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'Talks soon with elected representatives, others in J&K'
JAMMU, DEC. 27. The two-month old People's Democratic Party-led coalition received a shot in the arm when the Deputy Prime Minister, L. K. Advani, today announced that the Centre would soon hold a dialogue with the "elected representatives and ...
Additional relief for senior citizens, widows
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27.The final report of the task force on direct taxes, headed by Vijay Kelkar, has modified some of its earlier proposals in such a manner as to provide additional relief to senior citizens and widows, maintain fiscal support to ...
Kelkar report highlights
Exemption limit up from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for individuals and HUFs; exemption limit for senior citizens and widows at Rs 1.5 lakh. Income between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 4 lakh to be taxed at 20 per cent; incomes above Rs 4 lakh at 30 per ...
HPCL-BPCL issue deferred
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. The Cabinet Committee on Disinvestment today deferred the controversial issues relating to the sale of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the initial public offer of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited since the ...
First human clone is born, claim scientists
FLORIDA, DEC. 27. A company associated with a group that believes extraterrestrials created mankind claimed on Friday that it had produced the first clone of a human being, media reports here said. Clonaid announced it had ...
Kargil airport for Defence Ministry
JAMMU, DEC. 27. The Union Government has decided to hand over the Kargil airport to the Defence Ministry because of its proximity to Pakistan border and vulnerability to cross-border shelling, the Civil Aviation Minister, Shahnawaz Hussain, said ...
De-mining will take 6 months
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. The Army will take another six months to remove mines from the fields bordering Pakistan, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, has said. ``In terms of job, the Army has completed de-mining of about 16-18 per cent of the ...
PM launches WiLL service
MUMBAI, DEC. 27. The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today launched Reliance Infocomm's limited mobility service (Wireless in Local Loop) with three schemes, including a three-year unique Dhirubhai Ambani Pioneer Offer at Rs. 3000, across ...
Monsoon withdraws
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. The northeast monsoon has withdrawn from South India, the Meteorological Department announced today. The monsoon withdrew from Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala and adjoining parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Dry weather ...
41 killed in suicide attack
MOSCOW, DEC. 27. Some 41 persons were killed and over 60 injured in a suicide bomb attack on the highly protected Chechen Government headquarters compound in capital Grozny today. PTI ...
ICC threatens BCCI
LONDON, DEC. 27.The International Cricket Council today threatened to slap hefty compensation claims on the Board of Control for Cricket in India if it failed to meet its contractual obligations. Even as the BCCI virtually rejected its `final' ...
UAV intrusion
JAMMU, DEC. 27.Two Pakistani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles intruded into Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir thrice this evening, official sources said here. Indian troops fired at the vehicles, but failed to hit the target. PTI ...

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