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Monday, November 01, 2004
Let's get down to business, Manmohan to tell colleagues
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. Starting tomorrow, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, proposes to send out a message to his administration that everyone should get going with the business of governance and start deliveringon the Common Minimum ...
Indira Gandhi award presented
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, honoured film-maker, Shyam Benegal, with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration at a function here today. Though Sonia Gandhi in her capacity as the Chairperson of ...
Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. Tributes were paid to the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, today on her 20th death anniversary which was observed as Anti-Terrorism Day, and marked by functions and blood donation camps across the country. In the ...
INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA - II
The race is on for Kazakh oil; India misses the bus
Astana: If Central Asia is the new Middle East, then Kazakhstan is surely its Saudi Arabia, with proven and estimated reserves of oil and gas well in excess of what the other energy-rich former Soviet republics such as Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan ...
Comic relief amid grim scenario
Task Group set up to refocus farm research
THRISSUR, OCT. 31. The Planning Commission has decided to improve upon and refocus agricultural research as per the direction of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The Commission has formed a Task Group under the chairmanship of M.S. ...
Singhal rejects compromise on temple issue
VADTAL (GUJARAT), OCT. 31. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president, Ashok Singhal, today virtually rejected any compromise on the Ram Janmabhoomi temple issue. In a rebuff to the BJP and its president, L. K. Advani, who had been ...
Air Marshal Tyagi to be next IAF chief
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Air Command, S. P. Tyagi, was today named the next Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) by the Government. Air Marshal Tyagi will take charge on December 31 this year when the ...
Secular forces must stay united, says CPI
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31.The Communist Party of India today made out a strong case for the secular forces to remain united and fight the Bharatiya Janata Party in the coming Assembly elections in Bihar and Jharkhand. Briefing mediapersons here after ...
Study focuses on women's reproductive health
NEW DELHI, OCT 31. An All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) study on women at a Primary Health Centre in Ballabhgarh has shown that over 35 per cent suffered from reproductive tract infection (RTI), while 16.8 per cent had sexually ...
Rajnath sees no ideological contradiction
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The Bharatiya Janata Party does not see any contradiction between the party's ideological commitment and the National Democratic Alliance agenda it had accepted when in power. The BJP general secretary, Rajnath Singh, is of ...
Advani bid to end Uma Bharti row
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. The Bharatiya Janata Party president, L.K. Advani, today tried to put the lid on the Uma Bharti controversy, saying she was "on leave" and had therefore refused to be part of the team of office-bearers in the capacity of ...
External debt has stabilised: RBI
NEW DELHI, OCT. 31. At $112.6 billion by the end of June 2004, external debt has stabilised at the end of its March 2004 level, thanks to the rising level of foreign exchange reserves and robust export growth. ``This marks a moderation of the ...
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