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Ramachandran, Ajit Singh quit on eve of reshuffle
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. The Agriculture Minister, Ajit Singh, has resigned from the Vajpayee Union Government on the eve of the reshuffle/expansion of the Union Cabinet. The BJP leadership had been gunning for Mr. Singh's ouster and instead of ...


Minister's PA, others remanded
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. A Delhi court today remanded Anurag Vardhan, a Deputy Commissioner posted in the Income Tax Department here, R. Perumalsamy, personal assistant to Gingee Ramachandran, who has resigned as the Union Minister of State for ...
No plans to meet Musharraf now: PM
BERLIN, MAY 23.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has said he has no plans at present for a meeting with the Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, despite a recent thaw in the two countries' relations, a German newspaper reported today. ...
India 'studying' U.N. resolution
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. India is studying the United Nations' Security Council Resolution 1483, according to the Foreign Office spokesman. He was asked whether the NDA Government would send troops to Iraq. He said he did not have a "specific ...
'No troop reduction on LoC now'
CHENNAI, MAY 23. There has been no reduction of forces on the border following the minor forward movement in India's relationship with Pakistan, the Defence Minister, George Fernandes, told presspersons here. "Not just now,'' he said, when ...
SC ruling on VRS
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. The Supreme Court has held that once an employer accepted the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) application of an employee, he or she cannot withdraw from the scheme, even if the person continued in service beyond the cut-off ...
Chennai records highest pass percentage in CBSE exams
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. It was an improvement in parts but a decline overall in this year's final report card of the Class XII examinations, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The results were declared this morning. The ...
MTNL cuts cellular rates
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. Taking the private cellular operators head-on, the State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd today announced up to 60 per cent reduction in tariffs for cell-to-cell long distance (STD) calls. Cell-to-cell STD tariffs have ...
Narrow escape
NEW DELHI, MAY 23. The crew of an Alliance Air flight and 83 passengers on board had a providential escape this morning, when two tyres of the aircraft burst while it was taking off from Leh. The aircraft was subsequently forced to make an ...



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