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Manmohan meets Chautala, Amarinder on water sharing
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today summoned the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana, Amarinder Singh and Om Prakash Chautala, to find an amicable solution to the sharing of the waters of the Ravi, the Beas and the ...
Warne draws level with Muralitharan
CAIRNS, JULY 13. Shane Warne equalled the Test bowling world record but Sri Lanka salvaged a draw in the second Test, reaching stumps on the final evening on Tuesday with two wickets in hand. Warne equalled Muttiah Muralitharan's record of 527 ...
Governor's nod for Bill
NEW DELHI, JULY 13.The Governor, O.P. Verma, has given his assent to the Assembly Bill terminating agreements relating to the sharing of the waters of the Ravi and Beas with Haryana and Rajasthan. This information was given ``informally'' in the ...
Deputy Chief Minister escapes grenade attack in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, JULY 13. The Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister, Mangat Ram Sharma, today escaped unhurt in a grenade attack by militants. Six people, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were injured. The Kashmir Freedom Force, a ...
India, Pakistan agree on talks schedule
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. India and Pakistan have agreed on a schedule of meetings for the "six issues" that remain to complete one round of composite dialogue under the agreed "two plus six" framework. The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan ...
66 killed in floods
KOLKATA, JULY 13.Floods continued to wreak havoc in the eastern and northeastern States, claiming 66 lives and affecting more than five million people. Reports said 36 persons died in Bihar, and 28 in Assam. However, officials in Guwahati put the ...
Consensus eludes meet
NEW DELHI, JULY 13.The meeting of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) board today failed to arrive at a consensus on the EPF interest rate for 2004-05 and deferred a decision on the issue till July 20. The board will meet on next ...
Jobbers, traders boycott trading
MUMBAI, JULY 13.Activity on the Bombay Stock Exchange was low with a meagre volume of Rs. 499 crores till 1 p.m. as majority of brokers engaged in jobbing and arbitrage deals refrained from trading to protest the budget proposal to impose a 0.15 ...
UNITED NATIONS, JULY 13.The U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, as his special representative to Iraq. Mr. Qazi will be based in Baghdad and will take up the assignment ...
4 Indian firms in Fortune 500
NEW YORK, JULY 13.Four Indian companies Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Reliance Industries have made it to the list of 500 top companies worldwide compiled by the ...
Team in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, JULY 13.The Indian cricket team arrived here today confident of starting the new season with a victory in the six-nation Asia Cup, beginning here on July 16. India will take on the UAE in a day and night encounter at Dambulla to kick off ...
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