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Nitish tough on II class passengers
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. The Railway Minister, Nitish Kumar, today opted for politically tough measures to tackle the financial paradox facing the Railways. The passenger fare and freight rate increases proposed in the Railway budget for 2002-03 are ...
Reforms run out of steam?
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. The Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today presented to the Lok Sabha an official report on the state of the economy where, implicitly, it has been acknowledged that the economic reforms launched in 1991 have run out of ...
Mulayam elected leader, is hopeful
LUCKNOW, FEB. 26. The Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, Mulayam Singh Yadav, today said that the Uttar Pradesh Governor, Vishnu Kant Shastri, would honour democratic traditions by inviting him to form the next Government in the State. Talking to ...
Mantle for 'Maharaja'
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 26. History of sorts was made today when the democratic process restored political power to one of Punjab's most famous royal families. Amarinder Singh, scion of the royal family of the erstwhile princely State of Patiala, was ...
We'll maintain status quo on Ayodhya: Govt.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. The Government today assured an all-party meeting that it would maintain status quo in Ayodhya and take appropriate steps to prevent recurrence of 1992-like situation, even as the Opposition and some allies of the ruling ...
Pak. ready to negotiate extradition treaty
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 26. Pakistan says it is prepared to negotiate an extradition treaty with India as and when the two countries resume dialogue to resolve all outstanding differences, including Kashmir. Responding to a specific question on the ...
Chandrika against pact
COLOMBO, FEB. 26. Sri Lanka's rival power centres seem set for a major confrontation over a cease-fire accord signed by the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, with the LTTE last week. The President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, has warned that she ...
'No FDI in print media'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. A parliamentary standing committee today rejected foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media with most parties opposing even 26 per cent equity in the sector. The committee on information technology headed by the ...
Pak. criticises Narayanan's remarks
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 26. In a sharp reaction to the observations made by the President, K.R. Narayanan, in his address to the joint session of Parliament on Monday, Pakistan rejected charges of cross-border terrorism. In a statement here, a ...
India dismisses Pak criticism
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. India today dismissed Pakistani criticism of the President, K.R. Narayanan's address to Parliament, saying it was trying to attribute meaning which ``are not inherent at all in the position that we have ...

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