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Creation of new railway zones not retrograde: Nitish
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. A day after the Union Cabinet approved of the creation of new railway zones, the controversy over the bifurcation of the Eastern Railways figured prominently in Parliament. While the Trinamool chief, Mamata Banerjee, blew hot ...
PMO hijacked, Vajpayee isolated: Mamata
KOLKATA, JULY 30.The Trinamool Congress supremo, Mamata Banerjee, today began the process of snapping of ties with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) by training the guns on the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and his deputy, L.K. ...
'Govt. surrendering sovereignty to U.S.'
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. Upset at not being taken into confidence over what transpired during the recent visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and his statements on Kashmir, the Opposition today took the Government to task in the Lok ...
Musharraf regrets 1971 excesses
DHAKA, JULY 30. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, today regretted the "excesses'' committed by his country's Army 31 years ago in the Bangladesh war of liberation, in which three million Bengalis were killed. On the orders of the then ...
Advani to head task force on drought
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.The Centre has decided to constitute a Special Task Force (STF) to manage the drought conditions in several parts of the country with emphasise on four-points, including water and asset creation. The Finance Minister, Jaswant ...
'Fernandes has every right to meet Vaiko'
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. The Government faced an embarrassing half-hour in the Lok Sabha this morning when supplementaries to a question on Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) put it in the uncomfortable position of having to defend the Defence ...
2 Amarnath pilgrims killed
SRINAGAR JULY 30. Two Amarnath pilgrims were killed and five persons, including a local, were injured when militants hurled a grenade at their vehicle in Anantnag this afternoon. The `yatra' was suspended for some time even as 63922 pilgrims had ...
Bailout package for UTI
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.The Government today announced Rs. 500-crore bailout package for the beleaguered Unit Trust of India as part of Rs. 8,007 crore supplementary demands for grants for this financial year. The Rs. 500-crore budgetary support ...
Sensex dips
MUMBAI, JULY. 30.The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-Share Sensitive Index (Sensex) for the first time in nine months, slipped below the 3000 mark and settled at 2990.91 today. It lost 39.15 points from its previous close of 3030.06. The ...
I-T date extended
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.The Central Board of Direct Taxes has extended the last date for filing income tax returns to August 9, 2002 in respect of all those who were due to file returns up to July 31, 2002. The CBDT has also announced that those who ...

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