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Sonia hints at more relief to farmers
OSMANABAD/SANGLI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday indicated that the Rs. 60,000-crore farm loan waiver scheme could get bigger as she pitched for raising the land ceiling cap for extending the benefits to more farmers. ...

Chidambaram promises steps to hold price line
NEW DELHI: Holding the surge in global commodity and food grain prices responsible for the domestic price spiral, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday assured the Rajya Sabha that the government would do everything to rein in inflation to ...

Key witness shows up before Goa police
British national corroborates other witnesses, but is silent on drugs

Save BSNL, Yechury urges Manmohan
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in procuring new mobile lines for the public sector Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited as it faced a rapidly shrinking market share ...

Mayawati blames Centre for price rise
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday blamed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the increase in prices of essential commodities and said the common man was the worst-affected. Firing another salvo at ...

Prime Minister’s intervention sought
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution, reiterating its appeal to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to “act fast and direct” to save the life of Sarabjit Singh . Moved by Chief Minister Parkash ...

Sarabjit’s sister appeals to Rahul
Says he has been wrongly implicated

All-party meet sought on school education
Lok Sabha members want it less stressful

Goa against visa extension for Mackeown
PANAJI: The Goa government has decided to write to Union Home Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry not to extend the visa of British national Fiona Mackeown, mother of slain British teenager Scarlette Keeling. Ms. Mackeown had ...

Government bans surrogate advertisements
NEW DELHI: Surrogate advertisements — a medium used by many a tobacco and liquor brand to side-step the law that does not allow such products to be advertised — have been banned by the Government. The necessary amendment has ...

Struggle will continue till the end, say people affected by Maheshwar dam
“Illegal direct purchase of land” will not be allowed before oustees are rehabilitated

Reforms commission for changes in SEZ policy
NEW DELHI: The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) has favoured sweeping changes in policy regarding the setting up of special economic zones (SEZ). These include not using prime agricultural land for the purpose and limiting the number of ...

Kozhikode students call off stir
NEW DELHI: After getting an assurance from Communist Party of India national secretary D. Raja that their protest against the India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal would be raised at a political platform, six students from Kerala called off their ...

Content Code for TV channels soon: Dasmunsi
NEW DELHI: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that a Content Code — acceptable to all television channels — would be in place without much delay. Responding to ...

Amul: over to natural vanilla
ANAND (GUJARAT): Amul, a major manufacturer of ice-creams in the country, has switched to natural vanilla flavour in its entire range of vanilla ice-creams, to save the farmers in Kerala. Claiming that the Amul was the ...

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