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Thursday, July 22, 2004
Chidambaram holds on to FDI limits
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today avoided a direct response to those critical of the proposal to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in telecom, insurance and civil aviation and instead said that ...
Heat over reference to 'dust'
NEW DELHI, JULY 21.The Opposition staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha today during the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram's reply to the general debate on the Budget to protest against what it called a derogatory reference to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya by ...
Surprise Sena nomination
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The surprise entry of a Shiv Sena candidate, Eknath Thakur, in the election for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha scheduled for noon tomorrow, has upset the calculation that the Congress candidate, K. Rahman Khan, ...
President prays for Children
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today wrote a prayer in memory of the children who died in the Kumbakonam fire tragedy. The following is the English translation, of the prayer written in Tamil, released by the Rashtrapati ...
Where is Soren, ask Opposition members
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned today amid uproarious scenes with the BJP-led Opposition members demanding to know the whereabouts of the Union Minister for Coal and Mines, Shibu Soren, who they alleged was "absconding'' after ...
Presiding Officers informed
NEW DELHI, JULY 21. The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said today that the Minister for Coal and Mines, Shibu Soren, had written to the Presiding Officers of both Houses of Parliament suggesting that he would be out of station ...
Congress, Trinamool rallies in Kolkata
KOLKATA, JULY 21.The Trinamool Congress today called a 12-hour "Bengal bandh" on August 2 to protest against the introduction of the West Bengal Block-level Pre-litigation Conciliation Board Bill, 2004. Addressing a rally here, Mamata ...
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