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    Economy in resilient mode, says Survey
    NEW DELHI, JULY 7.The new United Progressive Alliance Government today confirmed that the economy was in a resilient mode in terms of growth, inflation and balance of payments, and that this combination offered a large scope for consolidation of ...

    Union Budget today: a checklist
    NEW DELHI, JULY 7.The Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, will present tomorrow the first budget of the United Progressive Alliance Government that has 15 alliance partners and the outside support of four Left parties. Here are some of the ...

    Colombo Blast: Suicide attack on Minister foiled
    COLOMBO, JULY 7.A suspected LTTE woman suicide bomber struck in the heart of Colombo this afternoon, killing herself and four police officers at a police station next to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's official residence. According to security ...

    Harbhajan back in team
    CHENNAI, JULY 7. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who missed the series against Pakistan last March because of a finger injury, has been included in the 14-member Indian cricket team for the Asia Cup beginning in Sri Lanka on July 16. The team: ...

    Copters to the rescue of stranded Badrinath pilgrims
    DEHRA DUN, JULY 7. The Uttaranchal Government has begun a major exercise to bring the 2,000 pilgrims stranded at Badrinath to Joshimath. Three MI-17 helicopters and the State Government's helicopter will be used to rescue the weak or sick ...

    Manmohan clarifies
    NEW DELHI, JULY 7. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today firmly ruled out India sending troops to Iraq. He said the Government would strive for the ``broadest possible national consensus'' on foreign policy issues. — ...

    Ansari quits
    SRINAGAR, JULY 7. The Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari, today stepped down and appointed Mirwaiz Moulvi Umer Farooq as the amalgam's interim head. — PTI ...

    New envoy to Sri Lanka
    NEW DELHI, JULY 7. Nirupama Rao, Additional Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry, was today appointed as India's next High Commissioner to Sri Lanka succeeding Nirupam Sen. — ...

    NBT chief
    NEW DELHI, JULY 7. Historian Bipan Chandra has been appointed honorary Chairman of the National Book Trust. He replaces B.K. Sharma, whose term was to end in March 2006. — ...

    Landslips kill 5
    SILIGURI, JULY 7. Five persons were killed last night when a massive landslip buried the car in which they were travelling on National Highway 3A near Coronation Bridge. — ...

    Sensex up
    MUMBAI, JULY 7. Bombay Stock Exchange today witnessed a cautious rally for the second straight session pushing the sensex up by 27 points at close in response to the railway budget. — ...

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