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    Benefits to large sections in tax-free Tamil Nadu budget
    CHENNAI, MARCH 2. A slew of measures intended to benefit a large section, ranging from noon-meal and construction workers to government servants and teachers, was announced in the Tamil Nadu budget proposals here today. Placing the proposals ...

    Governor installs Soren, NDA up in arms
    RANCHI, MARCH 2. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader, Shibu Soren, was today sworn in the third Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the Raj Bhavan here. Earlier, even as both the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the United Progressive ...

    Advani, others meet Kalam
    NEW DELHI, MARCH. 2. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties today virtually declared war against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) charging that the Jharkhand Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, had "unfairly, illegally and in violation of ...

    Patil briefs Kalam
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 2. The Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, called on the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, tonight. Mr. Patil is understood to have apprised Mr. Kalam of the political situation in Jharkhand where the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ...

    ``VAT Bill only after consensus''
    CHENNAI, MARCH 2. A Bill to implement the State Value Added Tax will be introduced only after endeavouring to reach a broad consensus within Tamil Nadu, the Finance Minister, C. Ponnaiyan, announced in his budget speech today. Even though the ...

    COMMENT
    India-Pakistan cricket - getting it right
    The chilling drum-beat, as familiar to sportslovers' ears as funeral music may be to an undertaker's, has begun. It is Us-versus-Them time all over again. All the discredited yet familiar labels are back in circulation. Well-worn cliches long ...

    Partners' support raises RJD's hopes
    PATNA, MARCH 2. The arrival of letters of support from partners, including those of the Congress, at the Rashtriya Janata Dal office has raised hopes of the caretaker Bihar Chief Minister, Rabri Devi, staking claim to form the next government as ...

    No need for me to resign: Paswan
    PATNA, MARCH 2. The Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union Steel Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, today maintained that there was no need for him to resign from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government merely because the Congress had extended ...

    Goa Deputy CM resigns
    PANAJI, MARCH. 2. The Deputy Chief Minister, Filipe Neri Rodrigues, submitted his resignation from the Council of Ministers today on the advice of the Chief Minister, Pratapsinh Rane. Earlier, the Governor, S.C. Jamir, directed Mr. Rane to drop ...

    Rane to seek trust vote tomorrow
    PANAJI, MARCH 2. The Goa Chief Minister, Pratapsinh Rane, has decided to seek the vote of confidence in the State Assembly on Friday. He was to move the motion on Monday but the House was adjourned sine die after the Speaker, Vishwas ...

    Trains for Pakistani fans
    MOHALI, MARCH 2.The Railways will run special trains to ferry cricket fans from Pakistan to Chandigarh for the first India-Pakistan Test match here on March 8. The trains will leave Attari for Chandigarh on March 6 and 7. — ...

    Sania shocks Kuznetsova
    DUBAI, MARCH 2. Sania Mirza made light of a twisted ankle and a 0-4 start to beat the U.S. Open Champion and the world No. 7, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 19 minutes of exhilarating play in the pre-quarterfinals of the ...



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