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SC for probe into 'political' allotments of petrol pumps
NEW DELHI, NOV. 12. Even as the Centre justified the `omnibus' cancellation of petrol pump allotments, the Supreme Court today indicated that it would like to include certain cases of `political' allotments highlighted in the media while hearing ...

Badal faction retains SGPC
AMRITSAR, NOV. 12.Amid unprecedented security arrangements in the `holy city' of Amritsar, the elections of the president, office-bearers and executive committee members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) ended peacefully, with ...
Yasin Malik accuses Jethmalani of 'doublespeak'
SRINAGAR, NOV. 12.Differences in the All-Party Hurriyat Conference over talks with the Kashmir Committee (KC) headed by the former Law Minister, Ram Jethmalani, came to the fore today, when its senior executive member and JKLF chairman, Mohammad ...
Bill Gates pledges Rs. 2,000 cr.
NEW DELHI, NOV. 12.The Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates, today pledged Rs. 2,000 crores to India over the next three years and called upon the Government to create conditions for widespread use of software for personal and societal enrichment. Mr. ...
Special jet coming to fly out Maran to Houston
CHENNAI, NOV. 12.A Gulf-stream jet has left the Chicago airport and will reach Chennai around 11 a.m. tomorrow to fly the Commerce Minister, Murasoli Maran, for further treatment at a specialised hospital in Houston, U.S. According to ...
Iraq parliament for rejection of resolution
BAGHDAD, NOV. 12. Iraq's parliament today unanimously recommended the rejection of a United Nations resolution on arms inspections, hours after the Iraq President, Saddam Hussein's son urged its acceptance provided the Arabs were included on the ...
IDBI to be made a bank
NEW DELHI, NOV. 12.The Union Cabinet today decided to set in motion the process for corporatisation of the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) and for its conversion into a stand-alone bank. A Bill in this regard would be introduced in ...
Show-cause for BJP rebels
LUCKNOW, NOV. 12.The 10 dissident BJP MLAs were today served show-cause notices by the U.P. Assembly Speaker, Kesri Nath Tripathi, on a demand for their disqualification for proposing arms dealer, Suresh Nanda, nomination for the Rajya Sabha ...
EC seeks report on 'yatra'
RAJKOT, NOV. 12.The Election Commission today asked for a detailed report on the planned VHP `yatra' starting from Godhra next Sunday. The Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, accompanied by the two Commissioners reviewed the poll ...
'Pak. cannot set deadline'
SEOUL, NOV. 12.India today said Pakistan's plan to set a ``deadline'' for it to respond to the proposed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) would not work. ``Nobody can set a deadline. The SAARC works on the ...
25 hurt in explosion
NASIK, NOV. 12.In all 25 persons suffered minor injuries, following an explosion of gunpowder at Trimbakeshwar on the banks of the Godavari, about 29 km from here yesterday. A big pit was created and power supply was affected as transmission ...
RAJKOT, NOV. 12.India was declared the winner of the third one-day international against the West Indies here today after inexplicable violent crowd behaviour forced the abandonment of the match and threatened to put the remainder of the series ...

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