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Thursday, July 31, 2003
Fernandes reveals 'Sarp Vinash' toll
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.The Government today denied in the Rajya Sabha charges of delay in deploying the Army to conduct counter-insurgency operations, including operation Sarp Vinash, in the Hil Kaka (Surankote) region of Jammu and Kashmir, despite ...
Mumbai echo in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI JULY 30. The Mumbai blast generated considerable heat in the Lok Sabha, with Congress and Shiv Sena members accusing each other of making political capital out of the incident. The issue came up as soon as the House met this morning ...
'Centre trying to destabilise Cong. Govts.'
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. Political developments in Arunachal Pradesh continued to find an echo in Parliament today with the Congress stalling the proceedings of the Lok Sabha. A party delegation also met the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, ...
Fervour, controversy at Kumbh Mela
NASIK, JULY 30. Lakhs of devotees participated in the `Simhastha Kumbh Mela' festivities which began with flag-hoisting at Ramatirth in Panchavati here and at Kushavavart in Trimbakeshwar, about 30 km from here. At Panchavati, the Lok Sabha ...
India warns WTO of a backlash
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. India has warned World Trade Organisation (WTO) members of a backlash in developing countries if economic reforms being undertaken autonomously are perceived to be an imposition from outside. It has noted that this could set ...
Near-total response to Mumbai bandh call
MUMBAI, JULY 30. A bandh call given by the Shiv Sena-BJP to protest the ``failure'' of the Maharashtra Government to curb the spate of bomb blasts in metropolitan Mumbai and a simultaneous protest on the same grounds by Muslim organisations met ...
No child must work: Shantha Sinha
HYDERABAD, JULY 30. "It vindicates our consistent stand that no child must work and all children should go to full-time formal school." That was how 53-year-old Shantha Sinha reacted on being chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for ...
Militants shifting focus to Jammu: Swami
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.It appears that militants are shifting their focus from the Kashmir Valley to the Jammu region, the Minister of State for Home, I.D. Swami, informed the Rajya Sabha today. ``Their focus could be on Jammu but the Government ...
China 'illegally claiming' 90,000 sq. km. in Arunachal
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. China "illegally claims" approximately 90,000 square kilometres of Indian territory in the eastern sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal Pradesh, the Minister of State for External Affairs, Digvijay Singh, informed ...
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