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Sunday, September 01, 2002
Govt. announces bailout package for UTI
NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The Central Government today announced a major restructuring of the Unit Trust of India (UTI) by splitting the company into two and directly taking responsibility of the US-64 and all assured return schemes. It also decided ...
ICC gives Indian players more time
DUBAI, AUG. 31. The International Cricket Council today rejected Indian players' offer to play in the Champions Trophy without signing the controversial agreement but gave them some more time to reconsider their decision. After a marathon ...
'Autonomy' dialogue on hold; Kashmir panel meets Sonia
NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The "autonomy'' dialogue between the Central Government and the Jammu and Kashmir Government has been grounded, at least for now. The Centre's designated "representative'' and former Union Law Minister, Arun Jaitley, was to ...
More protection for 'proxy' candidates
NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The Centre is believed to have taken extra precaution to ensure the physical safety of "proxy candidates'' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. It seems to have become alert to the new element of some activists of the ...
'Limited operation' by STF
GUNDAL (KARNATAKA), AUG. 31. Even as the Karnataka Director-General of Police, V.V.Bhaskar, has said that the Special Task Force (STF) was carrying out a "limited operation" to secure the safe release of the former Minister, H. Nagappa from the ...
Never backed Sonia, says Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI, AUG. 31.The AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, today refuted the Congress claim that her letter of support for "the Congress led by Sonia Gandhi" in 1999 was proof of her having backed Ms.Gandhi as the ...
Petrol, diesel prices hiked
NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The State-run oil companies today announced up to 22-34 paise per litre increase in the retail selling price of petrol and diesel, effective from midnight tonight. While petrol prices have been hiked by up to 22 paise a ...
35 killed as boat capsizes
BHUBANESWAR, AUG. 31.About 35 persons are feared drowned when a country boat carrying them capsized midstream of river Baitarani in Jajpur district of Orissa today. Six bodies have been recovered so far. The death toll is likely to increase as ...
Team for Orissa
NEW DELHI, AUG. 31.The Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs, Sharad Yadav, has sent a team of senior officials to Orissa to make a spot study of the reported "starvation deaths" in Keonjhar and Raigada districts. The team will submit its ...
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 31.The former Pakistan Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Nawaz Sharif, today decided to withdraw his nomination for the general elections in protest against the rejection of the nomination papers of his ...
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