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Approval for food-for-work programme
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. A meeting of the full Planning Commission, chaired by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today approved the launching of a Rs. 2,020-crore food-for-work programme in 150 identified districts. Similarly, the Sarva Shiksha ...
Manmohan backs Ahluwalia
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today defended the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who is under attack from the Left parties for engaging experts from multilateral institutions such as ...
Revised data shows drop in growth rate of Muslims
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. Criticised for its methodology that resulted in the reflection of a high growth rate of Muslim population in the country in the `First Report on Religion Data', the Office of the Census Commissioner today revised its data from ...
Advani regrets stalling of Parliament
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. The Leader of the Opposition, L.K. Advani, has expressed regret for the BJP's stalling of Parliament in the last session and promised to make every effort to ensure this is not repeated in the winter session. He also said that ...
Brunei witnesses grand royal wedding
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BRUNEI), SEPT. 9. The future King of the oil-rich sultanate of Brunei married a half-Swiss, teenage commoner on Thursday, as his famously extravagant father put the Southeast Asian country on show for dignitaries and royalty ...
9 killed in Jakarta blast
JAKARTA, SEPT. 9.A car bomb exploded near the Australian embassy here today (see picture), killing nine persons and injuring over 160. Police blamed the Jemaah Islamiyah, the Southeast Asian terror network linked to the Al-Qaeda. ...
Nod for AWACS
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9.The Cabinet Committee on Security today gave the go-ahead for the development of an indigenous airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) within seven years at a cost of Rs. 1,800 crores. ...
CRPF vehicle blown up
JAMMU, SEPT. 9. Two Central Reserve Police Force jawans were killed and five injured, when their vehicle was blown up by militants in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, police sources said. In the impact the vehicle fell into the ...
ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 9.Around 70 suspected Taliban or Al-Qaeda militants, were killed today when Pakistan Air Force jets pounded a terrorist training camp in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan. ...
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. The Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today announced the abolition of the railway booking agents system, while inaugurating the `Reservation on Mobile' service here. ...
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. The Government today extended the term of the Liberhan Commission, probing the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya, till March 31 next year. ...
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 9. The Supreme Court today delivered a judgment, giving ITC a relief of Rs. 803 crores in excise duty, but within minutes recalled it saying that the unsigned order had been smuggled out. ...
`Set on fire'
COLOMBO, SEPT. 9.Two Indian trawlers sank off Sri Lanka's northern coast this morning after they were "set on fire" about one nautical mile from the northern fishing village, Pesalai, according to Sri Lankan Navy sources. The Navy said no person ...
MOSCOW, SEPT. 9. In the wake of the Beslan school carnage in which over 330 hostages were killed, the North Ossetian President, Alexander Dzasokhov, has dismissed the entire Cabinet of the Caucasian republic of the Russian Federation. ...
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