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VAT may be put off again
NEW DELHI, APRIL 25. The implementation of the value added tax system in the country is likely to be put off again with the Union Finance Minister, Jaswant Singh, maintaining that an important initiative such as VAT "must not and should not be ...
SARS alarm: AI flights in disarray
NEW DELHI, APRIL 25. With the members of the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG) refusing to fly to SARS-hit destinations, Air India faces rough weather with some of its flights being affected. The standoff threw normal schedule into disarray even as ...
Singapore clamps down on violations
SINGAPORE, APRIL 25.Syndrome (SARS), Singapore today became the first country to enact legislation to try and contain the spread of the disease by providing for deterrent punishment for those who might put society at risk. The Infectious ...
Anthrax death?
PONDICHERRY, APRIL 25.Arjunan (47), who was admitted to the JIPMER hospital on April 20 with acute fever and pain, and suspected to be a case of anthrax, died today. The hospital sources said that this was not the first time that a suspected case ...
Three BSF men killed in 'fidayeen' attack
SRINAGAR, APRIL 25. Fourteen persons, including an Army Major were killed and 30 injured in a spate of militant strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, including a `fidayeen' (suicide) attack on a sector headquarters of the Border Security Force and a ...
Two cases in Kerala?
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 25. Close on the heels of reports of two suspected SARS cases from Kerala, an equal number of unconfirmed anthrax cases have been reported from the State, an official release said here today. Two persons hailing from ...
New Governors for more States
NEW DELHI, APRIL 25. The Centre is understood to have finalised the names for being appointed Governors to five States where the terms of the present incumbents are due to expire by the end of this month or early next month. S.K. Sinha, a ...
States told to furnish details on POTA detenus
NEW DELHI, APRIL 25. The Centre has directed all the States to furnish details of all the persons arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the nature of the offence committed by them. This direction is a sequel to the appointment of ...
Tariq Aziz surrenders, being questioned
BAGHDAD, APRIL 25. Iraqis today hailed the surrender on Thursday of the high-profile former Deputy Prime Minister, Tariq Aziz, to U.S. forces, saying it proved the Saddam Hussein era was over. With the best-known face of Mr. Hussein's ousted ...
Winnie sentenced
DURBAN, APRIL 25.Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela, was today sentenced to five years in prison, with one year suspended, on 43 charges of fraud and 25 of theft. Hundreds rally in ...
Clarification sought
KOHIMA, APRIL 25.The next round of peace talks between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M) seems to have run into rough weather as the latter demanded a clarification from the Centre before resumption. ``Deputy Kilonser'' (Minister) of the outfit, V. ...
13 killed in copter crash
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 25.Thirteen junior officers and technicians of the Pakistan Army were killed when an Army helicopter crashed in the Karakoram mountain ranges on Friday night. ``An M-17 helicopter of the Pakistan Army Aviation met with an ...
Windows 2003 launched
SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 25.The Microsoft Corporation today announced the worldwide launch of an integrated server platform — Windows Server 2003 — which would cost in India between Rs. 35,000 to Rs 1.4 lakh and help corporates to do more ...

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