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    Economic Survey moots tax reforms
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. With the economy poised to help the United Progressive Alliance Government achieve the targets outlined in its National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) during the new fiscal, the Economic Survey 2004-05 has advocated the ...

    ``Government committed to common man''
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25.These 12 words in the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's 8,000-word address to Parliament, at the start of the Budget session, define the Manmohan Singh Government's agenda, demonstratively rigged in favour of the common man (aam ...

    PMO not preparing Railway Budget: Lalu
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today dismissed as "mischievous" reports that the PMO was preparing his Ministry's budget. ``It is not true. It is mischievous. A certain section of the media is spreading such a thing. It ...

    Rane justifies Governor's action
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. The Goa Chief Minister, Pratapsinh Rane, has justified in the Supreme Court the action of the Governor, S.C. Jamir, in dismissing the BJP Government led by Manohar Parikkar on February 2, as Mr. Parikkar did not have a ...

    Pakistan backs Afghanistan's entry into SAARC
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. Pakistan today supported a suggestion made by the Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai, that Kabul should join the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In his inaugural address to the India Today ...

    ESPN-Star Sports may take legal action against Prasar Bharati
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25.Denied the opportunity to telecast match highlights of the India-Pakistan cricket series, ESPN-Star Sports (ESS) today said that it was "prepared to use other avenues, including legal option," against Prasar Bharati. "We ...

    Mrs. World
    The winner of the Mrs. World 2005 contest, Simha Bakher from Israel, being crowned by former Mrs. World Suzanna Vicheinrut at Amby Valley near Mumbai on Friday.

    Repolling
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. The Election Commission has ordered repolling in 459 polling stations in Bihar tomorrow. These stations spread over 10 districts had gone to the polls in the third phase on February 23. — ...

    Ceylon Workers' Congress steps up pressure
    COLOMBO, FEB. 25. The Ceylon Workers' Congress today stepped up pressure on the Government by claiming that two of its Ministers had "resigned." But the party failed to demonstrate the claim in Parliament, leaving open the possibilities of ...

    Former MLA acquitted
    KOCHI, FEB. 25. The Kerala High Court today acquitted Bhav Singh B. Rathod, former Gujarat MLA, in a case relating to the attempt to smuggle to the U.S. 1165 kg of hashish through the Kochi port in ...

    NDA to boycott rail budget
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25. The National Democratic Alliance will boycott the Railway Budget tomorrow by the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, reviving its protest against "tainted Ministers." ...

    Mulayam wins trust vote
    LUCKNOW, FEB. 25. In a sudden political move, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, today proposed and won a vote of confidence by a voice vote. — ...

    Nod for use of Tricolour
    NEW DELHI, FEB. 25.The Government had no objection to the use of the tricolour without the Ashok Chakra by cricketers on their helmets or clothes, a senior Home Ministry official said today. — ...



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