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Friday, 17 July 2004, 2000 hrs

NATION & STATES
Pakistan asks US to review body
search procedure 
Foreign minister Kasuri said he had taken up with US deputy secretary of state Armitage the full-body searches of Pakistani nationals...

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Improve delivery system, PM 
tells Planning commission 
Mere allocation of funds won't ensure welfare, it needs prompt and efficient delivery, Dr Manmohan Singh has said

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Asia Times
Clouds over India-Singapore free trade
Over the past 10 years, Singapore has vigorously pushed business ties with India, most notably by encouraging a "state of the art" free trade agreement. But the new Congress-led government in Delhi is less receptive than its predecessor, and runs the risk of losing out to its economic nemesis, China, says INDRAJIT BASU

Gulf News
Shamelessness is no strength
In the wars of opinion, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a four-star general. He does not only fight a controversial pre-emptive war abroad, he wages a mean pre-emptive battle of opinion at home. writes ANNE McELVOY

Times of India
Madras man and Boston brahmins
Every year on July 4, American Independence Day, thousands of immigrants to America become citizens at naturalisation ceremonies held nationwide. CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA reports.

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Gulf News
The poor don't eat guns
When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, he wrote to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to propose a cut in the defence expenditure. She sternly rejected the suggestion. KULDIP NAYAR is surprised by this budget's benevolence towards defence


Tribune

Small ministries are better
On July 7, the 91st Amendment to the Constitution came into effect. From this day on, the size of the Councils of Ministers at the centre and in the states must not exceed 15 per cent of the members in the Lok Sabha or state legislatures. MOHAN GURUSWAMY lauds the value of small teams

 TOP PICKS

OPINION

Punjab: Capt must read WB report (Tribune)
Girl's killers deserve punishment (Tribune) 
Left and UPA: Bark and bite (DC)
Israel and Palestine: What now? (Economist)
Quick transition: Indonesia polls (Economist)
Anti-elitism in British education (Economist)

 


 What is India ABSTRACTS
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This column will feature annotated abstracts of editorials and opinions published in newspapers across India

 BUSINESS HEADLINES
Textile units to get tax flexibility
Rajasthan headed for drought 
Deliver better, PM tells panel 
53,000 crorepatis by next year
Sensex ends week on +ve note
Landline: J&K, Bihar talk most 
Few takers for exit scheme

 CORPORATE HEADLINES
NDTV stages turnaround
Colgate net rises 23% in Q1
Tata Steel may not hike prices
APB likely to invest in India
Novartis plans expansion
Ruling soon on BMG-Sony tie-up
Jindal Stainless to acquire mill
 EXCHANGE
Dollar: Rs 46.35
Pound: Rs 86.20
Euro: Rs 57.40
Yen:  (100) Rs 43.95

 INSCRIPTIONS
From South India 
Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive volume  published by the Archaeological Survey of India
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 SOURCES
Deccan Herald
Indian Express
Hindustan Times
The Hindu
Pioneer
Economic Times
Times of India
Statesman
Tribune
Business Standard
Business Line

 

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