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    Parliament approves Patents Bill
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. Parliament today approved the Third Patents (Amendment) Bill 2005 with the Rajya Sabha passing it by voice vote after the National Democratic Alliance led by the Leader of the Opposition, Jaswant Singh, walked out in protest. ...

    A small battle won: Left
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. The Left parties today said they had won a ``small battle'' to safeguard the national interest by forcing the United Progressive Alliance Government to incorporate changes in the Patents Amendment Bill. They also promised ...

    No official meeting in Britain for Modi
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, can visit the United Kingdom, but can expect nothing more from British officialdom, which has been following a policy of "non-contact" with him since the February 2002 killings. ...

    "Manmohan's statement not a defence of Modi"
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's statement in Parliament on the United States denial of a visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, should be seen as a criticism of Washington and not a defence of Mr. Modi. The ...

    Pension Bill referred to Standing Committee on Finance
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 23. The Government has referred the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2005, to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. This was stated in the Lok Sabha today by the Union Minister of ...

    Ghising to be caretaker of council
    KOLKATA, MARCH 23. The West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has appointed the Chairman of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, Subhash Ghising, as "caretaker-administrator" solely responsible for running an interim arrangement in ...

    "Bus service will lose credibility if Kashmir issue is not resolved"
    ISLAMABAD, MARCH 23. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said that confidence building measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan such as Muzaffarabad-Srinagar bus service would lose "credibility" if the Kashmir issue were not ...

    Intriguing final Test on the cards
    BANGALORE, MARCH 23. India failed to take advantage of a bright opening in Mohali, and then gained control of the middle game in Kolkata. It is now time for the end game in Bangalore. Cricket is often similar to a game of chess, with moves and ...

    Kumble and Bhajji love bowling together
    When I went home after the fourth day's play in the Kolkata Test, I was quite jittery. I spent a very uneasy night because though the Eden wicket was yielding a bit of spin and bounce, it was not a typical fifth day surface and I was not sure ...

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