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Friday, February 28, 2003
Economic growth scaled down to 4.4 p.c.
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27. The pre-budget economic survey released by the Union Finance Ministry today implicitly backed the Kelkar Committee recommendations on direct and indirect taxes by calling for large-scale rationalisation and simplification of ...
Action on Ayodhya not politically motivated: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.. Amid an Opposition walkout, the Government tonight asserted that it had moved the Supreme Court for the expeditious disposal of cases relating to the undisputed area in Ayodhya and refuted the charges that its action was ...
Karzai hopes Pak. will curb cross-border militancy
KABUL, FEB. 27. Afghanistan is looking for effective cooperation from Pakistan in curbing the growing activity of the Taliban and the Al-Qaeda across the long border between the two countries. In an interview to The Hindu and Third Eye ...
Bhojshala: Centre agrees to Hindu prayers
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27. Charting a course that does not deviate too much from the Madhya Pradesh Government's recommendation while keeping in mind the BJP demand, the Union Culture Ministry has decided to allow Hindus to offer prayers at the ...
Godhra mystery remains: MPs
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.Film actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, the CPI(M) leader, Sitaram Yechuri, and the Samajwadi Party general secretary, Amar Singh, all MPs, today expressed concern that the commission set up to inquire into the Godhra ...
BSF, BDR trade fire
KOLKATA, FEB. 27.The BSF and the Bangladesh Rifles traded fire for five hours at Piyasbari in Malda district of West Bengal from 3.30 a.m. today after smugglers with camels fled into Bangladesh from Indian territory, a top police official said. ...
Dara Singh attacks jailers
CUTTACK, FEB. 27.At least three jail officials were injured when Dara Singh, prime accused in the murder of the Australian missionary, Graham Staines, and his two sons, attacked them, along with six other co-accused today. The Chowdwar Circle ...
SC nod for Hindujas
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.The Supreme Court today gave the Hinduja brothers, facing trial in the Bofors pay-off case, permission to go abroad simultaneously till May 2.
Charges to be framed
NEW DELHI, FEB. 27.The Shivani Bhatnagar murder case entered a crucial phase today with a Delhi court ordering framing of charges against the senior IPS officer, Ravi Kant Sharma, and five others chargesheeted in the case. The court fixed March ...
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