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Govt. eases norms for investments abroad
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10.With over $70 billion foreign exchange reserves in its vaults, the Government today announced major measures which mark a forward movement towards capital account convertibility. Henceforth, Indian individuals will be permitted ...
Indian cricketers sign contract with objections
AUCKLAND, JAN. 10. The storm could blow over after all, with the 15 members of the Indian team signing the controversial `players terms' contract of the International Cricket Council (ICC), that could clear the way for their participation in the ...
Govt. drops case against Gilani
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10. Three days after the Government rejected a Military Intelligence report clearing the journalist Ifthikar Gilani as "without authority" and "untenable", it has decided to withdraw its case against him. Mr. Gilani has been ...
Upgrade SAARC, says Sinha
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today suggested that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) be upgraded into a South Asian Union (SAU). ``If Africa can think in terms of a Union, if the ...
Advani put on the defensive
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10. The Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, was forced on the defensive at the `Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' today, when Nadira Naipaul, wife of the Nobel-laureate, V.S. Naipaul, raised questions about the focus on Hindu NRIs and ...
Ten coaches of express train derail
GUWAHATI, JAN.10. The engine and at least 10 bogies of Dibrugarh-bound Kamrup Express from Howrah derailed late tonight near Patshala stationon Assam's border with West Bengal,railway sources said. The accident occurred around 1030 p.m. in ...
Naga leaders for single unit
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10.Leaders of the Nationalist Social Council of Nagaland (I-M) said today that their goal of a single administrative unit comprising all Naga-dominated areas remained intact. Although they reaffirmed yesterday's statement of ...
Asthana appointed
NEW DELHI, JAN. 10. Air Marshal T. M. Asthana was today named the first commander-in-chief of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), responsible for the administration of nuclear forces. He will report to the Chairman of the Chief of Staffs ...
N. Korea quits NPT
SINGAPORE, JAN. 10.North Korea today bowed out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, blaming the `hostile policy' of the U.S. towards it and rejecting the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest resolution that called on North Korea to ...
Gaya tense
GAYA, JAN. 10. The Army has been asked to stand by as tension gripped the town today following damage to portraits of two gods late last night by unidentified miscreants. Mobs took to streets indulging in arson and stoning policemen soon after ...

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