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Sunday, May 1, 2005, Chandigarh, India
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Nepal lifts emergency
No word on Press freedom, political activity
Kathmandu, April 30
Under increasing pressure from India and other countries, Nepalís King Gyanendra today lifted the state of emergency imposed after he grabbed power on February 1.
Nepalís King Gyanendra is watched by his son Crown Prince Paras as he addresses media representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Saturday night.
Nepalís King Gyanendra (R) is watched by his son Crown Prince Paras as he addresses media representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Saturday night. ó AFP photo

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India reacts with caution
New Delhi, April 30
India today cautiously welcomed the royal decree lifting the three-month-old emergency in Nepal and indicated that King Gyanendra still had to do a lot.

Commission of inquiry sought on Nepal

BJP to fight next poll under second-rung leader: Naqvi
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 30
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that it would contest the next general elections in 2009 under a second-rung leader.

Japan to give Rs 22,000 cr for 2 rail projects in India
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New Delhi, April 30
Japan will extend a long-term soft loan of Rs 22,000 crore for construction of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata railway freight corridors, a move that will be the rail version of Prime Ministerís Golden Quadrilateral highways project.
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Pachranga/Kala Bakra (Jalandhar), April 30
Eight persons were killed and 11 injured as a Qualis, Sumo and a truck rammed into each other after the Sumo hit a buffalo, which strayed onto the Jalandhar-Pathankot road in the wee hours here today. The mangled remains of the three vehicles, which collided with one other on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road
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Law Ministry to prepare note on probity in public life
New Delhi, April 30
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the Law Ministry to prepare a comprehensive note on Ďprobityí in public life. This was stated by Law Minister H.R. Bharadwaj here today.

Congress in panel-constituting mode
New Delhi, April 30
Taking a cue from the UPA government it heads, the Congress has also got into the mode of constituting committees each time it is confronted with a ticklish issue.

Higher DA for Haryana employees
Chandigarh, April 30
The Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, today announced an increase in the rate of dearness allowance (DA) of state government employees from 14 per cent to 17 per cent of the pay with effect from January 1.

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It is a positive step. We have to observe how fast normalcy returns to the Himalayan Kingdom.

ó Dr Manmohan Singh


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