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Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Fernandes was body-searched: Mansingh
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The former Ambassador to the United States, Lalit Mansingh, believes that the Americans were "wooden-headed" when they body-searched the former Defence Minister, George Fernandes, on his two visits to the U.S. "The Defence ...
Decision on EPF rate deferred again
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. With the trade unions rejecting the Government's proposal of fixing at 8 per cent the rate of interest on the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF), the crucial meeting of the Central Board of Trustees of the EPF Organisation ...
`End short-term marriages'
NEW DELHI, JULY 13.The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the External Affairs Ministry to issue instructions to all embassies to ensure that `Muttah' or short-term marriages are stopped totally and those indulging in such practices ...
FDI issue: differences in BJP
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. After sharp differences became apparent within the Bharatiya Janata Party and between the BJP and its National Democratic Alliance partners on the question of support to the Government's proposals on raising the limits for ...
CPI(M) will oppose move to amend IRDA
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today asserted that it would oppose in Parliament any move to amend the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) for raising the cap on Foreign Direct Investment in the ...
British couple on trail of their daughter's killer
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The parents of a 17-year-old British girl, Hannah Foster, who was criminally assaulted and murdered allegedly by an Indian national in March last year at Southampton, U.K., have appealed to the people in India to help them ...
`Declare Bihar flood havoc a natural calamity'
PATNA, JULY 13. The Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, has urged the Centre to declare the flood havoc in the State as a natural calamity with almost the entire north and eastern parts being submerged and the district administrations unable ...
Women MPs call on Arjun Singh
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Arjun Singh, today assured a delegation of women Members of Parliament and representatives of the All-India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) that the legislation for ...
Security glitch holds up Manmohan
NEW DELHI. JULY 13. A security glitch held up the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's entry into Parliament House this afternoon. The Prime Minister enters and exits Parliament from a special gate, which is unlocked only minutes before the Prime ...
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