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All I want is Parliament to function normally: Somnath
KOLKATA, JULY 30. When the two meet over tea in New Delhi on August 3, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee, will renew his request to the Leader of the Opposition, L.K. Advani, to "please reconsider" the decision of the National ...

Soren surfaces, plans rally
RANCHI, JULY 30. Making a public appearance today, his first in 10 days, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief and former Union Coal Minister, Shibu Soren, denied that he had gone into hiding. He accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of conspiring to ...

Government keeping fingers crossed on hostages issue: Pranab
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. "We are keeping our fingers crossed till they [the three Indian hostages being held in Iraq] are released," the Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, said today. At this point, he stressed, it was difficult to say when the ...

Indian Airlines introduces 28 days apex fare
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.Indian Airlines today announced a new advance purchase (apex) fare slab in eight metro sectors. The new segment allows a passenger to purchase air tickets 28 days in advance. Competitive ...

Centre to file objection against patent on wheat to Monsanto
NEW DELHI, JULY 30. In a change of stand, the Centre today indicated before the Supreme Court that it might consider filing an objection before the European Patent Office (EPO) against the grant of patent on Indian wheat to the U.S. Agri-major ...

Politics over marriage for Rahul
AMETHI, JULY 30. The Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi, now 34, has said he has no immediate plans of marriage and that his priority is the development of his constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Meeting mediapersons at the Sanjay Gandhi hospital guest ...

Advance release of drought relief to Maharashtra, Gujarat
NEW DELHI, JULY 30.The Centre has ordered an advance release of drought relief to Maharashtra and Gujarat from the Calamity Relief Fund. Rajasthan, which is the worst hit, has been advised to spend a balance amount of Rs. 300 crores towards its ...

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  • Swamy criticises Centre's stand on hostages
  • Deadlock over commission hits air ticket booking
  • CBI plea in Bofors case allowed
  • Jyoti Basu to meet Sonia today
  • Once in a blue moon — today
  • BJP meet begins in Panaji
  • Pranab urges BJP leaders to join parliamentary panels
  • British Government unhappy with Kohli's public confession
  • Gujarat withdraws additional power curbs on industry
  • `Kargil scam': AG's response sought
  • Waiting with hope in their hearts
  • Draft food law in two weeks: Minister
  • States asked to observe July 16 as School Health and Safety Day
  • Rail link to Shirdi
  • Pakistani baby awaits surgery
  • `Notable poverty reduction'

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