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Sinha rules out further tax reductions
The Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, today categorically told the Indian industry ``not to ask for nor expect any major tax concessions in the next few years.''

Mekong-Ganga Cooperation in place
The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) got off the ground today with six Ministers from India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand launching the grouping by issuing the ``Vientiane Declaration'' on the framework for cooperation.

'Supplies not hit by IOC strike'
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today said the supply of petroleum products including cooking gas (LPG) would not be seriously affected due to the work-to-rule agitation of its employees to press for pay revision.

 Americans still clueless
Four days after voting for the highest office of the land Americans still have no clue to who the winner is.

Sino-Indian border talks next week
India and China will hold talks next week in Beijing on their boundary dispute amid signals of a new political commitment on both sides to quicken the pace of negotiations.

 Maran 'on the road to recovery'
The condition of the Union Industry Minister, Mr. Murasoli Maran, showed signs of improvement, a German doctor who examined him said here today.

Acting CJ for A.P. HC
The President has appointed Mr. Justice Nayaka Yellappa Hanumanthappa, judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, to be the Acting Chief Justice of the same Court.

Pak. missile test
Pakistan has successfully completed the first cold test of a new short-range ballistic missile.

We will go to any lengths to fight terrorism: Narayanan
The President, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, said here tonight that India had made ``sincere efforts to enhance our international cooperation at all levels and in all directions''.


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