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    India opens up Kashmir to Pakistan scribes
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 26. Reversing India's long-standing policy of keeping Kashmir strictly off-limits for journalists from across the border, the United Progressive Alliance Government has issued visas for Jammu, Srinagar, Anantnag and Gulmarg to 18 ...

    I was ready to accept Sonia as Prime Minister: Pawar
    DAHANU (MAHARASHTRA), SEPT. 26. The Nationalist Congress president and Union Food and Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar, today said that he was ready to accept the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, as the Prime Minister. Launching his party's ...

    Foreign experts likely to withdraw from Plan panel groups
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 26. With the Left parties firm in their stand against the inclusion of representatives of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in the consultative groups of the Planning Commission, it seems that these representatives ...

    PM turns 73
    NEW YORK, SEPT. 26. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, turned 73 today and celebrated the occasion mid-air on way to Geneva by cutting a cake. — PTI

    Patil's counsel to Manipur protesters
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 26. After advising the naxalite-affected States to take the initiative for talks, the Centre today asked the agitating groups in Manipur to talk to the State Government first. "We have said we are willing to talk to them [the ...

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    Why the Australians dominate
    Cricket is a test of skills, but whether a side conquered the demon of self-doubt, or wilted under the pressure, was decided by factor X - the Strength of Mind. All things equal, it was the mind that provided the winning edge to a side. If a ...

    Issues will be taken to their logical conclusion: Azad
    LUCKNOW, SEPT. 26. The UPA Government would investigate scams that had allegedly taken place during the previous NDA regime, Union Urban Development Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said today. ``The issues that were raised in Parliament by the ...

    Ordinance planned for minority institutions
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 26. In a move to give a boost to minority education, the HRD Ministry is contemplating an ordinance to benefit the minority-run educational institutions. Ministry sources said the proposal would seek a special status for ...

    20 injured as train derails
    ALIBAUG (MAHA), SEPT. 26. At least 20 people, including two railway drivers and five women, were injured when ten coaches of the Ernakulam-Okha Express derailed following soil slippage due to heavy rains between Karanjwadi and Diwankhavti ...

    `No place for mercy killing in Qatar'
    DUBAI, SEPT. 26. A 17-year-old girl from Kerala, accused of killing her mother in Qatar five months ago, is likely to escape death penalty but will face life imprisonment if found guilty by the Shariah court. The death sentence is given only ...

    A low-key fete for the Taj
    NEW DELHI, SEPT. 26. The 350th anniversary of the Taj Mahal will be celebrated on Monday — though historians cannot agree on the precise age of the monument. Fears of damage to the enormous white marble structure have dampened plans to mark ...

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