

Other Stories

  • Priority for passenger safety
  • Tribunal members to visit Cauvery basin
  • Shinde drops 22 Ministers
  • BITS excluded from AIEEE counselling
  • Government imposing `poisonous ideology': Vajpayee
  • Lashkar plan to strike at vital installations foiled
  • Telgi issue: RJD creates a flutter in Lok Sabha
  • Governor-designate bereaved
  • Probe ordered into burning down of Kashmir school
  • No free ride for journalists
  • Shades of Bhopal
  • Downsizing complete in north east
  • Fellowships for scribes
  • Bihar-centric, says Rajasekhara Reddy
  • Literacy award for Sudha, Radha
  • New German designed coaches
  • Court declines early hearing of plea against Governors' removal
  • History books panel suggests alternative books
  • Trade unions welcome budget
  • Major fire in insecticide plant near Kochi
  • Dhananjoy case: Kalam consults Attorney General
  • Link works to be expedited
  • One-liners, digs all the way
  • Ishrat's mother hospitalised



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