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    Modi: U.S. sticks to its guns
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. Despite the Indian Government's request to reconsider the issue, the United States will not grant an entry visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. This was communicated by the U.S. Embassy here to the Ministry of ...

    Kalam cautions against `dubious' steps to form government
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today cautioned legislators against using "dubious and undemocratic" measures to put together a government as these had begun to create doubts over India's democratic system in the public ...

    Muralitharan ties the knot
    CHENNAI, MARCH 21.Muttiah Muralitharan, 33, was the happiest man today as he married the Chennai girl who bowled him over. The Sri Lankan off-spinner tied the knot to R. Madhi Malar, daughter of Malar Hospitals founder Dr. S. Ramamoorthy and Dr. ...

    Patents Bill debate deferred
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. Under pressure from parties, the discussion on the crucial Patents Amendment Bill was deferred till tomorrow. Sensing the mood in the Lok Sabha, where members sought more time to go through the amendments, the Government ...

    'India poised for 7-8 p.c. growth'
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21.Exuding confidence, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said India was poised to deliver 7-8 per cent economic growth in the next fiscal and promised measures and policies that would make it possible. "The growth rate ...

    Parliament nod for President's Rule in Bihar
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. Parliament today approved the imposition of President's Rule in Bihar under Article 356 after the Rajya Sabha cleared by a voice vote the proclamation issued by the President on March 7. However, the Rashtriya Janata Dal ...

    Help make India powerful, Modi tells U.S. Indians
    GANDHINAGAR, MARCH 21. Despite a drizzle, about 5,000 Gujaratis and other Indians settled in the United States gathered in New York City's Madison Square Garden today to see and hear on a giant screen the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, ...

    Pension regulatory authority Bill introduced
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2005, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, seeks to replace the ordinance promulgated on December 29 last year. It would provide for the setting up of an authority ...

    Left stages walkout
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 21. For the first time since the 14th Lok Sabha was constituted, members of the Left parties supporting the Government walked out of the House today in protest against the introduction of the Pension Fund Regulatory and ...

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