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    Lalu spares passengers; freight untouched
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today presented a "people-friendly budget," without increasing the passenger fares and the freight rates, and announced a series of measures and concessions for all sections. Unfazed by the ...

    NDA to change tack, target Lalu
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The National Democratic Alliance is likely to end tomorrow its tactics of disrupting Parliament, but today its MPs boycotted Parliament, including the presentation of the Railway Budget by Lalu Prasad to protest against the ...

    136 Ministers axed
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6. One hundred and thirty-six Ministers, mostly belonging to the Congress, in over half-a-dozen States, were today shown the door on the last day of the Government's downsizing exercise to meet a Constitutional requirement. — ...

    Blaze at HIL plant
    KOCHI, JULY 6. A fire broke out at the Endosulfan plant of the Hindustan Insecticide Ltd at nearby Eloor early today, even as 20 employees who were at the plant escaped unhurt. The cause of the fire is not known yet, though it is suspected ...

    Monsoon worry
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6.Notwithstanding `showers' — described as onset of monsoon by the India Meteorological Department — received yesterday in the northwest, the Union Agriculture Ministry is worried that ``below the normal rainfall'' has ...

    Lashkar plan foiled
    KAMALA(AKHNOOR), JULY 6. Security forces, in a 96-hour encounter in this remote village along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector, killed four militants, thereby foiling a Lashkar-e-Taiba plan to target vital installations in the border areas. ...

    Kerry picks John Edwards
    WASHNIGTON, JULY 6. The U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate, John Kerry, has picked Senator John Edwards, who was his rival in the primaries, as his running mate for the office of Vice President. ...

    'BITS not included'
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The Supreme Court today ordered that the Pilani-based Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITS) would not be included in the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) counselling beginning tomorrow to admit ...

    17 killed, yatra suspended
    DEHRA DUN, JULY 6.Seventeen persons were killed and 28 injured today when three vehicles were swept into the Alaknanda river by heavy landslips triggered by a cloudburst that left nearly 5,000 pilgrims stranded near the Badrinath shrine area in ...

    Kalam takes up mercy plea
    NEW DELHI, JULY 6. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has begun consulting legal experts on the mercy plea of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering a schoolgirl in Kolkata. — PTI ...



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