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Modi puts off trip to U.K.
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 24. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has postponed his trip to the United Kingdom on the advice of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to avoid possible law and order problems in that country. A spokesman of the ...
21 States to implement VAT from April 1
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24. The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) has cleared with 21 States giving their commitment to switch over to the new tax regime from April 1. Efforts are on to ensure that other ...
Rights activists press for Modi's arrest
LONDON, MARCH 24. Asian human rights activists were today trying to obtain an arrest warrant against the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, ahead of his planned visit to Britain tomorrow. The visit has since been cancelled. Suresh Grover of ...
Manmohan, Musharraf to watch game together
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, are scheduled to jointly meet their cricket teams at the Ferozeshah Kotla grounds when the last one-dayer is played on April 17. The Prime ...
Additional D.A. for Central staff
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24.The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Jaipal Reddy, today said after a Cabinet meeting that it had been decided to increase the rate of dearness allowance to the Central Government employees to 17 per cent from the ...
Public sector bank mergers necessary: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24. The Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today made it clear that the United Progressive Alliance Government would go ahead with its policy decision of encouraging mergers and acquisitions for consolidation of public sector ...
Wen coming on April 9
NEW DELHI, MARCH 24.The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, will visit India from April 9 to 12, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman announced today. Mr. Wen is coming to India for the first time since becoming the Premier. He is scheduled to ...
Inzamam-ul-Haq delights with delectable knock
BANGALORE, MARCH 24. It was an effort of delectable touch and effortless ease, conjured more than constructed. The man who meets the ball with the sweet portion of his willow had timed a hundred in his century of Tests. On Thursday the crowd at ...
Inzamam's sublime composition
HE turned his bat into a baton and wielded it like Zubin Mehta in a hallowed Viennese Opera House. The mesmerised bowlers, fielders and his own batting partner were willing members of the string, wind and percussion sections of a Symphony ...
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