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Manmohan defends petrol price hike
ON BOARD SPECIAL AIRCRAFT, NOV. 7. Describing the recent increase in the prices of petrol and diesel as a "painful necessity," the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said the decision was the only one possible given the imperative of protecting both ...
No need for unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir: Patil
JAMMU, NOV. 7. Ruling out the need for a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, said today that the channels of communication would be kept open without imposing any conditions to restore peace in the ...
Pakistan stalling talks with separatists?
JAMMU, NOV. 7.The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that Pakistan is exerting pressure on the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference (Ansari group) not to resume dialogue with the Indian Government till it (Pakistan) is involved in the talks as a third ...
`Strategic partnership' likely to be formalised with E.U.
NEW DELHI, NOV. 7. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said the country was likely to formalise a `strategic partnership' with the European Union during the two-day summit at The Hague. Before his departure to attend the 5th ...
Dhanush missile successfully test-fired
HYDERABAD, NOV. 7. India today successfully test-fired the 350-km-range Dhanush missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads, from INS Subhadra along the east coast. The missile was test-fired at 12.15 p.m. The event ...
Militants kill 21 Iraqi policemen
MANAMA, NOV. 7. Iraq's interim Government has declared a 60-day state of emergency ahead of an anticipated American military assault on Fallujah. The official spokesman, Thaer Naqib, said the emergency would cover the whole of Iraq except the ...
Reconsider policy on naxalites, Advani urges Manmohan
RAIPUR, NOV. 7. The Bharatiya Janata Party president, L.K. Advani, today urged the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to reconsider the policy on dealing with naxalites and asked him to evolve a new policy. The approach to the problem in Andhra ...
Truce with NDFB: Assam's emissary in Bangladesh
GUWAHATI, NOV. 7. An Assam Government emissary has crossed over to Bangladesh to meet top leaders of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). He will hand over a note asking the outfit to name the representatives who will be ...
GDP growth expected to slow down
NEW DELHI, NOV. 7.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has pegged the GDP growth for 2004-05 at about 6.5 per cent, asserting that growth would continue in the industry and the services sectors. Pointing out that the GDP growth was ...
Rumours about Arafat's health persist
PARIS, NOV. 7. Yet another day was marked by a swirl of rumour around the health of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation leader, Yasser Arafat. Reports suggesting that the Palestinian leader would be transferred to Cairo and thence to the ...
Fleming claims he was approached by Indian bookie
LONDON, NOV. 7. In a sensational manner, New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming claims that he was offered £200,000 ($370,000) by an Indian businessman to join a match-fixing syndicate in 1999. This was disclosed in his new official ...
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