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Rules not violated in Kargil defence purchases: Centre
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The United Progressive Alliance Government has given a clean chit to the former Defence Minister, George Fernandes, by informing the Supreme Court that no rule was violated or substituted in the defence purchases made during ...
No one given clean chit, says Pranab
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, today questioned the claim that the Janata Dal (U), George Fernandes, had been given a ``clean chit'' in the Kargil purchases case and said that no person had been given a clean chit in ...
Pakistan, China ink a slew of agreements
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 5. Pakistan and China tonight signed 22 agreements including a treaty of friendship, cooperation and good neighbourly relations between the two countries coinciding with the visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Mr. Wen and ...
FDI in insurance to go up to 49 %
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The United Progressive Alliance Government plans to increase the foreign direct investment cap in the insurance sector from the current 26 per cent to 49 per cent. It also plans to work out a policy to permit foreign ...
Seven injured in blast
SRINAGAR APRIL 5. Two hours after the Army defused two powerful improvised explosive devices at Palhalan on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, militants set off a bomb on the same road at Hanjiwara in Baramulla district. Seven persons were ...
THE W.V. RAMAN COLUMN
A giant leap by Dhoni
Bob Woolmer, the meticulous coach that he is, must have spent a lot of time in the last two days working out ways and means to put the skids on the Indian batsmen. Sehwag and Dravid would probably have consumed most of his time given their ...
India, Uzbekistan agree to fight terrorism
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. India and Uzbekistan today agreed to fight terrorism on a "long term and sustained" basis and stated that international terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, constituted one of the "most serious threats" to peace and ...
BJP attacks Congress, predicts `disintegration' of UPA
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5. The Bharatiya Janata Party today launched a no-holds-barred attack on the Congress leadership and the United Progressive Alliance Government it leads, predicting the "disintegration" of the UPA even while it laid claim to ...
Elections: Labour in for a bumpy landing?
LONDON, APRIL 5. After weeks of speculation, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on Tuesday confirmed that the country would go to polls on May 5 in a general election which the Labour Party has been advised not to take for granted. In ...
ITC settlement `based on court suggestion'
NEW DELHI, APRIL 5.The Centre's settlement with ITC over the long-pending Rs. 803-crore excise dispute was in keeping with a suggestion that emanated from the Supreme Court,'' the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, said here today. Under ...
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