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    Circumstances not ripe for signing NPT: Manmohan
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 7. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said today that the circumstances were "not ripe" for India to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) "right now". Dr. Singh, however, said that India was voluntarily fulfilling the ...

    Election Commission pulls up Centre
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 7. The Election Commission today pulled up the Centre for announcing on September 29 its decision to constitute the National Commission for the Welfare of the Socially and Economically Backward Sections among religious and ...

    Justice Saharya resigns
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 7. Citing "personal reasons", the Chairman of the Central Review Committee on POTA, Justice A.B. Saharya, has resigned from the panel. This despite the fact that the Centre while repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act extended ...

    Polling peaceful in Arunachal
    ITANAGAR, OCT. 7.Arunachal Pradesh today witnessed peaceful polling. Over 60 per cent voter turnout was registered amid a massive security blanket. — UNI ...

    Rockets hit hotel
    BAGHDAD, OCT. 7.Two rockets hit a downtown Baghdad hotel housing foreigners and journalists today. The rockets struck the Sheraton hotel, shattering windows. — AP ...

    Literature Nobel for Jelinek
    STOCKHOLM, OCT. 7.Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy said today. Her works feature themes of feminist struggle. — AP ...

    Five killed, lakhs marooned as rains lash Bengal
    KOLKATA, OCT. 7. At least five persons were killed and over 10 lakhs marooned as torrential rains accompanied by gusty squalls lashed the southern districts of West Bengal. Normal life in Kolkata came to a stand still as the city experienced ...

    Order reserved in Telgi case
    MUMBAI, OCT. 7.The Bombay High Court has reserved its order until October 12 on a CBI plea, seeking permission to record the sample voice of six accused, including the suspected kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi, in the fake stamp paper scam. After the ...

    Taj Mahal: SC defers permission
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 7.The Supreme Court today deferred permission for night viewing of the Taj Mahal. It sought a full proposal withdetails of the mode of implementation of the security and environment strategy. — PTI ...

    Airlines plan fare hike
    NEW DELHI, OCT. 7. Domestic air travel is all set to become costlier from next week. All major public sector and private air carriers are considering a 10 per cent across-the-board increase in domestic air fares from October 14. While the ...

    Oil prices cross $52
    LONDON, OCT. 7.Oil prices broke into fresh record territory above $52 on Thursday. This followed heightened concerns that supplies will prove inadequate during the winter. — Reuters ...

    39 dead in Pak blast
    ISLAMABAD, OCT. 7.A bomb blast ripped through a procession of the banned Sunni outfit, Sipha-e-Sehba, today, killing at least 40 persons and injuring 100 in Pakistan's city of Multan. — PTI ...

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