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PM calls for consensus on labour reforms
NEW DELHI, JULY 10.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, today appealed to all major political parties to arrive at a consensus on labour reforms even as he looked forward to a 6 per cent growth rate in the economy this year. Speaking a few ...
No interim budget: Jaswant
NEW DELHI, JULY 10.In the backdrop of speculation over possible tax sops being extended to the salaried class, the Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, today ruled out the prospect of an interim budget. At the same time, he said "some proposals'' ...
All set for Vaiko arrest
MADURAI, JULY 10.The stage is set for the arrest of the MDMK general secretary and Sivakasi MP, Vaiko, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). A special team led by the Madurai Superintendent of Police, Ayushmani Tiwari, and the DSP ...
Centre in a bind
NEW DELHI, JULY 10. The Centre is in a bind over the impending arrest of the MDMK leader, Vaiko, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for reportedly speaking in favour of the LTTE, a banned terrorist organisation, at a recent public ...
MDMK Ministers to be present
CHENNAI, JULY 10.The MDMK Ministers in the Union Cabinet, Gingee Ramachandran and M. Kannappan, are expected to be here with Mr. Vaiko at the time of his arrest, sources said. Meanwhile, a PTI report from Delhi quoted Mr. Ramachandran as ...
Gill's remarks irresponsible: Cong.
NEW DELHI, JULY 10.The ``super-cop'', K.P.S. Gill's advocacy of early elections in Gujarat in his capacity as Security Adviser to the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has evoked criticism from both political circles and civil society. The ...
RSS to forge new front for J&K polls
NEW DELHI, JULY 10.In a move that can affect the prospects of the BJP in the coming elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to forge a new political front, which will contest the polls on the plank of ...
No nomination
NEW DELHI, JULY 10.Even as the Election Commission issued a notification setting in motion the process of election to the office of the Vice President, to succeed the present incumbent Krishan Kant, no nomination was filed on the first day. ...
Journalist injured
SRINAGAR, JULY 10. Militants today fired at and injured Shahid Rashid, editor of the local Urdu daily, New State Reporter, and the block president of the ruling National Conference, Bashir Ahmed Wani. Both are now battling for life in ...
Way cleared for Charles
LONDON, JULY 10.A major hurdle in the way of Prince Charles marrying his companion, Camilla Parker Bowles, is seen to have been removed after the Church of England on Tuesday decided to lift its controversial ban on marriages between divorcees ...
T.N. files fresh suit
NEW DELHI, JULY 10. Even as an earlier suit is expected to come up for hearing on July 22, the Tamil Nadu Government today filed a fresh suit in the Supreme Court accusing Karnataka of deliberately and wilfully not obeying the interim orders of ...

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