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New Patents Bill introduced amid protests
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. The Patents (Amendment) Bill, 2005, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today amid protests with a majority of members from across the political spectrum, including parties supporting the Government, objecting to the adoption of ...
U.S. denies entry to Modi; Centre protests
NEW DELHI, MARCH. 18.The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, was today denied a diplomatic visa to enter the United States and his business/tourist visa was cancelled by the U.S. Embassy here. The embassy described Mr. Modi as a foreign ...
``Insult to India''
GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 18. The Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, has described the denial of a visa by the United States to him as ``an insult to the Constitution of India and its people and [a] threat to [the] sovereignty and democratic ...
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Kaneria asserts his class
Danish Kaneria deserves considerable credit for the improvement detected in the Pakistan team over the last few weeks. No man is truly tested until adversity has knocked upon his door. Any fool can remain cheerful when all is well in his ...
India noses ahead
KOLKATA, MARCH 18.The contest changed shades on an intense day at the Eden Gardens, much like the sky that turned from a bright blue to a dark grey. The second TVS Cup Test is progressing towards a gripping finish. India has an edge since it ...
Parliament approves vote-on-account
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18.Parliament today approved the vote-on-account for defraying government expenditure for the first two months of the next fiscal, 2005-06, with the Rajya Sabha approving the relevant appropriation Bills by a voice vote. The Lok ...
China agrees to share Sutlej data with India
SINGAPORE, MARCH 18. India and China have "finalised a Memorandum of Understanding" on the sharing of hydrological data about the Sutlej river during the flood season. Under the MoU, finalised during the first bilateral meeting at the level of ...
Inflation breaches 5 p.c.-mark
NEW DELHI, MARCH 18. Even as mass consumption items such as wheat, fruits and vegetables turned cheaper, the rate of inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI) breached the 5 per cent mark during the week ended March 5, mainly due ...
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