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Talks with Pakistan on nuclear issues on June 19, 20
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, announced today that India-Pakistan expert-level talks on nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) would take place here on June 19-20 while the Foreign Secretaries would meet for ...

Consensus likely on Somnath as Speaker
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. There are strong indications of a consensus over the choice of the veteran parliamentarian and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Somnath Chatterjee, for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. A senior Bharatiya Janata Party ...

New post for Vajpayee; Advani to be Leader of the Opposition
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. The former Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, was today unanimously elected leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary party and by virtue of this position he will be the Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok ...

A tale of six mine-proof BMWs
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1. The Manmohan Singh establishment finds itself saddled with an unusual problem: what to do with the six custom-made BMWs that were bought six months ago by the Vajpayee administration? These are not only bullet-proof but also ...

Lahoti takes oath as CJI
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1.Justice Ramesh Chandra Lahoti today became the new Chief Justice of India taking oath in the name of God and thereafter took the blessings of his mother at the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Mr. Justice Lahoti, who ...

MTNL, BSNL merger `under study'
NEW DELHI, JUNE 1.The Government is understood to have revived the proposal to merge the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to facilitate the state-owned companies to face the fierce competition from private ...

Sensex up 76 points
MUMBAI, JUNE 1.The market bounced back with a vengeance and recouped overnight losses, aiding the Sensex to end 76 points up at the Bombay Stock Exchange today on hectic shortcovering prompted by positive FII inflows on Friday. PTI ...

Coaches derail
GUWAHATI, JUNE 1.Six coaches of the Guwahati-Ledo intercity express were derailed between Margherita and Ledo, 43 km from Tinsukia at 11:55 a.m. this morning. However, there were no reports of casualty or injury. The train, which left Guwahati ...

Jump in oil prices
BEIRUT, JUNE 1.Oil prices jumped on Tuesday in the first indication of market sentiment after a terror attack targeting Western oil workers that left 22 persons dead, while oil Ministers began gathering in Beirut to debate a possible production ...

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