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Sunday, February 08, 2004
`Ban on tobacco advertisements from May 1'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.From May 1, advertisements about tobacco and its products will be banned in the country. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended the notification of rules on this to the Law Ministry. The Bill providing for a ...
Britain concerned over Khan's activities: Straw
BANGALORE, FEB. 7. Britain is "profoundly concerned" over the illegal activities of Pakistan's nuclear scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan, and his associates as it believes that illegal proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction ...
Resume WTO negotiations immediately: Straw
BANGALORE, FEB. 7.The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, today said that it was necessary to resume negotiations of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) immediately and that both India and Britain had a common interest in ensuring that the ...
Survey finds Army morale high
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. India's first-ever survey on the attitudes of Army personnel has shown that soldiers have high levels of morale and confidence in democratic institutions but has also raised concerns over corruption and ...
Lyngdoh lays down office
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.The Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, today demitted office and left the Capital by his personal car for his retirement home in Hyderabad. ``I was fortunate and had very good colleagues. Conducting elections in Jammu ...
Gorshkov to fill `critical void'
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.The acquisition of the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov, will fill a ``critical void'' created by the marginal residual life of the present aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, and the likelihood of an indigenous carrier ...
Narayana Murthy terms cut in IIMs fees retrograde
BANGALORE, FEB. 7. Reacting to the reduction in fees at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), N.R. Narayana Murthy, chief mentor of Infosys Technologies, who heads the Governing Board of IIM-Ahmedabad, said here on Saturday that he felt it ...
BJP sets up two panels
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.A day after the national council session put the BJP in election gear, the party president, M. Venkaiah Naidu, today announced the setting up of a new-look nine-member central parliamentary board and a 17-member central election ...
`CPI(M) trying to avoid split in Left, Congress votes'
GUWAHATI, FEB. 7.The CPI(M) politburo member, Sitaram Yechury, today said that his party had been making all efforts to ensure that "left-oriented and Congress-oriented" votes do not split in the coming Lok Sabha elections to resist the BJP-led ...
Crisis in Kerala coming to an end: Sonia
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7.Even as the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today sought to downplay the crisis in the Kerala unit as something common in any big family, there were indications that an announcement on a new party chief in the State would be ...
India, China to sign co-production accord
NEW DELHI, FEB. 7. India and China today agreed in principle to use the media and the entertainment industry for improving ties between the two neighbours. A consensus was reached on signing a co-production agreement in the near future, during ...
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