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`Differences will be resolved'
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said that differences between the Government and its supporting parties on proposals to increase the foreign direct investment (FDI) limits in telecom, insurance and civil aviation ...
CPI(M) leaders meet Chidambaram
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. Two top leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury, today had an hour-long meeting with the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, and discussed budgetary issues, including the ...
The chatter and the bell will be heard no more
KUMBAKONAM, JULY. 17.Saturday was a bad day for this temple town, 40 km from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The entire town mourned. Neither was Friday any better, for that matter. The people here refer to the colossal fire accident that killed 90 ...
Crackdown on makeshift schools
CHENNAI, JULY 17. There has been a crackdown on makeshift schools and those functioning under thatched roofs across the State today. This comes a day after a devastating fire at a school at Kumbakonam consumed over 90 innocent lives. Officials ...
Kumbakonam school fire toll 90
KUMBAKONAM, JULY 17. The toll in Friday's fire accident at a school in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu has gone up to 90. Of the 11 children undergoing treatment for burn injuries, seven are said to be out of danger. One child has been shifted to ...
Advisory council meets
NEW DELHI, JULY 17.The first meeting of the National Advisory Council, set up last month to monitor the progress of the implementation of the national Common Minimum Programme, today decided to prepare 10 papers on various sectors including ...
GURGAON, JULY 17. The Haryana Chief Minister, Om Parkash Chautala, today warned that if the Punjab Act annulling all water agreements was not withdrawn, Haryana might follow suit and annul the Yamuna water accord. This could result in a water ...
NEW DELHI, JULY 17. The Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, today effected a major revamp of the All-India Congress Committee. R.K. Dhawan and Vyalar Ravi were dropped from the highest policy-making body, the CWC, as well as the team of general ...
Arafat declares emergency
GAZA CITY, JULY 17. A security panel headed by the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, declared a state of emergency in the Gaza Strip today after a wave of kidnappings, involving a Palestinian police chief, a security official and four French ...
AHMEDABAD, JULY 17. Kishore Patel, a key accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, who gave the CBI the slip yesterday, was nabbed today in a village in Amreli district, about 400 km from here. PTI ...
Flood fury unabated
GUWAHATI, JULY 17. Flood-devastated Assam continued to battle the fury of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries for the 24th day today as incessant rainfall caused further havoc in the State. PTI ...
IMPHAL, JULY 17.At least 21 persons, including many women, were injured in police action today at different places in the capital as they defied indefinite curfew to take out processions to protest the alleged rape and murder of a woman by Assam ...
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