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Lok Sabha to take up Women's Bill today
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The Women's Reservation Bill gathering dust after it was introduced in 1999 is to be placed on tomorrow's agenda in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing. The bill is expected to witness wide fissures in the two main ...
All-party meet authorises Jamali to respond 'appropriately'
ISLAMABAD, MAY 5.The all-party meeting convened by the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, here today authorised him to respond `appropriately' to the Vajpayee peace initiative. A decision was arrived at after a ...
Solve Kashmir, sign no-war pact: Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, MAY 5.Amid fresh peace overtures by India and Pakistan, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said his country could work for a no-war pact with India followed by mutual reduction of troops and denuclearisation of South Asia if ...
Union Minister attacked in West Bengal
KOLKATA, MAY 5.The Union Minister and BJP leader, Tapan Sikdar, was injured today when his convoy was attacked by a large group of villagers in Kalpul in North 24-parganas of West Bengal where he had gone to campaign for the party's candidates ...
Decision on VAT likely today
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. A decision on whether some of the States would go in for implementation of the value added tax (VAT) by June 1 is expected to be finalised after a meeting tomorrow between the empowered committee of the State Finance Ministers ...
Antony stand leaves Cong. red in the face
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The decision of the A.K. Antony-led Congress Government in Kerala to allow the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to conduct "trishul diksha" ceremonies in the State is fast becoming an embarrassment for the party. Mr. Antony's decision not ...
Parliament approves Electricity Bill
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. Parliament today approved the long-awaited Electricity Bill setting in motion far-reaching reforms in the power sector by encouraging competition, rationalising power tariff and ensuring a transparent policy regarding ...
Ex-judge granted interim bail
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The Delhi High Court today rejected the plea of the former Judge, Shamit Mukherjee, for regular bail in the case connected with the DDA scam but granted him interim bail for a period of 30 days after the expiry of CBI custody ...
"No WHO-defined SARS cases in India"
NEW DELHI, MAY 5. The Government today said there was no case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in India which conformed to the WHO case definition, but about 20 persons have tested laboratory positive. ``As on May 1, 2003, 20 ...
Amitabh among the greatest
LONDON, MAY 5. Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan has been voted as one of the greatest 100 film stars of all time. The vote was conducted by Britain's Channel 4 television. Amitabh, who was voted as the star of the millennium in a poll ...
1 killed in Doda blast
JAMMU, MAY 5. One person was killed and 32 others were injured in a grenade blast in Doda town of the Jammu region this morning. According to Sultan Khan, Additional SP, an unidentified militant lobbed a grenade at a CRPF party at the Doda bus ...



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