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Friday, May 23, 2003
CBI arrests Minister's PA for 'taking bribe'
Algeria quake claims 1,000 lives
ALGIERS (ALGERIA), MAY 22.Rescue workers struggled to save survivors from the rubble and international aid workers rushed to Algeria today after a powerful earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injured 5,000 overnight The 6.7-magnitude ...
U.N. lifts sanctions against Iraq
WASHINGTON, MAY 22. In a major victory for the Bush administration, the United Nations Security Council has overwhelmingly voted for the lifting of sanctions against Iraq and endorsed the idea of a U.S.-led administration in Baghdad. The ...
Pak. detains three aides of Salahuddin
ISLAMABAD, MAY 22. Hours after registering a case against the armed guards of the Hizb-ul Mujahideen chief, Syed Salahuddin, for displaying arms publicly, Pakistan has launched a crackdown on the outfit by detaining three of his ...
U.S. drops objections to Phalcon transfer to India
MANAMA (BAHRAIN), MAY 22.The United States has dropped objections to the transfer of the Israeli Phalcon technology to India, paving the way for India to become one of the few countries in the world to possess an Airborne Warning and Control ...
Kailash pilgrimage off
NEW DELHI, MAY 22.The 2003 Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage has been put off, an official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said today. This follows an advice from the Chinese Government that it is not allowing tourists into Tibet to ...
EPF rate cut recommended
NEW DELHI, MAY 22. The Finance and Investment Committee of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has recommended the lowering of the interest rates on Provident Fund contributions by at least one per cent from the present 9.5 per ...
More grain for Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, MAY 22.The Union Food Ministry has decided to supply 14 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to Rajasthan over the next two months, to augment the availability of food stocks in the State. The decision was taken following a meeting convened ...
LUCKNOW, MAY 22.The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a notification for upgrading the Amethi parliamentary constituency represented by the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, into a full-fledged district Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj ...
Women protest court verdict on dowry offences
NEW DELHI, MAY 22. About a hundred women, owing allegiance to various women groups, forced their way into the Delhi High Court premises this afternoon to protest against the court judgment that recommended dowry offences be made bailable and ...
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