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Reforms will continue, says Chidambaram
MUMBAI, JUNE 3. The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today said the ruling United Progressive Alliance was committed to encouraging investments in core sectors, containing the fiscal deficit, and maintaining fiscal prudence while ...

Congress move to rope in RLD
NEW DELHI, JUNE 3. Even as members of the new Lok Sabha were being sworn in on Thursday, there were indications that the Congress had begun efforts to augment the strength of the treasury benches by roping in the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) into the ...

Foreign daily `launches' Indian edition; I&B Ministry in the dark
HYDERABAD, JUNE 3. Newspaper readers in Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai can now buy the International Herald Tribune in their cities for Rs. 30 on weekdays and Rs. 90 on weekends. The line underneath the masthead reads: "The World's Daily ...

Somnath to be elected unopposed
NEW DELHI, JUNE 3. The stage is set for the unanimous election of the veteran CPI(M) leader, Somnath Chatterjee, as the Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha tomorrow, with all the parties across the political spectrum endorsing his candidature and ...

Fire in IOC terminal
KOLKATA, JUNE 3. Army and Air Force personnel swung into action along with the fire brigade to douse a massive fire that broke out at the Indian Oil Corporation's Rajbandh oil terminal near Durgapur in West Bengal's Burdwan district this evening, ...

Petrol price hike ruled out
NEW DELHI, JUNE 3. The Government today ruled out any hike in the price of petroleum products till June 15. The Petroleum Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, told a news conference that the oil companies would stick to the practice of reviewing the ...

Pak. announces duty relief
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 3.The Pakistan Cabinet has approved an additional list of over 200 Indian products for customs duty concession under the South Asian Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA). The Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, ...

Dueba sworn in as Nepal PM
KATHMANDU, JUNE 3.The newly-appointed Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, was administered the oath of office by King Gyanendra this morning. Mr. Deuba, who was sacked by the King in October 2002 for being `incompetent,' claimed he was ...

All-Russian final
PARIS, JUNE 3.Jennifer Capriati's French Open encore turned out to be a flop. Unable to duplicate the shot-making that helped her beat Serena Williams, Capriati lost 6-2, 6-2 today to Anastasia Myskina, who advanced to an all-Russian final. ...

Help to settle Cauvery issue, Karunanidhi urges PM, Sonia
CHENNAI, JUNE 3. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president, M. Karunanidhi, today requested the intervention of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, to arrive at an amicable settlement of the problem ...



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