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India, Russia sign defence pact
Primakov suggests strategic triangle
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 — Traditional Indo-Russian relations got a further boost today with the two sides signing seven agreements ranging from military cooperation to a wide array of economic areas. Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee witnessed the agreement signing.
  President K. R. Narayanan with Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov
President K. R. Narayanan with the visiting Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday
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Tribune Matrimonials

Tohra to quit Akali Dal?
CHANDIGARH, Dec 21 — The SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, and his close associates are now examining other options rather than staying in the Akali Dal led by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

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HC quashes charge sheet against Khanna
CHANDIGARH, Dec 21 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed the charge sheet served by the Punjab Government on Mr V.K. Khanna, former Chief Secretary, who now holds the post of Presiding Officer of the Sales Tax Tribunal.

CBI leaks cause ruckus in RS
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 — The Rajya Sabha today witnessed uproarious scenes when opposition members objected to what they called selective leakage of names of leading politicians said to be having links with Romesh Sharma.

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Hike funds for naval projects: panel
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 — Parliament’s Standing Committee on Defence has urged the government to explore the possibilities of reducing establishment charges by adopting techniques, including ‘downsizing’ of the workforce, if necessary, to provide continued fund support to major naval projects.

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