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Left parties to oppose proposals on insurance sector
KOLKATA, JULY 16. The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government hoped to carry forward its plans for opening up the insurance sector further to foreign investors with support from the BJP which the Congress had earlier supported ...

BJP condemns religion-based reservations
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. The Bharatiya Janata Party has charged the Congress with surrendering to `minorityism' for consolidating the Muslim vote and vowed to "fight this tooth and nail.'' It has warned that this was a "retrograde move that would sow ...

Nation grieves for fire victims
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, led the nation in condoling the death of school children in a fire at a school in Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district today. In a condolence letter ...

Surjeet meets Prime Minister
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary, Harkishan Singh Surjeet, today had a meeting to "clear the air''. The meeting took place in the backdrop of the CPI(M) Polit ...

Day of disaster
It was a tragedy of horrendous proportions for the temple town of Kumbakonam, which was in the news earlier this year for the once-in-twelve years Mahamaham festival. By noon today, the entire town was in mourning, numbed beyond belief. It was a ...

Portugal to extradite Monica
NEW DELHI, JULY 16. The High Court of Lisbon has granted extradition of Monica Bedi, friend of the underworld don Abu Salem. The Central Bureau of Investigation received intimation today that the Court had granted extradition of Ms. Bedi on July ...

Other Stories

  • Rs. 30.5 crore aid for Bihar relief
  • Flood warning: Gogoi for cooperation among India, Bhutan, China
  • Planning Commission meeting today
  • JD(U) meet to discuss poll strategy
  • Free ration for flood-hit families in Bihar
  • BJP agreeable to consensus on Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson
  • Governor `objected' to induction
  • BJP discusses Bihar strategy
  • No plan to stop existing water flows, says Amarinder Singh
  • Salman's off-screen heroism saves two lives
  • Court refuses to admit plea for removal of `tainted' Ministers
  • Judicial probe ordered into official's death
  • Coffin scam: Supreme Court seeks details
  • PDF breaks
  • `Grant honorary citizenship to Gladys Staines'
  • `Punjab will facilitate extradition'
  • Shinde admits 59 deaths, waives food loan arrears
  • CBI seeks transit warrant for Kohli
  • No clean chit to Maharashtra on malnutrition deaths: Arjun Singh
  • District Consumer Information Centres to be set up
  • Sabotage suspected in oil pipeline fire
  • SAARC Foreign Ministers to review progress on SAFTA



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