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    Reconsider decision, Manmohan tells U.S.
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. Political parties across the spectrum sunk their differences in the Rajya Sabha today to unanimously condemn the United States action of denying a visa to "a constitutionally elected authority" of the country — the ...

    Decision was based on NHRC's findings: U.S.
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 19. The United States says the decision to deny a diplomatic visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, was based not on any determination made by Washington but on the findings of the National Human Rights Commission of ...

    VAT not from April 1, say BJP-ruled States
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. The Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled States today decided not to implement the Value Added Tax from April 1 unless it is made uniformly applicable to all the States and preparatory steps are taken for its adoption. The decision ...

    Centre consulting States on management quota seats: Arjun
    CHENNAI, MARCH 19. The Centre cannot take an independent stand on allotment of management quota seats in self-financing engineering colleges. Any decision should be taken only in consultation with the State Governments, the Union Human Resource ...

    Jnanpith for Jayakanthan
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19.Tamil writer D. Jayakanthan has been conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2002. — ...

    Lok Sabha approves President's rule in Bihar
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. The Lok Sabha today approved President's rule in Bihar. However, the Government came in for considerable embarrassment as the Rashtriya Janata Dal MPs, including Ministers, were absent when the issue was put to a voice vote ...

    Amendments on role of Governors ruled out
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19.The Centre today ruled out any move to make Constitutional amendments to the role and appointment of Governors against the backdrop of the recent developments in Goa and Jharkhand. "We intend to follow the existing ...

    ``End agro subsidies of rich countries''
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19. The group of 20 ministerial meeting concluded today on a united note with the alliance standing firm on agriculture issues in the ongoing Doha Round of negotiations in the World Trade Organisation. Sending out a strong signal ...

    When the going gets tough, Dravid gets going
    KOLKATA, MARCH 19. For Rahul Dravid the toughest questions are the ones he poses to himself. This deeply introspective cricketer, who often talks of the `Man in the Mirror,' took another step towards greatness and beyond in the City of Joy on ...

    Bucknor regrets having given Sachin out
    KOLKATA, MARCH 19. Umpire Steve Bucknor has regretted the decision of giving Sachin Tendulkar out that lent the twilight twist on the third day of the second Test between India and Pakistan at the Eden Gardens here. The Jamaican umpire told ...

    Karunakaran meets Sonia
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 19.Congress leader K. Karuanakaran today met the party president, Sonia Gandhi, and discussed with her the state of party affairs in Kerala. He is understood to have apprised her of the circumstances that compelled him to hold ...

    Narain disappointed
    SEPANG (MALAYSIA), MARCH 19.India's first Formula One racing driver, Narain Karthikeyan, admitted he was disappointed with his lap after clocking only the 17th best time in opening qualifying for Sunday's Malaysian Grand ...

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