Thursday, July 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PM for consensus on labour reforms
New Delhi, July 10
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today spelt out the broad contours of the unfinished economic agenda involving a vigorous labour reforms programme, a major modernisation initiative for the Railways, accelerated disinvestment of PSUs, and a stronger regulatory mechanism.

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee with Finance Minister Jaswant Singh discuss trade and industry at a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— PTI photo

    Business page: Jaswant rules out interim budget


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Mamata, Laloo warn of stirs
PM-Advani meeting on railway split unlikely today
New Delhi, July 10
As the controversy over the bifurcation of Eastern Railway rages on, a crucial meeting between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and his deputy L.K. Advani to discuss the issue is unlikely to take place tomorrow.

Alexander to call it a day?
New Delhi, July 10
Maharashtra Governor P C Alexander, who has resigned and sought that he be relieved of his gubernatorial assignment on July 13, is expected to bid adieu to public life spanning a period of more than half a century.

    Editorial: After resignation what?
    Nation page: Did Alexander quit as he felt used?

NDA favours Shekhawat as Vice-President
New Delhi, July 10
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is emerging as the choice of the National Democratic Alliance to succeed Mr Krishan Kant as Vice-President.

    Vice-President poll notification issued
    Plea seeks stay on presidential election


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Tehelka expose

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Blair’s envoy told no talks with Pak yet
New Delhi, July 10
India today conveyed to Britain that it was not possible to normalise relations with Pakistan until Islamabad took visible, permanent and credible action against infiltration and cross-border terrorism.

    Pervez to address nation today
    Pak poll on Oct 10

Refinery work picks up as funds arrive
Surinder SinglaBathinda, July 10
Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery will be completed in two-and-a-half years as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, which has been executing the project, has started pumping in adequate funds for the project. The completion of this project will be followed by a petrochemical project.

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5-man Bench to hear SGPC plea
Chandigarh, July 10
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee’s petition seeking the quashing of a notification whereby the previously constituted Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission was ordered to be restored, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered that the case should be heard by a larger Bench of five judges on July 15.

New PCC chiefs by July 15
New Delhi, July 10
The announcement of new PCC chiefs in Haryana and Punjab is being delayed because these have apparently become part of the countrywide organisational revamp being planned by the Congress high command.

Urdu daily Editor shot at
Srinagar, July 10
Unidentified gunmen shot at and seriously injured an Editor of a vernacular daily on the outskirts of the city even as a National Conference block president was fired upon here today.

A woman consoles Shakeela, wife of Shahid Rashid, Editor of an Urdu daily, who was critically injured in an attack by unknown persons on Wednesday at Chanapora on the outskirts of Srinagar. — PTI photo

‘Kasba’ hub of fake power of attorney
Patiala, July 10
Dudhan Sadhan, near here, is a sleepy backward “kasba”. Its name usually appears in newspapers during flood season. Now it has gained notoriety for being the hub of a racket under which gangs from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have used its sub-tehsil office to register fake power of attorney in hundreds which have been used to sell property worth crores in both states.


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