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Scope for consolidating growth: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, has indicated that the Government might announce some policy initiatives even before the general budget, expected some time in July. Talking to the media after taking charge, Mr. ...

Accord on portfolios not honoured: Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, MAY 24. While promising continued support to the United Progressive Alliance Government, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president, M. Karunanidhi, said today that the party's seven Ministers would assume office on the basis of the ...

Congress hopeful of solution
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.The Congress hopes that the DMK-centric "problem" will be "sorted out." Its leaders say they do not intend to "ditch" a valued partner. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, had a meeting with the Minister for Communication and ...

Top priority for repealing POTA: Bhardwaj
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. The Union Law Minister, H.R. Bhardwaj, said today that the Congress-led Government would give top priority to repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). Interacting with journalists after taking charge, Mr. Bhardwaj ...

Elections to 60 RS seats on June 21
NEW DELHI, MAY 24. Elections to 60 Rajya Sabha seats covering 14 States will be held on June 21 to fill the vacancies caused by the retirement of several members, including the Deputy Chairperson, Najma Heptulla, the BJP president, M. Venkaiah ...

Mulayam to quit LS seat
MAINPURI, MAY 24. The Samajwadi Party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mulayam Singh Yadav, said here today that he would be resigning from his Lok Sabha seat to remain as the Chief Minister of the State. PTI ...

Saras flight soon
BANGALORE, MAY 24. The indigenous 14-seater civilian aircraft, Saras, is likely to have its maiden flight in the next few days, the National Aerospace Laboratories scientist, T.S. Prahlad, said here today. ...

Oil prices drop
SINGAPORE, MAY 24. World oil prices sank one per cent today after the world's biggest oil producer, Saudi Arabia, urged other OPEC nations to pump up output, but most Asian stock markets failed to rally on oil's retreat from 21-year highs. ...

Repolling starts in Bihar
PATNA, MAY 24. Voting in 622 booths going for repoll in Bettiah and Siwan Parliamentary constituencies began amid tight security this morning, official sources said. Repolling is being held in 429 booths in Bettiah and 193 polling stations in ...

Lt. Governor quits
NEW DELHI, MAY 24.The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vijai Kapoor, is learnt to have resigned and requested the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to appoint a new man to the post. Mr. Kapoor, in his letter to the Prime Minister today, said: "For ...

Sensex soars by 162 points
MUMBAI, MAY 24. The market welcomed the appointment of P. Chidambaram as Finance Minister as the Sensex soared by 162 points on the Bombay Stock Exchange today, on heavy purchases by operators and domestic financial institutions following clear ...

Retirement age raised
JAIPUR, MAY 24. The Rajasthan Government today increased the maximum age for entry into its jobs and the retirement age by two years. The new maximum age for the general category would now be 35, OBC 37, SCs/STs 40 and women 42, the State ...

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