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Problems will be solved, PM assures PSU employees
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today had special words for trade unions, doled out promises to public sector employees and in general gave a pro- labour speech while inaugurating the 36th session of the Indian Labour Conference here.

Inflation: the real picture now
With the Central Government switching to 1993-94 as the base year for the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) from the earlier base of 1980-81 prices, the annual rate of inflation on a point-to-point basis has jumped to over four per cent.

CMs meet to discuss fiscal scenario likely
With most State Governments facing a deteriorating fiscal scenario, the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, is likely to convene an informal meeting of all the Chief Ministers to discuss remedial measures.

 'No ill-feelings for anyone'
Ending week-long speculation, the controversial India-born author, Mr. Salman Rushdie, tonight attended the Commonwealth Writers Prize distribution ceremony at a glittering function here.

 It's fascist agenda: Sonia
The Congress(I) president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, today launched a blistering attack on the BJP- led National Democratic Alliance's decision to review the Constitution, saying it was a ``conspiracy'' against democracy.

Actor admitted to Apollo Hospital
Film actor, Kishan Kumar, who continued to suffer from ``chest pain'' for the seventh day today, had to be admitted to Apollo Hospital within an hour of being brought out of Kailash Hospital at Noida, near here, by police.

Track cleared for Samjhauta
Pakistani and Indian Railway officials have reached what is described as an ``interim arrangement'' to continue the Lahore- Attari Samjhauta Express, with another meeting being scheduled for April 26 to clinch the deal from May 1 onwards.

'I am delighted to be back'
Visibly smug at having been able to evade the media during his week-long effort to ``renew a broken relationship'' with the country of his birth, the Eurasian author, Mr. Salman Rushdie, today articulated the hope of being able to return to India more often in future.


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