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Sops likely for vulnerable sections
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20. With an eye on the looming elections and the barrage of criticism from the swadeshi lobby, the Government is likely to tone down some proposals in this year's budget where vulnerable sections have been affected. In a bid to ...
Truckers turn down Govt. appeal
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20. Even as reports of shortages and rising prices of essential commodities grow, the truckers' unions have turned down an appeal by the Government to end their week-long strike while agreeing to consider seven of their 10 ...
Girl behind major ULFA mortar attacks surrenders
GUWAHATI, APRIL 20. A 20-year-old girl with a troubled family life was behind all major mortar attacks of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) here in the past one year, police said today. Dwipamani, who surrendered today, was presented ...
Vohra leaves for Kashmir today
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20. The Centre's interlocutor, N.N. Vohra, will begin a week-long trip to the Kashmir Valley from tomorrow to start a dialogue process with various groups there amid his assertion that ``doors for talks are fully open'' for all ...
Shia marches worry U.S. forces in Iraq
BAGHDAD, APRIL 20.American forces in Iraq are facing a major test with Najaf and Karbala preparing to host up to two million Shia Muslims from Iraq, Iran and other countries for the annual pilgrimage, a holy tradition long repressed by the former ...
SARS suspects test negative for virus
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20. The Centre today heaved a sigh of relief with the laboratory reports of two suspected patients of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), including a foreigner, testing negativefor the disease-causing new corona virus. ...
India has WMD, says Pak.
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 20.Pakistan today claimed that it has proof about not only India developing chemical and biological weapons but also having kept them "in some neighbouring countries". The Pakistan Information and Media Development Minister, ...
VHP, police clash
JAIPUR, APRIL 20.Eight persons were injured today when a group of VHP activists clashed with the police at Bali town in Rajasthan after a leader of the organisation was arrested for displaying a trident, police sources said. However, a planned ...
7 Pak. ultras killed in J&K
JAMMU, APRIL 20.Seven Pakistani militants were killed by the Army when they made a bid to infiltrate along the Line of Control in Poonch district today, Defence sources here said. The militants tried to sneak into Mendhar area of from ...
Lalji Tandon faints at rally
LUCKNOW, APRIL 20.Senior BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister, Lalji Tandon, today fell unconscious while addressing a rally here. Mr. Tandon was admitted to a hospital and his condition is now stable, the State party chief, ...
Sehwag in Time list of heroes
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20.Cricketer Virender Sehwag has been featured on the cover of the Time magazine's annual edition of ``Asian Heroes'', which also names the man behind the Delhi Metro project, E. Sreedharan, and an NGO which helped ...
Inflation slips to 6.17%
NEW DELHI, APRIL 20.The inflation rate slipped to 6.17 per cent in week ended April 5 from the 2-year high of 6.24 per cent a week ago, despite a rise in the prices of fruits and vegetables, edible oil, cement and transport ...



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