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    President's rule in Goa
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. Goa was tonight brought under President's rule. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam approved the imposition of President's rule in the State as recommended by the Union Cabinet in the evening, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan ...

    Rane wins trust vote
    PANAJI, MARCH 4. Goa Chief Minister Pratapsinh Rane won the vote of confidence in the Assembly with pro tem Speaker Francisco Sardinha casting his vote in favour of the Congress when there was a 16-16 tie. The tie was the result of Mr. ...

    Hooda elected Congress leader in Haryana
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, MP from Rohtak, was today elected leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party. This paves the way for his becoming the Chief Minister. The meeting, which was held here, was boycotted by 20 of the 67 ...

    Violence in Haryana
    CHANDIGARH, MARCH 4.Violence erupted in Hisar district of Haryana today while there was palpable tension in Panchkula district as angry supporters of the former Chief Minister, Bhajan Lal, came out on the streets, stopped trains and broke ...

    Soren will be asked to prove majority before March 21: Razi
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. The Jharkhand Governor, Syed Sibtey Razi, today met the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, and explained to them the reasons behind his controversial ...

    Tax on cash withdrawal, fringe benefits to stay: Chidambaram
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. Asserting that the cash withdrawal tax — with a revised cap — and the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) are here to stay, the Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, today invited industry representatives to help his ...

    Pakistan can't be underestimated
    It's amazing how the hype surrounding an Indian-Pakistan series starts building up. The first Test is still a few days away, but you can already feel the buzz across the country. We felt it when we had gone to Pakistan last year. I am sure Inzy ...

    Girl's death leads to riots in Jaffna
    COLOMBO, MARCH 4. Jaffna and its suburbs today witnessed riots after the death of a teenaged schoolgirl, who was knocked down by a speeding army vehicle. In the ensuing violence, one person was killed and two were injured even as security forces ...

    Jiang bows out of centre-stage
    SINGAPORE, MARCH 4. Jiang Zemin today bade farewell to politics by resigning as Chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC). He is expected to be succeeded by the President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Hu ...

    Political advertisements: Centre, Congress-ruled States given notice
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 4. The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and four Congress-ruled States on a petition alleging them of squandering tax payers' money worth crores of rupees on advertisements in newspapers on the eve of birthday of ...

    Sensex scales new high
    MUMBAI, MARCH 4. The Sensex today touched another high, breaching the key resistance level, to close at 6849.48 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, propelled by sustained hectic all round buying led by foreign funds' active participation. The ...

    Sensex soars
    MUMBAI, MARCH 4.Sensex soared further to touch a record high of 6849.31 points during the mid-session on the Bombay Stock Exchangeon persistent heavy buying. — PTI ...

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