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    We should not compromise on terrorism: Natwar Singh
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 20. Much to the consternation of other member-states in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), India-Pakistan disputes indirectly took the centre stage of the two-day Ministerial council meeting of the ...

    "We will definitely not send troops to Iraq": Fischer
    CHENNAI, JULY 20. "We will not commit our troops to Iraq," the German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, said in an interview to The Hindu in Chennai on Monday. He made it clear that the decision not to "send troops" was a definite ...

    Task force to tackle Assam floods
    GUWAHATI, JULY 20. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today announced the constitution of a task force to look into the problem of recurring floods in Assam and neighbouring States. The task force would suggest short-term and long-term ...

    EPF rate: decision put off
    NEW DELHI, JULY 20.The decision on the Employees Provident Fund rate for the current fiscal will now be announced at the board's fourth meeting on August 9. This follows the Left unions softening their stand today and the RSS-affiliate, the BMS, ...

    Set to be Deputy Chairman
    NEW DELHI, JULY 20.The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, K. Rahman Khan, is all set to be the new Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha for which the election is scheduled on July 22. The former AICC general secretary, Vayalar Ravi's ...

    Jharkhand police team in Delhi
    NEW DELHI, JULY 20.A Jharkhand police team, led by the Ranchi SP, Niraj Sinha, arrived here to arrest the Union Coal Minister, Shibu Soren. Sources said that Mr. Soren had on Monday applied for leave to the Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee, ...

    NCERT textbooks
    NEW DELHI, JULY 20.Schools would resume using the NCERT textbooks from the next session after modifications to remove biased references and inaccuracies, the Human Resource Development Minister, Arjun Singh, told the Lok Sabha today. ...

    Pappu Yadav to be shifted
    NEW DELHI, JULY 20.The Supreme Court today directed that former MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, prime accused in the murder of the trade union leader, Ajit Sarkar, be shifted to the Beur Central Jail from the Patna Medical College Hospital. ...

    Lodha chairs meet
    KOLKATA, JULY 20.Emerging into the open since the controversial will of Priyamvada Birla was made public on July 12, Rajendra Singh Lodha today chaired the board meeting of the M.P. Birla Group's flagship, Birla Corporation Limited. The meeting ...

    Compensation for victims
    COLOMBO, JULY 20. The Sri Lankan Government said today it would compensate more than 900 victims of violence committed against ethnic Tamils more than 20 years ago that sparked the civil war. The move comes amid fears that a fragile cease-fire ...



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