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Advani elevated as Deputy Prime Minister
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.The Union Home Minister, Lal Kishen Advani, was today elevated as the Deputy Prime Minister. A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique, issued late in the evening, read: "The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, ...
Eminent persons group to scrutinise defence deals
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.With India poised to make record purchases of military hardware, the Defence Ministry is putting in place systems and procedures to avoid controversies that seem to surround every major purchase. In order to bring about ...
'My position formalised'
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29.The newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, today said his new assignment only formalised the role and responsibilities he was already handling in the Government. ``Earlier, too, when the Prime Minister was not ...
Venkaiah Naidu all set to take over
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. Barring a last-minute hitch, the Rural Development Minister, M. Venkaiah Naidu, is all set to take over as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party after Jana Krishnamurthi vacates the post on July 1, the day he will be ...
BJP chief relents
CHENNAI, JUNE 29.The BJP president, Jana Krishnamurthi, said today that he had informed the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Union Home Minister, L.K. Advani, that he would abide by ``whatever decision they take'' since ``none of us ...
BMS strikes a dissenting note
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. The efforts of the Second National Commission on Labour to present "unanimous recommendations" on critical issues concerning the working class did not fructify with a dissenting note coming from none other than a central trade ...
Sonia writes to PM on yatra
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. The Leader of the Opposition and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today wrote to the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, seeking his intervention in dissuading the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, from undertaking the ...
Monsoon fury continues
MUMBAI, JUNE 29.As monsoon fury continued to play havoc in Maharashtra with the toll mounting to 83 since Tuesday, the State Government sought an immediate relief of Rs 75 crores from the Centre. With the recovery of two more bodies from ...
Arafat security centre blasted
JERUSALEM, JUNE 29. The Israeli army today razed the Palestinian Authority's local security headquarters in West Bank town of Hebron in which 15 militants were believed to have been killed, following it up with swoops across the district. The ...
16 Al-Qaeda suspects held
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 29.The Pakistan military has captured 16 suspected Al-Qaeda activists involved in the killing of 10 soldiers earlier this week in tribal areas along the Afghan border as reinforcements were sent following intelligence reports that ...

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