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BJP for wide-ranging electoral reforms: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, JULY 9.It was not just the recent Supreme Court judgment which had forced the Government to take a decision on bringing in legislation to deal with some areas of badly-needed electoral reforms, although the court directive had ...
Alexander quits as Governor
NEW DELHI, JULY 9.The Maharashtra Governor, P. C. Alexander, has resigned. He sent in his resignation to the President, K. R. Narayanan, on Monday. The President has been advised by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to accept Dr. ...
West Bengal delegation meets Advani, Nitish
NEW DELHI, JULY 9.The controversy kicked up by the last month's bifurcation of the Eastern Railway, which also cast its shadow over the Union Cabinet reshuffle, refuses to die. An all-party delegation from West Bengal, excluding the Trinamool ...
Govt. denies move to shift NSC to Home Ministry
NEW DELHI, JULY 9. The Government today denied any move to shift the National Security Council (NSC) from the Prime Minister's Office to the Home Ministry. In a statement here, the Government described reports in a section of the press which ...
Sinha to visit Sri Lanka, Maldives
NEW DELHI, JULY 9. The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka and the Maldives from July 10 to 12. It comes just after a visit by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, to New Delhi ...
Jail for Benazir
ISLAMABAD, JULY 9. A court in Rawalpindi today convicted the former Pakistan Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, in a corruption case and sentenced her to three years of rigorous imprisonment in absentia. Also, it ordered the confiscation of her ...
New Finance Secretary
NEW DELHI, JULY 9. The Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, has appointed S. Narayan as the new Finance Secretary from August 1. A Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer of the 1965 batch, Mr. Narayan is at present the Revenue Secretary. He will take ...
No change in copra MSP
NEW DELHI, JULY 9. The Union Cabinet's Committee on Economic Affairs today decided to maintain the minimum support price for both `milling' and `ball' copra at last year's level of Rs. 3,300 and Rs. 3,550 a quintal for the 2002 season also, in ...
EPF interest rate unchanged
NEW DELHI, JULY 9.Rejecting the Union Finance Ministry's proposal for a 0.5 per cent rate cut on the Employees Provident Fund, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the fund today decided to retain the interest rate at 9.5 per cent. — ...

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