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Militants warn against travelling on bus
SRINAGAR, MARCH 30. Four militant organisations today urged the people not to board the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus. They also assailed the Pakistan Government for going ahead with the bus diplomacy. In a joint statement faxed to newspaper ...
A political journey with Jyoti Basu
KOLKATA, MARCH 30. "A political journey with Jyoti Basu lasting more than six decades," is how filmmaker Goutam Ghose describes his latest documentary one on the nonagenarian Marxist leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister that is to ...
O.V. Vijayan, the quintessential modernist
HYDERABAD, MARCH 30. O.V. Vijayan, who died here this morning, is one of the few writers in Malayalam to lift himself to the rarefied realm of literary icons. That he did so with his iconoclasm might well be an irony. But then, irony has been ...
Left unity needs to be further strengthened: Bardhan
CHANDIGARH, MARCH 30.Unity among the Communist parties was the dominant theme at the inaugural session of the 19th party congress of the Communist Party of India that opened here amid the mounting criticism of the economic policies pursued by the ...
Orissa MLAs seek Governor's intervention
BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 30. The Opposition legislators of Orissa today approached the Governor, Rameshwar Thakur, seeking his intervention to restore normality in the Assembly. The MLAs, who stayed firm in their stand for the fifth day boycotting ...
Reshuffle of Central Secretaries
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. V. K. Duggal, a senior IAS officer of the 1968 batch, will be the new Union Home Secretary, as reported yesterday. An official announcement today said he succeeds Dhirendra Singh, who retires on March 31. Mr. Duggal, who ...
"Jayalalithaa's statement totally incorrect"
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. The Congress today described as ``totally incorrect'' the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's statement that the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, was ``hindering the flow of assistance from the Centre to the ...
Slow and steady progress in peace process desirable: Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. The former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, feels that a ``slow and steady improvement'' in India-Pakistan relations is more desirable than dramatic steps that could lead to a setback even as the Leader of the Opposition ...
Supporting HIV/AIDS-affected children
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30. Governmental and non-governmental organisations today committed themselves to protecting, caring and supporting children affected by and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. They have recommended a comprehensive national policy to guide ...
Options open in larger interests of the State: Kamlesh Kumar
RANCHI, MARCH 30. Even as he joined as Minister in the Arjun Munda Government in Jharkhand on Tuesday defying his party (Nationalist Congress Party) whip to support the UPA-led Opposition, Kamlesh Kumar Singh has kept his options open in the ...
Charge sheet against 3 BJP MLAs in Goa
PANAJI, MARCH 30. The Goa police have filed a charge sheet against three BJP MLAs, including two former Ministers in the erstwhile Manohar Parrikar Government, in connection with the alleged vandalism at a hotel in Mapusa in North Goa belonging ...
Janani Suraksha scheme gets Cabinet approval
NEW DELHI, MARCH 30.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Janani Surakshi Yojana, the maternity benefit scheme that will replace the National Maternity Benefits Scheme. It will be an important component of the ...
`NSCN factions must give up violence'
IMPHAL, MARCH 30. The Naga Students' Federation has appealed to the two warring factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) to eschew the path of violence as the people of the State yearned for durable peace. In a statement ...
``Inaugural bus must include people from all walks of life''
JAMMU, MARCH 30. Even as the threat by terrorists to disrupt the opening of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service looms large, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the People's Democratic Forum have appealed for the inclusion of people from ...
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