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Chidambaram may raise tax exemption level
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20. Come Monday next, and all eyes will be hooked to the Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, unveiling what may well be a "dream" Union Budget package for the new fiscal. The aspirations of India Inc. and the nation at large are ...
Pakistan cricket team coming on February 28
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 20. Pakistan will begin its 50-day tour of India with a three-day match against the Board president's XI to be played in Dharmasala from March 3 to 5. According to the itinerary released by the BCCI secretary, S.K. Nair, ...
Indian envoy to Nepal returns to Kathmandu
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20. India's envoy to Nepal, Shiv Shanker Mukherjee, today returned to Kathmandu after ``consultations'' with the Government and carried a message for King Gyanendra emphasising the urgent need for restoration of democracy in the ...
Campaigning enters last leg in Bihar, Jharkhand
RANCHI/PATNA, FEB. 20. The high-voltage campaign for the Assembly elections in Bihar and Jharkhand today entered its last leg, setting the stage for the third and final phase of polling which will decide the fate of the Bihar Chief Minister, ...
Zee seeks `reasonable resolution' to telecast issue
NEW DELHI, FEB. 20.With the telecast rights for the money-spinning India-Pakistan cricket series still undecided, Zee Telefilms has shot off a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), urging it to "leave the unpleasantness ...
34 killed in avalanches
JAMMU, FEB. 20. Thirty-four persons were feared killed in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir as fresh snowfall and rains lashed the State. Police sources told The Hindu this evening that eighteen persons were killed in Poonch, ...
3 killed as religious procession turns violent
LUCKNOW, FEB. 20.Three persons were killed and seven injured, including a policeman, in a clash in the old city area during a Tazia procession on the 10th day of Muharram today. Curfew was imposed in the trouble-torn areas even as Muharram ...
Over 100 dead, 150 missing as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh
DHAKA, FEB. 20. Over 100 people were killed and 150 missing when an over-crowded launch with nearly 300 passengers on board capsized on Saturday night in the Buriganga river near Dhaka. Eighty-two bodies were recovered from the ill-fated launch ...
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