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Opposition gearing to take on Govt. in Parliament
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Opposition parties are gearing themselves to take on the Vajpayee Government in the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on Monday. The Railways and the Defence Ministries are likely to be specially targeted. The ...

Nitish resumes work
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The Samata Party leader, Nitish Kumar, today resumed his work as Railway Minister signalling the end of a crisis in the party which started with his resignation from the Union Cabinet on Monday. Having sorted out the ...
Shimla pact still relevant: Fazlur Rehman
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue as envisaged under the Shimla Agreement, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) in Pakistan, said at a press conference today. Mr. Rehman, Leader ...
Vikram Seth strikes it rich
LONDON, JULY 17. Novelist Vikram Seth is reported to have been paid an advance of 1.3 million by Time Warner Books for his next book, Two Lives — a memoir built around his great uncle Shanti who married a German Jewish girl, Henny, ...
Package for cane growers of 3 States
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Centre has decided to extend a Rs. 600-crore package of assistance to sugarcane growers in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttaranchal. The decision was taken at a meeting held by the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, at ...
Pandya instigated the mob, alleges witness
AHMEDABAD, JULY 17.A riot witness today alleged that the former Home Minister of Gujarat, the late Haren Pandya, had instigated a "riotous mob to attack his house on February 28 last year". He was deposing before the Nanavati-Shah judicial ...
New RBI Governor
New Delhi, July 17. The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has approved the choice of Y. Venugopal Reddy for the next Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. A formal notification is likely to be issued in a day or two by the Finance ...
Himachal cloudburst: bodies yet to be recovered
SHIMLA, JULY 17.The district administration at Kullu, despite its earlier claims, has not recovered even a single dead body from the place of the cloudburst disaster on Wednesday. About 40 persons died and 35 injured in the severe flash floods ...
Third Gujarati to win Jnanpith
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The prestigious Bharatiya Jnanpith Award for 2001 will be conferred on the Gujarati poet, Rajendra Keshavlal Shah, it was announced here today. The prize carries with it a citation, a plaque, a statue of Vagdevi and Rs. 5 ...
Ambanis exempted
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.In a major relief to the Ambani brothers, Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani of the Reliance Group of Industries, the Delhi High Court today directed a trial court here not to press for appearance of the two brothers till further ...
Goods train derails
RAIPUR (CHHATTISGARH), JULY 17.Fourteen wagons of a coal-laden goods train derailed on a bridge over the Hasdeo river and 13 of these fell into the river on the Champa-Gevra section of the Bilaspur Division of the South-Eastern-Central Railway ...

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