Wednesday, June 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Print media thrown open to foreign investors
Govt clears 26 pc FDI in news and current affairs
New Delhi, June 25
In a major policy decision expected to shape the future course of the Fourth Estate in the country, the Cabinet today cleared the much-debated proposal on the entry of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media. The decision allows 26 per cent FDI in case of news and current affairs and 74 per cent FDI in case of non-news and non-current affairs (medical and technical journals).
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VHP asks seer to withdraw assurance
Court verdict on Ayodhya dispute
New Delhi, June 25
The VHP today denied its controversial statement that it would not accept the court verdict on the Ayodhya issue. Speaking to reporters after meeting Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati here, VHP working President Ashok Singhal said: “None of the VHP leaders said we will not accept the court verdict.”

PM discusses Cabinet expansion
New Delhi, June 25
Decks were cleared today for a major reorganisation of the BJP, and the government after Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had extensive discussions with his Cabinet and party colleagues.

HP to get back Annandale Ground
New Delhi, June 25
The Ministry of Defence has agreed in principle to hand over 121 bigha Annandale Ground Complex to the Himachal Government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here today.


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Dhirubhai AmbaniAmbani in hospital, markets shaken
Mumbai, June 25
Leading industrialist and Reliance Industries Chairman Dhirubhai Ambani, who was admitted to the city’s Breach Candy Hospital after suffering a brain stroke last night, has been put on life support system as his condition has been deteriorating.

India: Kashmir no Palestine in making
New Delhi, June 25
India today outright rejected Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s remark that the Kashmir problem was “another Palestine in the making”, asserting that the two situations were “worlds apart”.

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Editorial: General amnesia
World page: Pak will lose war, says Pentagon assessment
Kashmir: USA to work behind scenes

Germany’s Michael Ballack celebrates his goal as South Korea’s goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae lies on the ground in the World Cup semifinal match in Seoul on Tuesday.

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Germany in World Cup final

Germany’s Michael Ballack celebrates his goal as South Korea’s goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae lies on the ground in the World Cup semifinal match in Seoul on Tuesday. Germany beat South Korea 1-0 to enter the final. — Reuters

Education board chief joins office
SAS Nagar, June 25
The Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, Dr Kehar Singh, joined office here today after coming back from a private trip abroad.

Excesses yes, but not as claimed by SAD-BJP
Chandigarh, June 25
No one can deny that in Punjab the affluent and the influential, besides those in power, have been misusing their connections, especially in the police, to browbeat their opponents, get them implicated in false cases and settle scores. Unfortunately, irrespective of the political party in power, the police has always been the whipping boy.

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