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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Antony's decision was his own: Congress
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Congress today clarified that the decision of the outgoing Kerala Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, to step down was his own and not taken at the instance of the party. With speculation galore of a similar shake-up in other ...
Cell operators oppose BSNL's tariff cuts
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30.Cellular companies are upset over the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) reduction of cellular and landline tariffs last week, claiming that their subscribers are actually paying for the State-owned company's bonanza to its ...
'Inspector raj' in small industry will go: Manmohan
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today assured the small industry that new laws would reduce the impact of "inspector raj" even while making a fresh commitment in support of this critical segment of the economy. ...
Call for review of rape laws
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. A feedback report on women's issues, submitted to the Government in the run-up to the Beijing review meeting next year, has called for evolving a mechanism for speedy justice to victims, a review of the rape laws and an ...
Small family norm: Centre repackages scheme
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Centre proposes to register pregnant women falling below the poverty line (BPL) to bring them under institutional care as part of the "Janani Surakha Yojna." The benefits under this scheme will be available to all BPL ...
CID to probe attack on Editor
MUMBAI, AUG. 30.The Maharashtra Government today ordered a CID inquiry into the attack on Mahanagar Editor, Nikhil Wagle, and Yuvraj Mohite, after a delegation of journalists and activists met the Chief Minister, Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde, ...
Group formed for quota in private firms
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has constituted a Group of Ministers to examine the feasibility and desirability of affirmative action, including reservation in the private sector for the Schedule Castes and Schedule ...
SYL canal row: court moved for contempt against Centre, Punjab
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal row today took a new turn with the brother of the Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala, filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the initiation of contempt proceedings against the ...
I was misquoted: Aiyar
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mani Shankar Aiyar, has asserted that his latest remarks on Veer Savarkar were misreported. The Minister was reported by a news agency as having said that like Mohammed Ali Jinnah, ...
UPA allies differ over Savarkar controversy
NEW DELHI, AUG. 30. Different perceptions within the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the party about the role of the RSS ideologue, V.D. Savarkar, put the Congress in a bind yet again today with two of its allies the Dravida ...
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