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India yet to decide on military aid
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. India is yet to make an assessment whether to suspend or not military assistance to Nepal, in the wake of King Gyanendra's action of taking over the reins. The Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, said no contact had been ...
Pakistan unhappy over Delhi move
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 2. Pakistan has expressed "dissatisfaction" over the decision of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, not to attend SAARC summit, scheduled for February 6 and 7. The Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Masood Khan, now in Dhaka in ...
Cabinet nod for tax pact among SAARC countries
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. The Union Cabinet today approved the signing of a limited multilateral agreement among SAARC countries for avoidance of double taxation and to provide for mutual administrative assistance in tax matters. The pact will also ...
Manmohan talks tough
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. When the Union Cabinet met this morning to consider the latest developments in Nepal, a senior Minister wanted to know if the King's coup had the acquiescence, if not the blessings, of the Indian Government. The Minister was ...
``Falsification'' of accounts: judge's poser to prosecution
CHENNAI, FEB. 2. The Madras High Court, hearing an anticipatory bail plea by the senior Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Mutt, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, in the ``Falsification of mutt accounts case,'' today asked the prosecution on how the provisions ...
Parrikar Government wins trust vote
PANAJI, FEB. 2. The Manohar Parrikar Government in Goa won the vote of confidence amid high drama that unfolded in the State Assembly soon after tea break here today. According to the Speaker, Vishwas Satarkar, the motion moved by Mr. Parrikar ...
Hearing on Godhra case accused plea on February 7
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. The Supreme Court will hear on February 7 a special leave petition filed by an accused in the `Godhra train carnage case' against a Gujarat High Court order staying the functioning of the Central POTA Review Committee set up to ...
CBI cracks down on `corrupt' public servants
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. In a nationwide crackdown on `corrupt' public servants, the Central Bureau of Investigation today raided 249 places, registered 68 cases, recovered cash to the tune of Rs. 1.11 crores and detected movable and immovable assets ...
"BCCI an autonomous body and not a State"
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. The Supreme Court today held that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was an autonomous body discharging duties like the selection of an Indian cricket team, controlling the activities of the players and others ...
Bank staff plan strike against mega mergers, FDI
NEW DELHI, FEB. 2. The All-India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) today called for a nationwide strike by bank employees in the third week of March to protest against the proposed move to merge public sector banks, open them to private capital ...
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