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With Sonia saying no, Manmohan is set to be Prime Minister
NEW DELHI, MAY 18.Listening to her "inner voice," Sonia Gandhi today walked away from the job of prime minister by stepping down from the leadership of the Congress Parliamentary Party. She is expected to hand over the baton to Manmohan Singh. ...

They stood like rock behind Sonia
NEW DELHI, MAY 18. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi's children, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra, today backed their mother as she decided not to become the Prime Minister amid vociferous protests from the party's central leadership. While ...

Euphoria, anger and a sullen mood
NEW DELHI, MAY 18.Passions ran high outside 10 Janpath, the residence of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, this afternoon as news of her decision not to accept the prime ministership reached a large number of Congress supporters who had ...

Jayalalithaa withdraws defamation cases against media
CHENNAI, MAY 18. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today announced that she was withdrawing all the defamation cases brought by the Government against the media, including those against The Hindu . She said the State ...

Growth fixed at 6.5 -7p.c.
MUMBAI, MAY 18.The Reserve Bank of India said today the economy would grow at 6.5-7.0 per cent in the current year and the inflation rate would remain around 5 per cent without any ``upward bias''. The bank has taken into account various ...

Sensex rebounds
MUMBAI, MAY 18.After the overnight free fall that cost the market 565 points, a series of positive developments, including massive salvage operation by Indian financial institutions, led to a strong recovery of over 372 points in BSE Sensex, with ...

Power failure in Mumbai
MUMBAI, MAY 18. Normal life came to a standstill in several parts of Mumbai tonight due to a major power failure disrupting train services in the city. The power failure occurred due to the snapping of supplies from Tata Power Ltd.'s (TPL) ...

Free farm power supply restored, income ceiling goes for PDS
CHENNAI, MAY 18. The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Government today restored free power supply to farmers and made a slew of other announcements including withdrawal of defamation cases against the media and repeal of the controversial ...

Uma Bharti resigns
NEW DELHI, MAY 18.The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Uma Bharti, today sent her resignation to the party saying ``installing'' a foreigner at the top position was an ``insult'' to the country and would compromise on national security. ...

MBBS applications from June 1
CHENNAI, MAY 18. The application and prospectus for admission to I-year MBBS/BDS and para-medical courses for 2004-2005 will be issued at all government medical colleges, the Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai, and the Government ...

Death for murder
PUNE, MAY 18.A local court here today awarded death sentence to Santosh Kumar Bariyar, the brain behind the brutal murder of national tennis player, Kartik Raj, and gave life imprisonment to two others who helped him in executing the murder. The ...



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