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    Soren back in Union Cabinet
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief, Shibu Soren, was reinducted into the Union Cabinet today. He also got back his old portfolio — Ministry of Coal — but lost the other half of the old charge, Ministry of Mines. ...

    Congress spent Rs. 125 crores for general elections
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27. The Congress, which won the maximum number of seats in the April-May Lok Sabha elections, shelled out Rs. 125 crores in the run-up to the polls. To be precise, the Congress spent Rs. 125,43,33,247 — the highest amount ...

    BJP to raise Soren issue in Parliament
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27. The Bharatiya Janata Party today attacked the United Progressive Alliance Government for re-inducting the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief, Shibu Soren, in the Union Cabinet and said it would raise the matter in Parliament without ...

    J.J. Singh, new Army Chief
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.Lieutenant-General Joginder Jaswant Singh will be the new Army Chief. Lt. Gen. Singh, now the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, will take over from Gen. N.C. Vij, who will retire on January 31next, according ...

    Coast Guard steps up vigil
    KOCHI, NOV. 27.The Coast Guard has stepped up vigil along the coast of Kerala following a tipoff about an unidentified vessel carrying arms from the Gulf. The vessel was said to have been heading towards the southwestern coast of India. Coast ...

    S.M. Krishna Governor of Maharashtra
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today the appointed the former Karnataka Chief Minister, S.M. Krishna, as the Governor of Maharashtra. He replaces Mohammed Fazal, whose term has ended, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan ...

    LTTE chief's warning
    COLOMBO, NOV. 27.The LTTE leader, V. Prabakaran, said today that the rebels had "reached the limits of patience." In a hard-hitting Heroes' Day speech, he urged the Sri Lankan Government to resume the stalled peace talks "unconditionally" and ...

    Advani makes changes in party posts
    NEW DELHI, NOV. 27.All heads of "morchas" [wings] of the Bharatiya Janata Party have been replaced by the party president, L. K. Advani, even as he has sought to give a higher profile to the cells in the organisation with the External Affairs ...

    SBI hikes deposit, home loan rates
    MUMBAI, NOV. 27. State Bank of India has raised interest rates on the domestic term deposits by 25-50 basis points across various maturities effective from November 29. The bank has also hiked floating home loan rates by 50 basis points and the ...

    Vote does not reflect people's will: Parliament
    MOSCOW, NOV. 27.Ukraine's Parliament has declared the disputed presidential vote invalid and called for a constitutional reform to re-distribute powers among different branches of Government. Meeting in an emergency session today, the Verhovna ...



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